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Taos, New Mexico

Taos Mesa Brewing features 12 distinct house beers on draught at all times. On any given day, you will be able to enjoy light, thirst quenching beers like our Kolsch .45 and Sabor del Sol Pilsner, as well as full bodied, hearty dark beers like our Black Widow Porter or Great Scot! Scottish, or a bright and hoppy IPA. Our 10 barrel all grain infusion mash brewhouse is working overtime to fill our fermenters and cold storage vessels with high quality beer. Top quality, consistent, and highly quaffable beers are the TMB signature.



On Tap at The Mothership
On Tap at the Taos Tap Room
Jun 25th 2019 5:30pm
Orquesta Akokan
Jun 26th 2019 5:00pm
Locals Music Happy Hour
Jun 27th 2019 8:00pm
Darrin Kobetech
Jun 30th 2019 6:00pm
Taos Mesa Brewing Sunday Dance Series
Jul 9th 2019 7:00pm
Raised On TV
Jul 13th 2019 7:30pm
Doug Lawrence New Organ Quartet
Jul 19th 2019 8:00pm
The Mrs.
Aug 2nd 2019 8:00pm
Part TIme
Aug 18th 2019 8:00pm
Big Business
Aug 20th 2019 8:00pm
Molly Burch
Sep 22nd 2019 7:30pm
Explosions in The Sky
Oct 17th 2019 8:00pm
The KONGOS Brothers

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Orquesta Akokan

Arroyo Seco LIVE, KNCE, and Root & Wires

Taos Non-Profit Festival

6/25/2019 5:30pm

FREE · 4:30pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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The Taos Nonprofit Festival is a free concert, celebration, and networking event -- an opportunity to thank the many incredible nonprofits in our region for all their hard work and commitment to community. Nonprofits sign up (for free) to host a table and spread the word about their organization’s efforts.

Straight out of Havana, Cuba comes Orquesta Akokán - a blazing ensemble of deeply soulful mambo reminiscent of Benny Moré, Pérez Prado, and banda gigante of the 1940's and 50's.  The album boasts all original songs recorded at the historic state-run Estudios Areito with Cuba's finest players, young and old, led by the inimitable and dynamic singer José "Pepito" Gómez, produced by Chulo Records' Jacob Plasse, with incendiary arrangements by Michael Eckroth.The ferocious and pedigreed wind and rhythm sections consist of musicians from storied groups including Irakere, NG La Banda, and Los Van Van. Robust, time-tested musical architectures of son cubano and mambo are honored and modernized through a synthesis of the rich compositional styles of Havana, New York, and beyond.

Spring 2018 found this brand new project released on Daptone Records; their first Spanish language album, one recorded outside of Daptone’s studios, yet bursting with the label’s innate sense of soul, fine-tuned attention to sonic detail, and songcraft that’s timeless and immaculate. “A groove as intense as a runaway train” hails NPR.  Orquesta Akokán made their US debut in July 2018 (including a date at Lincoln Center), and will continue to tour internationally through the end of 2019 and beyond.

Locals Music Happy Hour

Taos Mesa Brewing

THIS WEEK: Featuring Chris Morel Jr.

Act Globally, Listen to Live Local Music!

6/26/2019 5:00pm

FREE · 4:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Join us every Wednesday in June to take in some local gems. FREE!!!

Darrin Kobetech

Taos Mesa Brewing

6/27/2019 8:00pm

FREE · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Fort Worth, Texas-based solo acoustic guitar master Darrin Kobetich classifies his sound as “ambient delta raga thrash grass,” but that’s just scratching the surface.

He was an illustrator/graphic designer at a Fort Worth newspaper(remember those?) for 24 years until  2010. Since then, he has been  . . .  "Free" of working for The Man. Currently, he is doing more travelling outside of Texas, playing solo mostly through the southwest, some southeast and ever increasing the distance  in all directions. When at home base in Ft. Worth, he stays busy with bluegrass bands Blackland River Devils and Boxcar Bandits (in addition to guitar, playing dobro and mandolin), and during trips to the Austin area, with brother Adam as half of the Kobros duo (injecting some Balkan sound in there, too) as well as surf rock band Chrome Mags, improv/jazz/world/funk band Rage Out Arkestra and most recently rock band, Groom Lake Racers. He also teaches a few lessons when and where he can.

