Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Dark Water Rebellion

Wednesday Sep 12 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Beachland Tavern

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Seminal Gothic-Americana ensemble, Slim Cessna's Auto Club will be re-releasing their
fourth album Cipher on June 2. This 2017 re-issue will be a double vinyl LP in a gatefold sleeve
and marks the first release of the album on the Auto Club's label, SCACUNINCORPORATED.
The band will be playing select MidWest dates this Summer.
Wallace Stenger may have captured the spirit of the west in his 1971 novel Angle of Repose.
Jim Thompson surely exposed the lurid underbelly of the Western experience. Cormac
McCarthy definitely evoked the conflicted, tortured spirit of small town life on the frontier.
William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor informed all of them with a humor and soulfulness. It
is that literary tradition that imbues the harrowing and celebratory sound and riveting stories of
Slim Cessna's Auto Club. Throughout its long and illustrious history, it is largely in that realm of
art that the Auto Club reveled and garnered a loyal cult following well beyond the boundaries of
The Queen City of the Plains.
Originally released in 2008, Cipher is the most cohesive SCAC album but also the most
mysterious. Cipher is a deliberate puzzle loaded with coded language. The idea that braces are
used to straighten crooked humanity provides a structure, but this code rewards effort to unpack
the many messages it contains; many more relevant now than ever. Compared to its
predecessors, this set of songs sounds more hopeful and expansive, a quality that was always
there but this time out the brighter sides of the songwriting were emphasized.
Slim Cessna's Auto Club was originally formed in 1992 in Denver, Colorado by its namesake
after he parted ways with The Denver Gentlemen, that grand progenitor of the peculiar strain of
Gothic Americana unique to the Mile High City that also featured Jeffrey-Paul and David
Eugene Edwards who’d go on to form 16 Horsepower, the latter then founding Wovenhand.
Slim’s longest running collaborators in the Auto Club have been Munly Munly and Lord Dwight
Pentacost who’ve contributed both material and affected the ensemble’s stylistic vision. More
recently there’ve been greater creative contributions from longtime collaborator Rebecca Vera,
drummer Andrew Warner and the inclusion of upright bass player Ian O'Dougherty.
Late last year, the band released a new album after a five-year hiatus The Commandments
According to SCAC. The album encompassed both the heady darkness and celebratory intensity
with which the group made its name. That charmingly dusky and spare sound breathed with a
new color and delicacy of feeling that perhaps sat in the background in times past.
When you get to see the Auto Club live, you'll see an already mighty band reinvigorated by a
new spirit of exitement as well as by the fire that has long burned in its collective belly.
Dark Water Rebellion
Dark Water Rebellion
Originally formed in South Florida in January of 2015, DWR quickly hit the road and spent its first two years in between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, traveling and playing shows based out of their 1984 converted greyhound bus. The band lived together on the road and completing a self-managed tour of the U.S., playing west coast venues such as The Mint LA, The Merrow (San Diego), Belly Up Tavern (San Diego), Stork Club (Oakland), TR!P Santa Monica, Bunkhouse Saloon (Las Vegas) and Doubledown Saloon (Las Vegas). After a successful mini-tour to Cleveland, OH in the spring of 2017, DWR decided to put down roots in Cleveland as of August 2017.

Recent press coverage of a Las Vegas appearance describes their performance as, "the deeper they got into their set, the deeper the swamp of their sound became, infused with the dark voodoo of New Orleans, the snake-handling fervour of Appalachia, Gothic for want of a better word" (

DWR released their first full length album April 1st, 2017. All recordings were tracked in-house on their converted tour bus home/studio, produced by front-man Brent Gorcie, and mastered by 11th Street Records in Las Vegas, NV. The band is currently recording their second album at Cleveland's Superior Sound Studios due to release in 2018.
Venue Information:
Beachland Tavern
15711 Waterloo
Cleveland, OH, 44110