Posted in music | tour dates | venues on July 17, 2012

Surfer Blood in Long Island in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Surfer Blood

As mentioned L.E.S. rock club Cake Shop is going through some tough financial times and have started a PledgeMusic campaign to raise money to stay alive. There's seven days left on that campaign and the venue is 63% of the way there. If they don't reach their target, they won't get any of the money raised, so show your support -- we need Cake Shop around!

Meanwhile, Cake Shop has had some benefit shows like the one earlier this month where Clap Your Hands Say Yeah were the secret headliner.

The venue is throwing another benefit show this Thursday (7/19) with Grand Rapids, Shark? and a headliner listed as "extra secretly special band (bring yr wakeboard and some band aids!)." Hmm. $12 - 20 sliding scale cover.

In other news, Surfer Blood opens for Death Cab at Wellmont Theatre that night (7/19) (sold out) and also plays with Grand Rapids at Maxwell's on July 23 (tickets).

And in more related news, Death Cab frontman Ben Gibbard will release his debut solo album, Former Lives, on October 16 via Barsuk in the US and a day earlier in Europe via City Slang. The album was recorded at Aaron Espinoza's (Earlimart) studio, The Ship. Some tour dates in support of the release are TBA.

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Comments (30)

Surfer band is not worth being a secret headliner haha...

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2012 11:27 AM

bro-er east side

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2012 11:37 AM

grand rapids... good band name. fucking hell.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2012 11:49 AM

remember that guy who said the 4 secret shows at cake shop would be CYHSY, surfer blood, dum dum girls, and pb&j? that was me, i wasn't lying.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2012 12:01 PM

Fuck that shit hole. We need Cake Shop around. Really? No, we don't.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2012 12:10 PM

1201 but you or your friend works @ cake shop and all those bands you mentioned are garbage...haha

refused and off! this week!

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2012 12:14 PM

Grand Rapids is ill. Saw them play at Mercury Lounge.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2012 12:18 PM

I like Cake Shop, but Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are not good enough to be a "secret surprise" at any venue. Ditto for Surfer Blood.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2012 12:19 PM

when are dum dum girls playing?

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2012 12:22 PM

@1214 neither me nor my friends work at the cake shop. and yes, all those bands are very eh. i just thought you would all like to be informed, rather than in the dark as usual.

Posted by 1201 | July 17, 2012 1:08 PM

^ The proper terminology is "meh."

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2012 1:39 PM

you guys are total assholes, cake shop changed my life. go die + i hope you all get fired even though trolls are mean, unhirable, miserable pukes.

Posted by Troy | July 17, 2012 2:11 PM

shark sucks

12:01 you came in here just to tell us you were right...no one gives a fuck dude..."if you accurately predict a shitty band will play they will still be shitty"

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2012 6:18 PM

Hope you all wake up with cancer of the balloon knot.

Posted by Donger | July 17, 2012 8:00 PM

fuck cake shop

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2012 10:50 PM

I don't care what people say I think Surfer Blood is one of the best bands of this generation

Just came back from the show it was really good considering they played before opening for Death Cab for Cutie in the same night...

I shot one video of a song that I've never heard before I think it's new...I would like Cake Shop to keep alive as it's one of the few places in the LES with good shows...

Here's the link for the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1-X7Wvc7X4&feature=youtu.be

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2012 3:18 AM

Very interesting article, I look forward to more research coming out regarding the remaining two thirds

Posted by Youtube | September 28, 2012 5:57 PM

I love it when hipsters expose their racism. Lucky for yous your behind a computer screen anonymous. Enjoy your privlieges

Posted by Clever | September 30, 2012 5:53 AM

Me to! I post to let people know how cool is this page. I don't know is about the money but is cool! I just wait until the next time!

Posted by Arab Ladies | October 4, 2012 7:52 AM

Not really a "secret" since its being broadcasted everywhere.

And I like how someone is trying to wear "big boy pants" and threaten someone across the internet lol.Someone got bullied as a child it seems.

Thanks for the article though!

Posted by Josh | October 4, 2012 9:17 AM

Cake Shop always smells like farts.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 9:45 AM

I am very happy to read this article .. thanks for giving us go through info.Fantastic nice. I appreciate this post.

Posted by games | October 5, 2012 12:14 PM

I love it when hipsters expose their racism. Lucky for yous your behind a computer screen anonymous. Enjoy your privlieges

Posted by forums | November 1, 2012 5:00 AM

thanks man
very good

Posted by sabaya | November 25, 2012 1:29 PM

Very interesting article, I look forward to more research coming out regarding the remaining two thirds

Posted by cn arabic | January 14, 2013 7:46 PM

cake shop is great.

Posted by jordon | July 26, 2013 5:25 PM

This dump is still around?

Yeah, let's keep a 21+ venue thus a venue which shuts out entire generations of music fans from seeing live music open.

Fuck that place.

Hang it up, you're not raising the rest of the money unless some angel investor swoops in and why would one swoop in for you and not CBGB?

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