7 fast facts about Kim and Kelley Deal of the Breeders 

Published: Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 8:57 AM

The Breeders will play the Levitt Pavilion Dayton on Sept. 20 as part of the 2019 Eichelberger Concert Season. Video by Amelia Robinson

Local fans will get to listen to a Dayton band that rocks the world free of charge this weekend.

The Breeders are set to perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Levitt Pavilion, 134 S. Main St. at Dave Hall Plaza in downtown Dayton. 

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The performance is part of the 2019 Eichelberger Concert Season.

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Here are seven fun facts about Kim and Kelley Deal: 

The Deal sisters will perform for hometown fans in a free show on Friday, Sept. 20, at Levitt Pavilion Dayton. CONTRIBUTED

1) The Dayton-born twins started playing music at Dayton-area truck stops. They did weddings and were in a band called “Track Five” made up of local sisters. 

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“A couple of them were getting old, so they needed girls to be backup singers. We had outfits; we had dance moves on the stage. Men would buy us sloe gin fizzes. I remember driving there on acid, and the snow was coming, and I was getting ready to sing and I was fried …,” Kim Deal told the Guardian in 2017.

2) Kim and Kelley Deal were inducted into the The Huber Heights Performing Arts Hall of Fame at Wayne High School in 2016.

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They were in the hall of fame’s first class. 

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3) The Breeders band was formed in 1989 as a side project for Kim Deal, while her other band, Pixies, was on a hiatus.  The band quickly became a household name. With 1990’s “Pod” and 1993’s “Last Splash,” the Breeders became icons of the era’s alternative rock explosion. 
4) The Deals are the children of  Robert “Ed” and Mary Ann Spicer Deal. Robert Deal, a retired Air Force physicist, died in April. 

Their brother Kevin Deal, is a member of the Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton board of trustees.

Kelley Deal, left, and Kim Deal of the Breeders, in New York, Jan. 17, 2018. Twenty-five years after “Last Splash” turned them into alt-rock heroes, the Deal twins have recorded a new album with the band’s 1993 lineup.(Ben Rayner/The New York Times)

5) The Deal sisters love TV and were featured in the “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” episode “Him.”

6) Kelley Deal is a knitter and even wrote a book about bags she’s created. “Bags That Rock: Knitting on the Road with Kelley Deal” was released in 2009. 

7) Kim Deal never thought “Last Splash” would be a hit. “We never thought anyone would hear us,” she told Rolling Stone in 2013. “There was no intention of getting on the radio, ever. When we started, if you did get on to the radio, it meant there was something weirdly wrong. Like Paula Abdul.”