Events

Fright Night 2017

 

 

Fright Night, Nevada City’s Halloween tradition returns to the Miners Foundry on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  Fright Night 2017 features music by Zepparella with special guest Achilles Wheel, plus food and drinks available for purchase.  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. Local favorites Achilles Wheel is a rock and roll band that blurs the lines between genres and fuses an infectious blend of Roots and World Music Rockadelia.  Dancing concert with limited seating available.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

 

In 9 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), Angeline Saris (bass), Noelle Doughty (vocals), and founding member Clementine (drums) 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.

 

 

The Achilles Wheel sound comes across as both Old School and New School and is riddled with great songwriting. Supporting the benefit of our human condition is foremost in their work. They play hard as a way to break down walls and celebrate life. The idealism that they embraced as younger men has not diminished in the harsh light of the modern world as we struggle to live freely and have a good time, and in the end, hopefully matter. Achilles Wheel fearlessly sings out to these times.

With the release of their third studio recording, ‘Devil In The Yard’, Achilles Wheel is also waving the flag for Ben Jacobs (Poor Man’s Whiskey, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Rusty Stringfield), who came to the AW studio in Nevada City to record a couple of songs, but after playing on every track he left as the new Achilles Wheel keys man. He joins Jonny Mojo Flores on lead guitar and vocals, Paul Kamm on guitar and vocals, Shelby Snow on bass and vocals, Mark McCartney on drums and vocals and Gary Campus on drums and percussion.

 

Stage Kiss

 

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present Stage Kiss on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  Stage Kiss, written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Jeffrey Mason, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Stage Kiss captures Sarah Ruhl’s singular voice. It is a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation.  Advance tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or at the door.

Sierra Stages is a community theater which enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. Among our goals is to create an ongoing and viable community theater in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area.

Open Call | Winter Craft Fair

 

Winter Nevada City Craft Fair OPEN CALL:  Now through October 20, 2017!

We are taking applications for:

  • Designer Clothing
  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Housewares
  • Knit Items
  • Paper Goods
  • Vintage
  • Patterns
  • Children Items
  • Ceramics
  • Bath Products
  • Furniture
  • Art / Prints
  • Sewn Accessories…

This year’s Winter Craft Fair will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 10:00am – 6:00pm.  If you are interested in being a vendor, please submit your application using the link above.  You will need Paypal to complete your transaction.  We’ll notifiy you with your acceptance status 30 days from submitting a complete application plus $10 Application Fee.

Please help us get the word out!  Check for updates here.  For more information, please contact Naomi at nccraftfair@gmail.com.

The Rayos & Ancient Wave Tribe

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present The Rayos & Ancient Wave Tribe: World Rhythm and Groove on Friday, October 13, 2017.  The Rayos is a new musical tribe bringing together members across the generations.  Their original songs are flavored with a tasty blend of African, Latin, backporch blues, harmonies, lots of percussion, and jamming leads of acoustic / electric guitars and violin.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / Dancing concert with limited seating available.  Tickets are $25 in Advance and $25 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

The Rayos are based in Nevada City, CA.  Many in the band have supported Saul Rayo and wife Elena in earlier bands Rayo and Cocina del Mundo and have garnered devoted fans over the years.  Recent members infuse freshness and innovation.  The musicians rehearse and record live at the Rayos’ analog Ancient Wave Studios and encourage community and healing through their music.  From the moment The Raylos & Ancient Wave Tribe hit the stage, a world of happines and spiritual connection opens up for the audience through their magical vibe.  Come be a part of the tribe, dance for hours and drop in deep!

Ancient Wave Tribe members include Saul Rayo, Elena Rayo, Thomas Schuebel, Lou Meyer, Ajeet Campbell, Mark Thayer, Gary Greenberg, Kim Kinjo, Cassidy Joy, Doug Davies, and Brady Mills.

Kaki King

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Kaki King with special guest Shovelman on Thursday, October 12, 2017.  Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself”, composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast.  Her latest work “The Neck Is a Bridge To The Body” is Kaki at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist through virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity.  This groundbreaking new multi-media performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other, where luminous visions of genesis and death, textures and skins, are cast onto her signature Ovation Adamas guitar, which has been customized specifially for this production.

Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show is at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $27.50 Standing / Dancing only, $35 General Admission seating, and $65 Reserved Cabaret Seating.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

 

 

Over the past 13 years, Brooklyn-based artist Kaki King has released 8 extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s Into The Wild, and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours.  In addition to her own solo work, Kaki sometimes performs accompanied by New York City-based string quartet ETHEL.  She has also performed at Carnegie Hall, premiering a classical piece commissioned by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.

 

 

 

Shovelman plays a slide guitar made out of an antique shovel. Using fx and loops, he’s able to create the sounds of a full band with the percussive sounds of his guitar.  Shovelman’s music is a mix of folk/blues with electronic loops created on stage.  The LA Weekly has said, “Shovelman has forged a perfect merger of the past and the present with his bluesy ‘folktronic’ sound.”

Conor Oberst

 

 

The Miners Foundry and (((folkYEAH!))) are pleased to present Conor Oberst with special guests, The Felice Brothers, on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.  Over the last two decades, Conor Oberst has released music of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / dancing show with limited seating.  Tickets are $29 in Advance and $34 at the Door.  Ticketing fees may apply.  Tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Coner Oberst has partnered with Plus1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support Planned Parenthood and their work delivering vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people in the US and worldwide.

 

Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993.  Over the last two+ decades, he’s released music of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with his band Bright Eyes, under his own name, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of The Mystic Valley Band, and with the supergroup Monsters of Folk.  In the fall of 2015, Oberst returned to his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska somewhat unexpectedly due to serious health isues.  Making and playing music has always been a healing balm for the sometimes troubled musician.  While Oberst wrote and intially recorded (with just voice, piano, guitar, and harmonica) the songs created during this time, he intended to ultimately record them with a full band.  In the midst of putting together the band (upstate New York’s The Felice Brothers plus legendary drummer Jim Keltner) the passionate responses about the first solo recordings encouraged him to release the songs as is, in their sparse, original form, resulting in 2016’s  Ruminations.

 

 

 

The Felice Brothers are a close-knit band of two brothers and three longtime friends.

The Felice Brothers’ new album Life in the Dark, out now on Yep Roc, is classic American music.

At once plainspoken and deeply literate, the band’ s latest features nine new songs that capture the hopes and fears, the yearning and resignation, of a rootless, restless nation at a time of change.

Life in the Dark also coincides with The Felice Brothers’ 10th anniversary as a band. 

 

 

The Wailers

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present The Wailers in concert on Thursday, September 14, 2017.  Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. The Wailers’ sound is indisputable and yet today’s line-up combines old school know-how with lead vocals from one of Jamaica’s most exciting new singers.  All ages welcome.  Doors are at 8:00 p.m. and the show starts at 9:00 p.m.  Standing / dancing show with limited seating available.  Tickets are $30 in Advance and $35 at the Door.  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 may apply.

 

 

The Wailers put reggae on the map.  More so than any other set of musicians on the planet, The Wailers brought reggae to the attention of the world outside of Jamaica.  Through the concerted musical support they supplied during the 1970s, The Wailers helped elevate Bob Marley to the status of the first Third World Superstar, and in the process, brought the reggae of their native Jamaica to audiences on every continent.

San Francisco Mime Troupe

 

Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry will present the San Francisco Mime Troupe in an outdoor twilight concert on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Miners Foundry.  The San Francisco Mime Troupe will open their 58th Season with “WALLS”, written by Michael Gene Sullivan with music and lyrics by Michael Bellow.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., music begins at 7:00 p.m., and the show is at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20 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.

The San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theatre of the highest professional quality and performs it before the broadest possible audience. SFMT makes sense of the headlines by identifying the forces shaping our lives and dramatizing the operation of these giant forces in small, close-up stories that make audiences feel the impact of political events on personal life.

WALLS asks the question: How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration?

The answer: FEAR!  Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. – Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka),a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero),an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from… here. As a foreigner in a land her people have worked for thousands of years suddenly Zaniyah is a criminal, an illegal, a “bad hombre.” What part of herself will this American give up to pass as “American?” Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones – the woman she loves?