Monday, June 4, 2012

Been awhile but we are NOT dead yet!!!!!

Well, its been some time since anyone in the Dealers posted anything so I thought it is about due time. Only 2 members from the original lineup remain, Me (Mario Speedwagon) and guitarist Andy Savage. We have been on "Hiatus" for some time due to our inability to find a permanent drummer. The search still continues but until then we have been writing new material and polishing up older songs with the addition of our new Bass player, Dusty Baker, who hails from such local bands as The Tallest Buildings in Norway and SimonFerior. Now that I have access to the blog be sure to keep checking back for more details. Until then... Up the Punx!

Mario Speedwagon

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

NEWS... January 2011

by Sam Sinister

As you may or may not know, I recently left the band (you can read a little ore about that here).

Since I'm no longer in the band, whether the rest of the guys decide to go on with out me (which is my hope) or not, it wouldn't be right for me to keep posting here at the Dead City Dealers website. So, as a result, I'm moving all of my blogging over to, which will includes news on The Shit Parade radio program, rants (and any other kind of typical "blog" posts), news on any of my future musical endeavors, free music downloads, and event listings for any live gigs I set up in future. So feel free to subscribe, follow, or whatever you want to do to keep up with me.

It's been fun!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A message from vocalist Sam Sinister.

I'm done with being in a band. For now.

This is not a rash decision. I've been talking about leaving the band for well over a year now and going back and forth on what I actually want to do (or not do). I'm just bored and tired of the whole thing.

Everything involved with being in DCD has become all about obligations and expectations, both from within the band and people who like what we're doing and I've become alternately overwhelmed and annoyed more and more frequently as time goes on. It's just not fun anymore.

If Dead City Dealers goes on, it's gonna have to be without me. I'd still like to work with everyone in the band musically, but it's gonna have to be on a much more relaxed and non-serious manner. I know a lot of people have dreams and goals as far as what they're doing muscially, but that's just not me and it probably never will be.

I only want to play shows and write and record songs when it's convenient for me. Maybe that's selfish, but I can't force it. If I'm not happy with what I'm doing and just putting on a happy face, then that's bullshit. It's fake. I can't be fake. I have to be me. No matter what. I can't schedule my free time or take on responsibilities for other people anymore.

All I wanted from the beginning was to effortlessly write songs that were fun and simple. Songs that I would enjoy listening to if I weren't in the band. Not that that's not what we ended up with in DCD, but it always seems like there's this push to go outside of the realm of what I'm comfortable doing musically, effort-wise and time-wise, and how far I would want the band to go (which isn't very far at all, actually).

This is probably gonna read as being a little melodramatic, but that's really not what I'm trying to do. I'm just stating facts. And like I said before, this decision wasn't made lightly. Point blank: I just need a break.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Idiot Management Company

10/1/2010 7:39 PM
From: [XX Management]
To: Dead City Dealers (

Subject: Hey guys.


We work with the band [Xxxx Xx Xxxx!] signed to Facedown Records.

Saw you were friends with them.

We are accepting new band submission, so if you want to take your band to the next level, hit us up!


-[Xxxx Xxxxxxx]

10/2/2010 11:48 AM
From: Dead City Dealers (
To: [XX Management]

Subject: RE: Hey guys.

Are you gonna make us rich and famous?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

VIDEO: "This City's Dead" (Slideshow)

This is a music video slideshow I made, using pictures that my girlfriend, Rachel, took around New Castle, set to our song "This City's Dead." If you want to check out more of her stuff, visit her Facebook page or buy a few prints at her Etsy store.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Songfacts: "Horrible"

True story. This song was written by me one day after seeing a really awful band at The Sky Club in Masury, Ohio. A couple of friends and I went out of boredom to see a couple of bands that the flyer billed as "old school rock and roll" or something to that effect, which to me could mean anything from rockabilly to garage, bar rock or anything blues-based. These bands were none of the above.

(Well, alright - in all fairness, the second band might have been, but we didn't stick around to find out. The opener was THAT bad.)

I think the flyer even had a hot rod or something on it. So imagine my surprise when we sat down and waited for almost an hour, to eventually hear something I can only describe as slow-as-Moses, self-indulged "rock" music. Granted, I'd never heard of either band, and couldn't even tell you now what they were called, but I figured, "Hey! I like checking out bands I've never heard before, and this looks like something I might enjoy. We should go!". Little did I know, it was false advertising.

The only thing in the lyrics that's untrue is that the singer did not, in fact, look like Beaver Cleaver.