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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
May 25th 2019 7:00pm
Gorilla Theater VII
May 30th 2019 8:00pm
Nick Hans & The Stray Dog String Band
May 31st 2019 8:00pm
OrnEtc.
Jun 1st 2019 8:00pm
Float Goat
Jun 6th 2019 8:00pm
Black Sabbitch
Jun 7th 2019 8:00pm
Making Movies
Jun 8th 2019 7:00pm
Ash Fest--2nd Annual
Jun 14th 2019 8:00pm
Tone Ranger
Aug 18th 2019 8:00pm
Big Business
Sep 22nd 2019 7:30pm
Explosions in The Sky

The Mothership

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Gorilla Theater VII

Teatro Serpiente

Dinner Theater: Drink and dinner specials

Space is limited. Be sure to show up early to get your table!

5/25/2019 7:00pm

$10 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Join us for the annual Gorilla Theater Festival, a 32 hour, page-to-stage festival featuring writers and thespians from around northern New Mexico. Enjoy the usual laughs, stumbles, and moments of inspiration, now with tableside service so you won't miss a minute! Don't let the tablecloths fool you: this is the same rough-and-tumble, passion-and-panic theater festival you've enjoyed for the past seven years. Sign up to act or help out at teatroserpiente.com.

Nick Hans & The Stray Dog String Band

W/Special Guest Zephaniah Stringfield

5/30/2019 8:00pm

S5 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Nick Hans is a traditional musician and original song writer, who has created his own unique style of powerful, straight to the point country blues, old time, jazz and folk music. His songs are inspired by his own life, living and playing music in New Orleans, working seasonal jobs, touring, riding the rails and sleeping under stars across the American countryside.
 
The Stray Dog String Band are a Taos based old time music trio who always bring the ruckus... Blazing fiddle and beautiful banjo melodies fly with bright and captivating vocals to keep the crowd moving. They send listeners into another time and place, where life was simple and music emerged true and spontaneous from the dance halls, honky tonks, street corners and road shows of a bygone America.

OrnEtc.

W/ Love Unfold The Sun

5/31/2019 8:00pm

$7 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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OrnEtc.

What started out as an Ornette Coleman cover band, became so much more when it branched out with compositions by Thelonious Monk, Mihaly Dresch, Kenny Wheeler, Thomas Chapin, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Bela Bartok. OrnEtc. is also focused on original tunes. 
Lesser known standards and raucous originals are melody-driven, and played without traditional chordal instruments to emphasize the interplay between melody, improvisation, and the rhythm-section.

Love Unfold The Sun 

Atmospheric, searing and hypnotic, the Middle Eastern-tinged free-jazz/funk quartet Love Unfold The Sun brings sparkling interplay within hypnotic, muscular grooves. The band recently released  the album "Live At Duel" on Norumba Records, a live set from Duel Brewing, Santa Fe, offering a more energetic, conversational take on the usual world/jazz mashup genre: "The open improvisations reveal an acute sensitivity ,..., ushering the quartet into one bracing and surprising exploration after another." Mel Minter, Musically Speaking, April 2019

Led by guitarist/oudist Mustafa Stefan Dill (who has performed at numerous guitar and and jazz festivals around the world and led the groups Sama Duo and Pray For Brain, as well as work with Cecil Taylor and others),  Love Unfold The Sun reunites a criticially acclaimed Santa Fe based lineup from the early 2000s. 
 
The Taos edition features Ornetc drummer Dave Wayne on drums and Ross Hamlin on bass, with special guest Chris Jonas on saxophones, marking  the first time Dill and Jonas have played since meeting as members in a mid 90s  project for Cecil Taylor.

Float Goat

Taos Mesa Brewing

w/ Special Guests

6/1/2019 8:00pm

$7 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Born and raised in the Mile High City FLOATGOAT has shown their horns as a commanding trio in the Colorado music scene. The group creates a truly unique experience in an electronic soundscape, forging a sound that is timeless through the dazzling chord progressions of jazz and upbeat tempo of electronic dance music, blazing the trail for an entirely new genre called voltage fusion. Whether you’re an old-timer who loves to see musicians shred, or an audiophile who’s intrigued by mind boggling sound design, FLOATGOAT music will make an audience of all musical tastes groove their way to the dance floor. Drawing inspiration from fans, goat cheese, and funk legends alike, the trio demonstrates a relentless party all night long life-style that is sure to get the crowd dancing, drinking, and perhaps jumping off balconies or whatever large structure may be in the area at the time. FLOATGOAT is not responsible for fans who get too rowdy, listener discretion is advised. 

