Timmy Miano and the Constant Distractions
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Timmy Miano and the Constant Distractions

Springfield, Missouri, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1999 | INDIE

Springfield, Missouri, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1999
Band Rock Comedy




"About Angry Panda's 2nd Album"

Very ranty sparse punk preachyness cut with blunt language and humor/sarcasm. Topical, with parodies of newer songs subverted to underground propaganda aimed against contemporary issues. Most of this is recorded live. Some of the songs play off of shocking humor, which sort of detracts from the songs that have a higher purpose (but then, I like the sicker stuff.) Mostly, all you get is a guitar and vocalist, but eventually with a little patience he is joined by drums, harmonica, bass, keys, etc. (during the studio tracks.) Pretty smart sounding stuff for the intellectually stimulated, but nothing for the virtuosos.
- Neo-Zine

"GO! Magazine MySpace Maestro"

You may have heard our first MySpace Maestro of the Week from "way back when," even if you don't know who he is. Angry Panda, a.k.a. Tim Meano, was a member of Springfield band The Walnut Street Gang during its heyday in the late '90s. Now a solo artist, Angry Panda plays clever, uproariously funny, uptempo acoustic punk. The song "As Punk as Johnny Cash" is a perfect example.

Check out the Angry Panda MySpace page, and don't forget these Angry Panda words of wisdom: "Buy My Nipple Clips! Suckers!!!" - GO! Magazine, Springfield, MO.

"On the Annual Hot-List"

Hot Pissy Bamboo-Eater:
Angry Panda

What would you, a semi-employed Missouri musician, do if you were asked to play a single stop on the Vans Warped Tour—in Boise, Idaho. Why, pack up the car and drive to Napoleon Dynamite’s home state, of course. This summer, Angry Panda, (aka Timmy Miano) did just this. The 26-year-old with a BA in German from Missouri State sings music that is an appropriately random blend of punk, country and folk, each song telling a somewhat rantish story (listen to “SUV vs. MiniVan”). But it’s still very musical and, most importantly, interesting. The fact that Miano’s an air guitar virtuoso only cemented his place on this list.
- GO Magazine


Ride or Die (Self-Published 2022)

Nerdheart (Zero Youth Records 2014)

Hoverbikes!!! LP (Zero Youth Records 2011)

Five Failures EP (Mono Americano 2007)

Golden Garbage- Rareties, B-Sides, and Demos 1986-2006 LP (Mono Americano 2006)

Hey, Mr. Meano LP (Mono Americano 2005)

Angry Panda vs The Shaolin Punks Split EP (2004)

17 Songs for the Playfully Rebellious LP (Wee Rock Records 2002)

Bush is a Dick EP (Wee Rock Records 2001)

Angry Panda LP (Wee Rock Records 1999)



Timmy Miano has been playing folk, punk, and novelty songs since 1999. He has played hundreds of shows, most notably he opened for Joe Jack Talcum of the Dead Milkmen, performed at Earth Day St. Louis a couple times, and was chosen via SonicBids to play Warped Tour in Idaho.

His latest band is called Timmy Miano and the Constant Distractions. You can hear their 2022 release, Ride or Die, at https://timmymiano.hearnow.com/ or on your preferred streaming music service. For the latest news about what the band is up to, find your favorite link at https://linktr.ee/timmymiano

There was other stuff too, including touring a few times, running a failed record label, and booking tons of shows. Here's some of it:

*Angry Panda was picked via SonicBids.com to play Van's Warped Tour during the summer of 2008.

*GO Magazine chose Angry Panda as one of the 56 things they love about Springfield, MO in their 2008 Hot List. Read the article here- http://springfieldgo.com/GO-Magazine/August27-2008/The-Hot-List-2008-56-Things-We-Love/index.php?cp=...

*In a reader's poll in GO Magazine (2008), Angry Panda was voted in the top 5 of local singer/songwriters.

*Streaming internet radio station RadioRNR.com picked up "As Punk As Johnny Cash" for regular rotation.