|February, 27th, 2008|
Manifesto is taking me out on tour again in a month. This time
solo. Who is that guy with just an acoustic guitar at the rock show?
Tons of tourdates have just
been posted. I'll have a new version of Eat the Planet with me.. pretty
much the same album as I released last year.. only I reworked a lot of
the drum machine stuff so it's not quite as annoying.. and the artwork
is much improved. Also, I'll have the new Stitch Up albums
with me, and a couple different t-shirt designs. Let's hope my little
toyota van can keep up with Streetlight's RV! I will be playing
MU330 songs, Stitch Up songs, songs off my 3 solo albums, and whatever
else I can get away with before I start getting pelted with checkered
converse. Just kidding. I haven't seen too many Streetlight fans
wearing checkered converse.. but I wear a size 10 1/2 in case you get
|October 2nd, 2007|
|I've got a brand new band called "The Stitch Up."
Whoo hoo! I've been hard at work the last few months
recording and working on artwork and in general trying to get things
together, and I'm pretty psyched about this new project. We have
a new album called "Attitude Adjuster" coming out on Pentimento Music..
SOON. No release date yet, but this winter is a sure bet.
PLUS, The Stitch Up is going out on a huge US tour with
Streetlight Manifesto and the Suburban Legends starting on Nov 6th.
This page will be sleepy for a while. I'm going to be
putting my energy into www.thestitchup.com
for the next few months. I've got some new videos, music, and
pictures posted on that site, so go snoop around. See you on
|July 24th, 2007
|A couple new tourdates have been added in Austin, TX, Phoenix, AZ, and Las Vegas, NV. Oh yeah!
|July 17th, 2007
|So the four day run of the play (Johnny Applefucker)
that I was playing guitar in is now history. I can't believe
it's over. We had a packed house four nights in a row, which is pretty
exciting, plus I got to work with some really sweet and talented
people. Good fun! Check out this hot review!
|July 6th, 2007
Here's what I'm up to in NYC for the next week or so..
I'll be playing solo at this show tomorrow..
Corn Mo w/ Jerm Pollet and Dan Potthast
July, 7 2007 at Parkside Lounge
317 E Houston at Attorney, NYC, New York
Cost : $5
I'm playing guitar in a play in Soho that my buddy Jerm wrote called
Johnny Applefucker. It should be really funny. Here's a link.
playing on the 11th, 12th, and 13th. My buddy James Rickman from The
Rinse/ Slow Gherkin is also playing in the band for the play. He's
playing drums, and I believe will be dressed up like a deer. I will be
dressed up like a bear.
|May 24th, 2007
|Check out the new stuff I've got up on the Dan Potthast
store.. You can now buy the new demo Album "Eat the Planet" and a
new t-shirt design and some buttons and stickers by using paypal.
Also,There is a NEW DAN POTTHAST VIDEO
on youtube for the song "Eat the Planet" off of the "Eat The Planet"
demo that was released earlier this year.
|May 22nd, 2007
|So I've spent the last two weekends driving back and
forth from Santa Cruz to LA, rehearsing to record a new solo album next
month. I go into the studio June 20th and will have a full
band backing me up. Here's a rundown of the lineup so far. My friend Matt Bennet is playing drums. We
met last summer at the Power Chord Academy in San Diego. He plays
in a band called the Bloody Hollies.
Another buddy that I met at band camp has been working hard w/ me
on harmonies and a bit of arranging, Mr. James Webb from the Webb Brothers.
James recruited his brother Cornelius to play bass. We had
a couple great rehearsals last weekend, and worked out about 7 songs.
It looks like I might be headed back down around the 11th for
another rehearsal session, and then it's into the studio. After
getting home and listening to the rehearsal demos, I really feel great
about the songs on this album. It's exciting to see it coming
together, and feels good to play with a brand new group of people.
It's good to mix it up every once in a while.
|May 11th, 2007
now I'm down in LA rehearsing with my friend James Webb for a new solo
album that I'm recording next month with Tomas from Streetlight
Manifesto. (Does anyone know what's up with the Risc Group?) This will be all different songs from the Eat The Planet
Demo, and we be considerably more Hi-Fi. The songs I'm using for this
one are all my non-ska stuff that I've been writing since Sweets and
Meats. James is a master of harmony, so look out. There's going to be a
lot of sweet singin' going down on this record. After a day of
rehearsing, I'm starting to see things coming together and am
getting excited to get going on recording.
