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.

Friday, August 20, 2010

returning bands, new faces and a ballet-dancing cow

Rhett Miller plays 8/20

Is it just us or does it still feel like the Fourth of July around here? Weather's great (looks around frantically for wood to knock), people are happy and there's the requisite amount of shark drama. In the greater scheme of Cape Cod summers, this one definitely went to 11.

Let's keep it there, shall we? We'lll throw in some indie rock, a few Ray Neades connections and a little reggae for good luck.

There's this one guy who works here who doesn't like reggae. I know. We don't know how it happened either. But you know what? He went home raving about Tarrus Riley last year and If that isn't an endorsement, we don't know what is.

Speaking of endorsements: Holy smokes you people know how to vacation. We think we've seen more of you this year than, well, ever. It's been completely great and we should do it again sometime soon. Like tomorrow. And the next couple weeks. Cause after that we'll have to wait until the Thursday before Memorial Day of 2011 to hang out over oyster shooters.

Let's not think about it.

Let's think about the rest of this week and maybe next because you are not going to believe what's on the horizon. Tonight, for instance: Rhett Miller of the Old 97s. When we announced this show on Facebook people went completely out of their minds. And now it's here. Are you coming?

The other thing that blew up on Facebook was the Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers show (next Thursday). This is not, for the record, the Steven Kellogg who wrote the story about Clorinda, the ballet-dancing cow. It is the band you should go listen to if you're uninitiated ( and then come see.

August 20, 10pm, $15
Rhett Miller
Rolling Stone magazine gave Rhett Miller's new eponymous album four stars, calling it "his strongest solo set ever.” Rhett is the front man and main songwriter of the Old 97’s, as well as an accomplished solo artist with three albums to his credit.

August 21, 10pm $25
Tarrus Riley
Tarrus Riley (born Omar Riley) is the son of veteran Jamaican singer Jimmy Riley, formerly of the vocal trio The Uniques, and a nurse, Lavern Tatham, so he refers to his songs as “healing music."
Tarrus has consistently been awarded for his contribution to the industry and for touching the people. “I’ve been getting ‘Best Singer of the Year' or ‘Best Song of the Year’ awards, both locally and internationally. But to be honest, the best award I receive constantly is from the people themselves – when I can look in their faces and see the impression my music has made – that is the best award I can ever get.”
Buy tickets now:

August 22, 4pm $10
Incredible Casuals
There is no longer a month of Sundays left this summer. Three to go. Don't blow it.

August 24, 10pm $5/free with pass
Reggae Night with DJ Bud E Green

August 26, 9pm $20
Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers
Listen to them on their website (linked below) and you'll know why you need to be here next Thursday.
Tom Schick (Norah Jones, Ryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright) is the producer of Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers new album. He says “Each person in The Sixers really adds a lot. They’re so locked in with each other. Stephen is definitely the leader of the gang, but everybody has their say,” he adds of the roles played by Boots Factor and Kit Karlson. “They rise and fall together. It’s amazing to watch them work.”
“They’re a ‘classic rock’ band in the best sense of the phrase,” he says. “You can hear Neil Young, Tom Petty and John Cougar in there. It brings back a lot of good feelings about growing up and listening to great people who can really play their instruments. It’s not pieced together on a computer. It’s very refreshing.”
Buy tickets now:

August 27, 9pm $10
Ray Neades Tribute Weekend with:
The Cavedogs
Lard Zeppelin (with J. Mascis)
The Spampinato Brothers
Ray Neades knew everybody (in the music world, at least) and everybody knew him. If his name isn't ringing a bell, this will get you up to speed:

August 28, 9pm $10
Ray Neades Tribute Weekend continues with:
The Upper Crust
The Stinkin' Lincolns
Beefy DC

August 29, 4pm $10
Incredible Casuals
because everything comes full circle, Grasshopper.

That's it for now!

