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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
On Tap at the Ski Valley Tap Room
Feb 21st 2018 7:00pm
The Deer
Feb 23rd 2018 8:00pm
LIKE A BOSS...A MUISC ON THE MOTHERSHIP LAUNCH PARTY with
Feb 24th 2018 8:00pm
One More Saturday Night series with THE LIQUE
Mar 2nd 2018 7:00pm
New Breed Brass Band and FILESTINE AND NOVA with special guest Zydeska
Mar 3rd 2018 8:00pm
One More Saturday Nigth Series featuring...Liver Down the River
Mar 5th 2018 7:00pm
The Battlefield
Mar 9th 2018 8:00pm
Roots & Wires Presents...Mokoomba
Mar 10th 2018 8:00pm
"One More Saturday Night" series featuring Tea Leaf Green
Mar 16th 2018 7:00pm
Meda 4 Metta Theater
Mar 17th 2018 8:00pm
31st Annual High Hazard Hoe-Down featuring Con Brio
Mar 19th 2018 7:00pm
Sego
Mar 22nd 2018 7:00pm
Music on the Mothership Launch Party featuring Hayley Jane and the Primates, discounted tickets for MOM '18 available
Mar 30th 2018 8:00pm
Magpie
Mar 31st 2018 8:00pm
"One More Saturday Night" series featuring Last To Know
Apr 14th 2018 7:00pm
Roots+Wires Presents...Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
Apr 17th 2018 7:00pm
Jon Stickley Trio
Apr 19th 2018 7:00pm
LOMA with Jess Williamson
Apr 21st 2018 7:00pm
Roots & Wires Presents...Vieux Farka Touré
Jun 1st 2018 3:00pm
Music On The Mothership

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The Deer

Transcendental Texas folk and stargaze surf-western from Austin TX

2/21/2018 7:00pm

FREE · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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With the sort of ingenuity you might expect to come out of Austin, TX, The Deer encompasses the innovation of the modern indie-folk revival and the cross-pollination of Austin’s diverse music scene. Described as transcendental Texas folk and stargaze surf-western, The Deer creates psychotropic soundscapes and tranquil, vivid dream-pop.

In 2016’s release, Tempest & Rapture, The Deer marry their brand of moody Americana with rapturous psychedelia, like two wings of one soaring bird. What began as the solo recording project of singer/songwriter Grace Park (The Blue Hit), The Deer formed its core membership in 2012 after the release of An Argument for Observation under the band name Grace Park & The Deer. For their second album, On the Essence of the Indomitable Spirit (2015), their name was shortened to The Deer to represent the cohesive collaboration between all of the artists in the band, and because the group especially identified with deer as a symbol of protective guidance. Their music is like a beacon in the dark wilderness: shining of pure melodies, vivid images, and strong musicianship in a world of vapid ditties. The Deer moves fluidly between genres, eliciting emotion as varied and surprising as Tempest & Rapture implies. The Deer have played Austin’s historic Moody Theater and the Legendary Stubb’s, as well as festivals like Kerrville Folk Festival, Old Settler’s Music Festival, Utopiafest, and Oregon Country Fair. Members have shared the stage with Alejandro Escovedo, Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, Tim O’Brien, and Dana Falconberry. Their co-bill roster includes Elephant Revival, Trout Steak Revival, Hot Buttered Rum, Jeff Austin, and more. They are currently writing music for their upcoming fourth album to be released in the late spring of 2017.

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Lil Smokies - 2015 WINNERS of the Telluride Band Competition with special guests THE NOSEEUMs

A unique blend of excellent songwriting, bluegrass roots and the sheer raw energy of a rock band. The Lil Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving behind melodies you’ll be singing to yourself for days.

2/23/2018 8:00pm

$10 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their new album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band.“We wanted to duplicate the energy of our live shows. It’s a perfect mixture of improvisation and composition. The record shows how fearless we’ve become in the last year,” says Andy Dunnigan, lead songwriter, singer and dobro player. They cut Changing Shades in a lighthearted, week-long session at SnowGhost Music in Whitefish, MT with engineer Brett Allen (The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Béla Fleck) and co-producer Rob Gordon (Elephant Revival). “It was a breeze,” Dunnigan says. “Rob got us to focus on what makes each song special. We refined and recorded them live, together in one room, just like on stage.”

