Nov 182019
 

AUSTIN, TX – Hoo-Whee! THAT Damned Band brings our rootin-tootin-est, Keep Austin freakin-weirdest this Saturday Novmber 23rd at the Hard Luck Lounge’s LAST SHOW!!!!! THAT Damned Band plays 7-8PM!!!! Don’t miss the last show of this great venue!!!! 21+

Hard Luck Lounge is located at 3526 E 7th St, Austin, Texas 78702

Oct 242019
 

AUSTIN, TEXAS – This Halloween, Thursday Oct 31st, THAT Damned Band will be preforming musical ghost stories at RADIO Coffee & Beer. A night of Accordion-driven spooky songs and musical storytelling 9-11pm, entry FREE with purchase.

Oct 242019
 

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Dylan M-G Blackthorn is the innovative songwriter, composer, and song collector behind THAT Damned Band. Known for his eccentric poetry and distinctive self-taught squeezebox technique, Dylan M-G. Blackthorn sounds like the bastard child of Tom Waits & Danny Elfman. He brings his compositions and song collection to Hard Luck Lounge’s intimate “Jukebox Sessions” Sunday, October 27th 2019 9pm-11pm. Free admission with purchase, 21+ allowed.

Oct 012019
 

AUSTIN, TX – The 999 EYES Freakshow & Surreal Sideshow, in association with THAT Damned Band, announce their upcoming tour of the middlin-west, October 4th through 12th.  999 EYES features performances by real living human oddities and sideshow performers backed by the live, accordion-driven sounds of THAT Damned Band in a vaudevillian variety show like none other.

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999 Eyes Freakshow with That Damned Band at Buzz Mill
October 4th
The Buzz Mill
1505 Town Creek Dr, Austin, TX 78741

999 Eyes Freakshow with That Damned Band at Chelsea’s
October 5th
10 Mountain St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

999 Eyes Freakshow with That Damned Band at The Starlite
October 6th
230 Ouachita Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

999 Eyes Freakshow with That Damned Band at The Greenville House Party
October 8th
525 S Main St Greenville, MS 38701

999 Eyes Freakshow with That Damned Band at The Crack Fox
October 9th
1114 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63101

999 Eyes Freakshow with That Damned Band at Ludlow Theater
October 10th
322 Elm St, Ludlow, KY 41016

999 Eyes Freakshow with That Damned Band at Beachland Ballroom
October 11th
15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110

999 Eyes Freakshow with THAT Damned Band
www.999eyes.com

he 999 Eyes Freakshow & Surreal Sideshow is the last genuine traveling freakshow of its kind in the United States. True to the variety show style of yesteryear, The 999 Eyes consists of many human oddities and a host of sideshow performers, all accompanied by the vaudevillian circus band, THAT Damned Band. The current show was written by an authentic freak, The Black Scorpion, who both performs and serves as the Creative Director for this project.

The 999 Eyes Freakshow & Surreal Sideshow explicitly celebrates real genetic diversity by showcasing amazing feats performed by LIVING HUMAN ODDITIES! The freaks share real stories of what it is like to be born truly different from the average 10-fingered and 10-toed genetic blueprint for humanity – giving folks from all corners a chance to realize that what is different in beautiful. We present as guests Human Marvels and Sideshow artists. In the 999 Eyes show, one must be born physically and obviously different from the vast majority of humanity to be considered a true freak. Freaks are performers who choose by their own free will to celebrate their medical anomaly on stage. The 999 Eyes supports rights for differently-abled people, and we play only in wheelchair accessible venues.

By acknowledging carnival sideshow history the 999 Eyes empowers communities with alluring, inventive, and fearless displays of imagination and dream! The 999 Eyes show not only provides a place for roving gypsy carnival performers and “human curiosities” to express their art but also provides an environment which revives and highlights the great performers and freaks of the past – and their true life stories! Using olde-tyme music, vaudevillian skits, storytelling as well as classic carnival sideshow acts and performance, a world is created that taps into profound emotion, reminding the AUDIENCE of the actualization of the living dream. The 999 EYES brings the AUDIENCE into a world where the strange and bizarre are beautiful. At the same time, this gives the “human curiosities” of the modern age a venue to be truly appreciated once again – celebrating real genetic diversity.

