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Koo Koo Kanga Roo Record Release – Saint Paul, Minn

Koo Koo Kanga Roo Album Release

Come hang out with us this weekend in the twin cities with Koo Koo Kanga Roo. They will be celebrating the release of their new album Woopty Woop on Asian Man Records. If you haven’t heard of Koo Koo Koo Kanga Roo they play “kid songs for adults”. Sound familiar? They are totally fantastic and just finished a tour with The Aquabats. We’re playing the early all-ages show @ 12 Noon @ Amsterdam Hall in St. Paul. General B and the Wiz and Carroll will be rocking the late night 18+ show. Make sure you bring any friends who love dancing, sing-a-longs, and having fun!

KC, MO: Ghost Mice / Destroy Nate Allen Folk Punk Show!

Ghost Mice Show April 30th!

Come to the best folk punk, all-ages show in Kansas City in recent memory featuring Ghost Mice, Destroy Nate Allen, Bernay’s Propaganda, Jib Jab Jones and The Indigo Circus, Nate Cartwright @ The Art Close / Open Fire Pizza. You don’t want to miss this crazy fun!


Five Iron Frenzy In Lawrence Kansas

We just made amazing Valentines Day plans and you should totally come hang out!

Photo: We made some Valentines Day plans. Come hang out!

Five Iron Frenzy
House of Heroes
Destroy Nate Allen

Feb. 14th
The Granada Theater / Lawrence, Kansas
Here are the show details.


Don’t Play The College Towns

Don't Play The College Towns

From what I can tell the only way to tour during winter break is to play events with family, friends, and to avoid the college towns. So that’s exactly what we’re doing.

Help us spread the word:

Dec. 22nd Grammaw’s House, 4642 E. Pleasant Run Parkway, N. Drive. Indianapolis, IN
8 pm. Donation.

Dec. 27th House of Abe 4121 Windsor Rd Youngstown, OH 44511
6 pm. Donation.

Jan. 4th ALLEN EAST COMMUNITY CENTER 9520 Harrod Rd Harrod, Ohio
We’ll be celebrating the 11th anniversary of good friends FBS (Fight Before Surrender)..
6 pm. $6 All-Ages.

Destroy Nate Allen Glow In The Dark 10″ OUT TODAY!

Hey Everybody!

We decided that today would be the perfect day to let you in on a little secret called Glow In The Dark!

For a few years we’ve been scheming to release a vinyl retrospective and it finally happened thanks to Vinyl Remains!

Glow In The Dark is a 12-track collection of Destroy Nate Allen favorites, brought to you by Vinyl Remains and released on a 10″ highlighter yellow and hot pink vinyl record. The record comes with two full album downloads; 1 album download is ripped directly from the vinyl and the other is of your standard mp3 fair. Only 300 records have been made! This is our first ever full length collection of songs to make it onto vinyl and we are very excited.

You can order the record straight from Vinyl Remains here or go download it on our bandcamp.

If you are in the Kansas City area, Nate will be playing a (mostly) solo set at Cafe Main (801 Main St) in Grandview, MO to celebrate the album release this Sunday Nov. 10th. The show is all-ages from 6-8 pm and $2.

We hope to see you soon.

Nate and Tessa

About GITD:

Glow In The Dark, in some ways, represents the best of what our band, Destroy Nate Allen, has been. We have performed most of the songs on Side A hundreds of times; these are the requests – “White Flag”, “Jesus, Keep Us Safe From The Cops,” “My Parents Managed Apartments” – and some of our favorite songs: “Loving You Means Everything” and “Recipe.”

For the last several years we have been exhausting our artistic life force, traveling the country and singing our hearts out as a duo. But before that, Destroy Nate Allen was a bare bones, confessional solo project. This is reflected on Side B, which features some of my least favorite songs to play live such as: “Asshole” and “Last Call.” These songs represent the hard times, the struggles, my fears. Nevertheless, the album ends as it should, with laughter and loud crowd participation.

