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HAPA ~ Thursday, March 12, 2015


Hapa ~ “Pahinui Aloha”

 

HapaThe Miners Foundry is pleased to welcome back HAPA, on Thursday, March 12, 2015.  Often encapsulated as the “Sound of Maui” or the “Soundtrack of Hawaii”, the music and sound of HAPA evokes a place many people refer to as heavenly.  Expect to hear hypnotic, liquid guitar runs woven around clear, tenor Hawaiian vocals and immaculate harmonies driven by poetic lyrics exulting the rapture of the Hawaiian landscape, History,and Mythology.  This will be a dancing concert with limited seating.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music begins at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door, and are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

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“… the most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows.” ~ Maui Times

 

HAPA 1.jpgThe blend of HAPA’s original vocal sound was originated on a wooden picnic bench in the beautiful little beach town of Lahaina on the island of Maui in the early 1980’s.

The overriding quality of their music is one of passion, beauty, and serenity, as found in the majestic tones of the oli (chant), mele (song), and the exhilarating innovative sounds of virtuoso guitar performances.

HAPA’s recordings have infused fearless and brilliant production while weaving unique, inventive elements of sound and textures into their intricate South Pacific tapestry.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Iris DeMent & Special Guest Pieta Brown ~ Thursday, October 23, 2014


Iris DeMent ~ “Go On Ahead and Go Home”

Iris PosterThe Miners Foundry Cultural Center is thrilled to welcome back one of the most celebrated country-folk performers of her day, singer/songwriter Iris DeMent with special guest, Pieta Brown.   At the age of three, her devoutly religious family moved to California, where she grew up singing gospel music; during her teenaged years, however, she was first exposed to country, folk, and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. DeMent first began composing songs at the age of 25.

Honing her skills at open-mic nights she won almost universal acclaim thanks to her pure, evocative vocal style and spare, heartfelt song craft.

Doors open at 6:30 and the music begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

 

Tickets are $28.00 Advance General Admission, $32.00 Door General Admission, and $40.00 Limited Reserve.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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Iris DeMent 5.jpg“She’s the best singer I’ve ever heard.”  ~ Merle Haggard

Iris DeMent was born in Arkansas and raised in Southern California, immersed in gospel music and traditional country.  Her latest release, Sing the Delta, presents twelve self-penned compositions from an artist whose first three albums established her as one of the most beloved and respected writers and singers in American music.

With her first album, Infamous Angel, Iris DeMent was immediately proven to be a promising and talented artist.  Her 1994 follow up, My Life, earned a Grammy  nomination in the Contemporary Folk category.  Her 1996 release, The Way I Should, addressed political as well as personal themes and earned a Grammy nomination as well.

 

 

Pieta BrownPieta Brown‘s early upbringing was in a rural outpost in Iowa with no furnace, running water, or TV. From an early age she was exposed to traditional and rural folk music through her father, Greg Brown, the beloved Midwestern folk singer.

Emerging from a disjointed and distinctly “bohemian” upbringing, Pieta began performing live and making independent recordings soon after teaching herself to play guitar.

Continually revealing new layers as both a songwriter and performer, Pieta is being recognized as one of modern Americana’s true gems.

 

 

 

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The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

MarchFourth Marching Band ~ Friday, August 8, 2014


What is MarchFourth?

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The Miners Foundry is pleased to present MarchFourth Marching Band on Friday, August 8, 2014.  With a rallying cry of “Joy Now!”, MarchFourth throws itself and the audience into a swirling volcano of high-energy music and spectacle.  MarchFourth brings an energy and style that takes the live concert experience to a new level of fun, turning unsuspecting concert-goers into fans for life and transforming ordinary events into joyous occasions.

 

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $22.00 for Advance General Admission, $26.00 General Admission at the Door, and $32.00 for Limited Reserve.  Limited Reserve includes cabaret table seating.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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“Part New Orleans brass ensemble, part groove-heavy rock group, and part vaudevillian circus, this group unleashes such a technicolor experience that using the word ‘concert’ to describe their performance falls flat.”
~ 5820 Magazine

MarchFourth 2Aside from their one-of-a-kind upcycled vintage marching band uniforms, their 5-piece percussion corps, and the 7-part brass section, MarchFourth is far from a marching band in the traditional sense.  Their original music is anchored by funky electric bass and has been evolving into a rocking guitar and vocal driven journey, from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe, to the African jungle by way of Brazil, echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz.  MarchFourth’s influences are all over the map, but fans of Sgt Pepper, Duke Ellington, Gogol Bordello, Ozomatli, and Cirque Due Soleil would feel at home in the audience.

