First, there was a bang - a really big bang. A little while later, campfire music crawled out of the acoustic slime and... well... that's where we come in.
Never daunted by the challenges, never really sure what we're doing, but always firm in our convictions to spread the unique magic that is campfire music.
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Come this Thursday, the election will be over. And trust me, you are going to want to drink. And to your surprise, you will also really want to hear campfire music. You would normally be hard pressed to find the perfect combination of booze and quality campfire entertainment so soon after election day. But we are pleased to announce that Suzy's in Hermosa Beach will be hosting the 2016 post-election campfire bender! The Virtual Campfire are playing! Wow. Also Mercy Road! Cool beans. You are just going to want to be there!
We're hearing.....from a lot of people.....smart people, people who know about these things, very very smart people. They are saying that the VC Hootenanny will be the absolute best campfire-related entertainment in Hermosa Beach on August 25th, hands down! Other Hootenannies are weak, soft and out of touch. Other Hootenannies might attack us, but then they go away. They don't have what it takes. If some other Hootenanny turns out to be better, it will prove the system is rigged.
So put on your best duds and come on out to Suzy's Bar & Grill Thursday, August 25th!
Live acts appearing at the Hootenanny will be announced daily on our FaceBook page. You can expect.... well, who knows what to expect at an event such as this!?! So stay tuned...
The Virtual Campfire have been searching. A noble quest to find the truth and the hidden light. They have yearned, they have wandered. They have looked deep into their souls and as rumor has it, they may have found a tiny bit of meaning in this cold, hard life. They have promised to share their newfound wisdom (and their dorky campfire songs) on a special Thursday night at Suzy's in Hermosa Beach on December 10th. They will hit the stage at 8pm, and be gone like a whisper about an hour later. Come on down and sing along and be merry and maybe find out a little bit about yourself. The Rusted Roses play after us, so there's also that. No cover, and the beer is cold.
Despite a long hiatus - or perhaps because of it - rumors abound that a certain campfire band might just drag itself back to Kegs for something that only a few rabidly-supportive fans would dare to label a "triumphant return". Since you're not doing anything else the night before Halloween, why not drag yourself out to Kegs Thursday night (10/30) to quash those rumors dead? Much like that cat of Shrodinger's, taking a look will decide the outcome. You'll either hear a great set of exquisite VC fare - or you'll get a dead cat. Either way, you're all set for Halloween! Show starts around 7pm - or not.
Not many bands promise you things but we do. In fact, for this show, we guarantee that you will have a great time or we will refund your cover charge. Did we mention that there is no cover charge for this show? Parking is free too. And there's a great opening act called Johnny 'Boom-Booms' Variety Hour. So come on down to Suzy's in Hermosa Beach on Saturday, May 10. What can go wrong?
Friday, February 28, the VC is once again live - this time opening for the Grateful Dead tribute band Cubensis. The VC vibe spins up at 9pm in the PCH Club at the Golden Sails Hotel in Long Beach, CA. We are excited to be bringing the unique VC sound to loyal Cubensis fans. Come out and enjoy the VC-Deadhead fusion!
The Virtual Campfire is proud to announce the release of its new documentary “S’mores Across America” on YouTube!
The movie depicts the famous 2012 American summer tour of the Virtual Campfire. It features live concert action from the tour, as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the love, pain, struggles, triumphs and odors that accompany a campfire band on the road.
Despite the buzz in Hollywood over this epic film, the star studded premiere at the Kodak Theatre was recently cancelled by the band.
“Campfire music is not about red carpets and hanging out with Brad Pitt and hooking up with Miley Cyrus,” said Virtual Campfire member Jeff Agnew. “It’s more about hanging out with the camp ranger and hooking up with Smokey the Bear.”
They have decided to forego showing the movie in traditional theaters. “Our negotiations with AMC Theaters ended suddenly,” said guitarist Mark Karmelich, “when they refused to allow actual campfires in the theater aisles. We feel that the integrity of the film must be put above the safety of the general public.”
The band also refused to sign a rumored deal with HBO, who insisted on less band nudity. “This was a deal breaker,” commented accordion player Ben Karmelich. “We needed complete artistic control of the amount of band nudity in the film, and HBO would not listen to reason on this issue.”
After a heated negotiation, the Virtual Campfire struck up a deal with top Google executives to premier the movie directly on YouTube on January 15th. “YouTube offered us the best deal, while still preserving the values that campfire bands like us hold dear,” said bassist Chris Newton.
“Exactly,” added guitarist Steve Goldstein, “like selling our new line of Virtual Campfire action figures at Burger King, and of course our Burning Embers Perfume sold exclusively at REI.”
The movie was directed by Brian Karmelich, who has previously directed such campfire films as “The Crackling Fire”, “The Crackling Fire 2” and “The Cracking Fire 3-D, This Time It’s Personal.”
No film in America has ever captured a campfire band on tour the way this film captures a campfire band on tour, it is safe to say. If you ever wanted to know what’s like to be a campfire band on tour, this is the film for you, no question about it.
So get in line now at your nearest YouTube location and be one of the first to view this cinematic masterpiece before all the seats fill up. Bring your own marshmallows.
If your New Year’s resolution list includes both Eat More Cajun Food and Hear More Campfire Music (and there's really no reason it shouldn't), good fortune has smiled upon you. On January 25th, Suzy's Rajun Cajun in Hermosa Beach will feature the return of the one and only Virtual Campfire. With their unique blend of soothing acoustic melodies and dangerously unsafe pyrotechnics, the VC will once again shake this town to its core like an earthquake that triggers a tsunami followed by a flash flood followed by desolation and disease. Don't miss out! Once again, the great band Blue Comet will open for us!
The VC will be returning to KEGS bar on the Redondo Beach Pier on Friday, August 16th at 8pm - because Redondo Beach just can't seem to get enough of the "VC vibe". We expect the usual fan delirium so come out and help celebrate the mid-summer madness.