Texan native Banjoist, painter, and graphic designer Adam Kobetich (Gatorhorse Studios) has been working closely with Dylan M. Blackthorn for years, designing otherworldly art and logos for THAT Damned Band & the 999 EYES FREAKSHOW & SURREAL SIDESHOW. Adam’s work brings to life the phantasmagoric array of imagery from Dylan’s songs with a 1980’s underground comic book feel, a touch of Geiger(RIP), and with a variety of color mediums.
One of Adam’s best works for THAT Damned Band is his watercolor illustration for THAT Damned Band’s CD release poster for Mutantstrosities. You can see Adam’s retrospective on the creative process for the piece here:
Adam Kobetich’s online Gallery can be seen here:
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“THAT Damned Band’s album Mutantstrosities is an epically wild and phantasmagoric acoustic musical exploration of the themes of Monsters, Freaks, the Dregs of Society, and the Circus Sideshow Midway.” – sideshowworld.com
Y’all can buy THAT Damned Band’s newest album, Mutantstrosities, at cdbaby.com at this link:
Sonny H. Briggs
“Great CD… [I] found this band on an internet radio site. they have a great sound and a quality recording. love it. i really enjoy a band with flavor and originality.” November 11, 2012
Some of their musicians are also ‘freaks’.” July 8th, 2008
A Blast from the past – Thanks much to sideshowworld.com, a great resource for circus sideshow and freakshow fans.
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THAT Damned Band is featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! new book for 2014, Reality Shock! Along with the Black Scorpion, creative director for the 999 EYES FREAKSHOW & SURREAL SIDESHOW:
THAT Damned Band’s brand of Steampunk Goblinfolk music is where the Black Sabbaths and Brian Froud meet. Like a black metal cabaret with a little less makeup, accordions instead of electric guitars, and songs from the dark side of the thicket. They are the Boogeyman in the closet, the monster in the well, the necromancer summoning spirits in the graveyard, the troll under the bridge – invoking Datura Whiskey with blood, greenskin and tattered black lace.
We at THAT Damned Band would like to extend our utmost thanks to the student union of UNC Charlotte for hosting us (as part of the 999 EYES SURREAL SIDESHOW) at their Student Takeover Carnival! A good time was had by all.
Think of the darkest shadow under the bed, the dustiest memory on the shelf, the most brilliant…
Hey Austin, Texans!
Remember us, Austin’s premier Steampunk Goblincore ensemble?! Well, here’s where we be playin’ for the rest of July –
7/20 We are playing this Saturday Night at Strange Brew Lounge on MAN*SHACK 10pm-Midnight. It’s across from ACC by TEX-GUNS. $7 donation.
7/22 We be at the SPIDERHOUSE BALLROOM along with the CUTTHROAT FREAKSHOW – as seen on TEEVEE (America’s Got Talent). 11:30PM to 2AM. What else ya gonna do on Monday night?! You ain’t got no job, sheee-it… 2908 Fruth St. Austin, TX 78705. $5 bucks.
7/26 LAST CHANCE! We gonna tear it up at the EASTSIDE SHOWROOM. 1106 e. 6th. 10:30pm-2AM. No Cover.
After that, see ya in September. Accordionist Dylan M. Blackthorn will be playing at the San Antonio International Accordion Festival Sunday, September 15th with Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour.
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Hey Austin, Texans! We are playing this Saturday Night at Strange Brew Lounge on MAN*SHACK 10pm-Midnight. Hope to see you there!
To all my friends and associates in Austin. Texas,
Time will stand still this Sunday night when the WORLD’S STRANGEST SHOW, the 999 EYES, plays at Spiderhouse Ballroom. This show will be the pinnacle of this freakshow’s short tour, when the performance will be honed to a razor sharp edge. If you are a fan of Freakshows, Sideshows, or the music of THAT Damned Band, I implore you to attend this assuredly most phenominal performance.
“Performance Art Genius”
-TIME Magazine, 2035
“…some of our freakin’ favorites…”
-Wired Magazine, 2011
“A darkly euphoneous din accompanied vagarious compositions of human anatomy”
Harper’s Weekly 1891 – “Pilgrimage to Coney Island”
Dylan M. Blackthorn
THAT Damned Band
Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour
Time Travelers Local 999 Collage by Dylan M. Blackthorn, 2012. Get ready to jump Thursday December 20th, 2012 9pm-2am (if there is a 2 am) Swan Dive, 615 Red River, Austin, Texas.
THAT Damned Band
Award-Winning Burlesque from NOLA’s GoGo MacGregor
Dead Music Capital Band
9PM Swan Dive 615 Red River 21+ $10 admission
Local 999, a temporally-Austin-based Time Traveler’s Association presents an evening of End of the World entertainment in anticipation of the end of time predicted by the ancient Mayan civilization. The event is scheduled such that the finale will be in the beginning, and then again at the end of the show. This has been done to ensure a quality end of the world entertainment in case time ends, the world ends, or in the case that time will start running backwards at midnight, or in case it doesn’t. The show will start, and end, with a big finale set by THAT Damned Band, with support from New Orleans-based award-winning burlesque dancer GoGo MacGregor and her legendary fan dance; and also from zombie marching band the Dead Music Capital Band and from Kerrville Folk Festival thrash-folk favorites Sick’s Pack. There will be a Post-apocalyptic Costume Contest with prizes hosted by MC Ozzy (The prizes will be awarded at the end of the night, sorry.)! The entire event will take place from 9PM to 2AM (if there is a 2 AM!) at Swan Dive, 615 Red River in Austin, Texas. This is the Time Traveler Local 999’s 2nd annual End of the World Show. The 1st annual End of the world show was May 21st, 2011, celebrating the Christian Rapture.
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“The Devil Riding a Player Piano” Photo by Dylan M. Blackthorn
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THAT Damned Band’s “Mutantstrosities” 2012. Available on CD or Digital Download.