Events

Squirrel Nut Zippers

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Squirrel Nut Zippers on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  In honor of the 20th Anniversary of Hot, Squirrel Nut Zippers have crafted a brand new stage show including several leading musicians from New Orleans to serve up the band’s unique musical flavor.  Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show is at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / Dancing concert with limited seating available.  Tickets are $27 in Advance and $32 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.

“It’s not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that it’s hot.”
~ NPR’s Morning Edition

2016 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially succesful album Hot.  Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot was the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut The Inevitable.  Thanks to early support from NPR, college radio and non-commercial stations, Hot sold over 1.3 million copies.  In honor of the 20th Anniversary, Squirrel Nut Zippers have crafted a brand new stage show including several leading musicians from New Orleans to serve up the band’s unique musical flavor.

“It’s not a reunion, it’s a revival!” commented band leader Jimbo Mathus.  “The band includes cutting edge talent from New Orleans and the songs have been brought to life in an exciting new way.  But most things remain unchanged… An amazing experience for young and old.”

Clip Payne’s 420 Funk Mob

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Clip Payne’s 420 Funk Mob on Thursday, November 16, 2017.  Clip Payne’s 420 Funk Mob features an all star cast of musicians from inside and outside the world of Parliament Funkadelic and offers some of the finest original funk this side of Sly Stone, Larry Graham, and the Godfather of Soul.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / Dancing show with limited seating.  Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office or in person at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

 

Clip Payne’s 420 Funk Mob features an all start cast of musicians from inside and outside the world of Parliament Funkadelic.  The band can be anything from a 6 piece power Psychedelic Funk Rock band to a 23 piece Funkestra featuring horns, background singers and strings, or anything in between.  Past players include members of Bowie, Bad Brains, Lenny Kravitz, Outkast, D’Angelo & the Vanguard, 3, Duke & the King, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kung Fu, Jen Durkin, Gene Ween Band, Muzik Mafia Posse and of course Parliament Funkadelic.

“What began as a side trip for Parliament Funkadelic’s Michael “Clip” Payne has evolved into one of the most versatile jam bands around, a Family Stone meets The Dead vehicle that frees your mind… so that your body, of course, can follow.  Some of the finest original funk this side of Sly Stone, Larry Graham, and the Godfather of Soul.  The 420 Funk Mob melds that sound with some Sixties psychedelia, a bit of Sun Ra “arkestration”, and even a little soft rock, performed by a revolving cast of former P-Funk members and masterful musician friends.  Jam after jam, style after style, they sync up.

 

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 guests Achilles Wheel, as well as The Novelists.  Food and drinks are 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.  The Novelists showcase cliffhanger storytelling, multiple lead singers, and signature four-part harmonies.  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.

 

An elderly couple stands precariously on the railing of a 17th floor balcony… Two teenagers unknowingly choose a murder scene for their parking date… A young man throws off the shackles of a bullish culture.  These are just a sample of the scenes in which you’ll find yourself immersed when you listen to The Novelists.  Equally comfortable acoustic or electric, The Novelists showcase cliffhanger storytelling, multiple lead singers, and their signature four-part harmonies.

The Novelists have become a mainstay on the West Coast festival, college, and house concert circuits and are planing several national tours throughout 2017.

 

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.

Rob Wynia (of FLOATER) & The Sound

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Rob Wynia (of FLOATER) & The Sound on Monday, October 23, 2017.  Robert Wynia and The Sound will perform the song’s of Robert’s recently released record Brave the Strange as well as a complete set of Floater favorites.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show is at 8:00 p.m.  This is a standing / dancing show with limited seating available.  Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 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.  Tickets on sale August 25 at 10:00am.

With an acclaimed history as the front-man and creative force behind Floater (a 2017 Inductee into the Oregon Music Hall of  Fame), Robert Wynia has released his second full length solo album titled Brave the Strange.  The new album explores change, loss, and new beginnings, all with a luscious backdrop of warm strings, vintage keyboards, and rich, melodious vocals.  Featuring some of the Pacific Northwest’s best and most loved musicians, Brave the Strange delivers a unique and cinematic musical landscape.  Songs ranging from roadhouse blues-style Americana to hypnotic ambient soundscapes to classic album rock flow seamlessly together and leave the listener wanting more.  Fans of Roger Waters, Ray LaMontagne, The Doors, and Fleetwood Mac will fall in love with Brave the Strange.

Robert Wynia is based in Portland, OR, producing and performing acclaimed rock and pop music, and has influenced the Northwest music scene for over 20 years.  Brave the Strange was recorded at Wynia’s own Curiouser studios and Mazinga Studios in Portland.

 

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.