the cubby creatures
past shows archive
The Cubby Creatures' Past Shows Archive is not a complete list of shows The Cubby Creatures played, but it is as complete as possible based on archived flyers, research on the Internet and collective Cubby memory. It serves not just as a list of shows played, but as a historical record of (mostly San Francisco Bay Area) underground bands, venues, and events for a 10-year period between 1997-2007. And more specifically it is a historical record of Cubby Creatures activities between that time period and a display of the flyer art created.
October 7, 2006: The Embryo 4 Release Show
at the Rodent Records Warehouse in San Francisco, CA
(In support of the release of the 4th and final Embryo Compilation, this was to be the last public performance of the Cubby Creatures. Billed as "Cubby Effluvium," the lineup consisted of Brian, Bill, Jason and Greg from the Chantigs -- with That Hideous Strength, Thee More Shallows, The Andy Peters Show, The Slow Poisoner, Thee Druggles, Patina Praxis, Planethead, Oahu, Jai Young Kim, Queen Anne's Revenge.)
September 20, 2006: Rodent Records Reunion show
at the Rodent Records Warehouse in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Xeena, Knittles, Chantigs, Dying Echo, Kirby Grips, Kung Fu USA, & Liesl's Wet Dress.)
January 28, 2006: Rodent Records Chinese New Year warehouse party
at the Rodent Records Warehouse in San Francisco, CA
(-- with The Hobbyists, The Blank Stares, Midnight Bombers & Kung Fu USA/Shellshag.)
January 6, 2006: Release party for Missalette #18, the Barely Legal issue
at Thee Parkside in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Minmae, Audrye Sessions & Habit Forming)
October 30, 2005: Halloween Show with Scooter, Dick and Judy
at the Make-Out Room in San Francisco, CA
(-- This show featured folk trio Scooter, Dick and Judy, performing songs of The Cubby Creatures -- with Space Vacuum from Outer Space, the Slow Poisoner & Miss Fairchild).
July 27, 2005
at the Elbo Room in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Thee More Shallows & dreamdate)
June 17, 2005
at the Hotel Utah in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Minmae & Invisible Cities)
April 30, 2005: After the Deprogramming CD release party
at the Rodent Records warehouse in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Chantigs, Midnight Bombers, Baby Birds, Liesl's Wet Dress & Natural Fonzie)
 
October 21, 2004
at the Make-Out Room in San Francisco, CA
(-- with the Slow Poisoners for their CD release show)
 
October 1, 2004: Jesse Townley for Berkeley City Council Benefit Show
at Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland, CA
(-- with Hawaiian Getaway, Safety First & The Barbary Coasters)
 
July 24, 2004: TV Missalette release party
at Balazo Gallery in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Liesl's Wet Dress, Local Stars & The Clap Band)
June 19, 2004: Hanging on a Star, A tribute to Nick Drake show
at Café Du Nord in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Damien Jurado, Thee More Shallows, Odessa Chen w/TMS, Minmae, Ral Partha Vogelbacher, My Life is on the Line, The Bother & Loquat)
 
April 23, 2004
at the Edinburgh Castle in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Longmarch & Desoto Reds)
 
May 23, 2004
at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco,, CA
(-- with Show Me State for their 7" record release party)
February 28, 2004
at the Li Po Lounge in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Fleeting Trance, Spootnik, Corous Callosum & Black Dream)
January 23, 2004
at the Stork Club in Oakland, CA
(-- with Plan to Pink & Outline Kit)
December 12, 2003
at the Stork Club in Oakland, CA
(-- with Show Me State, Bitesize & Ned)
 
October 30, 2003: Celebration of the Yudrog show
at the Make-Out Room in San Francisco, CA
[-- at which the Council of Yuddle performed in place of The Cubby Creatures and attempted to summon the Yudrog by playing the Cubby Creatures' songs backwards. The Yuddles reportedly kidnapped, drugged, and left The Cubby Creatures tied up at the Yuddle Golf Supply store in the Mission, but this has never been confirmed since the Cubby Creatures remember nothing of the evening --with Slow Poisoners and Space Vacuum (from Outer Space).]
 
July 5, 2003
at the Voodoo Lounge in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Minmae & Show Me State)
 
May 9, 2003: The Jesus Christ, You're Crazy  show
at Accordion in San Francisco, CA
(-- at which The Cubby Creatures perform their "rock opera/song cycle/post-ironic parable," Jesus Christ, You're Crazy. Also, this was Karl's last show and the release party for Missalette #14).
April 12, 2003: Yuri's Night show
at the Rodent Records warehouse in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Chantigs, Thee Druggles & The Shimmer Kids Underpop Association.)
March 13, 2003
at the Metro in Oakland, CA
(-- with Slow Poisoners & My Life Is on the Line.)
 
