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Taos, New Mexico

Taos Mesa Brewing features 12 distinct house beers on draught at all times. On any given day, you will be able to enjoy light, thirst quenching beers like our Kolsch .45 and Sabor del Sol Pilsner, as well as full bodied, hearty dark beers like our Black Widow Porter or Great Scot! Scottish, or a bright and hoppy IPA. Our 10 barrel all grain infusion mash brewhouse is working overtime to fill our fermenters and cold storage vessels with high quality beer. Top quality, consistent, and highly quaffable beers are the TMB signature.



On Tap at The Mothership
On Tap at the Taos Tap Room
Sep 21st 2018 8:00pm
Concepto Tambor
Sep 22nd 2018 5:00pm
Mothership Productions presents...DESERT DWELLERS
Sep 25th 2018 7:00pm
Roots & Wires Presents...Rio Mira
Oct 5th 2018 8:00pm
Mystic Braves
Oct 10th 2018 7:30pm
AMP Concerts presents...John Paul White
Nov 17th 2018 7:30pm
Taos Jazz Bebop Society presents...Grace Kelly Quartet
Jan 4th 2019 8:00pm
Liver Down the River

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CARLINI'S CAROUSEL Of SOUND

Blending Afrolatin and Brazilian hip-hop grooves

9/21/2018 8:00pm

$5 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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CONCEPTO TAMBOR blends Afrolatin /Brazilian grooves, hip-hop, a call and response style of singing / ­chanting with a rock-n-roll attitude and energetic performance. The band has shared the stage with internationally known artists as Lila Downs, Los Mocosos, Buju Banton, Quetzal, John Trudell, War, B Side Players. After becoming one of Albuquerque’s most popular acts, the band relocated from New Mexico to Long Beach, California in early 2009, and now returning back home to Albuquerque in 2016 with a new worldly flavor.

 

Ricky Carlini-

  Quit simply, he is the balls!  This is his world and we're all living in it.  Thanks Ricky.  

 

Mothership Productions presents...DESERT DWELLERS

MOTHERSHIP PRODUCTIONS

Deep bass, earthy percussion, etheric voices and culture-crossing instrumentation into a sonic incense for mind and body. With Planewalker, Adem Joel, Mandelbot, Zia Zombie, and more...

9/22/2018 5:00pm

$15 - $43 · 4:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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There's no better way to enter into the fall season than getting down with Desert Dwellers!

Camping onsite at Hotel Mystica.

Desert Dwellers - https://soundcloud.com/desertdwellers
Desert Dwellers consists of Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe, who began their careers as independent music producers and DJs in the deserts of New Mexico and California. Coming together in the late ’90s after connecting through the legendary Moontribe scene, today the duo enjoys a reputation as one of the most pioneering and prolific downtempo, psy-bass, and tribal trance acts in the United States. Desert Dwellers have toured extensively across six continents, spent a 7-week stretch on the road with renowned psychedelic artist Shpongle, and have performed at dozens of festivals, most notably Shambhala, Lightning in a Bottle, Envision, Coachella, Rainbow Serpent, and Boom. Taking a new approach to digital production, Amani and Treavor have combined the raw sounds of the natural world while skillfully blended deep bass, earthy percussion, etheric voices and cross-cultural instrumentation into sonic incense for the mind and body. Bringing the electronic music vibe to the yoga scene, and the sounds of yoga to the electronic dance scene, Desert Dwellers’ global sounds are the bridge between the worlds of dance and movement.

Planewalker - https://soundcloud.com/planewalker
Inviting you on a cosmic journey to the higher planes of the musical multiverse, Planewalker calls on his ancestral Irish and Egyptian roots to infuse his compositions with the ancient tones and rhythms of the druids and the magi. Weaving memorable stories and gems of spiritual wisdom seamlessly into the stream of sounds, every song is designed to unlock the hidden powers inside you and inspire you to align with the divine will. Raising your vibration through the resonant frequencies of the most evocative and exotic instruments, he brings you out of your mind and into your body. By awakening the ancient seeds of magic buried deep within your soul memory and activating the light code dynamics of your DNA, he calls forth with his music your divine power to manifest reality in accordance with your higher calling.

