Don Bauder 4:30 p.m., Dec. 9
Sound description: Vegitation
RIYL: The Gizzards, Vegitation, Battalion of Saints, Homeless Sexuals, Behind the Wagon, Castoff
Upcoming Local Shows
- House of Blues — Friday, January 3, 7:30pm
- "Drunk 'n' Pukin'" · March 2, 2006
- "Punk Marketing Tactic" · Dec. 22, 2005
Inception: San Diego, 2002
Influences: Fear, Black Flag, Social Distortion, Bad Religion, JFA, Battalion of Saints, DeCry, Dr. Know. the Ramones, the Clash, the Sex Pistols
D.P.I. (Drunkin’ Punkin’ Idiots) are based in Ocean Beach. “D.P.I. started in April of 2002,” says bassist James Herrault. “I was the manager at a skate surf shop in O.B. called Pride. Our lead singer worked there, and all we listened to was late-1970s and early-1980s punk. One day he says to me, ‘I’m starting a punk band!’ I said I used to play bass when I was 12.”
“We went over there and wrote our first two songs...I couldn’t play bass worth shit. The drumming and singing was carrying us along. But we still didn’t have a guitar player...the first shows were house parties and, if you were fortunate to be there, you saw some insane shit. Absolutely packed like sardines and D.P.I. girls almost naked, dancing around like psycho go-go dancers while the pit was cranking.” The band includes singer/guitarist Joshy Watrel, of the now-defunct local band the Wastrels.
Their full-length Smashed was released in October 2012, followed by another album in late 2013.