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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!

 

 

Fright Night 2012, Featuring Zepparella ~ Saturday, October 27, 2012 ~ Doors at 8:00 P.M. ~ $20.00 Advance / $25.00 Door

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.  Rico’s Tacos will have their taco truck located at the Foundry and a no-host bar will be available.  Come dressed in your costume, and prepare to rock the night away!  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance & $25.00 at the door and available at Briarpatch, Nevada City Box Office and online at www.nevadacityboxoffice.org.  For more information call 530 265 5040 or go to www.minersfoundry.org.  This is a benefit for the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

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Fierce and addictive: The music of Nico Vega

Nico Vega singer Aja Volkman

Playing since the age of 14, Nico Vega founder and guitarist Rich Koehler said he has become addicted to playing live. The band, which includes lead singer Aja Volkman and drummer Dan Epand, has travelled far and wide performing it’s fierce brand of rock. And the bands recent CD dubbed “Nico Vega,” is receiving great reviews.

But don’t typecast them yet. Whatever the band’s brand, it too is addictive.

Lead singer Aja Volkman’s pipes are well-honed. Her singing has been referred to as “sexy” and “enchanting.” Is this while she’s flying through the air, diving into the crowd?

Nico Vega was frequently compared to the White Stripes, since it didn’t have a bass player.
That has changed recently with the newest band member, bassist Jamila Weaver. “I love it,” said Koehler about the addition. “It really brings the band to a new level. The record after this one is probably gonna be more crazy.”

Nico Vega’s music is rooted in the band’s willingness to really explore it’s own uniqueness. “As long as you love it yourself … If you love it, put it out there,” said Koehler. “It’s really what matters … as long as you stand behind (the music). That’s got to happen first before you share it with anybody.”

Koehler lists the Miners Foundry among one of the band’s favorite places to perform, along with venues in San Francisco such as the acclaimed Bottom of the Hill.

“(The show) is gonna be exciting,” said Koehler. “You guys have a really cool community up there, and we hope to stay awhile.”

For more about Nico Vega, visit nicovega.com.

Nico Vega with Mount Whateverest opening will be performing at The Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m.
$12 advance/$15 at the door.
Tickets are available online through The Nevada City Box Office, or in person at 325 Spring Street, Nevada City; (530) 265-5462.  Tickets also available at the Briar Patch Co-Op in Grass Valley.