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WHEELING WINE AND WHISKEY celebrates their 200th episode

Wheeling WIne and Whiskey Podcast - DIRTBAG Clothing

The WHEELING WINE AND WHISKEY podcast reeled in a huge guest for this epic 200th episode. It’s a true milestone in the podcast’s history and one for the record books. IAN JOHNSON-- host of many different television and youtube shows about offroading and fabrication, joins the boys on the show. Ian trekked up to Upper Hammertown Heights to visit the WWW camp and partake in a selection of fine whiskeys and bourbons while recording.

Great conversation with numerous rabbit trails that resulted in great stories and KOH insider knowledge bombs. The time flew by and we felt like a bunch of old friends after a short while. You don’t want to miss this incredible visit with Ian. So, grab your favorite beverage and hang on tight! Cheers!!!



Wheeling Wine and Whiskey epiosde 200 with IAN JOHNSON - DIRTBAG Clothing


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What #HAPPENS in Vegas.. 2022 Edition

What #HAPPENS in Vegas.. 2022 Edition

Last week, we had the honor and pleasure of attending the 2022 MEDIABASE #HAPPENS Radio Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

#HAPPENS is a rock and alternative curated new music experience. The event once again will bring together the best radio programmers, label and streaming executives, culture-tastemakers, artists and brands, inspiring new ideas in the ever-evolving music community. 

This was our eighth year in attendance, and one of their best events yet.. We spent the week networking and standing shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the biggest names in radio, label reps, promoters, rockstars, master distillers, and several other DIRTBAGS. Rock n' roll was had by all.

#HAPPENS 2022 Dirtbag Clothing

Opening night brought us all together again for a welcome party at the Backstage Bar & Billiards / Fremont Country Club. It was so good to see all of those familiar faces in the same room again, after 2 years of no rock n' roll. We picked up right where we left off in #HAPPENS 2020.. our last hoorah before COVID, and our first hoorah after it. The showcase was opened by Giovannie & the Hired Guns, and went on to feature Spirit of the Bear, Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle), and Our Lady Peace. Then some folks went straight to bed, and others overdid it on the first night like we always do :)... 

Billy Howerdel at #HAPPENS 2022

Breakfast was served at 10AM sharp, and the crowd sluggishly filled the seats of the convention hall. We got a sneak peak at new music videos from MESSER and Capital Theatre, and then listened to an engaging panel from Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace) and Elliott Wood (94.5 The Buzz) about NFTs and their emergence in the music industry. The next panel, headed by Alissa Pollack (iHeartMedia) discussed DATA, and the ever-changing, ever-confusing metrics that go along with radio and streaming. We then boarded the tour bus and rolled over to Rockstar Bar for a Metallica whiskey tasting party. The band couldn't make it, but we got to meet and chat with master distiller, Rob Dietrich, while drinking unlimited amounts of his delicious whiskey. We were then blessed in our earholes with live showcase performances by Kaleidoscope Kid, Almost Monday, Whole Damn Mess, and Dorothy. We boarded up the tour bus again and headed over to House of Blues at Mandalay Bay for a VIP lounge party, with performances by The Warning, Mammoth (Wolfgang Van Halen), and Dirty Honey. Again-- bed for some, and bad decisions for others.

Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace) #HAPPENS 2022Attendee Tour Bus #HAPPENS 2022

Metallica's BLACKENED Whiskey #HAPPENS 2022THE WARNING performing live #HAPPENS 2022 House of Blues, Vegas

The next day, 10AM came way too quickly for most. Breakfast saved our lives again, while we enjoyed video previews and premieres from Deepfall, The Black Moods, Concord Music Group (Korn, Ghost, The Offspring, The Pretty Reckless), Fame on Fire, Epitaph Records (Falling in Reverse, Parkway Drive, The Interrupters), Yelawolf, Sumerian Records (Black Veil Brides, Nita Strauss), and Shinedown. Then The Black Moods played us a few acoustic jams while we all woke/sobered up. Jason Flom (Wrongful Conviction Podcast) led a panel on justice for wrongfully convicted people, and Danny Wimmer (Danny Wimmer Presents) led a panel on live performances, radio and revenue, and getting back face-to-face again for concerts and festivals. To close out the week, the tour bus brought us over to The Barbershop Cocktails and Cuts for a special event sponsored by Edgeout Records with performances by ASHBA, Bluphoria, and STRATEJACKET.

STRATEJACKET performs at #HAPPENS 2022

As usual, it was a hell of a week in Las Vegas, and we can't wait to go back. The best parts about this #HAPPENS event are seeing new bands break, chatting with all of the faces, and seeing the intersection of art and business clash in the most beautiful of ways. Vegas, we love you.

DIRTBAG Crew at #HAPPENS 2022 see all the pictures from the week, check out THIS LINK

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LISTEN HERE: Dirtbag John visits the DUMB AND DUMBEST Podcast

LISTEN HERE: Dirtbag John visits the DUMB AND DUMBEST Podcast

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #254: Authenticity with Dirtbag John

Being authentic in all of your dealings helps you make real connections with fans and partners that last a lifetime. Dumb and Dumbest #254 is streaming now and it’s all about Authenticity with Dirtbag John of Dirtbag Clothing.

Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below:

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Matt Bacon on Twitter

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Dirtbag John talks DIRTBAG lifestyle with the C-Life Podcast.

Dirtbag John talks DIRTBAG lifestyle with the C-Life Podcast.

From Stark Headquarters, in Irvine, California, in the heart of Orange County, brings you Episode 20 of The C-Life: More Than Apparel, It's a Lifestyle: CEO of Dirtbag Clothing, John Alves. In this episode, Tyler Mounce and Todd Vande Hei sit down with John Alves and find out how he went from being passionate about film to passionate about clothing. Being a "Dirtbag" is a compliment; a Dirtbag is someone who is passionate about what they do, whether it be business, or in this case, rock and roll. Find out how John grew the business to what it is today, and what it means to be a Dirtbag!

Check out the full interview below:

DIRTBAG JOHN tells all on TALK TOOMEY Podcast

DIRTBAG JOHN tells all on TALK TOOMEY Podcast

Dirtbag's founder and CEO, John Alves recently had a long chat with Joshua Toomey (former bassist of Primer55, industry veteran and kick-ass podcast host). TALK TOOMEY has interviewed many rock and roll greats, so this was a particularly rad opportunity and conversation. They discuss DIRTBAG past present and future, John's relationship to Dimebag Darrell and DIME HARDWARE, saying FU to corporate and PC culture, and doing things the DIRTBAG way.

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