Members: Shawn Gaudet, Mike Conway, Chuck Berner, Drew Valera
From 2004-2007 Dakota player over 100 shows in MA, leaving a nameless crater in the landscape of local music. Accidentally experimental. Inadvertently original. Their 2 EPs have served as an anonymous influence on many bands. Dakota doesn't demand credit because Dakota doesn't care.
In the summer of 2009 Dakota reformed, weathered, but with the resolve and maturity of years. The vitriol towards social politics that once fueled the band's abrasive live appearances is still prevalent. In fact, Dakota may have returned carrying and even larger chip on their collective shoulders.