I Don’t Know How But They Found Me
The Pit / The Lock UpSaturday3:10 pm
Created by Dallon Weekes (ex-Panic! At The Disco), I Don’t Know How but They Found Me is a band out of time. Their curious name comes from the film “Back To The Future” and to Weekes, it was a phrase that, on its own, always implied a greater story. One you had to create on your own. IDKhow is a musical entity outside of its own time, one that faded away into obscurity in the early 80s, and today, through the internet, sees its performances and recordings being rediscovered by a world that finally just might be ready for it.
The concept for IDKhow began about a year ago at Weekes’ kitchen table where he recorded the major of the songs. With a nearly non-existant budget, the project was forged in large part by friends who made necessities like recording equipment available to Weekes.
Live performances came next with Weekes enlisting drummer Ryan Seaman. Over the past several months, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me has played several “pop-up” shows around the west coast, and all near-instant sell outs. With an initial seeding of the project to Weekes’ half-million Instagram followers, IDKhow has already accumulated more than 8 Million views on YouTube, 6 Million steams on Spotify and 120,000 followers on its recently history. And early press feedback has been quite promising: “…the duo vibe of Twenty One Pilots and the rock vibe of what you would want The Beatles to sound like in a modern era.”
“There are so many great/brilliant artists that I’ve been exposed to because of the internet,” added Weekes., “acts like Death, The Nerves or Sparks. Brilliant acts who never achieved the massive success and cultural notoriety they had hoped for. Every time someone re-discovers acts like this, it’s almost like giving them more of that chance they never had before. So I decided to make IDK an act from the past. One who ‘was’ on this cable access show thirty years ago. A band that already had a story, but one that had to be discovered a piece at a time…”
Dallon performed bass and backing vocal duties for Panic! At the Disco from 2009 to 2017. He has also served as a songwriter and lyricist for Panic’s “Too Weird To Live Too Rare To Die” record, which debuted at #2 on Billboard 200, #1 Billboard Alternative albums and went GOLD in the USA. ‘This is gospel’ (Urie, Weekes and Sinclair) went platinum and has over 120 Million views on YouTube. Girls/Girls/Boys (Urie, Weekes) has over 55 Million views on YouTube.