DIG THE KID
ALTERNATIVE POP ROCK
When Dig the Kid sings about living life on the edge, this hard-rocking power trio knows what they’re talking about. Forming a little over three years ago, founder Lisa Mongelli (drums) hooked up with fellow Academy of Art University graduates Cory Todd (singer/guitarist), and Ian Lasater (bass). DTK built a following the old-fashioned way – through dynamic live performances and steady touring – when they were chosen to contribute the end title track to the recently released big budget remake of Katheryn Bigelow’s 1991 surf cult classic, Point Break.
The result, “Still Breathing,” was the centerpiece of the Alcon/Warner Bros. movie and soundtrack. The dynamic song itself mirrors the band’s gung-ho, one-for-all attitude, as expressed in original songs like their anthems “On a Mission” and “Bones.” These tracks offer a glimpse of their relentless, breakneck style - an amalgam of classic, alternative rock, grunge, Motown and reggae, with influences ranging from Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater, Tom Petty and the Beatles to Coldplay and the Hives while forging their own unique, crowd-pleasing identity.