American Dinosaur - Jaxon's Local Shots Artist of the Month

American Dinosaur is a 5 piece stoner rock group out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rock is a label that seems to be thrown around rather loosely these days, but they are truly a Rock and Roll band. It's the kind of Rock and Roll that you have been searching for since the 70s: that well written, soul grabbing, face melting Rock and Roll with a new space age twist.

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Consummated in August of 2013, American Dinosaur spent their first year together recording their debut self-titled album American Dinosaur which was released in April of 2015 both digitally and physically. After the band became the winners of the 2nd Annual PHL Live Center Stage, put on by City Councilman David Oh, the band experienced great success and radio airplay. In February of 2016, the band began recording their follow-up EP entitled One For the Birds at MilkBoy Studios in Philadelphia with Tommy Joyner. The EP was released in October to great acclaim. Upon completion of the EP, the band decided to add a third guitarist, to add the studio elements to their live performance, as well as introduce more extensive harmonies.

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American Dinosaur has played with nationally touring acts such as Elle King, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, X-Ambassadors, The Unlikely Candidates and The Seratones; and in the best venues such as the TLA, The Trocadero, MilkBoy, Bourbon and Branch, as well as many venues in NYC, NJ, DE, and Baltimore/DC. When the band isn't playing, they're practicing. They attribute their success to practicing twice a week as well as gigging bi-weekly. These guys are an act to watch, with their new age take on that classic rock sound, incorporating sweet, sweet harmonies with killer riffs and intricate guitar solos, it is a combination that is truly hard to find these days.

The Classroom Sessions: American Dinosaur - Supernovas

American Dinosaur performing their song "Supernovas" for YCP Records Classroom Session. American Dinosaur is: D. Bryant Spitko John Callaghan John Welsh Lukas Gelleri Executive Producer: Stephen Reuther Producers: Stephen Reuther, Nathan Trump, Lauren Miller Audio: Dan Meyer, Ben Rush, Ryan Grasso, Adam Rawson Lighting: Stephen Foster, Nathan Trump Special Thanks to York College, Mass Communications Equipment Room, YCP Records General Staff, and American Dinosaur Copyright 2015.

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See the band LIVE on February 4th at Milkboy for their EP release show!

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