October 29th, 2015 0:18 PST
Posted by: Dave

FREE Halloween show at Winstons OB  5 - 8pm.

Rock out with The Experiments, A-Borts, Midnight TracK & Reckless Disregard.


Prize for best costume.

June 20th, 2015 15:56 PST
Posted by: Dave

New Music!  

We've got new music!  "Recorded History Vol. II"  Head on over to the Music page and check it out!  

Here's the liner notes Dan Bonn wrote:

  We’ve always had a do-it-yourself ethos when it comes to recording. Our first recordings in 1994 were done on a four track cassette porta studio on a shaking enclosed porch attached to my apartment, the goal always being to make it sound as good as we could while taking into consideration our limited budget and equipment. Over the years the studio has morphed from 4 track cassette to 8, 16 and then 24 track ADAT machines that recorded on VHS tapes, to computer based software programs like Logic and Pro-tools. Dave’s ever expanding  computer knowledge and bank account helped immensely with that transition.

  As part of our 21 year anniversary celebration we wanted to put together an overview of that evolution, as well as fill in some of the blank spots in our catalogue. We’re calling this "Recorded History - Volume 2", but we haven’t put Volume 1 together yet. This album covers the last 10 years or so when the studio in the apartment kind of evolved the most, as did  the technology  and affordability of home recording equipment. Getting better microphones helped a lot too. The album is made up of recordings that we never put on any of our other releases for one reason or another, as well as some new songs, but they all seemed to fit together in this format. Hope you enjoy it.



* This Side Of My Brain :  A song of Andy’s that we’ve been playing for a long time. A live version appeared on 2004’s "The Experiments". This version was recorded in 2011 using Pro tools. 

* Loudmouthed, Belligerent, AM Hotheads :  We wrote and recorded this one in 2012 just before the last presidential election. I seem to remember the airwaves reaching a fever pitch of static and noise at the time, and here we go again. We put an unmastered version of this on the website but this one is a different mix and mastered.

* Ready, Willing and Able: This is another new version of an old song. Also from 2011 using pro tools.

* Hypocrite:  We recorded this in 2005 at the apex of our 16 track ADAT set up. We could even get as many as  24 tracks at times when all 3 machines were working at once, which wasn’t often.

 * Drag The Canal:  In 2008 we made a demo version of what would become our album "What Kind of Animal?" using Logic software. It was our first stab at digital computer based recording on our own, so we were learning a lot as we were doing it.  This version was a little different than the one that was on the album so we included it.

* Character Assassination :  This one is from 2004 around the time when Brian first joined the band. It appeared on a couple of compilation albums but never on one of ours. I mixed the previously mastered version of this into mono because there was only one cymbal panned off to the right side, and I wanted that to come more from the middle. 

* Us Guys Vs. Them:  Also from the 2008 demo sessions for "What Kind Of Animal?" using Logic. If only every one used it.

* Come on:  A song of encouragement towards the future as well as a tribute to other songs that had a lot of ‘Come On’s in them. "Step On Up" as Uncle Bill would say. From 2012 using Pro Tools.

All songs written by the Experiments except "Drag The Canal" written by Bob Koch and Andy Guyette.

All songs recorded mixed and mastered by us in Dan’s Apartment.


C 2015 Shaking Porch Music

May 9th, 2015 1:33 PST
Posted by: Dave

Show at Winston's in Ocean Beach on Saturday June 20th, 2015.

Everyone's favorite Saturday afternoon destination - Winstons OB.  5pm. FREE.  

What else do you want?

January 14th, 2015 15:43 PST
Posted by: Dave

This Saturday (Jan 17) at Winstons in OB - from 5 - 8pm - FREE SHOW.


Starting at 5pm sharp, in this order:

  • A Break in the Clouds
  • Strangely Strange
  • Making Incredible Time
  • The Experiments
June 27th, 2013 10:49 PST
Posted by: Dave

Show: Saturday June 29th at the Tiki House in P.B. with MIT and Tony S. FREE!

January 15th, 2013 15:7 PST
Posted by: Dave

Show this Friday (Jan 18, 2013)  with MIT, Strangely Strange & A. Silipigno.  At Tiki Bar in PB, 9:30pm for FREE!

November 3rd, 2012 17:4 PST
Posted by: Dave

New song!

We've got a new song up, just in time for the election.  It's called Loud Mouthed Belligerent AM Hot Heads and you can listen to it by clicking play over there on the right.  You can download it on the Music page. (It's under "new")



November 2nd, 2012 11:33 PST
Posted by: Dave

Playing at The Tiki tonight (Friday Nov 2) with Giant Mechanical Brain & Making Incredible Time.  Free show!  Tiki: 1152 Garnet Ave in Pacific Beach.

