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Upcoming Shows:
Past Shows:
  • Monday, October 17th, Galaxy Hut Arlington, VA with Cars Can Be Blue. $5, 9pm.

    Wow. CCBB was a tough act to follow. Plus, they have a cool school-bus that runs on veggie oil.

  • Friday, September 2nd. Velvet Lounge, Washington, DC. With The Mittens, and The Bonapartes.

    A fun, fun show, featuring two bands we had never heard before and wound up enjoying immensely. All the drinking Bolophonics got sufficiently hammered. We'll have sound clips up soon.

  • Saturday, August 13th. Rock n' Romp, Secret Suburban Enclave, Silver Spring, MD. With The Gena Rowlands Band and Blame it on Debbie.

    Holy crap, was it hot!!! Kevin no longer feels bad about making Debbie and her family sick at his BBQ; Oh, did I mention Kevin was wearing jeans? He is a genius.

  • Thursday, June 16th, 2005 Velvet Lounge, Washington, DC
    With The Originators and The Fallen One. $7, 21+.

    Our best show yet, easily. Played well, and crowd was great! Sobriety agrees with Kevin; who knew?

  • Saturday, May 7th, 2005 Make Out Party.
    With Sprites, The Bedtimes, and Faraday.

    Awesome! The Make-out party rocks! Basement shows are a ton of fun when done properly. Every band we played with is well worth checking out and gets the Bolophonics' seal of approval.

  • Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 DC9, Washington, DC
    With Waking State and The Rantings of Eva.

    Mad props to Rantings of Eva, who were gracious and kind about a lineup snafu. Man, we need to get a rekkid recorded.

  • Wednesday, March 16th, 2005; Grog and Tankard, Washington, DC
    With Nawat and Skin Deep. $6, 21+. 8:30pm.

    What a nightmare. Kevin spent 90 minutes in the sewer across the street from the G&T looking for his car keys after the show. He would like everyone to know he wasn't even drunk. There is a 13" Pearl Export rack tom still in the sewer; I had to use it as a step to get out. Never did find the keys.

  • Monday, February 21st, 2005; DC9, 1940 9th Street NW, Washington DC

    With Gist and Carol Bui.

    Decent crowd for a rainy Monday following a three-day weekend, which were treated to a decent Bolophonic-style performance. After we finished, Nayan from Gist said, "once the vocals matched they key of the song, it sounded pretty good." Oy vey; sorry everyone!

  • Saturday, February 5th, 2005; Cheif Ike's Mambo Room, 1725 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC

    Son of IkeStock. Fantastic show; every band was excellent! The bands were:

  • Thursday, January 6th, 2005; Grog & Tankard, 2408 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC

    With Running With Scissors and Aberdeen. Note to fledgling bands: Give yourself a name that shows up near the top of a Google search. Sorry Aberdeen; send us a link and we'll put it up here. As for the show, here's a recap: 1st song, Tim breaks a string. Wait 5 minutes while its fixed. 2nd song needs to be Ashlee Simpsoned as the bass tuning is not yet corrected. 5th song, Kevin blows his amp. Wait 5 minutes while soundguy Tony fixes everything. 6th song, Kevin breaks a string. He has a backup guitar, hooray. Amazingly, Peter's drums stood strong and true throughout the whole set. Actual music sounded pretty good, but atmosphere was tainted by equpiment malfunctions and half the audience pissed off that we didn't sound tough like their heroes in Puddle of Mudd. The two d's mean they rock.

  • Sunday, December 5th, 2004; Art-o-matic

    With the Parlor Scouts. The third band was a no-show, so it was just us and the Parlor Scouts, who I missed due to a massive vomiting fit by my kids; I had to take them home immediately. Sorry, P-Scouts!! Boy, were we full of t-shirt ideas tonight.

  • Sunday, November 28th, 2004; WMUC, Third Rail Radio

    With Human Host and The Masters of The Universe. Nobody let us know we were on the air, so the first minute or so of the broadcast is the WMUC engineers laughing at us for not knowing we were on the air. Kevin had some pretty cool feedback noises happenning, though. And it was a mishmash of screwed up parts and forgotten lyrics, but it was still fun.

  • Saturday, November 20th, 2004; Laughing Lizard Lounge, Alexandria, VA

    With The Lil Hospital, Adam Lipman, Hugh J. and The Picnic, and Mandarin Dynasty. Yep. Thanks to Dave Meyer for having us.

  • Saturday, November 6th, 2004; Staccato, Washington, DC

    With The Lime Twiggs, Bleeder Resistor, and Apehouse. This was a food drive sponsored by the Local 221 folks. The Bolophonics refused to heed the axiom, "only play songs you know", and were burned once. But only once; it was an otherwise excellent show.

  • Sunday, October 3rd, 2004; Rock n' Romp, Secret Suburban Enclave

    With Autumn City Faders and, hey, Shoddy Workmanship again! Beeee-yoooteeful weather! Those in attendance witnessed our inspiring triumph over technical difficulties. As usual, my kids were the cutest ones there.

  • Saturday, September 25th, 2004; Chief Ike's Mambo Room, Washington, DC

    Our re-debut, with Shoddy Workmanship and Spudnik. Tim points out to me that I always get pneumonia or the flu or something like that a few days before we play, so I guess its a good thing we haven't played in a few months. The relative frequency of our future shows has me concerned; will I be sick all the time? This was also Peter's first show; will he quit too?

  • Tuesday, May 4th, 2004; Royal Lee, Arlington, VA

    Our first show! With The Florenteens, to this day one of my all-time fave DC bands, and Psychic Twin. Our drummer quit the next day; that was not a very bolophonic thing to do.

Photography courtesy of Pamela Leahigh.