The band will be touring nationally to support Changing Shades, including Campfire Caravan from September 26 through November 18—a tour with The Brothers Comatose and Mipso, where all three bands rotate in lineup with no single ensemble acting as the headliner. Dunnigan reflects, “Last year, we did 175 shows and lived on the road. We eat, sleep and breathe music. We’re road warriors – mobile, sonic proselytizers with banjos.”

The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup – Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at the High Sierra, FreshGrass, Telluride Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Del Fest, Floyd Fest and String Summit festivals, to name a few.

VISIT thelilsmokies.com

 

One More Saturday Night series with THE LIQUE

A 5 Piece Live Hip-Hop Soul Jazz from Las Vegas, Nevada

2/24/2018 8:00pm

$7 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Like A Boss Productions presents... 

MOUNTAIN TO THE MOTHERSHIP
"One More Saturday Night" A Winter Music Series
This Week Featuring...THE LIQUE

1 Band, 1 Night, 2 Shows
Martini Tree Taos Ski Valley 3:30-4:40
The Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership 8:00-11:00

RIDE THE MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION
Pickup locations and times: Returns right after show
Taos Ski Valley @ 7 PM 
Arroyo Seco (Taos Cow Lot) @ 7:20 
Old Blinking Light Parking Lot @ 7:30 

The Lique is a smooth, live hip-hop band born in Las Vegas. They've been featured on AFROPUNK, were on Las Vegas Weekly's cover as "10 Acts To Watch in 2016", and named 2016 "Best Band" by Vegas Seven Magazine. 

They've played: Life Is Beautiful Festival, Brooklyn Bowl (NY & Las Vegas), Wine Amplified Festival, Hard Rock Cafe, & had a residency on the Las Vegas Strip at The Sayers Club.

The Lique has opened for: Hiatus Kaiyote, Lecrae, Flo Rida, Emily King, & JMSN. Their high-energy concerts move crowds mentally, physically, & emotionally. 

New Breed Brass Band and FILESTINE AND NOVA with special guest Zydeska

Roots & Wires Presents and Rule 42

New Orleans Brass meets Global Electronica. Late night soundtrack by Kanizzle & Dubvirus!

3/2/2018 7:00pm

$12 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Roots & Wires Presents and Rule 42 bring you...

New Breed Brass Band and Filastine & Nova

with special guest Zydeska

Filastine & Nova are a multimedia duo working to undermine borders. Their music collides electronic beat production with dense layers of voice, concréte sounds, analogue synths and strings. Spin magazine calls it “bass music for crumbling urban futures”, and Pitchfork says “they sound less like ‘world’ music and more like music from another world”. Another world is exactly what they aim to create, using sound, video, design, and dance to express a radically different vision of the possible....more 

New Breed Brass Band lives and breathes the culture of New Orleans, infusing funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop into a custom-made enhancement of second-line brass band tradition...more

 

 

 

One More Saturday Nigth Series featuring...Liver Down the River

LIKE A BOSS PRODUCTIONS

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

3/3/2018 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

 

The Battlefield

the intersection of church and saloon

3/5/2018 7:00pm

FREE · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Described as "the intersection of church and saloon," The Battlefield is the alchemy of three unique voices coming together to create one powerful sound. Formed in June of 2013 by songwriters: Matt Ducey, Jenny Weaver and James Addison, The Battlefield speaks to the conflicts in our hearts & minds as well as the joys and struggles of modern life.

Since the release of their debut album Tipping Point, they have toured the country extensively with their rousing, harmony-infused live show playing bars, house concerts, music halls & festivals - 18 states & counting… In addition to headlining shows, they've had the opportunity to open for many well known acts including Turnpike Troubadours, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Kuinka, Phoebe Bridgers, Shook Twins, The Rainbow Girls, Dead Winter Carpenters, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, Don Gallardo, The Stray Birds and more….

Their song Into the Sun will be heard in the premiere episode of the new Lucy Hale led Life Sentence on The CW. The songs Highway, All I Wanted, Into the Sun & Transient can now be heard in season 3 of the Emmy nominated series Eastsiders on Netflix.

Check out their new EP - The Journey!

Roots & Wires Presents...Mokoomba

6 piece band live from Zimbabwe!

$15 Advance, $18 at the door

3/9/2018 8:00pm

$15 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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"One More Saturday Night" series featuring Tea Leaf Green

LIKE A BOSS PRODUCTIONS

3/10/2018 8:00pm

$12 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Like A Boss Productions presents... 

