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 (http://www.thebeachcomber.
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: http://www.thebeachcomber.com/tickets/details?id=8111
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: http://www.thebeachcomber.com/tickets/details?id=8120
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: http://www.thebeachcomber.com/tickets/details?id=8117
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...: http://www.thebeachcomber.com/tickets/details?id=8092
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!