Odd, yet Ahhhmazing! Stolen Babies live at House of Blues, Houston, TX

 This is like the 6-7 time I've seen Stolen Babies and 2nd time I've had the luxury of photographing them. It's always interesting. You can't really put a mark on them. Three people walk on stage and create the crazy genius that just makes sense but only because it's those 3 musicians making it. It's really great to listen to them. I'm not going to go on and make a big ole' music review. I don't think I should have to. I mean... it's a rock show and home girl is rocking an accordion! Enjoy the pictures, check out their music, and by all means support their music!   


Stolen Babies formed from a 12+ member high school performance troupe named the Fratellis; the band takes its name from one of the skits performed by the group during this period (written by Dominique Persi and her older brother, animator Raymond S. Persi). Stolen Babies released their first Demo CD through their own label, No Comment Records.

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Among the band's many musical influences are groups such as Oingo BoingoMr. BungleCop Shoot Cop, andFishbone (with whom Gil Sharone has performed). Stolen Babies are known for their unclassifiable odd rock and heavy, energetic performances. Except for the earliest demo, each album has featured artwork by indie comic artistCrab Scrambly.

There Be Squabbles Ahead, the band's debut full-length album (featuring remixed versions of "A Year of Judges" and "Push Button" from the 2004 demo), was released early in 2006 through the band's website, but was re-released on October 3 through The End Records. This album was produced by Dan Rathbun, member of the similarly "avant garde" experimental rock group Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, who also provides instrumentation on track 7 (tuba) as well as various background vocals on tracks 3, 7, and 12. Carla Kihlstedt (from Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) also contributed violin on tracks 7 and 11. The re-release also featured a music video for the song "Push Button" directed by Erik Tillmans. This album also marked the departure of Davin Givhan, the band's former guitarist. Guitarist George Earth, formerly of Switchblade Symphony, took Givhan's place during the international tour that followed.