Oct 162014

What a great night with Thee Hobo Gobbelins, THAT Damned Band, & special guest Gary Lindsay from Black Eyed Vermillion even singing a couple of tunes! Thanks to all who made it to the show, your interest is appreciated – please sign up for THAT Damned Fans email list for further updates. Thursday night, THAT Damned Band with Sick play at Radio Coffee & Beer on Manchaca at Ben White, 9-11pm

Sep 292014

THAT Damned Band.com has updated our site with a new lyrics page.  More lyrics to come – please email us at thatdamnedband (at) g mail (dot) com for requests, or pm THAT Damned Band on facebook if you have a specific song that is not listed that you would like to see posted.

Sep 112014

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:

That Damned Band -Mutantstrosities – an album on Flickr.

Adam Kobetich’s online Gallery can be seen here:


Sep 112014

Howdy friends and fans – check it out!

“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:

That Damned Band | Mutantstrosities | CD Baby Music Store.


Chloe French
“Another Great album… THAT Damned band is wonderful, and so is their album. This is a collection of more carnival sounding eclectic music.”
March 13, 2014
“…could very well be the scariest band ever.”
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
David Lynch, Austin Chronicle
“That Damned Band is a peculiar animal… bawdy delivery and performative schtick … acoustic tone poems about booze, Satan, hobos, snake pits, circuses, and pirates on washboard, resonator guitar, clarinet, accordion, sousaphone… Musically, they’re skilled… the band’s overall effect is one of visceral entertainment, and it works…” Feb. 15, 2008
“(That Damned Band) is spectacular if you like accordions and circus music and wash tub basses and saws.
Some of their musicians are also ‘freaks’.” July 8th, 2008
Sep 112014

THAT Damned Band.

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:


Sep 112014

SHOWS » THAT Damned Band.

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.

Feb 242014

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.

Jul 152013

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.

Best Wishes,

THAT Damned Band


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Mar 082013

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”

Best Wishes,
Dylan M. Blackthorn

999 EYES
THAT Damned Band
Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour