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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
Nov 16th 2018 8:00pm
Banshee Tree
Nov 17th 2018 7:30pm
Taos Jazz Bebop Society presents...Grace Kelly Quartet
Nov 21st 2018 7:00pm
Spindrift
Nov 30th 2018 8:00pm
Taos Feeds Taos featuring Last to Know with Special Guest Good Grief
Dec 1st 2018 7:00pm
The Lonn Calanca Band
Dec 7th 2018 8:00pm
Tone Ranger with Woven Talon Dreamlines
Dec 15th 2018 8:00pm
Tony Furtado
Dec 16th 2018 8:00pm
Roots + Wires Presents... AKAE BEKA (Formerly Midnite)
Dec 18th 2018 6:00pm
Taos OnStage Presents...It's a Wonderful Life
Jan 4th 2019 8:00pm
Liver Down the River
Feb 24th 2019 8:00pm
AMP Concerts presents...Trampled By Turtles

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Banshee Tree

A high energy quarter using acoustic and electric instruments to create a unique blend of Django style swing with modern dance and funk.

11/16/2018 8:00pm

$5 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Banshee Tree was formed on the Colorado Front Range in 2014 by Thomas LaFond and grew to include Jason Bertone on bass, Nick Carter on fiddle and Michelle Pietrafitta on drums. Combining the sounds of acoustic and electronic instruments with a diverse blend of Early Jazz, EDM, Funk and Americana, BT journeys their audience through heartfelt sing-a-longs, deep funk grooves and electronic-influenced breakdowns. Banshee Tree has had the honor to share the stage with musicians such as Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, Bonnie Paine and Dan Rodriguez of Elephant Revival, Eric Yates of Hot Buttered Rum, Rebirth Brass Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and many more.  They are currently planning a northwest tour for Fall 2018. You can listen to and purchase their latest release, “In the Company of Crows”, Bandcamp, Itunes, and Spotify and visit their website at Banshee-Tree.com for tour dates and information. 

 

Taos Jazz Bebop Society presents...Grace Kelly Quartet

Electro-Jazz-Pop! Last night of the 2018 Frank Morgan Taos Jazz Festival.

11/17/2018 7:30pm

$25 · 6:00pm · 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: $25 ADV |  $30 AT DOOR

 

 

Spindrift

Psychedelic Western Cinematic Rock ‘n Roll!

11/21/2018 7:00pm

$7 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Spindrift is a psychedelic Spaghetti Western Grindhouse Rock ‘n Roll band! Featured on Quentin Tarantino soundtracks and heavily influenced by The Doors, My Bloody Valentine, Hawkwind, Bruce Haack, and Chrome.
Biography
- "Spindrift: experimental, epic, cinematically inspired music more akin to the textured, symphonic layers of Portishead than the chaps and 10-gallon hat–wearing Riders in the Sky….makes you feel like you've just been made love to by a handsome stranger, a genius visceral experience."
- LA WEEKLY

"Spindrift are living the American dream, were it written by acid-popping UFO enthusiasts with a hard-on for John Wayne"
- THE SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY

Visit the Spindrift Website



Taos Feeds Taos featuring Last to Know with Special Guest Good Grief

FOOD DRIVE - Free Admission with 5 Cans of Food

11/30/2018 8:00pm

5 CANS or $7 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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10th Annual Food Drive

TAOS FEEDS TAOS

MUSIC BY LAST TO KNOW and GOOD GRIEF

 

The Lonn Calanca Band

A Jerry Garcia Band infused night of Hammond Organ and danceable jamband style original music

12/1/2018 7:00pm

$5 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Tone Ranger with Woven Talon Dreamlines

Southwest Supernatural

12/7/2018 8:00pm

$10 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Southwest Supernatural

Two Santa Fe musicians with deep ties to Taos play an evening of immersive desert dance music.

Tone Ranger (aka Alex Simon), a Santa Fe-based artist quickly becoming one of the region’s most sought-after live electronic acts, returns to Taos Mesa Brewery after making a splash during September’s Jumpsuit Family Gathering. There, he debuted his signature Southwestern sound - ethereal lap-steel guitar and whistling over deep tantalizing grooves that could have only emerged from this desert. After igniting the dance floor for two ecstatic evenings, his music garnered a nickname from the audience: “Taos House.”

