Damon Wood

Engine 88, The Ivy Room, Albany CA, 10-21-17

September 22nd, 2017

Engine 88 will play at Albany’s Ivy Room, Saturday Oct. 21 2017. Also on the bill is sooperpunk band California, which includes Adam Pfahler (Jawbreaker), Jason White (Pinhead Gunpowder, Green Day) and Dustin Clark (Soophie Nun Squad).

Get tickets for this insanity now.

Engine 88 at Riot Fest 2017

April 19th, 2017

We’ll be opening the Sunday show, September 17, 2017. We hit at noon, Chicago time. Blink and you’ll miss it. Also, a live webcast is planned, details forthcoming. Our first show in almost exactly 11 years.

PS. No webcast. But the festival was kind enough to livecast Drowning. Thanks Riot Fest!


Engine 88 at the Fillmore 1996

October 20th, 2016

Well this is a surprise. Still not sure how, but audio has been surfaced. Board mix? Probably.

This is from a show we played at the grand Fillmore SF with Van Gogh’s Daughter and Jojo on July 12, 1996.


Full set after the jump…


Engine 88, Haight St. Fair, 1995

May 14th, 2014

Evidence has been revealed that proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Engine 88 actually existed and made noise. I don’t know the poster of these videos, but I am thankful to them because, aside from the very crunchy-sounding video of the 2006 reunion show, I had been completely unaware of any motion-picture leftovers of good ol’ Engine. Here’s a link to the playlist. 6 songs, embedded below.


The songs include Pelican, Funny Car, Istanbul, Mangoes, Ballerina and GTO. Istanbul and Ballerina’s presence is interesting because this is right before the release of Clean Your Room… we’d apparently already moved on to our next set of songs before we’d even given the first round a proper tour.

Good stuff.

Engine 88: Clean Your Room & Snowman on iTunes

September 18th, 2012

Engine 88’s first two full-length albums are now available on iTunes.

Clean Your Room

Flies and Death & Stuff has been available there and elsewhere for a while now.

Big thanks to Nick Clift and everyone at Caroline for making it happen!

90’s Shout Out for Engine 88

May 25th, 2012

Always nice to see that Engine isn’t completely forgotten. Nice mention in SFGate this week in Best Bay Area Bands from the 90s. We’re on page 22, rubbing shoulders with some good company. A nice honor to be included, and as always with lists like this there are criminally-absent bands I can think of like the Mo’fessionals, Overwhelming Colorfast, Van Gogh’s Daughter, the Sneetches, and on and on. Still, it’s fun to page through. http://blog.sfgate.com/loaded/2012/05/21/1990s/

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