Black Sabbitch

6/6/2019 8:00pm

$7 ADV $10 DOS · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Since 2011, Black Sabbitch have been selling out shows and wowing even the most difficult to please Sabbath worshipers, gaining a rabid fan base and the respect of critics, fans and musicians alike. They were hand-picked by Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne to open the inaugural Ozzfiesta and by Dave Grohl to play Cal Jam with Foo Fighters and Iggy Pop, after which the FooFighters shared photos of Black Sabbitch saying "we were spellbound.” Nick Zinner of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs chose Black Sabbitch to headline his curated festival Bedrocktoberfest and legendary street artist Shepard Fairey had Black Sabbitch open his Black Sabbath retrospective, Never Say Die. Electroclash superstar Peaches recently sat in as lead vocalist with Black Sabbitch for a special two night run in Los Angeles. The LA Weekly recently said of Black Sabbitch. "Finally Black Sabbitch took the stage and pretty much melted everyone's faces. The all-female Black Sabbath... were not only talented — nailing every note of the legendary group's familiar repertoire — but were captivating to an almost distracting level. Looking up at them from the crowd (which had erupted into a mosh pit...) I couldn't help but wonder what these women's stories were. They emanated the effortless cool of rock and roll, but with about 10 extra ounces of sexy confidence.”
Black Sabbitch are Angie Scarpa / Drums,  Melanie Makaiwi / Bass, Emily Burton / Guitar, Alice Austin / Vocals

Making Movies

6/7/2019 8:00pm

$10 ADV/$12 DOS · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Making Movies blends pulsing Afro-Latino rhythms, psychedelic jams and rock ’n’ roll swagger into powerful live performances, full of theatrics and cathartic climaxes. Armed with the ambitious and politically charged 2017 release I Am Another You — “lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year,” NPR raved — and a companion EP, You Are Another Me, the Kansas City band punches out one high-energy song after another. The foursome showcases their Latin American roots, with frontman Enrique Chi incorporating traditional instruments like the Panamanian mejorana alongside electric guitar, or the Chaurand brothers swapping drums and percussion for a dueling zapateado huasteco, a traditional form of dance from Veracruz, Mexico. The band's political idea is straightforward enough that they can express it in four words: “We are all immigrants.”

Ash Fest--2nd Annual

With Bones of Romeo - Taos Local Favorite : Third Degree - ACDC Tribute Band : Hartless - Greatest Rock Hits : Prince of Darkness - Ozzy Osbourne Tribute Band

6/8/2019 7:00pm

$10 ADV/$12 DOS · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Every day, 42 children are diagnosed with cancer. Each year approximately 15,500 parents will hear the words "your child has cancer." The average cost in a hospital for a child with cancer is $40,000 per stay.

We want to help!

On Saturday June 8, 2019 help us support Ashley Quintanilla and her battle with cancer. In loving memory of her Father and Mother who passed away in 2018.

We invite you to the 2nd Annual Ash Festival at Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership from 7-11pm.

 

Bands:

 

 

 

Bones of Romeo 

 

 

Bones of Romeo is a high energy rock and roll band based out of Taos New Mexico. The band covers rock hits from the classic rock era to the present. The Stones, Zepplin, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Billy Idol, U2, The Red Hot Chili Peppers to Kings of Leon and many more. The band also writes original tunes which they include in their sets. Bones has decades of experience from the rock scenes in L.A., Seattle, Chicago and Albuquerque. A straight up no nonsense band who bring passion and joy and their love of Rock and Roll to all their performances. Bones of Romeo members include: David Garver-guitar/lead vocals, Marcus Hall-lead guitar, Sam Lucero-bass, and Dave Koziol-drums.

Follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/bonesofromeo/

 

 

 

THIRD DEGREE

Third Degree is New Mexico's premier tribute to AC/DC. From the early days to the present, Third Degree, led by Miles Fisher-vocals, guitars nails the voice of ACDC to a T. From TNT to Back in Black, the band covers four decades of ACDC. Backed by Scott Gifford-lead guitar, Ken Kashuba-bass and Mike Mistretta-drums. Third Degree will take you on a high energy journey covering the hits from the early Bon Scott days to the present fronted by Brian Johnson.  Close your eyes and you will swear you ACDC is standing before you. Come witness this amazing tribute! Follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/thirddegreenm/

 

Hartless 

 The band name Hartless was created on February 8, 2013 by Lorraine Valdez (a.k.a., La Rain).     This “in your face” variety rock band was conceived after a super bowl event at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino. The general manager at the time, Mark Schrecengost (a.k.a Shrek) had persuaded La Rain to play for him. After four hours of non-stop song requests ranging from Bon Jovi to the Beatles, Shrek convinced La Rain to form a band and booked them at the Casino for 20 straight performances. Ever since, they have been a huge success and are gaining momentum. Their purpose is to help people forget about their problems or add to their happiness by making great memories through music. The intention from day one was to reach out to all races, creeds, genders or species possible as well as empower the world one gig at a time.

The core band is comprised of La Rain on lead vocals/rhythm guitar, Tim Schmoyer on vocals/drums, Lionel Agoyo on lead guitar and Joey Atencio vocals/bass. Hartless enjoys finding talented artists from around the globe to jam with as well as young prodigies in the making. Giving back to the community through music is also a goal. Hartless is truly blessed and honored to be sponsored by Que Suave Radio 99.9 KSWV, Thunder 105.5 KTRZ, The Decibel Foundry, Black Widow Mediatography, Hartless Family Genealogical Group, Dos XX Beer and Admiral Distributing.

Performing the greatest rock classics of all time! Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Runaways, Concrete Blonde, 4 Non-Blondes, Journey, Boston, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Brian Adams, Toto, The Cult, Ratt, Outfield, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Great White, Foriegner, Scorpions, Jett, The Clash, Danzig, Loverboy, Cheap Trick, and more! Hartless takes all requests for new songs and is a real crowd pleaser that enjoys interacting with the audience. You can follow us at: http://www.Hartless.me,   https://www.facebook.com/hartlessband/  or Instagram: hartless40. 

 

Prince of Darkness

 

Prince of Darkness is a world class tribute to Ozzy Osbourne during the Randy Rhoads era. The band formed in 2014 out of Albuquerque, NM out of previous tributes to Ozzy and Black Sabbath; Suicide Solution and Bloody Sabbath. Members include Lance Sedillo-Lead Vocals, Bardo Trujillo-Guitar, Ronald Brown-Drums and Anton B Rich-Bass.  Influences include The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Dio, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, King Diamond most Classic Metal. Prince of Darkness chemistry on stage creates one of the best live Ozzy tribute performances around. Their passion for Ozzy runs deep and is nothing less than an amazing show! Don’t take their word for it, come and see for yourself! You can contact us at info@travelerinpain.com or find us on https://www.Facebook.com/princeofdarknessozzytribute https://www.Facebook.com/TRAVELERINPAIN/

Tone Ranger

W/ Woven Talon

6/14/2019 8:00pm

$10 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Tone Ranger and Woven Talon return to Taos Mesa Brewery for Summer Supernatural, an evening of immersive desert dance music under the summer stars.

Tone Ranger, who will be featured at Meow Wolf’s Taos Vortex festival, will be showcasing new work from the recently released On the Horizon EP (March 2019, Jumpsuit Records). Moreover, he will share the deeper magic he has been tapping into in preparation for a full-length album due for release towards the end of the year. The new songs feature more vocalists, trumpets, flutes, violins, Spanish guitar, and synthesizers, along with his signature cosmic lap steel guitar. You can expect an ever-deepening dance experience, a celebration of the majestic Northern New Mexico sound and landscape.

 

Returning home to New Mexico after a Summer tour in New Zealand, Woven Talon will be celebrating the release of their new album, Dreamlines. Composed by former Taos artist Andrew Tumason, Dreamlines was conceived in New Zealand and came to full fruition in Santa Fe, where Tumason spends most of his time producing visionary music. Dreamlines carries a deeper conceptual story through layers of vocal-based layers, groovy African-influenced percussion, and entrancing bass tones. Taos being one of the most influential landscapes for Tumason’s musical evolution, an evening of music surrounded by the Sangre de Cristos is befitting for the album’s release.

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.

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.


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