Born 1965, Long Island, New York, of Croation/Sicilian descent, Darrin grew up listening to a lot of music from his Dad's record collection(Chuck Berry to Bluegrass to Ventures to Zorba The Greek and everything in between). His musical journey started out with four chords he learned from his father at age 12.... Soon he was hooked on The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Rush, etc.

Moving to Weatherford, Texas, in 1980 Darrin formed his first real band, an instrumental power trio, a year later. Inspired by German guitar phenomena Uli Jon Roth and Michael Schenker, he honed his chops playing covers and experimenting with improvisation. Spent a few years in various metal bands before joining the New Orleans-born thrash metal outfit. Hammer Witch in 1989. They released a cassette (1991) before disbanding in 1994.

Darrin then formed experimental metal band, Amillion Pounds, which was fronted by his brother Adam. It was during Amillion Pounds’ run that Darrin composed his first acoustic songs, influenced by Jimmy Page and Leo Kottke. By 2002, he was completely immersed in the acoustic guitar, inspired by the likes of Michael Hedges and John Fahey, as well as Middle Eastern and other world music.

Amillion Pounds disbanded in 2004 and the following year, Darrin and Adam founded the Electric Mountain Rotten Apple Gang to play bluegrass and mountain music. The Gang eventually evolved into the Blackland River Devils. Darrin has provided music for theatrical presentations at Hip Pocket Theater, and performs with various artists. He’s self-released several CDs : Off the Beaten Path, the epic hour-long 12-string exploration The End of One Enchanted Evening, Songs For A Muse Meant The Longest Winter, Sidetracked, An Exercise In Revelry and his latest ​, Free.

Taos Mesa Brewing Sunday Dance Series

Taos Mesa Brewing

With Highway 38 Hounddogs

Join Us for Free Dance Lessons @ 6PM

6/30/2019 6:00pm

$7 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Raised On TV

Taos Mesa Brewing

7/9/2019 7:00pm

$5 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Made up of two brothers and rounded out by a best friend from high school, Raised on TV is an alternative rock band that has been hard at work in their hometown of Los Angeles since 2015. Their sound has been described by blogs and concert goers as energetic, driving, and melodic, pulling influences from many 60s and 90s rock bands and putting it all together to make something that is uniquely their own. With an EP and one full length album completed ("The Pilot EP", "Season 1"), several music videos released, multiple tours and festivals played, and getting the awesome opportunity to open for established acts like Jefferson Starship and Marcy Playground, they are now in the midst of finishing their second full length album with the majority of the tracking already completed at Dave Grohl's esteemed 606 Studios. They've released three singles and a music video from the new album so far, getting featured on some notable Spotify playlists while getting a good deal of press, and they are now gearing up to get back on the road for "The Off the Couch Summer Tour of 2019" to play across America and Canada.

Doug Lawrence New Organ Quartet

Jazz Bebob Society

featuring Dan Trudell on Hammond B3

New Mexico Jazz Festival

7/13/2019 7:30pm

$20 ADV/$25 DOS · 6:30pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Powerful, fun, swinging, HOT- Doug Lawrence's world-class tenor is really happy in the enveloping bass and heavy groove of the Hammond B3. Dan Trudell is sometimes compared to organists “Wild Bill” Davis, Larry Young, Jack McDuff, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Trudell has performed on piano/organ with everyone from Aretha Franklin, Ron Carter, and Kurt Elling to Joe Williams and Jimmy Heath. This is a combination not to be missed! 

 

 

 

The Mrs.

7/19/2019 8:00pm

$8 ADV · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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The Mrs is an American alternative rock band formed in Austin, Texas. The band is composed of: Andra Liemandt (Drums &Vocals), Jenny Mason (Bass & Vocals), Larissa Ness (Keyboards & Vocals), and Mandy Prater (Guitar & Vocals). The group released their first full-length, self-titled album, on March 10, 2017. After a positive reception at Triple A radio, the SXSW festival and many performances in support of the record, the band began production on their second studio album "Five Minutes" which was released on Sep 7th, 2018, followed by a sold out show at Lamberts in Austin, TX. Creating music to empower others worldwide is The Mrs secret weapon, and the group's impeccably crafted mix of influences from Alt-Rock, R&B, to the spiky-yet-polished effervescence of pop-rock come together seamlessly on their new winning EP "Five Minutes". More shows and a National radio push begins in February 2019.

