Over the years, Detroit garage band The Dirtbombs visited PBS not once, not twice, but three times. They recorded their first Studio 5 Live session in 2002 by which time they had already firmly cemented themselves as a seminal punk institution in Detroit and beyond. The band was founded by Mick Collins, a former member of The Gories, and became a home to many Detroit musicians, both in the studio and on the road. They drew inspiration from such bands as Death, and toured with the likes of The White Stripes. The noughties saw them touring extensively around North America, Europe and Australia.



They returned to Melbourne in 2004 and once more in 2008, recording their third Studio 5 Live session ahead of their memorable performance at Golden Plains in that year. 

When it comes to PBS live sessions then, The Dirtbombs sit in a special category. We wanted to revisit all three sessions to give you a few snapshots of our history with the band and to showcase the way in which the band’s sound had evolved over the years. And whom better to curate this explosive experience for you than Ruari Currin! 

Tune in to Fang It! on Thursday June 18 from 5pm to hear The Dirtbombs Studio 5 Live Rewind. Proudly supported by Mountain Goat.