Sunday, October 2, 2011

Live videos from MFNW in Portland w/ Neurosis

The Fucking French (new!)

Digging a Hole (old!)

I am very Successful (new)

10/15 Poster

Here's the Nat Damm poster for our upcoming rager with Grenades and Bitches Crystal. Does your band's poster have this much baby vomit?

No. No it does not.

[suck it chops]

MFNW 2011 - Photos

Thanks for QRO for posting these. Full gallery is here.

"Keeping with my plan of avoiding the multitude of Portland indie-pop bands that sound like music from a Starbucks commercial, the next band for the day was Akimbo.  Akimbo is a hardcore band but at their core has the genes passed down from their hometown Seattle's harder grunge side.  Which makes it no surprise that they've been recorded both by Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles and Neurosis's Neurot Recordings

Akimbo was just the band to warm up for the evening's shows. "

Friday, July 8, 2011

Eat Beer Shit Riffs (new shirt)

New shirt for sale online over at shirt killer (click this to buy). It's another Nat Damm original. $15, and totally worth it considering it says "shit" real big on the back.

Hell yes!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

CHBP Poster

A Damm Damm Damm design original poster for our Cha Cha show as part of Capitol Hill Block Party this year. We go on at 9:45 at the Cha Cha stage, Sat 7/23.

It's all new levels of gross. We are gonna do our best to be as disgusting as this poster.

Bra Rock at Wild Buffalo in 2009

Stumbled across these pictures the other day from a raucous show at the Wild Buffalo in Bellingham from back in 2009. If memory serves me correct it was either Cicadas' last show or Dog Shredder's first show. Anyways, we're playing our usual dumb shit and all of a sudden this girl jumps on stage and takes her shirt off and starts getting nutty in just a bra. Was she wasted? Fucking of course. Luckily there were cameras. Enjoy!

Thanks to Paul Israel for the pictures.

These shots make me love my life.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stacy Schrag

We recently heard that our long time friend Stacy Schrag committed suicide on May 18th. This was a huge shock to hear and we're still reeling.

I wrote a big sappy eulogy, then read it, then deleted it. I don't think it was in the spirit of Stacy Schrag. I think I wrote it for myself to help process his absence, but I think if he read it he'd look at me with a smirk and tell me to fuck off. Here is the condensed version. Honest. Straight to the point. No bullshit. It's more his style.

Stacy played guitar in Blueprint for Disaster. They were unrelentingly brutal. Show for show I don't think I've been more positive I would see someone's blood than I was with BfD.

When we parted ways with Patrick, Stacy played guitar with us for a 5 week tour. He was my first pick for the job and after the tour I tried very diligently to get him to move to Seattle and permanently join the band. He declined, choosing to stay in Medford with his wife at the time (love you too Kimbo!) and continue building up the small DIY scene in Southern Oregon.

Stacy was a phenomenal photographer. We're proud to have his photography in our albums. His flickr page is here.

Stacy was a loyal friend. You could cold call him at 3am on a shitty drive up the coast and he'd open his house to you and the other 2 bands you're touring with in a second. He had your back without any hesitation.

I wish I could say I knew he was having trouble and had the opportunity to reach out and see if I could help, but sadly that's not how this shit tends to go down. Still think about him everyday. Love and miss him.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


We're writing a bunch of awesome songs, talking with label bros, and planning out engineers and studios for the seventh album from your favorite three jerks. Hope to have it recorded by end of year and out in 2012, preferably before the world ends.

We have some shows n' junk.

Sat 6/11 @ Underground Events Center
Noise for the Needy and Seattle Rock Guy present:
Black Queen
Vultures 2012
Smooth Sailing
Whiskey Tango
What What Now
DJ Nik C
DJ Blazon Stone
$10, 21+, 7pm

Wed 6/29 @ Neumos
Helms Alee (Album Release Show)
Brothers of the Sonic Cloth
Norska (Yob dudes)
$10, 21+, 8pm

July Something @ Cha Cha
We're playing everyone's favorite redly lit booze hole for the Cappy Hill Block Party. I forgot the details. I'll update later. It's gonna be great.