I'm still planning on
re-recording Eat The Planet as well, with a full band in a nice studio.
I've got a handful of new ska songs to add to the Eat the Planet stuff
that is screaming to be recorded with a really good band. I'm hoping to
do that later this summer.
Also, In September, MU330 will be playing a string
of shows in the mid west with old pals Mustard Plug.. joining them for
their CD release extravaganza. I know we'll be in Chicago (Metro),
Detroit, Cleveland, Grand Rapids, and St. Louis.
|May 11th, 2007
|There is a NEW DAN POTTHAST VIDEO
on youtube for the song "Eat the Planet" off of the "Eat The Planet"
demo that was released earlier this year. Check it out. I
get to use three of my favorite super powers in the video.. flying,
shopping, and eating.
|April 27th, 2007
|Thanks to my buddy Rick Johnson, you can now order my new CD "Eat The Planet"
online using Paypal. Wow. Hi-tek. Just click here, sucka..
|April 26th, 2007
|Tour is winding down. Just a few more
dates left. Check out the TOUR DATES
And.. Here's a couple links for an online UK
interview I did.
Also, next month, (May) I head to LA to record a brand new solo album
which should be coming out sometime this summer. This will be
new stuff.. totally different from the Eat the Planet songs.
the Planet=ska.. New Album=not so much ska. I'm
planning on trying to re-record Eat The Planet with a full band if I
can work that in this summer.
Speaking of.. you can order Eat The Planet by e-mailing me @
email@example.com It's $5 plus whatever you can afford for postage,
and I'll throw in some stickers and a button. I should have a
paypay account up and going by the end of the week, but for now, you've
got to just e-mail me and I'll let you know where to send the check.
Also, I'll be playing a few select dates in Texas during the first week
of June. On June 2nd, I'll be opening up for a Gal's Panic reunion show
at Emo's in Austin TX. I'm trying to fill in a few
that neighborhood, so if you're in that area and want to set up a show,
drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
AND: as always you can check out how this tour's been going by clicking TOUR DIARY
|April 17th, 2007
|OK, Now I'm actually out on tour w/ Rick and the
tour is rocking. Check out this link
to see pics from the show in New Jersey. Also, new TOUR DIARY stuff
is up too. We're at the Trocodero in Philly tonight.
Oh yeah! Should be a good one.
|March 8th, 2007
|New Mid-west/ East coast TOUR DATES are up.
I'm heading out on tour again with The Rick Johnson Rock N'
|Feb 19th, 2007
|New UK TOUR DIARY
|Feb 15th, 2007
|So far so good. I'm in the Dallas Fort
Worth airport, on my way to England. I'll try to post tour
updates in my TOUR DIARY.
If I don't have time to post them there, they should be up
on my MYSPACE
PAGE blog. See you on the road.
|Feb 12th, 2007
|Just got home from work in Santa Cruz.
working construction for the past few weeks with my friends Matt and
Jim. So tired! I'm psyched to get back on the road on
and a little nervous too. I've got lots of stuff to get done
before I leave. So the dates are all finally in, and here they are
below in case you're too lazy to click on the blue "TOUR DATES" link. You should
still click on the link just to see an amazing picture of me
on my last solo tour in Scotland!
16 Bristol- Croft
17 Derby- Victoria Inn
18 London- Underworld
19 Southampton- Joiners
20 Sheffield- Uni- Raynor Lounge
21 Newcastle- Telegraph
22 Kingston- Peel
23 Day off
24 Brighton- Engine Rooms
25 Secret show. I can't tell you yet where I'm playing yet.
Also, I'll be looking for places to stay after the shows on the 16th
through the 22nd, so if you've got a floor or a couch that you wouldn't
mind letting me crash on for a night, I could absolutely hook you up w/
1 sticker, 1 badge, and a night full of calming snoring. See
on the road! -dp
|Jan 25th, 2007
|OK, the UK double album on Gravity Dip is here.
haven't seen it yet, but word on the street is that the artwork turned
out really well. Can't wait to get my hands on one.
headed to the UK next month for 10 days. Check out the
See you on the road.
|Jan 11th, 2007
|Happy New Year, suckas! If you're
reading this, I
finally figured out how to update my page on my computer.
my first major victory of the new year.. with many more to come.