After many trips to the Southwest in his early twenties, Simon finally moved to the New Mexican desert in 2016. Seeking a deeper connection to the majestic desert landscape and the truth about the Indigenous experience in this land, he took a farm job in Navajo Nation. This led him to travel up to Standing Rock, where he spent 4 months learning about Indigenous history and the modern struggles facing Native America today. He now resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he leads a service project called Sovereign Sounds, seeking to bring recording materials and training to Indigenous communities all across the Southwest. Simon is intent on using music as a method of healing, restoring balance, and bringing people together in a country rife with division.

Opening the night will be Woven Talon Dreamlines, a solo project by Evarusnik composer Andrew Tumason, whose connection with Taos has been a crucial inspiration throughout his musical career. Branching out from his signature orchestral sound, Dreamlines explores a visionary journey with earthy vocals, grooving percussion, and entrancing basslines, written in the magnetic southern lands of New Zealand.  The debut Dreamlines album is due this New Year's Eve.

 

Tony Furtado

Americana Roots Music. A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele

12/15/2018 8:00pm

$10 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (hes also an accomplished sculptor, but thats another story). All of the music of America is in Tony’s music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony: “True talent doesnt need categories.” A native of California who now makes his home in Portland, Oregon, Furtado took up the banjo at age 12, inspired by the Beverly Hillbillies TV show and a sixth grade music report. He first attracted national attention in 1987, when he won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship in Winfield, Kansas. Not long after that, Tony opted for the life of a full-time professional musician, joining Laurie Lewis & Grant Street. A second victory at Winfield, in 1991, bookended his years with Grant Street. In 1990, Furtado signed a recording deal with Rounder Records. He recorded six critically acclaimed albums for the label, collaborating with such master musicians as Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Tim OBrien, Kelly Joe Phelps, and Tony Trischka. Beginning in the late 1990sinfluenced by musical heroes Ry Cooder, David Lindley and Taj MahalTony added slide guitar, singing, and songwriting to his musical toolbox and began leading his own band. He especially values the opportunities he has had to tour with A-list artists Gregg Allman, David Lindley, Derek Trucks, Sonny Landreth, and the like. He has performed at such prestigious music festivals as Telluride Bluegrass, Thirsty Ear, High Sierra, Jazz Aspen, Kerrville, Strawberry, Winnipeg, Sisters and many others.

Roots + Wires Presents... AKAE BEKA (Formerly Midnite)

Roots + Wires Presents

100% Roots reggae from St. Croix

$18 adv / $22 door

12/16/2018 8:00pm

$18 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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ROOTS+WIRES PRESENTS
AKAE BEKA (formerly Midnite)

Akae Beka is the current manifestation of an evolving consciousness. Following a quarter of a century as lead singer and co-founder for the legendary, St. Croix-based band, Midnite, Vaughn Benjamin was inspired to intensify his light when life situations led him to revisit the Book of Enoch. He then realized his preparedness to answer the calling of a sacred oath described therein, the Akae, the Beka, one and the same

Akae Beka sound builds on a strong foundation of trance-inducing performance experiences across five continents and countless festivals such as Bonaroo,

Outside Lands, Reggae on the River, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Summerjam, Rototom Sunsplash and Reggae Jam. 

Akae Beka’s debut album Homage To The Land, released by Fifth Son/VPAL on November 6, 2015, was viewed by some to be the second incarnation of Midnite.  On the album Vaughn Benjamin brings his unique brand of reggae with strong orchestral and jazz elements – an agile, buoyant, multi-layered sound characteristic of Fifth Son productions.  Benjamin’s chant and call is backed by mandolins (“All We Be”), violins (“Right Away”), flutes (“World Citizenship”), and a whole host of brilliantly-played horns, including trombones, trumpets, and a wicked bari sax (“Homage To The Land”).  The playing on the album is nearly flawless.  The Fifth Son players are methodical and precise on guitars, nimbly picking apart each tune with exactness and command.

