The Dares

The Dares

 Whittier, California, USA

The Dares are a pop-punk band from Whittier, CA. generating a lot of buzz for their great showmanship and songwriting. These 18 year-olds have performed over 200 times at all the hottest venues in Los Angeles.


DARES have already generated buzz in the local music scene and performed over 200 times, including shows at such venues as Viper Room, The Roxy, The Whisky, House of Blues, The Key Club, The University of Arizona and the upcoming Bamboozle Left Festival in Irvine, California.

The Dares have been playing together for ten years and written over 100 songs. Formed in 1998 by twin brothers Ben Peterson (guitar and lead vocals) and Matt Peterson (drums and vocals), the band moved to California in December of 2003 where school buddy Martin Lascano joined on bass guitar and vocals.

Their energy, showmanship, and great songs have garnered The Dares numerous mentions in newspapers and magazines, and even two nominations at the 2006 Orange County Music Awards, including Best Punk Band. Not bad for a trio of juniors from Whittier High School.

The band is managed by In De Goot Entertainment in New York. In October 2006 the band was signed by Jive Records- a major label with plans to release The Dares first full length record in the Summer of 2009! Stay tuned...and thanks for everyone's support!


The Dares - EP

The Dares are currently in studio finishing their first full-length LP.


Set List

All original words and music by The Dares