MOUNTAIN TO THE MOTHERSHIP
"One More Saturday Night" A Winter Music Series
This Week Feat...Tea Leaf Green

1 Band, 1 Night, 2 Shows
Martini Tree Taos Ski Valley 3:30-4:40
The Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership 8:00-11:00

RIDE THE MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION
Pickup locations and times: Returns right after show
Taos Ski Valley @ 7 PM 
Arroyo Seco (Taos Cow Lot) @ 7:20 
Old Blinking Light Parking Lot @ 7:30 

 

It ain’t easy being a gypsy, especially if one sings for their supper. San Francisco’s Tea Leaf Green are newfangled Lost Boys, a traveling gang dedicated to seeking wisdom and experience in places both glorious and seedy. In many ways, this quintet is the essence of rock’s adventurous, playfully outlaw spirit, all of which ultimately fuels songs that resonate with classic vibrations, open-ended possibilities and radio-ready charm. TLG are bruised romantics with heavy minds and a lighthearted way with experimentation, as likely to jam out a number as they are to nail a primo verse-verse-chorus pop gem.
 
All the steadily growing promise, evident since they began in the late 1990s, comes to fruition on their seventh studio album, Radio Tragedy, arriving June 7, 2011. With the aid of producer Jeremy Black (Apollo Sunshine), the band has crafted a powerhouse work with the oomph of their stellar live performances melded to a truly impressive array of vocal nuance, rib-sticking song craft and smart studio flourishes. From the Bee Gees-esque bite of “Easy To Be Your Lover” to the bouncing modern rock of “You’re My Star,” Radio Tragedy showcases a contemporary American rock monster fully emerging from the shadows, ready to take on any comers with a sound that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with skilled contemporaries like My Morning Jacket and The Strokes. Together, Trevor Garrod (keys, vocals), Josh Clark (guitar, vocals), Scott Rager (drums), Reed Mathis (bass, vocals) and newest member Cochrane McMillan (drums) have made a record that’s both timely and timeless - a strange, beautiful space that Tea Leaf Green inhabits naturally and gracefully. 

 

Meda 4 Metta Theater

A birthday jam extravaganza benefit party, featuring artists like: Chris Morel & Charlie Woehler, Ryan Nobody, Willy-Nilly, Ken McNamara, William Hall, Michelle McIntosh, Janay', Janelle Cordova, Ashleigh Grycner.

3/16/2018 7:00pm

FREE · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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My name is Meda, and this is the story of how Meda 4 Metta benefit show (taking place on March 16th at the Mothership) came to be.

I am a Graphic Designer & Events Organizer (and much to my surprise lately, a singer-songwriter :) that moved to Taos from New York City almost 2 years ago. One of the very first people I connected with here was Michelle McIntosh -who seeing my starry-eyed 10 year old (at the time :) Petra, encouraged me to talk to her husband Bruce McIntosh as he was giving these free acting classes for kids at Metta Theatre. Watching Petra (and several other kids in their class) flourish under Bruce's direction was a magic act in itself...  They put together several shows (one of which -LoQueVeo -was performed at TCA in 2017, leaving no dry eye in the house -as they brought on the stage words that kids in juvenile detention wrote...). So I guess it all came together as the next logical step, in my mind -to give back to the giver. As my birthday was coming up (and last year I already started a "trend" of sorts -in donating my Bday party for a greater cause - we celebrated "Bob Marley & I" at Ennui Gallery, as part of Black History Month), everything fell nicely into place when Dan Irion so graciously offered to help & host our show at the Mothership.

Metta Theatre's mission is to promote all aspects of local theatre, with an emphasis on working with young people, middle-school through 20’s in age. They offer a free young person’s weekly acting workshop, provide acting/creative writing classes at no charge in local schools, and twice weekly at the Taos County Juvenile Detention Center. They support the work of local playwrights with readings and productions, regularly produce both original and published plays, and make their 36 seat black box theatre available to other acting companies both local and touring, as well as to area schools.

Metta Theatre's - more specific, it's creator's -Bruce McIntosh- dedication & selfless work inspired me to return the love, as much as I could -and this is how Meda 4 Metta was born.

Doing something for a greater cause is infectious, has a ripple effect. Love Is the most powerful force we know -it can grown  into so much more it can reach all around the world. It is endlessly adaptable, surprising and healing. It has the power to inspire us, to push our society forward. We just have to remember, and start the day saying: "may all hearts be open to the highest potential as I am now".

