Vegas to host ever-changing SoCal melodic punk group

“Don’t think I’m gonna live too long / Just as long as I can sing this song,” D.I. frontman Casey Royer announced on the band’s “Living in the U.S.A.” nearly three decades ago.

Royer’s still here, and so is D.I. — barely, in both cases.

The SoCal melodic punk firebombs have had a turbulent career — they’ve had more different band members than they have songs — and so has Royer, who overdosed on heroin two years back.

But then again, that’s this band’s MO, fashioning bright sounds from the darkest of times.

Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at or 702-383-0476. Follow on Twitter @JasonBracelin.


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