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New Music Monday – Stars Turn Me On

New Music Monday is all about sharing the good tunes of new bands that we love and/or coming to the Foundry soon! First up is Stars Turn Me On, who will open for Zepparella this Friday, February 12 at the Foundry.

Stars Turn Me On is an indie rock band formed by Clementine, drummer of Zeppelin powerhouse Zepparella, and guitarist Justin Caucutt.  Stars performs as both a full rock band, and as an acoustic duo. The songs are lyrically rich and musically draw on classic influences from rock, country and blues genres, as well as modern electronica and R&B. Clementine fronts the band as singer, and often plays the drum parts on the recordings, or creates the beats electronically.

On stage, she has been compared to Alison Mosshart of the Kills and Jim Morrison, an early love. Performing an acoustic duo, the storytelling of the songs pops out and carries the audience away. Performing with a full band, Clementine’s frontperson persona is completely arresting. Bassist and lap steel player Judah Collins has become an integral part of the project.

Zepparella ~ POSTPONED

Zepparella Poster

Unfortunately, the show tonight has been postponed due to band members’ illness.  We will announce a new date in the next few days.  We apologize for any inconvenience and wish them a speedy recovery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kat Alves Photography

Kat Alves Photography


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. 

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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!

 

 

Events

Get The Led Out

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From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album…GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants…a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.

Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin,” Get The Led Out offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert. GTLO also include a special “acoustic set” with Zep favorites such as “Tangerine” and the “Battle of Evermore” being performed in its’ original instrumentation with guest singer Diana DeSantis joining the band.

GTLO has amassed a strong national touring history, having performed at major club and PAC venues across the country. Such venerable club venues include Penn’s Peak, Electric Factory, Best Buy Theater, HOB Boston, Fillmore Charlotte and Ram’s Head Live, Baltimore. PACs include the Sovereign Performing Arts Center, Count Basie Theater, Filene Center at Wolf Trap, Kravis Center, Durham Performing Arts Center, Lynn Memorial Theater, The Palace in Greensburg and many more. The band will make their first appearance at Red Rocks in Denver in the fall of 2014!

Get The Led Out’s approach to their performance of this hallowed catalog is not unlike a classical performance. “Led Zeppelin are sort of the classical composers of the rock era,” says lead vocalist Paul Sinclair. “I believe 100 years from now they will be looked at as the Bach or Beethoven of our time. As cliche as it sounds, their music is timeless.”

A Get The Led Out concert mimics the “light and shade” that are the embodiment of “The Mighty Zep.” Whether it’s the passion and fury with which they deliver the blues-soaked, groove-driven rock anthems, it’s their attention to detail and nuance that makes a Get The Led Out performance a truly awe-inspiring event!

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $27 for Advance General  Admission, $32 for General Admission at the Door, and $37 for Limited Reserve.  General Admission patrons are not guaranteed a seat.  Limited Reserve includes seating.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Zepparella

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Zepparella and special guest Stars Turn Me On will return to the Miners Foundry on Friday, February 12, 2016, presented by the Miners Foundry.  Zepparella is an all-girl powerhouse from San Francisco, featuring the music of Led Zeppelin.  More than just a tribute band, Zepparella shows replicate the powerful improvisational musical journey for which Led Zeppelin shows were renowned.  Stars Turn Me On is an original music project formed by Clementine, drummer of Zepparella, and guitarist Justin Caucutt. The songs are lyrically rich and musically draw on classic influences from rock, country and blues genres, as well as modern electronica and R&B.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the music starts at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the door.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-5040, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Zepparella

In 8 years as a band, Zepparella has released two live albums and toured throughout the United States opening for the likes of Weezer, Kiss, and Y&T.  Band members Gretchen Menn (guitar) and Angeline Saris (bass) are known internationally for their playing and have graced numerous festival stages, private parties, theatres, and down and dirty rock venues.

How to honor the legacy of a band deemed sacred?  To tread on holy ground is perilous and must be done with the intent and spirit of a disciple.  Pat attention to the intricacies of the magic, explore the far ends of the innovation, strive for ever-growing ability, and let the purity of the love for the music drive it all.  It wasn’t that long ago women rock musicians were a rare breed.  They might sign up front, or as part of a girl group, but women weren’t often seen playing rhythm or lead guitar.  Times have changed.

 

 

Stars Turn Me OnStars Turn Me On is an indie rock band formed by Clementine, drummer of Zeppelin powerhouse Zepparella, and guitarist Justin Caucutt.  Stars performs as both a full rock band, and as an acoustic duo. The songs are lyrically rich and musically draw on classic influences from rock, country and blues genres, as well as modern electronica and R&B. Clementine fronts the band as singer, and often plays the drum parts on the recordings, or creates the beats electronically.  Performing an acoustic duo, the storytelling of the songs pops out and carries the audience away. Performing with a full band, Clementine’s frontperson persona is completely arresting.