Part TIme

Taos Mesa Brewing

W/ Gary Wilson

8/2/2019 8:00pm

$10 ADV/ $12 DOS · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Part Time

Over a decade old with a discography reaching double figures across several different labels (Loglady, Mexican Summer, Buger, Lollipop, Plastic Response, Mother of Pearl, Sweaters & Pearls, Voice Academy, Sixteen Tambourines, Fuzz City, Volar, Volcom) David Loca’s work under the Part Time moniker really shouldn’t require any introduction.  Nonetheless, David Loca crafted a lo-fi bedroom-recorded sound that is equal parts psychedelic pop, soft rock and primitive synth pop. He has cranked out many records. Mexican Summers’ What Would You Say, Burger Records’ Double-LP Virgo’s Maze, Mother of Pearls ‘Return to Cherry’ and the Lollipop/Plastic Response co-release Double-LP H.F.M. are definite must listen highlights.  Joined on stage by a full band, and using them on his first studio album of newly written songs, old songs, and some written on the spot, -- and Ariel Pink on one track – polished up the wobbly ‘80s psych pop and soft rock sound without losing any of its inherent oddness. Spell #6 was released in late 2018 by Burger.

 

 

Gary Wilson is an internationally renowned experimental music composer, recording artist, and performer. As a teenager, Wilson studied composition privately with John Cage, and since his 1977 self- released classic You Think You Really Know Me, he has spent a lifetime building a fervent underground audience around the world. Esteemed artists Beck, Tyler the Creator, Ariel Pink, Questlove, Earl Sweatshirt, Peanut Butter Wolf, Foxygen, and Dam Funk have all cited Gary Wilson as a source of inspiration. He is the subject of the 2005 documentary, You Think You Really Know Me: The Gary Wilson Story, and is mentioned by name in Beck’s 1996 classic “Where It’s At”.

In the summer of 2013, the Metropolitan Museum of Art included Gary in the exhibition PUNK: Chaos to Couture, and the underground legend has graced the pages of The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Record Collector Magazine. Wilson’s music has been featured in an episode of Narcos (2015) as well as during the Golden Globes (2017), and his track “You Were Too Good to Be True” appears as a sample on Earl Sweatshirt’s track “Grief”” (2015). In recent years, Wilson has shared the bill at live performances with Todd Rundgren, Ariel Pink, Foxygen, Colin Caulfield (Diiv), Crush, and Black Lips.

Gary Wilson has performed on national TV on both The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live! He continues to diligently compose, record, and release new music, including 2019’s The King of Endicott (Cleopatra Records) and his summer 2019 collaborative album with home recording legend R. Stevie Moore, titled Fake News Trending (O Genesis, Burger Records).

Big Business

8/18/2019 8:00pm

$10 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Big Business is a band. They play heavy rock. On that, we can all agree. Things get tricky when you try to classify exactly where on the musical spectrum the dynamic duo’s racket falls. “I guess psychedelic heavy metal punk rock? I don’t know. People always say ‘sludge rock,’ which I always found to be lazy and kind of inaccurate," says drummer Coady Willis. "A lot of our songs are fast, and it’s not like we’re playing a half-assed Black Sabbath riff over and over again. That’s been the struggle of the band. We’re a band that doesn’t really fit into what everyone else is doing."

Willis comes from punk rockers The Murder City Devils. His co-conspirator, bassist/vocalist Jared Warren, spent time in noise rock weirdos Karp. Together, they formed Big Business in 2004. The LA-based outfit’s first three albums didn’t quite mesh with Hydra Head’s post-metal aesthetic, but their idiosyncrasies caught the attention of another iconoclastic outfit: The Melvins. They recorded three albums, an EP, and various songs between 2006 and 2016 with that iconic grunge/doom/experimental act, all while maintaining their own identity as Big Business. Along the way, they picked up guitarists Toshi Kasai and Scott Martin, but on 2016’s Command Your Weather, they returned to their core duo format. They remain in that lineup on their sixth full-length, The Beast You Are.

