I dug out a handful of concert posters from my hard drive and google and other sources. They represent about %0.001 of all DHC shows since 1989. If you’ve got a poster to submit, please send me a picture to controller -at- dancehallcrashers -dot- com and I’ll get it added. Thanks!
June 18th, 2006
John, a friend of the band who works at an ad agency here in San Francisco, graciously redesigned the site a couple of months ago. Lack of time on my part has prevented me from getting the new look up and online. I’m hoping this weekend is it… bear with me if the site is horribly, horribly broken as we go through some testing.
UPDATE – so the new design is mostly in place. It’s not yet perfect, and we have a neat jukebox we’ll be adding shortly. Bear with us while we get all of our ducks in a row.
UPDATE 2 – To encourage participation, I’m happy to report that you no longer need to register in order to leave a comment. I’ve enabled some anti-spam measures and assuming they work, commenting will be open to everyone. So try it – leave a comment!
May 12th, 2006
We (the website people, not the band) have been hard at work on the discography, getting it in the right order and adding all of those crazy old and rare albums we can find info about. Big thanks to Ryan Kelley who after years and years is still a great guy willing to help out. Also a big thanks goes to Jeremy Patton who gave Ryan the oldest known DHC release, “Say Cheese“. More coming soon…
May 5th, 2006
We’ve been really busy touring the antarctic suburbs for the past year since we made the DVD. It’s a little cold, but the people are super friendly on account of they’re crazy. People ask why we’re wasting our time down there when we could be playing NY, LA, Chicago, etc. Playing NY would be so obvious… so 2001. We got a letter from a fan in antarctica and he sounded crazy. At first we just put it in the crazy box along with the rest of those letters, but then we realized that he probably didn’t get enough sunlight and had gone off his rocker as a result. Then someone thought that because of where he sat on the pole he got way too much sunlight, and then we started arguing about it. We decided to go down ourselves and check because we all liked the idea of someone sitting on the pole.
Which brings us to the first quarter of 2006. It took us a minute to edit the DVD last summer because Karina and I had to edit out the thousands of bad shots of us. It’s interesting what camera guys can get when they’re in the pit filming up our skirts. We had a good time in the editing bay laughing at ourselves because for the past ten years we had imagined that we looked way cooler on stage. This is not the case. We are not cool at all . To top it off, when we were doing the commentary the first time around, Karina and I started arguing, which then escalated into a full
blown fight. The guys thought it was the funniest thing they had ever heard, but we decided to keep the first pass at the commentary to ourselves. It actually is the funniest thing we could ever release, but we burned all copies, so you will never know.
Now that the DVD is out, we have decided it’s probably time to finish those songs we claimed to be writing. We managed to play one at the show without blowing it, but we really should have finished them all a year ago when we started them, because we forgot a lot of the parts between then and now. I swear we will do it. We are almost done with a bunch of songs. We talked about putting them all together and making one long medley so that you couldn’t tell that they were missing a part. We will ask Fat Mike what he thinks of our Frankenrecord idea and get back to you.
April 10th, 2006
Now that we’re back online, it would be great if we were 100% accurate and complete too. First item to tackle is the discography. I’ve got what i know of in there but there are track listings, lyrics, tabs, pictures and who knows what funny anecdotes or facts are floating around out there. Please take a look and send anything you’ve got to me – controller at dancehallcrashers dot com. Thanks!
*Update 12/8* – Josh Hounshell sent in 12 albums worth of track listings for the discography including 5 compilation and import CDs we didn’t have listed yet. He is a stud! I challenge any of you with a big DHC collection to try and out do him…
October 18th, 2005
Kung Fu record sent a bunch of pictures from the Live DVD for you to view. These are great pics and really capture the band’s energy! Check out the gallery. Please remember these images are copyrighted so respect the photographer and the band.
If you don’t already have the DVD, you should order it now from Kung Fu records. The pre-orders have just started arriving as of yesterday and feedback is incredibly positive.
September 11th, 2005
It’s almost here! Due to release September 13th, we’re just about 2 weeks away from the release of DHC’s first ever DVD covering a House of Blues show. There are 23 songs and a bevy of extras including multiple angles, extra footage, band commentary, subtitles for English and Japanese, trailers and web links. Click the picture to see an enlarged version. You can pre-order it until September 10th for $14.98 from Kung Fu Records
August 30th, 2005