The DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES' history begins on May 2, 1982 around 4:00pm, in the city of Houston, TX. It was on this day that the musically aggressive quartet we now know as D.R.I. made their first Dirty Rotten noise and called it a song. Back then it was Spike Cassidy (guitar), Kurt Brecht (vocals), Eric Brecht (drums), and Dennis Johnson (bass).

The group started practicing at Kurt and Eric's parents home, where the brothers lived amongst the "Madman" (their father). They practiced a few nights a week around 5:00pm, just as the "Madman" would be on his way home from a hard day at work. He would open his front door only to be blasted with 120db of the band's horrendous attempt to make music. The "Madman" would then pound on their jam room door until he was let in so that in turn, he could throw them out of his house calling them such things as "... you bunch of dirty rotten imbeciles". This is how D.R.I. got their name.

Two months later, on July 2, 1982, the band played their first show at Joe Star's OMNI, in Houston.

On November 6th & 7th of 1982 D.R.I. recorded their first release, the Dirty Rotten EP, stuffing 22 songs into 18 minutes on a 7" EP that played at 33 rpm's. Only 1000 copies of this EP version were pressed, making it now a very rare collector's item. Demand caused this EP to be pressed into a 12" LP version, released in 1983, appropriately called Dirty Rotten LP. Leaving the underground music scene thriving for more, Dirty Rotten LP became a major success and also an inspiration for many new bands at the time. Soon after, D.R.I. was labeled the fastest band in the world.

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.

Fury Within

Fury Within, formed in February of 2006, A band from Hackettstown, New Jersey. All band members that have been long time friends coming together from various local bands. Forming one band with a style integrating each member’s separate style into one solid machine.

“Punk, Hardcore/Punk from Warren County NJ 5 Members all original music with influences ranging from everything from classical to heavy metal. Bringing a transfusion of old school punk with a hardcore kick over toned with a blues tinge.” … “America’s Top Bands.com”

The Donner Party

Celebrating the raucous days of the 1980's crossover thrash metal scene, The Donner Party serves up a high speed, circle pit inciting facsimile for a whole new generation of metal maniacs. Formed in the toxic wasteland of Bloomfield, New Jersey in 2009, the band quickly gained a name in the thrash metal community with the release of their self-financed debut E.P. "The Spawning". It’s a seven song sonic blast of lightning fast riffs and head bashing breakdowns that was glowingly embraced by both critics and fans alike. With their lyrical content divided between socially aware, politically charged vituperation and gore-drenched, splatter movie inspired vignettes, The Donner Party has drawn comparison to such acts as Nuclear Assault, Sacred Reich, Sodom, & Municipal Waste. The band has successfully taken their live act all across the tri-state area, including a slot opening for crossover legends D.R.I. They've circulated thousands of copies of their E.P. to hungry metal fans all over the world; both in-person at live shows and through free downloads on popular social networking sites. Currently hard at work prepping new material, the boys are poised to unleash the next chapter of their legacy and inevitably focus their targets on global domination.

Deathrash

Speed/thrash metal band from Highland Lakes, New Jersey, USA formed in 1985.
Active: 1985-1987, 2005-present.

Current lineup:
Pat Burns: Bass
Marc Grossman: Drums
Tim Scherer: Guitars
Pat Nemeth: Guitars
John Scherer: Vocals

Past members:
Rich McGahan: Drums
Tony Scaglione: Drums
Peter Pollack: Drums

This powerhouse metal band trio from New Jersey is comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Mike LaMastro, bassist Eric Mangual and drummer Bob Mangual. They have been friends for over twenty years and have translated their life experiences through their music. Where did the name NUSE come from? Eric said, “We’ve 'hung' around with each other for so long that NOOSE just fit.” Mike added, the naming process took so long (there were 5 members in the band at the time) there was 'No Use' in in trying to make everyone agree on the name...hence, Noose officially became NUSE in 1993.

South Class Veterans

SOUTH CLASS VETERANS IS AN OI BAND FORMED BY MEMBERS OF BANDS LIKE ONE4ONE . THEIR DEBUT SEVEN VINYL WAS MADE BY SKINCOLLECTOR RECORDS FROM BRAZIL... SUPPORT YOUR SCENE, SUPPORT THE BAND AND LABEL.

$25.00

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$5 Food & Beverage minimum collected in cash at door for all guests under the age of 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant.

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