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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.



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Jul 30th 2017 6:00pm
Taos Two Stepping Dance With Boris and the Saltlicks featuring the Amazing Tom Pryor on pedal steel
Aug 2nd 2017 9:00pm
Like a Boss Presents...DIRTWIRE (with David Satori of Beats Antique)
Aug 4th 2017 8:00pm
Lousiana Blues Double Header
Aug 5th 2017 8:00pm
Louisiana Blues Double Header
Aug 18th 2017 7:00pm
Fish Out of Water featuring LEFTOVER SALMON - FULL WEEKEND PASS
Sep 16th 2017 2:00pm
Field Trippin' Fest
Sep 20th 2017 7:30pm
AMP Concerts presents...Greensky Bluegrass
Sep 28th 2017 4:00pm
JUMPSUIT Records Family Gathering
Oct 20th 2017 7:00pm
Like a Boss Productions....Lettuce

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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

7/30/2017 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.

Like a Boss Presents...DIRTWIRE (with David Satori of Beats Antique)

Latenight show with Marvel Years

8/2/2017 9:00pm

$20 · 8:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Like a Boss Productions...

DIRTWIRE

and Late Night with Marvel Years

Dirtwire sits on the back porch of Americana’s future, conjuring up a whirlwind of sound using traditional instrumentation, world percussion, soundscapes, and electronic beats. Comprised of David Satori (Beats Antique), Evan Fraser (The Dogon Lights; Bolo), and Mark Reveley (Jed and Lucia), each performance brings us all to a mysterious crossroads of beats, blues, African, Asian, and South American sounds. The result is a rebirth of Americana and a post-millennial psychedelic journey to downhome goodness.

“With kazoos, space fiddle, jaw harp, a cigar box guitar, percussion and bass, Dirtwire has built an incomparable sound that can stir up dust on a festival dancefloor or inspire deep, self-reflection. Showdown is polished and multidimensional with a soundscape that is so rich you feel full after listening to it.”


 

Cory Wythe, the producer and guitarist better known as Marvel Years, has found a welcome place for himself within the increasingly popular glitch-hop / electro-soul dance music scene. His approach to blending electronic beats and shredding soulful guitar on his original tracks and remixes creates a sound that is a unique hybrid of EDM combing glitch, retro-funk, classic rock, soul, jazz and hip-hop. Wythe has released a discography of over 50 songs, including three EP's and numerous remixes and singles. He joined the touring circuit in 2013 at the age of 19 and since then has played alongside some of the scenes top artists including Bassnectar, Griz, Gramatik, Lettuce, and many others. The summer of 2016 marked his biggest show to date, playing direct support for grammy-nominated artist "Pretty Lights" at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. Other notable performances include support for Bassnectar and Pretty Lights at "Basslights 2015", two sets at Electric Forest 2015, and many others.

Lousiana Blues Double Header

Baton Rouge Blues Society

Two Nights, Two Bands! Chris LeBlanc Band with Elvin Killerbee Band

8/4/2017 8:00pm

$15 / $20 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Louisiana Blues Double Header

Baton Rouge Blues Society

Two Nights, Two Bands! Chris LeBlanc Band with Elvin Killerbee Band

8/5/2017 8:00pm

$15 / $20 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Louisiana Blues Doubleheader

The Elvin Killerbee Band and The Chris Leblanc Band

2 of the best bands Louisinana has to offer for 2 nights
Friday and Saturday 8-11 pm
Single Night $15 or Both Nights $20

BOTH bands will play BOTH nights, plus your cover includes some lagniappe (little something extra)
A bowl of authentic La. Red Beans and Rice cooked on site by a renowned La. Chef imported specially for this event. ( while it lasts )

Blues guitar oriented, with more rock, popular writing sensibilities. Elvin, coming from the south, surrounded by local and regional musical cultures, learned guitar with an obvious blues bent. A great appreciation for this style has always been evident in Elvin's music and live performances. That, alongside with a conscience respect, and appreciation for the classic- rock and popular songwriting we've all heard on the radio for so many years past, define Elvin Killerbee.

 

Chris LeBlanc is a musician's musician and a performer's performer. Wowing audiences from town to town throughout America, Chris is living his dream by going out and touching people with his vibrant "BigMan" persona and real larger-than-life kind spirit. His greatest accomplishment to date would be a husband of 17 years and Seth's dad for 13. Won't you sing it with him, "Love and Happiness"!! Chris LeBlanc has been a mainstay on the Louisiana music scene for over 20 years. He's recorded and released 4 CD's since 1995 on his own label Sweetroll Records and sold over 25,000 copies combined. In 2012 Chris played a whooping 244 shows to crowds from all over. He plays regional shows traveling the U.S., including Alaska as well as going play in Europe 6 different times.  Chris has been billed with such artist as; ZZ Top, Hank Williams Jr, Buddy Guy, Dr John, BB King, Vince Gill & Brett Michaels to name a few.