January 24, 2003
at the Edinburgh Castle in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Longmarch & Nap Attack)
 
January 23, 2003
at Kimo's in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Bronwyn & The Minor Thirds)
December 31, 2002: New Year's Eve 2002 Party
at the Minnesota Street Studios (a.k.a. Rodent Records) in San Francisco, CA (-- with Weapons of Mass Destruction, Chantigs, Hot Water Titans, Dead Falls, Kirby Grips, and Kung Fu USA)
December 1, 2002
at the Edinburgh Castle in San Francisco, CA
November 9, 2002: Three Sides of Cubby 7" record and Girly Mag Missalette release party
at Café Du Nord in San Francisco, CA
(-- with The Sights & Chantigs)
 
July 24, 2002
at El Rio in San Francisco, CA
(-- with My Fellow Astronauts)
May 23, 2002
at Thee Parkside in San Francisco, CA
(-- This was the infamous "Free Show" at which one of The Cubby Creatures inquired if the club offered complimentary food for the performing musicians, were told "No," and then proceeded to talk about the pre-determined theme of "free" while on stage, thereby terribly upsetting the sensitive booker/owner/bartender who decided he did not want to give the Cubby Creatures their share of the door. -- with The Shimmer Kids Underpop Association)
May 10, 2002
at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Bitesize)
March 30, 2002
at the Stork Club in Oakland. CA
(-- with The Preteens, The Culottes & The Dimes)
 
December, 2001: Portland release show for Who Remembers Kathy Barra?
at Ash Street Saloon in Portland, OR
(-- with Minmae & No. 2)
November 19, 2001: San Francisco release show for Who Remembers Kathy Barra?
at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. CA.
(-- with special appearances by Matt de Chantigs, Dave Kesler, John Vlahides, Kevin Clark and Tristy Taylor -- with Chantigs & The Shimmer Kids Underpop Association)
 
November 3, 2001
Live on UC Berkeley Radio KALX 90.7FM in Berkeley, CA
 
October 27, 2001: Halloween show and L.A. release show for Who Remembers Kathy Barra?
at Mr. T's Bowl in Los Angeles, CA
(-- with New Bethel and Hidden)
September 21, 2001: The Embryo Compilation:03 release show
at Vulcan Studios in Oakland, CA
(-- with The Andy Peters Show, Timonium, Go Go Galaxion, Soapbox, Thee Angelo, That Hideous Strength, Minmae, Red Giant, Lower Forty-Eight, Dax & others)
August 30, 2001
at Paradise Lounge in San Francisco, CA
(-- with The Andy Peters Show, Gooferman & Art Box)
August 11, 2001: Cement Beach Guerrilla Rock Festival and Missalette #11 release show
at the "Cement Beach" in San Francisco, CA
(-- This was the first Cubby Creatures show sans Cubby co-founder Jol -- with The Shimmer Kids Underpop Association, The Andy Peters Show & Stratford 4)
April 27, 2001
at the Stork Club in Oakland, CA
(-- with The Shimmer Kids Underpop Association & The Lemon Limelights)
 
April 7, 2001: Film Arts Foundation Facility Anti-Fraud Fundraiser
at Film Arts Foundation in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Jonathan Richman, Persephone's Bees, Brian and Chris, Dura Delinquent, Ugly Baby & The Resineators)
March 17, 2001
at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Minmae)
February 23, 2001
at Edinburgh Castle in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Soapbox)
February 9, 2001
at Kimo's in San Francisco, CA
(-- with A.M. Vibe & Planets West)
January 12, 2001
at the Stork Club in Oakland, CA
(-- Hattatack, Velvet Alex & The Attila and Dave Project)
December 27, 2000
at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco, CA
(-- with the Shimmer Kids Underpop Association and film loops by Mark Taylor)
 