 

MarchFourth 3MarchFourth inspires dancing… when the audience can tear its eyes from the kaleidoscope of visual energy  (and maybe even a crowd-surfing stilter) pouring from the stage.  MarchFourth provides the opportunity to come together in joyous union with a band whose mission is to seize the moment, bring communities together, and leave everyone feeling as if the world is a better place.  Joy Now!

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The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

The Wailers ~ Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Wailers ~ “Is This Love at Glastonbury 2014”

Wailer_LegendThe Miners Foundry is pleased to present The Wailers in concert, Wednesday, July 16, 2014.  Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold over 250 million albums and have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe.  On the 30th anniversary of its release in 1984, The Wailers will be performing the iconic album Legend in it’s entirety.  Named by Time Magazine as the “Best Album of the 20th Century” and #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Legend is also the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the music starts at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25.00 in Advance and $30.00 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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The Wailers PhotoInspired by Rastafari and their ambitions of reaching an international audience, the Wailers pioneered roots rock reggae, and signed to Island Records in 1971.   Under the direction of bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett, the Wailers partnered with Bob Marley on the succession of hit singles and albums that made him a global icon and Jamaica’s best-loved musical superstar.  As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition, the Wailers have completed innumerable tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe.

The Wailers

 

 

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The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

 

Dark Star Orchestra ~ Wednesday, October 9, 2013 ~ 6:30 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m. Show ~ $25.00 – $35.00


Dark Star Orchestra ~ “One More Saturday Night”

The Miners Foundry Presents Dark Star Orchestra!

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2,000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience.  DSO will return to the Miners Foundry on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.  A no host full bar will be available.  Tickets are $25.00 Advance General Admission, $30.00 General Admission at the Door, and $35.00 for VIP.  VIP tickets include cabaret table seating.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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“… I can close my eyes and go back 30 years and have it be every bit as rewarding and satisfying.  Dark Star is an amazingly legitimate representation of the Dead.”  ~ Dan  Healy, Grateful Dead Sound Engineer, 1966-1994

Dark Star Orchestra performances are built off the Grateful Dead’s extensive catalog.  On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use the catalog to program a unique set list for the show.  DSO offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within the Grateful Dead musical canon.  Honoring both the band and their fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.  DSO highlights much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience.  It’s a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over with contagious energy, presenting a complete experience and consistent show quality.

“Fanatical attention to detail.”  ~ Rolling Stone

” Dark Star Orchestra re-creates Grateful Dead shows with a flashback-inducing meticulousness.”  ~ The New Yorker

Dark Star Orchestra

Tribe of the Red Horse ~ Saturday, July 20, 2013 ~ 7:30 p.m. Doors / 8:00 p.m. Show ~ $16.00 Advance / $20.00 At the Door


Tribe of the Red Horse

Sacramento-based Tribe of the Red Horse celebrates the music of Neil Young and Crazy Horse by staying true to the music.  Their goal is to deliver guitar tone, raw energy, and a wall of sound full of electricity and passion.  The evening will feature a no host bar.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $16.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door, and are available online, by phone (530) 265-5040,  in person at the Miners Foundry, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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The Tribe of the Red Horse is Northern California’s Premier Neil Young Tribute Band.  The band is comprised of guitarist / vocalist Wayne “Tex” Whitzell, guitarist Frank Kenney, bass player Charles Williams, and drummer Ernie Belles.  Tex Whitzell has spent the last decade playing Texas blues and N’awlins funk with bands such as San Francisco’s Bodacious and Sacramento’s Cold Sweat.  An in demand acoustic player, Frank Kenney has a reputation for solid skills and a driving rhythm style.  Charles Williams is a full-fledged funk-punk cowboy who has the chops and the wardrobe to play almost any kind of music.  Ernie Belles keeps the rhythm seated and the groove groovin’, but his high vocal harmonies are what bring sweet texture to the Tribe of the Red Horse sound.

