"One of the Best New Bands of 2010."
That's what Rolling Stone said a year ago about the Dirty Heads.
The band, which has actually been around in various forms since 1996, sums itself up in an official bio: "Rooted in the Orange County community of Huntington Beach, the Dirty Heads emerged onto the Southern California music scene with their unique signature blend of acoustic infused hip-hop and classic reggae, creating the perfect soundtrack to an upbeat, sun-soaked California."
Along with Avenged Sevenfold, the Dirty Heads have helped put focus on Huntington as a musical mecca, and lead singer Jared Watson likes that his band is now often spoken about in the same sentence with his Surf City brethren.
"We went to Marina High, they went to Huntington, but we knew each other well growing up," Watson said. "They're awesome guys. In fact, my best friend growing up was Jimmy Sullivan."