As they approach their twentieth anniversary, Cake's adherence to their original guiding principles has only grown stronger. Formed in the early nineties as a somewhat antagonistic answer to grunge, which they saw as just another form of big, dumb American rock,
Cake’s democratic processes, defiant self-reliance, and lucid yet ever-inventive music has made them a nation-state unto themselves, with no obvious peers, belonging to no school.
Now, in addition to writing, arranging, producing, and performing their own music, they have taught themselves to engineer their recording projects in their own recently-constructed solar-powered studio, which actually generates more power than is needed to run it, causing the building’s electrical meter to run in reverse. Cake’s upcoming album, Showroom of Compassion, will be released on their own Upbeat Records label, making the album as pure an extension of the DIY aesthetic as ever attempted by an established act.
PLEASE NOTE: Patrons will not be permitted to bring in outside alcohol for this performance. Patrons will be able to purchase beer and wine inside the gates.