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Fright Night ~ Friday, October 31, 2014


Mumbo Gumbo

2014_FN_poster_webFright Night returns to the Miners Foundry on Friday, October 31, 2014.  This year the legendary Nevada City Halloween party will feature 3 bands on two stages, a full bar, food for purchase, face painting, a photo booth, and the ever popular costume contest.

Nor Cal favorite Mumbo Gumbo will headline in the Osborn/Woods Hall and Scary Little Friends will open for Mount Whateverest in the Stone Hall.

Doors open at 8:30 with live music starting at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the door, plus $2.00 Historic Preservation fee.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-5040, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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Event Schedule

8:30 p.m.    Doors Open
8:30 p.m.    DJ Set (Stone Hall)
9:00 p.m.    Mumbo Gumbo (Osborn/Woods Hall)
9:15 p.m.     Scary Little Friends (Stone Hall)
10:30 p.m.  Special Digital Projections designed by light artists Romero Alves, Zach Haller, and Todd Wahoske (Osborn/Woods  Hall)
10:45 p.m.   Mt. Whateverest (Stone Hall)
11:00 p.m    Mumbo Gumbo (Osborn/Woods Hall)

 

SONY DSCMumbo Gumbo blends many genres from rock to soul, afropop to lush balladry, zydeco to country, into a celebratory, danceable noise, creating something less a specific style than a particular feeling:  The Sound of Sheer Joy.

Moving back and forth between sly, sometimes melancholy explorations of romance and individuality, and ebullient, unabashed celebrations of family and commitment, Mumbo Gumbo weaves a rich tapestry of sound and sensibility that transcends genre.  The result can be positively relentless, as the band’s extended jams drive dancers wild while giving non-dancers plenty to enjoy.

Mumbo Gumbo is both an institution on the NorCal concert scene and an ever-evolving collective that fills listeners with joy and longing, and always has audiences dancing their hearts out.

 

 

 


Mount Whateverest ~ “Flaming Eye”

 

Mount WhateverstThe musicians who comprise Nevada City rock band Mount Whateverest form a musical unit capable of reaching staggering  heights.  Their music is a noisy collision of sugar-coated pop, space-jazz interludes and giant, classic rock riffs.

Changed school yard choruses combine with thumping glam rhythms to create the kind of day glow rock and roll not heard since T. Rex roamed the Earth.

 

Armed with distortion boxes, lasers, and lots of extra oxygen, Mount Whateverest are so high, they’re breaking through into the bottom of something else entirely.

 

 

 


Scary Little Friends ~ “A City At Night”

Scary Little FriendsSanta Cruz / San Francisco based Scary Little Friends feature lilting vocals and surfs-up psychedelic guitar with underlying southern soul roots and strong songwriting.

Their live shows combine an understated professionalism with raw talent by offering authentic heartfelt performances that connect with their audience the old fashion way.

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

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

Rock to Rally the Vote ~ Saturday, April 26, 2014

Rock to Rally_get tix_v3.epsThe Nevada County Democratic Central Committee and the Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club present Rock To Rally The Vote, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.  Social hour begins at 5:00 p.m. with Dinner and 6:00 p.m. and Dancing at 8:00 p.m.  The evening will feature guest speaker Debra Bowen, CA Secretary of State and will honor the recipient of the 2014 NCDWC Annette M. Gillette Memorial Scholarship.  Elisa Parker of See Jane Do will emcee.  After dinner the dancing begins as guests rock to the sounds of Earles of Newtown and Mount Whateverest.

Tickets for the Dinner & Dance are $40.00 while the Dance only is $10.00.  True Blue Democrat tickets are $100.00 and include 2 tickets and your name in the program.  Tickets are available online or by calling (530) 210-4476.

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Summer Daze 7 ~ Thursday, August 29, 2013 ~ 6:00 p.m. Doors / 7:00 p.m. Music ~ $10.00 Advance / $12.00 Door


Mount Whateverest ~ “Do It Rite”

 

The Miners Foundry and As the Crow Flies Productions present Summer Daze #7 on Thursday, August 29, 2013.  The seventh installment of the series will feature Mount Whateverest, Dog Party, Persist to Rise, and TV Stones.  An art show by A.S.H. will also be presented.  The All Ages show will offer a no host bar.  Tickets are $10.00 in Advance, $12.00 at the Door, and are available online, by phone, (530) 265-5040, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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With a peak at 29,000 feet above sea level, Mount Everest in Nepal is one of the world’s tallest mountains.  The musicians who comprise the Nevada City rock band Mount Whateverest have been to similar heights.  Their music is a noisy collision of sugar-coated pop, space-jazz interludes and giant, classic rock riffs.  Chanted school yard choruses combine with thumping glam rhythms to create the kind of day-glow rock and roll not heard since T. Rex roamed the Earth.  Armed with distortion boxes, lasers and lots of extra oxygen, Mount Whateverest are so high, they’re breaking through into the bottom of something else entirely.

Mount Whateverest

Gwendolyn and Lucy Giles  of Dog Party have been making music around Northern California for a couple of years.  When they’re not juggling school, sports, pets, life, or tearing up the hill at Squaw Valley USA, they are busy writing, recording, and playing some of the freshest, most exciting fun rock n roll around!  Every minute is a party when P.A.R.T.Y.!!! is playing…we dare you not to tap your feet, challenge you not to sing along on the second listen, and will be in awe if you are NOT in the mood to P.A.R.T.Y. along with Dog Party and their amazing, positive brand of rock!

Dog Party

 

 

Persist To Rise is a solid formation of four great friends driven to play original music.  Our sound is pulled together by four musically motivated minds, a drive to deliver fresh and original material.  We live for music and want to share it with you.

Persist to Rise

 

One of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the vibrant Nevada County music scene is the noise-rock power trio, TV Stones. While still a relatively young band, they’ve already garnered a reputation as a live band that’s not to be missed.

 

 

 

As the Crow Flies produces events, fund-raisers and gigs for musicians and performance acts. Chad Conner Crow is the owner of this company and has had a successful year of events including, most recently the Summer Daze Concert Series 2013 and the Freaky Friday 2012 Series.

As The Crow Flies

Photo by Kat Alves

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

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