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Tour Dates

Saturday, January 3, 2009: Cleveland, Ohio
The Beachland

Saturday, December 6, 2008: Cleveland, Ohio

The Beachland - w/ Hot Cha Cha

Weíre doing a ROCK N ROLL CIRCUS on OCT 25, 2008 to mark the release of our new disc, "Havenít Slept All Year" (out Oct 28). Step right up to the Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, and watch burlesque performers, fire eaters, dancers jugglers and, yep, The Cobra Verde Freak Show, in total rock action!!!! We'll be joined by all kinds of special guests, inc. the totally cool RUBBER CITY BOMBSHELLS, meow! FREE PEANUTS!!! FREE DRINKS!!! FREE ADMISSION!!!


Past Dates

Saturday, March 15, 2008: Cleveland, OH
Garage Bar, 1859 West 25th Street, Cleveland.
Special St. Patrick's Day party show!

Friday, August 18, 2006: Cleveland, OH
The Church, 2681 West 14th St., Tremont. 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2006: Akron, OH
The Lime Spider, with the Cynics. 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 2: Cleveland, OH
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
Playing Summerfest '05 at 10:15 p.m.

Saturday, July 2: Cleveland, OH
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
Playing Summerfest '05 at 10:15 p.m.

"Copycat Killers" CD release party
Saturday, May 14: Cleveland, OH
Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
With Amps II Eleven, Houseguest and others TBA. Free!!

With The Undertones:
Saturday, April 16: New York, NY
The Knitting Factory
Sunday, April 17: Brooklyn, NY

With Prisonshake:
Saturday, April 23: St. Louis, MO

The Gearbox

With The Undertones:
Monday, April 25: Cleveland, OH
Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
Wednesday, April 27: Detroit, MI
Majestic Theatre
Thursday, April 28: Chicago, IL
Bottom Lounge



Friday, Dec. 10: Cleveland
The Grog Shop
With the Whiskey Daredevils and Johnny Psycho!! 9 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 19: Cleveland
The House of Blues
East 4th and Euclid Avenues
Opening night, with Cheap Trick!! 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 6: Baltimore
The Mojo Room and Lounge
With The Fleshtones, Myracle Brah and The Things!

Friday, Oct. 22: Columbus, OH
Skully's, 1151 N. High St.
With Templeton and Denovo.


Sunday, July 4, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, OH.
CV plays Summerfest, right after the fireworks at 10:30 pm!

Thursday June 10, Detroit, MI
The Majestic Theatre
4120-4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Sunday June 13, Cleveland, OH
Beachland Ballroom
15711 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland

Monday June 14, NYC
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey Street, NY

Tuesday June 15, NYC
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey Street, NY

Wednesday June 16, Philadelphia, PA
The Trocadero Theatre
1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia

Thursday June 17, Cambridge, MA
The Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub
472 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

Friday June 18, Washington, D.C.
The Black Cat
1831 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

Saturday June 19, Carrboro, NC
Cat's Cradle
300 East Main Street, Carrboro


Tues. Feb. 3: Cleveland, OH, Grog Shop - with Urge Overkill!!
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd. 216-321-5588.

Fri. Feb 6: Chicago, IL, The Subterranean
2011 West North Avenue
With Cisco Peak, Tiara and Denovo.

Sat. Feb. 7: Indianapolis, IN, Birdy's
2131 E. 71st Street
With Loretta and Tiara.

Fri. Feb. 20: Akron, OH, Lime Spider
207 S. Main Street

Sat. Feb. 21: Cleveland, OH, Beachland Ballroom - for Little Steven's Underground Garage Live fest!!
11571 Waterloo Rd, Cle, OH, 216-383-1124
With The Romantics, The Chesterfield Kings, The Reigning Sound and The Fondas. Little Steven hosts!



Wed. Nov. 26: Cleveland, OH, Grog Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd. 216-321-5588.
With the Terminal Lovers and Amps to 11. 9pm.

Sat. Nov. 29. Columbus, OH, Scully's Music Diner
1151 N. High St. 614-291-8856
A Thanksgiving Party w/the Patsy's!

Fri. Dec. 26: Cleveland, OH, Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
15711 Waterloo Rd. 216-383-1124
With the Dirt Bombs and Coffin Berry. 9 pm.


Oct. 25: Boston, TT the Bear's
10 Brookline Street, Cambridge, MA. 617-492-2327.
With Consonant (featuring members of Mission of Burma, Come and New Year) and Heavy Stud.
9:30 p.m. $10.

July 26: Detroit, MI, Lager House
1254 Michigan Ave., 313-961-4668. (With Bogue and The Ultimate Lovers.)

July 31: Cleveland, OH, Scene Pavilion
On the west side of Cleveland's Flats. 216-241-5555.(With the Flaming Lips.)

