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American Dirt – Sunken Gardens

3 Jun

The new American Dirt album has a release date! The album will be out on July 10 but you can stream a track, “Backroom” right now and pre-order the album to get an immediate digital download of the whole damn thing! You lucky dogs!

Coming Up…

6 May

A whole slew of goodness folks….


Dead Volts – We Are Already Dead

4 Dec

The Dead Volts debut album, “We Are Already Dead”, is now available for streaming and FREE download.

9? We’ve done that many?

14 Aug


Mike Blanchard & the Californios

1 Aug

We first met Mike Blanchard & the Californios in a auto garage in Sacramento. Sounds like the typical fairy tale meeting right?
We knew right away that they’d be a great fit with Twang N Bang because someone has to bring the Twang heavy right? We went ahead and adopted their 2013 release “Gringo” which we expect to see a new pressing of soon but more importantly we look forward to helping get out some brand new music from these folks for you in the near future.

So take a listen to their tunes and then come see them at Twang N Bang IX at the Frog & Peach Pub in SLO on August 31!

Welcome to Twang N Bang Mike Blanchard & the Californios ! Hope you survive the experience !

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It’s Alive!

17 Jun

Tons of shows and release news forthcoming! Start with this:


Hey there…

30 Apr

Things have been kind of quiet over here for some time but we are starting to ramp up again with some killer releases and a few shows to boot. First up is the “Californnessee” tour that will see Matt Woods (Now with Drums!), American Dirt, 50 Watt Heavy and the Dead Volts playing a round of shows together in May. It’s a killer line-up for a tour so try to make some of those shows if you can.

We have a few upcoming releases to get excited about to. A split 7″ from two of our favorite artists as well as two full lengths from artists already on the roster. We will be announcing all of this very soon.

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Four on the Floor

12 Sep

Our latest release is a four way split 7″ record, maximum bang for your buck here.  Dead Volts, American Dirt, 50 Watt Heavy and Grub Dog & the Amazing Sweethearts all turn in tight and punchy songs on this micro-mini comp. Get it!

Twang N Bang VIII

20 Aug

Honestly can’t believe we are on Twang N Bang VIII already. Every Labor Day is extra special for us here at Twang n Bang since we get to do our yearly celebration of killer bands. When we first started out it was all San Luis Obispo based bands but since then we’ve started welcoming bands that come through SLO often from such distant lands as Santa Barbara, Sacramento and even Austin, Texas! This years lineup is killer, check it out:


50 Watt Heavy

Grub Dog & the Amazing Sweethearts

The Trouble Spots

Dead Volts

the Mutineers

Blossom Rock

American Dirt

Cuesta Ridge

St. James Infirmary

King Walrus & the Magicians

AMerican Dirt – July 27th

16 Jul

Long awaited and well worth it….

We are very proud to be a part of the debut album from American Dirt, “Heavy Thought & Riddle”. These guys have been putting in the work and becoming a really great band. This album is a killer set of tunes that you will undoubtedly be singing along with well after you finally stop listening and are just trying to get some damn sleep. Trust me I know these things.


We celebrate the release of this album on Saturday July 27th at Camozzi’s in Atascadero. American Dirt will of course be laying down a set featuring songs from the new album and with guest drummer Mark Folkrod holding down the drum throne. Mark’s band the Dead Volts (ever heard of them?) are on the bill as well as the debut of former drummer JP’s brand spanking new band Harvey Dent. So yeah it’s gonna be a pretty killer busy night.