The long, strange trip continues...

est. 1987
An amazing, evolving re-creation of the GRATEFUL DEAD experience
Dedicated to the organic possibility of playing Dead music that sounds like nothing you've ever heard before...

We're grateful to LIKE ZEPPELIN for joining us at the Golden Sails!

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Cubensis with Quactus plus Eric McFadden
Eventbrite - Cubensis New Year's Eve with Quactus plus Eric McFadden

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Cubensis Schedule
"Ain't no place I'd rather be..."
It's here!! The biggest show of the year!
IN the GOLDEN SAILS Crystal Ballroom
with very special guests Quactus
Just added - Eric McFadden
Doors open 7pm, Quactus rocks at 8pm
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Eventbrite - Cubensis New Year's Eve with Quactus plus Eric McFadden
Dead ahead in 2015
In honor of the Grateful Dead's impending 50th anniversary in 2015,
Cubensis will be branching out, with less local shows and more touring
No show Fri Jan 2. No Salvage Bar show in January.
Fri Jan 9 - Golden Sails, Long Beach with Rad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater tribute) 9pm
Sat Jan 10 - Winston's, Ocean Beach (San Diego) 10pm
Fri Jan 16 - Golden Sails, Long Beach with Barley Legal  9pm
Sat Jan 17 - Lighthouse Cafe, Hermosa Beach 4pm
Fri Jan 23 - Golden Sails Hotel, Long Beach with Pink Floyd Sound--Tribute to Pink Floyd 9pm
Fri Jan 30 - Golden Sails Hotel, Long Beach with Signals--Tribute to Rush 9pm
Sat Jan 31 - The Cave, Big Bear 7pm
New Golden Sails schedule takes effect in February--two shows a month
Fri Feb 6 - Golden Sails Hotel, Long Beach with Shaky Feelin' 9pm
Sat Feb 7 - look for announcement of major show
Sat Feb 14 - Lighthouse Cafe, Hermosa Beach 4pm
Sat Feb 21 - Golden Sails Hotel, Long Beach with Delta Nove 9pm
Sat Feb 28 - Lido Live, Newport Beach
Coming Spring 2015 -- SHROOMAPALOOZA - outdoor concert/camping experience (details tba)
Cubensis has been your "Minstrels in the Galaxy" for over 27 years!
And a huge debt of gratitude goes out to our fans, who truly are our friends. You have
all taken time out of your busy lives to dance with us, sing with us and rock with us.
 Your kind words and support are greatly appreciated and we want you to know
that we couldn't do this without you!  But the biggest acknowledgment
 goes out to the Dead for all their songs and magic over the years.
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Facebook comments:
"I strongly encourage folk to check out "Cubensis"...fine musicians, good people, and one of the best Dead tribute bands
on the scene. Jerry was a good friend of mine...he would be proud of these guys." - Pete Sears, Moonalice, Jefferson Starship
"When Jerry died, I stopped listening to music.
Cubensis brought me back, not from the Dead, but to the Dead."
"Come out and experience the band's forte, which lies in its faithful rendering of Grateful Dead material,
both originals and covers, and the Grateful Dead's trademark style of improvisation."
"Thank you so much for an AMAZING show last night! There were some really creative and super funky
new jams like I've never heard before. That Loose Lucy bordered on the surreal!  The energy, cohesiveness,
and exciting sense of musical adventure was just brimming over, and to me is what sets you apart from all the rest.”
"Saturday's Lighthouse show was amazing!! A killer show to the 10th power! Wow, a grate set list and the Boys were on Fire...
the riffs between Craig & Nate were electrifying! The place was packed to the gills.. I am almost surprised we didn't get
shut down..!! it was impossible to move in there...The nice part was all the wonderful people there made
it easy and comfortable to get along with no hassles... we are truly a blessed phamily!"
“I'll be honest with you: I have never been a Deadhead. I have never even considered being a Deadhead.
I never understood the Deadhead phenomenon. I can't imagine why anyone would still be a Deadhead
 years after the band stopped being a band. And yet, I enjoyed the scene at Cubensis.
The music was great and the crowd was mellow. People danced together,
and they danced didn't matter. All that mattered was the music.”
Drummer STEVE HARRIS continues his battle with cancer and will be joining
the band whenever his health allows. Please hold him up in love, prayer and positive thoughts.

