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The Beachland needs a helping hand (and gets a nice mention)

Summertime is proving to be a lean period for The Beachland Ballroom and they (as many venues are nationally) are experiencing monetary issues that led them to recently reach out via their email newsletter with a couple of messages asking for help.  Here's the latest word from Beachland co-owner Cindy Barber:

Dear Beachlanders...Thanks to everyone who responded to our plea last week to buy tickets now and help us with cashflow difficulties in August. The phones were ringing. If you haven't ordered tickets for upcoming shows, our cashflow issues continue, so if you are thinking about buying any fall shows, please call the office 216-383-1124 and order over the phone. Take a minute and look at early Sept. where we have The Breeders, Cowboy Mouth, Donna the Buffalo, Dave Alvin, Acoustic Strawbs, Chris Knight, Tony Furtado and so much more...Buying now will help us cover costs this month. Also please don't forget about Marcia Ball and all our other good shows this week. The air conditioning is cool and the music is hot. Thanks for your support. -- Cindy

Click here for a list of upcoming shows at the club.

In related news, my Popdose comrade David Medsker recently knocked out a nice interview with Squeeze principal Glenn Tilbrook for and during that chat, Tilbrook gave a nice shout-out to The Beachland:

BE: That’s fantastic. A friend of mine saw the Beachland Ballroom gig that you wrote about.

GT: (Laughs) Well, that’s a pretty special place. And regrettably we played the House of Blues on this tour. (Exhales giant breath of frustration) Cindy [Barber] and Mark [Leddy], who run that place, I put my feelings in the song, they’re desperate to make a living doing something they love, and that’s a position I identify strongly with, particularly at that time.

The Tilbrook interview is a great bit of reading and you can dig into the entire piece at Bullz-Eye right here.