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THAT Damned Band

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""999 Eyes" Freak Show"

"The high energy music for the show was provided by That Damned Band. It was a back woods mountain-type band consisting of washboards, jug-its, flute, musical saw, accordion... They played several selections throughout the 90 minute show including original "freak-related" musical numbers. The constant flow of live music and song kept the pace lively and fun. They were excellent. I am anxious to listen to their CD which I purchased."

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"Texas Platters BY DAVID LYNCH"

"That Damned Band is a peculiar animal... acoustic tone poems about booze, Satan, hobos, snake pits, circuses, and pirates on washboard, resonator guitar, clarinet, accordion, sousaphone, etc.... the band's overall effect is one of visceral entertainment, and it works..."

For more, see: - Austin Chronicle

"Freak Show"

"Enter the 999 Eyes Freak Show, a celebration of the odd, deformed, and truly amazing, which takes over Antone’s tomorrow. The carnival has long since passed into the vacuum of our political correctness and, according to 999 Eyes, they are the first traveling freak show in the U.S. in over 40 years, at least with more than three “human oddities” performing. Among the crew are the Lobster Girl, the Human Tripod, the Elephant Man, and the Flipper Boy, to name but a few of their freaks, along with sideshow acts of sword swallowing and fire breathing. All of this is backed musically by the irresistible raucous gypsy folk of That Damned Band. " - Austin Chronicle


2008 - THAT Damned Band "self-titled"



"...irresistible raucous gypsy folk..."
- Austin Chronicle, 2008

"A delight to the ear, a remembrance of times gone by with a modern flare…"
John Robinson,, 2007

THAT Damned Band sounds like a circus train wreck into a hobo camp where some eastern europeans and jews are learning Irish drinking songs from Tom Waits. THAT Damned Band is an accordion driven group of multi-talented songsters, which pay musical tribute to Eastern European, Yiddish vaudeville era music and styles. THAT Damned Band features a unique arrangement that includes Accordion, Clarinet, Jug, flute, saw, Resonator Guitar, Washtub bass, Tuba, Drums, and washboard. An emotionally charged musical set is spiced up with gags and puppets by Lowrent the clown, and occasionally by REAL LIVING HUMAN ODDITIES.

Tonight Show with Jay Leno 4/22/2007, EL Paso News Channel 7 12/10/2006, Ripley’s Believe It or Not 2004, FOX morning news Austin 11/9/07, National Geographic’s Taboo 11/11/07, Ntv Moscow News 5/09/07.
Portland Mercury (Portland, Oregon) 10/28/2005, North Coast Journal (Humboldt County, CA) 11/2/2006, Arcata Eye (Arcata, CA) 11/7/2006, LA Weekly (Los Angeles, CA) 11/17/2006, College Times (Phoenix, AZ) 11/22/2006, Phoenix New Times (Phoenix, AZ), El Paso Times (El Paso, TX) 12/6/2006, The Daily Texan (Austin, TX) 4/23/2007, San Francisco Weekly, Austin Chronicle (Austin, TX) 11/8/07, and Washington Chronicle.
RADIO: University of Oregon KMVA U of O Radio 88.1 10/27/2006, 10/11/2005; Humboldt State University KHSU 90.5 FM 11/5/2006; Bisbee Free Radio 12/02/2006; KOOP 91.7 Austin Texas 5/31/2007;
INTERNET: Show Revue by Walt Hudson , Music revue , and interviews by John Robinson at Jackie the Human 3pod, Samantha X, Lobster Girl,& the Black Scorpion,

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