From the Official Site

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The Dirty Knobs will be playing at: 

2008 Shows

The Viper Room, Friday, February 29th.


The Joint -- 2/25/08
Los Angeles, CA


The Dirty Knobs with Black Unicorn at the Imperial Ballroom 01/19/08

2007 Shows

The Dirty Knobs will appear at a benefit show for a charity in honor of Warren Zevon 
at the Maverick Saloon on Saturday, December 8th.

Tickets -->


Cozy's in Sherman Oaks
Friday, December 7th

Tickets -->


As posted on the official Dirty Knobs forum....

The Dirty Knobs with Phil Jones live at The Joint Los Angeles
Monday 22nd October.

Playing some great new tunes, as well as the old favorites.
Come on down, and tell your friends to come along too.

The gig is at The Joint in L.A.
8771 West Pico Blvd (Cross Street: Robertson Boulevard)
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Doors open at 8.45 p.m. and the show starts at 10.00 p.m.
Cover price is $10.  Barry


Click here for the New Hoolligans show info. and photos


The Baked Potato

3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West
Studio City, CA 91604



The Joint

8771 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035



The Soho

Soho in Santa Barbara
Friday, February 23rd



The Joint

Soho in Santa Barbara
Friday, February 23rd



The DK's will be playing a private party (Dusenberg guitars) on 1/20 Saturday at the Imperial Ballroom in Fullerton, CA -- the day after the Viper Room show.

We have some passes for this and instead of selling them we want to give them to anyone that shows up at the Viper Room with a receipt for a minimum of a $10 donation to a reputable charity. (i.e. PETA, Save Darfur, AIDS, St. Judes Children's Hospital, etc.)

The party will be in Fullerton, CA.


Viper Room in Hollywood

2006 Shows

Vinny's Bar and Grill
2700 South Union Ave
Bakersfield, CA

SoHo's Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State St. suite 205
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

The Blue Cafe in Long Beach 

Viper Room 

8852 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood CA

2005 Shows

Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA

Opening for Little Feat to benefit ALS (Lou Gehrig's desease) charity.

The SoHo, on Friday, September 16, 2005
1221 State St. suite 205
Santa Barbara Ca, 93101

April 7, 2005 -- Thursday
The Mint in Hollywood
6010 W. Pico Ave. LA, CA 90035

March 17th -- Happy Birthday, Swampfox!

3 / 18 / 05  -- From the official DK forum
 Posted by Chinner -
An explanation: the show at Soho is being re-scheduled due to an unexpected conflict with HBs business. In a million to one coincidence, at the last minute, that date, and the date for Bakersfield became unavailable to me. As it turns out, the Bakersfield gig had a problem as well................something to do with the promoter at the venue getting fired, so it most likely would have not happened anyway. Naturally we are all dissappointed---we had been rehearsing and we were looking forward to those shows........some things are just unavoidable.

I sincerely apologize to anyone who was inconvenienced or lost money making plans to attend. I will find some way to make it up to you.

The Dirty Knobs truly appreciate everyone who loves the music like we do......hope to see you all soon.     Gator

March 26, 2005 -- Saturday - Cancelled
Vinny's Bar & Grill
2700 South Union Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307

March 25, 2005 -- Friday - Cancelled
SoHo's Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State St. suite 205
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

3 / 9 / 05 -- From the official Dirty Knobs forum..

Hey gang, sorry for the confusion about Vinny's. Here's what happened. Crawdaddy had a problem with the date and I thought Gator wanted me to cancel, but instead he wanted a couple of days to see if Snake could cover it which he can (yeah!!). In the meantime Ape had other conflicts so we will get Swamp's friend Brian Ray (Paul McCartney Band) to fill in for him. This is just an isolated thing to cover the Vinny's show. Ape and Crawdaddy will be at Soho and the Mint........I am very sorry for any confusion this has caused anyone and bear full responsibililty.  Chinner...

February 12, 2005 -- Saturday
DiPiazza's Italian Restaurant and Music Lounge.
5205 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90804.

