John Dwyer (musician)

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John Dwyer
John Dwyer Musician Oh Sees.jpg
Background information
Also known asDamaged Bug
Born (1974-10-03) October 3, 1974 (age 45)
OriginProvidence, Rhode Island, United States
GenresGarage rock, punk rock, noise rock, psychedelic rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion, keyboards, flute, clarinet, trumpet, cello
Years active1997–present
LabelsCastle Face Records, In The Red Records, Load Records, Narnack Records
Associated actsThee 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, Bent Arcana

John Dwyer (born October 3, 1974)[1] is an American multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, visual artist 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 22 studio albums. In addition to his work with Thee Oh Sees, Dwyer records solo material under the name "Damaged Bug", and is 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]


Studio albums[edit]

With Coachwhips[edit]

  • Hands On The Controls (2002)
  • Get Yer Body Next Ta Mine (2002)
  • Bangers Versus Fuckers (2003)
  • Peanut Butter And Jelly Live At The Ginger Minge (2005)
  • Double Death (2006)

With Pink And Brown[edit]

  • Final Foods (2001)
  • Pink And Brown/Death Drug Split 12 inch (2002)
  • Shame Fantasy II (2003)

With Thee Oh Sees[edit]


As The Oh Sees

As Thee Oh Sees

As Oh Sees

As Osees

As Damaged Bug[edit]

  • Hubba Bubba (2014)
  • Cold Hot Plumbs (2015)
  • The Tarot of Personal Experience (2016)
  • Bunker Funk (2017)
  • Bug On Yonkers (2020)


  1. ^ "He'll Be a Really Cool Old Man - Bumbershoot Guide". The Stranger. August 31, 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 23, 2009. Retrieved November 18, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "ANPQuarterly Vol 2 / No 7 by RVCA". Retrieved July 12, 2015.

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