Founded in Seattle, WA by vocalist and songwriter John Maiello in 2013, Dead Bars had a very specific plan: play one show, record a demo, and tour only Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. After four years of playing more shows, releasing five 7-inches on three different labels in three different countries, and never touring outside the continental United States, they are releasing Dream Gig, their first album, produced by Eric Randall of TacocaT. Sometimes things don't always go as planned, and sometimes you don't get what you want. Keep on dreamin'.
"Like it or not, hardcore punk is now classic rock. So with John Maiello's jarring, gravel-gargling vocals and C.J. Frederick's full-throttle guitar, Dead Bars' debut carries a Rainier-scented whiff of nostalgia for more aggro, string-busting times." – City Arts Magazine
"If Bruce Springsteen took a wrong turn at the New Jersey Turnpike and ended up joining a gang of chain-smoking bikers, he might sound a little like Seattle's Dead Bars." – Seattle Weekly