Adem Joel - https://soundcloud.com/ademjoel
Because of Adem's mindful attention to research and detail of Tribal Dance Music, he set the tone for Nu-Skool and Tribal Breakbeat style music in New Mexico, back in the olden days of '99. At the age of 18 He landed his first residency at local after hours hot spot, The Dragons Empire in Albuquerque, NM, because of how well he held it down with the inner selekta. On a weekly basis Adem captivated his audiences with a coined sound of funky chunky mixing styles all the while building up a fierce reputation in the southwest EDM scene.

Mandelbot - https://soundcloud.com/mandelbot-1
A Trans dimensional Bio Mechanic Organism, Spreading his love of Fractal Geometry through Music and Vibration. Known through out the Universe as MANDELbot.

Zia Zombie - https://soundcloud.com/ziazombie

Roots & Wires Presents...Rio Mira

10 Piece Afro-Pacifica Marimba Band from the Borderlands of Colombia and Ecuador.

9/25/2018 7:00pm

$12 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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ROOTS+WIRES PRESENTS...

RIO MARIA

Rio Mira is a marimba-centered supergroup founded by artists from Ecuador and Colombia to highlight the music of the El Pacífico region, which extends along the Pacific coasts of the two countries. Taking its name from the river which runs from Ecuador into Colombia, the band focuses in particular on the coastal city of Esmeraldas and its lesser-known contribution to the Afro-Pacific cultural equation. Beginning in the 16th century, El Pacífico was a haven for cimarrones, enslaved persons who had escaped from shipwrecked ships or plantations. Over the years, the region's emblematic marimba music came to uniquely represent the cimarrones' Afro-Pacific identity and the West African traditions they had preserved. Today, UNESCO recognizes the music (along with associated dances and chants) as Intangible Cultural Heritage. The heart of this music is the marimba, made of chonta palm wood. In Rio Mira, it's played by two renowned musicians: Esteban Copete, who is Afro-Colombian, and Larri Preciado, who's Afro-Ecuadorian. As with many Latin-American instruments, the marimba both performs a melodic and rhythmic role in the music and, inherently, tells the story of its own Bantu roots.

Mystic Braves

With Special Guests The Creation Factory and WYATT BLAIR

10/5/2018 8:00pm

$12 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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About MYSTIC BRAVES

Mystic Braves might be rooted in the psychedelic scene of the 1960s, but the band’s moment is happening right now.

After an impressive 2016 North American tour boasting packed shows from Brooklyn to San Francisco and beyond, the band returned home to Los Angeles only to sell out their homecoming show at the Echo, in advance. It’s only the latest in a string of triumphs for the band, who saw record turnout around the USA and for their winter European 2016 tour with sell out shows in London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Leon (Purple Weekend) and several other European cities.

Based in Echo Park, the Braves — who are signed to influential indie label Lolipop Records — are at the forefront of a white-hot garage band revival, and when the band isn’t selling out shows across the country, they’re playing alongside legendary groups like The Zombies and Brian Jonestown Massacre or providing the soundtrack for can’t-miss fashion events like Saint Laurent Paris’ Spring-Summer 2015 collection. While the group — made up of Julian Ducatenzeiler on guitar and vocals, Tony Malacara on bass and vocals, Shane Stotsenberg on guitar and vocals, Cameron Gartung on drums and Ignacio Gonzalez on organ and tambourine — isn’t straying far from what Ducatenzeiler calls “a blend of influence and sound that is unprecedented in contemporary music”.

“We’ve always been a pop-structured psych band and we’re continuing along those lines,” Ducatenzeiler says. “But we’re trying some new things out as well. We’ve elevated the songwriting” Indeed, the group is experimenting with more exotic instruments and is building a library of new songs to show off its invigorating style not only in the studio but at a series of big-ticket festivals including Burgerama, Beach Goth, Desert Daze and the Austin Psych Fest.

