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Oct 29th 2017 7:00pm
Like a Boss Productions....KUNG FU
Nov 3rd 2017 8:00pm
The Rocky Horror Show
Nov 4th 2017 7:00pm
KNCE Taos 93.5 3 Year Anniversary Party! Roots & Wires Presents...Aurelio
Nov 7th 2017 8:00pm
Wu-Tang Clan founding member Inspectah Deck
Nov 12th 2017 6:00pm
Taos Two Stepping Dance With Boris and the Saltlicks featuring the Amazing Tom Pryor on pedal steel
Nov 15th 2017 7:00pm
Tina and Her Pony
Nov 18th 2017 7:30pm
Taos Jazz Bebop Society presents...Grace Kelly Quartet
Jan 9th 2018 8:00pm
Brett Dennen
Feb 11th 2018 6:00pm
Taos Two Stepping Dance With Boris and the Saltlicks featuring the Amazing Tom Pryor on pedal steel

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Like a Boss Productions....KUNG FU

Extreme Electric Jazz Funk

10/29/2017 7:00pm

$15 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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KUNG FU

Doors: 7PM

Tickets: $15 advance (+ taxes and fees)

$18 at door (+ taxes and fees) or PAY $18 even with CASH 

Through discipline, practice & study KUNG FU has sought excellence in the art of improvised dance music. Schooled by the masters, The Headhunters, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Frank Zappa, the quintet of masterfully seasoned musicians blends electro-jazz-funk with an EDM informed danceability at the highest level of skill & inspiration nightly. The resulting “NU-SION” is “captivating”, “explosive”, “jaw-dropping” and “musically mesmerizing. Prepare yourselves for a devastating, LETHAL FUNK to be rained down on you by a BAD-ASS BLACK-BELT BACKBEAT. For the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet the focus is simple: ENTER THE DRAGON!

The Rocky Horror Show

Taos Pride

Costume Contest with great prizes from local vendors. Pre-Movie Party with Chi Chi Les Fleurs and Mirror Travel

11/3/2017 8:00pm

$5 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Chi Chi Les Fleurs @ 7:30

Mirror Travel @ 8:15

Rocky Horror Picture Show @ 9:30
HOSTS: Kiki Shakti and Spanky 

A Benefit for Taos Pride!

$5 cover includes a Rocky Horror audience participation bag of items

Costume Contest with great prizes from local vendors

KNCE Taos 93.5 3 Year Anniversary Party! Roots & Wires Presents...Aurelio

Roots and Wires Presents

Live from the Garifuna Nation

FREE SHOW!!!!

11/4/2017 7:00pm

FREE · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Singer-songwriter, guitarist and percussionist, Aurelio Martinez aka AURELIO (born 1969), is one of Central America’s most gifted performers. Born in Honduras, the artist is known for his powerful and evocative voice. He is a major tradition-bearer of the Garifuna culture and music and he is considered nowadays as the Cultural Ambassador of the Garifuna nation.  

The Garinagu, commonly known as the Garifuna are people of Amerindian and West African descents who live along the coasts of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The original home of the Garifuna is St. Vincent (one of the windward islands in the West Indies) from which they were deported in 1796 by the British government and landed on Roatan island, situated in the Bay Islands of Honduras. 

Aurelio grew up in a small Caribbean village called Plaplaya, surrounded by a family of talented musicians. His father was a well-known local troubadour who improvised Paranda songs containing Garifuna roots rhythms and Latin sounds. Following the influence of his uncles and grandfather, he became a brilliant drummer in his early childhood. From his vocally gifted mother, he learned to sing and picked up many songs she crafted. Actually, Aurelio began performing at Garifuna ceremonies when just a boy, even at the most sacred events where children were usually not even allowed. At the age of 14, the young man became a respected musician with a firm grounding in Garifuna rhythms, rituals and songs. READ MORE...

