(aka the Hobo Goblins, Goblinfolk, Those Wetched Creatures Who Pollute the Air in the Middle of the Night)

  • Genre:
    Americana/ acoustic/dark carnival/ post-apocalyptic
  • Band Members:
    Professor Plague, Mr. Gomper, Sky Fell, Malady Maleficent, Miasma, Buba Tuba, Dewey Zomblin, esq.
  • Hometown:
    Oakland, CA
  • Short Description:
    Troglodyte Jug Band ov the Unselie Court.
  • Long Description:
    From deep within the confines of the city sewers, and the darkness beneath your bed, Thee Hobo Gobbellins slash and jangle their path into your skull. They weave a wickedly catchy mixture of ancient pirate curses, orcish vaudeville, and eldritch hobo semaphore. I remember well the day it all began; it was back in the summer of ‘03, on the fetid prairie of Gorgoroth, that their ebon-striped demonic boxcar was hitched to the devil’s train. And wherever they stop, strange things tend to happen: Clowns that bite! Dead things! Cultist goblins! Flying stuff!The Hobo Gobbelins emerge from the pulsing art vortex of Oakland, Ca., the green-skinned child of punk rock, avant-garde performance art and hobo soul. Drawing on a dizzying array of influences, the band incorporates traditional sounds of Americana and the Old World with the horrors of modernity. Monsters from folklore and fiction wriggle alongside freight-train spirituals and drinking songs. The result is a disturbing haunted house for the ear, a nightmare carnival that is at turns goofy and murderous. Human audiences drink more, dance better, and writhe uncontrollably to goblin beatings- er, beats. Incidentally, audience is the goblin word for “food that screams”.We can play anywhere, on a rooftop or a desert, with or without a P.A. We’re all very nice, but will possibly make you uncomfortable. Book us for winery tours, carnivals, protests, eviction parties, game conventions, or any place with a large enough dimensional rift for us to pop
    through.It is now possible to purchase two of our previous releases online! Click the link to purchase our 2008 EP “Vermin”!
    http://hobogobbelins.bandcamp.com/album/vermin-epAnd here you can find our 2009 full-length album “Deep Ones”!
    http://hobogobbelins.bandcamp.com/album/deep-onesTo become part of the ever-growing horde of “little gobbelins” , sign up on our mailing list to get updates about the latest shows and developments with the band. Go to:
    and sign up, easy as pie. Now you’ll never be alone in the dark again! Isn’t that comforting?































And there’s more…
Babbler Storytime
Crusty Old Gobbelins
Murdering the Classics