It’s a long way from how the band began. “We had no idea when we started that we’d come as far as we have,” Ducatenzeiler says. “But from the moment we released our demos, people have really responded.”

 
 

THE CREATION FACTORY

People don’t dance anymore to rock bands, but The Creation Factory is here to change that.

Channeling the sounds of 1960s psychedelic beats, the Los Angeles-based five-piece isn't just making music—"we're capturing the sort of sounds that people don’t hear anymore," says front man Shane Stots—it's creating an experience.

"We’re bringing sounds back from the grave, maybe better than they were before,” Stots, who’s also a member of Los Angeles rock group Mystic Braves, says-and he’s not kidding. The group uses authentic 1960s gear (and an era-appropriate look) to create blues-infected rock designed to get a crowd’s feet moving. It’s no wonder, then, that the band-which sold out its first show and has a full length debut album out this May on Lolipop Records will be heading to Europe in August to perform at the mod & 60’s underground weekender Euroyeye.

The Creation Factory was formed in 2014 when Stots and Iggy Gonzalez (drums) pieced together a style infused gang of psychedelic bandits, including band members Neil Soiland and Gabriel Pacheco on guitar and Glenn Brigman on keyboards.

While the musical appeal of The Creation Factory's hard to ignore, Stots insists the band's also out to show fans what they've been missing.  “I’m trying to revive music and expose it to a younger generation," he says. "I'm going backwards to go forward."

So, while the past is firmly on The Creation Factory’s side, it’s the future that truly belongs to the band.

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thecreationfactoryband@gmail.com

AMP Concerts presents...John Paul White

10/10/2018 7:30pm

FREE · 6:30pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Tickets are $21 in advance, $25 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

Beulah. 

It's a small, complicated word with a tangle of meanings.

It's the title of John Paul White's latest album, his first in nearly a decade, a remarkably and assuredly diverse collection spanning plaintive folk balladry, swampy southern rock, lonesome campfire songs, and dark acoustic pop. Gothic and ambitious, with a rustic, lived-in sound, it's a meditation on love curdling into its opposite, on recrimination defining relationships, on hope finally filtering through doubt.

Beulah is also a White family nickname. "It's a term of endearment around our house," White explains, "like you would call someone 'Honey.' My dad used to call my little sister Beulah, and I call my daughter Beulah. It's something I've always been around."

According to White, the songs came to him unbidden—and not entirely welcome. "When these songs started popping into my head, I had been home for a while and I was perfectly happy. I wasn't looking for songs. I didn't know whether any would pop back in my head again, and I was honestly okay with that. I'm a very happy father and husband, and I love where I live. I love working with artists for a label that I think is doing good work." 

Far from the grind and glamour of Nashville—where he worked for years as a working songwriter before stepping into the spotlight himself—White settled in his hometown of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, a wellspring of gritty Southern rock and soul since the 1960s. Together with Alabama Shakes keyboard player Ben Tanner and Shoals native Will Trapp, he founded and runs Single Lock Records, a local indie label that has released records by some of the Yellowhammer State's finest, including Dylan LeBlanc, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, and legendary songwriter and keyboard player Donnie Fritts. The label is based in a small ranch house a stone's throw from White's own home, which would come in handy when those songs 

The Rocky Horror Show

Taos Pride

Costume Contest with great prizes from local vendors. Pre-Movie Party

11/2/2018 7:00pm

$5 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Taos Jazz Bebop Society presents...Grace Kelly Quartet

Last night of the 2018 Frank Morgan Taos Jazz Festival!

11/17/2018 7:30pm

$25 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Taos Jazz Bebop Society Presents
Grace Kelly Quartet

“Her electric charisma instantly ignites the room” –Jon Batiste, StayHuman, house band of Stephen Colbert's Late Show.

