The Beachland Tavern presents
Craig Bell & Band
doors: 7;30 PM
show: 8:30 PM
Tickets $8 advance $10 at door
From pre-punk anthems to streetwise social commentary to timeless pop, Craig’s career as a musician/singer/songwriter now spans four decades and a long list of bands.
Craig’s catalog of recordings is impressive: albums by Mirrors and Rocket From the Tombs; two singles with Saucers,
(1979ó1980); songs by Saucers and The Plan on the compilation LP It Happened But Nobody Noticed (1982, reissued on CD 2008); a single by The Plan (1983); The Bell System’s ‘America Now’ (on the radio-station-only SCREAM promo LP in 1985); What We Did, a 2002 CD of Saucers studio recordings released by Grand Theft Audio of Los Angeles; a CD EP Second Saucer (2009), a reunion of members of Saucers; as well as a CD (America Now), CD EP (Beehunter), and two singles by his most recent band, The Down-fi.
But there was still more unreleased material in the archives, some of which finally saw the light of day on aka Darwin Layne, released by ever/never Records on September 6, 2016. The album appeared on quite a few ‘Best of 2016’ lists, including the Village Voice’s ‘Pazz & Jop’ critics’ poll. Craig is taking some of these (among other original songs) on the road to celebrate the album’s release.
Joining Craig will be Cleveland's Goldmines! Goldmines are an American rock band comprising Mandy Look, Heather Gmucs, Jeanna Lax and Rosanna Safos. Look formed the band in 2012. Longtime friends and former band mates (ex-Hotchacha), they have been playing together and touring together for years. The familiarity between them as musicians can be seen through the gripping energy of their live performances and can be heard through their particular use of ambiance and mood. The lyrics hold true to being natives of the rust-belt region and the sounds mirror that of a pack of she-wolves. They self released their first full-length album “Drag,” in September 2013 and took a year hiatus. Re-formed and re-imagined they are working on their sophomore follow-up due early 2016.
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