Lost in time, hidden in the dark corners and in the dusty shelves of old book stores, in the basements of libraries and museums, lies the fabulous, fantastical history of the carnival sideshow – a time when the differently formed were glamorized as part of a traveling caravan and not locked up in institutions. A time when there was a place and venue for amazing performers to come together in a gypsy caravan style and change the atmosphere of the town around them – reminding people there is another way of life and relieving people of their daily routines – reminding them of the power of magic and imagination. The roots of radical artistic movements of today are deeply intertwined with the carnival sideshows of the past…

The 999 Eyes is a collaborative carnival art troupe is co-created with many fabulous individuals – LIVING HUMAN ODDITIES, musicians, magicians, sideshow artists, clowns, writers, experts – each of which works on the troupe’s routines, props, banners, and costumes together. Each show is co-created, with input from the freaks as well as everyone else. 999 Eyes tours selectively, sometimes displaying the 999 Eyes Museum ov Mutantstrosities, an authentic American Dime Museum, complete with Patches the two-headed cow, pickled punks, oddities from around the world, and displays that tell the history of the freak show.

The 999 Eyes show is suitable for all ages and contains no blatant vulgarity or explicit sexual content. It is available to all ages, recreating the world one freakshow at a time – awakening the collective subconscious to a world where the strange and bizarre are beautiful.

 

Sep 082019
 

AUSTIN, TX – THAT Damned Band rides AGAIN! Bringing Americana folksong, new songwriting in the tradition, and ballads of the traveling circus with a monthly residency at Jester King Brewery! 2-4pm, 1/month through July 19th, 2020.

Admission is FREE & ALL AGES WELCOME!

THAT Damned Band will features:
Dylan M G-Blackthorn on Accordion
Samantha Goldberg-Blackthorn Flute, Whistle, Xylophone
Bruce Salmon on Guitar,
Tom Crail Tuba,
and Michael Rubin on Harmonica.

THAT Damned Band is an accordion-driven group playing new music influenced by Old-time, Old World, & vaudevillian era music and styles. A visceral entry into a world of Goblins, Freaks, Pirates, and the Others from all possible worlds, THAT Damned Band’s brand of Steampunk Goblinfolk music is where the Black Sabbaths and Brian Froud meet.

Sounds like: the bastard child of Tom Waits & Danny Elfman.

 

Sep 072019
 

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Dylan M-G Blackthorn is the innovative songwriter, composer, and song collector behind THAT Damned Band. Known for his eccentric poetry and distinctive self-taught squeezebox technique, Dylan M-G. Blackthorn sounds like the bastard child of Tom Waits & Danny Elfman. He brings his compositions and song collection to Hard Luck Lounge’s intimate “Jukebox Sessions” Sunday, September 22nd 2019 10pm-Midnight. Free admission with purchase, 21+ allowed.

Jun 182019
 

AUSTIN, TX – July 13th & 14th is THAT Damned Band’s ACCORDION WEEKEND!!!

July 13th 2-4pm at Jester King Brewery Free & All Ages Welcome! 13187 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736

July 13th 10pm at Carousel Lounge w/ Gary Lindsey & the Simple Pleasures, AND Walter Daniels & the Del Valle Trustees 21+ $10

July 14th 9-11pm at Hard Luck Lounge Dylan Blackthorn Solo Free, 21+

Jun 182019
 

Petaluma, CA – Samantha & Dylan Goldberg-Blackthorn will be playing a Summer Solstice gathering in association with Michael Garlington studios June 21st.  Go if you will, stay if you must… by invitation or bold approach only.

May 182019
 

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA – Welcoming: THAT Damned Band with locals: Riesa Rose, Johnny Lungs, Butterfly Mouth (Shay Hancock, Trey Wolf), Wunjo Olnes, plus more.