Grace Kelly is one of the most visible and talked about young women artists on the scene today, bringing new excitement and attention to jazz. "Discovered" almost simultaneously in her early teens by Frank Morgan, Phil Woods and Lee Konitz, she performed and recorded with all three of them by the age of 17. Tours have taken her to jazz festivals in all corners of the globe, and venues from Carnegie Hall to Birdland and Taos Mesa Brewing (for the past two years.) She spent a season in Jon Batiste's "Stay Human"– house band for the Late Show with Steven Colbert. Her latest honor– the 2016 64th Annual Downbeat Critics Poll named her a "rising star in the alto sax category". We say her star has already risen.

SHOWTIME:  7:30 pm
TICKETS: $25 ADV |  $30 AT DOOR | $20 TAOS JAZZ BEBOP SOCIETY MEMBERS

 

 

Liver Down the River

A six-piece jam style bluegrass group from the beautiful mountains of Durango, Colorado

1/4/2019 8:00pm

$7 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Liver Down The River

"Liver Down The River is a six-piece jam style bluegrass group from the beautiful mountains of Durango, CO. Their story began in the fall of 2012, when mandolin/harmonica player Patrick Storen met lead vocalist/guitar player Matt Granzow. The pair had an impromptu jam session in the Bader Snyder Dorm room of Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. Together they began experimenting with bluegrass music, and incorporated their eclectic styles on traditional Grateful Dead tunes. That day spawned a lifelong friendship between the pair, and before long they were picking every afternoon.

Soon after, Emily Aguirre-Winter got word of these acoustic picking sessions and began accompanying them with her viola and phenomenal vocal range. Storen recalls hearing Aguirre-Winter sing for the first time and describes the experience as not only breathtaking, but chilling. Aguirre-Winter adds the melodic beauty to Liver Down The River’s music, and her classically trained musical background provides refreshing and angelic textures to each creative composition.

Over the next few months the trio played countless nights in Durango, and enlisted the talent of drummer John Carter Colia, and bassist/vocalist Derek Abt. These additions allowed for more ambitious musical excursions, and a breakaway from traditional bluegrass instrumentation. Colia, the man that keeps the train from rolling off the tracks each night, is a driving force of the band. This combination complimented by the funky bass rhythms provided by Abt on electric bass paved the pathway for the band to bend the rules of traditional bluegrass, and pioneer a sound of their own, which they call JamGrass. In 2014, another main contributor to the band’s original catalogue, Tyler Rice was added to the group on banjo, keyboard, and vocals. With the addition of banjo virtuoso and remarkable songwriter Tyler Rice, it was at that exact moment Liver Down The River was born.

Experimenting with extended improvisational jamming and exploring a diverse range of musical genres, Liver Down The River brings new life to classic fiddle tunes and traditional bluegrass standards. Striving to write music that conveys the atmosphere and feeling of the Colorado way of life, Granzow’s lyrics connect with real life emotions and are easily relatable to anyone who listens. Granzow states, “Whether it be our up-tempo bluegrass tunes, extended jams, or funk tunes we are creating music that will last, and connect with the emotions of our audiences.”

The band released their debut album; Solace In The Mountains on April 20th of 2014, consisting of ten original songs along with their own take on the traditional bluegrass song, ‘Whiskey Before Breakfast.’ However, this recording consisted of only three members, and the band has since developed their own recognizable sound within the bluegrass community. To kick off 2015, Liver Down The River recorded a new self-titled EP set to release in late summer of 2015, and continues to play shows across the Front Range amongst many other places. Their uplifting and high-energy performances have led to the development of their dedicated fan base, which they call their Liverfolk.

Storen, the spark to the band’s fire, brings the energy level up each night creating spontaneous bursts of frenzy and chaos, resulting in overall amusement and excitement of the crowd. Fueled by the energy of their whiskey drinking audiences Liver Down The River creates a show full of magic and spontaneous surprises. The band knows how to get the party started, and will keep you dancing on your feet all night long. Be sure to catch Liver Down The River at a city near you!"

VISIT - liverdowntheriver.com

 

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