Saturday, December 12, 2009

Last minute shopping?


Old man winter has finally arrived on Cape Cod! The unseasonably warm temperatures we had in November and early December are gone and the snow is starting to fly in ski country. We're sure you folks up north are psyched - it's time for some downhill fun!

Speaking of fun..... what's not fun? The shopping malls, traffic, and stress that go along with searching for Christmas and Holiday gifts for our family and friends. WAIT..... we've got the answer to your dilemma. Go to the Beachcomber online store and do some shopping from the comfort of your home. Light a fire, pour yourself an eggnog, put your feet up, and log into:

Now besides our regular selection of great looking mens' and womens' Beachcomber t-shirts, sweatshirts, tanks, and hats, we've added our Annual Clearance Sale in the spirit of the season. Prices are slashed as much as 70% on some items. Check it out:

Are you a facebook fan of the 'Comber? If not go to: On the the right hand side in the bottom of the box just click "become a fan" and bingo you've just joined some 5500 other people from around the world who are in our fan base. (Tell your friends who aren't fans as well.) Why join? We'll be posting special discount codes on facebook over the next week and a half that will save you even more money!

For you local folks we'll being opening our Rt. 6 Store from today right through Wednesday December 23rd. The stores hours are 11am - 5pm. (There's a larger selection of regular and sale items at the store - if you're local it's worth the trip!) Want to phone in an order? Call 508-349-8887 during store hours and we can do a credit card purchase for you over the phone and will ship out your order USPS Priority, and you'll have it in a couple of days.

One more thing - check the web site often for the "Daily Catch". This will be a special deeply discounted one or two day sale on various items. There are limited quantities on these so get 'em quick!

Don't forget to check out our beach and live cams - both are pumping out great pictures of Cahoon Hollow Beach:

OK - that's it for now. Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Free Bim Skala Bim!

Not like Free Tibet. Dan's out of the country, but we assume he's allowed to come back anytime. Here's a little somethin' he sent us cause we told him y'all missed Bim:

Heres a Bim news flash......we found several unrealeased tracks of really rare Bim soul ska and calypso tracks we recorded after the krinkle sessions ....find free mp3s at;
Happy awesomely gray November day!

Rock on.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kay Hanley = Fashion Boston

Speaking of bands and fashion, behold Kay Hanley.

(click on the picture to go to the magazine)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Band Fashion - David Lowery

A couple years ago I wrote an article on band fashion because really, who doesn't want to read about band fashion? Having just been to the Cracker show at the Comber, I asked David Lowery first. This is what he said:

I have to credit some of my fashion sensibility to my girlfriend/manager, Velena Vego.

She has been a concert promoter for 18 years and is also a tri-delt. So rock with southern prep.

I'm half English and southern. So the two of us fit together in some way.

For years I dressed better off stage, or at least more conservative offstage. The grunge years were very difficult for me. I dont like baggy clothes.

I am secretly a mathematician who happens to be in a rock band. Hence the underlying collegiate look.

The pseudo western suede jacket was from the vintage store behind the 40 watt. The plaid tie and belt from an urban outfitters.The green gingham shirt was from the old navy in Cambridge. 8 bucks.

And how can you ever go wrong. with classic black converse.

Here's the pseudo western suede in action (5/28/08)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

swiped from our facebook page...

Dear Beachcomber,
Me and my gals rented one of the two newest houses on the hill, across from you, last week. If it weren't for you, we would have gone hungry. If it weren't for you, we would have gone thirsty. If it weren't for you, we wouldn't have EVER met your steamy staff. If it weren't for you, we would have listened to a LOT less reggae. And most importantly, if it weren't for you, our summers would NOT be complete! Thank you, Beachcomber, for all that you are. Until next summer, with hopefully one less Tropical Storm Danny, keep us in the loop.
Warmest regards,
PS: Todd, he kicks ass.

(thanks, Jaime! we will.)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

the last hurrah

Well apparently somebody blinked and now here we are, at the tail end of another summer. How can it possibly be September? Fortunately Labor Day is late this year, so we still have a few days before we officially kiss summer goodbye.

