My Dog Ate Chad is an alt-rock band from Fort Collins, CO, formed in October 2016. The band plays mostly covers, but is putting together more original content for a potential first album release. The band features lead singer and guitarist Nicholas (Nico) Cutbirth, bassist Ben Scheibly, keyboardist Matan Birnbaum and drummer/secondary vocalist Jackson Smith. Backup vocalist and ukulele player Shai Burd was a founding member who no longer plays with the band. The members of My Dog Ate Chad met while students at Polaris Expeditionary Learning School. The band’s influences include Pink Floyd, Alice in Chains, Audioslave and Band of Horses. The band intends to move forward and expand their name. Some members hope to continue playing music for a living, while others plan on pursuing different careers. Although not all members want to make music their lifestyle, for the foreseeable future, they will most likely stay together.