Welcome to the official page of BOBGOBLIN, a band whose current line-up has been together since 1994, building on a concept that started in 1992.  After some creative diversions over the years, including a period in which we released a couple of records under the name AOJ (Adventures of Jet), the group is more committed than ever to bringing our many musical, visual, and conceptual ideas to light, even as the twilight begins to sprint with us in our race to the finish while the noise of digital shit tries to drown us out.  Join us on this and other sites as we continue to release new songs, unveil new videos, and discuss the issues and inspirations that help feed our rock n' roll rants.  Make sure to sign up for our mailing list or follow us if you'd like to be notified when new songs and videos are released and when new shows are announced.  In our world, you that enjoy the BOB's rock are the Black Market Party, the boldest and most independent-spirited rock n' roll fans on Earth.  Stay tuned to this BMP channel and we will continue to lead the march of the party as we have done for the long haul.  Let's Rock!  


Our music video for "Danger" was submitted to a handful of film festivals with music video categories. We're excited to announce our first selection! Feel The Reel International Film Festival is primarily an online-based film festival, and though films are judged by festival organizers and screened in Bucharest, Romania, the festival does include an Audience Award, which you can vote for here: Rock the vid again (let's go to our own channel this time since it needs some view-love, and VOTE!


We have a number of things going on in October as individuals, but we are sneaking in some rockshow so we can get the cobwebs offs, which is especially a problem in October.  Check the flyers below!  We are also working on dates in the North Midwest in late November, so stay tuned for news on that front.


The initial version of our music video for "Danger" (from our album LOVE LOST FOR BLOOD LUST) was released the weekend of July 15, and we were definitely stoked about the result from our collaborative efforts with the great animators at Hyun's Dojo, who provided the stickman character animation for the video.  Hyun's Dojo had planned to release the video on their very popular YouTube channel concurrently with our release of it on our channel.  However, when the Dojo saw how everything had come together, they decided to postpone the release of the original version on their channel and, as a special surprise to us, provide additional content that would make the whole video ever better!  To back up a bit, we had initially discussed a scene where our hero would have to face the "Boss" of the danger signs, but it was originally scrapped for scheduling reasons.  After seeing the original version, The Dojo decided that the "Boss" scene must be completed, so they were able to make it happen, and thus an extended and more dynamic version of the video was edited together and can now be found on both our channel and Hyon's Dojo.  So, just as "Close Encounters" had to be re-released as a "Special Edition" in 1980, after more special effects were added, we now present the "Special Edition" of our music video for "Danger."


It was a long time coming, and there are still more videos for the last record in the queue, but the first official music video from the LOVE LOST FOR BLOOD LUST record, has finally been released.  The lucky song is "Danger."  Check it out and let us know what you think!


The Modern Rock Review did us a big favor and really dug into the record as much as could be expected, so if you need to read a concise overview that gives you a good push-start into the record, in lieu of simply doing what we recommend and digging right into the record itself, MRR provides a good start.  Thanks, MRR!



Featuring this song today because Tony and I were just discussing how, when we are reviewing the latest record for whatever reason (sending to press, etc), we always sort of forget this one is on there, yet it's a sleeper nugget that's probably as musically indicative as any of our songs of that small part of us that is influenced by 70s radio rock ("The Way Out" on AOJ's PART3: COPING is another good example). Whereas a lot of LOVE LOST FOR BLOOD LUST deals - often with an ironic whimsy consistent throughout our catalog - with the socio-economically oppressive, corporate fascism that we believe spins the world, some of the songs deal with the matter on a larger scale by noting the real violence and impact on the society as a whole. A few of the songs, however, skirt around the rim of the matter, touching upon the smaller, more intimately annoying byproducts of the state of things. I wrote this song while trying to resolve an administrative matter with a corporation via a phone conversation. As I'm sure many of you know - it's never a phone conversation as much as it is a float trip on a leaking kayak through the middle of a massive electronic whirlpool, with each punch of a number on the dial being a shove back to the center of the vortex, as you exhaustively try to paddle your way out of the center. Alas, you reach a human at some point! And they promptly do all they can to get you back to a robot, away from the answer you seek, and back into the center of the vortex. Kind of in the same way that almost all of the songs on AOJ's COPING - all basically one-sided conversations with corporate management of some sort - were construed as person-to-person love songs and disagreements (and that's cool if it works for the listener), this song sounds like a love song. And it is, if you change the word "love" to "hate." Because I fucking hate making that call.

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Previous events

Date Event Location
BOBGOBLIN @ DoubleWide Double Wide, Dallas, TX Double Wide, Dallas, TX
BOBGOBLIN @ Vino's Vino's, Little Rock, AR Vino's, Little Rock, AR
BOBGOBLIN @ Quenchers Saloon Quenchers Saloon, Chicago, IL Quenchers Saloon, Chicago, IL
BOBGOBLIN @Click's Live Click's Live, Tyler, TX Click's Live, Tyler, TX
BOBGOBLIN @Doublewide Doublewide, Dallas, TX Doublewide, Dallas, TX
BOBGOBLIN @Summerfest Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
Red Gorilla Music Festival - SXSW Thirsty Nickel, Austin, TX 78701 Thirsty Nickel, Austin, TX 78701
BOBGOBLIN @ Streets of London Pub - Denver, CO Streets of London Pub, Denver, CO Streets of London Pub, Denver, CO
BOBGOBLIN @ The Underground - Santa Fe, NM The Underground, Santa Fe, NM 87501 The Underground, Santa Fe, NM 87501
BOBGOBLIN @ The Observatory North Park - San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
BOBGOBLIN @ Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA
BOBGOBLIN @ Time Out Lounge - Tempe, AZ Time Out Lounge, Tempe Time Out Lounge, Tempe
BOBGOBLIN @ The Rock - Tucson, AZ The Rock, Tucson The Rock, Tucson
BOBGOBLIN @ Hoots Pub - Amarillo, TX Hoot's Pub, Amarillo, TX Hoot's Pub, Amarillo, TX
BOBGOBLIN @The Hunt Club - Tulsa, OK The Hunt Club, Tulsa, OK The Hunt Club, Tulsa, OK
BOBGOBLIN @ Curtain Club - Dallas, TX Curtain Club, Dallas, TX Curtain Club, Dallas, TX
BOBGOBLIN @ Lola's Saloon - Ft. Worth, TX Lola's Saloon, Ft. Worth, TX Lola's Saloon, Ft. Worth, TX
BOBGOBLIN @ Surfside 7 - Fort Collins, CO Surfside 7, Fort Collins, CO 80524 Surfside 7, Fort Collins, CO 80524
BOBGOBLIN @ Snowboard on the Block Festival Denver, CO Denver, CO
BOBGOBLIN @ Three Links - Dallas Three Links, Dallas, TX Three Links, Dallas, TX