The Dirty Hooks is a Indie/Garage/Blues/Rock trio based out of Las Vegas, NV. Using gritty and memorable guitar licks, shared male/female lead vocal harmonies, and poignant, clever lyrics, this band stands apart from other bands in their genre.
“Goddamn thats some kick-ass rock n roll!” –
Deanna Rilling, Vegas Seven Magazine.
“I’ve been snagged, tagged and bagged by the best new Vegas band Ive heard in years”… – Jarret Keene, Vegas Seven Magazine
“Dig the hard swingin’ electric sizzle of Vegas’ the Dirty Hooks…” – Jason Bracelin, Las Vegas Review Journal
“…tough cuss in a way that feels both bare-knuckled and remarkably erotic. You know, sex rock.” – Max Plenke CityLife Magazine
“Finally Las Vegas has produced a great band.” – Mark Timoney, MRU Magazine
The Dirty Hooks is an Indie/Blues/Garage Rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in June 2010. The band features vocalist/bass guitarist Bobby McCall, guitarist Anthony Ratto and drummer/vocalist Jenine Cali.
Catchy guitar licks, heavy yet blues driven bass lines and complimentary drum beats and vocal harmonies bring it all together to explain the name taken on by the band The Dirty Hooks. Creating a sound influenced by bands in the genre of The Dead Weather, The Kills, The Raveonettes and The Beatles, this trio still manages to create their own sound.
Collectively, the band has played numerous shows locally, nationally and internationally, opening for such acts as Joan Jett, The Killers, Taproot, Soul Asylum, Angels and Airwaves and playing on stages at South By Southwest and Warped Tour. All three members have left their mark as seasoned veterans in the Las Vegas local scene and will continue to do so with their first full length album “Electric Grit” which was released May 2012.
One of 5 Vegas bands selected for Red Bull Sound Select / Voted Best Local Album 2012 by Seven Magazine / One of 10 Vegas bands you need to hear now 2013 by Las Vegas Weekly Magazine / Played Neon Reverb Festival 2012 / Played the Life is Beautiful Festival 2013 / Opened for Youngblood Hawke at Life is Beautiful Line-up Announcement Party / Accepted to play the Vegas Music Summit 2013 / Headlined at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Summer Series 2013 / Headlined Vegas Music Summit 2014 Showcase / Played Wine Amplified Festival 2014 opening for Blink 182, Violent Femmes, The Mowgli’s, Magic! / Played Neon Reverb Festival 2016 w/ Bleached
Bands we’ve played with: Blink 182, Violent Femmes, Eagles of Death Metal, Youngblood Hawke, The Mowgli’s, Surfer Blood, Mike Watt and the Missingmen, Magic!, Smith Westerns, Wildcat! Wildcat!, The Kingston Springs, Stone Foxes, Big Talk, Bleached, Beware of Darkness.
Band Members: Jenine Cali (Drums/Vocals), Bobby McCall (Bass, Vocals), Anthony Ratto (Guitar/Keyboard)