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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
Jul 19th 2019 8:00pm
The Mrs.
Jul 20th 2019 8:00pm
ill-esha, Beat Kitty, Kanizzle, Wyatt Lawson, Stoneypie
Jul 26th 2019 8:00pm
Meadow Makers
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
Sep 27th 2019 8:00pm
Claudio Simonetti's Goblin
Oct 1st 2019 7:00pm
Mississippi Meets Mali
Oct 17th 2019 8:00pm
The KONGOS
Nov 3rd 2019 7:00pm
Kikagaku Moyo

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The Mrs.

Taos Mesa Brewing

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.

ill-esha, Beat Kitty, Kanizzle, Wyatt Lawson, Stoneypie

Taos Mesa Brewing

7/20/2019 8:00pm

10$ ADV/ $12$ DO · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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A night of DJ's and dance at Taos Mesa Mothership!

ill-ēsha 

Vancouver-born and Colorado-based music producer, artist and DJ ill-esha has crafted a long-standing soundscape of electronic bass music throughout her career, continuously evolving her musical stylings and bridging gaps between hip-hop, dubstep, R&B and future bass music.  ill-esha is recognized as an extremely rare and diverse, burgeoning artist in the EDM scene, as her live set showcases her incredible talent to sing, DJ, and simultaneously rock her keytar. She is one of few electronic artists to blossom throughout the progression of different musical trends while still focusing on her artistic vision and authenticity.  Constantly evolving a dynamic stage show, ill-esha is a perfect example of electronic music’s transition towards live instrumentation and indie pop sensibility.

Beat Kitty 

Her beats escape the genre specific norms with constant fusion of sounds borrowed from a variety of bass and global stylings. Halftime, Global Bass and DNB are only a short list of soundscapes coming from this playful but powerful dj/producer combo.

 

Kanizzle

Versatility is the name of the game for Kanizzle, reading a crowds ebb and flow and seamlessly playing everything from jungly double-time dubstep riddims, moombahton, drumstep, and tribally-Bmore-club-inspired electro….to perfectly timed set surprises like Fine Young Cannibals, Bootsy Collins, and Outkast. Translated – he drops choice selections of tribal ghetto bass heavy grime that not only alligns your chakras for you…it is known to incite vision quests for even the most learned of masters. High energy, fun, loose, and funky are good buzzwords for Kanizzle – as his roots are deep in hip hop and funk music.

 

Wyatt Lawson

Wyatt Lawson is a EDM and Electronic Band from Albuquerque, New Mexico ... Wyatt Lawson. Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States ... Bio. Currently at a loss for words.

 

Stoneypie

Tara Lopez, aka Stoneypie, is a  Phoenix native who got her start in DJing when her good friend, DJentrification, asked her to perform as a guest at 602'sdays, a weekly event hosted by Bikini Lounge. She works closely with the Stateside Presents team, performing at venues around the Valley, including Crescent Ballroom, where she spins an all-vinyl set weekly as part of Friday Night Funk. Behind the decks, Tara describes herself as "eclectically modern cool." When she is not DJing, Tara can be found working on her production skills, thumbing through the pages of a nonfiction book or jamming out on the bass guitar and piano. -Phoenix New Times

 

 

 

 

 

Meadow Makers

Taos Mesa Brewing

7/26/2019 8:00pm

FREE · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Making moves and clearing paths for the future; pushing against borders and birthing space. Meadow Makers is a melodic and vocal driven folk duo from Northwest Arkansas. Comprised of Dana Louise and Noah Richmond, this dynamic duo has been holed up in their backwoods cabin for the last year, writing songs and arranging old favorites. The two have been playing regionally under their given names, and are excited to take Meadow Makers on the road this spring.  Their diverse musical backgrounds, and shared love of songwriting have brought them together to create a fresh, unique twist on the traditional folk sound.  Bars, barns, breweries or house concerts, Meadow Makers strives to connect on a higher plane. 