Here's a list of some big things happening for me lately.
1) I'm going on a solo tour in the UK next month.. Feb to be exact.
The tour goes from Feb 15th through the 24th. Some shows I'm
really looking forward to include playing in London with the band
Monkey, and in Brighton w/ the Epoxies. Check out the
Venues and more dates coming soon.
16th Bristol - Croft
2) Also this Feb- The UK label "Gravity Dip" will be releasing a Dan P.
double album called, "Sweets, Meats, and Eyeballs."
It will have both my Asianman Records releases on it, plus a couple
unreleased tracks from the demo "Eat the Planet"which is not available
in the UK.
3) In April, I will be going on tour w/ my buddy Rick Johnson in the US
and Canada. Tourdates TBA, but I can say that I'll be
some uncharted solo territory. All places that I've been with
MU330, but have never had the opportunity to get back to with myself..
such as the EAST COAST and CANADA. I'm super stoked.
4) As of right now, the Dan P. demo "Eat the Planet" is available
mailorder only! It's $5 plus whatever you can afford to throw
for shipping. It's 11 ska songs that I wrote and recorded by
locking myself in a room for 8 hours a day for two weeks. It
includes three Spitzer songs, (The rock band that I play with in Santa
Cruz, CA) and four more bonus Dan P. solo songs. How do you
it, because it's such a crazy good deal? e-mail me at:
5) I've also been busy recording and writing songs with my band, MU330.
We now have almost 16 songs about Monsters. This
going to be insane. The newest ones include a great one that
wrote about the BLOB. Nothing can stop the blob! We
wrote a brand new one called "Bat Attack" over the Christmas break.
6) I'm getting married! In November I got engaged to my best
buddy in the whole world. She is truely amazing and I feel
very lucky duck.
Big thank you's to everyone who helped me out on tour in 06',
especially Andy from Fancy Pants (WELCOME TO APACHE JUNCTION!!) and
Chris, Sarah and Jose in Florida. Also, thanks to the Creepy
Crawl and Steve Smith at the Royale for killer shows in St. louis over
|Dec 12th, 2006
|I'm on tour right now in Arizona.. On my way to
Florida, and then on to St. Louis. Check out the tour diary
updates. Also.. MU330 has a song in the new holiday
smash hit movie, "Unaccompanied Minors!" I just checked it
last Friday on opening night. Funny to hear our song set to
I've started using a new html editor that I don't completely understand
yet.. so this site is going to look goofy for a while. Check
this funky box that this paragraph is in.. don't know how to fix it.
Whoops. Anyway, I'll have some new tour diary
soon. Until then, you can read them on my myspace page or my
Aug 6th, 2006
I'm going to
try something I've never done before. For the next five days, I'm going
to work for 8 hours a day! Writing.. that is. I'm going to dedicate
this whole week to writing my next solo album. First thing in the
morning I'm going to go to the grocery store and buy a bunch of food so
I don't have to leave the house during the day for a week. Then, I'm
going to get a bunch of guitar strings, and lock myself in the practice
room and start writing. I'm hoping to have my entire next album written
by next weekend. The thought is kind of scary. Deadlines! I've never
tried to force songs out, and I've never attempted to be "diciplined"
about my writing. They've always just came out when they were ready,
but I feel like to get over this hump (I haven't released an album
in... well it's been a long, long time!) and get something together, I
need to try a new approach. 12 songs by Sunday! yikes. The goal is to
have a new solo album out by Christmas. You can chart my progress/
failure on my myspace
big solo shows coming up next month in FL! Oh Yeah. I'm excited to go
back on tour with old-school ska buddies Skiff Dank. Should be super
fun. Lately I've been working more on recording Spitzer stuff, writing
some for my surf/ska project that I'm working on with Matt and AJ from
Slow Gherkin/ Huxtables, and still writing more stuff for the new MU330
album. It's looking like I'll be doing LOTS of recording in '96..
