Stephen Marley
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Stephen Marley

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Sold Out!!

An Evening with Stephen Marley: Acoustic Jams with Special guest Mystic Marley


All Ages

Doors 8:00 pm

Tickets;
$35.00 Advance/ $45.00 day of show
(Children under 10 free when accompanied with an adult)

Tickets are also available at:

Music Coop in Ashland
Immortal Spirits in Medford
Magic Man in Medford
Listen Here Records in Grants Pass

Experience an intimate evening with Stephen “Ragga” Marley - son of Bob & Rita Marley - 8 time grammy winner, songwriter, producer. He has produced several hits including the "Welcome to Jamrock" track with his brother Damian Jr. Gong Marley. In this special performance, he will be performing selections from his newly released album One Take: Acoustic Jams. This will be an intimate night of Stephen performing his original hits as well as some of his fathers.


"You have to experience the acoustic vibe.  Its not very often that we do it, so it's rare.  The vibrations are high when the songs are broken down and the spirits in the room are elevated." ~ Stephen Marley

Stephen's last performance at the Ashland Armory in 2014 was sold out.  

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MEET & GREET

Get Meet & Greet Tickets here

Join us post-show for an intimate reception with Mr. Marley, for a very special opportunity to meet the man behind the music and the mission

Meet & Greet tickets are $125 per person, with only 50 tickets available.
(Note: Meet & Greet tickets do not include entry to the show. Concert tickets must be secured separately.)


Each Meet & Greet ticket includes:
* One (1) entry to the private reception
* Selected songs from an exclusive, not-yet-for-sale new acoustic EP
* A limited edition Acoustic Tour poster
* A commemorative photo with Mr. Marley

Proceeds directly benefit the mission of Ghetto Youths Foundation (GYF) to provide aid and assistance, support and critical resources to people in need  across the globe.  Each year GYF programs serve hundreds of young people, seniors, families, and communities with transformative outreach initiatives supporting health and education, sports and arts, community-building and fundamental social services.

Join the GYF Family today, and meet Stephen Marley tomorrow!

www.ghettoyouthsfoundation.org

@ghettoyouthsfoundation


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Shook Twins
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Shook Twins

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Limited Seating / All Ages / Bar and Food Available / Bring Valid ID /

Tickets: $20 / Available online (ling below), or at the Music Coop in Ashland, and Immortal Spirits in Medford.

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I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins, the dreamlike songs that seem somehow permeated by the American Folk tradition, without actually being part of it. They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.
— Neil Gaiman, New York Times Best-Selling Author
The Shooks will Shake you. These ladies have been keepin’ it real since the day they were born and that was only seconds apart from one another I think. Do yourself a favor and check ’em out. I do declare, ya won’t be sorry.
— Langhorne Slim
The Shook Twins put on a heck of a show. Keep your eyes on these folks. I’m excited to hear what they do next.
— Tucker Martine
A unique, personal music that lights up the stage with its joy and enthusiasm.
— Mason Jennings

Everybody in your life will write his or her own chapter in your story. Take a step back, and you’ll see the influence of your loved ones, mentors, and friends in your decisions. Shook Twins refer to these folks in the title of their fourth album, Some Good Lives. Throughout fourteen tracks, the duo—identical twin sisters Katelyn Shook [vocals, guitar] and Laurie Shook [banjo, vocals]—pay homage to everyone from a late grandpa and godfather to Bernie Sanders.

“We realized there was a theme,” Katelyn reveals. “Even though our minds are mostly on the women of today and wanting the monarchy to rise up, we have several men in our lives who have been such positive forces. We wanted to thank them and honor the good guys who showed us the beauty in this crazy world we live in. So, it’s an album for Some Good Lives that have crossed paths with ours—and to them, we are grateful.”

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Laurie agrees, “It’s also an acknowledgment of our thankfulness of the good life that we get to live.”
However, the pair derived their own strength from these relationships. Over the course of three full-length releases and a handful of EPs since 2008, acclaim would come by way of everyone from USA Today and Baeble Music to Langhorne Slim, The Lumineers, Mason Jennings, and iconic best-selling author Neil Gaiman who enthusiastically decreed, “They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.” Beyond gigs with the likes of Ryan Adams and Ani DiFranco, they captivated crowds at High Sierra Music Festival, Lightning In A Bottle, Bumbershoot, Hulaween, Summer Camp Music Festival, and Northwest String Summit, to name a few.
During 2016, they planted the seeds for what would become Some Good Lives by thinking bigger. The girls intermittently recorded at Hallowed Halls in Portland, OR. Within this old library building, “which feels full of stories,” they tapped into palpable energy like never before, locking into a groove inside of the spacious, reverberant live room. Moreover, the full band—Barra Brown [drums], Sydney Nash [bass], and Niko Slice [guitar, mandolin]—expanded the sonic palette.

