Posted in metal | music | pictures | tour dates on February 18, 2011

photos by Tim Griffin, words by BBG

D.R.I.

Nearing 30 years in the industry, D.R.I. took the stage shortly before midnight and played till 1:37 a.m., setting off a flurry of bodysurfing from the pent-up teenage-and 20-somethings in the crowd seconds before the first song even began... No matter the viewing point, songs such as "The Application" and "Slumlord" were enjoyed by the youngsters with a fury of moshing angst, and by the older crowd with relaxed appreciation. After original singer Kurt Brecht pointed out that D.R.I. played its first show in 1982, he and original guitarist Spike Cassidy, longtime drummer Rob Rampy and bassist Harald Oimoen also delivered the goods on "Suit and Tie Guy" and closers "The Five-Year Plan" and "Violent Pacification" -[Examiner]
That review comes from D.R.I.'s San Antonio date at White Rabbit, the day after they got all romantic with an Austin crowd at Emo's (on 2/14 aka Valentine's Day). With the lights dimmed and turned red, the Austin crowd swayed to the sexy sounds of the Houston crossover legends alongside Death Angel, Lazarus A.D. & Bonded By Blood, and with Before Dishonor & Southern Front adding a little hometown sensuality.

Austin & San Antonio were rare dates that converged two tours, D.R.I. and Death Angel/Lazarus A.D./Bonded By Blood. The D.R.I. tour continues on and the band will play Starland Ballroom on 2/27 with Mucky Pup before looping back afer European and South American tours to play Gramercy on 5/13 with Apathy & Horrifier. Death Angel's tour does not include an NYC date, but it does include a show at Scion Rock Fest (no BbB or LAD).

All tour dates and more pictures from Austin are below.

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DRI - 2011 TOUR DATES
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
03.04.11 ROTTERDAM, NL - DE BAROEG
03.05.11 SNEEK, NL - HET BOLWERK
03.06.11 ANTWERP, BE - TRIX
03.07.11 OFF
03.08.11 DURANGO, ES - PLATERUENA
03.09.11 VIGO, ES - SALA MONDO
03.10.11 OPORTO, PT - HARD CLUB
03.11.11 LISBON, PT - CINE TEATRO DU CORROIOS
03.12.11 MADRID, ES - SALA LIVE
03.13.11 BADALONA, ES - ESTRAPERIO CLUB
03.14.11 ISTANBUL, TR - OLDSCHOOL
03.15.11 SOFIA, BG - THE BOX
03.16.11 THESSALONIKI, GR - PRINCIPAL CLUB
03.17.11 ATHENS, GR - KYTTARO CLUB
03.18.11 BOCHUM, DE - ZWISCHENFALL
03.19.11 HAMBURG, DE - HEADCRASH
03.20.11 EINDHOVEN, NL - DYNAMO
04.14.11 RIO, BR - TEATRO ODISSEIA
04.15.11 RECIFE, BR - ABRIL PRO ROCK FESTIVAL
04.16.11 BRASILLIA, BR - ARENA
04.17.11 SAO PAULO, BR - CARLOCA
05.04.11 FLAGSTAFF, AZ - ORPHEUM THEATER
05.05.11 LAS VEGAS, NV - AREA 702 SKATEPARK
05.06.11 ANAHEIM, CA - CHAIN REACTION
05.07.11 TEMPE, AZ - CLUBHOUSE
05.08.11 TUSCON, AZ - CLUB DV8
05.09.11 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - BLACK SHEEP
05.10.11 FT. COLLINS, CO - AGGIE THEATRE
05.12.11 BUFFALO, NY - BROADWAY JOES
05.13.11 MANHATTEN, NY - GRAMERCY THEATRE
05.14.11 TRENTON, NJ - CHAMPIONSHIP BAR & GRILL
05.20.11 CHARLOTTE, NC - THE CASBAH
05.21.11 ATLANTA, GA - THE MASQUERADE
05.22.11 ST. LOUIS, MO - THE FIREBIRD
05.23.11 WICHITA, KS - THE OZ CAFE
05.24.11 KANSAS CITY, MO - RECORD BAR

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DEATH ANGEL - 2011 TOUR DATES
Feb 18 CLUB DV8 Tucson, AZ
Feb 19 Zia Records In-Store Autograph Signing Tempe, AZ
Feb 19 Clubhouse Music Venue Tempe, AZ
Feb 20 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
Feb 21 Cheyenne Saloon Las Vegas, NV
Feb 22 Key Club West Hollywood, California
Feb 23 Brick By Brick San Diego, California
Feb 24 The Boardwalk Orangevale, CA
Feb 25 Lost On Main Chico, CA
Feb 26 Slim's San Francisco, CA
Mar 5 TBD Pomona, CA
Mar 13 Durer kert Budapest, HU
Mar 15 GAMBRINUS CLUJ NAPOCA, ROMANIA
Mar 16 Silverchurch Bucarest, ROMANIA
Mar 17 Blue Box Hall Sofia, Bulgaria, BG
Mar 18 Oldschool Istanbul, TURKEY
Mar 19 8BALL CLUB THESSALONIKI, GR
Mar 20 7 Sins Athens, GREECE
Mar 22 Cinemas Sloga Sarajevo, BiH, SERBIA
Mar 23 Mochvara Zagreb, Croatia, CROATIA (local name: Hrvatska)

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Comments (10)

Death Angel still rules live..catch them if they come around..!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2011 2:00 PM

awesome...nice pics and i love the fact that DRI tours harder than bands half their age! fuck yeah

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2011 2:13 PM

it's great, too, that death angel is still phillipino after all these years!

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2011 3:12 PM

*filipino

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2011 3:36 PM

3:36 - good catch!

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2011 4:19 PM

tube steak boogie

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2011 5:36 PM

Awesome. The bass player from D.R.I. has a Spinal Tap tattoo.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2011 10:27 PM

Whatsup cats? I've gotta say. I'm a little annoyed at the posts about shows happening outside our NY area. Isn't the whole idea of this blog to be supporting our local scene? True, I may be being too sensitive (sorta drunk) about this issue, but I see a trend starting to happen. That's just my two cents. Still love the Veg.

Cheers
Matt

Posted by Matt | February 18, 2011 11:55 PM

Death Angel was so great at Gramercy last year. It's a shame they don't do a headlining gig in NY.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2011 1:33 AM

new death angel is GOOD

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2011 1:34 AM

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