Be well, use sunscreen and don't dress like a seal when you go swimming.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

in which a guitar player tells us how to deal with a live current

We were sitting outside the club yesterday afternoon, eavesdropping. We didn't mean to, but people just kept walking past us saying things like "this is where your dad and I first met" and it kind of makes us curious, you know? Another couple walked up and, looking at the band line-up, tried to reconcile the national acts on the poster with the winding, wooded road they just drove down. Live music puts the Beachcomber on the map, but what keeps it there is you and your stories of how you found us, who you met here and what you did on the dune beside the club (don't worry, we won't tell a soul).

But enough of the navel gazing! We're here to listen to some music. And oh sweet Nelly, do we have music for you. We have another sold out John Brown's Body show tonight. If you got aced out of tickets (we tried to warn you), you can pretend you are on a cruise ship watching from your room ( Yesterday we talked to Mike Keenen about a festival they played on a cruise ship in a thunderstorm. Thirty die-hards watched on the deck while the other 4,000 sat snuggly in their rooms watching on monitors. A few stagehands stood by with two-by-fours in case the band got electrocuted. So if you're home, it'll be just like that but without the getting electrocuted part.

On Sunday you will know that all is right with the world because the Incredible Casuals will be playing at 5pm.

On Monday there's a late addition to the calendar: Evelynn Rose. $5 or free with pass @ 10pm. Maverick Magazine calls it "Southern Rock played the way it should be; outrageous and outstanding from the off." Think Black Crowes but twangier. There is no one named Evelynn in the band, if you're wondering.

August 4, 10pm, $20 is Built to Spill with Fauxbois. Built to Spill is one of indie rock's most endearing and enduring bands. A Warner Bros. recording artist since 1995, Built to Spill has also been signed by British based label ATP Recordings. In May they performed at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, curated by cartoonist Matt Groening in Minehead, England. Which rocks. Tickets are on sale now and going fast:

August 5, 10pm, $12, Joseph Arthur. A musician's musician, Joseph has been joined on stage by R.E.M.'s Peter Buck. Ben Harper has also been known to sit in on a few songs. Rolling Stone Magazine's David Browne named Joseph Arthur's 'Come To Where I'm From' as "Best Album of the Decade" and Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament lists the album in his Top #25. Joseph's song "Walk Away" will be featured on the upcoming soundtrack for HBO's original series 'Hung'. Get yer tickets here before someone else does:

August 7, 10pm, $15, Bim Skala Bim - a Beachcomber reunion! Bim Skala Bim dropped off the face of the earth in 2003, to the chagrin of many. Jim Jones moved to California, Dan Vitale moved to Panama and the others are reputed to have gone into hibernation. It's time they came out. Buy your tickets now and be a rock star at the door:

August 8, 4pm,$10, Incredible Casuals. Johnny Spampinato was just on New York's WFMU spinning some Casuals tunes, as well as several other tracks from the Beachcomber. Incredible Casuals are, quite literally, known the world over (there's a band in Japan that plays Casuals covers).

August 10, 10pm, $5 Reggae Night with DJ Bud E. Green. Free with pass.

August 11, 10pm, $22, The Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson and Junior Marvin. Al Anderson and Junior Marvin, from Bob Marley and the Wailers, continue playing and touring as "The Original Wailers." It was these celebrated musicians who gave Bob Marley the platform for his explosive of Roots Rock Reggae. After all these years, the magic and energy is still there.

Al Anderson was called up in 1974 for "Natty Dread," the breakthrough album for Bob Marley & The Wailers in the US. It was Al Anderson's soulful guitar playing on "No Woman No Cry" which opened the doors to a wider rock audience. Junior Marvin joined the band for the legendary "Exodus" album. Junior and Al toured with Marley until his death in 1981. Tickets tickets tickets, going going...:

We're open for lunch and dinner and have a conveniently located beach just beyond the deck for your enjoyment. We do, do, do for you.

Please continue to enjoy the most magnificent Cape Cod summer in recent history. See you at the 'comah!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Johnny Spamp on WFMU

Johnny Spaminato (Incredible Casuals) played a ton of music from the Beachcomber on Michael Shelley's show last Saturday, telling all of New York and beyond why they should come to the Comber.