Let's make the most of it, shall we?

First, Easy Star All-Stars will be here Friday, September 4, 10pm ($20)!
This is one of those shows where you should stop reading, click the link at the end of the paragraph, get your tickets and then finish reading.
Easy Star All-Stars has played at major festivals and headlined shows in over 20 countries on 5 continents. Their worldwide album sales have surpassed 250,000 units since 2003, with Dub Side of the Moon spending over 5 years on Billboard’s Reggae Chart. MOJO picked Dub Side as the second best cover album of all time. Radiodread spent almost 2 years on Billboard’s Reggae Chart and earned praise from the members of Radiohead themselves.
Tickets on sale now:

And then we have two nights with Spiritual Rez!
Spiritual Rez is a 6 piece reggae horn funk party. Having released two independent records, the band has played with international acts like Jimmy Buffett, Culture, Israel Vibration and Buju Banton as well as have founding Parliament Funkadelic member Bernie Worrell sit in on their live shows.
Spiritual Rez won the 2007 Boston Music Award for Best World Music Act. A unique blend of Reggae, Funk and Afrobeat, this is one of the most energetic live shows around.
Saturday, September 5, 10pm $10 and Sunday, September 6, 10pm $10
Tickets on sale now:

Sunday, September 6, 4pm $10
Incredible Casuals
Who knows what special guests will grace the Comber stage this year? What do those Casuals have up their sleeves? Come and find out - and have something to smile about until next May.

On Monday we serve what's left to be served and pour what's left to be poured. It's a good time and you should stop by and hang with us one more day.

But wait! We're not done yet!

Not everything we do happens right here in Cahoon Hollow. Every year we sponsor a charity golf tournament, and this year is no different. We're golfing at Chequessett Yacht and Country Club on September 13. Won't you come? See our website for more information and ways to donate:

And has anyone else noticed that the week of October 17 is still available at the Comber cottages? And that Oysterfest is the 17th and 18th? Check out the cottages and save your date now!

Wellfleet Oysterfest:

It's hard to imagine a bad week here (that's not in February). Pick your date, pack your fishing rod, throw in a good book and get ready to kick back and listen to the surf. If we weren't already here, we'd totally rent those cottages ourselves.

So happy September everybody! We can't wait to see you this weekend. And beyond!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

hurricanes, vacations and reggae (not in that order)

Anyone who's stayed right on the beach in the off season can tell you, there's nothing like it. Wake up to a salty breeze and listen to gulls and surf. Make a cup of coffee, sit on the deck, and be in a hurry for absolutely nothing. Or wake up with the birds and head down to Cahoon Hollow Beach. Have breakfast in town. Take a drive to Provincetown. Visit the rest of Cape Cod National Seashore. It's all still there, just much less crowded.

Why are we tormenting you with this idea? Because we think you need a vacation, and we have just the cottage for you. There's still some September availability in the Comber cottages, just on the other side of the road from the club. Newly renovated, beautifully appointed, and ideally located, these cottages are the place to unwind and enjoy some of the finest days Cape Cod can dish up.

Give us a shout and we'll hook you up (click the link for pictures):

But it's not September yet! We still have a lot of lobsters to cook and a heap of live music is coming our way.

Friday, August 28, 10pm $10
Nate Mott Band
Think Donavon Frankenreiter, Jason Mraz, and Sublime. Now think original songs and four hardworking young musicians. Listen to them on their website and you've got it.

Saturday, August 29, 10pm $10
Roots of Creation
We're lucky enough to get them back for a second show this summer (their tour schedule will make your head spin). Apparently they like Cahoon Hollow Beach as much as we do!

Sunday, August 30, 4pm $10
Incredible Casuals
Last non-holiday Sunday afternoon show!

Tuesday, September 1, 10pm $15
Tarrus Riley
The New York Times just did a great piece on Tarrus Riley. See it here:
And then see him HERE!
Tickets on sale now:

Looks like Hurricane Danny is dropping by for a visit this weekend. As much as we could probably do without hurricanes, it would kind of be a shame to miss out on the hurricane Danny jokes. Feel free to leave yours on our Facebook page:

Have a great day! We'll see you in the dunes.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tickets on sale now!

