An amazing, evolving re-creation of the GRATEFUL DEAD experience
We're grateful to DPX - the Deep Purple Experience for a
great show last Friday!
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(It finally can be said, "Doors at
WEDNESDAY NOV 26! Cubensis at the Golden
Night Before Thanksgiving
show - 9pm
The biggest drinking night of the year...
with our very special guests PEACE
tribute to Jim Morrison & The Doors
Just $10 before 10pm, otherwise $15
T'was the night before Thanksgiving,
and all through the Sails,
Not a creature was sober,
neither female nor male!
The coffee was hot,
(let's avoid any jail)
With the knowledge that Wharf Rats
Soon would prevail!
(No show at Golden Sails Friday Nov 28)
Sunday Nov 30 - Our annual
family-style Thanksgiving dinner
and Grateful Dead karaoke benefiting
the REX FOUNDATION
Sunday, November 30 at The Mint, 6010 W. Pico,
Los Angeles. Doors open 2pm, potluck dinner at 3pm, music at 5pm.
Admission to event is $12 adult, $15 for
under-21, small children are free.
For an additional $20 (or more) donation to
can sing or play a song with the band!
Song signup sheet for participants will be
posted on the Cubensis Facebook page starting Nov 1.
In addition, enjoy a silent auction of Grateful Dead and Cubensis
memorabilia and one-of-a-kind collectables (some priceless).
These exciting and highly desirable items with
be on display throughout the event for bidding, with proceeds
directly benefitting Rex.
Items include rare backstage passes from 1991
tour donated by Cameron Sears (former GDP President),
and various poster art including an authentic
Rick Griffin-designed showbill from 1990 Europe tour valued at $500.
Friday Dec 5 at Golden Sails
Hotel, Long Beach 9:30pm
Cubensis conjures up the Grateful
Just $10 before 10pm,
Sunday Dec 7 at the Salvage Bar, 4:20pm,
Nate & Craig perform acoustic Dead
and Jerry songs
Friday Dec 12 at Golden Sails
Hotel, Long Beach 9pm
The return of HEADLESS ROBOT,
a fan favorite
Just $10 before 10pm,
Saturday Dec 13 at Lighthouse Cafe,
Hermosa Beach 4pm
30 Pier Ave, just $5 at the door
Friday Dec 19 at Golden Sails
Hotel, Long Beach 9pm
With LIKE ZEPPELIN featuring
their Led Zeppelin tribute
Just $10 before 10pm,
otherwise $15No show Fri Dec
26, getting ready for New Year's!
IN the GOLDEN SAILS Crystal Ballroom
with very special guests Quactus
Make your room reservations now!
Early bird tickets now available!
(Please remember that hotel guests
still must purchase tickets to Cubensis event)
Please note: Whenever we have opening bands, Cubensis performs a massive
which is virtually as much music as
two sets because we don't take a break once we start!
Do arrive early for the
shows, and enjoy awesome up-and-coming bands handpicked from
the finest performers our
Southern California music scene has to offer! This Friday it's THE
We've very proud to be
able to showcase our friends and give you a great concert experience
Dead ahead in 2015No show Fri Jan 2, obviously!Fri Jan 9 - Golden Sails, Long Beach with
Rad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater tribute)Sat Jan 10 - Winston's, Ocean Beach (San
Diego)Fri Jan 16 - Golden Sails, Long Beach with
Barley LegalSat Jan 17 - Lighthouse Cafe, Hermosa BeachSat Jan 31 - The Cave, Big Bear
Coming Spring 2015 -- SHROOMAPALOOZA - outdoor
concert/camping experience (bands 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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"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
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
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.”
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
“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 alone...it 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.
The custom guitars played by Cubensis are handcrafted by
GODFREY DANIELS' GUITARWORKS
Cubensis - Stealing your face since 1987!Cubensis salutes
our audio archivist WAYNE STIELAU, who
has recorded over 700 live Cubensis shows.
Since 1987, Cubensis
has played over 3800 shows...and
behind stage, Lighthouse Cafe, Hermosa Beach - photo by David Gans
TO CUBENSIS NOW!CLICK ON ARCHIVE.ORG
music archive at www.archive.org, now's the time to check out this incredible resource
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)
"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
shows are alike. As with all improvisational jambands, every Cubensis performance is an ongoing experiment.
eras of the Dead are represented, plus selections from the Jerry Garcia Band. Truly, there is
nothing like a Cubensis show!!
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.
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!