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Tonight Pasadena with Zach Belles and Company!

June 20, 2014

Imagine the feeling you get the moment you put on your favorite band and all your problems seem to drift away. That feeling is spreading across the U.S. thanks to Pasadena.

Formed in 2000 by lead singer Joey Harkum in his hometown of Pasadena, Maryland, the band’s popularity has grown as they have gone from playing in small bars in Pasadena to signing with management from 1Koast Entertainament and performing for sold out crowds all over the U.S.

Over the past few years Pasadena has provided smooth bass lines, emotional lyrics, intricate rhythms, and beautiful harmonies that have helped create an unbreakable bond with their fans.

Pasadena believes in freedom of expression and by composing and performing their original music they liberate themselves from any struggle or conflicts they may face. Thanks to the heart and soul poured into each and every song, Pasadena’s music has inspired an ever-growing fan base.

You can anticipate great things from Pasadena in the future, and don’t be surprised when you hear their influential music in your town.

FIBArk 2014 live music June 11th – 14th

June 6, 2014

June 11th- 14th 2014!

Wednesday night at 9:30: Radio La Chusma is a unique latin band from El Paso that is famous for its cultural singularity and catchy rhythmical style of music.

Thursday night at 9:30: Better Than Bacon is a greasy Rock N Roll band out of Fort Collins

Friday night FIBArk after party with an encore performance by Radio La Chusma! This six piece band features four part harmonies and a high energy live show. Their new “Frontera Reggae” sound takes the reggae vibrations to a whole new level. Finding inspiration from pre-Columbian and African traditions, Radio La Chusma has been inspiring crowds for the past eight years. Radio La Chusma is, first and foremost, a reggae band, but the band also incorporates cumbia, Afro Cuban music, and world beat rhythms that are a combination of all of the above. In fact, the band is a veritable word beat encyclopedia of sounds.

Saturday night the FIBArk after party continues with SOAP, a fusion of highly danceable rock, intricate song craftsmanship and psychedelic funk. Set out to make every show inspiring. Imagine going to a double matinee showing of Led Zeppelin & P-Funk at Dream Theater and then heading to an Amsterdam discotheque to dance until the sun came up. That’s about as close as can be described without seeing Soap for yourself.

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The Pond and The Lindells

June 6, 2014

June 7th 2014

The Pond Biography

Bob Matthews Helped Shape Rock n Roll Music and how it is recorded, now he has a last request for his, “Bucket List.”

Bob Matthews- Bass guitar, producer and inspiring sage: Bob’s career started in the 1960’s with a band named The Grateful Dead. Bob produced and engineered on many of the Dead’s classic records. “ Workingman’s Dead”, “Live Dead” and “Garcia” are just a few of his credits. Together with Betty Cantor Jackson, the team also is responsible for the live recordings of the Dead into the 1980’s. Their recordings are regarded as the greatest document of live music ever put to tape. Bob was also the first bass player for New Riders of the Purple Sage. He plays a unique custom bass made of aluminum.

David E. Brown-Studied piano with mother at age six. Started violin at age nine. Played violin through high school and college. Worked as an apprentice violin-maker in San Francisco. Studied string bass with Vernon Alley. Studied sitar with Ali Akbar Khan. Played string bass and electric bass professionally for fifty-nine years. Was a recording engineer/producer for many years including five years with Columbia Records in San Francisco. Album credits include Santana Abraxas and Santana 3, five albums with Taj Mahal and many other artists including Paul Simon and Barbara Striesand. Worked with Bob and Betty on the Grateful Dead’s “Workingman’s Dead” album while the house engineer at Pacific High Recording in San Francisco. Currently working as a singer and guitarist and teacher of music appreciation at several Santa Rosa nursing homes.

Larry Otis- Electric guitar, slide guitar and mandolin: Larry is one of the finest guitarists in the country. His playing can only be described as soulful and powerful. He has performed with Ike and Tina Turner, Billy C. Farlow of Commander Cody fame and has played on sessions for the renowned Motown label. Larry plays in many Bay Area bands and has released his own compositions as well. From his bio Larry explains,” Jerry Reed meets Sergio Leone country on steroids.”

Stan Davis- Acoustic guitar and vocals: Stan is a Colorado native who has been writing amazing songs for the past 25 years. Stan has performed his songs in his own band and has played with The Lindells and The Beautiful Loser Society as well. His songs sit right along side Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark. His songs take us to both light and dark places. His powerful voice and percussive guitar playing anchor the trio.