“It’s just better. We work faster, and we know what we’re both going for. It gives us more room to be weirder in certain aspects and try different things. It makes sense because that’s how we established ourselves in the beginning and how we learned to write songs together, it was just the two of us. Coming back to that lineup felt natural,” continues Willis. The two performed everything on the album, which was recorded between the early November and early December of 2018 at El Studio in San Francisco by Phil Becker (Pins of Light, Terry Gross). Willis, Warren, and Becker handled the mixing, with Carl Saff lending his mastering expertise to the final product. Once more, Warren has hacked up some construction paper for one of his unique cover art pieces.

With a new, dynamic demoing process leading to the creation of the most songs they’ve ever written for an album, The Beast You Are delivers 13 doses of uncategorizably heavy rock music. From the ominous death march of “The Moor You Know” to the soaring “Let Them Grind” to the delicate, ethereal “Under Everest,” Big Business continues to defy listener’s expectations. No matter the context of their music, however, one thing remains true: they are definitely still a band.

Molly Burch

W/ Jackie Cohen

8/20/2019 8:00pm

$10 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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In a small-town South of Austin, Texas vocalist and songwriter Molly Burch is relaxing in her sunny country home. The 27-year-old is enjoying the calm before the storm that will kick start when her much anticipated sophomore album First Flower hits the public. The Los Angeles native has found tranquility in the outskirts of Texas, appreciating time on the front porch as cicadas sing in the distance behind her.

Burch burst onto the music scene in 2017 with her debut album Please Be Mine, a ten-track ode to unrequited romance that she wrote after studying Jazz Vocal Performance at the University of North Carolina in Asheville. Please Be Mine earned praise from critics for her smoky, effortless vocals and bleeding-heart lyrics.

“I was really blown away with how many people told me that the music has helped them through their own break-up,” she says of Please Be Mine. “I was just so moved by that. I never expected it. I was aware that people were actually listening to my music and having a positive experience, so [with the next album] I wanted to reveal my own struggles with fear and anxiety.”

After a year of touring Please Be Mine all over North America, Europe and the UK, Burch returned to Texas to decompress. All of a sudden, she was devoid of stimulation with nothing but time on her hands.

“I was scared of not being able to write a great follow-up album,” Burch admits. “I was in that state, but I had so much time that slowly I was able to get some music out of myself. I would force myself to write every day. I gave myself a regiment. Once I got a few songs, then I had the confidence to keep going.”

Burch bounced her ideas off her bandmate and boyfriend Dailey Toliver who would contribute guitar parts and orchestration suggestions. The hurricanes kept them locked at home, where they forced themselves to record demos and pump out as much material as possible. Slowly, the album took shape and First Flower became real. When it came time to record, Burch chose to work with Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders in Austin.  

First Flower is a walk-through Burch’s most intimate thoughts. Unlike Please Be Mine, which focused on the contentious depression of heartbreak, First Flower explores broken friendships, her relationship to her sister, and more importantly, how Burch learned to fight overwhelming anxiety. Burch is a soft-spoken, careful person who shoves her nervousness away on a daily basis.

“I feel like people don’t see me as a nervous person,” Burch says. “They don’t realize how nervous I am. I am good at fighting past my inner anxieties. I struggle with the anticipation of experiences.”

First Flower is a bright, beautiful album peppered with moments of triumph. Burch’s voice is as strong and dexterous as ever, displaying her incredible range and professionalism as a vocalist. Opening track “Candy” is a swinging, playful hit, while “Wild” deals with pushing away fear. Songs like “Next to Me” and “Dangerous Place” examine failure and distance, and the title track “First Flower” is classic Burch, a simple love song that makes your skin raise with goosebumps when she breaks into the chorus. But the album’s true stand-out is “To The Boys”, a courageous, sassy fuck-you to her own self-deprecation where she learns to love all the things she hated about herself. “I don’t need to scream to get my point across/I don’t need to yell to know that I’m the boss,” she coos over a sparse guitar riff.  “I’ve always been told my whole life to speak up,” explains Burch. “I needed to embrace that and not care what people think.” 
 
