Brrr! It’s Bay Area cold! Yeah, yeah, laugh it up, all y’all who live in places where you can actually get killed by icicles. You also have fireplaces and heating and mukluks and stuff. We aren’t set up for seasons here, so if it gets chilly we sit here and shiver in our bootie shorts.

And thus begins 2012 – the last year ever, if you believe poorly translated Mayan glyphs  -  with icy feet. How shall this year end, O little Nuggalos? Perhaps with fire? Revolutions? Toads? Global shifts of polarity, consciousness and underwear? We have no freakin’ idea. If 2011 is any indication, we will expect the unexpected. Already, this cute little duckling of a year is looking pretty darn fun for your unstoppable pals at Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits.

But first, a little recap of how 2011 ended: September, October, and November were largely spent on and off the road with our powerful and victorious cartoon buddies Tornado Rider. After more than month with them across the U.S., we developed a pretty hard-core sneth habit. Upon return, we jumped right back into recording a new batch of songs at Dutch Oven Studios, run by our friend and occasional bandmate Craigums!

In the meantime, the Occupy Wall Street movement was gathering steam, and in Oakland (where Dan lives and Corbett’s previous address) things got pretty hectic. We wanted to help, and in December our song “Pac-Man & Pop Tarts” appeared on a free compilation called Occupy International.

Then, in honor of and in solidarity with #OccupyOakland, #OccupyTogether, #OccupyWallStreet and all of the many other occupy groups around the world, our band offered up an unmixed, unmastered and unreleased recent recording we made in August 2011. It went out as a nod to all of the valiant protesters involved in this movement… to all of those organizing on the front lines of this struggle. From our upcoming 2012 cover album, “Theft“, the song was originally written by Woody Guthrie in 1940 as a anti-union busting song. It was then updated wonderfully in 2000 by Billy Bragg.

In the folk tradition, Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits added new and appropriate lyrics about corporate hegemony, billionaires and other modern world ails… the song is called, “All You Fascists“.

Barely had 2012 begun when we lit up the Bay Area with an astonishingly fun January trifecta of Bay Area shows with Tornado Rider and another group of familiar road dogs, Emily’s Army. The evenings were peppered with special appearances by several other local legends including Kevin Seconds of 7 Seconds and Angelo Moore from Fishbone!

And the fun’s just beginning. Later this month we’ll be heading back into the studio to put the finishing touches on some new releases. Get ready for a read-along story songbook, a new LP of original material, a 10″ split with Duluth, MN’s Hard Feelings and the cover song LP. We’ll also be filming 2 music videos this week which will eventually appear on the F: The Videos DVD album. Four other music videos already in production are nearing completion!

Oh, did we mention we’re going to England?

Yep! We’re hopping the Pond for a single show in London, the UnNamed Festival. Organized by Tony Anastasi of the Green Day fansite, www.greendayauthority.com, this free event will take place Saturday, Jan. 21, and Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits (as well as several other Bay Area luminaries). This will be our first show outside of North America, and hopefully the first of many! Dude! We’re going to England! 

We also have tons more shows locally and semi-locally! Go here to see more info on all of them: http://bobbyjoeebola.com/?page_id=13

As exciting as this all is, there’s even more. On March 1, we’ll be playing at The Independent in San Francisco with Spittin’ Cobras, Flexx Bronco and The Butlers. This is a new milestone for us, and we can’t wait to take the stage at this all-around awesome show. Buy your tickets now at this link: http://www.theindependentsf.com/event/83057/

And in April, we’re confirmed to The Gathering of the Goofpunx in Portland, OR (April 5-8), as well as Way Out West Fest in Tucson, AZ (April 14). If you live in the Northwest or Southwest, keep an eye out for shows other shows we may announce, since we’ll already be on the road anyway.

One last Nuggit of news, friends & fans, and a little public service message. If you’ve ever felt empty inside, we have the answer. His name is Jesus! That’s right, we at Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits want you to let the Baby Jesus in. In where, we hear you ask?

This all may seem strange and sudden until you realize that we are now the official band of the glow-in-the-dark Baby Jesus Buttplug! Made by the Oakland-based artisans at Divine Interventions, this little buddy is 100% silicone, 100% fun, and is easy to find in the dark. We’ll have them available at most shows. Washes easily with soap & water… just like your sins! Available for a discounted price at our shows!

Here at Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, things are changing day by day. We hope you’ll continue to check in with us regularly and let your friends know, as our amazing adventure continues!
Thanks,
-Dan & Corbett

 

Looking for an awesome way to start out 2012?! Well, look no further than the BOBBY JOE EBOLA/TORNADO RIDER/EMILY’S ARMY Rock & Roll Weekend! Check the awesome flyer by AdamD of Gnarboots! Please repost!