August Something @ TOTAL FEST
Haven't heard the official date/time/stage yet. We're gonna be in Montana partying like true mountain men. Take yer shirt off.

Sat 9/10 @ Roseland Theater (Portland, Northwest Music Fest)
$ doesn't matter, time doesn't matter, you'll be there.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Verellen amps on the Seattle Channel

The Seattle Channel recently did a feature on Verellen Amps. Also featured are three ugly hairy dudes in Akimbo, one of which plays an amp called the Dynamo.

Local broseph Seattle Rock Guy has posted the video. Click HERE to watch it.

Monday, January 10, 2011

1 Day in 1 Hour by Joseph Weisnewski

My dad is a damn good musician. He was in rowdy bands touring europe before I was born, he's been a music teacher my whole life, he got me my first guitar, he pointed me in all the right directions when I was learning how to play it, when he heard me listening to Rancid and NOFX he suggested I try Dead Kennedys and Oingo Boingo, and he made sure music was all around me and my sisters for our entire upbringing. He drove me to practices as a 14 year old, he helped record my first demos in a teenage band with Nat.

One of his more recent personal projects is called "One Day in One Hour / 1d1h", which is a captivating auditory exploration of an every-man's trial through the grind of office work. It is not background music, it is meant to be listened to. From the CD Baby link:

"Many contemporary listeners, especially those who have grown up with minimal exposure to western classical music, have had little contact with the concept of program music. The term ‘program’ is believed to have first been used by Liszt to describe music attempting to communicate extra-musical ideas such as a poem or a story. There are many examples of program music that pre-date Liszt however. From text painting in madrigals, to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, to Beethoven’s 6th and the works of Berlioz, many composers have engaged in this kind of musical story telling.
This work was begun in a spirit of fun and adventure. It is the composer’s hope that you the listener can experience it in the same light-hearted manner."

I have heard it in various stages of completion and seen it performed live with accompanying dancers and imagery. The piece is compelling, complex, catchy, and interesting. It definitely isn't the racket Akimbo is known for, but nonetheless I highly recommend it to everyone here.

Samples and MP3s available, full album is $9.99

CD Baby

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Paris, 2005

We played Paris back in October 2005 while on tour with The Assailant. It was a last minute show in the cellar of this tiny bar, only about 30 people showed up, but when we started playing the place blew up like a fucking powder keg. This was when Patrick Cunningham was still playing with us, the tour happened right after we finished recording Forging Steel and Laying Stone but before it was released.

I stumbled across these photos with Maria the other night so I'm posting them now.

This show was without a doubt the craziest we've ever played, and is easily my favorite of the thousands of shows in our history.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Hello dudes and babes.

Here we are destroying Tokyo like God-damn-zilla.

The Japan tour was fan-fucking-tastic. We owe many thanks to Phillip at Red Cobalt Industries for the Jersey Shores release and the potent 4 day tour through Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. We played with some great bands: Eternal Elysium, Vomit Monster, Coffins, Terror Squad, Birushanah, AKBK, and tons more. Also super great to see our bros from Green Milk From the Planet Orange: T, K, and Ace!

I'm also happy to announce we sold all the fart shirts.

 The year ending show with BuzzOven was also sweet. Thanks for raging.

Our friends in The Ruby Doe released a new album this year, which is a stripped down rock album very reminiscent of their first record. It's called "Getting Ahead in the Music Business". Follow the links on their myspace to buy it.

When the fuck is Dog Shredder gonna release an album?

Going into 2011 we are going to keep on playing around the northwest and keep working on new jams. We are a number of songs deep into a new album and the intent is to record it this year. Our pace has slowed considerably but we are still stoked on making brutal jams and raging with you fuckers.