1/15/05 - Saturday

1221 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101



1221 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

May 2004 Shows


1221 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

March 2004 Shows


1221 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


2/24/04 -- From the official DK forum...
All Santa Barbara area residents be sure to check out Matt McCallisters (KTYD) morning show on 3/5/04 for an in studio performance by the DK's....

03/12/2004 - Friday

5205 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90804

Opening Bands: A6 to Tonic; Brophy Dale of Lee Rocker Fame

3/27/04- Saturday
Bellyup Cantina
143 S. Cedros Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075

The Dirty Knobs will be opening for Mother Hips
The Knobs go on from 9:30-10:30pm. (Many Thanks to Chinner for the info.)

February 2004

2/13/2004 - Vinny's Bar & Grill
2700 South Union Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307

2/14/2004 - The Sweetwater Saloon
153 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA

Bring your Valentine and get Knobbed!! <---- To buy tickets

Advance Tickets hint: When you call Sweetwater, you are often talking to a busy, multi-tasking bartender, so ordering via Ticketweb or in person is a better bet. Remember, the web is your friend!
There is an additional $1.50 service charge per ticket for phone orders.


January 2004

Monroe's on Saturday, January 10, 2004
 at 8623 Melrose Ave. 
West Hollywood, CA


at The SoHo, on Friday, January 9, 2004
1221 State St. suite 205
Santa Barbara Ca, 93101

This performance will feature the new Dirty Knobs line-up, with...  


...Matt Laug on drums...and... 


...Lance Morrison on bass.

For more information about Lance Morrison, go to:

Many Thanks to Linda for the update info.

June 23, 2003 -- From the official DK forum

Jon, from the Lili Claire Foundation has generously offered a FREE raffle to everyone as a way of thanking us for helping make the auctions so successful.    The raffle is open to any TPHB/Knobs fan.  All you need to do is send an email to Jon  before July 12 at:

To enter the raffle.  ONE entry per person, please!  Jon will pick a name randomly, and the winner will receive TPHB memorabilia that Jon promises is very unique!  

If you have any questions just email Jon.  Remember...send your emails before July 12 to be included in the raffle!  Good luck to everyone! 

June 12, 2003 -- From the official DK forum

You and a friend will come to Los Angeles for an incredible weekend!

3 days 2 nights








(courtesy of RELY Transportation) FOR AN AFTERNOON OF

Once again, all auction proceeds will benefit The Lili Claire Foundation.

From the official DK forum....

It was a super weekend for Vern! Mike was a kind patient guitar instructor and seemed to thoroughly enjoy it! For Vern it was a dream come true! Everybody won, The kids we helped, Vern, & Mike. Also we had the good fortune to be joined by drummer king Steve Ferrone, so it made for a great jam! Jon Scott -- The Lili Claire Foundation

For anyone who might be wondering, Mike is the real deal. I never thougt an experience like this could actually happen. What an afternoon! I am a guitar enthusiast, but only an average player. Mike is an absolutely fabulous musician. He is also a genuine nice guy. He was extremely patient as he taught me a few secrets and allowed me to have alot of fun. Everytime I play a riff or song now, I am reminded of an unbelievable opportunity. To make it even better, Steve Ferrone came along as well. What a great person. I understand Steve may do a similar auction and Mike may do another one. Start saving up, because I'd love to do this again. Mike and Steve are donating their time to a very good cause.
Vern -- Winner of the Auction

May 16, 2003 -- From the official DK forum

The Lili Claire foundation is auctioning off a telecaster guitar signed by Mike Campbell. The auction will begin tonight, Friday, May 16th at 6 p.m. Pacific. The URL for the auction is:

This Tele is made in Mexico by Fender, plus this from Mike:

"This is the same Model that Tom and I played and gave away when we played the Fillmore shows [in 1997]. We gave away maybe 10 of them, and liked them so much we kept two for ourselves."


May 8, 2003 -- From Chinner....