Friday, January 6th, Saturday January 7th and Sunday, January 8th in Berkeley, San Francisco and San Jose respectively, these wildly fun bands are joining forces to bring the noise and then some!

Each show features a different lineup with special surprise guests and friends such as Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds, Go National!), The Smell, Monstrauss and The Caps!

And to top it off, Bobby Joe Ebola will be joined by Sean & Josh of Mystic Knights of the Cobra to bring you THREE RARE MACNUGGIT FULL BAND PERFORMANCES!

Show details and band websites below! See you there!

http://bobbyjoeebola.com/
http://www.tornadoriderband.com/
http://emilysarmyband.com/

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Friday, Jan. 6th – Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman w/ Bobby Joe Ebola, Tornado Rider, Kevin Seconds, Emily’s Army and The Smell ($7, All Ages, 8PM) – 924 Gilman St. Berkeley, CA 94701

EVENT LINK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/116569421780979/

Saturday, Jan. 7th – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop w/ Tornado Rider, Emily’s Army and Bobby Joe Ebola ($12, All Ages, 9PM) – 155 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 – On Fell Street between Franklin & Van Ness

EVENT LINK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/173299389420059/

Sunday, Jan 8th – San Jose, CA – SLG Boutiki w/ Tornado Rider, Monstrauss, Bobby Joe Ebola, Emily’s Army and The Caps ($10, All Ages, 7PM) – 577 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Make it a full weekend! Pencil it in now!

 

Allow us to give you a taste of heaven. You may need a chaser though.

Shoot At Will Films and Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits present the controversial fifth music video from the MacNuggits’ 2010 LP, “F” (videos for all of the album’s thirteen songs are being made!)… the hilariously blasphemous “Sweet Shit of Christ“. Directed by Jamie Dewolf and featuring an outrageous cast including Alex Koll, J. Lieber, Courtney Crimson, Amanda Cavanaugh, Natalie Ashodian, Don Reniff, Ian Whitson, Sissy Dewolf, Bakari Kafeli as Jesus and many more, this video is a MacNuggit-style skewering of religious hypocrisy throughout the ages, leaving no sacred cow untipped. This Oakland-style taste of the hereafter will have you on your knees with laughter.

If you would like to feature the video on your website, please contact Talia Miller at PRawr (talia@PRawr.com) to acquire a hi-def download or for any other press related inquiries.

For more from Shoot At Will Films: http://vimeo.com/shootatwillfilms

For more about the band, visit: http://bobbyjoeebola.com & http://facebook.com/​bobbyjoeebola

Help the band make their next epic music video by contributing to their IndieGoGo campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/lifeisexcellentvideo

Directed and edited by Jamie DeWolf for Shoot At Will Films

Cinematography and Steadicam: Gabriel Hurley, Second Camera: Jamie DeWolf and Michelantony “Micah” Dunston, Lighting Design: Lia Walker, Special Effects Makeup: Sissy DeWolf, Camera Assistant: Jon Logan, Assistant Director: Heather Markis, Best Boy: Gregg Semen

 

From the twisted rock wizards at Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits comes “Lake of Flies“, the latest mindbending music video off their album, 2010′s F (Out on SSBC)! With “Lake of Flies”, weirdo-rock pioneers Dan Abbott and Corbett Redford reveal a bizarre world unlike any you’ve seen before.

Directed by acclaimed artist Joseph Demaree (host of Welcome Back! TV and the mind behind Idiomism Records), “Lake of Flies” tells the story of a mysterious doorway in Dan’s basement, one which leads to the realm of a forgotten god. Psychedelic imagery, fantastic special effects, and maggots open the doors to your new religion.

For more on director Joseph Demaree: idiomism.com/ & josephdemaree.posterous.com/

For more info: bobbyjoeebola.com & add us on Facebook at facebook.com/​bobbyjoeebola

To purchase on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/​us/​album/​id393256620

To buy vinyl LP or CD: silversprocket.net/​blog/​we-make-stuff/​artist-store-bobby-joe-ebola-and-the-children-macnuggits/

For LP, CD or MP3: amazon.com/​Bobby-Joe-Ebola-Children-Macnuggits/​dp/​B0040ZA21I

 

From the trash-strewn strip malls and refinery-blighted hills of the San Francisco Bay Area comes the legendary acoustic duo Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits. Since its inception in 1995, the band has infected the hearts and minds of thousands of audiences, with an unforgettable combination of scathing social satire, contagious songwriting, intense and unpredictable performances, and poop jokes. Armed with only a guitar and two voices, singer Corbett Redford and singer/guitarist Dan Abbott have become the go-to troubadours for hilarious post-apocalyptic advice.