Hopefully some of it will be recorded in LA w/ Tomas from Streetlight
Manifesto.. Still working out the details. Also, it looks like MU330
might be headed to Alaska in April! Super psyched about that. It will
be our first time up there. Just two more states to go, and we've got
all 50 states covered. Can anyone guess which two we haven't ever
the Plea For Peace Bicycle tour was an absolute blast. I met some great
people, had an amazing ride, and we raised over $50,000 bucks. Pretty
cool. Thanks so much to everyone who donated to the teen center. We
couldn't have done the ride w/o you.
DAN P. SOLO SHOWS
12/15/05-Orlando,FL-Will's Pub w/Skif Dank,Madd Agents,The Sweet Kings
doors:6pm $6 all ages
12/16/05-Jacksonville,FL-Thee Imperial w/Skif
Dank,Madd Agents,Good Fortune,Dead Man's Flag 6:30pm $6
12/17/05-Gainseville,FL-Eddie C's w/Skif Dank,Madd
Agents,One And Done 10pm $6 all ages
12/18/05-Tampa,FL-Pegasus Lounge w/Skif Dank,Madd
Agents,CIO,Is It Safe?,Safety 6pm $5 for 21+ $7 for all
others all ages
of things going on lately.. For one, the back-up band that I've been
playing with lately (Shannon-bass, Greg-drums) has morphed from a
back-up band into a power trio deserving of it's own name, and that
name is "SPITZER."
We've played two shows as Spitzer so far
in Santa Cruz, (one at the Attic and another the night before last at
the Poet and Patriot) and they both have gone really well.
feels like we've picked up a little momentum lately, and have been
working on some home recording stuff and have a Myspace site
up now, with a brand new unreleased song posted. Oh yeah! The new song
is called "Stuck in the Middle." We'll have two more posted soon.
"Beginning to See" and "Set Your Alarm" is on the way.
big news though, is that in a week and a half, I start on the PLEA FOR PEACE BIKE TOUR.
Park, Matt Embry (Rx Bandits), myself, and about ten other people are
riding our bicycles from Seattle to San Diego, and are playing shows
along the way. The purpose of the trip is to raise money for a teen
center in San Jose. That's the brief rundown on that. If you're
intersted in reading more... the letter I sent out is below. The Plea
For Peace Web site has more detailed info about the tour and
where we'll be playing and camping. I'll be trying to update the page
as I go, but I'm not sure how much online access I'm going to have
since we'll be pedaling for 6-8 hours a day and then camping every
night. I want to keep posting though, because I know the trip is going
to be incredible. Anyway, here's the letter I sent out to people. There
is still time to get donations in before the ride starts. Thanks!
This is Dan Potthast from the band MU330. This fall, I'm doing
something completely ridiculous. On Sept. 9th I'll start pedaling my
bike south from Seattle, and won't stop until I get to San Diego. Well,
actually I'll be stopping quite a few times for food and water... and
to play shows. It's the Plea for Peace Bicycle Tour 2005!
Basically, it’s a charity fund raising tour to open up an all
ages teen center in San Jose. For more information on the cause, you
can check out <http://www.pleaforpeace.com/>
I’ve been training for the last few months, and
it’s going pretty well. I have to admit, I’m a
little nervous about it though. I think we’re going to try
and average around 75 miles a day. I’ve never done anything
this physically demanding in my life! Gerry from MU330 will be driving
Mike Park’s van along the route with all our gear, and
we’ll be camping all the way down the coast to try and save
money so more will go towards the teen center.
We are desperately in need of donations to help make the ride a
success. The financial responsibility for getting a bicycle and all the
gear together for this tour has rested completely on my own shoulders,
and because the 5 1/2 week tour is an attempt to raise money for the
charity, that basically means 5 1/2 weeks with no income. Any donations
you could spare would help us greatly help us greatly along the way,
and in turn, help the dream of this teen center to become a reality.
As I look through my address book, I can see that most of the people
I’m contacting are fellow musicians who are just as broke as
I am. For everyone who can’t afford a donation.. Please just
take this e-mail as a “hey, here’s what
I’m doing this fall” kind of thing. Please imagine
that I didn’t just hit you up for $$$.
For anyone willing to make a contribution, there is a donation form
attached. These contributions will go directly to the Plea for Peace
Foundation and will go towards the teen center. Another option would be
to send a check made out to “Dan Potthast” to 145
Franklin Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. These donations would go
directly towards fixing my early 80’s model road bike that I
bought for 5 bucks at a rummage sale. It’s going to take a
lot of duct tape to get her to San Diego.
