News•May 15, 2012 9:33 AM ET•4,295 views
Akimbo breaking up
Seattle, Washington's Akimbo will soon be calling it quits after roughly fourteen years together. Frontman Jon Weisnewski has issued the following explanation:
We decided to stop playing because Aaron [Walters, guitar] is leaving the band for non-dramatic reasons. He just wants to do other stuff. Nat [Damm, drums] and I are completely busy/fulfilled with our various other projects and see no need to drag you people through any more nonsense than you deserve. Also, Aaron is really good, and rather than try and outshine his contributions we'd rather be lazy and just do other bands... The decision was totally boring. We talked for a bit, agreed it was the best call, and started talking about the last show. Nobody punched anyone, nobody was the asshole, voices were not raised. So far in my experiences breaking up with a band is way easier than breaking up with a girl."Since their formation, the group has released material with a Alternative Tentacles, Neurot Recordings, and Seventh Rule Recordings. Their final show is slated for Saturday, August 11th at the Comet Tavern in Seattle, WA.
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