The Best St. Louis Metal Shows in February

Categories: Metal

D.R.I. - February 20 @ the Firebird
D.R.I. with ThorHammer, The Basement at the Firebird February 20
7:30 p.m. / $15
Who says you can't be a snot-nosed punk all the way into your fifties? D.R.I. (short for Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, for all you posers out there) is hard evidence that there is no time limit on playing with raw attitude, aggression, and intensity. The band has been going strong since 1982 and in that time has had an undeniably huge influence on what we've come to know as punk, hardcore, and metal alike.

D.R.I. hasn't released a new album since 1995 and I believe it's because, frankly, with the arsenal of songs the band has already got it doesn't have to. But the good news for old school fans is that means there's no chance of having to wait through song after song of new material before digging into the classics. Bust out the Bermuda shorts, flip your hat backwards, and get ready to party like it's 1989. Also taking a shot every time you see someone in a jean vest would be a really good drinking game to end up in the hospital from. Circle pit!!

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