One last thing to consider.. The ride is about 1400 miles long, so if
you were to sponsor me at a rate of half a cent per mile.. That would
be a 7 dollar donation!
Any other questions, please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com
Thanks for your time. -Dan P.
big shows this weekend. The Dan P. Trio is hitting the road.
Friday we'll be in Lake Havasu at Klub Kayos, Rock N' Roll dive bar,
3185 Maricopa Blvd. in Lake Havasu city. Frank from Voodoo Glowskulls
owns the bar, so it will be cool to hang out and catch up on what's
been going on in Voodoo-world since the Ska is Dead Tour.
Las Vegas! Looking forward to rocking out w/ the Las Vegas crew. Should
be good times, and very HOT!
Sunday we're playing a private party in LA... but if you are in the
area and want to come, call this number 310 985-5881 and someone will
give you the super-secret directions!
the big news is that this fall, I'm riding my bike from Seattle to San
Diego. Yep. The whole way on a bicycle, and I'm playing shows along the
way w/ Mike Park to try and raise money for a new teen center in San
Jose. It's the Plea For Peace bicycle tour. Check it out at http://www.pleaforpeace.com/
far this summer, I've been riding at least 100 miles a week, and I'm
trying to build that up to where the ride this fall won't be so brutal.
The thing is, I've been riding on a bike that my girlfriend got for $5
at a rummage sale. So far it's been ok, and I've logged some pretty
long rides on it.. (SF to Santa Cruz, San Jose to Santa Cruz) but I
need to get a new seat as well as new handle bars, and the pedals need
to be replaced. New parts are so expensive, that I'm thinking I should
just get a new bike, but I just don't have the money, especially when 5
1/2 weeks of riding and playing shows on a fund raising tour means 5
1/2 weeks with no income. If anyone out there has a road bike, parts or
funds that they could donate.. please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
you want to find out more about the teen center that we're raising
money for check out this link: http://www.pleaforpeace.com/
I'm on an
airplane right now headed to St. Louis to start the big Ska is Dead II
Tour with MU330, Voodoo Glowskulls and Streetlight Manifesto. I'm
psyched to be going back on the road.
Big thanks to everybody who came out to the Gilman show. What a blast.
Here's a couple shots of the crowd from the stage right before we
played. Can you find yourself in the crowd? I see Mike Park! I see
Brendan Thompson! I see Andre
Minor! Is that Colossal?
I've got two
solo shows in CA in Jan. before I fly to St. Louis on the 26th to meet
up with the rest of MU330 for the Ska is Dead II tour.
The first one
is on Sat. the 15th at iMusicast in Oakland. This was a last minute
added date, so Greg won't be playing drums with me. We might be playing
as a two piece (me and Shannon) but I'm not sure yet. I'll have the
lineup for this show posted soon.
The other solo
show is with Mike Park and Colossal and Short Round at Gilman on Sat.
the 22nd. Please come out! This should be a great one.
Update on the
toe.. I had surgery in Oct. and they put not two, but three metal wires
through the bone in my big toe. They're out now, and after about two
months of crutches and swelling, I'm able to hobble around a little
bit. I'm not sure if I'll be skipping rope anytime soon, but at least
I'lkl be able to stand up for the upcoming shows. We played in Chicago
at the Metro on Dec. 23rd, and I had to sit down the entire set in
front of 1200 people. Weird.
On Halloween I
had a bass amp fall on my foot and crush my big toe. I go in for
surgery at noon today. The doctor told me I might have two metal wires
sticking out of my big toe for about four weeks. Oh yeah! Anyway, I've
got a handfull of shows added, but they're all really cool ones. MU330
is playing at the Metro in Chicago withe the Blue Meanies on December
23rd, and I'll be back at the Metro on the 28th playing solo opening up
for Mustard Plug. I'll be with the Mighty Plug for the next two days
too. The 29th we're in Milwaukee, and the 30th in the Plug's hometown,
Grand Rapids. On Jan. 22nd I'll be playing at Gilman St. in Berkeley
with Mike Park, Short Round, and Colossal. Keep checking back for tour
updates. Pretty soon we're going to be able to post a really big MU330
tour in Feb/March.