Dirty Dan and the Basketball Boys

Get to know the b ball boys

Whether pondering the emotions of a radish or pleading with an unresponsive God, Dirty Dan & the Basketball Boys finds its comfort zone in the turbulent — often inconclusive — internal monologues we find ourselves in when we combine a quiet moment with just the right amount to drink.

Multi-instrumentalist band members meld DIY punk sensibilities (and merchandising) with more soulful, funk-filled musical strands. They’ve even been known to play the occasional proto-punk SpongeBob cover when the stars are right.

Based in Denton, TX (40 miles northwest of Dallas), the band consists of siblings Zach (Dirty Dan, himself), Jessa (Lady Wail), and Patrick Lussier (Chicken Patty), as well as found-family members Isaac Palermo (Little Italy), Rae Callies (The Bebop Botanist), and Dave Weaver (The Brass Lung).

Since forming in 2019, the band has played dozens of professional live shows across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, as well as a gig in Austin during SXSW.

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Press / Reviews

When do they start playing basketball?”

— Michael Jordan?

Best band in Denton”

— My Mom