What's next?

Lots and lots of videos from this summer and the west coast Ludicrous Tour. 

Also, I'm writing lots of new songs.
Looking to record new album in February 2018.
Lot of surprise guest musicians.

Hear the newest album - as a quartet. 

Recorded at The Complex in San Francisco, February 2017. 
Helen Lee designed the artwork.


Chip in as little as $1/month for access to exclusive stuff: home-recorded albums, unreleased compilations, and videos. Support me here.


posted Nov 19, 2017, 2:54 PM by Adam Balbo

--------New CDs For Sale------

The Jester (2012) 
Ludicrous (2017) 

Buy now: $12 (link to online store)

Two albums on one CD. 15 songs. Includes 6" x 6" (folded) four panel card stock in a plastic sheath
Photography and art by Helen Lee.

Includes unlimited streaming of both albums via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download.

Ships out within three (3) days, from 12/8/17.


Sap (2013) + 
Demons (2014) 

Buy now: $12 (link to online store)

Two albums on one CD. 20 songs. Includes 6" x 6" (folded) four panel card stock in a plastic sheath
Drawings by Sara Lautman.

Includes unlimited streaming of both albums via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download.

Ships out within three (3) days, from 12/8/17.


posted Nov 9, 2017, 2:35 PM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Nov 9, 2017, 2:37 PM ]

The Pool Whales
Fifth anniversary sale
Limited edition cassette
Sold exclusively here:
The Pool Whales (2011-12) was my old band, a trio including Dan Weiss and Zoe Rose.
Artwork by Helen Lee.
(Cassette purchase includes additional artwork sticker)


posted Oct 30, 2017, 10:09 AM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Oct 30, 2017, 10:14 AM ]

Hurricane Harvey Benefit

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Berkeley Shambhala Center

Adrian West
Alex Jimenez
Brent Shinn
Jane Frank
Manjali Light
Mike Rufo
On Dolphin
Ron San Miguel
The Alegre Sisters
Wilson Wong

-------------FB event-------------
100% of donations go to the Jones family of Houston
More info here


posted Oct 23, 2017, 11:01 PM by Adam Balbo

Ludicrous Tour 2017

(w/Andrew on drums)

Sat, 9/23, Tour kick-off, San Francisco, CA - 11th Ave Records 

Pacific Northwest
Fri, 9/29, Arcata, CA - Sunset Shows - FB event - info
Sat, 9/30, Drain, OR - Ghost Trestle - FB event
Sun, 10/1, Portland, OR - PAZ PDX - FB event
Mon, 10/2, Olympia, WA - The Pig Bar - FB event
Tue, 10/3, Port Townsend, WA  - Cellar Door - FB event
Wed, 10/4, Bellingham, WA - Music Everyday - FB event
Thu, 10/5, Seattle, WA - House show - FB event - info
Fri, 10/6, Portland, OR - The Local Celebrity - FB event
Sat, 10/7, Chico, CA - House show FB event - info
Sun, 10/8, Sacramento, CA - Luna's Cafe - FB event

Southern California
Wed, 10/18, Santa Cruz, CA - The Blue Lagoon - FB event
Thu, 10/19, San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Donut Co. - FB event
Fri, 10/20, Los Angeles, CA - Tribal Cafe - FB event
Sun, 10/22, Fresno, CA - House show - FB event


posted Sep 22, 2017, 4:09 PM by Adam Balbo

Latest live videos: "The Baby & the Bathwater" - "Beat It" (Michael Jackson cover)

Here are two more clips from a wonderful house show at The Question Mark, in Oakland, on July 22nd. I played solo; most of the setlist were songs I rarely play - and two debuts. The Baby & the Bathwater (August 2012) is an EP available to subscribers only. This is the first time I ever performed the cover of "Beat It," the Michael Jackson hit from 1983.  Thanks to Helen Lee for filming.


posted Sep 8, 2017, 8:13 PM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 8:15 PM ]

Latest live video: "Not Even Me"

This is from the current band's debut at JJ Schultz's flat in the Mission, San Francisco, on February 19th. The band might not ever perform this song live again. "Not Even Me" can be found on A Little Bit Ludicrous (April 2017). Thanks to Helen Lee for filming.


posted Jul 24, 2017, 10:53 PM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 10:55 PM ]

Dolores Day Fest: Saturday, July 29, 2017

Bands all day at the north half of Dolores Park (on the flat grass) in the Mission, San Francisco. Free admission. FB event.

Tentative schedule:
Ben Bell 11:30am
Lonely Dingo And The Living Bones 12-12:30
Brian Dewar 12:35-1:05
Vincent Veliz 1:10-1:40
Allison Wonderband 1:45-2:15
Drew Kebbel 2:20-2:50
Pink Pigs 2:55-3:25
Brendan Getzell 3:30-4
Harlow's Monkeys 4:05-4:35
Nalamora 4:40-5:10
Marissa Kay 5:15-5:45
Adam Balbo 5:50-6:20 (full band)
Dreambeamer 6:25-6:55
Carlie Mari 7-7:30
Adam and Cory 7:35-8:05 


posted Jul 13, 2017, 5:02 PM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Jul 13, 2017, 10:17 PM ]

Tour dates (rough draft):

First tour since 2014. First tour out West since 2012. I'll be traveling with my drummer, Mr. Andrew. 
Please contact with suggestions or tips, especially about house shows.

This is a draft. All cities are tentative unless venue given. More details as they come.

Northeast trip: (solo)
Wed, 8/23, Salem, MA
Thurs, 8/24, Lowel, MA
Sat, 8/26, Amherst, MA
Wed, 8/30 or so, NY, NY
Sat, 9/2, Baltimore, MD

Northwest Leg: (w/Andrew on drums)
Fri, 9/29, Arcata, CA
Sat, 9/30, Corvallis, OR // Eugene, OR
Sun, 10/1, Salem, OR // Portland, OR
Mon, 10/2, Olympia, WA
Tue, 10/3, Bellingham, WA
Wed, 10/4, Port Townsend, WA // Seattle, WA
Thu, 10/5, Seattle, WA
Fri, 10/6, Portland, OR
Sat, 10/7, Chico, CA
Sun, 10/8, Sacramento, CA

S. California Leg: (w/Andrew on drums)
Wed, 10/18, Santa Cruz, CA
Thu, 10/19, Santa Barbara, CA
Fri, 10/20, LA, CA
Sat, 10/21, San Diego, CA
Sun, 10/22, Fresno, CA

Meantime, here's another video from the album release show:


posted Jul 6, 2017, 10:38 PM by Adam Balbo

Tour dates announced:

Northeast: 8/23-9/2 (Just a sprinkling of solo shows, TBA)
Northwest: 9/29-10/8 (Full tour w/Mr. Andrew on drums, TBA)
So. California: 10/18-10/23 (Full tour w/Mr. Andrew on drums, TBA)


posted Apr 5, 2017, 12:31 PM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Apr 8, 2017, 5:24 PM ]

New album available now: A Little Bit Ludicrous

Purchase the new album now. Five new songs with new quartet, recorded at The Complex in San Francisco. Helen Lee designed the album artwork.

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