D.R.I. with special guests

Brick by Brick presents

D.R.I. with special guests

Deathwish, Steeltoe, Big Scary Robot, THE THRILL KILLERS

Fri · November 10, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$15 adv & $20 day of

This event is 21 and over

*Online sales end at 6PM day of show unless otherwise noted. After that, limited tickets will be available at the door.

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.
"Old school Speed Punk" aka motor-charge punk / signed to Beer-city skateboards and records for Lp/cd 3 record deal. Tape on Bezerker and OSD press .
Formed in the Summer of 2015 over the course of 6 weeks, bringing each of our own material to the floor, combining it all and making kick-ass music, we rocked our first show at Brick by Brick on August 19, 2015, opening for Fear Control, A Hero Within, and Malison.

The lyrical prose is supplied by Temo, the lead singer. The man has experienced things that would be the death of any ordinary man. Temo's message will open your eyes to what's really going on behind closed doors. He was there. He knows. That's why the FBI and CIA are tapping our phones. 🙁

The rest of us bring our talents to the table to ensure you get a kickass show. the sound is original, unique, and enlightening.
Big Scary Robot
Big Scary Robot
Formed in 2013 Big Scary Robot has a Hard Rock edge with a refined punk sound.
They pair nicely with just about everything. The trio cranks out songs with bright over-driven guitar, fast
up beat tempos, melodic verses and thoughtfully written tunes. All the guys are San Diego natives and
support the local music scene. Their first EP is due for release this coming year.
Bryan Kibbe: Drums
Ronnie Lee: Guitar / Vocals / Lead
Jake Schock: Bass / Vocals
The Thrill Killers was formed in late 2010 by former members of Flashburn Sam Illich, John Marlatt and Jimi Russell who is also a current member of Bag of Humans from Baltimore Maryland. Damian Arletto of Jane Likes Dick and Scott Reedy and Brian Roper both of Peace Corps fame, joined up merging the overwhelming power of each respective band into one... The Thrill Killers.
Venue Information:
Brick by Brick
1130 Buenos Ave
San Diego, CA, 92110