March 16th, 2012 16:54 PST
Posted by: Dave

Last minute show TONIGHT (March 16) at The Tiki House in PB. 1152 Garnet Ave.  With Tony Silipigno and MIT (ex-12Cent members). See you there!

December 1st, 2011 12:1 PST
Posted by: Dave

Christmas!  We have a show on Friday, December 23 at the Tiki House in P.B.  It will feature special guests like Pete Nutz, Magic Matt Young and more. 1152 Garnet Ave. 

Also, we have a Christmas song, Smells Like Christmas Spirit, free for download, as always.


Have fun!

August 4th, 2011 10:57 PST
Posted by: Dave

Hey all, we are playing TOMORROW - Friday Aug 5th at the Shakedown, with Strangely Strange.  It's their CD release party. We're up first at 9:30pm.  3048 Midway Drive

June 28th, 2011 10:35 PST
Posted by: Dave

We're on the "Big Enchilada" podcast.  Check it out: http://www.bigenchiladapodcast.com/2011/06/podcast-37-summer-voodoo-fun.html

May 22nd, 2011 22:31 PST
Posted by: Dave

Another compilation!


Our song "It's Friday Night And I Wanna Get Laid" is on another compilation.  This one is more "metal", whereas last weeks was more, well, garage punk. :)

It's a free download, and the other songs are really good.  So go download it already!

May 16th, 2011 11:18 PST
Posted by: Dave

We're on a new compilation from the GRGPNK records: Songs the Hideout Taught Us - The Best of the GaragePunk Hideout, Vol. 2.  Our song "It's Friday Night And I Wanna Get Laid" is the 2nd song on the comp.  I just listened to the whole thing and it's really good.  Lots of great songs on there.

It's available on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/songs-hideout-taught-us-the/id438207962?uo=4

May 14th, 2011 18:28 PST
Posted by: Dave

Set up the new studio at Dan's place and recorded drums for 2 songs today.  It sounds great so far.  We hope to have something for you listen to in a few weeks.

March 29th, 2011 11:22 PST
Posted by: Dave

Show just added:  This Saturday, April 2 at O'Connell's.   Show starts at 9pm. We're up first, so come early.  Details at the Shows page

March 7th, 2011 9:7 PST
Posted by: Dave

Our song Wave is on the Home Made Hit Show!  Check it out.

January 31st, 2011 17:20 PST
Posted by: Dave

Our song Turning Tricks is on the La Petite Mort Podcast episode 16, from Jan 30th. Wikipedia says:

La petite mort, French for "the little death", is a metaphor for orgasm.

So that's got to be a good show, right?  Go check it out.

January 15th, 2011 18:8 PST
Posted by: Dave

Hello.  I updated the website with a new player, based on JPlayer.  The upside there is that it works on the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.  Also a few more tweaks for iOS device support, and full album downloads for some albums.  I'll get around to adding full downloads for all the albums in a few days,  As always, if you find any bugs or have suggestions, drop me a line at geekd@yahoo.com

So, who are The Experiments?  We're a San Diego based rock / punk band that's been playing in Southern California and across the USA since 1994.  We've got 5 studio albums out, as well as several live recordings.  You can get all our music for free under the Creative Commons license here on our website.  Just click the music link in the menu up there.

This is a new website for us, and some of the content from the old site has not made it over yet, but I'll get it all over here eventually.

We don't have any shows lined up at the moment, as we are taking a little break while members visit family, etc.  But go listen to some music, and check back and we'll be sure to ket you know when we are playing next


January 9th, 2011 18:10 PST
Posted by: Dave

Hello!  Welcome to the new website, I hope you like it.  I think it's a huge improvement over the old site, which was aging poorly.

If you see anything that doesn't work, or if you have suggestions for improvement, please email me about it at geekd@yahoo.com.

Things might be a little wonky for the rest of the night, as I roll the new site out.  Your patience is appreciated.


Recorded History Vol. II

What Kind Of Animal?

Rehearsal Room 09-10-2010

Live At The Shakedown 09-04-2010

Smells Like Christmas Spirit

The Experiments

15th Anniversary Show (April 10, 2009)

Who The Hell Are They?

Smacked In The Head

Upcoming Shows

10/31/2015 at 4:30 PM
1931 Bacon St. Ocean Beach 92107
Cover Price: FREE

The Experiments

Midnight Track

Reckless Disregard

The A-Borts

FREE - 5 - 8pm on Hallowen, 2015.  Prize for best costume.

Past Shows

12/23/2011 at 09:00 PM
Tiki House
1152 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
Cover Price: FREE

The Christmas show!  With special guests Pete Nutz, Magic Matt Young and more!