Oh baby it is HOT!

You know what's good when it's hot? The condensation from a plastic cup held to your forehead, a little something from the raw bar, a whole heap of your closest friends and a view of the Atlantic. We have an entire Cape Cod vacation, right here waiting for you! We even have the t-shirt (buy at the club, at our store on Rte. 6, or online!)

It's been so great seeing all your happy faces here in Cahoon Hollow. What a summer it's been so far! It seems a lot of people have taken the advice of one reviewer at Trip Advisor:

"...go to the Beachcomber, early and often. I insist. Just don't take my seat at the bar."

We think it's an excellent idea. Have something to add? By all means, put it here:

It's been a banner year for live music! A bunch of shows have sold out (like tonight's Wailer's show), and the remaining national acts are on the verge of selling out. Click the links (below) and buy your tickets now! No foolin'.

Here's what's going down:

Thursday, August 20, 10pm, $8
Jeff Tuohy Band
This is one hardworking dude. From Northampton, MA, Jeff Tuohy brings us some of this summer's fine, original songwriting. He was new to the Beachcomber in July, and we liked him enough to invite him back for a second show.

Friday, August 21, 10pm $20
John Brown's Body
Another second show of the summer, we booked this one because our phones were ringing off the hook long after the first show sold out. Tickets are on sale now, and going fast:

Saturday, August 22, 10pm $15
Amy Ray Band (of Indigo Girls)
This one's for Indigo Girls fans as well as folks who are looking for something much edgier. Whatever you do, don't come looking for half an Indigo Girls show. Where the Indigo Girls are stripped-down, Amy’s solo albums are urgent, loud, and defiant. Her latest, "Didn't it Feel Kinder" is out on Daemon Records.
Open this link in another tab, buy tickets, and come back to finish reading:

Sunday, August 23, 4pm $10
Incredible Casuals

Monday, August 24, 10pm $5 (free with pass)
Dance Night with DJ Nomad

Tuesday, August 25, 10pm $5 (free with pass)
Reggae Night with DJ Bud E. Green

Wednesday, August 26, 10pm $5
Earth Jr.
Playing their own original songs, sprinkled with clever covers, this band rocks. They're also some darn good people.

It's only fair to tell you (you clever people who signed up for these emails AND read to the bottom) that although Easy Star All-Stars don't play for a couple weeks, tickets are on sale now. And you guessed it, they're going fast.

And that, my friends, is that.

Be cool.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dinosaur Jr., the Original Wailers, what more do you want?!?!

Quit yer dilly-dallying! Tickets for this week's upcoming shows are barely still available. If you want to come see Dinosaur Jr. and the Wailers (no, they're not playing together, but that would certainly be something), click the links now.

Alright then. To the schedule:

Friday night is the aforementioned giant of alt rock, Dinosaur Jr. How much do we love Dinosaur Jr.? A. Lot.
Friday, August 14, 10pm $20
Band website:

On Saturday we have Apollo Sunshine!
This is one of the shows where everyone who works at the Beachcomber shows up and stays all night. Consider it Beachcomber Approved. Conscientious lyrics, trippy melodies and a whole lot of jam will make you dance and be happy.
Saturday, August 15, 10pm $12
tickets on sale now:
Band website:

Because it is summer, Incredible Casuals are playing on Sunday afternoon. And all is right with the world.
Sunday, August 16, 4pm $10

It's Dance Night with DJ Nomad!
Monday, August 17, 10pm $5 (free with pass)

And we must have our reggae, now mustn't we?
Reggae Night with DJ Bud E. Green
Tuesday, August 18, 10pm $5 (free with pass)

And speaking of reggae...
Wednesday brings us The Original Wailers. What more can we possibly say?
Wednesday, August 19, 10pm $20
Tickets on sale now but you better hurry:
band site:

Don't forget, there's a whole glorious menu of chow available late night. You asked for something more than nachos, and we listened. Come and get it.