Aug: 6: Cobra Verde to play a FREE show at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, with Satanís Satellites and Uncle Scratches Gospel Revival. 6 p.m.

Nationwide "Easy Listening" 2003 Tour Dates
Tues. May 20: Albany, NY, Valentines
17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY, 518-432-6572

Wed. May 21: Boston, T.T. The Bear's
10 Brookline Street, Cambridge, MA. 617-492-2327

Thur. May 22: Northhampton, MA, The Eagles Nest (NOTE: CHANGE IN VENUE)
74 Masonic Street, Northampton, MA, 413-586-2632

Fri. May 23: NYC, Mercury Lounge
217 East Houston St., NY, NY, 212-260-4700

Sat. May 24: Brooklyn, Southpaw
125 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 718-230-0236

Sun. May 25: Rochester, NY, The Bug Jar
219 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY, 585-454-2966

Wed. May 28: Philadelphia, The Khyber Pass
56 S. 2nd St, Phil., PA, 215-238-5888

Thur. May 29: Washington DC, Iota Club & Cafe
2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 703-522-8340

Fri. May 30: Knoxville, TN, Pilot Light
106 East Jackson Ave.Knoxville, TN 865-524-8188

Sat May 31: Atlanta, GA, The Earl
488 Flat Shoals Ave., East Atlanta, GA, 404-522-3950

Thurs. June 4: Chicago, Abbey Pub (opening for Rocket From the Tombs!)
3420 W. Grace, Chi, IL, 773-478-4408

Weds. June 5: Cleveland, Beachland Ballroom (opening for Rocket From the Tombs!)
11571 Waterloo Rd, Cle, OH, 216-383-1124

Weds. June 11, Boston, MA: Middle East (downstairs) (w/ Evan Dando)
472 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139, 617-864-EAST

Thurs June 12, New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom (w/ Evan Dando)
6 Delancey St. @ Bowery, NY, NY, 212-533-2111

Fri. June 13, Washington, DC: The Black Cat (w/ Evan Dando)
1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC, 202-667-7960

Sat. June 14, Philadelphia, PA: Trocodero Theatre (w/ Evan Dando)
1003 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA, 215-922-LIVE

Thur June 19: Double Door, Chicago (Cobra Verde headlines)
1572 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, 773-489-3160
Note: We'll be hanging out at Reckless Records before the show

Fri June 20: Madison, WI, Memorial Union Terrace @ U. of Wisconsin
800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI, 608-265-3000

Sat June 21: Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock Social Club
629 Cedar Ave South, Mnpls, MN, 612-333-7399

Mon. June 23: Missoula, Montana, Jays Upstairs
119 W. Main, Missoula, MT, 406-728-9915

Tue. June 24: Seattle, WA, Crocodile Cafe
2200 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, 206-441-5611
Note: We'll be at Easy Street Records before the show

Wed. June 25: Portland, OR, Blackbird
3728 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR, 503-282-9949
Note: We'll be at Music Millenium Records before the show

Thur. June 26: San Francisco, CA, Cafe Du Nord
2170 Market St. SF, CA, 415-861-5016

Fri June 27: San Francisco, Bottom of the Hill (w/ Evan Dando)
1233 17th Street, SF, CA, 510-601-0431

Sat. June 28: LA, CA, The El Rey w/ Evan Dando AND Mike Watt
5515 Wilshire Blvd, LA, CA., 323-936-6400

Sun. June 29: San Diego, The Casbah
2501 Kettner Blvd., SD, CA, 619-232-4355

Mon June 30: Silver Lake, CA., Spaceland
1717 Silver Lake Blvd., LA, CA., 323-661-4380
Note: before the show, CV will play Amoeba Recs, at 7 p.m.

Tue July 1: Denver CO, Larimer Lounge
2721 Larimer St., Denver, CO, 303-291-0959


April 2003

New CV album due April 15! CV joins forces with the MC5's Wayne Kramer to release "Easy Listening."

We're marking the release of "Easy Listening!" by playing a party and a prom in Cleveland!

April 19. CV Rock Party, at the Grog Shop
1765 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-321-5588. With Kiddo and Bedroom Legends.

April 25. CV plays a rock 'n' roll prom, Beachland Ballroom
15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, 216-383-1124

Info about more shows coming soon!

