Weekly Band Profile: Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (D.R.I.)

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Name:  Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (D.R.I.)
From:  Huston, Texas
Web Site: http://www.dirtyrottenimbeciles.com/Lifespan: 1982-Current
Genre: Hardcore/Thrash
Best Release: Thrash Zone
Releases:
Albums:
Dirty Rotten LP
Dealing With It!
Crossover
4 of a Kind
Thrash Zone
Definition
Full Speed Ahead
Live Albums:
Live
Live at CBGB’s 1984
EP’s:
Violent Pacification
The Dirty Rotten Power
Info:
 
One of the first bands, if not the first to master the ‘Crossover’ genre in music. D.R.I. basically took elements of thrash and hardcore and made it all their own, here was a band that the metal and punk kids could enjoy together, and they did. D.R.I. released a good amount of albums and gained a foothold that wasn’t go be released on both the thrash and hardcore world. Like many bands of this type they’ve had their revolving door of members but they always seem to have a good core to the music. They haven’t released an album since 1995 but you can still catch these guys on tour.

D.R.I. Tour Dates

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01.14.11   SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SLIMS
01.15.11   HOLLYWOOD, CA – KEY CLUB
01.16.11   VENTURA, CA – VENTURA THEATRE

01.21.11   MAUI, HI – KEY CLUB
01.22.11   HONOLULU, HI – THE LOFT

01.27.11   GRAND RAPIDS, MI – INTERSECTION
01.28.11   FLINT, MI – MACHINE SHOP
01.29.11   MILWAUKEE, WI – RAVE
01.30.11   CHICAGO, IL – REGGIE ROCK CLUB
01.31.11   DES MOINES, IA – VAUDVILLE MEWS
02.01.11   SPRINGFIELD, MO – OUTLAND BALLROOM

02.12.11   CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – ZEROS
02.13.11   HOUSTON, TX – NUMBERS
02.14.11   AUSTIN, TX – EMOS
02.15.11   SAN ANTONIO, TX – WHITE RABBIT
02.16.11   OFF
02.17.11   AMARILLO, TX – WAR LEGION UNDERGROUND
02.18.11   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – CONSERVATORY
02.19.11   TULSA, OK – MARQUEE
02.20.11   DALLAS, TX – TREES

02.24.11   ROCHESTER, NY – MONTAGE MUSIC HALL
02.25.11   PROVIDENCE, RI – CLUB HELL
02.26.11   PHILADELPHIA, PA – TROCADERO
02.27.11   SAYREVILLE, NJ – STARLAND BALLROOM

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