See you in the dunes!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

John Brown's Body and oh so much more

What's that you say? It's not hot enough for you? Well grab your ice packs, 'cause it's heating up fast.

This Friday (June 26 @ 10pm) the Beachcomber welcomes John Brown's Body. Perhaps you heard about the last time they were on our stage? The Travel Channel came by and concluded that when it comes to the sexiest beach bars in the world, the Beachcomber is number 10. Now we know there's nothing sexier than sand dunes, shellfish, a cold beer and YOU, but you have to admit that John Brown's Body probably punched
it up a notch. JBB's cd "Amplify" debuted on the Billboard reggae charts at number 1. You can listen to some of the tracks here:
Doors open at 8pm. $20

Saturday (June 27 @10pm)
The Heavy Pets' melodic groove is just what your weekend needs. They'll be here fresh from Bonnaroo, via House of Blues. You can listen to them here:
Hmmmm, Phishy!

On Sunday there are two shows:
4pm - Incredible Casuals ($10)
10pm - Roots of Creation ($5)

You know about Incredible Casuals (and if you don't? We have no words. Except maybe "where have you been?")

Listen to Roots of Creation here:
Relix magazine calls them "Reggae -Funk - Rock that erupts on stage, severing artist-audience barriers while summoning fans to join them in an awakening." The good people at Relix tend to know what they're talking about. Do come see.

We have one crazy summer planned for you! Check out the calender to see what's coming and plan accordingly:

And did we mention that the Wellfleet Beachcomber has over 4,000 fans on Facebook? Not bad considering we were all "Facebook? Huh?" a month ago. You people never cease to amaze us. If you're on Facebook and haven't dropped by our page, please do. The fan pix are awesome and from time to time we have breaking news that we know you'll dig. Say hello! Contribute! It is nothing without you.

And that, my friends, is that.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fiery Furnaces at the Comber this weekend!

As of tomorrow (Friday) the Beachcomber will be open 7 days a week for your drinking, dining and dancing pleasure.

Did someone say dancing? Prepare to do some! We have the Rip It Ups gracing our stage on Friday at 10pm, followed by the Fiery Furnaces on Saturday at 10pm and the Incredible Casuals on Sunday at 4pm.

In the highly unlikely event that you have not heard, the Rip It Ups are a combination of some of the finest musicians to grace our stage. They're like a brain trust of musical talent. And they will get you dancing.

And oh, what can we say about Fiery Furnaces? NPR called it a "sonically adventurous sound." One fan called them "delightfully kitschy and so ahead of our times." Their latest album, "I'm Going Away," comes out on Thrill Jockey next month. Often compared to The White Stripes, Fiery Furnaces' Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger are not to be missed this weekend.

(Read the NPR story and listen here:

And did you see that the Radiators are coming back in August?!? Tell you what, it just keeps getting better around here. Now if only it would quit raining.

See you in the dunes!

coming attractions, via Bill O

When Bill O'Neill says the Beachcomber has the best line up it's had in years, you know it's good. He wrote about our coming attractions here.

Bill O’Neill has written for the Cape Cod Times, the Boston Globe, the London Sunday Times, CMJ New Music Monthly, the Harvard Independent, the National Enquirer and a batch of other publications. We are always delighted beyond measure to see him at the Comber.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Good Day on the Beach

We got a nice little shout out from Paulie's Point of View here. Thanks! Come see us again the next time you're in town!

Friday, June 5, 2009

opening day, before the parking jam

We scored our very own weather report video!

video by Eric Williams, courtesy Cape Cod Times

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Clam Jam tomorrow! plus more weekend antics

Clam Jam! It's one of those things where you get more than your money's worth AND support a great cause. What's not to like? Clam Jam is our Pan Mass fundraiser and it happens tomorrow (Thursday) from 4pm to midnight. Between 4 and 8pm we'll be dishing up mussels, steamed littlenecks, chowder, salad, fried clams, and fries - as well as chicken fingers for the under age set. It's a family thing! Tickets are $20 if you come in time for food, $10 for the late arrivals who just want music (8pm). Rip-it-Ups, Earth Junior and Bone are donating their time and talent to help raise money for cancer research - from when it gets dark to midnight.