“It took us a long time to find the band that we wanted to record these songs with and for the songs to fully mature,” admits Laurie. “Once Barra, Sydney, and Niko joined us, we really started to explore what our music could be. These amazing players helped us realize that we could be more than just ‘folk pop’. We started adding other genres to the word like ‘disco,’ ‘psychedelic,’ ‘funk,’ and ‘soul.’ We really honed in on a new sound.”

They initially teased that evolution with the single “Safe.” Its airy acoustic guitar and delicate harmonies materialize as a heartfelt and hypnotic rumination on love. The track quickly surpassed 1 million Spotify streams and stoked excitement among audiences for the eventual arrival of Some Good Lives.

“‘Safe’ was written up at a cabin in the woods,” recalls Katelyn. “I had the line ‘a love that feels safe’ in my mind for a while. That’s the only kind of love truly possible and healthy when you’re touring and away from your person all the time. You feel like you can trust it, and it’s not going to change within either of you—no matter how long and far you are away from each other.”

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“I was struggling to find that kind of love at the time, and Katelyn had this other perspective,” adds Laurie. “It’s my breakup song my sister wrote for me,” she laughs.

Elsewhere, opener “What Have We Done” struts forward on funky tambourine and boisterous horns before culminating on the shuddering soulful chant, “My God, what have we done?” Inspired by “feeling the Bern,” the track serves as a “wake-up-and-do better social commentary to fire people up.” Meanwhile, the dreamy “Figure It Out” sways from vivid verses into a catchy and confessional hook.

“To me, it’s about being lost and trying to figure ‘it’ out over and over again,” continues Katelyn. “We’re always going to be trying to figure things out, and that’s okay.”
The intimate “Grandpa Piano” draws on 1992 tapes of the girls’ grandpa performing on a grand piano during the final weeks of his life. Such moments thematically thread together the record, following its concept.

Katelyn adds, “You can hear our grandma, uncle, and godfather who have all passed on speaking in those clips too. These are little glimpses of those lives that we are honoring. I knew it was the perfect thing to add and complete the theme.”

Meanwhile, the album concludes on “Dog Beach”—a song penned by their godfather Ted as his only original composition in 1989. Preserving the raw spirit, Shook Twins tracked their background vocals over the initial tape 28 years after the initial recording. As Ted passed away recently, the song possessed a special place in their hearts.

“It’s like our village anthem in a way,” says Katelyn. “We made him sing it, and we’d all sing the responses at every campfire we had growing up.”
In the end, Shook Twins do Some Good Lives justice by reaching new heights themselves as musicians, lyricists, artists, and women.

“I hope people will hear this music as part of the soundtrack to their lives,” Laurie leaves off. “I hope it makes them feel joy, relaxation, or makes them want to dance a little. I hope they’re satisfied with the way we captured these songs.”

“I want them to feel the love that emanates from the songs: the love of the sounds we made and the love of the people we are honoring through them,” concludes Katelyn.

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Melvin Seals with JGB
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

Melvin Seals with JGB

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Doors at 8 pm / 21 and Over
Tickets available online or in person at the Music Coop in Ashland, or at Immortal Spirits in Medford

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Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.

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Indubious - Medicine Roots Tour
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Indubious - Medicine Roots Tour

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We are selling a limited number of Early Bird Discount tickets at medicineroots.brownpapertickets.com Only the first 100 guests will receive this price.

Indubious returns to the Historic Ashland Armory on the last date of their Medicine Roots tour with Jon Wayne and the Pain. Landing on the unofficial holiday 4-20 (NO SMOKING IN THE BUILDING) this show is bound to go down in history with support from the Midwest Heavyweights Jon Wayne and the Pain and the rising stars from Colorado, Policulture. This will be a family friendly event with NO SMOKING inside the building. Beer, Wine, Drinks and Food will be available. We aim to cultivate a respectful and loving environment where people of all ages, persuasions, ideals, and backgrounds can join in peace. If you aim to join in this energy, then you are welcome!

