“Some real rock & roll just when the format desperately needs it… our core audience grew up with the AMERICAN DINOSAUR sound, and yours did too…”
— Dan Reed- WXPN 88.5 FM
“Philly modern rock four-piece American Dinosaur stepped out with its self-titled debut LP last year, channeling the grunge and post-grunge of the early aughties...”
— John Vettese- The Key

press photos



American Dinosaur is a 4 piece stoner rock group out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  It's the kind of Rock & Roll that you have been searching for since the 70s.  Yes, that vibe-y, ear grabbing, Psych-Rock with a soulful twist.

Established in August of 2013, American Dinosaur spent their first year together rehearsing and recording their debut self titled album 'American Dinosaur' which was released in April of 2015 both.  After the band won the 2nd Annual PHL Live Center Stage, the band experienced great success, first playing a Live @ 5 on Radio 104.5 Philadelphia’s iHeartradio Alternative powerhouse.

In February of 2016, the band began recording their follow up EP entitled One For the Birds at MilkBoy Studios in Philadelphia with Tommy Joyner. The EP was released to great acclaim, with the debut single in rotation on 88.5 WXPN in Philadelphia.   The song “Sweepstakes” has received heavy airplay from WXPN, sparking support from Helen Leicht’s Philly Local program, and enthusiasm from Operations Manager and World Cafe talent producer Dan Reed.

Since WXPN has embraced the record, the band continues to receive support from WRFF 104.5 FM, and recently the record was the 93.3 WMMR Local Record of the Month, as featured on Jaxon’s afternoon drive program.

American Dinosaur has played with nationally touring acts such as Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, X-Ambassadors, The Unlikely Candidates, The Weeks and Blac Rabbit; and in the best venues such as the TLA, The Trocadero, MilkBoy on Chestnut, Bourbon and Branch, as well as many venues out of state in NYC, NJ, DE, and Baltimore/DC.

These guys are an act to watch, with their space age take on that classic rock sound, incorporating sweet, sweet harmonies with killer riffs and intricate guitar solos.


social media links



Rob McCandless

Band Manager




DISCLAIMER: Music is not intended for commercial use of any kind. Music is for personal use ONLY.

Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.