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Jam Bands Online interviews Craig Marshall

Click HERE to view over 100 Cubensis videos by song on YouTube

OLD! But not in the way! The Cubensis Vault - archives, past show pictures


The custom guitars played by Cubensis are handcrafted by

Cubensis - Stealing your face since 1987!
Cubensis salutes our audio archivist WAYNE STIELAU, who
has recorded over 1000 live Cubensis shows.
Since 1987, Cubensis has played over 4000 shows...and counting!

Links, We Have Hot Links!
New photo shoot courtesy of KLM Studios - click here
Cubensis featured on Rex Foundation website - click here
Blog your face right off your head! - click here
View over 100 Cubensis videos -click here!

A Long Strange Trip Indeed! The History of Cubensis

Proudly supporting the Rex Foundation
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view from behind stage, Lighthouse Cafe, Hermosa Beach - photo by David Gans

The live music archive at, now's the time to check out this incredible resource
for over 20,000 free, high quality (lossless) live recordings from over 1100 bands, now including CUBENSIS--
Available immediately are more than 350 splendid Cubensis shows. Listen to individual songs, or stream the entire show.
The Cubensis database is now searchable! We are continuously adding shows.
(Thanks to audio archivist WAYNE STIELAU for diligent taping and making these shows available)

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The whole crew circa 2013, L to R - Johnny Murchison (sound), Larry Ryan, Nate LaPointe,
Steve Harris, Cece Sherman, Ed Fletcher, Craig Marshall, Tom Ryan

Cubensis headlines the House of Blues

Crowd shot from the stage, House of Blues Anaheim

Group shot Dec 2013 - Band and crew


"Some ask, why play Grateful Dead music??
For those that know, no answer is necessary,
For those that don't, no answer is possible."


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CUBENSIS celebrates 27 years of love, music and Deadication!


Send an email to anyone in the band. Just click on their names. Cubensis is:

Email Craig Marshall - guitar
Steal Your Facebook:

Email Tom Ryan - keyboards
Check out Tom's Facebook here.

Email Steve Harris - drums
Witness Steve's MySpace here.

Email Nate LaPointe - guitar. Explore Nate's Facebook here.

Email Larry Ryan - bass
View Larry's MySpace here.

Email Ed Fletcher - drums
Locate Ed's MySpace here.



"Cubensis plays with the same laid-back mastery as the Real McCoy" - LA WEEKLY.

Cubensis celebrates the Grateful Dead concert experience.
Like the Dead, the band plays a wondrous amalgam of blues, country, jazz, electronic and rock and roll, all in the space of about three hours
on stage. No two shows are alike. As with all improvisational jambands, every Cubensis performance is an ongoing experiment.
All eras of the Dead are represented, plus selections from the Jerry Garcia Band. Truly, there is nothing like a Cubensis show!!


Here's how the band got started-- Click here.

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© Darrin Brenner-Rolat.

For "help on the way," Cubensis salutes our Deadicated and hardworking crew:
merch lady B.J. Kovach, soundman John Murchison, audio archivist Wayne Stielau,
videographer Tibor "Grunzy" Grunsfeld, road dog John Cripe  plus
countless crew/volunteers/friends over the years. Special thanks to our gifted graphic artist Darrin Brenner.
As always, ultimate props to all the members of the Grateful Dead.

Cubensis commentary: The band plays weekly shows that are sometimes only marginally profitable,
all because we believe in the "community" of Deadheads and getting together regularly.
Please support these shows with your faithful attendance whenever you can!


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