John Dwyer (musician)

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John Dwyer
Also known as Damaged Bug
Born (1974-10-03) October 3, 1974 (age 41)
Origin Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Genres Garage rock, psychedelic rock, noise rock, punk rock, alternative rock, art punk, post-punk, experimental
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboards, flute
Years active 1997–present
Labels Castle Face Records, In The Red Records, Load Records, Narnack Records
Associated acts Thee Oh Sees, Coachwhips, The Hospitals, Pink and Brown, Landed, Yikes, Burmese, Dig That Body Up, It's Alive, Revenge SF, Sword and Sandals, Zeigenbock Kopf, The Drums

John Dwyer (born October 3, 1974)[1] is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and record label owner. He is best known as the founding member and primary songwriter of the garage rock band Thee Oh Sees, with whom he has recorded sixteen studio albums. In addition to his work with Thee Oh Sees, Dwyer records solo material under the name Damaged Bug, and is as a former member of the garage rock acts, Coachwhips, Pink and Brown and The Hospitals.

Dwyer is currently based in Los Angeles, California, although for much of his career he was based in San Francisco, California. Dwyer is originally from Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

He has been in and fronted several underground American bands since 1997.[2] In 2003, John Dwyer founded Castle Face Records with Brian Lee Hughes and Matt Jones.[3]


As Damaged Bug[edit]

  • Hubba Bubba (2014)
  • Cold Hot Plumbs (2015)


  1. ^ "He'll Be a Really Cool Old Man - Bumbershoot Guide". The Stranger. 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "ANPQuarterly Vol 2 / No 7 by RVCA". Retrieved 2015-07-12. 

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