And then there's Spouse on Friday. Go to their myspace page and watch the videos:
They write some catchy little numbers - and it's just 8 bucks for a night of original music. Won't it be great to tell everyone you saw them at the Comber? Yes. It will be.

Saturday is Reggae Night with DJ Bud E Green - $10, or free with your season pass!

Sunday at 4pm is your next golden opportunity to see the Casuals. Come early for some lunch - you'll need the extra energy once you hit the dancefloor.

On Monday we're closed, unless you are a member of the Nauset Regional High School graduating class. In that case, mi Comber es su Comber. We're hosting the 14th annual BBQ banquet for the seniors. Congratulations, class of 2009!

Then we'll be dark for a few days, so if you need a Beachcomber fix, please plan your week/weekend wisely.

See you at Clam Jam!

Random usefulness:
Join our FaceBook group and see what people are going on about.
Check the calender for booking updates:
Shows are appearing on the calender all the time, so check in obsessively. Dinosaur Jr. is the latest new addition! Tickets here:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

This Just In.......

Foorget Land Of The Lost this summer, the real Dinosaur's, Dinosaur Jr. are coming to the Beachcomber August 14th!!! Tickets on sale now. This show will sell out so act quickly!

Friday, May 29, 2009

breaking news! and this weekend's line up

First of all, welcome to the more than two thousand people who found and became fans of the Beachcomber on Facebook! We put up the page two weeks ago and have been blown away by the response. If you haven't seen the page yet, come on by and take a look. We especially like all the pictures you folks have posted, and the over-the-top responses to upcoming shows. When we announced the Frank Black show (July 20) and said "cue rabid screaming now," we were kind of kidding. (About the screaming. We were totally serious about Frank Black.)

Some other shows that have caused rabid screaming are: John Brown's Body (June 26), The Lemonheads (July 2), Kathleen Edwards (July 16), Barrington Levy (July 17), King Yellowman and the Sagittarius Band (July 28), Donavon Frankenreiter (July 31), The Wailers (August 19) and Amy Ray Band (of Indigo Girls, August 22). Tickets for these shows and several others are on sale now. Links are at the end of this email, or go to the calender and click on the links there: More shows are added all the time, so check back often!

Did you get your free season pass last week? No? You have one more chance this Friday. Come to Reggae night with DJ Bud E Green and get a free pass with your paid admission ($10). If you did get your season pass last week, then Reggae Night is free baby free.

We'll be serving lunch and dinner all weekend, starting at 11:30am Saturday. We will not let you go hungry. You'll be needing your strength for this long and glorious summer!

At 9pm Saturday, come on back for The Void Union and Roots Down Below. Two bands for $8. Check them out here: and here:

On Sunday when you come see the Incredible Casuals (4pm, $10), you may look up on stage and say to yourself, "hey, that's the guy on the cover of Provincetown Magazine!" And you'd be right. "What Frank Sinatra is to New York City, what Bruce Springsteen is to New Jersey, what Elvis Presley is to Memphis, Chandler Travis is to Cape Cod," says writer Daniel McDermott. Pick up a copy or read it here: Our test kitchens noticed that when they attempted to read the article online at home it took a moment to come up in glorious sharpness. Your results may vary. Be patient.

Tickets! Get yer tickets!
John Brown's Body:
The Lemonheads:
Kathleen Edwards:
Barrington Levy:
Black Francis:
King Yellowman:
Donavon Frankenreiter:
The Wailers:
Amy Ray Band:

See you in the dunes!

Clam Jam!

The Beachcomber is hosting a Pan Mass Fund Raiser that can't be missed! Come join us for some fried clams, clam chowder, raw bar, steamers, and three local bands (Rip-it-Ups, Earth Junior and Bone) donating their time to help raise money for cancer research. Good people, good food, good music, good cause, good times!

20 bucks gets you food and music - food is served from 4 to 8pm and bands start at 8pm.