A good proof this magic already happens is the fact so many gifted musicians agreed to donate their time & talent to make Meda 4 Metta show possible...

Chris Morel is a guitarist and a renowned Taos visual artist/painter. Morel’s musical palette encompasses blends of blues, rock and country woven into his own unique delivery of notes, guitar licks and tunes that reflect his favorite styles and influences throughout his life.  You can find Chris performing with the AMB Band (Bob Andrews, Chris Morel and Brent Berry), a funky, bluesy, rock, R&B trio. Morel also has other musical projects emphasizing Country and Country Rock genres, collaborating with great local players such as Charlie Woehler in the “518’s band” and his son Chris Morel Jr.

Ryan Nobody - is a one man band. He uses Live Looping to create intricate songs that sound out of this world. Ryan’s sound mixes live guitar with electronic future bass. Using the latest technology in music production, he brings you a unique blend of organic and electric sounds. Ryan has been playing music for over 2 decades and has graduated from Berklee College of music.

Willy-Nilly is an open-band concept. A fluid, there-is-no-box place where musicians can come & perform together for as long as they feel called for & be featured with the band while it represents a mutually desired direction. This makes for a bunch of (very :) different people gathered around the (internal.. or not:) fire pit to make some funky blend of electronic and ethnic sounds, making for a very eclectic style music in a laid-back kind of Workshop Performance where everything and anything can (and should) happen. You're invited to witness a raw slice-of-life play-together right here, right now type of happening and participate if you feel the calling to do so! Or close your eyes and find the channel of cosmic rhythm that we tap into. Feel the love we share for this planet and all of its inhabitants. (full disclosure: this is the band I am the proud "mom" of... Meda 4 Metta show will get a Willy-Nilly with  Meda, Ken, Ryan, Janay', Richard Kline, Terry McCaulley)

Ken McNamara  is a long-time favorite of Taos theatergoers. He has carved out his place in the Entertainment stratosphere by singularly laboring to bring exceptionalism to all. Sometimes he performs original material but most of the time he just eats and sleeps.

Michelle McIntosh was born and raised in southern CA she pursued acting and singing there before moving to Taos in 1994 she is the proud owner of Michelles a women’s clothing store in Taos she is married to “Mr Metta” (ha ha ) their daughter Lindsay McIntosh is a police officer in Santa Fe.

William Hall has been singing since childhood. His first public gig was playing guitar to Dad’s Uke,  in Aloha shirts singing Tiny Bubbles, a popular drinking song in the 60’s....in Church. Through his 20’s he wrote and played, mainly in front of the mirror, dreaming the Dream. But life, is life. Recently Will has been acting and having a blast, but this year, it’s about confronting Fear, and this is a great opportunity to support a wonderful cause, and to get out there and sing! Thank you Michelle.

Janelle Christina Cordova was born March 3rd 1990 in Southern California. She spends much of her time in Taos NM where she works on music and care-taking at her family ranch.

Ashleigh Grycner is a native Taosena who enjoys embodiment, cold water and writing songs that sound like Medieval Madrigals.

Janay’ is premiering as a solo artist at Meda 4 Metta event after a 5 year hiatus! With an associates in Music and 2 bachelors degrees in Music education she steps onto the stage with a freshly wet toe and a desire to do the musical equivalent of the polar bear plunge. Keep an eye out for her in upcoming months around Taos.

Expect the unexpected... also: to be entertained by Metta Young Artists performing, play raffle (and win gifts from El Sandoval, Michelle, Cid's, Guerilla Graphix, Farmhouse Cafe, William 2 Hair Salon, El Gamal), dance with DJ Chrystalline, jam (if you feel so inclined), admire & purchase Petra's paintings, all while keeping in mind the proceeds will benefit Metta Theatre in their amazing work for the community.

31st Annual High Hazard Hoe-Down featuring Con Brio

Roots & Wires Presents with Taos Ski Patrol

Straight from San Francisco! Music to Freak to!

3/17/2018 8:00pm

$15 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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The night before Con Brio headed into the studio to record their first full-length album, 23-year-old Ziek McCarter had a dream. In it, the singer received a visit from his father, an Army veteran who died at the hands of East Texas police in 2011. His father delivered an invitation: Come with me to paradise.