THAT Damned Band is an accordion-driven group playing new music influenced by Old-time, Old World, & vaudevillian era music and styles. A visceral entry into a world of Goblins, Freaks, Pirates, and the Others from all possible worlds, THAT Damned Band’s brand of Steampunk Goblinfolk music is where the Black Sabbaths and Brian Froud meet. According to experts, THAT Damned Band sounds like the bastard child of Tom Waits & Danny Elfman.

ZERO HOUR is located at 3550 Airport, Suite 202, Fairbanks, Alaska.

May 142019
 

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – THAT Damned Band, from Austin, Texas, plays at the Writer’s Block Cafe & Bookstore Thursday, May 16th, 2019, 7-10pm.  THAT Damned Band is an accordion-driven group playing new music influenced by Old-time, Old World, & vaudevillian era music and styles. A visceral entry into a world of Goblins, Freaks, Pirates, and the Others from all possible worlds, THAT Damned Band’s brand of Steampunk Goblinfolk music is where the Black Sabbaths and Brian Froud meet.  According to experts, THAT Damned Band sounds like the bastard child of Tom Waits & Danny Elfman.  The Writer’s Block is located at 3956 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, Alaska 99517.  All ages are welcome at the performance.

 

Dec 192018
 

AUSTIN, TX – THAT Damned Band rides AGAIN! Bringing Americana folksong, new songwriting in the tradition, and ballads of the traveling circus with a monthly residency at Jester King Brewery! Shows start Saturday, January 12th, 2-4pm, 1/month through July 13th.

Admission is FREE & ALL AGES WELCOME!

THAT Damned Band will feature a new line-up:
Dylan M G-Blackthorn on Accordion
Samantha Goldberg-Blackthorn Flute, Whistle, Xylophone
Bruce Salmon on Guitar,
Tom Crail Tuba,
and new addition
Michael Rubin on Harmonica.

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Dec 102018
 

AUSTIN, TX – Dylan M-G Blackthorn is the innovative songwriter, composer, and song collector behind THAT Damned Band. Known for his eccentric poetry and distinctive self-taught squeezebox technique, Dylan M-G. Blackthorn sounds like the bastard child of Tom Waits & Danny Elfman. He brings his compositions and song collection to Hard Luck Lounge’s intimate “Jukebox Sessions” Sunday, January 13th 9-11pm. Free admission with purchase, 21+ allowed.

Hard Luck Lounge
3526 E 7th St
Austin, Texas 78702
Nov 012018
 

AUSTIN, TX – Dylan M. G. Blackthorn is the innovative songwriter, composer, and song collector behind THAT Damned Band. Known for his eccentric poetry and distinctive self-taught squeezebox technique, Dylan M. G. Blackthorn sounds like the bastard child of Tom Waits & Danny Elfman. He brings his compositions and song collection to Hard Luck Lounge’s intimate “Jukebox Sessions” Sunday, December 9th 9-11pm. Free admission with purchase, 21+ allowed.

Oct 182018
 

AUSTIN, TX – THAT Damned Band will be performing musical Ghost Stories Wednesday, October 31st, at the Whip In. THAT Damned Band is an accordion-driven group playing new music influenced by Old-time, Old World, & vaudevillian era music and styles. A visceral entry into a world of Goblins, Freaks, Pirates, and the Others from all possible worlds, THAT Damned Band’s brand of Steampunk Goblinfolk music is where the Black Sabbaths and Brian Froud meet. 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.

http://do512.com/events/2018/10/31/musical-ghost-stories-with-that-damned-band

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Oct 152018
 

AUSTIN, TX – Dylan M. G. Blackthorn is the innovative songwriter, composer, and song collector behind THAT Damned Band. Known for his eccentric poetry and distinctive self-taught squeezebox technique, Dylan M. G. Blackthorn sounds like the bastard child of Tom Waits & Danny Elfman. He brings his compositions and song collection to Hard Luck Lounge’s intimate “Jukebox Sessions” Sunday, October 28th 9-11pm. Free admission with purchase, 21+ allowed.

