THEE HOBO GOBBELINS v.3.0 Current Edition est. 2024

Have you got what it takes to align your spirit with energy of the Unseelie? Checkout the songbook first, and re-manifest via the Rift ov Karth, your contact is Blackthorn the Goblin Bard at the Tiny Minotaur Tavern, dimension portal accessible via Austin, Texas. Or you may email hobogoblin (at) hobogoblins (dot) com and enter through the Blackthorn hedgerow ov the soul. Magick is everywhere.


Dylan Blackthorn, as Mr. Psiliobahn Goblegblix, founded the Hobo Gobbelins 1999-ish, after being inspired by meeting Mad Mickey Lee and the Sour Mash Hug Band. The 1st incarnation of the band included a rotating cast of the following Gobbelins, in order of joining the band: Mr. Psiliobahn Gobleglbix on accordion, J. R. Blob Globs on jaws harp or washtub bass, Nada Gobbelin on washtub bass, S. L. Gomper on banjo, Dead Ben on Gutbucket, H. P. Gobbelcroft on the black metal washboard, Buba Tuba on Tuba, Jared the piper, Amber Amnesia on accordion, Chains on accordion and fidl, Flogoflan the piper, Catskin Liquor singing, Mean Dean Gobbelin on percussion, Jura Killenme on fidl, Rumplestillborn on percussion, Putrach Shabodag (Stinky Weakling in Gobbelin language) the Human on Bone Rattling, Gnomeater on musical saw and Stump Fiddle, Professor Plague on guitar.


(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.
    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?