Sponsors and vendors interested in being involved please contact info@indubiousmusic.com

All ages
NO SMOKING INSIDE THE BUILDING
Family Friendly
Starts at 7:00
Beer Garden
DJ
Food

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Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

ASHLAND COMMUNITY SEED SWAP (& SCION EXCHANGE)

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https://www.facebook.com/events/398775430669575/

Sunday, March 17

@ the Historic Armory - 208 oak st.

10AM - NOON  
Fun Seed-related Educational Workshops

12 - 2PM        
Seed-Swap and Scion-Exchange     

FREE and open to the whole family

  • You don't have to bring seeds to participate

  • (please label and date the ones you do bring)

  • Experts available to answer questions

  • Regionally-grown seeds available for sale

  • Seed "cleaning" and demos

  • Free Scion of rare fruit trees / Rootstock for sale / On-site Grafting

  • Good organic food

Sponsored by: 

Hardy Seeds, SOSGA, Siskiyou Seeds, Our Family Farms, College of the Melissae


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Friday Night Speakeasy
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

Friday Night Speakeasy

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A Speakeasy Casino Night  & Variety Show Spectacular!

Tickets $25 in advance / $30 at the door / 21 and Over / Doors 8 pm
Get tickets Online (link below) OR at the Music Coop in Ashland, OR at Immortal Spirits in Medford

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People had such a good time at our Speakeasy Ball New Year’s event, that they asked us to have another speakeasy soon. So, that’s exactly what we are doing!

So…Guys and Dolls...are you ready to dress to the 9’s and cut the rug to three live bands, featuring everything from the greats of early jazz to gypsy swing.

Also, we’ll have poker, roulette, or blackjack if that’s your thing. Sure, it’s funny money, but it surely is fun, and there’ll be prizes for the ones with the fat stacks at the end—so bring your A game!

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Mar
10
10:30 PM22:30

BENEFIT FOR MARK DeGROFT

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GO FUND ME PAGE WITH DETAILS
ABOUT MARK’s SITUATION

Wednesday, Sept. 12, Mark DeGroft was rushed to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center by ambulance with flu-like symptoms from what turned out to be a severe infection. His medical team concluded that he was experiencing Sepsis with DIC. 

A note from Cindy:
This is the hardest thing I have ever had to say. Mark has been in critical care for a week, very sudden onset, he has responded to treatment, though the severity of his body's natural defenses, has left his hands, and feet in jeopardy. I know many of you love Mark, demonstrated by the incredible response of love, support, and prayers, from our circle of musicians, medical community, and friends, and family. He could use all the loving light you can shine his way right now. A few years back, when I needed help, a wise friend told me me courage was being brave in the face of danger, valour is courage in the face of the unknown. Thank you all for the many kindnesses, support, love, and prayers.

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. Common signs and symptoms include fever, increased heart rate, increased breathing rate, and confusion. Additionally, complications resulting from DIC has put him at risk for loss of tissue on his hands, feet, and face.

After 1 week in the ICU at Rogue, Mark was moved to Ashland Hospital where he would have access to treatment in the hyperbaric chamber for wound care in hope of expediting his recovery.

At this time the length of his recovery is unknown.

Medical hardship is a difficult burden for any family. Losing hours at work can have a detrimental impact on sustaining a household. So many of you have poured your love on the situation with hot meals, relationship, prayers, company for Cuba and well wishes. Some of you  may not know, Mark & Cindy are also the caregivers for Cindy's mom who suffers from dementia and has been living with them.

We are all forever grateful for your love and support during this time. So many of you have asked how you can help? 

Right now Mark, Cindy, & Ellie need your continued prayers and well wishes. 

If you feel called upon to give beyond this and have the means to contribute, I know they will be forever grateful. I also know they would never ask which is why I am writing to you here. 

Mark is my beloved Uncle and I know he is a beloved someone to you! If you know him, you know all the things that are special about him. In the photo above, you may notice his stripy socks, those are socks that I gave him one year. He always wears these socks when he knows he is going to have the happiest of days - like he is in this picture. He is happiest when he is spending time with all of you, laughing, and playing music, and most of all next to Cindy, whose voice carries like the angels who fly among us.

I love this snippet I found, written by a wonderful soul at St. Claire Productions....

St. Clair Productions:
Mark & Cindy DeGroft have been playing music together for 30 plus years. An interesting journey of styles & influences has culminated in a recent recording project of original material. Their music has roots in rock, folk, eblues, classical & Americana and is uniquely their own. Mark is one of the boys to talk Guitar with if you’re shopping Cripple Creek Music in Ashland; Cindy is a volunteer host for Jefferson Public Radio’s Folk Show on Sunday nights. They are two halves of the same tune.

