Legendary '80s California punkers D.I. make a rare local appearance this evening at the Lakewood Bar and Grill.
Although lead shouter Casey Royer is the lone original member of D.I., the band's sound hasn't changed all that much from the froth and snarl approach first introduced on Ancient Artifacts, the band's 1985 debut.
D.I.'s sophomore effort, Horse Bites Dog Cries, is considered by many to be the band's best effort as it contains such classic punk fare as "Johnny's Got a Problem," "Hang Ten in East Berlin" and "Youth in Asia." Although Royer got his start playing drums in legendary Orange Country bands Social Distortion and the Adolescents, his rambunctious vocalizing for D.I. is certainly what continues to be one of the band's chief appeals.
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Even in this heat, those who show up without the requisite amount of leather should be prepared for mockery.