November 12, 2000: The "Fight Against Hunger Telethon"
on Community Access Channel 6 in Palo Alto, CA
(-- This telethon was sponsored by the Mid-Peninsula Access Corp. and the Ecumenical Hunger Program)
October 21, 2000: CMJ Music Marathon show
at the Baggott Inn in New York, NY
(-- with Elizabeth Veneble, Dana Darby, Bliss Tones, Elsewhere Fine, Harm & Knee Jerk Reaction)
Friday the 13th, October 2000: "Send The Cubby Creatures to New York" fundraiser show
at Cubby Control in San Francisco, CA
(-- at which the White Lady threw vegetables over the fence at party attendees and then came uninvited through the front gate into the backyard screaming at the band to shut up so she could sleep. Also the money raised went missing after Jol set an envelope containing the money on his bed. The money lost was raised via a raffle, the first prize being a song written about you by The Cubby Creatures. Ben Tinker won the prize thereby inspiring the creation of the song "Tinker Pop")
September 23, 2000: RockOutSF performance
The Cubby Creatures "RockOutSF" in front of Cubby Control in San Francisco, CA
(-- RockOutSF was a citywide protest which saw bands all over the city set up their equipment in outdoor locations and play music for the purpose of bringing attention to the plight of musicians during the "dotcom" craze of the late 90s/early 00s which left many musicians and bands without places to rehearse, causing a musician flight from the City.)
August 29, 2000: The Cubby National Convention
at the Paradise Lounge in San Francisco, CA
(-- The Cubby Creatures announced their 2000 presidential candidate Ronald Bonemaker who accepted the nomination becoming the first Cubby political party presidential nominee. Sadly, he is to be assassinated shortly before the election, but even so he receives .0000000000000000000000000000001% of the popular vote, or 23 votes -- with Go Go Galaxion and The Andy Peters Show)
August 27, 2000
at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco, CA
(-- with the Shimmer Kids Underpop Association)
August 10, 2000: RockenEspañol show
at the Peacock Lounge in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Atole, Pepito, and Wobbly)
July 26, 2000
at the Tip Top Inn in San Francisco, CA
(-- with American Chamber Music, Go Go Galaxion, Rev. Myrtle Motivation and Uncle Leon)
July 5, 2000
at Kimo's in San Francisco, CA
(-- with The Shimmer Kids Underpop Association and Soapbox)
 
June 9, 2000
at the Capitol Garage in Sacramento, CA
(-- with The Shins, Aislers Set, Electro Group & American Chamber Music)
May 28, 2000: The annual Carnaval Party at Cubby Control
at Cubby Control in San Francisco, CA
April 27, 2000: Cubby night at Artist's Television Access
at A.T.A. in San Francisco, CA
(-- which not only included a performance by The Cubby Creatures, but also screenings of The Cubby Creatures' video for Sexual Buddha and the film Big Gay Imaginations directed by jol.)
April 8, 2000
at the Stork Club in Oakland, CA
(-- with Brian & Chris and Corsciana)
March 4, 2000: The Cubby Creatures present A Telethon for the Benefit of Suzie
at Cellspace in San Francisco, CA
(-- A Telethon for the Benefit of Suzie was a rock opera/variety show/absurdist performance art piece/love-in/freak-out and The Cubby Creatures' CD release party for their first full-length CD The Blessed Invention. -- with Rail Gun Ensemble, Chi Chi Palace, Corsciana, Pippi Lovestocking, The Andy Peters Show, Go Go Galaxion, California Lightening, Neverending Quails, Finishing School, Andren White, and Rev. Myrtle Motivation)
February 3, 2000
at the Depot in the SFSU student center in San Francisco, CA
(-- with The Shimmer Kids Underpop Association)
January 15, 2000
at Club Hot in Oakland, CA
(-- with The Lights and Mirrors, California Lightening, The Straight A's & District 17)
October 28, 1999
at Cement Beach in San Francisco, CA
(-- with The Shimmer Kids, Soapbox & Planets West)
 
August 9, 1999
Live on KALX 90.7FM radio in Berkeley, CA
July 30, 1999
at the Tip Top Inn in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Timonium & the Cannanes)
June 18, 1999: Last night of the Epicenter Zone and Missalette #7 release show
at Epicenter Zone, San Francisco, CA
(-- which turned ugly when angry old punks decided the music didn't sound punk enough for them, and then began throwing insults and objects at the bands -- with Dolores Haze and Shackleton)
February 20, 1999: The Embryo Experience release party for embryo.2: adventures in homemade music
at the Crucible Steel Gallery in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Snitch, Estrada, Windowpain Industries, Rico Dominguez, s-tv-p, Go Go Galaxion, Lo Han, Shackleton, Dax Pierson, and Copacetic)
December 31, 1998: New's Year's Eve party
at Cubby Control in San Francsco, CA
(-- with Mathmatician and The Andy Peters Show)
November 7, 1998
at the Tip Top Inn in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Dolores Haze and Split the Ox)
October 3, 1998: SAP: The Residue of the San Francisco Art Scence
at the Lanai Motel in San Francisco, CA
(-- The Cubby Creatures originally planned to perform their "Telethon for the Benefit of Suzie" at this "alternative art fair," organized by San Francisco artists Julie Deamer and Jim Schatz, but the time of the event was changed from night to day disabling The Cubbies from incorporating their film loops. -- with the Nguyens, The Deep Throats, Optimist International, Tarentel, Zmrzlina, and others)
July 3, 1998
at the Tip Top Inn in San Francisco, CA
(-- with The Double U and Optimist International)
 
June 6, 1998: House Party!
in Petaluma, CA
(-- with Timonium, Cannanes, and Eucalyptus)
April 11, 1998: The Cubby Creatures present The World of Tina
at the Peacock Lounge in San Francisco, CA
(-- with Dolores Haze and National Holiday)
December 7, 1997: The Cubby Creatures' debut show and release party for Cubby Missalette #3
at Artists' Television Access in San Francisco, CA
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