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.