You can see the playlist on the website, and there's an mp3 so you can hear it your very own self.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Barrington Levy! (plus heaps more)

Good thing it's so hot. This way we can pretend we're in Jamaica when Barrington Levy comes tonight. We've got rum. We've got Barrington. It's going to be a perfect night with reggae's Mellow Canary. Barrington Levy is the man - renowned as the original singer of the dancehall era, inspiring imitators en-route. Come share show him some love.

You know how we dig Apollo Sunshine, right? If there was a wall of staff picks, where we could have bands sit on little shelves for you to pick up and take home, they'd be sitting on it. The New York Times said "Bouncy 60's-style melodies crack wide open, breaking into outbursts of pummeling and feedback before jumping back into the tune. It's all neatly and cleverly plotted, but with a looming chaos that's anything but nostalgic." Yeah, what they said.

Drug Rug's opening. They rock.

On Saturday we've got the sweet, sweet sounds of Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents. Boston music fans will recognize Jen D?Angora (a/k/a Jenny Dee) as the singer/guitarist in garage stalwarts The Downbeat 5 as well as punk/pop darlings The Dents. The Boston Phoenix said ?There isn't a music on earth that better suits D'Angora's voice than girl-group-era R&B, straight-up, and that's what she's singing here - with bonus points for writing songs that hold their own next to the classics.?

Sunday's a double whammy with the Casuals at 4pm ("At a time when folks don't seem to care about music anymore, this oughtta be just the ticket." Chandler Travis) and King Yellowman at 9pm. You know King Yellowman. You love King Yellowman. You know he's a top-selling artist in Jamaica and abroad and he has toured Nigeria, Peru, Sweden, Italy, Germany, England, France, Kenya and Cahoon Hollow Beach. We should have t-shirts made.

Speaking of t-shirts! (nice segue, eh?)Have you been to our new store in South Wellfleet (aka SWellfleet aka SoWo although the Wo doesn't make sense but since when does that matter)? It's, if we may say so, nothing short of stunning. Packed with grooviness (including Clarke Marty), it's air conditioned and it's right off the highway. So if you forgot that special something for the dog sitter, we've got you covered. Stop in and say hi.

Here are your weekend marching orders:

July 8, 10pm $25
Barrington Levy

July 9, 9pm $12
Apollo Sunshine and Drug Rug
buy tickets:

July 10, 10pm $10
Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents

July 11, 4pm $10
Incredible Casuals

July 11, 9pm $15
King Yellowman and the Sagittarius Band
buy tickets:

Next week we have SOJA, Kathleen Edwards and Langhorne Slim. Hold onto your socks, it's going to be a wild ride.

Stay cool. We know you are.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Kathleen Edwards

This post is courtesy of TwoBusy, whose music commentary we dig very much:

It’s a subtle thing. When you try to describe the music of Kathleen Edwards to someone who doesn’t know her – or who, God help them, is unaware of the sometimes raucous and sometimes sepia-tinged pleasures of alt-country – it can be difficult to find the words to define what it is about her work that makes it such an intimate and unexpectedly moving experience.

That’s not to say that it’s not fun. Not at all. Take a quick scan through YouTube footage of some of her live performances and you’ll find example after example of a woman who, above and beyond her considerable skills as a performer, is also legitimately funny and engaging as an on-stage presence. That wry sense of humor makes its way into some of her music, as well — watch the videos for either I Make The Dough, You Get the Glory (featuring perhaps the greatest- ever incorporation of Marty McSorley into a song) or The Cheapest Key from her most recent album, Asking For Flowers, and you’ll get a sense of the dry wit and laconic sensibility that offers a welcome balance to the more quietly devastating tangents taken by many of her other songs.

