Sunday, June 5, 2011

Clams! Casuals! Adjectives!

Wherever shall you go, whatever shall you do? Take it easy, Scarlett, we've got you covered.

First, come on down to Clam Jam this Thursday! Fork over a $25 donation at the door and support our Pan Mass team. It's almost like riding across the state yourself except it's way less tiring and there are more clams.* Food's served 4-8pm. We're dishing up fried clams, clam chowder, deliciousness from the raw bar, steamers, steamed littlenecks, boneless Buffalo wings, chicken fingers, and salad for you herbivores. Music starts at 4:00 with The Elbows, 6:00 The Rip it Ups, 7:15 Randy and the Oak Trees. Kids under 10 are free even though half the time they eat more than the adults. We need to think that one through for next year.

Friday is Orgone. We wanted to tell you how great this band is but know you're pressed for time so we condensed only the most interesting of adjectives from their bio. Orgone plays funk, soul, afrobeat, deep rhythms with raw funk power, down home transcendental, tough and gritty funk, fiery soul, hard hitting afro-soul & funk, Memphis-drenched laid-back and cosmic apocalyptic sound with cold-blooded funk gems, lethal neck-busting bass, a deep hypnotic funk soundscape, undeniably hip-shaking, sub-atomic gut punch, heavy psychedelic groove that's 100% organic heart and soul.**

Maybe you better just watch the video.
and then get tickets.

Our perennial favorite DJ Bud E Green spins the next couple Saturdays until Galactic bumps him into next week on June 25. More on Galactic later except you should get your tickets now or you'll get shut out and will have to.... I don't know, dance to your ringtone or something.

Oh hey, guess who's playing Sunday afternoon? Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome... The Incredible Casuals!!! 5pm (but you knew that). Yes, we know you are lost and confused without the Casuals every Sunday. We're trying to help. We really are.

Here's the lineup, all orderly-like:

Thursday, June 9, 4pm, $25
Clam! Jam! Pan Mass Fundraiser
The Elbows, The Rip It Ups, Randy and the Oak Trees

Friday, June 10, 10pm, $10

Saturday, June 11, 10pm, $10 (or free with Season Pass)
DJ Bud E Green

Sunday, June 12, 5pm, $10
Incredible Casuals

See you in the dunes!

*At lease we hope so. We're thinking clams and long bike trips are a bad idea.
**That is totally best read aloud.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Summer 2011, here we come!

It's here! It's now! It's summer!

Pay no attention to the weather out there – summer starts this Thursday. If you're not feeling the summer love yet, fear not. You will.

Doors open at 9pm on Thursday for the official kick-off season opener hoopla. We've got The Ticks, The Greenheads and Earth Junior playing and we'll give you a free season pass with each paid admission! What does that get you? Free parking in our lot (don't dawdle though. It fills up), and free or discounted admission on selected shows like the locals party on Monday. But we'll get to that.

On Friday we have Dub Apocalypse - a band we love, full of people we love: Tommy B (John Browns Body),Timo Shanko (G Love & Special Sauce), Dana Colley (Morphine), Ken Clark (Ken Clark Trio), Johnny Trama (Nate Wilson Group, B3 Kings, Peter Prince & the Trama unit). Boston Music Awards winner for Best International Artist of the Year. Again, you get a free season pass with your paid admission.

Saturday is Zili Misik - winner of the 2008 Boston Music award for "Outstanding International Act of the Year." Zili Misik is an 8-piece world-music band that draws heavily on Afrobeat and Brazilian rhythms, bridging cultures and continents with explosive music that connects spirituals, blues, jazz, reggae, samba, gospel and soul.

Sunday late afternoon is the World Famous (literally) happy hour with the Incredible Casuals. Doors open at 4pm. This is one of just a couple Casual Sundays this summer, so don't miss it!

At 10pm come see The Refugee All-Stars – a band of Sierra Leonean musicians who have been living as refugees in the West African nation of the Republic of Guinea. We loved them the last time they came and we can't wait to see them again. A brutal, decade long civil war (1991-2002) in Sierra Leone forced the band members from their homes. It took the lives of many of their loved ones and has left them with physical and emotional scars that may never heal. However, what the war could never take from them was their music. Through music The Refugee All Stars have found a place of refuge, a sense of purpose and a source of power. You can feel it in their music and see it on their faces. If you haven't seen them before, you're in for a huge treat. If you have, you've probably already bought your ticket:

Remember that season pass you scored on Thursday (or Friday)? Use it on Monday and come to our locals party for free. Five bucks if you failed to score your pass (you'll have one more shot next week). A line-up of our most local locals: 5:30 Settie and Zack Dixon (Ball and Chain), 6:15 The Sunsharks, 7:00 Candor, 7:45 Squidda.

Now that's a party.

It all starts Thursday, but in the meantime you can watch us clean! Who doesn't love watching other people clean? Behold, the dining cam:

Other business: You've seen our new website, right? It has all the stuff you loved from the last one (webcams, links, surf reports) plus a calendar you can import and make your very own. Handy, that. We're adding new shows to the calendar all the time and you're not going to want to miss what we've got in the works. Check it:

Season highlights so far include: Galactic (6/25), G. Love (6/26), The Lemonheads (7/8), Urge Overkill (7/11), Donovan Frankenreiter (7/13, 7/14), Old 97s (7/15), King Yellowman (8/14), J. Mascis (8/15), John Brown's Body (8/18, 8/19) and more to be announced. These shows will sell out, so go to the calendar, click the link, and buy your ticket now. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Here's your weekend schedule (for the people out there who need nice, tidy lists):

Thursday: Open at 9pm. $10. The Ticks The Greenheads Earth Junior

Friday: 10pm - $15. Dub Apocalypse

Saturday: 10pm - $10. Zili Misik

Sunday (2 shows):

4pm - $10. World Famous Happy Hour with The Incredible Casuals

10pm - $20. The Refugee All-Stars

Monday: $5/ free with pass. 5:30 Settie and Zack Dixon (Ball and Chain), 6:15 The Sunsharks, 7:00 Candor, 7:45 Squidda

See you soon! Summer begins and ends here and we are READY.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Built to Spill via Bradley's Almanac

"Best Built To Spill set I've ever seen? Ayup. Show of the summer? Newt says "Eye-firmative". Show of the year? It's looking good. 2010 has just four full months to change my mind."

There's a great review of the show, plus a set list, pix, mp3 and video. Check it.

(read Built to Spill review here)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

and that, my friends, is that

Not only did we get a hurricane for labor day weekend, we got one with commitment issues and an identity crisis. Pete Witham and the Cozmic Zombies would have put on a much better show.

Moving on!

It's today. Today is your last day of summer music in the dunes. At 4pm we have the Incredible Casuals for their last (obviously) show of the summer. This one is Classic Beachcomber with special guests galore. It's like opening night but, you know, at the end.

And then at 10pm it's the Beautiful Girls. The Beautiful Girls have released five independent albums, including this year's SPOOKS. As well as building an audience in Australia, they have toured through the US (10 times), Europe and the UK (5 times), Japan (4 times) and Brazil (2 times). They are total jet-setters. In Japan and Brazil they have had extensive airplay, had their music featured on commercials and had a host of magazine articles written about them. We can't wait to see them live. You can check them out here:

Labor Day is when summer officially ends. It's our last day of business for 2010, so you get what you get and you don't get upset. One thing's for sure, it'll be a great day to hang out in Cahoon Hollow.

So we'll see you here! And then we'll have to rely on facebook, twitter and YouTube for a bit. Summer 2011 will be here before we know it.

Don't forget to pick up your t-shirts, sweatshirts and other Comber whatnot before you head out - you can get it either here at the club or at our super-spiffy store in South Wellfleet (down by the South Wellfleet General Store). We'll be open there for a while longer.

See you this afternoon! Happy end of summer. It's been about the best, ever.

Thanks for that.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tarrus Riley, revisited

Did you make it here for Tarrus Riley? Here's a little something to remember him by:

(thanks to Chris Blood)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

In Which We Learn French and Consider the Aerodynamic Qualities of Undergarments

Were you here for the beginning of our Ray Neades tribute weekend, last night? If not (or if so, what the heck) you have a shot at Ray Neades Weekend Part Deux (which is French for SATURDAY). That's tonight.

If you don't know who Ray Neades is, you won't have to go far to find someone who does. The guy knew pretty much everyone in music. All roads lead to Ray Neades, including roads like The Upper Crust, The Stinkin' Lincolns and of course Beefy DC. Tonight would make Ray proud. Check it out.

Other notable notes include (queue rabid screaming) Black Francis. This is that show where we act all "yeah, right, whatever" because we are so very cool, and then he gets on stage and we start looking for underwear to throw. It can't be helped. He is a genius and getting to see him play solo is a rare treat indeed.
(hyperventilates into paper bag)

There's more, much more. Here, look:

August 28, 9pm $10
Ray Neades Tribute Weekend with:
The Upper Crust
The Stinkin' Lincolns
Beefy DC
Yes, we already told you about this. Just making sure you're paying attention.

August 29, 4pm $10
Incredible Casuals
Time's ticking, people. This Sunday, next Sunday and that's all she wrote. Get here and make it snappy.

August 31, 10pm, $5/free with pass
Reggae Night with DJ Bud E Green

September 2, 10pm $20
Black Francis
Frank Black, Black Francis, Pixies' Frontman, Evil Genius - whatever you want to call him (did you know he's writing a children's book?), he's here and we can't wait for the show to start.
Get tickets now. Just do it: Frank Black Tickets

September 3, 10pm $10
Pete Witham and the Cozmik Zombies
Pete killed it in June so we're making him come back and do it again.
He toured for two years as lead guitarist with Spookie Daly Pride, opening for musicians such as Les Claypool?s Frog Brigade, Arrested Development, Bob Dylan, and other major bands. He returned to Portland and began playing rockabilly music with his long time rhythm guitarist and singer Steve Dunphy. After playing several local shows as an acoustic act, the duo caught the eye of local roots musician/producer Haakon Kallweit, who immediately put together a top notch lineup to play Pete's original music. In short, he's all that and you will like him.

September 4, 10pm $10
The Boston Naturals
You know we don't do cover bands, right? So if we do a cover band, you can rest assured that it's not going to suck. The Boston Naturals play all the best stuff off your iPod, and then some. Those crazy kids.

Might as well keep going here. Don't worry, we'll remind you of all this later...

September 5, 4pm $10
Incredible Casuals
This show? Classic Beachcomber with special guests galore. It's like opening night but, you know, at the end.

September 5, 10pm $15
The Beautiful Girls
TBG have released five independent albums, including this year's album SPOOKS. As well as building an audience in Australia, they have toured through the US (10 times), Europe and the UK (five times), Japan (4 times) and Brazil (2 times). They are total jet-setters, especially to Japan and Brazil, where they have had extensive airplay, had their music featured on commercials and had a host of magazine articles written about them.
Get your beautiful tickets here: The Beautiful Girls

September 6
We're not ready to say goodbye yet. In fact, forget we mentioned September 6.

Don't forget! We serve our dinner menu late night because dinner is the most important meal of the day. Or something like that.

And speaking of dinner, the neighbor who's been feeding your dog while you're on vacation? She called and says she wants a Beachcomber t-shirt.

Which we have.

Glad to help.