...."Gator has decided that the loss of Snake will take longer to get over than expected. Therefore ALL DK gigs are canceled until a suitable replacement (as if there is one...LOL) can be found and rehearsed properly. "

The following shows have been cancelled...

5/24- Soho, Santa Barbara CA
5/23- SLO Brewery, San Louis Obisbo CA
5/22- Sweetwater Saloon, Mill Valley CA
5/17- Paladinos, Reseda CA

When shows are scheduled, tickets to Dirty Knobs shows 
may be available at:



(Many thanks to Refugee for providing the above internet site information.)

4/25 -Majestic Ventura Theater

The Dirty Knobs will be playing the Majestic Ventura Theater on April 25th!  Here is the info for the theater:

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut
Ventura, CA
(805) 653-0721

Show time is 7 p.m., and at least two bands will play in addition to TDK.  Cost for tickets is $15.  They can be bought through the theater box office or ticketmaster.  

March 27, 2003

We have decided to continue as The Dirty Knobs......

I hate to lose Tiger and Snake (we still record and play in the studio
together) but they are Heartbreakers now, and it's a conflict of interest
for them to perform with me as The Dirty Knobs. There may be the occasion
for them to sit in with the Knobs from time to time, but it's important that
they are exclusive to Tom and the HBs.

For now the Knobs will be playing selective dates, when time permits,
between HBs engagements. Phil Jones will be playing drums and the bass is
yet undetermined. Snake will cover the bass for us till we find someone to
cover for him and he may play some guitar here and there with Ape and me.


September 6, 2002 ...

From the official Dirty Knobs site 

With the development of events concerning Snake ( Ron Blair ) joining the has become necessary to dissolve the Dirty Knobs as a live group. Having three members of the Heartbreakers in the Dirty Knobs was never the intention of the band. We have had an incredible good time the last year or so---- playing and sharing the vibe with those who have seen us play. We will continue to record and play as four friends but, performing live is no longer feasible ---for obvious reasons. Thanks to all our friends and supporters who had fun with's been a blast. Snake , Tiger and Gator look forward to seeing you at future Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers shows. Ape and Gator look forward to seeing you soon with a new lineup. Thank you all........keep listening!!!! Gator


The Dirty Knobs will be appearing at:

September 3, 2002 -- The Sweetwater Saloon
 ( in Mill Valley, CA

Di Piazza's diPiazza's -- Long Beach, CA
 on June 15th, 2002

Toro Canyon Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA.
 on June 16th, 2002


The Dirty Knobs will appear at the Sweetwater in Mill Valley , CA on December 23, 2001 9:30pm -- (

Tickets available at .


December 22, 2001 - The Dirty Knobs will appear at JJ's  (
3439 Stevens Creek Blvd ; San Jose , CA

The opening band is PT & The Cruzers. According to our info, stage time for the DKs will be around 10:30pm . Check with the venue to confirm times.


The Dirty Knobs will appear at The Coach House; 
110 Santa Barbara St. ; Santa Barbara , CA on December 9, 2001  

Doors open at 8pm and show starts at 9pm.
 We're not sure if there's an opening band. 


December 7, 2001 - The Dirty Knobs will appear at the Pitcher House (
142 Pacific Coast Hwy; Hermosa Beach, CA

Check with venue for times. According to our info, the bands usually go on around 9:30pm . The Knobs may take the stage later than that.  


 The Dirty Knobs will appear at the Hard Rock Cafe in San Francisco , CA on  October 12, 2001 -- (cancelled)


The Dirty Knobs will appear at the Sweetwater in  
Mill Valley
, CA
on October 11, 2001

Tickets available at .


Mike (without the Knobs) will be sitting in with Los Straitjackets at The Mint in Los Angeles on October 10. Also, he will perform with Los Straitjackets on the Late Show with David Letterman sometime in October (no exact date yet). 


The Dirty Knobs will be playing at the SLO Brewing Co. in San Luis Obispo , CA  on September 7th, at 9:30pm and at  the SoHo in Santa Barbara , CA on September 8th, at 10:00pm .