We are super excited to finally have this retrospective collection see the light of day. Most of these recordings are far out of print and or have never been officially released. It is hard to say what the future holds, but we are so thankful for your love and support that has allowed our extroverted folk punk theater to exist. – Nate Allen

My Parents Managed Apartments
Loving You Means Everything
Turns Our You’re Perfect For Me
Jesus, Keep Us Safe From The Cops
White Flag

Glow In The Dark
Broken Wings
Last Call
We Made It
Ready Steady Go (Live In Minneapolis)

Following Recipes and Creating Mayhem In Small Spaces


We hope life has been kind to you.

One thing we have noticed now that we are living in Kansas City is that groceries, specifically produce, are more expensive in the Midwest than on the West Coast. This has driven us to make the weekly farmer’s market our primary grocery experience. Tessa has been looking up all kinds of recipes online learning how to make delightful new dishes. Today’s success was ratatouille!  I (Tessa) loosely followed this guy’s recipe (except I did cook the eggplant and zucchini separately).


In May, we went down to Eugene and played a show live on KWVA! We invited people to the radio station just like a regular house show, and ended up with a great mix of friends and new faces packing out the small room. Besides showcasing how FUN we are, it is the longest show in DNA history and spans nearly 2 hrs (including an interview and plenty of banter). There are quite a few surprises on the recording, including some unreleased songs from a Nate side project, so go check it out. It’s available for free or donation.

With Our Powers Combined Turns 1 Today!!

“With Our Powers Combined” (the 7th DNA full length and first full band album) was released a year ago today! Happy Birthday WOPC!!!!! Thanks again to Gnarboots for Gnarbooting and everyone else who helped us make this album happen.

We received many great reviews like this one and this one and this one.. and played around 100 shows supporting the record.

Supplies are limited and you should grab the digipak on our webstore:  https://www.wepay.com/stores/destroynateallen

You can also download the record for any price on bandcamp:

Thanks for the continued support! – Nate Allen

With Our Powers Combined turns 1 today

Special thanks to The Atom Age for unknowingly influencing this blog layout.


nxnw records 2

*WE ARE PLAYING ON FRIDAY. We were originally scheduled to play on Saturday. 

The best thing about punk rock is friendship. This weekend we’ll be joining some of our favorite bands to celebrate a release weekend for NXNW Records. Here is a run down on why you should come out @ 9 PM to see everyone rock starting on Friday at Katie O’ Brien’s and then come back on Saturday to have fun all over again.

Friday Highlights:

Callow – This smooth rocking Bay Area duo are celebrating the release of a new album. I normally don’t love music this chill but Callow puts me in a great mood and is not to be missed. Check the tunes.

Attica! Attica! – Aaron is a kindred spirit. I can’t recommend his folky-punk highly enough. He’s one our favorites in the country. We’re stoked to be rocking with him again. It’s been too long. Check the tunes.

Danger Death Ray – We shared our first 7″ with DDR and have played many a house show with these fine gentlemen over the years. Come see them play a rare acoustic set. Check the tunes.

Tuck and Roll will cap off the night with a high energy set sure to make your 90’s punk rock spirit come alive. Get ready to sweat. Check the tunes.

Details are posted on pc-pdx.com and our shows page. Here is the facebook event.

Saturday Highlights:

The Tanked – I have known the Tanked since their day’s in the Misfats. You’d be hard pressed to find a better drinking band in Portland. They will close the night in style. You don’t want to miss this! Check it out.

Sam Fisher – Sam is from Tuck and Roll. He’ll be ripping out a set of his new acoustic tunes. Check it out.

Matt Schoch – I dig Matt’s blue grassy new record. Check it out.

Danger Death Ray (electric set).

Details are posted on pc-pdx.com. Here is the facebook event for Saturday.

NXNW Records put our first 7″.  You can listen to it HERE or purchase one of the last copies HERE.



We are stoked to be rocking a super fun show with Japanther in a few days. This will be our first Destroy Nate Allen show in Portland since January. No one has to miss out on the fun because this party is all-ages! Bring your friends and lace up your sneakers, we’re going dancing tonight. – Nate


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