The long, strange trip continues...

est. 1987
Celebrating the joy, spontaneity and uniqueness of Grateful Dead music
Cubensis Calendar
Sun Nov 29 - The Mint, 6010 W Pico, Los Angeles
Turkey feast and Grateful Dead karaoke
benefiting Rex Foundation. Doors open 2pm
Potluck dinner at 3pm, music at 5pm. All ages
$12 at door, $15 under 21, kids free
Dinner served outdoors, dress appropriately!
Fri Dec 4 - Golden Sails Hotel 9pm
6285 E PCH, Long Beach 21+
Sat Dec 12 - Lighthouse Cafe 4pm
30 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach $5 21+
Sun Dec 13 - Salvage Bar 4pm
717 W 7th Street, Los Angeles
Nate & Craig play acoustic Dead (no cover) 21+
Just added - Cubensis special holiday show Sat Dec 19
at the Golden Sails Hotel, Long Beach
featuring "JIM" (formerly Mr. Ectomy)
Last show of the year! Big Cubensis reunion!

Thanks to the good folks at LIDO LIVE for a great show!
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Feel Like A Stranger into Franklin's Tower/Cubensis Golden Sails 2-6-2015 - YouTube
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Facebook comments:
"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!"
“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 didn't matter. All that mattered was the music.”
Drummer STEVE HARRIS continues his battle with cancer. Please hold him up in love, prayer and positive thoughts.

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OLD! But not in the way! The Cubensis Vault - archives, past show pictures


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Cubensis - Stealing your face since 1987!
Cubensis salutes our audio archivist WAYNE STIELAU, who
has recorded over 1000 live Cubensis shows.
Since 1987, Cubensis has played over 4000 shows...and counting!

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New photo shoot courtesy of KLM Studios - click here
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The live music archive at, now's the time to check out this incredible resource

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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© Darrin Brenner-Rolat.

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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