Wu-Tang Clan founding member Inspectah Deck

11/7/2017 8:00pm

$10 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Jason Hunter or Inspectah Deck was born 6th of july, 1970 in Bronx, New York. As a rapper from Wu-Tang Clan, producer and one of the best lyricists he’s been around since 92' when Wu first broke out he’s been with Wu from the start. 3 solo albums, 3 mix tapes & 2 collab albums with Czarface he also appears in all wu-tang albums also in the other members solo work like: Liquid Swords, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Tical, Iron Man etc. Also worked in the essence of Gang Starr, Cormega, CZArface, Kool G Rap, Kurupt

 

Taos Two Stepping Dance With Boris and the Saltlicks featuring the Amazing Tom Pryor on pedal steel

Free Two-Stepping Dance Lessons @ 6pm

11/12/2017 6:00pm

$5 · 5:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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When Boris is joined by his blessed Salt Licks together they create the highest caliber Americana Roots band available for performance. Its hard to go wrong with Jeff Berlin the gifted self taught drummer out of Boston and Brett "Smokestack" Davis the burning vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from New Mexico. Just as phenomenal the mad genius of Kevin Zoernig on keyboards graces the stage with a 70's lusciousness. Susan Holmes has been called by Legendary Singer/guitarist Bill Hearne "The best damn upright player on god's green earth." Boris is most impressed with the works of Woody Guthrie, Taj Mahal, Michael Hurley, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits, Greg Brown, Johny Cash, Hank Williams, Uncle Tupelo, The Rolling Stones, and ethnomusicologists such as Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Harry Smith, Ralph Rinzler, and Alan Lomax. Boris McCutcheon's Bio Boris was born in 1969, grew up on farmland and learned to ride a horse before he could walk. His Mother is a horse trainer and shepherd and his father is a woodcutter and singer himself. In 1988 Boris attended Marlboro College in VT where he hoped to become a better writer. In 1992 he attended UCSC where he hoped to become a better farmer. However his Guild guitar had a tremendous gravity that he could never shake despite his best-laid plans. Boris has made a living as a performer, farmer, oxen drover, chimney sweeper, irrigation designer, carpenter, deckhand and stone mason. He knows hay from straw. For 14 years Boris McCutcheon soaked up the scenery, spirit and people of the Southwest, Northern California, and New England before returning in 2004 back to New Mexico. In the Fall of 2005 Boris joined up with the best independent label in the Southwest, Frogville Records out of Santa Fe.(www.frogvilleplanet.com) In October Boris McCutcheon and his blessed Salt Licks recorded a third album, "Cactusman vs The Blue Demon", slated for release in early 2006. Boris McCutcheon is a complex American original. One of the most mischievous songwriters and singers of his generation, he has challenged what is commercially and non-commercially viable in the industry from the beginning of his career. Since, 2000 his first album, "Mother Ditch", has gained cult status. This debut album contains eclectic roots music with tuba, circus sounding waltzes and scratch/sniff lyrics that are almost too vivid. In 2003 Boris McCutcheon recorded his second album, "when we were big", at Wave Lab Studios in Tucson, AZ, with his band The Salt Licks. This one of a kind psychedelic rock/folk record has gained momentous critical acclaim in Europe and in the States as well. Boris and the Salt Licks toured Europe several times with international support and successdue to the making of this second record. Lets not forget the force that drives the lyrics, and the music… Boris' voice. From a whisper, to a yodel, to his trademark soulful attack, Boris' gruff voice will penetrate and "sooth that spot the listener cannot reach." For this reason his albums have been known to live in people's cars until the CD's themselves are worn out and scratched beyond repair. Boris claims to be a, "musical shaman or a cosmic fool stuck somewhere between Harry Smith's Folk anthology and the 1970's". Not a bad place to be. From the works of his three distinct albums and after many tours under his belt, Boris has proven himself to a large fan base and to fellow artists alike as an inspiration. Boris has been a stylistic maverick and cameleon long before he heard Beck and has been playing alt/country long before he ever stumbled on Uncle Tupelo. Boris McCutcheon is a complex American artist as diverse and colorful as "God's Country" itself! 1988 > Roommate wrecks Boris's Ford Pinto and pays Boris for the damage. Boris buys first guitar with the cash, (which he still plays). 1990 > Boris meets Folkways Records founder Ralph Rinzler and becomes his friend and employee.(Ralph Rinzler is a famous ethnomusicologist who discovered Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley. He also played mandolin for Taj Mahal on occassion amoung a list of other great things.) > Ralph gives Boris his first "real" guitar lesson, teaches him about Woody Guthrie, opens worlds and sheds light on the meaning of folk music to Boris. > Employed by Ralph Rinzler to drive his private collection of records across country. 1991-1999 >Lives, farms and studies at UCSC, then travels north. and then eventually winds up in New Mexico for a long stint. 2000 > Moves to New England and Records debut album "Mother Ditch". This album is rooted in a decade of rambling through CA, NM and the Southwest. Meets Jeff Berlin and forms the Salt Licks. 2000-2002 > With the promotional help of Boston writer Steve Almond and hundreds of shows with the Salt Licks Boris creates a dynamic and powerful fan base in New England. 2003 > Flies to Wavelab Studios in Tuscon AZ with the Salt Licks, manager Jeannie Smith , and producer Pete Weiss to record second album "When We Were Big". > "When We Were Big", cultivates national and international acclaim and is voted as one the top 20 albums of the year by many critics. Danielle Dreilinger puts it at ..20 in No Depression. > Many fantastic reviews far and wide in the States and in Europe. > Voted Boston Magazine's 2003 "Hot List of Musicians burning up the town". 2004 > "When We Were Big" reaches ..5 on the Euro Americana Chart. > Boris and Salt Licks form alliance with Lucky Dice records out of Holland. > Lucky Dice Records becomes European distributor for Boris and the Salt Licks. > Tour of The Netherlands in conjunction with Lucky Dice Records. Included: Live Blue Highways Festival performance and KRO National Public Radio Show. > "Pumpkin Farmer" selected for inclusion on the 2004 Boston's Best Singer Songwriter Showcase, Volume 5. > Boston Music Award Nominee for "Best Male Singer/Songwriter." > Nashville, TN: Americana Music Association Conference Showcase for Up-and-Coming Artist. > Boris' song "Sad Mountain" gets included in the "unsung-unsigned" compilation by Catamount Records, Nashville TN. > Two new live CD's available:"Live at the Fishmonger" and "Turbulent Amusement". > Second Tour of The Netherlands which includes Roots Of Heaven Festival Performance and Paradiso Performance. Shows with Darrell Scott, Slaid Cleaves, Jud Newcomb, Giant Sand, Brian Webb, Rod Picott, and The American Music Club. 2005 > 2 tours of the Southwest with The Salt Licks. Performs for Governor Bill Richardson in Pinos Altos NM. Bill buys two CD's. > Moves happily back to New Mexico to take up permanent residency. > Boris song "Gift Horse" selected for KRO National Public Radio live "American Connection" compilation. Other artists include: Kathleen Edwards, Jay Farrar, Ron Sexsmith, and Townes Van Zandt. Released on Corazong Records. > Unreleased song "Pilgrim" (with duct tape solo) is played on National Public Radio's CAR TALK. > Joins best indie label in the Southwest FROGVILLE RECORDS in Santa Fe NM and records third album "Cactusman vs. The Blue Demon". > Album is slated to be released early 2006. > A third tour of Holland with Lucky Dice Records is already in the works.

