Friday, January 18, 2013

Golden Sails Hotel - PCH Club
Long Beach, CA

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Golden Sails Hotel - PCH Club

6285 E. Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803
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Los Angeles-based Grateful Dead tribute CUBENSIS is set to appear at the Golden Sails Hotel in Long Beach every Friday in January. Cubensis faithfully recreates the sights and sounds of Grateful Dead concerts past with their authentic interpretation of the Dead's 35-year run of shows. In the space of a three-hour performance, concertgoers dance to Dead classics such as "Ripple" and "Truckin" while the band explores the frontiers of this timeless music. The band recently placed in the top five of a video submission contest called the Dead Covers Project, sponsored by Dead.Net and Rhino Records. The honor earns them a mention in this year’s Grateful Dead Almanac, as well as placement on all the Grateful Dead’s online properties. Cubensis has toured extensively throughout the Southwest during their 25-year history. Conceived in 1986 in response to the Dead's all-too-infrequent shows in the Los Angeles area, guitarist Craig Marshall took his love for the music one step further by assembling a quartet of like-minded musicians. "Cubensis began playing backyard parties and wedding receptions, and soon we were in demand for clubs and festival appearances," says Marshall. Currently the band plays over 150 shows a year, and are known for presenting an authentic tribute without resorting to wigs and fake beards. "We're not "Beatlemania" for Deadheads," advises Marshall, "but we do manage to tap into the same improvisational flow that the Dead discovered." Rock superstars such as former Dead keyboardist Vince Welnick and Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes occasionally sit in with the group. Marshall actually received Jerry Garcia's blessing to perform his music. On a shared airline flight to Eugene Oregon for the famed Dead/Little Feat pairing, Marshall introduced himself as someone whose band played nothing but Grateful Dead music, to which Garcia replied (in mock surprise), "Oh yeah? So do we!" After that, the two lead guitarists "talked shop", and Garcia granted permission to continue playing.
Ticket Price: $10
Door Time:9pm
Show Time:10pm
Ages:21 & Up

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