(Previous Shows and News)

Cobra Verde fall tour 2002, with J Mascis

Oct 11. Philadelphia, North Star Bar
2639 Poplar Street, Philadelphia, 215-922-5900

Oct 12. Brooklyn, Northsix
66 North 6th St., Brooklyn, 718-599-5103

Oct 16. Pittsburgh, Rosebud
1650 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, 412-833-0569

Oct 17. Detroit, The Magic Stick
4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-833-0569

Oct 18. Cleveland, Grog Shop
1765 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Hts., 216-321-5588

Oct 19. Cincinnati, Top Cat's
2820 Vine St., Cincinnati, 513-281-2005

Oct 20. Chicago, Abbey Pub
3420 W. Grace St., Chicago, 773-478-4408

Oct 23. Portland, Blackbird
3723 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, 503-282-9949

Oct 24. Seattle, Tractor Tavern
5213 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, 206-789-3599

Oct 25. San Francisco, Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th Street, SF, 510-601-0431

Oct 26. West Hollywood, The Roxy Theater
9009 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 310-278-9457

Oct 27. Silver Lake, Spaceland
1717 Silver Lake Blvd., L.A., 213-413-4442

Oct 28. Denver, 15th Street Tavern
623 15th St Denver, CO, (303) 572-0822

7/10/02. Cobra Verde plays the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, with England's Lo-Fidelity All Stars. And it's free!


4/16/02. CV tours the East Coast and Canada, May 9 - 19.

Thu. 5/9 -- Asbury Park, NJ
The Saint, 601 Main St., (732) 775-9144

Fri. 5/10 -- Brooklyn, NY
The NorthSix, 66 N. 6th St., (646) 208-9186

Sat. 5/11 -- Hoboken, NJ
Maxwell's, 1039 Washington St., (201) 798-0406

Sun. 5/12 -- New York, NY
The Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St., (212) 260-4700

Mon. 5/13 -- Providence, RI
The Met Cafe, 130 Union St., (401) 861-2142

Tue, 5/14 -- Albany, NY
Valentine's, 17 New Scotland Ave, (518) 432-6572

Wed. 5/15 -- Cambridge, MA
T.T. the Bear's, 10 Brookline St., (617) 492-0082

Thu. 5/16 -- Montreal, Canada
Petit Campus, 57 Prince Arthur, (514) 844-1019

Fri. 5/17 -- Toronto, Canada
The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W, (416) 598-4226

Sat. 5/18 -- Detroit, MI
The Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., (313) 961-8137

4/16/02. CV tours Midwest with J. Mascis

We are not home. You see, we are not home because we are away: Playing some dates in the Midwest with J. Mascis. Basically, we're going to be playing all-new tunes from a disc we just finished recording (save 2-3 classics (songs we know how to play)). As of now, I still like the title, "Easy Listening!" (! is for emphasis -- as in this easy feeling will be imposed on you whether you like it or not. But we will always respect you no matter how sordid our relationship gets. The rock action is as follows:

Tue. 4/16 -- Columbus, OH Little Brother's, 1100 N. High St., (614) 421-2032

Wed. 4/17 -- Champaign, IL Highdive, 51 Main St., 217-356-2337124

Thur. 4/18 -- Chicago, IL Double Door, 1573 N. Milwaukee, #425, 773-489-3160

Fri. 4/19 -- Iowa City, IA Gabe's Oasis, 330 E. Washington, 319-354-4788

Sat. 4/20 -- Madison, WI The Annex, 120 Regent St., 608-256-7750

4/15/02. "Modified Frankenstein" to make it to film

If you happened to catch some of our shows with the Breeders, you might have heard a tune off our new record. It rocks a little, then takes a little break in the middle, then kinda moves a little bit at the end. Remember? Anyway, it's going to appear in this flick starring Julia Stiles and Shirley MacLain called "Carolina." All I know is the tune is kinda cranked up in this smoke-y room as a bunch of chicks and dudes party around a pool table.

4/01/02. John adopts "wildcat"

Yes, John adopted a cat. He was living on the streets, coping with the cold winter. He demanded to come inside. I opened the door. In he came. Our dots intersected; our lives changed. His name is wildcat. John's dad doesn't like that name; feels it's demeaning. He prefers to call him Wally.

2/8/02. CV tours Midwest with the Breeders

Hey, we're doing some shows with the Breeders this month. Basically, we're going to be playing all-new tunes (save 2-3 classics/standards/songs we know how to play) from a disc we just finished recording. How does the title "Easy Listening!" grab you? OK, who asked you anyway... uh, we did...and we will will always respect you no matter how sordid our relationship gets. The rock action is as follows:

Thur. 2/14 -- Columbus, OH Little Brother's, 1100 N. High St., (614) 421-2032

Fri. 2/15 -- Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom,15711 Waterloo, (216) 383-1124

Sat. 2/16 -- Detroit, MI Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave, (313)833-7665

Mon. 2/18 -- Chicago, IL The Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace [at Elston], 773-478-4408

Tue. 02/19 -- Chicago, IL The Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace [at Elston], 773-478-4408

Wed 02/20 -- Minneapolis, MN 400 Bar, 400 Cedar Ave. (corner of Cedar/Riverside), (612)-332-2903.