Snake in the Grass

a letter to all in the CC community

Hello CC Fans, Family and Friends,

This is Francis writing this message, but it’s from all of us here at CC headquarters. We have some unfortunate news to share, and I’ll attempt not to write an excessively dramatic novella here. A few days before Christmas, our drummer and my dear friend Stefanie was involved in a very serious accident. She has severe damage to both arms and wrists, as well as her tailbone. She has undergone two surgeries thus far and is recovering at home with her parents in Charlottesville, where she will remain for some time. After much physical therapy and taking time to heal, she will return. Of that she is confident, and Andrew and I are inspired by her enthusiasm. Needless to say, you won’t be hearing a ton from us that isn’t a health update from Stefanie for quite a while. I know this is disappointing to many of you, and believe me, it’s even more disappointing for us. But there is much to be thankful for. Stefanie escaped the ordeal with her life and without suffering something more serious like paralysis. After a very hectic conclusion to the year involving a lot of hospital visits (and in Stefanie’s case, hospital stays) and sleepless nights, we are most thankful that 2013 is over.

We never announced it officially, but (as some of you now surely know) we had already planned and booked an entire winter tour throughout the southeast and down into Florida, which we have had to cancel. We will, however, look to re-book the entire tour at some point down the road. And, while our return to the studio to finish the album we started in December at the Magpie Cage with J. Robbins will have to be significantly delayed, we should have a special smaller release prepared by the time we play our next show. It’ll be a little something to tide all you die-hard CC fans over until the release of our next record.

This isn’t the way the CC was hoping to explode into the New Year, but it could be a lot worse. Personally, I’m thankful that Stefanie is on the path to recovery. I will continue to live and breathe Caustic Casanova, and I will continue to write music and prepare enthusiastically for the return of the CC to the stage and studio. All of us would like to thank all the bands, bookers and venues we’ve had to cancel on for their understanding and well-wishes. We also want to thank everyone who’s known about this unfortunate occurrence for their kind words and support. We will be back. Until then, thanks for caring, thanks for listening, thanks for rocking.


Another Short Post

CC Nation,

Yes, it’s criminal that this site hasn’t been updated since June!  A national four week tour!  Too many adventures to count!  A band on the run!  Several spectacular homecoming shows in the DC metro area!  New songs!  A new album to be recorded soon!  So much news!

Thorough updates on all these matters will come in time (but keep checking our facebook and twitter accounts for more timely missives).  Right now we must advise you regarding one particular show.  Saturday, October 26th Caustic Casanova will share the stage with the mighty gods of heavy rock from Savannah, Georgia, the peerless Kylesa!  Yes, it’s true – possibly the two greatest bands of the last decade, Caustic Casanova and Kylesa, will share a bill for the first time.  Can you feel the magic in the air?  The electricity?  The madness?  IT’S TIME TO ROCK.

The show is in Springfield, VA at Empire – details in the gigs section.  Doors at 7, CC at 8.  Don’t miss this one kids.  Next stop after the Kylesa show is November 11th at the Velvet Lounge in DC.

A Lengthy Lapse and A Pithy Post of Notable News

Ladies and gents, it’s been far too long since this site has been updated, and for that we apologize most heartily to you, CC Nation.  Because there is so much news to report, it seems the only way to proclaim it is to do so with as much brevity as possible.  In February, Caustic Casanova officially welcomed the brilliant Andrew Yonki to its ranks as guitar player.  The band has been performing critically acclaimed shows as the “Mark II” trio – Francis Beringer, Stefanie Zaenker, and Andrew Yonki.  Most of the material being performed is new.  More and more new Caustic Casanova music awaits the world in the coming months.  And finally, after playing at JR’s in Philadelphia on July 5 and headlining the Rock and Roll Hotel at home in DC on July 6, Caustic Casanova will be venturing out on the road for the biggest and best CC tour yet.  From North Carolina to Seattle and all points between, Caustic Casanova will rock around the nation this July and August.  Tour dates and all current relevant information for those dates are in the Shows section.  More posts and more news to come, including any and all tour changes or updates.