Zepparella

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The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Zepparella on Saturday, March 2, 2019.  All female Led Zeppelin powerhouse Zepparella brings their passion for the sacred music of the greatest band in the world all over the US and Canada.  Zepparella shows replicate the nuance and detail of Led Zeppelin’s catalog while honoring the powerful improvisational journeys for which Zeppelin shows were renowned.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Dancing / standing concert with limited seating available.  Tickets are $22 in Advance and $27 at the Door.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. the day of the show.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Zepparella photographed at Max Crace Studio, March 2018.

How to honor the legacy of a band deemed sacred?  Vocalist Anna Kristina, Guitarist Gretchen Menn, Bassist Holly West, and Drummer Clementine of Zepparella know that to tread on holy ground is perilous and must be done with the intent and spirit of a disciple.  Pat attention to the intricacies of the magic, explore the far ends of the innovation, strive for ever-growing ability, and let the purity of the love for the music drive it all.  It wasn’t that long ago women rock musicians were a rare breed.  They might sign up front, or as part of a girl group, but women weren’t often seen playing rhythm or lead guitar.  Times have changed.

Zepparella

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Zepparella on Friday, October 22, 2021.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Zepparella is the Led Zeppelin Powerhouse. Vocalist Anna Kristina, Guitarist Gretchen Menn, Bassist Holly West, and Drummer Clementine have brought their passion for the sacred music of the greatest band in the world all over the world. Zepparella shows replicate the nuance and detail of Zeppelin’s catalog while honoring the powerful improvisational journeys for which Zeppelin shows were renowned.

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  • Please review updated Safety information before purchasing your ticket!
  • $30 in Advance / $40 at the Door.  Advance sales close at 4pm the day of the show.
  • Standing / Dancing show
  • Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
    325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
    Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
    (530) 265-5040

How to honor the legacy of a band deemed sacred? To tread on holy ground is perilous, and must be done with the intent and spirit of a disciple—Pay attention to the intricacies of the magic, explore the far ends of the innovation, strive for ever-growing ability, and let the purity of the love for the music drive it all.

Drummer Clementine is the founding member of Zepparella.

From the beginning of her musical career, her goal has been to be onstage every night. The pursuit of that goal has led Clementine to constantly tour the US and Europe in projects as diverse as Bottom, AC/DShe, The House Of More, The Solid, Francis Bakin, Stars Turn Me On and Beaux Cheveux.

She tackles the best rock drumming ever written with her own emotionally powerful style, bringing the Motown influence of the Bonham groove to the forefront.

The profound musical connection established with Gretchen Menn (guitar), Holly West (bass), and Anna Kristina (vocals) creates the bond required to do this great music justice.

 

 

It was under the tutelage of classical guitarist Phillip DeFremery, a student of Andrés Segovia, that guitarist Gretchen Menn began her path on the instrument.

Playing with tireless passion and constantly seeking out new challenges, her projects are often unconventional, genre-bending expressions combining elements of classical, rock, progressive, jazz, and metal.

On influences, Gretchen has never tired of her initial inspirations—Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Frank Zappa, and Jeff Beck. But she has loved Jimmy Page’s guitar playing longer than she has played the guitar.

It was through the music of Led Zeppelin that she found a gateway into music that resonated deeply with her, creating a love for guitar-oriented music, and, ultimately, the guitar.

 

Bassist Holly West began her musical journey full-steam ahead, and more recently than her stellar playing belies.

Her unstoppable will and drive have truly propelled her to this moment and her place in the powerhouse Zepparella.

A self-taught bass player, she is also a blossoming vocalist with rich rock pipes.

Her time on stage has been well spent, developing an impressive attack, impeccable feel, and a technique which seems to have come completely naturally to her, not to mention her dazzling stage presence and joyful performance style. Her influences span the rock gauntlet, from Clutch and the Rival Sons to Slash, ZZ Top, and of course, the mighty Zeppelin.

 

Singer Anna Kristina is a soulful, fiery, and rocking vocal powerhouse who has stepped into Zepparella’s Plant spot for a second time.  Anna was with the band for 5 years, became known for her performance in the band’s 15 million-view “When The Levee Breaks” video, took a 6-year hiatus, and now returns in 2018 to front the band.

Her career has spanned acoustic, jazz, soul, rock, and her charisma and power delivers captivating performances every night. About her brilliant harp playing she says: “getting a chance to blow on the harmonica is an added bonus!  Plant isn’t just a singer he’s a musician. He brings his blues background and natural percussive feel to his harmonica playing as well and I love getting lost in that. Playing the harp allows me to express on a whole different level and it’s so freeing.”

 

Now more than ever, Zepparella explores their own improvised magic within the framework of Zeppelin’s mighty songs!

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Contact Info

Please contact the Box Office at kat@minersfoundry.org with questions.