Because of his vulnerability Mark is not allowed to have visitors at this time. Please share well wishes or fond memories below that Cindy and Ellie can share with him. Cards, emails to Cindy, or hilarious and cute YouTube videos are also appreciated. 

We humbly thank you for helping us support Mark, Cindy & Ellie through this time so they can focus on his care and please continue to hope for a full recovery.

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Feb
12
8:00 PM20:00

Dark Star Orchestra

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Tickets: $30 in advance / $35 day of show
21 and over / limited seating (mostly standing room)

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Performing to critical acclaim celebrating over 21 years and over 2800 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead's extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, DarkStar Orchestra's members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It's about a sense of familiarity. It's about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It's about that contagious energy...in short, it's about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.

Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the entire United States, plus Europe & the Caribbean touching down in seven different countries. DSO continues to grow its fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three night stands as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, Milwaukee's SummerFest, The Peach Music Festival, All Good Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Mountain Jam, and many more.

In addition to appearing at some of the nation’s top festival, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual music festival and campaign gathering, titled the “Dark Star Jubilee”, currently in its sixth year where DSO headline all three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts. Beyond the shores of the United States, DSO has taken its internationally-acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute to the beaches of Jamaica in the dead of winter for the past five years, with their event appropriately titled 'Jam in the Sand'. Featuring an ocean-side stage, DSO sets up camp to perform shows for four nights along the tropical sands of an all-inclusive resort, selling out the event each year for hundreds of lucky attendees.

Fans and critics haven't been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from six original Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin Jack Elliot and many more.

"For us it's a chance to recreate some of the magic that was created for us over the years," keyboardist and vocalist Rob Barraco explains. "We offer a sort of a historical perspective at what it might have been like to go to a show in 1985, 1978 or whenever. Even for Deadheads who can say they've been to a hundred shows in the 90s, we offer something they never got to see live."

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Turkuaz and Object Heavy
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Turkuaz and Object Heavy

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21 and Over
Doors: 7 pm
$25 in advance / $30 day of show
Get tickets at Immortal Spirits in Medford (when available), and Music Coop in Ashland (when available), or online below
Mostly standing room with limited seating

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Turkuaz

They’ve become one of Brooklyn’s freshest exports - nine charismatic men and women brightly outfitted to have their colorful nature match their expressive voice.

Object Heavy

Blazing out of the North Coast of California with a diverse assemblage of hypnotic rhythms to spark up any dance floor, Object Heavy delivers a uniquely heavy sound that fuses Progressive-Soul, Rock and R&B in a strikingly fresh way.

After spending the past two years touring throughout the pacific northwest, Object Heavy’s contagious sultry funk has garnered a momentum and buzz that shows no sign of letting up. In it’s short time Object Heavy has had the honor of sharing the stage with heavy hitters like George Clinton and P Funk, Cheech & Chong, Orgone, Flobots, Polyrhythmics, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Afrolicious, Delhi 2 Dublin, March 4th Marching Band and even backed up legends like Fred Wesley, Chali 2na, Raashan Ahmad, John Popper, DJ Logic and more.

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Katchafire
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Katchafire

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Tickets: $38 in advance / $44 day of
All ages / Tickets available at the Music Coop in Ashland, and Immortal Spirits in Medford

New Zealand roots reggae ambassadors Katchafire have announced a run of club shows around their festival slots on One Love in California and Arizona Roots Festival.

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Katchafire’s “Fyah In The Trenches” tour will celebrate the release of a new video/single scheduled to hit YouTube in January.


“Fyah In The Trenches” will be the 5th video/single from Katchafire’s acclaimed 5th studio album (released June 2018).

