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 This is the official site of "The Dark Marbles", a garage-rock and roll band, where you can get information on listening, dowloading, or purchasing Yod Crewsy & the Dark Marbles songs, find out about upcoming gigs, look up information on the band members, and find links to the other pages on the web site ("Photo Gallery" and "Story of the Dark Marbles".)

The band has more than 21 studio-recorded songs available for listening, downloading or purchasing on-line! Just go to iTunes or the site: 
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/yodcrewsyandthedarkmarbl - or: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/darkmarbles and check them out! 

Some of these songs have received regular airplay on DJ Bill Kelly's fabulous Sunday radio show (3 to 5 PM) "Teenage Wasteland" (thank you Bill!!!!) on WFMU 91.1 (go to

www.wfmu.org for their playlists!)

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UPCOMING GIG:  The Dark Marbles (New Western NY line-up) are on the bill to play at the "Lou Reed Tribute night" at the club Nietzsche's in Buffalo, NY on March 5, 2016.  The New WNY line-up includes the following fabulous musicians:  David Meinzer on drums, Cathy Carfagna on keyboards, Russell Steinberg on bass, and Eric Peter on lead guitar.  8 other bands are slated to play!.  One fabulous night of music!  The Dark Marbles were recently cited in the Buffalo News as one of the Buffalo rock bands heavily influenced by the performances of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground.

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Here's an excerpt from “the Knights of Fuzz”, Tim Gassen's definitive bible of “the new garage and psychedelic music explosion”, 2014 edition, issued by Garage Nation, a division of PCMP, LLC (ISBN 978-0-9797337-3-4): “Yod Crewsy (formerly of the SplatCats) first formed The Dark Marbles in 1987, but it took until 2005 – after many bands in-between – for him to issue the first three song “Let's Go!” CD. The “Variety Pack” album (2011) collects tracks recorded since 1997, and it is a wonderfully vibrant guitar-garage effort. The jubilant power-pop of “Turn Me Around” is the first hook, and it's a real winner. It takes guts to cover Love's “She Comes in Colors” and the Marbles pull it off in fine form, minus the flute of the original and with a more muscular delivery – very groovy, indeed. Self-released and not well known, this CD is certainly worth the search.”

 

 

 

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The Dark Marbles have taken the greatest stuff from the nuggets of melodic and upbeat garage/mod/power-pop rock and roll and made it their home turf. Powered by singer and guitarist Yod Crewsy (formerly of the mid-80s garage greats SplatCats and the JackLords), the Dark Marbles would love nothing better than to throw their crowds into a frenzied mass of dancing hysteria! It's the primitive sound of a couple of guitars, one melodic and clean, one loud and snotty, over a basic thumping back beat! So crude and yet so effective!

The Dark Marbles is/are Yod Crewsy's rock and roll project - he's the singer, songwriter, Rickenbacker 330 and Vox Phantom playin' rhythm guitarist

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 From the Dark Marbles inception in  Buffalo, NY in 1987 to the present...That's a full 25 years of maximum rock and roll, baby!

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Yod Crewsy and the Dark Marbles' latest official public offering is a 18-song studio recording entitled "Variety Pack" (Dark Marbles Music-BMI). You can listen to it, download songs, and/or order it at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/yodcrewsyandthedarkmarbl or ask for it at your favorite CD shop/record store! Ask for it by name! It features several original compositions by songwriter Paul Roalsvig, several by Mike "Buck" Quigley (formerly of the JackLords) and some great covers, including "She Comes in Colors" by Arthur Lee and Love, "Send Me a Postcard" by the great Dutch band the Shocking Blue, and "Just What I Need" by Swedish garage greats the Creeps.  


Also, check out our new MySpace.com account at: http://www.myspace.com/thedarkmarbles.... (See the link below and on the other website pages.) A blog, pics and mp3s are posted for your listening, reading and viewing pleasure!!!!



video clip from the Digital Cafe Tour!

Buy the first 3-song CD entitled "Let's Go!"

Listen, download, or buy the latest Yod Crewsy & the Dark Marbles CD entitled "Variety Pack"!

Review of recent show!

Our MySpace website!!!

New live track -- Now on Blowupradio.com --