 Homage To The Land is a laudable debut effort for Vaughn Benjamin under the Akae Beka moniker.  As players of instruments the band is in top form as they construct a ten song set that should satisfy even the most devout and discerning of Midnite fans.  Although the band experiments with an assortment of new instruments, the album’s sound does not become buried nor does the album sound overproduced.  A solid album from start to finish and proof yet again that Vaughn Benjamin is one of reggae’s most dynamic talents.

Taos OnStage Presents...It's a Wonderful Life

A Live Radio Play and Dinner Theater

12/18/2018 6:00pm

$15 - $30 · 5:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Taos Onstage Presents...

It's A Wonderful Life - Dinner Theater

DINNER @ 6pm

CURTAIN @ 7pm

 

Eric McFadden and Friends

12/26/2018 8:00pm

$10 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Eric McFadden

 

 

Eric McFadden is a virtuoso of the six-string. He has toured the world both as a solo artist, as well as traveling with funk legend George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic), and rock legend Eric Burdon (The Animals). McFadden is a member of the new supergroup, TEN (www.TEN-music.com), alongside Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta) and Norwood Fisher (Fishbone). Eric and Norwood have also been cultivating a new band project with Jane's Addiction drummer, Stephen Perkins.
McFadden has toured extensively with the Eric McFadden Trio (EMT), which features bass phenomenon James Whiton (Tom Waits) and the great Paulo Baldi (Cake, Les Claypool). Eric is also a member of the all-star band, Stockholm Syndrome, which also includes notable players such as Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Jerry Joseph (Jack Mormons), Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow) and Danny Louis (Govt Mule).

Eric McFadden has also collaborated on stage and/or in the studio with the regal likes of Bo Diddley, Keb Mo’, Living Colour, Joe Strummer (The Clash), Nels Cline (Wilco), Les Claypool (Primus), The Meters, Pat MacDonald (Timbuk3), Robert Walter, Bernie Worell (Talking Heads), Bonnie Rait, Bill Kreutzman (Grateful Dead), Ron Wood & Chuck Leavel (Rolling Stones), Pink, Juan Nelson (Ben Harper), Karen Cuda (Nashville Pussy), Pete Sears (Jefferson Airplane, Rod Stewart), Carla Bozulich, Joe Santiago & Dave Lovering (The Pixies), Widespread Panic, Jackson Browne, Fishbone, Mike Watt (Minutemen), The Reverend Horton Heat, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter, Galactic, Jack Johnson, Boots Riley (The Coup), Steward Copeland (The Police), among others.

www.ericmcfadden.com

 

Liver Down the River

A six-piece jam style bluegrass group from the beautiful mountains of Durango, Colorado

1/4/2019 8:00pm

$7 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Liver Down The River

"Liver Down The River is a six-piece jam style bluegrass group from the beautiful mountains of Durango, CO. Their story began in the fall of 2012, when mandolin/harmonica player Patrick Storen met lead vocalist/guitar player Matt Granzow. The pair had an impromptu jam session in the Bader Snyder Dorm room of Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. Together they began experimenting with bluegrass music, and incorporated their eclectic styles on traditional Grateful Dead tunes. That day spawned a lifelong friendship between the pair, and before long they were picking every afternoon.

Soon after, Emily Aguirre-Winter got word of these acoustic picking sessions and began accompanying them with her viola and phenomenal vocal range. Storen recalls hearing Aguirre-Winter sing for the first time and describes the experience as not only breathtaking, but chilling. Aguirre-Winter adds the melodic beauty to Liver Down The River’s music, and her classically trained musical background provides refreshing and angelic textures to each creative composition.

Over the next few months the trio played countless nights in Durango, and enlisted the talent of drummer John Carter Colia, and bassist/vocalist Derek Abt. These additions allowed for more ambitious musical excursions, and a breakaway from traditional bluegrass instrumentation. Colia, the man that keeps the train from rolling off the tracks each night, is a driving force of the band. This combination complimented by the funky bass rhythms provided by Abt on electric bass paved the pathway for the band to bend the rules of traditional bluegrass, and pioneer a sound of their own, which they call JamGrass. In 2014, another main contributor to the band’s original catalogue, Tyler Rice was added to the group on banjo, keyboard, and vocals. With the addition of banjo virtuoso and remarkable songwriter Tyler Rice, it was at that exact moment Liver Down The River was born.