Not hungry? We can't fathom such a thing, but if you can't get here while we're serving food, stop by just for the music, 8pm to midnight and pay only $10.

Thursday, June 4th, 4pm to 12am - please come help us raise a heap of cash for this great cause!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Provincetown Magazine

Behold, Chandler Travis on the cover of Provincetown Magazine!

You can pick up a magazine if you're in town, or read it online (the article starts on page 30).

As writer Daniel McDermott says, "'The Comber and the Casuals' is a phrase synonymous with summertime fun on Cape Cod." See the Incredible Casuals every Sunday at 4pm.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Best Opening Ever.

Thank you to all who made it out tonight and we're sorry about the traffic jam.

See you tonight?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

opening weekend in the Banner!

"You know summer is about to pop when the Wellfleet Beachcomber opens its doors for the season, so get out your fancy duds, it’s time to party." - Provincetown Banner

Thanks for the story on our opening weekend lineup!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

it's almost time!

The Beachcomber opens every year on the Thursday before Memorial Day and closes on Labor Day. We can't imagine what kind of butterfly effect would occur if we changed this schedule.

There's a whole checklist of rituals to honor, including (but not restricted to), free pass nights on Thursday and Friday. With your paid admission, you'll get a free season pass. It not only looks cool, it actually does things for you - like get you discounts on some of the shows and let you park for free in our lot. Our pass is nothing like some other passes which are, to quote one of our facebook friends, "too tool to use."

Come Thursday and catch the Greenheads, Earth Jr. and The Ticks! The Ticks are hilarious and, as it turns out, great songwriters and performers. They bring it. Earth Jr. plays these rocking originals that make you wish they would just play originals, and then they bust out a cover that makes you wish they'd do more covers. The Greenheads threaten to blow out all our windows when they play the Comber - partially with volume and partially from sheer awesomeness.

In short, we lure you in with the promise of a free pass and then rock your world. You may cry real tears at closing time.

But let's not think about that now. Because we have a Huge! New! Summer! ahead of us.

On Friday we have the Nate Mott Band which, I am not ashamed to say, I have a new crush on. Go to their website and listen for a few minutes so you can have a crush of your own.

On Saturday we have Barrence Whitfield & the Savages. Do you know how lucky we are to have Barrence Whitfield so close? He just did a gig in Australia and is forever playing Europe, where people cannot get enough of him. If you've seen him, you know what I'm talking about.

On Sunday afternoon we have the Incredible Casuals. There would be an angry mob outside our door wielding pitchforks and torches if we didn't schedule Sundays with the Casuals.

On Sunday night, we have the Boston Naturals. It seems only right to have them back for the first Sunday night of the season, since they played the last Sunday night of last season. See? It's a delicate balance. Besides, we loved them and couldn't wait for them to come back.

If you have read this far, you are about to be rewarded for your patience and tenacity.

We are ringing in Memorial Day with Pato Banton.

Pato Banton is the cure for the evening news. Listen to his music for a few minutes and you may find your blood pressure lowering. Hip and dancey, his songs have a quiet grace that make you feel like everything's going to be alright after all. You will love, love, love this show.

We missed you so much over the winter, we've been extra busy lining up cool things for you when you come back.

ps - Be a Beachcomber fan on Facebook! You'll get to see everyone in real life soon, soon, soon when the club opens on the 21st, but this way you can get a head start.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Explorer's Guide

They obviously know their stuff, since they recommended the Beachcomber. Thanks, Explorer's Guide!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Starting to look forward to the summer? Here's some contrasting shots taken during this winter and last summer. We are way closer now to the one on top - only 73 days until opening night May 21st, 2009!! Time to start thinking about dusting off your flip-flops, and finding your bathing suit on the bottom of the drawer, pull it out, and see if it still fits. (Don't worry there's plenty of time left for a crash diet.) We're going to start posting events shortly, so don't forget to go to the Beachcomber website and check out the calendar for new listings. (Photos by Luke Simpson)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Beachcomber in snow

In case you're wondering what it looks like around here these days. (photo: Stacey Klimkosky)