Tina and Her Pony

11/15/2017 7:00pm

$8 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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With warm smiles and honest simplicity, Tina & Her Pony bring a unique sound to the American folk tradition, featuring original songs that echo the sound of Appalachia, while creating new waves with radical, queer lyrics, uncommon instrumentation and vocals tighter than your mamas’ brassiere.

Tina & Her Pony formed in Asheville, N.C. in 2009 following the chance meeting of Tina Collins (tenor banjo, tenor ukulele, guitar, vocals) and Quetzal Jordan (cello, guitar, vocals). Collins and Jordan spent two years holed up in the high desert mountain town of Taos, New Mexico, making music and friends, and becoming one of the iconic artist colony’s most beloved performing acts.

After an 18 month tour spanning the entire United States and a bit of Canada, they relocated to Asheville.

Tina and Her Pony released their full length, self-titled debut album in March 2012. The album was mixed and mastered in Oakland, Calif. with Myles Boisen (The Tigerlilies; Kronos Quartet) and features trumpeter Chris Grady (also featured on Tom Waits’ Mule Variations).

In addition, the group released its six-track EP “Walkin’ in My Sleep” in March 2012. The sound on the EP has a playful, low-fi quality that highlights Collins’ and Jordan´s magnetic synergy as a standalone duo. Both albums are now available for download on iTunes and Amazon.

