March 2, 2018

Sunday, March 4th, come down for an afternoon at Bottom of the Hill, and rock with the sharks, celebrating Jackie and I tying the sheepshank once and for and all!

It's one of our favorite venues and some of our favorite bands; now we just need our favorite people... YOU.

Doors open at 2 PM, show starts at 3, my band SQUALUS plays last. Get there early for free BBQ, and if you got little ones and good ear protection, bring em! Dress up for a wedding, or as a shark, or like you're usual rocker self; we just want to share the celebration with all of our friends and people that make up the music scene that brought Jackie Perez Gratz and I together.

December 12, 2017

You'll be pulling these black SQUALUS tees out of your drawer like Hooper pulls teeth out of Ben Gardner's boat.  

We finally got merch up for sale, including the new tee above, with a three color design printed on black American Apparel tees. Don't leave the harbor with out em - HERE

LP's available in two different colors!

September 13, 2017

SQUALUS is extremely excited to finally reveal our full debut album, The Great Fish, via the killer music site, Grab yourself some Narragansett ale and get ready to be crushed like a can in Quint's weathered hands.

September 8, 2017

The Great Fish... strikes again. Listen to another shredder "Flesh, Bone, and Rubber" off of our debut album thanks to one of our favorite sites, LAST RITES, and read that monstrously wonderful review by a mysterious man, aptly named... Captain! Crank. Speakers. Now.

"The Great Fish… is a fantastic album for a great number of reasons, but the comprehensive uniqueness behind the entire approach is the deciding factor that makes it a leading contender for 2017’s “Weirdest Heavy Album I Can’t Stop Listening To” award. And while it would perhaps benefit matters if you obsess over great white sharks, Jaws and ludicrously hefty music, somehow it seems as if this record could draw in most anyone, regardless of predilections, and that’s really something special."

August 17, 2017

The Great Fish... album art by Aaron John Gregory

Finally! Official album announcement and song premiere via Decibel Magazine;

SQUALUS announce their blistering debut full-length album, 'The Great Fish...', due for release on September 15th with Translation Loss Records. Decibel Magazine have taken the first oceanic plunge into the mouth of the "The Orca", the eighth track from 'The Great Fish...'!

October 2, 2016

A free, two day heavy music micro-fest on the coast, featuring some of California's finest underground metal, surf, and indie bands, celebrating the migratory seasonal return of our local Great White Shark population, via waves of pummeling riffs and incredible beer, held at Winters Tavern in Pacifica, CA.

Brought to you by Pacifica paleobiology t-shirt boutique - COTTON CRUSTACEAN and company owner Aaron John Gregory, plus Bay Area shark conservation and research group - THE OCEAN RESEARCH FOUNDATION, and Pacifia's most iconic bar - WINTERS TAVERN; all with joint aim to raise awareness and funds for local shark conservation and research groups to continue fighting the good fight in protecting not just sharks, but all wildlife in our oceans.

Admission is FREE, but please bring some dough to donate directly to the OCEAN RESEARCH FOUNDATION to help them continue on their mission of conservation...

August 26, 2016

Photo by Cody Keto.


Following the split between the three members of AGALLOCH (Don Anderson, Jason Walton, Aesop Dekker) and John Haughm, the former three remained committed to working, writing, and playing together and immediately began considering a fourth member to complete a new project. The three agreed that Aaron John Gregory whose band - Sacramento/Bay Area based, progressive, doom-rock outfit, GIANT SQUID - would be perfect to work with. GIANT SQUID had recently wrapped up a 12-year long career with farewell shows last October, so the timing for everyone couldn't be better.

Guitarist Don Anderson explains: “Actually, the first person that came to all of our minds was our good friend Aaron. AGALLOCH played with GIANT SQUID years ago and we’ve remained fans and friends ever since. Aaron is a strong and d...

August 20, 2016

Very excited to be able to finally share this... A wonderfully shot and edited, multi-cam video of our final show as a band, at the Complex in Glendale, CA Oct 17th, 2015. Huge waves of gratitude to Dave Boccuzzi and Sound Picture Studios for bringing their crew out and capturing this very important moment in the band's long history.

Show wise, this was a triumph for us. We didn't play perfect, but we never did before, so no reason to do so on our way out! But fuck, we played with great pride, we played like we knew it was the end, we played with conviction and joy in our hearts, and we had a ton of fun. The Complex was packed and overflowing with love and reverence. We are so fortunate to have these final moments in our band's life documented for all to share in.

Enormous thanks to Dave and his crew for being up front capturing every sweaty moment, to Acid King for letting us play an extra long...

October 9, 2015

 Photo by Freddie Ross, June 27th, 2015 at Machines with Magnets, Pawtuckett, RI.


I felt it time to clear some stuff up, and have gone back and forth on whether to bother or not, honestly, cause at the end of the day we're a tiny, tiny band, and I hate self-important press release style break-up announcements from yet another no-name band. Fugazi didn't say shit really when they stopped, and they're one of the best goddamn bands to have ever existed. I think of all the other incredible bands that were brave enough, or just smart enough to know exactly when to call it.  So little old squid shouldn't make a big deal of things, right?


But, since I've been a little unintentionally cryptic in posts about the upcoming shows - coupled with the rash of our personal musical equipment sell offs - I've been asked by a lot of you what's up; which says to me that there might be a small amount of people who...

September 1, 2015



1130 Buenos Ave, San Diego, California 92110

$12 adv & $15 day of. Doors at 8PM. 21+ only.


Saturday Oct 17th, at The Complex, Glendale, CA w/ ACID KING & MALA SUERTE

806 E Colorado St, Glendale, California 91205

$15 Advance / $20 At The Door / Doors At 8pm / 21 & Over


Our last two shows of the year will be with San Francisco stoner-doom legends, ACID KING. We're honored and extremely excited, especially to be joining them down South in San Diego and Glendale. Been a looooong time since we played in either LA or SD. So Mark your calendars!




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