In this sense, her work trods similar psychic territory to that explored by Bill Morrissey and Joe Pernice. It’s not that her music necessarily sounds like theirs – although you certainly wouldn’t be completely off-base in placing her CDs next to theirs on the shelf – but there’s a wonderfully sardonic attitude at work in the music of all three, where lovely, instantly memorable melodies are wedded to carefully-wrought lyrics that waver song-to-song and sometimes even moment- to-moment from the heart wrenchingly sad to the wonderfully offbeat. It’s a really wonderful dichotomy, and one that rewards you for paying attention to the music.

And maybe that’s the subtle part: the fact that careful listening matters. Sure, you can sit back at the ‘Comber (or in your living room) and take long sips of that chilly beer and soak up the songcraft of What Are You Waiting For or One More Song The Radio Won’t Play and bob your head along in time with her terrifically laconic (there’s that word again) voice as it traces a careful path through the music… and you can have a perfectly good time doing it. But it’s when you really hone in on what she’s saying – and how she’s saying it – that you begin to discover the full reward of Kathleen Edwards’ songs.

Because her lyrics… man. These aren’t lyrics in the everyday sense of words-that-accompany-a-melody. These are, at times, short stories set to music. And like Pernice and Morrissey – and, for that matter, Richard Buckner and some of the earlier work of both Lisa Germano and Mark Eitzel – they’re stories of yearning and loss, memory and failure, ambition fallen short and dreams never realized. If you’ve read the stories of Raymond Carver or the novels of Russell Banks, it’s a landscape you’ll recognize. And like all of those other writers/artists, the stories she tells are as powerful for what she doesn’t say as they are for the words that actually find voice. Listen to Pink Emerson Radio or Hockey Skates – or, for the experience in its truest form, Mercury – and you’ll find an ache between the words that feels miles wide, years deep, vast and lonesome and unmistakably real.

Kathleen Edwards is playing at the Beachcomber on Friday, July 16th. And you
no longer have any excuse not to go.

Monday, June 28, 2010

your authoritative guide to the holiday weekend

photo of Boris McCutcheon by Jessica Garcia

Boris McCutcheon, Toubab Krewe, Boston Naturals and Incredible Casuals - coming soon to Esquire magazine's Best Bar in America! That's right, we made it to #1 on the Esquire list - no surprise to you all (or more accurately, thanks to you all). Here's the list that's keeping us company.

And then they interviewed Matt Sugg, who gives it up that women hit on him.

So it's safe to say, things are good around here.

And gettting better because the bands that are heading our way are some of the best we've seen. Bands like Boris McCutcheon on Thursday. He plays high-road hillbilly desert-rat folk, otherwise known as Post-Modern Country. He lives off the grid in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains. With an outhouse. You can read about him in Steve Almond's book, "Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life" (Random House, 2010):

"He spoke in a soft growl and dressed like a mestizo farmer; he had no fixed address. One week he was crashing on a farm in Woods Hole, the next he was with Bones down on the Cape. His pattern of employment was equally erratic. My friend Mitch likes to tell the story of seeing Boris play a Brookline pub and bumping into him the next morning, fixing a sprinkler on the Boston Common. He’d taken a post as an irrigation manager for the city, though he departed some weeks later, after dropping his key ring down a sewer grate, a blunder requiring the closure of a major road and the deployment of numerous city employees along with a giant scooper. He would later memorialize this episode in the song '17 Scoops.'"

We're putting traps on all our drains now.

Then on Friday we've got Toubab Krewe, who blew our minds and jammed our dance floor when they played here a couple years ago. Billboard Magazine said Toubab Krewe "has essentially created the intersection of West African traditional music and American rock."
New York Times wrote: "Asheville, North Carolina may not seem like a stronghold for African-rooted music, but Toubab Krewe has soaked up the patterns and rhythms from Zimbabwe, Congo, Brazil and the Caribbean…"
Boston Herald: "expertly meshed surf guitar with Malian rhythmic patterns, a Dick Dale moves-to-Timbuktu experiment in Afro-California fusion."
Relix Magazine: "deep, Malian desert blues and electric, iconoclastic rock 'n' roll bombast."

