Helen Villines 12:30 p.m., Dec. 12
Dead as Dillinger
Sound description: Cool music that doesn't stay in the box. In fact, it sets the box on fire and uses it to light a cigar.
RIYL: Social Distortion, Bad Religion, TSOL, the Ramones, Johnny Cash, Deadbolt, Agent Orange, Horton Heat, the Stray Cats
Upcoming Local Shows
- As I Hear It · July 29, 2009
Inception: San Diego, 2003
Ex-Band Members: Mike Garritson, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals
Influences: Johnny Cash, Reverend Horton Heat, the Clash, the Ramones, the Smithereens, Voivod, Rush, TSOL
Dead as Dillinger was formed in 2003 by longtime locals Adrian Byers (Leadfoot, Knuckle Busters) on lead guitar, Matt Novack (Barefoot Hockey Goalie) on drums, and guitarist/singer Mike Garritson.
Vocalist and bass player Roman Terenzini, in his signature black suit, is a transplant to San Diego from the D.C. area, where he played in the Plastic Toys. Guitarist/singer Luke Boole, who replaced Mike Garritson, is Santa Cruz native and surfer.
Dead as Dillinger plays an all-original lineup that spans several genres from rock to punk to alternative to psychobilly.