Experimenting with extended improvisational jamming and exploring a diverse range of musical genres, Liver Down The River brings new life to classic fiddle tunes and traditional bluegrass standards. Striving to write music that conveys the atmosphere and feeling of the Colorado way of life, Granzow’s lyrics connect with real life emotions and are easily relatable to anyone who listens. Granzow states, “Whether it be our up-tempo bluegrass tunes, extended jams, or funk tunes we are creating music that will last, and connect with the emotions of our audiences.”

The band released their debut album; Solace In The Mountains on April 20th of 2014, consisting of ten original songs along with their own take on the traditional bluegrass song, ‘Whiskey Before Breakfast.’ However, this recording consisted of only three members, and the band has since developed their own recognizable sound within the bluegrass community. To kick off 2015, Liver Down The River recorded a new self-titled EP set to release in late summer of 2015, and continues to play shows across the Front Range amongst many other places. Their uplifting and high-energy performances have led to the development of their dedicated fan base, which they call their Liverfolk.

Storen, the spark to the band’s fire, brings the energy level up each night creating spontaneous bursts of frenzy and chaos, resulting in overall amusement and excitement of the crowd. Fueled by the energy of their whiskey drinking audiences Liver Down The River creates a show full of magic and spontaneous surprises. The band knows how to get the party started, and will keep you dancing on your feet all night long. Be sure to catch Liver Down The River at a city near you!"

VISIT - liverdowntheriver.com

 

BORN IN NOVEMBER

1/24/2019 7:00pm

$5 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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"One More Saturday Night" Winter Music Series

Born in November is a powerful duo born and raised in the heart of Oklahoma, with Cplus, on piano, and vocals, and Woody, on drums and vocals. Humble beginnings led to great individual achievements for the once struggling band. Earlier shows began with many open mic nights and local neighborhood coffee shops where you might find a handful of after-school teenagers rambling through their iphones, or maybe an elderly couple enjoying a nice cup of joe. Needless to say, the hard work did pay off. Shortly afterwards, the band landed a small tour for Buffalo Wild Wings, which required them to travel from Oklahoma to as far as San Angelo Texas. The sound of Born in November is continuously making it's impact across the world, when the band released their first album in 2015, "Born In November 1310." Once you have an Born In November experience, I believe we can all agree, They came to have a good time.

 

 

AMP Concerts presents...Trampled By Turtles

AMP Concerts

2/24/2019 8:00pm

TICKETS 35 ADV · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Tickets are $35 in advance, $38 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 only to AMP members on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Click here for info on AMP Membership.

Regular on-sale is Friday, Sept. 21, at 10 AM.

Trampled by Turtles are from Duluth, Minnesota, where frontman Dave Simonett initially formed the group as a side project in 2003. At the time, Simonett had lost most of his music gear, thanks to a group of enterprising car thieves who'd ransacked his vehicle while he played a show with his previous band. Left with nothing more than an acoustic guitar, he began piecing together a new band, this time taking inspiration from bluegrass, folk, and other genres that didn't rely on amplification. Simonett hadn't played any bluegrass music before, and he filled his lineup with other newcomers to the genre, including fiddler Ryan Young (who'd previously played drums in a speed metal act) and bassist Tim Saxhaug. Along with mandolinist Erik Berry and banjo player Dave Carroll, the group began carving out a fast, frenetic sound that owed as much to rock & roll as bluegrass.

Trampled by Turtles released their first record, Songs from a Ghost Town, in 2004. In a genre steeped in tradition, the album stood out for its contemporary sound, essentially bridging the gap between the bandmates' background in rock music and their new acoustic leanings. It wasn't until 2008 and the band's fourth release, Duluth, that Trampled by Turtles received recognition by the bluegrass community. Duluth peaked at number eight on the Billboard bluegrass chart and paved the way for a number of festival appearances. Two years later, their crossover appeal landed them at number 32 on the Billboard 200 pop charts upon the release of their sixth album, Stars and Satellites. In addition to major bluegrass and folk festivals, they began showing up at Coachella, Bumbershoot, and Lollapalooza. The darker-toned Wild Animals bettered its studio predecessor on the album charts, reaching number 29. Their latest album, Life Is Good On The Open Road (May 2018), was described as "among [their] best efforts yet" by Glide Magazine.


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