Bob Matthews Helped Shape Rock n Roll Music and how it is recorded, now he has a last request for his, “Bucket List.”

Bob Matthews was an integral part of Rock n Roll history. He was the “Bob,” in the famous “Bob and Betty,” duo who recorded much of the early Grateful Dead albums, both Live and Studio albums. Bob is recognized for his Live Recording and for keeping music honest and real.

In the Fall of 2012, Thanksgiving Day, Bob spent the better part of a day on the operating table in a hospital in the East Bay of California. Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Cancer, Bob has been given limits on the time he has here on Earth. As part of his, “Bucket List,” Bob has decided to spend more time with his first love, Music.

As a young man, Bob was the first Bass Player for New Riders of the Purple Sage. Keeping up with playing with a new band, and still doing the lion’s share of the production work and sound engineering for the Grateful Dead and others, became too much, so Bob had to decide which way he wanted to go… Bob continued working with the technical side of music. The rest, as they say, is history. Bob assisted in or produced some 10 Platinum albums. He was involved as Sound Engineer for some of the Grateful Dead’s most famous tours; Europe ’72, the Pyramid Shows in Egypt, and the Wall of Sound Tour, just to name a few.

So, our request is simple; we wish to take Bob out on one last tour…this time, as a musician… Bob is an excellent bass player in his own right. He was the first bass player for New Riders of the Purple Sage, and is a valued member of The Pond, (Formerly Cement Pond,) as bass player, writer, collaborator and, of course, Producer and Sound Engineer

Lindells Biography
When JJ Cale goes dancing across the floor during your sound check, you know you’re doing it right; one more reason for the Lindells’ well deserved reputation for making music that’s “engaging, wide-ranging and diversified”. It’s inspired by the deep, high mountains and vast, lonely deserts of the American West. Their songs get inside you and dance down into your dreams – you just might wake with one of their songs in your head!

With standout songwriting and their “signature sound”, the Lindells (rhymes with bell) burn through and defy all kinds of musical boundaries with music that’s fierce and stunning. Based on breathtaking vocal harmonies and amazing, intuitive playing, the Lindells’ music grooves with their own brand of psychedelic mountain folk and rock – it’s intimate, supple and sultry, with a definitive underlying hard-earned grit.

Intuit

May 29, 2014

Tonight at 9!

Just be.man

May 7, 2014

Mountain Rappin’ Saturday night May, 10th at 9 P.M.

Fundraiser for Sparky

February 21, 2014

James Redmond, Mail Staff Writer | Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:04 am
Victoria Tavern will host a fundraiser at 1 p.m. Sunday to support local musician Dave “Sparky” Sparkman in his fight against throat cancer, Victoria Tavern owner Molly Simonson said.
Over the years Sparkman has played with “just about every band passing through,” Simonson said. “His talent and likability made it easy for him to fit in with any band.”
Simonson said many people know Sparkman for his time with the Lazy Aliens Blues Band, and more recently Mo’Champipple and the Miso Horns. Over the years Sparkman has given his time to many fundraisers, she said.
Five bands will perform at the fundraiser. The Rock School will start playing at 1 p.m., and Mo’Champipple and the Miso Horns will follow before performances by Lazy Aliens Blues Band, Hayes, Epp and Bones and Chris Nasca.
“This will be an amazing day of local talent,” Simonson said.
Admission to the fundraiser costs $15 and includes an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner. The fundraiser will include a silent auction with items such as a ski pass, artwork, gift certificates and more.
Contact Simonson at 221-1022 with questions or donations.

Selasee and the Fa Fa Family

January 14, 2014

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Born and raised in  Ghana West Africa, Selasee’s pursuit of music eventually led him to the United States.  Selasee’s music is a unique blend of Reggae, West African Highlife and American Pop music.  Bright with color, his music threads together English and West African lyrics for a captivating sound. His current band is known as Selasee and the FaFa Family.  Selasee and the Fafa family has  Zacharry Flynn on Bass, Alex Bloomfield on Lead Guitar, Atta Addo on backup vocal  Kit drum, Alex Cazet on Sax, Mark Glenn on second Guitar and Selasee Atiase on Lead Vocal and rythmn guitar.

