The long, strange trip continues...

est. 1987

Presenting the finest in live Grateful Dead music
Cubensis Calendar
Sat Feb 6 - Bombay Bar & Grill,
143 S. California Street, Ventura 9:30pm $10
with special solo opener Mark Masson (the voice of Shaky Feelin')
Sat Feb 13 - Lighthouse Cafe, Hermosa Beach 4pm
Sun Feb 14 - Salvage Bar, 717 W 7th Street, Los Angeles
Nate & Craig play acoustic Dead 4pm, no cover
Sat Feb 20 - Golden Sails Hotel, Long Beach 9pm, $15
with special guests LEGACY
(amazing prog-rock recreations:
Yes, Rush, ELP, Dream Theater, etc) 
Thurs Feb 25 - Saint Rocke, Hermosa Beach 8pm
Special Dylan & the Dead album performance
Sat Feb 27 - OC Tavern, San Clemente 9pm
Sun Feb 28 - Harp Inn, Costa Mesa 4pm
Nate & Craig acoustic - no cover charge
all ages welcome

Sat March 5 -- Golden Sails Hotel, Long Beach
welcoming back ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING 9pm

Sat March 12 -- Cook's Corner, Trabuco Canyon
OC MUSIC WINTER JAM, noon to 6pm, no cover charge
Cubensis, Hempstring Orchestra, BR3

Fri March 18 -- Golden Sails Hotel, Long Beach
with special guests KELLYSK8ER  9pm

Sat March 19 -- Lighthouse Cafe, Hermosa Beach 4pm

Fri April 1 -- Golden Sails Hotel, Long Beach
with special guests THE HIGGS

Sat April 9 -- Lighthouse Cafe, Hermosa Beach 4pm

MOONALICE - Coming in April
Fri 4/15 Soho, Santa Barbara
Sat 4/16 Golden Sails Hotel, Long Beach
Sun 4/17 Canyon Club, Agoura Hills 18+
~~all shows with Cubensis~~
The Boys
Nate & Craig opened for JOHN KADLECIK at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach

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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 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!"
Drummer STEVE HARRIS continues his battle with cancer. Please hold him up in love, prayer and positive thoughts.

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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 1500 live Cubensis shows.
Since 1987, Cubensis has played over 4000 shows...and counting!

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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
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Email Tom Ryan - keyboards
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Email BRAD RHODUS  - drums & percussion

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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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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