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(w/Andrew on drums)

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

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Pacific Northwest
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Fri, 9/29, Arcata, CA - Sunset Shows - FB eventinfo
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 eventinfo
Fri, 10/6, Portland, OR - The Local Celebrity - FB event
Sat, 10/7, Chico, CA - House show - FB eventinfo
Sun, 10/8, Sacramento, CA - Luna's Cafe - FB event

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Southern California
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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
Sat, 10/21, Los Angeles, CA - TBA
Sun, 10/22, Fresno, CA - House show - FB event

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Hear the new album - as a quartet. 

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

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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.


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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.




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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 

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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.

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Northeast trip: (solo)
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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

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Northwest Leg: (w/Andrew on drums)
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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

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S. California Leg: (w/Andrew on drums)
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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:

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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)

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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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posted Apr 1, 2017, 6:33 PM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Apr 1, 2017, 6:35 PM ]

Setlist announced for album-release show on 4/21/17

Here's more or less the setlist for my next show at Lost Church, San Francisco, on Friday, April 21st.
Buy tickets - RSVP on FB

(*=new song from new album, A Little Bit Ludicrous)

Give Back
Pie Or Soup
Obligatory Highway Analogy
Patapon's Foodbowl*
Shut Up and Listen*
Stupid Assholes
Cool Shit*
Big Kid Now
A Little Bit Ludicrous*
Demons

Latest videos:

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posted Mar 11, 2017, 9:46 PM by Adam Balbo

A Bit Too Intimate: Episode #18

The new band debuted at JJ Schultz's flat in the Mission, San Francisco, on February 19th. Here is the one song that is not on the new album that we played: "Big Kid Now." Plus, get a peek of us in the studio recording the new album at The Complex SF with engineer George Rosenthal. Thanks to Helen Lee for filming. King Willow and Carlie Mari were also on the bill that night.


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posted Mar 4, 2017, 11:56 AM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Mar 4, 2017, 5:05 PM ]

New "Ludicrous" album + release show

We've finished recording the new album, A Little Bit Ludicrous, at The Complex. The new band includes my long-time drummer (Mr. Andrew), electric bass (Jon Moyer), and tenor saxophone (PJ Bottoms). It has been a pleasure to work with George Rosenthal at his studio in SoMa, SF. The digital release will be up the week of the show. 

Want a physical copy? Let me know, and I could do a limited CD pressing.

I'll be sharing a bill with the wonderful SF bluegrass rock band, The Dull Richards, for a double album-release show on Friday, April 21, 2017, at The Lost Church in the Mission, SF. The venue is chill as fuck. It would be magical to fill it up. 

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posted Jan 28, 2017, 1:23 PM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Mar 4, 2017, 1:24 PM ]

A Bit Too Intimate: Episode #12

Here a performance at The Question Mark, a house in Oakland, in 2016. The song is "Give Back What I Can," originally on Refried Nostalgia (2011). Thanks to Helen Lee for the footage. Origami Ghosts (Seattle) was also on the bill that night.



A Bit Too Intimate: Episode #13

Here is another performance at Cafe International in Lower Haight, San Francisco, in 2009. The song is "The Snakemen," originally on Big Kid Now (2008). Thanks to Slim Critchlow for the original footage. Great Girls Blouse and JJ Schultz were also on the bill that night.



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