To complement its latest album, F (out on SF-based label SSBC) the band is releasing music videos for each of the record’s 13 songs .The first music video, “Poly” (the clean version), debuted in May and was promptly banned from YouTube for explicit content (UPDATE: July 5th, the video was reinstated by a YouTube censor as containing ‘artful nudity’!). In the midst of an ongoing 45-date U.S. tour (click here for tour dates and more details), the band is making several of these videos available online on a breakneck schedule (see below for full video release schedule).

June 8, www.thepunksite.com launched an exclusive debut of the video for “Real Cool” . In this zany live-action cartoon, the boys attempt to schmooze their way into a hipster dive bar, and hilarious antics ensue. The “Even Cooler” director’s cut will be released July 12.

The next video, “Lake of Flies”, debuts July 5. Directed by Joseph Demaree, “Lake of Flies” features stunning imagery and special effects. In “Lake of Flies”, Dan and Corbett embark on an eerie psychedelic voyage to a distant realm ruled by a dead god. Lake of Flies is the second part of a trilogy of short films directed by Demaree. The first, “Lost… And Found! In Space!?” debuted online in June.

The band’s first ever music video (BELOW), ‘Freaky Baby’ has garnered over 25,000 combined views on Vimeo, Funny Or Die and YouTube.

The band will offer fans a preview screening of the video for “Sweet Shit of Christ” at its July 29 show at the Uptown Nightclub in Oakland, CA. Directed by Jamie Dewolf (filmmaker and host of Oakland’s long-running Tourette’s Without Regrets variety show), “Sweet Shit of Christ” is a hilarious and scathing look at religious hypocrisy through the ages. The video debuts online September 6.

August 2, the video for “Time is Crawling” debuts online. Also directed by Jamie Dewolf, “Time is Crawling” is a chilling and visceral horror short unlike anything Bobby Joe Ebola fans have ever experienced. Not for the squeamish.

2011 Summer Video Release Schedule

June 8 – “Real Cool” exclusive online premier
July 5 – “Lake of Flies” online premiere
July 12 – “Real Cool” (Even Cooler version) online premiere
July 29 – “Sweet Shit of Christ” debut screening at Uptown Nightclub, Oakland, CA
August 2 – “Time is Crawling” online premiere
September 6 – “Sweet Shit of Christ” online premiere

See all currently available videos on the Bobby Joe Ebola Vimeo page: http://www.vimeo.com/bobbyjoeebola/videos

Other fun facts:

  • Several other videos are currently in various stages of production, including “Sandwiches and Ammunition”, “Jornaderos” “The Only Difference”, “Waking Up is Hard to Do”, “Pac-Man & Pop Tarts”, “The Crazy”, and “Life is Excellent”. The videos for “The Crazy” and “Life is Excellent” will be directed by standup comedian, San Francisco air guitar champion and filmmaker Alex Koll.
  • A DVD compilation of all 13 music videos is scheduled for released in early 2012, and will include comedy sketches, live performance footage, interviews and other special features.
 

Holy crap! More good news from Bobby Joe Ebola and Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club! We’ve teased and hinted but here it is: AMP Magazine has premiered our webcomic, “Life Is Excellent” by illustrator and author Don Reniff and colorist Joey Rintoul. They’re also streaming the song that inspired it, so you can listen while you read. Enjoy! If you like it, share it with your friends! Click on the image below to visit the awesomeness!

 

This is so awesome! When we recorded our new album, “F”, we asked our good and hilarious buddy, Alex Koll, to do a guest spot. He obliged and totally asked us to return the favor and do some stuff on his album! Holy spit, we are truly excited. The album is out on Rooftop Comedy and available thru iTunes on 1/11/11!!! But don’t wait until then, you can pre-order it right the hell now by visiting those sites! Just follow the links we’ve so dutifully provided!

Alex has also invited us, and we are fucking totally giddy about this, to play his album release party at the mucho renowned Punchline in San Francisco! Buy your tickets NOW, right here! It is truly an honor to be on our friend’s new album and to join in the celebration of it’s birth into this cold world! Also performing are the wonderful comedians Sean Keane and Emily Heller! And we won’t be the only music guys on the bill! Also playing will be the awesome DJ Real!

Come out to the Punchline on 1/17/10 and get your copy of “Wizard Hello” featuring us MacNuggits yodelin’ and barkin’ on the tracks, “Dad, Dad, Dad” and “Go To Work”!!