Tour updates and additional band information are available at www.tinaandherpony.com

Taos Jazz Bebop Society presents...Grace Kelly Quartet

Last night of the 2017 Frank Morgan Taos Jazz Festival!

11/18/2017 7:30pm

$20 · 6:30pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Taos Jazz Bebop Society Presents
Grace Kelly Quartet

“Her electric charisma instantly ignites the room” –Jon Batiste, StayHuman, house band of Stephen Colbert's Late Show.

Grace Kelly is one of the most visible and talked about young women artists on the scene today, bringing new excitement and attention to jazz. "Discovered" almost simultaneously in her early teens by Frank Morgan, Phil Woods and Lee Konitz, she performed and recorded with all three of them by the age of 17. Tours have taken her to jazz festivals in all corners of the globe, and venues from Carnegie Hall to Birdland and Taos Mesa Brewing (for the past two years.) She spent a season in Jon Batiste's "Stay Human"– house band for the Late Show with Steven Colbert. Her latest honor– the 2016 64th Annual Downbeat Critics Poll named her a "rising star in the alto sax category". We say her star has already risen.

SHOWTIME:  7:30 pm
TICKETS: $20 ADV |  $25 AT DOOR

 

 

Trout Steak Revival

12/29/2017 7:00pm

$10 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Brett Dennen

The Lift Series

TICKETS GO ON SALE 10/27/17

1/9/2018 8:00pm

$18 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Taos Two Stepping Dance With Boris and the Saltlicks featuring the Amazing Tom Pryor on pedal steel

