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!