The Balboas

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The Balboas - Surf Psychobilly Rockabilly Punk Alternative Rock Skatepunk Garage Rock Indie Live Act in Berlin

The Balboas Short Info

Decked out in their traditional black, the Balboas bring a full frontal Fender fueled attack of American rock n’ roll that doesn’t neatly fit into established genres. Armed with the instruments and back beat of 1960’s era west coast acts, the Balboas song writing and performances infuse the angst and irreverence of late 70s and 80s punk rock into a distorted, reverb soaked, barrage of sound. Over 20 years and thousands of miles on the touring circuit, the Balboas have forged a sound of their own, earning a reputation as a blazing and bawdy live act characterized by a greasy American middle finger. Despite establishing their own unique sound, the Balboas have complimented some of the toughest, grizzled, and road worn touring acts in the U.S., having shared the stage with garage-rock icons the Woggles and the Fleshtones, rockabilly giants Southern Culture on the Skids and the Flat Duo Jets, southern rockers Nashville Pussy and the Drive-By Truckers, punk legends Agent Orange and the Dictators, and the masters of surf guitar, Dick Dale and Slacktone.

The Balboas were formed in 1995 and released their first studio recording Heavy Surf Advisory in 1998. Accomplished studio musicians, the Balboas followed with the full length recordings Little Bit of Fear, and Big as You Need as well as a live release Duvel’s Advocate. The band quickly established a worldwide audience assisted by regular rotation on Little Steven's Underground Garage and an internet cult following.

Decked out in their traditional black, the Balboas bring a full frontal Fender fueled attack of American rock n’ roll that doesn’t neatly fit into established genres. Armed with the instruments and back beat of 1960’s era west coast acts, the Balboas song writing and performances infuse the angst and irreverence of late 70s and 80s punk rock into a distorted, reverb soaked, barrage of sound. Over 20 years and thousands of miles on the touring circuit, the Balboas have forged a sound of their own, earning a reputation as a blazing and bawdy live act characterized by a greasy American middle finger. Despite establishing their own unique soun...