McCarter woke up with a song in his bones. “It was one of the most spiritual moments of my life,” he recalls. It was up to him, he knew, to rise above injustice, and to perform in a way that lifted up those around him as well. To make Con Brio’s music a place of serenity, compassion — even euphoria — right here on earth.

Paradise, which saw the San Francisco band teaming with legendary producer Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Beck, Seu Jorge), is the result: a declaration of independence you can dance to; an assertion of what can happen when the human spirit is truly free.

Formed in 2013, Con Brio is the offspring of seven musicians with diverse backgrounds but a shared love for the vibrant Bay Area funk and psychedelic-soul sound pioneered by groups like Sly & the Family Stone.

By 2015, when the band self-produced their debut EP, Kiss the Sun, Con Brio had already become a West Coast institution on the strength of their magnetic live show, with McCarter’s swiveling hips, splits and backflips earning him frequent comparisons to a young Michael Jackson or James Brown.

Sego

Lazy, grungy guitars with digital overlays and refreshingly honest lyrics

3/19/2018 7:00pm

FREE · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Sego's Spencer Petersen and Thomas Carroll were both birthed in the burgeoning Provo, Utah music scene. However, finding inspiration in the dissonance that the towering structures and bustling city offers over the mountains and relative quiet of Provo, both relocated to an old pasta factory in downtown LA. Through various projects together, both founding members uncovered their distinct sound: lazy, grungy guitars with digital overlays and refreshingly honest lyrics. The band’s debut album surprises with angular guitars, complex arrangements and musings from an 80’s kid contemplating the void left from the misguided hope of our youth.

Music on the Mothership Launch Party featuring Hayley Jane and the Primates, discounted tickets for MOM '18 available

LIKE A BOSS PRODUCTIONS and Taos Stray Hearts

Americana, soul and rock & roll with rich lyrical imagery that electrifies the heart. From The Mountain to The Mothership - Take the free shuttle down and up again!

Part of the Stray Hearts Benefit Radiothon

3/22/2018 7:00pm

$12 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Hayley Jane and the Primates

Hayley Jane & The Primates combine Americana, soul and rock & roll with rich lyrical imagery that electrifies the heart. At the helm is rising star, Hayley Jane. She leads the band through an infectious live experience filled with powerful vocal range, vibrant dance choreography and dramatic performance that captivates her devoted fanbase. Hailing from Boston MA, the band was the winner of the 2014 New England Music Awards’ Roots/Americana Act Of The Year and has been performing at premiere venues and festivals across the country. Hayley Jane has also established herself as a strong female presence in the national music scene and was recently featured in the RELIX “Women Who Rock” Issue. The band’s first full-length album, Gasoline, was engineered by Brian Wallace of Sublime and released in 2014. The album was recorded during a West Coast Tour that kicked off at the iconic Whisky a Go Go and ended with a Monday Night Football performance at Qualcomm Stadium. Hayley Jane and the Primates are releasing their sophomore album “We’re Here Now” in the Fall of 2017. Produced by Craig Brodhead of Turkuaz, the album carries an energy and poetry that represents the best of American music.

Magpie

Soulful gypsy folk rock drawn from the goodness of life

3/30/2018 8:00pm

FREE · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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MAGPIE

The Magpie bird is considered a link to the other worldly, primal realm of spirits, senses, and symbolism. This Magpie, the band, does something very similar. Their lyrical encoding speaks of grander ways hidden in simplicity which sedates us into a connectedness and assurance to the ear.

Magpie has been captivating audiences all over the Unites States since 2010. The band is currently a duo at its core consisting of songwriter Zach Dunn and multi-instrumentalist Matt Scibilia. They bring a rare depth and beauty with their high energy blend of folk rock.  For just 2 creatures, they create an astonishingly full sound as Matt, part octopus, plays melodic bass lines on the keys with one hand, drums with the other appendages and sings harmonies all at the same time Zach peppers ripping lead harmonica lines over electric guitar and delivers lyrics with a certain grit and soul sure to bring on the warm fuzzy feelings.

 

 

"One More Saturday Night" series featuring Last To Know

LIKE A BOSS PRODUCTIONS

3/31/2018 8:00pm

$5 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Like A Boss Productions presents... 

