Dirty Rotten Imbeciles

Dirty Rotten Imbeciles

Pears, Kaustik, Cremains, 3:33

Wed, September 19, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

HOLY SHIT!! We're stoked as hell that the godfathers of crossover, the DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES are returning to Strange Matter for round #2 with a completely stacked bill. D.R.I. needs no introduction, since the early 80s they've been relentlessly pulverizing the genre and showing no signs of stopping almost 40 years later! They'll be joined by one of Louisiana's finest punk bands, Fat Wreck Chords rulers PEARS who are one of the funnest live bands in the genre and are actually here on an off date with the mighty Descendents! DRI will be touring with Los Angeles' KAUSTIK who feature the frontman of Death By Stereo, played Knotfest and are taking the west coast by storm! Locally we've confirmed the crossover-metal of CREMAINS and will be adding one more band (likely from the punk realm) very soon.

Dirty Rotten Imbeciles
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles is a hardcore/punk/thrash metal band. Frequently credited as the abbreviated D.R.I. Although they began in Houston, TX, in 1982, the band relocated to San Francisco, CA, in 1983 and are generally associated with both cities. Today, the band members are spread out across the country.

D.R.I. is led by founding members Kurt Brecht (vocals) and Spike Cassidy (guitar). The band's name was taken from one of the insults that Brecht's father hurled at the group, who practiced at the Brecht family home, when they first started playing together. In the beginning, D.R.I. was a hardcore punk band and was reknowned for their extremely short and fast songs (their debut EP featured 22 songs in 18 minutes). By the mid-1980s, the band was one of the first to mix hardcore punk and thrash metal, which would be come known as the "crossover" sound.

After the release of their last studio album to date ("Full Speed Ahead" in 1995), D.R.I. continued touring regularly, and went on hiatus on and off, in over the next 20 years. The band did not record any new music until releasing the EP "But Wait... There's More!" in 2016.
Pears
Pears
PEARS are a hardcore punk band from New Orleans. It was formed in 2014 by Zach Quinn, Brian Pretus and Alex Talbot of The Lollies (3) and John Bourgeois of Dead Legends
In January 2015, Jarret Nathan replaced Bourgeois on the drums. In December of the same year, John Komar replaced Talbot on bass.
Kaustik
Kaustik
Kaustik is a heavy metal band from Southern California generating exceedingly heavy, hook filled music influenced by numerous genres including: classical music, classic rock, jazz, punk, almost every metal sub-genre old to new, and even rap. This amalgamation of diverse ideas gives them a fresh, unique sound to be enjoyed by music fans from all walks of life.

Kaustik has released a self-titled album in 2011, and an EP, entitled "Forged in the Bones of Our Freedom", in 2014. October 2016 will see a tour with thrash legends D.R.I., accompanied by the release of their politically fueled compilation EP, “Fuck Politics” on Black Voodoo Records, which will include music from both previous releases as well as two songs from their upcoming full length slated to be out in the spring of 2017.

Kaustik has played countless shows touring the country, most notably the southwest, performed at major music festivals such as Mayhem and Knotfest, and has shared the stage with some of music's most legendary artists such as: Judas Priest, Rob Zombie, Korn, Nile, Twisted Sister, Gwar, and many more. Kaustik is now a prominent band who metal fans are talking about, are excited to see, and are anxious to hear what’s next.
Cremains
Cremains
Venue Information:
Strange Matter
929 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://strangematterrva.com/