Monday, May 14, 2012

Last show will be 8/11 at Comet in Seattle

Our last show will be Saturday August 11th at the Comet Tavern in Seattle, WA.

Here is a helpful FAQ for the inquisitive fuckers out there:

  • We decided to stop playing because Aaron is leaving the band for non-dramatic reasons. He just wants to do other stuff. Nat and I are completely busy/fulfilled with our various other projects and see no need to drag you people through any more nonsense than you deserve. Also, Aaron is really good, and rather than try and outshine his contributions we'd rather be lazy and just do other bands.
  • The decision was totally boring. We talked for a bit, agreed it was the best call, and started talking about the last show. Nobody punched anyone, nobody was the asshole, voices were not raised. So far in my experiences breaking up with a band is way easier than breaking up with a girl.
  • Akimbo has been actively playing shows since October of 1998. That's roughly 14 & 1/2 years, which is longer than I did anything else. Including school.
  • We have almost a whole album written. We might try and record some songs, we might not. It all boils down how little of a pain in the ass that is going to be and if any labels are foolish awesome enough to release a half complete record that will never be performed.
  • Counting touring guitar players, Aaron was the band's 11th member.
  • We released 6 albums. I love and hate all of them equally. 
  • The single greatest influence on this band is/was Nomeansno. If you are reading this and don't know them you need to correct that.
  • When we started booking tours the internet wasn't a thing. We used phones and we cold called angry people who did not want to talk to you.
  • When I try to think of bands that can outdrink us night for night on tour I really have to dig deep. Saviours is probably the closest. Lords' original line up also came close. Everyone else got dusted.
  • Five vans have fallen under our touring battle cry.
  • I think my favorite show of the band's lifetime was a last minute show to 20 people in a wine cellar in Paris, France. It went off like a pipe bomb. You weren't there.
  • Considering the casual nature of all this I'm not going to say we'll NEVER play again. It could happen with the right circumstances. We'll probably be fat and gross and if you go you'll probably be initially stoked but end up disappointed that it wasn't as good as you remember. Just to be dramatic I want to put a ridiculous disclaimer on that, so I'll say we won't play a reunion show unless it is also Botch's reunion show.
  • I don't care if you never liked this band. It was always for me, never for you. You were just a happy accident.
... that being said ... Ferocious and sincere thanks to all of our friends and supporters. We have had a gift of an experience and take none of it for granted. Each one of you have a seat saved at our banquet hall in Valhalla.

Have a good time all the time.

See you 8/11


  1. You guys are the best

  2. First saw you guys in roughly 2002. Been my favorite band ever since. See you on the 11th!

  3. You guys have been one of my favorite bands for over the last decade since I first saw you as an impressionable teenager at the Redmond Firehouse. Still spin all of your albums regularly. Some of my favorite memories are from seeing you guys perform live. Nothing was funnier then taking an unsuspecting friend along to see their face get melted off by the awesome. Thanks for all the great times, and hearing loss.

  4. I'm almost foolish enough to put out your record. I want it so much.

  5. I had never heard of you until about 4 years ago when I moved to the west coast, been blown away ever since. I listen to you guys almost every day. Inspired by your riffs, lifted by your crushing tone and energy, saddened to see it end. Much love and much respect.

  6. Fuck. And I just carved "AKIMBO" in my arm with a razorblade. Dammit! Dammit!

  7. Too bad Akimbo is no more ! I was eagerly waiting for a new record since Jersey Shores and was wondering what the hell was going on for you.
    I'm disappointed to here such news considering I haven't had the chance to see you live (I definitely wasn't it that Paris cellar although I'm in France, what was I doing that night ??).
    Maybe I'll make the trip to your reunion show ;-)
    You guys rock !

  8. Sick statements from a sick, honest band. Went to all your Boise shows. Thank you for no bullshit power riffage. Fuck indie rock.

  9. I think i just died a little inside. i cant wait to get my face melted off tonight. i love you mother fuckers