If you can get through the happy, dancing throng to get a look at the instruments, it's worth the trip. You're gonna want to be right up close anyway. Tickets are on sale now:

On Saturday we kick off the holiday weekend with the Boston Naturals - a cover band with "more chops than Dunkin' Donuts got shops." Think of your iPod on random and you've got it.

And of course Sunday brings the Incredible Casuals - a band that reached cult status quite some time ago. Come see what all the fuss is about.

None of the above tells you what a non-stop party it is in Cahoon Hollow on a holiday weekend. Honestly, half the entertainment takes place off stage. It's so crazy around here, we have to wait til Monday to have our town parade.

Here are your marching orders:

July 1, 10pm $7 (a freakin steal)
Boris McCutcheon

July 2, 10pm $15
Toubab Krewe
tickets on sale now (

July 3, 10pm $10
Boston Naturals

July 4, 4pm $10
Incredible Casuals

Upcoming shows you need to get tickets now for (names are linked to ticketing pages. You're welcome):

Barrington Levy
Apollo Sunshine
King Yellowman
Kathleen Edwards
Langhorne Slim
Donavon Frankenreiter
Arrested Development
John Brown's Body
Built to Spill
Bim Skala Bim
The Original Wailers
Rhett Miller
Tarrus Riley
Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers
Black Francis
The Beautiful Girls

Rock and Roll will save your life, and what better place to find it than a lifesaving station. Now let's all do some extra-patriotic oyster shooters.

Happy 4th.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Garage Band Weekend and Clam Jam just wouldn't be the same without you

Garage Band Weekend starts tonight! We have a huge line-up of some of our favorite Boston garage bands, including some new bands we can't wait to hear. What's a garage band? Wild & wooly, raw, obscure, trashy, lo-fi, roots-based forms, such as '60s (and '60s-influenced) garage rock, surf/instrumental rock'n'roll, hot rod, frat rock, rockabilly, lounge/exotica, broken blues, greasy soul, R&B, funk, mod, freakbeat, psychedelic rock, '70s proto punk/rock'n'roll, powerpop, punk rock, hard-edged new wave, art-damaged noise rock, '80s garage/surf revival, swamp rock, psychobilly, modern garage punk and noisy, primitive rock'n'roll.

Can you imagine anything more awesome?

Nine bands total, $10 a night, it's a music festival in a bottle. Music tonight and tomorrow starts at 9pm. (Keep reading for the full schedule of who's when.)

On Sunday we've got Turbulence and the Dis n' Dat Band playing the 4pm slot for a little hit of reggae to round out the weekend. It's very possible a whole heap of people will forget to go to work on Monday because they didn't see the Casuals on Sunday. Don't fret, they'll be back next week and the order of the Universe will be restored.

On Thursday June 10 we have the second annual Pan-Mass Fund Raiser Clam Jam - back by popular demand! A $25 donation gets you music and food and lots of both. Kids under 10 are free until 8pm. Everyone's pitching in and donating their time and talents because the thought of riding a bicycle across the state makes some of our heads explode so we're all doing what we can.

We'll be serving fried clams, clam chowder, raw bar, steamers, steamed little necks, boneless wings, kids chicken fingers and salad. That's the clam part. The jam part starts at 4pm with the Elbows, followed by the Rip it Ups at 6pm, Randy and the Oak Trees at 7:15pm and Squidda at 8:30. It's going to be a party. This much we know for sure.

Here are your weekend marching orders:

Friday, June 4, 9pm $10
12am Triple Thick
11:15 Wallcreeper
10:30 Ketman
9:45 Bill Dwyer Band
9pm Banditas

Saturday, June 5, 9pm $10
12am Dogmatics
11pm Scarce
10pm 66 Breakout
9pm Thick Shakes

Sunday, June 6, 4pm $10
Turbulence with the Dis n' Dat Band

And don't forget the sunscreen.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

We can't wait to see you!

