Banda Macho!

Banda Macho!
L to R: Luke, Mike, Nato, Sam

Friday, April 12, 2019

"Dangerous" and "Midnight In Memphis" - now at the bandcamp page!

Good evening from Minneapolis, on a typically snowy April evening! (Well, typical for April of 2018 and 2019, it seems like). This is a short little update letting you know that you can get "Dangerous" and "Midnight In Memphis" now direct from our bandcamp page, Both songs are from the same recording session as our upcoming album Flyover, which is still on track for a summer release. We're working to get it - and us - to you!

And stay tuned for a bunch of show announcements. May in Minneapolis is a crazy month (and June, and July, and August... but especially May) and we'll be at Art-a-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis at Indeed Brewing Co. again, as well as a few other surprises. See ya out there!

Friday, January 4, 2019

New Music! ...and Important Band News


Good afternoon, everybody. It's official: Motorcycle Potluck Records has released our split cassette with State Drugs, also available as a $4 digital download! Check it out and get it! We're offering a couple of our tunes to tide you over until the album later this year. Anyway, it's out now, woohoo!


And now, time for some big news in the Blue Diamond Band department. After more than three years holding down the low end, Bill Rohla will be leaving the Blue Diamond Band at the end of the month to focus on his post-graduate education, a journey which is also taking him out of the Twin Cities and therefore making impossible any attempt to continue as the regular bass player in the band.

With Bill, we crossed the continent, from Moncton, New Brunswick to Vancouver, British Columbia. From Vero Beach, Florida to San Diego, California. And most importantly, we made our second studio album - Flyover, out on Don Giovanni this spring. With Bill, we accomplished so much, and we are grateful for his service and wish him the best as he works on becoming the next Clarence Darrow! (Or at least the next Spotswood William Robinson III).

Thanks for all the good times, Bill!

Our last show with Bill as a regular member of the band will be Thursday January 24th at Palmer's Bar, in Minneapolis, MN. Come on out and wish him a fond farewell!

In the near future, we will begin a search for a full-time Blue Diamond Band bassist. Specifically, as we plan to do some touring this late spring and summer once the album is out, we'll be seeking a rock'n'roll individual who emits only good vibes and can be a solid road dawg... and we'll take it from there. I suppose you could email if you feel like throwing your hat in the ring! Couldn't hurt, right?

Anyway, thank you once again to Bill for all the good years, miles, melody, rhythm, complete absence of bass soloing, and the good times in the band. Cheers!

And to all you BDB fans... be excellent to each other in this new year. See ya soon,

-Nato & the BDB

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Dangerous and Midnight In Memphis!

And so, without further ado... get ready for...




Well, it is almost time to release them into the wild - our double shotgun blast of rock'n'roll, straight to you via the internet, and soon available on cassette from Motorcycle Potluck Records! The release date is January 5th. Could a 7" 45rpm with a big hole be in the future for these two massive alternate-reality smash hits? MAYBE.

If you click here, you get a sample of what's going on - a little clip of "Dangerous"!

The cassette format, as well as the online Motorcycle Potluck Records page, will be accompanied by a couple more songs from The State Budget (Denver, CO), so check those out too when the time comes!

And in the meantime, please continue to wait with bated breath for our new full-length Flyover, out this spring...