• Rex Wilkes January 11, 2017 2017 Promises a Rush of Rhythm!

    The past two weeks, the first of 2017, have been technicolor for Better Off Dead. The year ahead, musically, feels like it will be the best ever. Why? On New Year’s Eve we were shot through with love to welcome scores of VIP guests to the 8×10 and the Hotel RL for our (annual!) celebration. […]

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  • Rex Wilkes December 19, 2016 Music + Heart=Community!

    The first really cold weather of the winter was met with the first ice of the season: a cold and slippery proposition for a Saturday. But Better Off Dead paid these obstacles no mind. We loaded up Andy’s newly logo-ed bass drum and Rex’s silky new speaker cab with its twin Dead lightening bolts and […]

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  • Rex Wilkes November 13, 2016 A Historic Night in Shepherdstown: MAGIC!

    From the tin ceiling to the Art Deco sconce lights, from the old-fashioned movie theater popcorn machine to the sound booth just in front of the window through which films are still projected, the Shepherdstown Opera House is the coolest venue we know. It was built in 1909 and started showing movies the next year—and […]

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  • Dancing Bears!!!

    Just your everyday normal Dancing Bears... nothing to see here.... move along.... :PAnd by "move along" I mean dance!!!!Video courtesy of the my totally awesome partner, the most excellent Nick P Jamilla!!!

    Posted by Brian Willis on Monday, October 17, 2016
    Rex Wilkes October 18, 2016 Don’t Tell Us This Town Ain’t Got No Heart!!

    By: Will Layman There’s nothing like coming into a new town and feeling welcomed with open arms! As we rolled into beautiful Salisbury, Maryland on Saturday afternoon, the sky was a perfect shade of royal blue and a breeze gently helped us load our amplifiers onto the stage at Headquarters Live. The crowd popped with […]

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  • Rex Wilkes July 20, 2016 So Much Fun At The State!!

    We are still glowing and dancing a little from an amazing night at Falls Church’s State Theater—thanks to the enthusiastic fans and talented fellow musicians who made Jam Band Fan Night 6 so fulfilling. For Better Off Dead, the night will stay with us forever mainly because we got to share the bandstand with tenor […]

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  • BOD April 5, 2016 BOD 50 A Huge Success!

    We felt so much love at our 50th show at Gypsy Sally’s!!! Thank you all for coming out and showering us with roses, cupcakes, dancing bears and champagne! We can’t wait to hit 100!!!

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  • Rex Wilkes March 14, 2016 Better Off Dead to play the 420 Jam at Gypsy Sally’s!

    We are so excited to be the band chosen for Gypsy Sally’s 420 Jam on April 20th! We think this should be a national holiday and it surely will be a high time had by all! We hope to have representatives from local cannabis groups like Weed Be Better Off and DC Norml to set […]

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  • Rex Wilkes March 13, 2016 BOD headed to Sleepy Creek!!

    We are so excited to be a featured act at The Sleepy Creek Spring Dig on May 7th!! We are honored to be part of a lineup that includes Consider The Source, Larry Keel Experience, and The Hackensaw Boys! Check out their facebook event page for more details!! See you all at Sleepy Creek!!

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  • BOD August 24, 2015 Check Out a Review from Live Music News and Review

    Here is a wonderful review from our Dear Jerry Show in May: http://livemusicnewsandreview.com/bod-dear-jerry/

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