Let’s get straight to all the joyous news we have to share with everyone. First, Caustic Casanova is proud as hell to announce that we have signed to Retro Futurist Records. The label is owned and operated by the principal members of Kylesa, one of our collective favorite bands and an important musical influence on all of us. We could not be more excited to join this musical family, which features other great bands, including Lazer/Wulf, Wet Socks, Sierra and many more. Our debut Retro Futurist album will be released in late spring 2015 on both CD and vinyl. We’ve finished about 95% of the work recording the album, which we did once again with J. Robbins at Magpie Cage Recording Studio in Baltimore, MD. All that’s left is a few songs to sing, followed by mixing and mastering. We’ll keep you updated through the fall and winter on how that progresses.
Second, Caustic Casanova’s second national tour begins tomorrow in Wyandotte, MI at The Rockery and concludes on October 18th in St. Petersburg, FL at the Don’t Stop St. Petersburg Fest
The full list of dates is below. We hope to see you at the shows if you live in or near these cities!
Oct 1 - Wyandotte, MI at The Rockery
Oct 2 - Canton, OH at Buzzbin
Oct 3 - Muncie, IN at Be Here Now
Oct 4 - Peoria, IL at The Rail II
Oct 5 - Chicago, IL at Grandbar
Oct 7 - Nashville, TN at Daisy Duke’s
Oct 8 - Savannah, GA at The Hangfire
Oct 9 - Atlanta, GA at Star Community Bar
Oct 10 - Lexington, KY at The Green Lantern
Oct 11 - Greenville, SC at WPBR Radio Room
Oct 12 - Wilmington, NC at Reggie’s 42nd St. Tavern
Oct 13 - Charleston, SC at 55 Hanover St. (House Show)
Oct 14 - Pensacola, FL at Handlebar
Oct 16 - Orlando, FL at Uncle Lou’s Entertainment Hall
Oct 18 - St. Petersburg, FL at Don’t Stop St. Petersburg Fest
The most up to date information on these gigs will be in the SHOWS section.
Finally, we’d like to remind you that in July we released Pantheon: Volume 1, the first in a series of 7 inch records that we plan on releasing once or twice a year for the foreseeable future. Each entry in the Pantheon Series will feature an orignal song on one side, a cover on the other, and artwork paying tribute to the artist being covered. Volume 1 features a re-recording of the CC classic “Glossolalia” and a cover of the Pentagram anthem “Forever My Queen.” This is Andrew Yonki’s first recording with Caustic Casanova and he lends his inimitable guitar stylings quite nicely to both songs, making them entirely his own. We think you’ll enjoy these two tracks a lot. We will be hawking this wonderful piece of grooved gramophone plastic on our upcoming tour for $5. Pantheon: Volume 1 was included as a part of the Retro Futurist Subscription Series this summer as an unannounced bonus for subscribers, and we have the rest of the copies, which now number fewer than 100. We’ll leave a few behind at CC headquarters in case you want to order one while we’re on the road. You can stream/buy Pantheon; Volume 1 in both physical and digital formats HERE.
This is the most exciting time in the history of this band that has had so many ups and downs, and we’re looking forward very much to what lies ahead for us, and for you our loyal fans and supporters. Thanks so much for making all of this possible for us. See you on the road this October, starting TOMORROW. Oh, and, if you’d like to witness an entire Caustic Casanova set for yourself to get pumped up for the tour, our recent show in Frederick, MD was filmed in its entirety by Ron McGinnis of the great Admiral Browning. Sit back and watch HERE.
Caustic Casanova is pleased as punch to announce the following fall tour dates! Keep checking this website, facebook and twitter for more updates and announcements – venues may change, new bands may be added to the shows, new concert appearances may be announced. So, without further ado, here are the shows…
Oct 1 – Wyandotte, MI at The Rockery
Oct 2- Canton, OH at Buzzbin
Oct 3 – Muncie, IN at Be Here Now
Oct 4 – Peoria, IL at The Rail II
Oct 5 – Chicago, IL at Grandbar
Oct 6 – Chicago, IL at The Burlington Bar
Oct 7 – Nashville, TN at Daisy Duke’s
Oct 8 – Savannah, GA at The Hangfire
Oct 9 – Atlanta, GA at Star Community Bar
Oct 10 – Lexington, KY at The Green Lantern
Oct 11 – Greenville, SC at WPBR Radio Room
Oct 12 – Wilmington, NC at TBA
Oct 13 – Charleston, SC at TBA
Oct 14 – Pensacola, FL at Handlebar
Oct 16 – Orlando, FL at Uncle Lou’s Entertainment Hall
Oct 18 – St. Petersburg, FL at Don’t Stop St. Pete Fest
The CC has three shows this upcoming weekend, so put on your rock and roll pants, residents of Philadelphia and New York! Appearances by the world famous genre-defying band Caustic Casanova will be at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia on September 5, Legion in Brooklyn on September 6, and at The Mercury Lounge in Manhattan on September 7. Details in the SHOWS section.
Tonight, at the Velvet Lounge in DC, we celebrate the 30th birthday of intrepid bassist and singer Francis Beringer and the release of Caustic Casanova’s first ever seven inch single! Pantheon: Volume 1 is the first in a series of 7 inches that will feature one original and one cover song with artwork inspired by the artist being covered. The songs in question this time around are “Forever My Queen” by Pentagram and the CC classic “Glossolalia.” This is Andrew Yonki’s first official release with Caustic Casanova so it’s time to toast his guitar accomplishments in addition to toasting the birth of Beringer! DC area – get your buns to the Velvet Lounge to celebrate with Emily Danger from NYC, Technicians from DC and The Escape Artist from DC! Details in the shows section! Doors at 9, show at 9:30.
It is with heavy, sludge and doom riff filled hearts that we regret to inform you, the loyal legions of CC fans in Pennsylvania, that our show in Philadelphia on Saturday, June 7th has been cancelled. Unfortunately the situation is not in our control on this one and we’re quite bummed about it. We will do our best to return to Philadelphia this summer! The next three shows are on 6/13 at the Velvet Lounge in DC, 7/11 at Casa Chapala Blue Beetle Rock Bar in Burtonsville, MD and again at the Velvet Lounge on 7/18. Details for these awesome shows with some of the finest local and touring rock bands HERE.
Get your buns over to Empire in Springfield, Virginia if you’re located in the DC area! Caustic Casanova’s long, tumultuous journey back to the stage ends TONIGHT. Stefanie is fully recovered and ready to rock. Tonight’s show is with Swedish fuzz masters Truckfighters and is truly not to be missed. Details in the SHOWS section.
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.
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.
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.
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!