TOMORROW NIGHT: The Church, Adam Franklin (x-Swervedriver), Coffinberry, Founding Fathers, Bill Fox, Uno Lady

25 06 2009
The Church - Tonight, Friday June 26

The Church - Friday June 26

We hope that tonight will be the stuff of rock n’ roll myth and legend here in Cleveland.  We daresay we’ll be the Prometheus bringing you musical fire, though we hope to avoid his immortal chains and occasional liver-plucking visitations by birds of prey.

In anticipation of tonight’s show with The Church, we offer you a swell review of this Australian band’s latest CD, Untitled #23:

Listening to The Church usually takes me back to the mid-’90s, when I used to go to goth/industrial nights in Philadelphia. They seemed to be the only nights out where a girl could actually hear the Smiths and dance and sway a bit. Other big goth-ish hits were the Church’s “Reptile” and “Under the Milky Way,” and I’ll always associate them with goth night too. However, on Untitled #23, the band has again changed directions, and this time it’s a dream-pop psychedelic odd-yssey.

 Like their fellow Australians, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the members of The Church don’t get boring even though they’ve been around for donkey’s years (or since 1980 in calendar years). Steve Kilbey still possesses a velvet voice and Peter Koppes’ guitar is still doing seductive back flips. The Church remains a tantalizing guitar band, tricky and seductive and ultimately sublime. When bands this good don’t break up and just keep putting out releases that remind us why they are so good, longevity is blessed.

Read the rest HERE.

A intensely more personal look at The Church–via the mind of bassist/singer Steve Kilbey–can be found by even a brief perusal of his blog, “The Time Being“, whereupon he recounts, in clipped and ramblingly vividphrases–his passion for yoga (that’s how these old rockers stay limber, apparently), his chance encounter with pro-life protesters, his love/hate with the States, and his brief foray into interpretive dance (you’ll just have to read it).

On the AV tip, “Kat Tales TV” presents an interview and live footage from the beginning of  The Church’s recent tour:

On the Tavern side, we have the hotly-anticipated (climatologically appropriate) CD release party for Coffinberry‘s latest self-titled CD on Cleveland-based label Collectible Escalators

Coffinberry’s new self-titled, 14-song album is being released in a limited vinyl edition of 500 copies. The LP comes with a free digital download code, courtesy of Also beginning June 30, the album can be purchased via iTunes and other sites.  Streaming audio of Coffinberry’s new songs are available on their website.

It’s gonna be a lot to handle, people: also on the bill is electronic solo artist Uno Lady; Founding Fathers, a brand-new Cleveland band featuring Carol Schumacher (ex-Reigning Sound, Detroit Cobras, Tough and Lovely), John Kalman (Roué), John Neely (Tokyo Storm Warning), and Stanton Thatcher (Tokyo Storm Warning, Tall Pines, and Lottery League ’08 band Jovana’s Witness). 

This bill also offers a very special performance by rustbelt bard Bill Fox (of long-gone powerhouses Mice), who you can read a bit about HERE and listen to HERE.  Cleveland chronicler Lou Muenz was smart enough to get some live footage of Bill Fox as well.

It’s going to be a good one tonight, Cleveland. Tickets and information on tonight’s two shows are available at

Oh, yeah. And if you haven’t noticed, heard, or have been under a rock, the Waterloo Arts Fest  runs Saturday starting at noon. Don’t miss out on one of Cleveland’s summetime highlights!


Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine




2 responses

26 06 2009
Waterloo Arts Festival, Saturday June 27th « Beachland Ballroom and Tavern Blog

[…] been keeping up on this blog, we’ve already posted info on tonight’s two big shows: The Church/Adam Franklin (x-Swervedriver) in the Ballroom, and the Coffinberry CD release party with Bill Fox, Founding […]

26 06 2009
Going home + things to see and do

[…] Go see The Church at The Beachland Ballroom tonight. I can’t even believe that I’m missing The Church again. They are still on my list of […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: