Contact: Aidan Printy
Email: [email protected]
AKRON, OHIO – I am writing to bring your attention to the Kent, Ohio Punk band, Dead End Job.
Our understanding and re-visioning of the sound and ethics that were established by ‘90s
bands such as Screeching Weasel, Anti-Flag, and the Descendants have earned us a devoted
following that we are looking to expand. We have self-released two EPs so far but we are
ready to record more. We are searching for aid in distributing our music and exposing our
band to a wider audience.
Basic Info about Dead End Job:
-Danny Rickard- guitar/lead vocals
-Aidan Printy- bass/backing vocals
-Marc Blanc- drums
-Sounds like: Green Day, Descendents, Screeching Weasel, No-FX
-From Kent, OH
-Formed August 2011
-featured in the Colonel News Magazine, Akron Beacon Journal, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and several other large newspaper printings.
-Music played on PoDunk Internet Radio, “Slieone Radio Show, and “Keepin’It Radio, and Everything In Bewtween Radio.
-Songs featured on the iStore/Google Play store application Cannon.fm
-First band asked to record a song for independent film Special School (2014)
-Opened for Misfits in Cleveland, 11/1/12
-Dead End Job EP (self-released February 2012)
-Fast Track To Failure EP (self-released November 2012)
One of the best things about our band (next to our music) is the wonderful bond and closeness of the members. We are friends first, and band mates second not only leading to a strong and devoted group, but one with a unique style and aesthetic.
In 2010, 16-year-old choir member and amateur guitarist Danny Rickard decided
he was tired of admiring the likes of Billie Joe Armstrong and Justin Sane on a computer
screen. The time had come for him to start his own punk band. He spent most of his sophomore year taping “Musicians Wanted!” flyers to the walls of Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Akron suburb of Kent,
Ohio. The flyers went unanswered for six months, until the fed-up Danny asked his friend Aidan Printy to play bass for the unborn project, even though Aidan had never picked up a bass in his life. He
readily accepted the offer.
After a month, and the decision on a name, the two member Dead End Job sought out Marc Blanc, a 15-year-old drummer who they knew for being in the bands Apocaliptic DC and Quick Rip-Off where he developed a reputation for playing fast, hard, yet precise drums. The three teenagers made an instant connection, discussing the influence of Green Day’s “Dookie on their lives and the politics of Jello Biafra into the wee hours of many nights. Danny, Aidan, and Marc came together for the first time in Marc’s closet of a bedroom in August of 2011. Aidan had purchased a bass and Marc had replaced his dresser with his drum kit. The three played their first show four months later in Danny’s basement for five friends.
In their two years together, Dead End Job has self-released two EPs, been asked to a record a song for a feature film, played dozens of shows in the northeast Ohio area, opened for the Misfits, headlined an Amnesty International benefit concert, and have garnered a committed fanbase. But now they seek to go the next step, to reach a new level in their struggle to become the next big punk group.
Here is an short (incomplete) list of venues played by D.E.J.:
Annabell’s Bar and Lounge, Akron, OH
Iron Saddle Saloon, Akron, OH
Old Haunt’s Tavern, Akron, OH
Huntington Bank Stage, Kent, OH
The Vortex, Akron, OH (Northeast Ohio Music Fest)
Jupiter Studios, Alliance, OH
Barberton VFW, Barberton, OH
The Pirates Cove, Cleveland, OH
Aidan’s grad party, Bath, OH
The Backyards, Boardman, OH
Buzzbin Art & Music Shop, Canton, OH
House of Blues, Cleveland, OH (Cleveland Music Fest and Northeast Ohio Rock-Off)
Peabody’s Downunder, Cleveland, OH
Theodore Roosevelt High School, Kent, OH
Euro Gyro, Kent, OH
Danny’s basement, Kent, OH
Kent Stage, Kent OH
The First Christian Church, Ravenna, OH
Checkers N’ Trophies, Kent, OH
Lima High School, Lima, OH
JB’s Pub, Kent, OH
The Outpost, Kent, OH
Peabody’s Concert Club., Cleveland, OH
Home Savings Stage, Kent, OH
South Range High School, North Lima, OH
Newton Falls Community Center, Newton Falls, OH
The Lemon Grove, Youngstown, OH
Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] , facebook.com/deadendjobtheband or call me, Aidan Printy @ (330)554-1171