It was brought to our attention recently that the actual, technical, meteorologically-correct first day of summer is June 21, Summer Solstice.


We live in an alternate reality down here in the dunes of Cahoon Hollow and in our world summer starts on the Thursday before Memorial Day - always has.* Therefore, summer starts tomorrow (or today, depending on when you check your email). Happy summer!

Have you checked out the calendar lately? It's one of the best ever. Built to Spill, Arrested Development, Donavon Frankenreiter, John Brown's Body, Kathleen Edwards, Rhett Miller....the names just keep popping up (and the tickets keep selling so you might want to get on that). Check back often because we don't know what's gotten into Dan this year but he is a booking fiend.

We keep hearing that people are all a dither about getting here this Thursday and Friday - as well they should be. Thursday and Friday are the days we give out free passes, which get you free or discounted cover on a bunch of nights AND free parking in our very lovely parking lot (space available, obvs). As if that weren't enough, we've got a killer opening night line-up with Earth Junior, The Ticks and The Greenheads. The 411 on the entire opening weekend is listed below for your reading enjoyment.

Completely unrelated, we are already bffs on facebook and twitter, right? Right.

Here's what's on deck to start:

May 27, 9pm $10
Opening Night!
Earth Junior, The Ticks, The Greenheads
Free summer pass with paid admission

May 28, 9pm $10
The Nate Mott Band
Free summer pass with paid admission

May 29, 10pm $10
Barrence Whitfield and the Monkey Hips

May 30, 4pm $10
Incredible Casuals - back for their 30th season!

May 30, 10pm $5
Reggae Night with DJ Bud E Green
(free if you showed up and got your pass)

May 31, 5pm $5
Squidda and Candor
(also free if you got your pass)

Ready, steady, go!

*We're not ready to talk about when summer ends. We'll get back to you on that.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Comber Root Beer goes active

Bryan says "Nothing like a nice cold Comber Root Beer to help the days go by in Iraq. Can't wait to have a nice cold Sam when I get home at the beach!!"

We'll have it ready for you, Bryan. Thank you.

Friday, January 29, 2010

We (you) sent $3,800 to the Red Cross!

What a great response to our fundraiser! The Beachcomber sent a check to the Red Cross for $3,800. That's 100% of each pass sold on January 21. Thank you! The work was done by volunteers and the Beachcomber covered all the transaction fees, materials and shipping. Speaking of shipping....

Looking for your pass? It's on its way to you now. We hope you use it often!

Looking for us? You can find us
on Facebook:
on Twitter: @TheComah
in the store:
(but not literally in the store because it's cold in there)

Looking for summer? Bundle up and keep the faith. It will be here before we know it.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Red Cross fundraiser - please share

On Thursday, January 21, the Beachcomber will be selling season passes to raise money for the Red Cross. 100% of this Thursday's pass sales will go to the Red Cross.

Why buy a 2010 season pass to the Comber? It gets you free beach parking (first come, first parked), discounted or free admission to selected shows and 10% off items at the Beachcomber Store on Route 6 (in store purchases only). Plus, get in free on opening night! That's a $10 savings right there, and it all goes to the Red Cross.

Just be sure to buy your pass on the 21st if you want to benefit the Red Cross. You can do it right here:

Passes are $25.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

guest post - Will Dailey

You wanted to hear from some of our musicians, so here you go! Will Dailey gets the ball rolling:

It is usually this time of year that my mind begins to yearn like a sad dog for the opposite end of the season cycle. A big snow fall and stopped everything, calming us all down for 6 hours. Then that same snow fall squeezes into tighter lanes. It melts and leaves sand, dirt and snow. The major holidays pass by and the cold just becomes the cold. It is in one of those aching moments, as I suit up with an air of protest, that I start to dream of the summer. Three things come to mind. The first being a certain lake in Maine. The second is a sunburn and the thirds is the sand in my shoes from loading into a gig at the Beach Comber.

-Will Dailey