CUBENSIS
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THE LONG STRANGE TRIP CONTINUES! There's a band out on the highway -- For over 29 years, and over 3,000 performances, Cubensis has brought the sights and sounds of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead to Southern California! Join us for a family celebration of the music and culture that continues to enrich and define our lives. Cubensis has been acclaimed for giving new life to the Grateful Dead's material, bringing in new styles, new innovations, and new jam band enthusiasts, while at the same time remaining loyal to the original music and the original fans. Below you'll find a quick-access main calendar, and below that, a section with significant upcoming shows highlighted and detailed. Check back often for updates, and feel free to explore the rest of the site!
Daniel Burns
The Mint
When hitting up a night club in Los Angeles, one must include The Mint on their list. The Mint, established in 1937, is a local landmark. Many music greats have not only played here, but broke here. Stevie Wonder, Willie Dixon, Natalie Cole, Ray Charles and more have graced our seasoned stage. More recent prominent artists include Ben Harper, Macy Gray, and The Wallflowers. Although live music is what we are known for, many people come to the Mint to simply socialize and enjoy our tapas style cuisine and drinks. We offer a full bar, including beer on tap and a great wine list to suit any palate and budget. Our kitchen is usually open until midnight. The Mint has a convenient Los Angeles location just 5 minutes south of Hollywood and 10-15 minutes from the Westside. You’ll also be delighted to find a lack of traffic and free street parking. Valet parking is also available. "In a city where history is measured in months instead of decades, the Mint is a real cultural treasure. The bar has been presenting live music ever since it opened in 1937, and Stevie Wonder, Macy Gray, Ray Charles, Zigaboo Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, Royal Crown Revue and the Wallflowers are among the many notable musicians who've performed on its small stage. The room has a homey appeal, with kitschy artifacts like Johnny Cash paintings and glass display cases with souvenirs from such celebrities as Jackson Browne artfully blended with burnished wooden walls and cozy booths decorated with ornate lamps and plush velvet drapes. The ceiling above the bar is covered with old vinyl 45s, and the overall vibe appeals to rock & roll fanatics and hardcore roots-music aficionados. The large menu puts a fresh spin to classic American, Asian and Southwestern fare with such specialties as calamari tempura, Creole jambalaya, grilled salmon with mango chutney, "twisted" mac & cheese, and smoked Gouda and chicken quesadillas. You can sit at the bar, which has a full range of beer, wine and spirits, or at comfortable booths along the walls. Better yet, find a seat at the tables that line the low stage for an even more intimate musical experience. Ages 21 & over. Street parking." - LA Weekly Artists who have performed at The Mint include... Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Ray Charles, Earth Wind and Fire, Ben Harper, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Macy Gray, The Wallflowers, Citizen Cope, Lady Antebellum, George Clinton, Joan Osborne, Leo Nocentelli, Johnny Depp, Tom Morello, Nat King Cole, Ivan Neville, Ron Wood,, Tom Jones, Rebirth Brass Band, Trombone Shorty, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Taj Majal, Daniel Lanois, Charlie Hunter, G Love and Special Sauce, , Jackie Greene, Colin Hay, Billy Preston, Chaka Khan, BB King, Jeff Buckley, Gwen Stafani, Joe Sample, Frank Black, Waddy Wachtel, Bernie Worrell, Stanton Moore, Brian Setzer, Tim Reynolds, Harry Dean Stanton, Jonny Lang, LMFAO, Robbie Robertson, Robbie Krieger, Bobby Womack, Jason Mraz, Natalie Merchant, Ian McLagan, Ray Manzarek, Natalie Cole, Ryan Adams, Lou Rawls, Guitar Shorty, Keb Mo, Brian Auger, Tonic, Jon Brion, Zigaboo Modeliste, Robben Ford, Royal Crown Revue, Lucinda Williams, Greyboy All Stars, Deacon Jones, Galactic, Mike Campbell, Tears for Fears, John Dee Graham, Ryan Bingham, Jimmy Witherspoon, Hugh Lorrie, Mike Watt, Robert Downey Jr., Willie Dixon, The Yellowjackets.
Daniel Burns