 

We are hitting the fuggin’ pavement in support of our new records, people! Catch us in your town, city or burg soon! Check this list for all of our upcoming tour dates! We also have future plans to play Chico, Medford, Ashland, Kelso, Bend, Bellingham, Portland, Eugene, Seattle, Reno, Sacramento, Stockton and Missoula at the beginning of next year. And to top it off, we’re talking about possible Spring tours and/or split 7″s with the likes of Emily’s Army, Trainwreck Riders, Tartar Control, Hard Feelings, Sweet Nothing and Bay Area Derailleurs Bike Dance Troupe.

2010 Bobby Joe Ebola “Bathroom Pass” US Tour

10/19/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ Meatheads Comedy Night
10/20/10 – Las Cruces, NM @ The Trainyard with Homeowners and Buffalo
10/21/10 - Austin, TX @ Hole In The Wall with That Damned Band!, New Time, Shotgun Party and Hour Band
10/22/10 – Austin, TX @ Trailer Space Records with Baron Grod, Northern Paradox and Honey & Salt
10/24/10 – Chattanooga, TN @ Anarctica with Ghetto Bird, Planet Ketchup and Carsick
10/25/10 – Asheville, TN @ The Get Down with Blood Summer and Skool Nite
10/26/10 – Athens, GA @ Little King’s Punk Rock DJ Night!
10/27/10 - Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo’s with Dan Padilla, Unfun and more!
10/29/10 – THE FEST! @ Gainesville, FL – Jeff’s Deli with tons of bands!
10/31/10 – THE FEST! @ Gainesville, FL – Boca Fiesta with Paul Baribeau, Franz Nicolay and tons more!
11/05/10 – San Francisco, CA – ART & MUSIC SHOW with Thee HoboGobbelins, Camera Gunn, Nikki & the Mongoloid and artists: Jon Carling, Ben Catmull, Chris Murdoch, Don Reniff, Craig Calderwood and more!
11/13/10 – Richmond, CA @ Burnt Ramen with New Earth Creeps and more!
11/14/10 – Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater with FANG, The Aces, The Rattlesnakes and more!
11/19/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Dark Room’s Snob Theater with comedians & The Dead Westerns!

 

Below is a photo of our new second guitarist for occasional full band shows. Holy shit yes.

Full band lineup now includes: Dan & Corbett, Johnny Geek, Delorean Super Rad Awesome (Josh from M.K.O.T.C.) on drums and Night Moves (Sean from M.K.O.T.C.) on bass, who are now joined  Craig “Hot Lixx Hulahan” Billmeier on second guitar. Did I already say, “Holy shit yes.”? OK, just checking.

For more about Craig and his air guitar identity or his recording studio, The Dutch Oven, visit: http://www.hotlixxhulahan.com/ or http://www.yourmother.com/dutchoven/

 

Holy geez!!! So much happening after a bit of a lull. I guess its the calm before the storm, as they say. We here at MacNuggit Central in conjunction with our pals at Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club have been biding our time and counting our crows with bated breath in anticipation of all of the exciting stuff we’ve been waiting to release on the world… and finally, some of it is here for your consumption!

Firstly, our new album, “F“!!! It is available thru the Silver Sprocket site in LP or CD versions with limited edition t-shirt designs and free vinyl stickers! There are many options and all of them involve a great deal of discount! All are available for pre-order and will ship within the next week! (Limited shirts ship separately than records. LOCALS TAKE NOTE: Any orders wanting to pick up their LPs or CDs at record release shows, please bring PayPal confirmation printout and shirt/sticker will be sent out soon after once they arrive! Yay!)

Please visit the following link for these special deals and support your local Nuggits! http://www.silversprocket.net/blog/?page_id=2326

If you need to hear these tunes right the F now (get it? har har!), Amazon MP3 has an early release of the tracks! Follow this link to get ‘em! http://www.amazon.com/F/dp/B0040Q6HS4

And… drumroll!!! “The Freaky Baby EP” is available for early download on Amazon MP3! Soon it will be available with the accompanying video directed by Emmy nominated Bent Lens as an iTunes exclusive, but for now you can get it here! It’s cheap! http://www.amazon.com/Freaky-Baby/dp/B00433AVYK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1284659519&sr=8-2-catcorr

Also available at shows and for sale via online mailorder will be the “Freaky Fun Pack” which includes a signed poster, download card of the EP, sticker and “dental dam” for her pleasure! Ah yeah! 7″ and remix in the works too! Freaky!