Tribe of the Red Horse

 

Grant-Lee Phillips ~ Friday, March 29, 2013 ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors / 8:00 p.m. Show ~ $18.00 Advance / $22.00 Door

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present an Evening with Grant-Lee Phillips, an versatile multi-instrumentalist and emotionally-rich songwriter of intense lyrical narratives.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  Tickets are $18.00 in Advance and $22.00 at the door.  Tickets are available online, in person, or by phone at the  Nevada City Box Office (530) 265-5462, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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Walking in the Green Corn is the newest album by Grant-Lee Phillips.  The ten songs are drawn from Phillips’ intensive investigations into his native lineage.  Phillips, who is Muskogee (Creek), elliptically explores the intersection of past and present, personal and political.  While the songs delve deeply into the subconscious mystery of his own back story, they simultaneously reveal the resonance and insight of ancient myth in parallel to contemporary man’s emotions, actions, and errors.

Grant-Lee Phillips

 

Floater ~ Sunday, March 17, 2013 ~ 5:00 p.m. Doors / 6:00 p.m. Music ~ $20.00


Floater ~ “In Transition”

Floater returns to rock Nevada City on St. Patrick’s Day with special guests Lonely Kings, Dr. Luna, and Downshift!  With intense and unforgettable live performances, Floater continues to sell out some of the largest concert halls across the west. Both electric and acoustic performances have swollen their concert attendance over the past several years.  Their sound includes elements of rock, psychedelia, reggae, pop and even jazz and is wholly original.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the show begins at 6:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and are available online, in person, or by phone at the Nevada City Box Office, (530) 265-5462 or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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FLOATER, hailing from Portland, Oregon, has received two preliminary Grammy nominations, toured the USA and Canada, and recently released their most critically acclaimed record to date, “Wake.”  They have been described in the press as “The nearest American thing to perfection” and “One of the greatest power trios in modern music.” Their fan base has grown over the years to a fever pitch and Floater fans are legendary for their dedication.

Floater

Take hooks that are catchier than a cold at a daycare.  Add in a dark, moody, chaotic, yet melodic vibe.  Then mix that with an overwhelming powerful sonic assault of the senses, and you have, THE LONELY KINGS.  Nevada County natives now hailing from Sacramento, CA, The Lonely Kings have been spreading their Rock N’ Roll vision since 1995.  The Lonely Kings have played / toured with established acts such as AFI, Papa Roach, Sugar Cult, A Static Lullaby, the Misfits, the Bled, and At the Drive over the past 15 years.

The Lonely Kings

 

 

Started by frontwoman/singer/songwriter Rachelle DeBelle in 2010, local favorites DR. LUNA released their first album “Happy Full Moon” the eve of the Super Moon May 4th, 2012. They toured the west coast and spent a three month residency playing in Austin, Texas where the tour ended. Now back in Nevada City, CA, Dr. Luna is said to be preparing for a full Spring of Northern California performances, and finishing up their new album “The Riot of Comprehension”, to be released by March 2013.

Dr. Luna

 

DOWNSHIFT,  a hard rock power trio, was birthed in 2007 in the Grass Valley / Nevada City area in Northern CA.  Lawson Smith, Nick Doty, and Ryan Riley all have odd musical tastes ranging from outlaw country all the way to death metal and anything and everything in between.  With such a wide array of influences, Downshift’s music tends to appease all types of musical pallets.  They love to perform and have shared the stage with great bands like Lonely Kings and Devils Train.  With great grooves, smooth lyrics, and tasty licks, Downshift’s got a sound everyone can get into.

Downshift

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization.

 

Burns Night ~ Saturday, January 26, 2013 ~ 4:00 p.m. Doors / 5:30 p.m Dinner ~ $55.00


Golden Bough Celtic Trio

The Gold Country Celtic Society will be hosting the 22nd Annual Robert Burns Celebration Dinner and Concert on Saturday, January 26, 2013.  Doors open at 4:00 p.m., with dinner seating at 5:30 p.m.  The wearing of formal or semi-formal Scottish attire is appreciated.  Tickets are $55.00 and are available at the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce or by calling (530)272-1316.

An elegant dinner will be served featuring a choice of meat, fish, or vegetarian entrees.  Included will be servings of haggis and wee drams of Scotch to accompany the traditional hosts.  The Brigadoon Pub will be serving single-malt scotch, local wine, and other libations throughout the evening.  The dinner program will include the playing of the pipes, the Address to the Haggis, the Toast to the Lassies and Lads, and the Immortal Memory Address to Burns.  Following dinner will be a music concert by the Golden Bough Celtic Trio.