MOUNTAIN TO THE MOTHERSHIP
"One More Saturday Night" A Winter Music Series
This Week Feat...Last To Know

1 Band, 1 Night, 2 Shows
Martini Tree Taos Ski Valley 3:30-4:40
The Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership 8:00-11:00

RIDE THE MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION
Pickup locations and times: Returns right after show
Taos Ski Valley @ 7 PM 
Arroyo Seco (Taos Cow Lot) @ 7:20 
Old Blinking Light Parking Lot @ 7:30 

 

 

Roots+Wires Presents...Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience

Live from Mallet, Louisiana! Frontera Bugalu Opens

4/14/2018 7:00pm

$12 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Jon Stickley Trio

A genre-defying, explosive instrumental trio, who’s deep grooves, innovative flatpicking, and sultry-spacy violin moves the listener’s head, heart, and feet.

4/17/2018 7:00pm

$5 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Jon Stickley Trio is a genre-defying, explosive instrumental trio, who’s deep grooves, innovative flatpicking, and sultry-spacy violin moves the listener’s head, heart, and feet. “Stickley's Martin churns out a mixture of bluegrass, Chuck Berry, metal, prog, grunge, and assorted other genres - all thoroughly integrated into a personal style,” writes Guitar Player Magazine....more

LOMA with Jess Williamson

4/19/2018 7:00pm

$10 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Loma's self-titled debut reveals a band obsessed with songs as sound. There are endless details to discover here, stoked by the album's urgent and searching lyrical themes (exquisitely delivered by the translucent voice of Emily Cross); and on headphones, the album feels both intimate and expansive, like casting your eyes over a detailed painting on a vast canvas.

It's also the product of a joint pilgrimage around the globe by fellow touring musicians. Jonathan Meiburg is best known as the singer of Shearwater; Cross and the multi-instrumentalist and engineer Dan Duszynski form Cross Record, originally from Chicago. They met through Ben Goldberg (of Badabing! records, who helped launch the careers of Tune-Yards, Beirut, and Sharon Van Etten), who sent Meiburg Cross Record's 2015 album Wabi-Sabi, which led to the two bands traveling together across America and Europe throughout Shearwater's 2016 tour for Jet Plane and Oxbow, often crammed into the same van. The tour was Cross Record's first, but Meiburg was shocked by their maturity and confidence. "I couldn't believe all that sound was coming out of two people," he says. "They had their own world, their own rules, and they slayed every night. They were mesmerizing."

While in the van or at soundchecks, they shared their musical knowledge and love of nature and animals. "I think Jonathan is one of the most special people we've ever met," says Cross. "It's hard not to like him. He has such a curious mind." And after an especially memorable show in Belgium, Meiburg approached Cross and Duszynski about working together. "I fell in love with their music," he admits, "and I wanted to know how they did it."

They convened for two weeks in the house outside Austin where Cross Record recorded Wabi-Sabi to see what would happen, recording "Joy", the gorgeously ambivalent "I Don't Want Children", and the beginnings of five more songs. An album seemed surprisingly imminent. "There was something special about the combination of the three of us," Meiburg says, "and very different from either of our bands. But I think we were afraid to say so out loud, for fear of jinxing it."

For the next few months, they convened for two weeks at a time, shaping new songs and casting away others. It was a strangely charged time, not least because when the album began, Cross and Duszynski were a married couple, but their relationship came to an end during the sessions-an atmosphere Meiburg found challenging but strangely inspiring. "There was no drama where I was concerned," he recalls, "and I didn't really know what was happening; but there was an unspoken feeling of urgency, and a sense that a big change was coming for all of us, and I think we all tried to channel that into the work." The house was out in the country, off a dirt road, surrounded by the sounds of birds and wind; and it seemed like a world of its own-full of joy, fear, and heartbreak....more

 

Roots & Wires Presents...Vieux Farka Touré

African Music Royalty!

4/21/2018 7:00pm

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Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, who died in 2006. Ali Farka Touré came from a historical tribe of soldiers, and defied his parents in becoming a musician. When Vieux was in his teens, he declared that he also wanted to be a musician. His father dissaproved due to the pressures he had experienced being a musician. Rather, he wanted Vieux to become a soldier. But with help from family friend the kora maestro Toumani Diabaté, Vieux eventually convinced his father to give him his blessing to become a musician shortly before Ali passed.

Vieux was initially a drummer / calabash player at Mali’s Institut National des Arts, but secretly began playing guitar in 2001. Ali Farka Touré was weakened with cancer when Vieux announced that he was going to record an album. Ali recorded a couple of tracks with him, and these recordings, which can be heard on Vieux’s debut CD, were amongst his final ones. It has been said that the senior Touré played rough mixes of these songs when people visited him in his final days, at peace with, and proud of, his son’s talent as a musician.

