As music evolved throughout the 1980s and 1990s, so did OZ. Although the club names changed, Dem continued to introduce and promote cutting-edge bands like Breaking Circus and Green.
Bands like The Strokes, The White Stripes, The Hives, and The Libertines proved that people wanted to hear more than just formula. The "the bands" kicked down doors once again. A DIY insurgency now includes many types of music and a diversity of musicians in a growing movement not seen since the early days of punk.