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May 15th & 16th live music

May 15, 2015

We have the Groove Farmers all weekend! Come on down and celebrate 34 years with us!!

Bonnie & The Beard

April 2, 2015

April 10th at 9:30 P.M.

Bonnie and the Beard is a vivacious group–often quite salacious, lost deeply in dream.

Some say they live in a tent and practice juggling flaming arrows when they are not painting their faces and making moonshine. They spin tales of outlaws, redemption and longing through their own brand of boot-stomping americana gypsy rock.

They’ve shared the stage with the likes of DeVotchka, Nicole Atkins, Oakhurst; played Tour de Fat, Sunnyside Music Festival, several stints at the Underground Music Festival, embarked on several tours and shared the stage with many rising acts from across the nation.

“They deliver their songs with such a charming playful seriousness it’s hard not to get sucked into the fun.”
(Peter Washington, Concerted Effort)

They began playing together after spending a hazy summer writing as the old, dusty cowboys they admired. Wandering through canyons and sharing fireside meals with their wolf dog, their stories of reckless rebels began to pour into rousing and passionate songs. They’re almost a wheelin’ dealin’ circus band. Their raw energy and husky voices conjure up images of open desert road, nights under the stars and rusty Cadillacs.

“Bonnie and the Beard possess a sound that is both sweet and sultry yet still raw and rawkus. Combining a bit of delta blues with indie-rock sensibilities, Bonnie and Beard sing about the struggle of human existence with the pipes to knock the dust off the highest rafters of any smoky bar.”
(Illegal Pete’s / Suburban Home Records)BonnieBeardflyer

March 14th, Hashtones

March 12, 2015

The Hashtones are an American Reggae/Rock, Denver-based band. Formed in July of 2014, this trio can touch different genres of music and make it their own. Every song served presents a behind-the-scenes view of the success’ and failures of Stephen’s life that is skillfully told. From the trials of personal relationships and the angst of growing up, to the struggles of his friends lives, his home life, and major events taking place around the world today. Their music is a journey through the mind of a conflicted yet compassionate soul. The Hashtones love for life, humanity and good times is brilliantly conveyed and displayed first hand at their over the top high-energy live performances. From big muff shredding guitar solos, to deep rolling waves of bass, to the smooth love of a one drop on a drum kit, this band has a little bit to offer for everyone’s taste and love for music. The band has some of the regions most talented and experienced musicians, and each member just seems to add the right piece to the puzzle behind every song. A band you don’t want to miss if you’re in the Front Range area

March, 13th Von Stomper

March 12, 2015

Inspired by the lonely, the downtrodden, and the insane– the voices of Von Stomper, a Colorado based five piece, reach into the expansive lexicon of American roots music and make it howl. Their high energy live show has left boots tattered and dance floors torn time and time again.

Since August of 2013 Von Stomper has played over one hundred shows in thirteen states and counting – sharing the stage with acts such as The Dirty River Boys, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Swear & Shake, Uncle Lucious, Wood & Wire, The Yawpers, Local H and many more. With their self-titled debut studio album-recorded at UI Soundstudios – they continue to pave their way through America’s countrysides and city skylines.

“With vintage sound and modern swagger, Von Stomper excellently couples old-time folk Americana with some rock attitude and almost vaudevillian flair. The self-titled debut shows a new band that is already chiseling its name into the American songbook with a rootsy, bluesy style and a little bit of circus freak panache.”

Marquee Magazine 6.1.14

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!”

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