The Blind Shake

"The Blind Shake is at once spacey, primitive futuristic, and brutal: a kind of backyard extraterrestrial minimal surf-punk party. One guitar, one baritone guitar, a fuckload of reverb, and a drummer who deserves an Olympic medal." [SF Weekly]

Fronted by brothers Jim and Mike Blaha, with friend Karl TeBeest on drums, the trio have been tunneling through the underground since before telephones could talk. Having seven full length albums to their credit, several singles, three collaborations with psych legend Michael Yonkers and another with down-stroke warrior John Reis, the band continues to push the sliding scale between catchy punk songs and pitch red noise.

They have recently toured with Swami John Reis, Thee Oh Sees, as well as headlined US, Canadian and European tours. The band has played the UK's End of the Road Festival, Sled Island in Calgary, Gonerfest, SXSW, and several other festivals. They have also provided support for Billy Idol, Rocket From the Crypt, Spiritualized, The Spits, No Bunny, The Urinals, Red Cross, A Frames, and Mike Watt.

Past Shows


Jan
7
th
2017
Turf Club
Oct
29
th
2016
7th St Entry
Oct
29
th
2016
7th St Entry

The Blind Shake

with FURY THINGS and Tongue Party
Jul
10
th
2016
Mainroom
Jul
10
th
2016
Mainroom

Billy Idol

with The Blind Shake
May
21
st
2016
Indeed Brewery
May
21
st
2016
Indeed Brewery

WHIRLYGIG 2016

with The Black-eyed Snakes, BLOODNSTUFF, The Blind Shake and more!
Mar
18
th
2016
Midwest Day Party 2016 ft. NIGHT MOVES, WEBSTERX, BAD BAD HATS, HAR MAR SUPERSTAR, HOLIDAE (Are You Local? Winner), MY GOLD MASK, FEED THE DOG, THE BLIND SHAKE, ANNA VOGELZANG, ABSOLUTELY NOT, BRETT NEWSKI, and FEE LION
Mar
18
th
2016
Midwest Day Party 2016 ft. NIGHT MOVES, WEBSTERX, BAD BAD HATS, HAR MAR SUPERSTAR, HOLIDAE (Are You Local? Winner), MY GOLD MASK, FEED THE DOG, THE BLIND SHAKE, ANNA VOGELZANG, ABSOLUTELY NOT, BRETT NEWSKI, and FEE LION
Jan
9
th
2016
Turf Club
Oct
31
st
2015
Turf Club
Aug
28
th
2015
Turf Club
Aug
28
th
2015
Turf Club

Solid Gold and The Blind Shake

Celebrating the Turf Club 1 Year Re-Opening Anniversary
with tiny deaths and Bliss UK
Mar
6
th
2015
Mainroom + Entry
Mar
6
th
2015
Mainroom + Entry

Brother Ali

with The Blind Shake, tiny deaths, BABY SHEL and more!
Feb
19
th
2015
Turf Club
Feb
19
th
2015
Turf Club

Swami John Reis and The Blind Shake

with Pink Mink, The Bombay Sweets, Lori Barbero and more!
Jan
3
rd
2015
Turf Club
Jan
3
rd
2015
Turf Club
Oct
17
th
2014
7th St Entry
Oct
17
th
2014
7th St Entry

The Blind Shake

with the Hussy, American Cream and Animal Lover
Sep
13
th
2014
Turf Club
Nov
28
th
2013
7th St Entry
Nov
28
th
2013
7th St Entry
Mar
2
nd
2012
First Avenue
Nov
11
th
2011
7th St Entry
Nov
11
th
2011
7th St Entry

Shonen Knife

with Heavy Cream and The Blind Shake
Nov
23
rd
2010
7th St Entry
Nov
23
rd
2010
7th St Entry

No Age

with Haunted House and The Blind Shake
Aug
23
rd
2010
7th St Entry
Aug
23
rd
2010
7th St Entry

Unnatural Helpers

with The Blind Shake and SEATED HEAT

More Shows

Oct
8
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

An Evening with
The SteelDrivers

Aug
14
th
First Avenue

An Evening with
Umphrey's McGee

Oct
15
th
Palace Theatre

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

with Leah Senior
Oct
3
rd
First Avenue

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