The album closes with “Every Little Thing”, a haunting, airy ballad that sounds like something Judy Garland would have sang while drowning her pain in pills and alcohol. First Flower is a shapely sonic stage to let Burch shine on. The composition and production carefully constructed to compliment and not over power. 
 
“I do not have the answers by any means, but I wanted to talk about those imperfections,” says Burch. “I wouldn’t want someone who listens to my music to think that I have it all figured out. I don’t. First Flower is me being transparent.”

Jackie Cohen--Offering a blend of vintage sounds including early psychedelic folk, country, and portable-radio-filtered '70s AM pop, N.Y.C.-based singer/songwriter Jackie Cohen makes a melancholic brand of indie pop. 

Explosions in The Sky

AMP Productions

20th Anniversary Tour

9/22/2019 7:30pm

FREE · 6:30pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Tickets are $27 in advance, $32 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

Tickets will go on sale to AMP members on April 16 at 10 AM. Click here for info on AMP Membership.

Regular on-sale is Friday, April 19 at 10 AM.

The Mesa Brewing outdoor amphitheater is a unique, open-air space with glorious mountain views and a brewery/restaurant onsite, serving locally crafted, beer, cider and wine. 

The show will be held rain or shine.

 

All ages. Beer and wine is available with ID.

After hundreds of thousands of album and ticket sales with features in major picture soundtracks, this iconic instrumental band will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2019. 

Explosions In The Sky play some of the most passionate, powerful instrumental music you will ever hear. Equal parts romance and tragedy, their beautiful melodies have the tendency to ignite into head-spinning walls of noise. Easily one of the most intense live bands ever, their sound proves to be every bit as triumphant as their name implies.


AMP Concerts

The KONGOS Brothers

AMP Concerts

1929 TOUR

10/17/2019 8:00pm

FREE · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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The brothers KONGOS—Johnny, Jesse, Dylan, and Danny—have music in their blood. Their South African/British father, John Kongos, landed multiple chart hits in the seventies, and the boys picked up instruments at a young age. Now, they're continuing that musical legacy.  

Growing up in London and Johannesburg, they ultimately settled in their mother's hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, where the band was officially formed in 2003. KONGOS began playing shows and recording, eventually releasing their self-titled debut album in 2007. Completely self-contained, they write, produce, engineer and mix their music as well as direct all their own music videos. 

After years touring, emailing labels, agents, radio stations and management companies, the brothers got their first break in 2011 when "I'm Only Joking" became a radio smash in South Africa, followed by multiple top 40 hits from their second album "Lunatic", including “Come With Me Now” which would go on to put KONGOS on the map in the United States and worldwide in 2014. The group became unanimously recognized as one of rock’s most infectious and invigorating new voices as the track went RIAA double-platinum for sales in excess of 2 million. It occupied the #1 spot at Alternative Radio for five weeks, marking the quickest ascent to the top by a new band in history. They spent the following 2 years on tour all over the world. 

In 2016 they returned with "Egomaniac", scoring another top ten Alternative hit with "Take It From Me" and have since had their music heard everywhere with placements by HBO, FX, CNN, NBC Sports, ESPN, NFL, The Expendables 3, Universal Studios, Dodge Ram, Samsung Galaxy, American Idol, The Originals, MTV Movie Awards, Playstation 4 and more.  Their videos have been viewed over 100 million times: http://smarturl.it/CWMNvideo. They’ve hit the stage on Late Night With Seth MeyersJimmy Kimmel LIVE!The Today Show and more and received acclaim from Rolling StoneUSA Today, and many others. 

2018 has seen an explosion of creativity from the band with an upcoming new album, “1929”, a 10 part documentary series, “Bus Call”, which follows their story and gives a compelling and realistic window into life on tour. The brothers also host a weekly podcast, “The Front Lounge”, where they discuss music, ideas and more with guests that include other musicians, artists, touring professionals and entrepreneurs. 

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