On Friday, July 14th The Town of Long Lake welcomes The Dark Marbles in concert as part of it’s new 2017 Music by the Lake series. The free concert will be at the Long Lake Town Beach at 1258 Main Street at 6pm until 8pm. This is a record release party for the Dark Marbles celebrating their 21-song CD, “Back to the Garage” recently mixed down at GCR Studios, owned by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls in Buffalo, NY.
Initially formed in 1987 in Buffalo, the Dark Marbles moved locations several times: first from Buffalo to New York City in 1995, to Cranford NJ in 2002, and then, in 2009, to Long Lake, NY.
The line up for Music on the Beach concert features Eric Peter on lead guitar, Deb Schuster Stuppiello on Bass, Tony Stuppiello on drums and Yod Crewsy on guitar and lead vocals.
In 2005, the band released a 3-song CD entitled “Let’s Go!” consisting of one song by Roalsvig as well as two other songs by Buffalo songwriters Buck Quigley and Bernie Kugel.
In 2011, the band issued an 18-song CD entitled “Variety Pack” which included a version of Arthur Lee and Love’s “She Comes in Colors”. The CD received favorable reviews in Timothy Gassen’s Book “The Knights of Fuzz”, the definitive Bible of neo-garage and psychedelic freak beat artists featuring garage band music.
Over the years, the band went through many personnel changes and opened for such acts as: Ani DiFranco, Scott Carpenter and the Real McCoys, the Irving Klaws, the Outlyers, the Howling Thurstons, Hazy Jane, the Von Ghouls, the Coffin Daggers, the Apes, Mondo Topless, the Insomniacs, the Trash Mavericks, Sky Saxon and the Seeds, the Nines, Muck and the Mires, the Demands, Jason Ringenberger from Jason and the Scorchers, Maybe Pete, the Anything People, the Anderson Council, the Black Hollies, Mod Fun, and the Grip Weeds.
Now based in Long Lake, NY, the band has released a 21-song CD entitled “Back to the Garage!” Much of the basic tracks were laid down by Yod Crewsy, and lead guitar features Eric Peter of Newcomb, NY. Assisting on keyboards is Rocky” Belcher, Tom Smith on saxophone, and Steve Signell on mandolin. John Weyl, a blues musician from Rochester, lends his lead guitar riff to “Mercy, Mercy”, a song made famous by the Rolling Stones.
The concert is all ages and free.