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Kyra Kelly (vocals, teen appeal, high heels, harmless visual stimuli), John Fucking Raden (drums, backing vocals, divine intervention), "Top-shelf" Terry Travis (rhythm guitar, wizard magic, much-needed touch of class), Josh Britton, "M.D." (bass, backing vocals, caffeine, pretty rockin' stage moves), Zak Barr Johnson (lead guitar, vocals, money shots, cage fighting)
About the ArtistThe Dead Americans are a touring five-piece rock n' roll powerhouse based out of Eugene, Oregon. Featuring dual lead male/female vocals, they've developed their own X meets the Dandy Warhols/ Jefferson Airplane meets Nirvana alt. rock/post punk style. They've got shredding Hendrix-inspired guitars, the sass of Aerosmith, the stage presence of The Who, and the sex appeal of Marilyn Monroe. These guys have been around the block and bring their rock n' roll A-game every time. Self-made and self-managed, they write all their own music and produce their own recordings. Smart lyrics, great musicianship, eye candy on the stage. They've been described as a "Traveling Greek Festival of Music", as they entertain before and after shows. A true party on wheels, a breath of fresh air into the live music scene, and a top shelf act that can play all night.
The DAs require a stage large enough to accommodate a five-piece rock band and at least two 110-volt outlets. For a nominal fee, they can bring their own PA and sound tech. In-house stage lighting is preferred, but can be provided by the band as well at an additional cost.
The Dead Americans
by Agate Hall ShowThe Dead Americans are playing Big Brother-Big Sister to some young college bands tonight for what promises to be a wildly good time for anyone who wears comfortable shoes and is willing to use...
The Dead Americans, Alive On Stage
by The band's name is provocative, and the music is too, but not everything about the Dead Americans is as politically charged. Zak Johnson started the band four years ago while living out in the...
by GRRRLZ Rock showcaseWhen Cindy Ingram began booking bands, she wanted to use her position to promote female musicianship in Eugene. "It's very symbolic for a woman to be on stage," she says. "It takes a lot of...
God Bless the Freaks
by DAs on the scene in '08Eugene's own Dead Americans, those rock 'em, sock 'em (if by "'em" you mean "the man") rollers who grind, scream and harmonize with every ounce of their anti-establishment beings, all the while...
The Boy Who Shot Out the Sun
by DAs Register Guard ReviewThe Boy Who Shot Out the SunThe Dead Americans(Self-produced, recorded by Brad Erichsen at Harmony Studios in Eugene)Fans of the rock, punk and psychedelic Dead Americans had been waiting for a...