Oct 102018
 

HOUSTON, TEXAS – THAT Damned Band joins a host of circus acts for A Night in Market Square Sat. Oct. 13th. Houston’s Market Square Park will transform into the big top featuring Cirque Mythos.  Prepare to be mesmerized as aerialists, contortionists, jugglers and fire-breathers defy physics.  Plus find unique wares at our curiosities night market brought to you by Eliment and The DoBo.  The party continues at area venues, restaurants and bars hosting specials and pop up performances until 2 am.  Look for THAT Damned Band popping-up throughout the night in the big top, street-crooning on streetcorners, and even on the main stage 9:30-9:45pm.

https://www.downtownhouston.org/calendar/night-market-square/49521/

Oct 032018
 


AUSTIN, TX – Dylan M. G. Blackthorn is the innovative songwriter, composer, and song collector behind THAT Damned Band. Known for his eccentric poetry and distinctive self-taught squeezebox technique, Dylan M. G. Blackthorn sounds like the bastard child of Tom Waits & Danny Elfman. He brings his compositions and song collection to Hard Luck Lounge’s intimate “Jukebox Sessions” Sunday, October 28th 9-11pm. Free admission with purchase, 21+ allowed.

Sep 122018
 

AUSTIN, TX – THAT Damned Band plays Jester King craft brewery Friday September 14th 5:30-8pm. THAT Damned Band is an accordion-driven group playing new music influenced by Old-time, Old World, & vaudevillian era music and styles. A visceral entry into a world of Goblins, Freaks, Pirates, and the Others from all possible worlds, THAT Damned Band’s brand of Steampunk Goblinfolk music is where the Black Sabbaths and Brian Froud meet. 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.
THAT Damned Band features a unique arrangement that can include accordion, flute, xylophone, resonator guitar, tuba, harmonica, drums, and washboard.

Jester King Brewery is located at
13187 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, Texas 78736

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Sep 122018
 

AUSTIN, TX – Dylan M. G. Blackthorn is the innovative songwriter, composer, and song collector behind THAT Damned Band. Known for his eccentric poetry and distinctive self-taught squeezebox technique, Dylan M. G. Blackthorn sounds like the bastard child of Tom Waits & Danny Elfman. He brings his compositions and song collection to Hard Luck Lounge’s intimate “Jukebox Sessions” Sunday, September 30th 8-10pm. Free admission with purchase, 21+ allowed.

Jul 042018
 

Dylan BLACKTHORN on 6th St @ SXSW – 03/15/2012

AUSTIN, TX – Dylan M. G. Blackthorn is the innovative songwriter, composer, and song collector behind THAT Damned Band. Known for his eccentric poetry and distinctive self-taught squeezebox technique, Dylan M. G. Blackthorn sounds like the bastard child of Tom Waits & Danny Elfman. He brings his compositions and song collection to Hard Luck Lounge’s intimate “Jukebox Sessions” Sunday, July 8th 8-10pm. Free admission with purchase, 21+ allowed.

https://www.facebook.com/events/279622862604891/

http://do512.com/events/2018/7/8/dylan-m-g-blackthorn-solo-at-hard-luck-lounge

Jun 042018
 

AUSTIN, TX – Dylan M. Blackthorn is the innovative songwriter, composer, and song collector behind THAT Damned Band. Known for his eccentric poetry and distinctive self-taught squeezebox technique, Dylan M. Blackthorn sounds like the bastard child of Tom Waits & Danny Elfman. He brings his compositions and song collection to Hard Luck Lounge’s intimate “Jukebox Sessions” Sunday, June 24th 8-10pm. Free admission with purchase, 21+ allowed.

https://www.facebook.com/events/576929449374488/

https://do512.com/events/2018/6/24/dylan-m-blackthorn-solo-at-hard-luck-lounge

 

Apr 032018
 

 

AUSTIN, TX – Dylan M. Blackthorn is the innovative songwriter, composer, and song collector behind THAT Damned Band. Known for his eccentric poetry and distinctive self-taught squeezebox technique, Dylan M. Blackthorn sounds like the bastard child of Tom Waits & Danny Elfman. He brings his compositions and song collection to Hard Luck Lounge’s intimate “Jukebox Sessions” Sunday, May 6th 8-10pm. Free admission with purchase, 21+ allowed.

 

https://do512.com/events/2018/5/6/dylan-blackthorn-solo-at-hard-luck-lounge

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