In 2005, Eric Herman (still Vieux’s manager today) of Modiba Productions expressed an interest in producing an album for Vieux; this led to Vieux’s self-titled debut album, released by World Village in 2007. Ali Farka Touré’s work to tackle the problem of malaria is continued as 10% of proceeds are donated to Modiba’s “Fight Malaria” campaign in Niafunké through which over 3000 mosquito nets have been delivered to children and pregnant women in the Timbuktu region of Mali. On this first album, Vieux pays homage to his father and follows Ali’s musical tradition, giving new versions of the West African music that is echoed in the American blues. The album features Toumani Diabaté, as well as his late father. One of the tracks, ‘Courage’, is on the soundtrack of the film The First Grader (2010).

On his second record, Fondo on Six Degrees (2009), Vieux branched out and presented his own sound: while remaining true to the roots of his father’s music he uses elements of rock, Latin music, and other African influences. The album received a great deal of critical acclaim from across the globe, and Vieux was clearly moving out of his father’s shadow.

By June 2010, Vieux was performing at the opening concert for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. That month Vieux also released his first live album, LIVE. His live performances are highly energized and Vieux is known for dazzling crowds with his speed and dexterity on the guitar, as well as his palpable charisma and luminous smile, both of which captivate audiences from all audiences in spite of any language barriers (though Vieux does speak 8 languages).

In 2011 Vieux released his 3rd studio album, The Secret, so named because the listener will hear the secret of the blues with a blend of generations from father to son. It was produced by guitarist Eric Krasno (of the Soulive trio) and features South African-born vocalist Dave Matthews, Derek Trucks on electric slide guitar and jazz guitarist John Scofield. The title track is the last collaboration between Vieux and his late father. With the heralded release of The Secret, Vieux Farka Touré has clearly established himself as one of the world’s rare musical talents and guitar virtuosos with a distinct style that always pays homage to the past while looking towards the future.

Vieux released The Tel Aviv Session (Cumbancha) in April 2012, a collaborative project with Israeli superstar Idan Raichel dubbed ‘The Touré-Raichel Collective’ that has been hailed by fans and critics alike as a masterpiece and one of the best collaborative albums in the history of international music, drawing comparisons to Ali Farka Touré and Ry Cooder’s legendary Talking Timbuktu album. 

In 2013, Vieux Farka Touré’s beautiful and critically acclaimed latest album Mon Pays was released as an homage to his homeland.  Being that his native Mali had recently been splintered by territorial fighting between Tuareg and Islamic rebels since January 2012, Mon Pays was devoted to reminding the world about the beauty and culture of his native Mali. Translated as ‘My Country,’ this predominantly acoustic undertaking transformed into an artifact of cultural preservation. Two songs on the project -Future’ and ‘Peace’ feature Sidiki Diabate’s kora leading an emotional charge complemented by Touré’s spectacular guitar work. Both tracks represent an important generational “passing of the torch” as Sidiki’s father, Toumani is considered one of the greatest living kora masters and was a close friend of Vieux’s father Ali. Mon Pays has been widely hailed as the most mature and lovely record yet from one of this generation’s most exciting artists to come out of Mali and one of world music’s true rising stars.

Vieux reunited with Idan Raichel in Paris to record, release and subsequently tour their 2nd collaborative album as The Touré-Raichel Collective in 2014. The result was yet another musical and critical triumph, titled 'The Paris Session' (Cumbancha) revered by many as not just a musical gem for the ages but a powerful testimonial to the power of art and fraternity to transcend vast cultural and political divides.  In 2015, Vieux released another unexpected, genre-bending collaborative album, this time with New York-based singer Julia Easterlin, aptly titled 'Touristes'.   The album shot to the top of the iTunes World chart and earned critical acclaim, including that of John Schaefer (NPR) who called it "brilliant."  On April 7, 2017, Vieux released his latest album 'Samba', recorded live in front of a small audience at Applehead Studio in Woodstock, NY.  The album is already being hailed by critics as Vieux's finest, most well-rounded and mature album to date.  With each new project, Vieux expands his horizons, embraces new challenges and further entrenches his reputation as one of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians.

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6/1/2018 3:00pm

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