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, proud to support other area non profits such as the Gold Country Celtic Society.

For more information about the Gold Country Celtic Society, please Visit Website.

Markus James & The Wassonrai ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors / 8:00 p.m. Music ~ $18.00 Members / $20.00 Non Members

Markus James & The Wassonrai ~ from “Hellhound On My Trail”

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Markus James & The Wassonrai on Friday, December 28, 2012.  For many years, Markus James has been traveling in Mali and recording unique, Blues-influenced music with traditional Wassoulou and Sonrai musicians.  This has led to excellent critical acclaim for the recordings, film , and live performances which have evolved from these true cross-cultural collaborations.  Touring with The Wassonrai, Markus James takes the Blues back to its African roots – don’t miss this amazing show!  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with music beginning at 8:00 p.m.  Food will be available for purchase, along with a no-host bar.  Tickets are $18.00 for Miners Foundry Members and $20.00 for Non Members.  Tickets are available online, in person, or by phone at the Nevada City Box Office, or at Briar Patch.

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Call the Nevada City Box Office at (530) 265-5462 or check your email to receive your Member Code.

“Profound world blues passage… extremely distinctive pieces, driven by a seductive rhythmic circularity that’s a keystone of Malian traditional tunes and Delta blues.”  BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

For many years, Markus James has been traveling in Mali and recording unique, Blues-influenced music with traditional Wassoulou and Sonrai musicians. This has led to excellent critical acclaim for the recordings, film, and live performances which have evolved from these true cross-cultural collaborations.  In the US, Markus performs with Malian artists playing Kameme n’goni, the 8-stringed hunter’s harp of the Wassoulou people, kurubu and njarka violin of the Sonrai people, as well as calabash and Bolon, the 3-stringed gourd bass.

 

The music features vocals which alternate between Bambara, Sonrai, and English.
His collaborations in Timbuktu with Hamma Sankare (Calabash player on Ali Farka Toure’s tours and albums), Hassi Sare (master of the one-stringed Njarka violin), and Solo Sidibe (who plays the Kamele N’Goni, the hunter’s harp of the Wassoulou people) are the subject of the documentary film “Timbuktoubab”. This group has performed at the Festival In The Desert in 2003 and 2004, as well as in Timbuktu and other towns and villages in Northern Mali.  In the US, Markus tours with The Wassonrai, featuring Wassoulou musician Mamadou Sidibe, and Amadou Camara.  They have performed on numerous radio shows, including PRI / BBC’s “The World”.

Markus James

October Volunteer Opportunities at the Foundry

Volunteer at the Foundry and receive a complimentary ticket to the Foundry sponsored event of your choice!
(Must volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours to receive complimentary ticket)

Please contact Kat Kress at kat@minersfoundry.org (530) 265-5040 to Volunteer.

Volunteers are needed for the following events:

Dark Star Orchestra, Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for over 13 years and more than 1800 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience.   Volunteer half the show, then dance the rest!  If DSO isn’t your type of show, this is a great opportunity to volunteer for 6 hours and earn a complimentary ticket for another Foundry sponsored show.  Many Volunteer positions still available.

Fright Night, Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Miners Foundry’s Annual Fundraising Event, FRIGHT NIGHT, returns this year with headliner Led Zeppelin Tribute Band,  Zepparella, as well as Achilles Wheel, Persist to Rise and Mt. Whateverest.  Many Volunteer positions are available, including the Decorating Committee and the Nevada City Box Office.

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!

 

 

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR -Iris DeMent ~ Saturday, December 1, 2012 ~ 6:30 p.m. Doors / 8:15. p.m. Music ~ $25.00 in Advance / $30.00 at the Door / $45.00 Limited Seating

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The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is thrilled to welcome back one of the most celebrated country-folk performers of her day, singer/songwriter Iris DeMent. At the age of three, her devoutly religious family moved to California, where she grew up singing gospel music; during her teenaged years, however, she was first exposed to country, folk, and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. DeMent first began composing songs at the age of 25. Honing her skills at open-mic nights, and won almost universal acclaim thanks to her pure, evocative vocal style and spare, heartfelt song craft.  Doors open at 6:30 and the music begins at 8:15 p.m.  Tickets are $30.00 for General Admission at the Door.  Tickets are available when doors open on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information please call the Nevada City Box Office at 530-265-5462.