Free Two-Stepping Dance Lessons @ 6pm

2/11/2018 6:00pm

$5 · 5:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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When Boris is joined by his blessed Salt Licks together they create the highest caliber Americana Roots band available for performance. Its hard to go wrong with Jeff Berlin the gifted self taught drummer out of Boston and Brett "Smokestack" Davis the burning vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from New Mexico. Just as phenomenal the mad genius of Kevin Zoernig on keyboards graces the stage with a 70's lusciousness. Susan Holmes has been called by Legendary Singer/guitarist Bill Hearne "The best damn upright player on god's green earth." Boris is most impressed with the works of Woody Guthrie, Taj Mahal, Michael Hurley, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits, Greg Brown, Johny Cash, Hank Williams, Uncle Tupelo, The Rolling Stones, and ethnomusicologists such as Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Harry Smith, Ralph Rinzler, and Alan Lomax. Boris McCutcheon's Bio Boris was born in 1969, grew up on farmland and learned to ride a horse before he could walk. His Mother is a horse trainer and shepherd and his father is a woodcutter and singer himself. In 1988 Boris attended Marlboro College in VT where he hoped to become a better writer. In 1992 he attended UCSC where he hoped to become a better farmer. However his Guild guitar had a tremendous gravity that he could never shake despite his best-laid plans. Boris has made a living as a performer, farmer, oxen drover, chimney sweeper, irrigation designer, carpenter, deckhand and stone mason. He knows hay from straw. For 14 years Boris McCutcheon soaked up the scenery, spirit and people of the Southwest, Northern California, and New England before returning in 2004 back to New Mexico. In the Fall of 2005 Boris joined up with the best independent label in the Southwest, Frogville Records out of Santa Fe.(www.frogvilleplanet.com) In October Boris McCutcheon and his blessed Salt Licks recorded a third album, "Cactusman vs The Blue Demon", slated for release in early 2006. Boris McCutcheon is a complex American original. One of the most mischievous songwriters and singers of his generation, he has challenged what is commercially and non-commercially viable in the industry from the beginning of his career. Since, 2000 his first album, "Mother Ditch", has gained cult status. This debut album contains eclectic roots music with tuba, circus sounding waltzes and scratch/sniff lyrics that are almost too vivid. In 2003 Boris McCutcheon recorded his second album, "when we were big", at Wave Lab Studios in Tucson, AZ, with his band The Salt Licks. This one of a kind psychedelic rock/folk record has gained momentous critical acclaim in Europe and in the States as well. Boris and the Salt Licks toured Europe several times with international support and successdue to the making of this second record. Lets not forget the force that drives the lyrics, and the music… Boris' voice. From a whisper, to a yodel, to his trademark soulful attack, Boris' gruff voice will penetrate and "sooth that spot the listener cannot reach." For this reason his albums have been known to live in people's cars until the CD's themselves are worn out and scratched beyond repair. Boris claims to be a, "musical shaman or a cosmic fool stuck somewhere between Harry Smith's Folk anthology and the 1970's". Not a bad place to be. From the works of his three distinct albums and after many tours under his belt, Boris has proven himself to a large fan base and to fellow artists alike as an inspiration. Boris has been a stylistic maverick and cameleon long before he heard Beck and has been playing alt/country long before he ever stumbled on Uncle Tupelo. Boris McCutcheon is a complex American artist as diverse and colorful as "God's Country" itself! 1988 > Roommate wrecks Boris's Ford Pinto and pays Boris for the damage. Boris buys first guitar with the cash, (which he still plays). 1990 > Boris meets Folkways Records founder Ralph Rinzler and becomes his friend and employee.(Ralph Rinzler is a famous ethnomusicologist who discovered Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley. He also played mandolin for Taj Mahal on occassion amoung a list of other great things.) > Ralph gives Boris his first "real" guitar lesson, teaches him about Woody Guthrie, opens worlds and sheds light on the meaning of folk music to Boris. > Employed by Ralph Rinzler to drive his private collection of records across country. 1991-1999 >Lives, farms and studies at UCSC, then travels north. and then eventually winds up in New Mexico for a long stint. 2000 > Moves to New England and Records debut album "Mother Ditch". This album is rooted in a decade of rambling through CA, NM and the Southwest. Meets Jeff Berlin and forms the Salt Licks. 2000-2002 > With the promotional help of Boston writer Steve Almond and hundreds of shows with the Salt Licks Boris creates a dynamic and powerful fan base in New England. 2003 > Flies to Wavelab Studios in Tuscon AZ with the Salt Licks, manager Jeannie Smith , and producer Pete Weiss to record second album "When We Were Big". > "When We Were Big", cultivates national and international acclaim and is voted as one the top 20 albums of the year by many critics. Danielle Dreilinger puts it at ..20 in No Depression. > Many fantastic reviews far and wide in the States and in Europe. > Voted Boston Magazine's 2003 "Hot List of Musicians burning up the town". 2004 > "When We Were Big" reaches ..5 on the Euro Americana Chart. > Boris and Salt Licks form alliance with Lucky Dice records out of Holland. > Lucky Dice Records becomes European distributor for Boris and the Salt Licks. > Tour of The Netherlands in conjunction with Lucky Dice Records. Included: Live Blue Highways Festival performance and KRO National Public Radio Show. > "Pumpkin Farmer" selected for inclusion on the 2004 Boston's Best Singer Songwriter Showcase, Volume 5. > Boston Music Award Nominee for "Best Male Singer/Songwriter." > Nashville, TN: Americana Music Association Conference Showcase for Up-and-Coming Artist. > Boris' song "Sad Mountain" gets included in the "unsung-unsigned" compilation by Catamount Records, Nashville TN. > Two new live CD's available:"Live at the Fishmonger" and "Turbulent Amusement". > Second Tour of The Netherlands which includes Roots Of Heaven Festival Performance and Paradiso Performance. Shows with Darrell Scott, Slaid Cleaves, Jud Newcomb, Giant Sand, Brian Webb, Rod Picott, and The American Music Club. 2005 > 2 tours of the Southwest with The Salt Licks. Performs for Governor Bill Richardson in Pinos Altos NM. Bill buys two CD's. > Moves happily back to New Mexico to take up permanent residency. > Boris song "Gift Horse" selected for KRO National Public Radio live "American Connection" compilation. Other artists include: Kathleen Edwards, Jay Farrar, Ron Sexsmith, and Townes Van Zandt. Released on Corazong Records. > Unreleased song "Pilgrim" (with duct tape solo) is played on National Public Radio's CAR TALK. > Joins best indie label in the Southwest FROGVILLE RECORDS in Santa Fe NM and records third album "Cactusman vs. The Blue Demon". > Album is slated to be released early 2006. > A third tour of Holland with Lucky Dice Records is already in the works.

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