New Announcements Coming

Caustic Casanova has some big announcements for you.  Stay tuned, all will be revealed in the fullness of time.  In the interval, check out the updated Show Listings.  You might just find a SHOW LISTING FOR TODAY, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th at 8:00 PM!

Halloween Lies

Just kidding, CC Lite will be playing ONE MORE SHOW.  Thursday, November 1st!  TONIGHT!

Again, Francis Beringer and Stefanie Zaenker will present a unique, not-to-be-missed show of all new material as CC Lite, a drum/bass two piece version of Caustic Casanova.

Caustic Casanova goes on at 8 PM at Dahlak, located at 1771 U St. NW Washington, DC.  Also playing are new rock n roll friends Pile, Two Inch Astronaut, and Loudsprings.  Doors at 7 PM.

Special One Time Only Caustic Casanova Lite Show

Hello brothers and sisters of the heavy rock cloth!

Caustic Casanova will be appearing at Ghion Ethiopian Restaurant on Friday, October 5th in Washington, DC at midnight as part of the Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Music Festival.

This will be a very special, possibly one time only opportunity to see CC Lite, a two piece bass and drum incarnation of the band featuring Francis Beringer and Stefanie Zaenker of the CC performing almost exclusively new and never before heard material.

The Friday evening showcase at Ghion starts at 8 PM and will have bands playing until 1:30 AM. Other bands playing include G.U.T.S., Glitterlust, Get a Tan, and Shat Shorts. CC Lite will go on promptly at 12:10 and play a 30 minute set.

Check the “shows” tab for more information.  Don’t miss this very rare Caustic Casanova Lite experience.

More CC Updates To Come!

We have not abandoned you. We are in the process of crafting new, savory musical selections for your rock-hungry appetite. We’ll have more news for you in upcoming months, but in the meantime head on over to our Facebook page and check out a couple new reviews! Thanks, as always, for listening and supporting us.

CC’s New Album, Someday You Will Be Proven Correct, Named Album Of The Month By The Deli Magazine!

Calling all CC Fans, and soon to be fans – Just a quick update to let you know our fine new album has been named ‘Album of the Month’ by the national indie music scene mag, The Deli Magazine. Quoting from our recent Onion AV Club review, they agree, [Caustic Casanova's music is], “uniquely brainy hard rock, heavy yet clever in a Torche meets Dismemberment Plan kind of way.” We think that’s a cool definition of our sound, so if you don’t have the album yet pick one up on our merch page and find out for yourselves if you agree! And thanks as always for listening and supporting us.

Check out the Deli Magazine’s review of our album by clicking the twitter link on the right side of this page.

Check back soon for new updates!

March Tour Complete, Black Cat Mainstage Show 3/24

Caustic Casanova would like to thank the people of Texas and Louisiana for their hospitality and charm.  The CC’s SXSW March Tour was an unqualified success.  Thanks to the Loflands and the Schwarzes, Marcus in Richardson, TX, Marlene in Austin, Travis and The Ridglea Bar In Fort Worth, Dave Mann, Tiger and Clint Gilliam, Lupe and all the people who worked so hard on the STPP SXSW showcase at Casa Chapala in Austin, Steve and Zombies in San Antonio, Waylan and Moody at Bryan Street Tavern in Dallas, all the people at the SXSW Overflow Festival at Super Happy Fun Land in Houston, and Donny, J-Bone and everyone else at Tsunami in Monroe, LA.  Of course the CC would also love to extend thanks to all the great bands who rocked with us and shared a drink or two with us  - Backwoods Payback, Large Marge, Moonlight Bride, Hillfolk Noir, Hormones, Foxtrot Uniform, Ominous Black, Dutchguts, Let The Night Roar, Show Pony, Seamonsters, Ravenous, Mittenfields, Lo-Pan, Eyes Lips Eyes and many others.

Check out Caustic Casanova at The Black Cat mainstage in Washington, DC on Saturday, March 24th with Electric Eel Shock!  CC goes on first, doors at 9!