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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. 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, and almost every metal sub-genre from old to new. 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. In October 2016 Kaustik toured with thrash legends D.R.I., accompanied by the release of their politically fueled compilation EP, “Fuck Politics, Listen to Kaustik” on Black Voodoo Records, which includes music from both previous releases as well as two songs from their new full length "In Bastards We Trust, released October 13, 2017, also on Black Voodoo Records. Kaustik will embark on two more U.S. tours with D.R.I. this fall and winter.

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, D.R.I., 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.

​ If you’ve got a fever to circle pit to some old school punk and rage to classic thrash metal, then Drunk in a Dumpster is your cure. Their blazing guitars, shout along choruses and maniacal rhythm section will have you stage diving off the couch well before the neighbors call the cops to haul you off to the drunk tank.

Since 2010, this Asheville, NC based five-piece has played dozens of gigs in basements, bars and brothels (basically anywhere with ice cold beer). Despite having one member who lives in Raleigh, NC and another in Charleston, SC, they’ve managed to stay sober long enough to write and record songs for their 2012 “Money $hot” LP and a 2016 split LP with Charlotte punkers No Anger Control. They’ve also appeared on a handful of compilations benefiting worthy causes like Food Not Bombs and the World Bat Sanctuary.

In an era when so many people seem to be fixated on shouting down those who disagree with them, Drunk in a Dumpster is taking a stand against this sobriety and advocating that we all lighten up and have a good time.