As a young child in Accra, Ghana, Selasee realized his passion for music and understood at this early age how music can affect people.  Selasee developed his musical talents through school and church.  From his involvement with church music groups, Selasee formed a gospel group.  Selasee recorded his first two albums with…

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Selasee and the Fa Fa Family

January 13, 2014 1 Comment

Born and raised in  Ghana West Africa, Selasee’s pursuit of music eventually led him to the United States.  Selasee’s music is a unique blend of Reggae, West African Highlife and American Pop music.  Bright with color, his music threads together English and West African lyrics for a captivating sound. His current band is known as Selasee and the FaFa Family.  Selasee and the Fafa family has  Zacharry Flynn on Bass, Alex Bloomfield on Lead Guitar, Atta Addo on backup vocal  Kit drum, Alex Cazet on Sax, Mark Glenn on second Guitar and Selasee Atiase on Lead Vocal and rythmn guitar.

As a young child in Accra, Ghana, Selasee realized his passion for music and understood at this early age how music can affect people.  Selasee developed his musical talents through school and church.  From his involvement with church music groups, Selasee formed a gospel group.  Selasee recorded his first two albums with this group in 1997 entiled,”Love For All” and 1998″Heart to Heart”.  He also recorded another album with his African Pop group in 1997, the group know as “Makuma” with their debut album”Makuma”.
Selasee continued to pursue his music in the US where he began his solo career in 2003.  During this time, Selasee also started working with Running Dreams Records with Sean Cassidy acting as his manager.  In 2005, Selasee recorded his debut album as a solo artist, entitled “Run.”

His title track “Run” won first place in the World Music genre of the International Song Writers Competition in 2005.  “Run” and another track “Makuma” were featured in the 2006 FIFA Soccer and 2007 Cricket video games by EA Sports.  In 2006, Selasee performed at a showcase during MIDEM 2006 in Nice, France and MUSEXPO 2006 in Los Angeles, California. In 2009 he won the “Best World Fusion Song” during the Independent Music Awards.

Selasee has worked the stage along with reggae legends like Might Diamonds, Don Carlos, Barrington Levy ,King Yellowman,and Steel Pulse, and keeps busy playing at venues and festivals around Boulder and Denver  and western  United States,where he  connects with people who love his music.
Recently, Selasee finished recording his latest album named “African Gate.”  With 10 new tracks, ranging from complex and uplifting to sad and beautiful, this recording marks an evolution in Selasee’s sound.  Selasee says of his new album, “I think this record has a lot of depth…true highs and lows that I hope people who listen will feel.”
“Humility is power!”

S.O.A.P.

July 12, 2013

 

Starting at 5 p.m.!!! and playing all night long!!
Like the band name, Soap’s music is undoubtedly fresh. With influences
ranging from jazz, blues and funk to progressive, psychedelic and
electronic, Soap skillfully fuses all of these genres into one – dance
infused rock. Imagine going to a double matinee showing of Led Zeppelin &
P-Funk at Dream Theatre and then heading to an Amsterdam discotheque to
dance until the sun came up. That’s about as close as can be described
without seeing Soap for yourself.

Originally from just south of Chicago, Illinois, Soap uprooted and moved to
Minneapolis in 2007 and has become a staple in the thriving Twin Cities
music scene. January of 2013 will mark two years of Soap’s weekly
residency at The Cabooze, a long-standing tradition at the legendary
Minneapolis venue. Following the likes of The Big Wu and God Johnson, Soap
has not only continued that tradition, but has expanded on it with a new
allegiance of fans. These strong Midwest ties have also helped the band
tour successfully throughout the region and beyond, notching over 120 shows
each of the past two years.

The band recently released their third full-length studio album, Piece by
Piece, in December of 2012 and will be touring in support of the album
throughout 2013.

Soap has become a favorite on the festival circuit, performing at 10,000
Lakes Festival (2 times), Summer Camp Music Festival, Wakarusa Music
Festival, Big Wu Family Reunion (2), Bella Music Festivals (4), Prairie
Grass Music Festival (2), Whippersnap Music Festival (2), Shoe Fest (2),
Wookiefoot’s Project Earth and Shangri-La (formerly Harvestfest), as well
as sharing the stage with notable acts and performers, such as Tea Leaf
Green, Zach Deputy, Bernie Worrell, The Motet, Hot Buttered Rum, Kinetix,
Jon Wayne & The Pain,

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