Fish Out of Water featuring LEFTOVER SALMON - FULL WEEKEND PASS

LIKE A BOSS PRODUCTIONS presents

A Benefit Concert Weekend supporting the health and sustainability of the New Mexico Watershed

8/18/2017 7:00pm

WEEKEND PASS · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Like Boss Productions

FISH OUT OF WATER FESTIVAL
A Benefit Concert Weekend supporting the health and sustainability of the New Mexico Watershed

FEATURING
Leftover Salmon (2 Nights)
Stu Allen and Mars Hotel (2 Nights)
Last to Know
Jack Cloonan and Friends
Pigment
Partazani Brass Band
Pherkad
Good Rendition
 
TICKETS
FULL WEEKEND PASS
- $50

FRIDAY NIGHT  - $30
SATURDAY NIGHT 
- $30
CAMPING (at Hotel Luna Mystica)
INDIVIDUAL CAMPING PASS - $30 (FLAT RATE)

RV CAMPING PASS - $50 (does NOT include individual $20 camping pass)

 

Field Trippin' Fest

A Music Arts Adventure

9/16/2017 2:00pm

Presale $20 · 1:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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FIELD TRIPPIN’ is a music arts adventure fest. The event will feature an unique cadre of musicians, artisans, video art, and street performers; mixing the high energy vibe of the Venice Beach boardwalk in California with the high altitude experience of Taos, New Mexico!

The FIELD TRIPPIN’ adventure will include a full day of transformative art in both the outdoor and indoor spaces of the TMB venue. Offering a "full throttle" event for the audience to wind it's way through with exciting presentations and activities for all ages. Booths from local crafts people, cirque performers, (AcroYoga, stiltwalkers, hoopers, skateboarders, etc.) video art installations, and a wide range of music! The day will culminate on the main stage with an exhilarating evening line-up of Venice Beach and Taos' finest musicians with the highlight of the evening a rocking FIELD TRIPPIN' jam session!

The purpose of the festival is to create a living, breathing "all access" experience of music, art and performance. FIELD TRIPPIN' will stretch the senses, and engage the artistic nature that exists inside us all. As creative artists and activists, the FIELD TRIPPIN’ team are committed to creating an annual space for empowering our audience to engage, experience and spread appreciation for the arts all year round!

AMP Concerts presents...Greensky Bluegrass

9/20/2017 7:30pm

BUY TICKETS · 6:30pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10 AM.

For more than a decade and a half, the members of Greensky Bluegrass [web site | Amazon.com] have created their own version of bluegrass music, mixing the acoustic stomp of a string band with the rule-breaking spirit of rock & roll. They redefine that sound once again with their sixth album, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted.

Like the band's own name, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted is a collection of opposites, full of dark psychedelic swirls, bright bursts of acoustic guitar, soundscapes, solos, freethinking improvisation, and plenty of sharp, focused songwriting. It's wild and wide-ranging, showing off the diversity Greensky Bluegrass brings to every live show. At the same time, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted is unmistakably a studio album, recorded during two different sessions—one at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, North Carolina; the other at the Mountain House Recording Studio in Nedarland, Colorado—that comprise the band's longest block of recording time ever. The result is an 11-track album whose songs cast a wide net, mixing the full-throttle energy of a Greensky Bluegrass concert with the nuanced approach of a band that's still eager to explore.

"You can call us an acoustic ensemble, or a drum-less rock band, or a rock & roll bluegrass band," says mandolin player Paul Hoffman, who, along with guitarist Dave Bruzza, handles most of the album's writing duties. "All of that shifting identity has taught us to cover a lot of ground. There's a flow to this album, just like there's a flow to our setlists. There are some aggressive, rocking moments. Some bouncy, funky moments. An acoustic think piece or two. It's a balance of moods and textures that we create as a band, almost like a mix tape."

Formed in 2000 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Greensky Bluegrass kicked off their career playing living rooms and open mic nights across the Midwest. By 2005, they were touring nationally, and by 2006, they were playing the first in a long series of appearances at the annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Bandmates Hoffman, Bruzza, dobro player Anders Beck, banjoist Michael Arlen Bont, and upright bassist Mike Devol spent most of the following decade on the road, fine-tuning a live show modeled not after the toned-down production of traditional bluegrass music, but the full-on spectacle of rock.

"We play two sets of music every night with a big light show, and really care about creating a large scale production," notes Bruzza, adding that "the goal isn't just to play important music. We want to cultivate an experience, where people can escape from their everyday lives for a minute and put their worries aside."

 


AMP Concerts - Hold My Ticket

JUMPSUIT Records Family Gathering

An intimate weekend of Music and Connection! Featuring The Polish Ambassador (2 nights!), Wildlight Live, Ayla Nereo, Ample Mammal and many more TBA soon!

9/28/2017 4:00pm

FREE · 3:45pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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1st annual Jumpsuit Family Gathering

Featuring The Polish Ambassador (2 nights!), Wildlight Live, Ayla Nereo, Ample Mammal and many more TBA soon!