12/10/2010 at 9:00 PM
The Shakedown Bar
3048 Midway Drive
San Diego, CA, 92110
Cover Price: FREE

SD Pyrate Punx Presents, with The Natives, Satan Dance Party, & BCH5

11/6/2010 at 9:00 PM
Dream Street
2228 Bacon Street
San Diego, CA, 92107
Cover Price: $7.00

With Strangely Strange

11/02/2012 at 09:30 PM
Tiki House
1152 Garnet Ave
Pacific Beach
Cover Price: FREE

We're at The Tiki in PB with Giant Mechanical Brain and Making Incredible Time.  FREE!

09/4/2010 at 9:30 PM
The Shakedown Bar
3048 Midway Drive
San Diego, CA, 92110
Cover Price: FREE

With Strangely Strange

08/5/2011 at 09:00 PM
The Shakedown Bar
3048 Midway Drive
San Diego, CA, 92110

It's Strangely Strange's CD Release Party!

06/29/2013 at 09:30 PM
1152 Garnet Ave in P.B.
Cover Price: FREE

The Experiments, Making Incredible Time and Tony Silipigno at The Tiki House in Pacific Beach.  Free admision and $3 Miller High Life.

06/20/2015 at 05:00 PM
Winstons in OB
Cover Price: FREE

Another awesome Saturday afternoon at Winston's in Ocean Beach

04/2/2011 at 09:00 PM
1310 Morena Blvd.
San Diego, CA
619 276-5637
Cover Price: $5.00

We're playing with Giant Mechanical Brain, which is 3  ex-12Cent members including our drummer Brian Chase.  Dan Bonn and I just finished recording them in the studio and their stuff is great!

We are up first, so get there early.

Also playing are San Deviants and Dead Friends (Boston)

01/18/2013 at 09:30 PM
Tiki Bar
On Garnet in PB
Cover Price: FREE

A. Silipigno, Making Incredible TIme, Strangely Strange and The Experiments, for FREE!

01/17/2015 at 5:00 PM
1921 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 222-6822
Cover Price: FREE

Saturday afternoon at Winstons for FREE!  We are up last at approx 7:15


Animal Instincts - Live @ The Shakedown 2010

view Animal Instincts on Vimeo

Relief - Live @ The Shakedown 2010

view Relief on Vimeo

Supermarket FantasyLive @ The Shakedown 2010

view Supermarket Fantasy on Vimeo

Sunlight Live @ The Shakedown 2010

view Sunlight on Vimeo

Us Guys Vs. Them Live @ The Shakedown 2010

view Us Guys Vs Them on Vimeo



$15 Mens ringer T-shirt (American Apparel), black with white ringers. Free stickers with purchase.
$15 Womens Baby Doll Ringer T-shirt (Bella), black with red ringers. Free stickers with purchase.
$5 The Experiments new CD, "What Kind Of Animal?" (2010). Recorded & mixed by us in a big warehouse and at Dan's apartment, this is our latest and greatest. You can get all the songs for free on the Music page, but some people want a physical CD in their hands.

At $5, we're not making any money on this, we just cover our costs and get our music into as many ears as possible.

Free sticker with CD purchase!
$5 The Christmas Album! (2007) Smells Like Christmas Spirit, with 5 bonus songs: Circuits Overloaded, No Direction, Paralyzed, Twisted Bumper & Tyler. A full DIY effort, recorded at Dan's apartment.

Free sticker with purchase.

Makes a great gift!
$5 - DVD Live at The Shakedown, September 4, 2010. Audio recorded on 7 tracks and mixed in Pro Tools, video shot on 2 cameras. 11 songs, some of which you can see on the Video page. It was a great show. If you've never seen us, this DVD captures the essence of The Experiments live.

Like the CD, $5 just covers our costs. We just want as many people as possible to see what we are like live.

Free sticker with DVD purchase!
$2 for 5 stickers. High quality vinyl.
The store is PayPal only.



Rock, punk, whatever. It's aggressive, it's fast, it's in your face. Influenced by anyone who's screamed into a mic or ripped a guitar solo in the last 30 years, The Experiments have seen and done it all. Veterans of the SoCal scene, they've played in NYC, L.A. and everywhere in between.

Formed in 1994 in San Diego, The Experiments have released 4 full length albums and 1 EP. Their latest, "What Kind Of Animal?" was released in May, 2010, and was a complete DIY project. It was recorded, engineered and mixed by the band, and has been released for free under the Creative Commons license.

The Experiments are:

  • Dan Bonn: Vocals, Guitar
  • Andy Guyette: Vocals, Guitar
  • Brian Chase: Drums, Vocals
  • Dave Blood: Bass

For more info, and to download all their free music, please visit http://theexperiments.com or email Dave Blood at geekd@yahoo.com

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