"sounds like two coats of paint" - Malcolm Holcombe   

 

Part TIme

Taos Mesa Brewing

W/ Gary Wilson & Soul Dillas

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 & Desert Prose

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

Claudio Simonetti's Goblin

Tone Deaf Touring, Dread Central, & Metal Buckets

Performing the Live Score to Dario Argento's Deep Red

9/27/2019 8:00pm

$15 - $25 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Mississippi Meets Mali

Roots and Wires

Songhoy Blues from Timbuktu and "The king of The Chitlin Cicuit"--85 year old Bluesman Bobby Rush

10/1/2019 7:00pm

$20 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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The KONGOS

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. 

Kikagaku Moyo

Taos Mesa Brewing

W/ Minami Deutsch and Tan Cologne

11/3/2019 7:00pm

$12 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Kikagaku Moyo progressed from early days in Tokyo’s experimental scene to traveling the world with their mind-bending sounds, exploring different facets of psychedelia on each new release and blowing minds with a live show that was just as searching as their records. The shifting dimensions of Masana Temples are informed by various experiences the band had with traveling through life together, ranging from the months spent on tour to making a pilgrimage to Lisbon to record the album with jazz musician Bruno Pernadas. The songs came together in the wake of the band breaking up the communal house most of them had shared in Tokyo, with some members relocating to Amsterdam, and others moving to different parts of Japan. Transitioning from being based in the scene they had roots in to scattering around various locales made for an even more enhanced understanding of how mystically connected the sum of their parts were when the band reunited to record new material. The music is the product of time spent in motion and all of the bending mindsets that come with it.

The band sought out Pernadas both out of admiration for his music and in an intentional move to work with a producer who came from a wildly different background. With Masana Temples, the band wanted to challenge their own concepts of what psychedelic music could be. Elements of both the attentive folk and wild-eyed rocking sides of the band are still intact throughout Masana Temples, but they’re sharper and more defined. Without sacrificing any of their experimental impulses, songs are more composed and cohesive. Pernadas’ bright production meets with nearly telepathically locked-in performances, on both lazy cloud-like jaunts like “Nazo Nazo” or fuzzed-out expeditions like lead single “Gatherings”. Drummer/vocalist Go Kurosawa, guitarist/vocalist Tomo Katsurada, bassist Kotsuguy, sitar and keyboard player Ryu Kurosawa and guitarist Daoud Popal Akira act as a unit, with an intuitive attention to space and dynamics that could only come from years of playing together in every imaginable setting.

More than the literal interpretation of being on a journey, the album’s always changing sonic panorama reflects the spiritual connection of the band moving through this all together. Life for a traveling band is a series of constant metamorphoses, with languages, cultures, climates and vibes changing with each new town. The only constant for Kikagaku Moyo throughout their travels were the five band members always together moving through it all, but each of them taking everything in from very different perspectives. Inspecting the harmonies and disparities between these perspectives, the group reflects the emotional impact of their nomadic paths.

Coming together in a way more deliberate than the beautifully floating improvisations of their Stone Garden EP or the sometimes hushed dreamstate of 2016 album House In The Tall Grass, Masana Temples is focused and clear in its vision in a way that feels unlike any of Kikagaku Moyo’s earlier sounds.

 

Minami Deutsch biography
Founded in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan in 2014

MINAMI DEUTSCH is a Krautrock band formed by Kyotaro MIULA (guitars, vocals, synthesizer), Taku IDEMOTO (guitar), Keita ISE (bass) and Hikari SAKASHITA (drums).

Their self-titled debut album, released by Guruguru Brain in 2015, sounds very much like classic Krautrock bands like NEU!, CAN or FAUST with its energic motoric beat, thumping bass, strange vocals and (mostly) soothing guitars.

 

TAN COLOGNE

Tan Cologne is the new project of Lauren Green (formerly Mirror Travel) and Marissa Macias formed in Taos, NM. Creating their own experience of sonic space waves, Tan Cologne sounds like diving into a secret dimension where Mazzy Star and CAN met and went surfing together on silky waves of sand dunes. Heavily influenced by the alien landscapes of New Mexico, Green & Macias are currently finishing up their debut full-length album entitled “Cave Vaults on The Moon in New Mexico.” Joined by Parker Shebs and Ry Warner (formerly Ohioan/Castanets) in performance, Tan Cologne explores the dynamics of floating through dreamy double vocals, swirling guitars, and rhythmic woven textures.

 

 

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