***Early Bird Tickets and Tier 1 Tickets - SOLD OUT***

CLICK HERE TO GET TIER 2 TICKETS
Now on sale!

Tier Two Full Festival Pass - $149 + fees/tax
Tier Two Parking Pass - $35 + fees/tax
Thursday Early Arrival (Includes Thursday night camping and Thursday night concert) - $45 + fees/tax
RV Pass - Fri-Sun - $129 + fees/tax
Kids Ticket (10 and under only, proceeds go towards "Rainbow Lightning Kid Village") - $25 + fees/tax
Locals Only  Early Bird 3 day pass (daytime only, no camping, no late night shows, must have valid Taos ID or within 30 mile radius, cash only, sending those to Dan tomorrow) - $99 no fees/tax

HOTEL LUNA MYSTICA
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Jumpsuit Records strives for community, to bring people together to celebrate in song and nature. We lean towards the progressive and unconventional, putting the focus on uplifting art and partying with a purpose. We know that our extended family covets an intimate festival experience, one that fosters connection, encourages participation, offers education and the promise of invigorating life experiences. With those understandings and a nod toward a new festival model, The Polish Ambassador and Jumpsuit Records are thrilled to announce the 1st Annual Jumpsuit Family Gathering, in breathtaking Taos, New Mexico.

Taking place September 28th thru October 1st and hosted in the majestic confines of Taos Mesa Brewing Amphitheater, The Polish Ambassador will captain a musical cadre that includes Jumpsuit familia Wildlight (Live), Ayla Nereo, and several other artists to be announced soon. The world's funkiest diplomat has also planned a second performance, TPA vs. Ample Mammal, where the Jumpsuited One will fire up the intergalactic time machine curating a set of old school jams mixed with an array of new and unreleased material.

Naturally, the 1st Annual Jumpsuit Family Gathering will be chock full of so much more than music. Expect a plethora of juicy workshops and educational endeavors, including an assortment of Yoga disciplines, ecstatic dance, contact improv, and more. A three-day Permaculture workshop will be available to everybody on the festival grounds, and more details on this tremendous opportunity will be announced in the coming weeks. A super-vibey Movement Shala will serve as a workshop space by day, transforming into a a stylin' late-night lounge, complete with a cushy, padded dance floor, specialized tea service and the best in chillout live music! The stunning outdoor amphitheater will be the main stage, and is blessed with the iconic Sangre de Cristo mountains as it's beautiful backdrop. In addition, there will a secondary side stage for the mellower jams and acoustic delicacies throughout the day; and a thumpin' late-night venue to carry those infectious booty shakin' grooves.

The Taos Mesa Brewing Amphitheater is an astonishing indoor/outdoor venue with limited onsite camping. To preserve intimacy and create a vibrant pop-up community, less than 1000 festival tickets that include camping will be offered. These will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. The location was carefully selected by Polish and his dedicated international squadron; with their stated mission to create a comfy, cozy, one-of-a-kind affair rich in human connection. For those who venture off-site, the resplendent Rio Grande River Gorge is merely a few minutes away. Downtown Taos, NM is also extremely close-by, and we encourage people to explore this historic pueblo and its surrounding culture.

Due to the intended intimate nature of the 1st Annual Jumpsuit Family Gathering, we expect the event to sell-out in advance, and encourage people to plan accordingly.

READ F.A.Q. HERE!

 

 

Like a Boss Productions....Lettuce

Like A Boss

With Special Guest RDGLDGRN

10/20/2017 7:00pm

$25 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Like a Boss Productions...

LETTUCE

With Special Guest RDGLDGRN

 

For more than two decades, Lettuce have brought a new vitality to classic funk,matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency and mastery of beat. Now, on their fourth studio album Crush, drummer Adam Deitch, guitarists Adam Smirnoff and Eric Krasno, bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes, keyboardist Neal Evans, saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, and trumpet players Eric Bloom and Rashawn Ross deepen that sound by channeling the sonic freedom and infectious energy oftheir incendiary live show.

RDGLDGRN (pronounced red gold green) have already distinguished themselves in the DC music scene. Their highly stylized sound (that Go Go drum beat- a distinct DC rhythm) takes hip-hop infused punk and indie rock to create something refreshingly unique, is getting attention from fans stretching far beyond the DC niche scene. Comprised of three members who identify as Red, Gold, and Green, RDGLDGRN began making music in their basement studio, drawing from a vast and almost ironically diverse pool of influences like Chuck Brown, Vampire Weekend, Outkast, The Neptunes, and Bad Brains. What many might consider a wildly ambitious, even impossible task to pull off, RDGLDGRN managed to effortlessly combine genres of music to create something new, something all their own, and something that has the music industry buzzing with excitement.  The band gained widespread recognition when they self-released a song called “I Love Lamp” on YouTube- a way for friends and local fans to listen to their music. They had no idea that within just a few weeks, the video would have over 100,000 views and the attention of many notable figures both in the industry as well as on the blogosphere.

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