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Rock Paper Dynamite / Press

“11 Nebraska Bands You Should Listen to Now”

“Omaha's Southern Grunge Comes to Sioux City”

“The Music of "Flyover Country" Concert Preview “Drinking Boots” is thematically ripe for kicking off a montage in which tension between a fraternal group of landscapers is eased by letting the liquor flow. Colliding pool balls crack and glasses clink. The grins before Russ and his coworker Frank down five shots and the wincing after each are carried by the song precisely about their excessive drinking after a hard day’s work in the heat. The lawn care jockeys are hellbound to Maloney’s Pub and then stroll away from it without paying their bartab. It’s worth note that a Rock Paper Dynamite song that never slips out of fifth gear when played live is more comfortable sitting under a scene when Joseph Janousek’s growling is not so dominant. Instead, his brother Andrew’s lead guitar prioritizes the song’s forward movement, shot-by-shot.”

“Lincoln Calling 2013 | Lineup Announcement One decade and counting. Lincoln Calling will turn 10 this year as more than 100 bands and DJs perform from Tuesday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 19. Downtown Lincoln will also feature a wider festival map with 10 venues including newcomers A Single Barrel, Union Plaza and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln green space. Below, we're announcing the first 49 bands confirmed, from international guests such as Germany's BOY and Canada's The Highest Order to a wide array of Nebraska bands such as Masses, Pleasure Adapter, The Mezcal Brothers, Gordon, Eli Mardock and Saturn Moth.”

“Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards Nominees”

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“• Locals Rock Paper Dynamite were made for large outdoor shows like this. Their brand of rock ‘n’ roll that hints at Kings of Leon was definitely a crowd pleaser early on. So many plastic cups of Boulevard Wheat up in the air.”

“Play a game of rock, paper, dynamite with the band Rock Paper Dynamite, and I have a sneaking suspicion which weapon they’ll choose: dynamite. This Omaha four-piece charged through Maha at full-bore, and blew the top off the local stage for most of their set of southern grunge songs. As they cite in their interview, that genre — southern grunge — finds its origin in the transmitted fare of classic rock and popular music radio stations, the stations that lived on their FM dials in central Nebraska where they’re from. Brothers Joseph and Andrew Janousek (on vocals and guitar respectively), drummer Scott Zrust and bassist Trey Abel grew up with artists spanning the two ends of the spectrum, from Conway Twitty to Nirvana. Churned together like butter, the mixture makes for a band that plays like what I imagine my dad’s ‘60s Firebird would sound like (even if it sits disassembled in a garage in Alliance, Neb.). Sporting a mustache and a soul patch, big-lunged Josep”

“..."Next up on the local stage is Rock Paper Dynamite, who have been headlining shows around Omaha for years now. The RPD boys have released multiple albums and EP’s and have toured the country. They are one of the most energetic live bands in the area and seriously have songs that will stick in your head for days. The band has a slightly southern lilt to their music, a la Kings of Leon and Black Keys."”

“These guys don't ever take much of a break. They always seem to be playing a show and releasing new music, including the band's 2013 EP “RPD.” Power-pop and hard rock with a Southern edge is what you'll encounter on new songs such as “Drinkin' Boots” and “Waiting.””

“If The Black Keys got into a horrible accident with Kings of Leon and melded together to write infectious, hook-filled rock tunes, you would have an idea of the greatness Omaha, Neb., rock band Rock, Paper, Dynamite achieves on its tracks.”

“Maha Music Festival Announces Local Line-up”

“Maha Music Festival”

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“Southern Perspective. A change of scenery helps Rock Paper Dynamite form the sound of their new EP”

“Boom Goes the Dynamite”

"Drinkin' Boots" by Rock Paper Dynamite | Song Download

“Taking the mic at Trackside Lounge”

“OK...last night The Waiting Room Lounge for Rock Paper Dynamite CD release party. First of all the changes in lighting and sound are top notch. I noticed the sound a lot more than the lighting (I think band members with less heat on stage and photographers will feel those changes a lot more-and the photogs I talked with last night sure seemed to enjoy it-there was a different ambiance for sure). The Waiting Room did not need massive sound improvements IMO-though they stepped up and went well above and beyond. It's pretty striking at how you can pick out individual musicians parts and how no matter where you go in the room-nothing in the sound changes. Three of the four bands playing last night I have seen a lot and I can't recall them sounding better than they did last night.”

Marq Manner

“Back in town and back on the show! Rock Paper Dynamite joins me in the studio to chat abut their new EP, what it was like to get out of Omaha for a spell, and where the band is going.”