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On Friday, June 21, 2019, at 8:00 pm, The Miners Foundry, in co-production with Rick Ewald and Over The Ledge Productions, will present psychedelic instrumental trio The MERMEN featuring Nevada City local bassist Jennifer Burnes.

On this evening she returns to her hometown, where she put down her musical roots and began her career as a bass player.

This event will celebrate the release of The MERMEN’S brand new recording “A Murmurous Sirenic Delerium” along with a screening of a new short film titled “Lost and Found (the film archives of Greg Noll.)”

ABOUT THE SHORT FILM

The short film, “Lost and Found (the film archives of Greg Noll)” is “The quest to preserve legendary big wave surfer Greg Noll’s historic surfing footage, and a personal view of a legendary big-wave life. The film is directed and narrated by Maverick’s big wave surfer Grant Washburn. Greg Noll is one of the iconic pioneers of surfing big waves, surfing some of the biggest waves in the history of surfing. The MERMEN composed original music for the film and will perform a live concert immediately following the film, containing songs from the movie as well as other albums, including their latest release.

FANS OF…

“tribal,” “melodic,””ethereal,” “soulful,” “earthy,” “poetic,” “dreamy,” “oceanic,” “dramatic,” “beautiful,” “hypnotic”, “heavy”, “muscular,” “deep,” “emotional,” “symphonic,” “spiritual”, and” “mystical.”

The Mermen have performed with artists as varied as David Byrne, Jimmy Buffet, Tiny Tim, The Cramps, Todd Rundgren, David Lindley, The Dirty Three, Morphine, Junior Brown, Nancy Sinatra, Lee Hazelwood, String Cheese Incident, Midnight Oil, Pennywise, Rancid, Agent Orange, Social Distortion, Cake, Dick Dale, The Ventures, etc etc. .

BIO

The Mermen are an American rock band from San Francisco, California that formed in 1989. The group’s sound was originally rooted in instrumental surf and psychedelic music of the 1960s. Although their music delves into many genres, the sound is non-commercial and is mainly influenced by the band’s founder, songwriter and guitarist Jim Thomas’ modern melodic visions. The band’s music is entirely instrumental and “does a good job of defying description”, not fitting neatly into any musical genre. In concert, the Mermen always perform as a trio: electric guitar, electric bass, and drums. (Jennifer Burnes on bass, Martyn Jones on drums) Their music is rooted in the kind of reverb “surf ” music sound made by Duane Eddy, the Ventures, Dick Dale and Link Wray, and Jack Nietzshe.( i.e. The Lonely Surfer). Their sound is often described as distinctly of the American West (especially the West Coast)

During live shows, Mermen songs often morph into lengthy improvised variations on a theme a la the Grateful Dead with new pieces of music created on the spot.

The Mermen have released 12 albums and have received numerous awards for their work. The music has appeared in dramatic films, plays, commercials, documentaries, surf films, television shows, and on the radio. They have performed at the Burning Man Festival 10 years in a row.

For more information, visit mermen.net

Preview and Download New Album Here

PRESS

The Mermen have received an extraordinary amount of positive critical review from the music press – where the songs are described as “instrumental tone poems,” “sonic landscapes”, “wordless odes.”

The best Rock and Roll is poetry in motion, with or without words – and some of the best records of 1995 came without. The Mermen play an extreme brand of surf music, the black minor-chord moods of guitarist Jim Thomas are like a rough ride on the icy seas of the mid- Atlantic. Hints of Dick Dale filter through the cracked-sidewalk waveforms of Sonic Youth. But on long hauls like the nine-minute “Obsession for Men,” Thomas sounds more like Neil Young at the wheel of Crazy Horse.
– David Fricke, ROLLING STONE

Jim Thomas builds crashing waves of sound that would do Pink Floyd proud. Thomas’ unique vision has never sounded better than this….. sterling set of tone poems that swell up like the sea itself…the psychedelia dominates….Far from the calculating, cultivated rock so common these days. The Mermen’s Road Show album is a tour de force by an inspired musician following his own vision”
– Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle

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EVENT INFO

Doors are at 7:00 p.m. The film begins at 8:00 p.m.  The MERMEN will perform beginning at 9:15 pm. Tickets are $20 General Admission with limited seating available.

Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office.  The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (530) 265-5040.

A no-host bar will be available for food and drink purchases beginning at 7:00 pm.