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Past Gigs The Balboas

  • 12 | 2017 US & Europe More than 300 gigs as as established opener and headliner
  • 11 | 2017 Melbourne, FL Lou's
  • 03 | 2016 Cocoa Beach, FL Surf Bar
  • 03 | 2016 Indialantic, FL Baroos
  • 08 | 2015 Columbus, OH Rumba Cafe
  • 08 | 2015 Akron, OH Annabell's
  • 08 | 2015 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
  • 08 | 2015 Buffalo, NY Tralf Music Hall
  • 08 | 2014 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Club
  • 08 | 2014 San Diego, CA The Casbah
  • 08 | 2014 West Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go-Go
  • 08 | 2014 Santa Barbara, CA SOhO
  • 08 | 2014 Reno, NV Sheas Tavern
  • 12 | 2013 Akron, OH Annabelles
  • 12 | 2013 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
  • 06 | 2012 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theater
  • 06 | 2012 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
  • 06 | 2012 Sacramento, CA Harlowes
  • 05 | 2010 Chicago, IL. Cobra Lounge
  • 05 | 2010 Morgantown, WV Mainstage
  • 05 | 2010 New Haven, CT cafe nine
  • 05 | 2010 New York, NY Saint Vitus Bar
  • 05 | 2010 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
  • 06 | 2007 Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Mai Kai
  • 06 | 2007 Miami, FL The Vagabond
  • 06 | 2007 Miami, FL Chamberlins
  • 06 | 2007 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
  • 06 | 2007 Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The Culture Room
  • 06 | 2007 Orlando, FL Will's Pub
  • 07 | 2002 Los Angeles, CA The Garage
  • 07 | 2002 San Francisco, CA Kimo’s
  • 07 | 2002 Fresno, CA Sukiyaki’s
  • 07 | 2002 Hermosa Beach, CA Pitcher House
  • 07 | 2002 Las Vegas, NV Severed Finger
  • 07 | 2002 San Diego, CA Ken Club
  • 03 | 2002 Baltimore, MD Fletcher’s
  • 03 | 2002 in Newport, RI Area 22
  • 03 | 2002 Philadelphia, PA Tritone
  • 03 | 2002 Philadelphia, PA Khyber Pass
  • 04 | 2001 Leuven, Belgium Gecko’s
  • 04 | 2001 Oud-Heverlee, Belgium JH
  • 04 | 2001 Ghent, Belgium Charlatan
  • 04 | 2001 Heythuizen, Holland Tom-Tom
  • 04 | 2001 Hoogstraten, Belgium Verschi
  • 04 | 2001 Wortel, Holland T’Slot
  • 04 | 2001 Bornem, Belgium Kadee
  • 04 | 2001 Gierle, Belgium Tiki’s
  • 04 | 2001 Antwerpen, Belgium Antwerpen Prison
  • 04 | 2001 Tilburg, Holland Club 013
  • 04 | 2001 Kasterlee, Belgium Jeka
  • 04 | 2001 Goes, Holland De Pompe
  • 08 | 2000 Savannah, GA Velvet Elvis
  • 08 | 2000 Athens, GA Tasty World
  • 08 | 2000 Baltimore, MD Cafe Tattoo
  • 08 | 2000 Charleston, SC Cumberland’s
  • 08 | 2000 Charlotte, NC Double Door
  • 08 | 2000 Chapel Hill, NC SLEAZEFEST
  • 07 | 2000 New York City, NY CBGB
  • 07 | 2000 Philadelphia, PA The Kyber
  • 07 | 2000 New York City, NY The Continental
  • 07 | 2000 Long Branch, NJ Brighton Bar
  • 07 | 2000 Troy, NY Positively 4th Street
  • 07 | 2000 Boston, MA Club Bohemia
  • 05 | 2000 Painesville, OH Nemeth’s Lounge
  • 05 | 2000 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
  • 05 | 2000 Charleston, WV Empty Glass
  • 05 | 2000 Akron, OH Karl’s Elbow Gril
  • 05 | 2000 Cleveland, OH Blind Lemon
  • 08 | 1999 Chapel HIll, NC Local 506
  • 08 | 1999 Philadelphia, PA Druid’s Keep
  • 08 | 1999 Melbourne, FL The Hustler
  • 08 | 1999 Athens, GA Tasty World
  • 08 | 1999 Richmond, VA Hole in the Wall
  • 08 | 1999 Savannah, GA Velvet Elvis
  • 08 | 1999 Atlanta, GA Star Bar
  • 07 | 1999 Long Branch, NJ Brighton Bar
  • 07 | 1999 Akron, OH Annabell’s
  • 07 | 1999 Youngstown, OH Nyabingi Dance Hal
  • 07 | 1999 New York, NY CBGB
  • 07 | 1999 Philadelphia, PA Upstairs at Nick’s
  • 07 | 1999 Troy, NY Positively 4th Street
  • 07 | 1999 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
  • 12 | 1998 Cleveland, OH The Phantasy

Discography The Balboas

  • 2018 Meet You in Hell EP | Burn and Surf Records
  • 2012 Big As You Need Album | Burn and Surf Records
  • 2003 Duvel's Advocate (Live in Europe) Album | Burn and Surf Records
  • 2001 A Little Bit of Fear Album | Burn and Surf Records
  • 1995 Heavy Surf Advisory Album | Burn and Surf Records

Media

  • Video The Balboas - Insane Burrit...
  • Video The Balboas - Santa Cruz
  • Video The Balboas - Forty Foot In...
  • Sound Souls (Taste Like Chicken)
  • Sound Monkey See
  • Sound Skeleton Kiss
  • Sound Seven Lovely Sins 1
  • Video The Balboas - Souls (Taste ...
  • Sound Santa Cruz
  • Sound Delta Sonic Kiss
  • Sound Pesce Vino
  • Sound Green Death

Fan Radar

819 Fans
201 Plays

Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 1995

Members

  • Rich Griffith Lead Guitar
  • Rick Frei Rhythm Guitar
  • Caitie O'Shea Bass
  • Mark Healy Vocals
  • Dusty Watson Drums