Opener Fyah In The Trenches will ease you into the album, introducing you to the bright horns that tie the release together. As soulful vocals weave into the rich, layered instrumentation, you’ll be completely entranced by the band’s irresistible energy.
— Hhhappy Mag LEGACY album review
Right from the get-go, I was impressed by the super tight funky grooves of Fyah In The Trenches, followed by the sweet swagger on the single Love Today.
— 13th Floor Mag LEGACY album review
A chilled start to the album, Fyah In The Trenches is an easy listening piece which has that reggae tempo with clear elements of funk throughout the track. There’s a lot going on but it’s not a mess, the vocals are soft and there are minimal harmonies. The title of the track is grabbing and the hook is a catchy one. Nice!
— World A Reggae.com LEGACY album review
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The Infamous Stringdusters
Jan
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Infamous Stringdusters

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“With a nod to the past and a firm foot down on the gas toward the future, the ‘Dusters... don’t leave bluegrass behind; they’re stretching it from within.”
— New York Times
“The Stringdusters are the Star Wars of Bluegrass and this is their Return of the Jedi. Stop fiddling with your lightsaber and get this album.”
— Ryan Adams
“...these stellar bluegrass players are pushing the music forward.”
— David Dye/World Café

A band should never stop progressing.

Forward motion belies creativity and evolution. A staunch and unwavering commitment to progression is how an unassuming group of five friends can collectively become a GRAMMY® Award-winning force of nature. That’s exactly how it happened for The Infamous Stringdusters. Within thirteen years since their 2005 formation, the band—Travis Book [bass, vocals], Andy Falco [guitar, vocals], Jeremy Garrett [fiddle, vocals], Andy Hall [dobro, vocals], and Chris Pandolfi [banjo, vocals]— have consistently forged ahead, relentlessly exploring the musical possibilities of a “bluegrass ensemble” and breaking down boundaries in the process.

In a genre known for traditionalism, the ‘Dusters have consistently covered new ground, inspired fans, and redefined what a bluegrass band can be. 2018 represented a high watermark for the quintet as they took home a GRAMMY® Award in the category of “Best Bluegrass Album” for their 2017 release Laws of Gravity.

Even with such milestones, the members feel like they’re only getting started.

“I’m most inspired by the evolution of the music,” agrees Book. “The band is reaching new heights with our exploration and jamming. The repertoire is deep, and our crew is so entwined in the music and presentation of the show. It’s all come together in the last year or so.”

Hall adds, “Releasing three recorded projects this year has been artistically exciting. Mostly, the band has taken a huge leap forward in our live show with our improvisation blending from one song into the next. It’s made everything that much more fun.”

The motion includes a prolific output that rivals any act in music. In 2017 alone, they released three projects: Laws of Gravity, Laws of Gravity: Live, and Undercover Vol. 2 through Lumenhouse Recordings. Impressively, the band’s eighth full length record, Laws of Gravity, received a 2018 GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Bluegrass Album”, bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, and marked their third debut at #1 on the Bluegrass Albums Chart with Undercover Vol. 2 becoming their seventh Top 10 entry. Recognized by some of the top names in the game, they teamed up with Ryan Adams for performances of “Sweet Carolina” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and at Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and Newport Folk Festival. Phil Lesh also tapped them as his band for Phil and Friends at Lockn alongside members of Phish.

Another tenet of that progression, the second installment of the Undercover series exemplifies the exploration ethos, transforming various recognizable anthems into raw and rootsy gems. “Jessica” by The Allman Brothers Band, rollicks and rolls, “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk maintains its dancefloor energy, and Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” adopts newfound urgency. The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” undergoes a bluegrass makeover with galloping banjo and blistering solos.

Along the way, The Stringdusters have won three International Bluegrass Music Association Awards in 2007 for their debut record, Fork in the Road, in addition to snagging a nomination for “Instrumental Group of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2010. Meanwhile, Things That Fly’s “Magic No. 9” garnered a 2011 GRAMMY® nod in the category of “Best Country Instrumental.”

The Infamous Stringdusters are grateful for the recognition, but they continue to move forward full speed ahead.

“I just hope that our music gives people a chance to feel free; free from the burdens of everyday life that we all have, free to just be themselves and be happy,” Falco leaves off.

“It's an amazing gift to play this music, to share this journey with these guys,” concludes Book. “I wouldn't trade it for anything, there's no other gig I'd rather have, no other place I’d rather be than in the moment making this music. This band, our organization and crew, we’re a family and I think I speak for everyone when I say I hope we can do this for years to come.”

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2019 New Year's Eve Bootleggers Ball - with Ball Drop
Dec
31
8:00 PM20:00

2019 New Year's Eve Bootleggers Ball - with Ball Drop

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21 and over. Get Tickets Here

Guys and Dolls...are you ready to celebrate the New Year with the glitz and the glamor of a classy Bootleggers Ball?

This year, we’ve got a special NYE lined up for you!

Three live bands will be playing throughout the night, featuring everything from the greats of early jazz to gypsy swing. It’s true! We’ve got canaries that can sing...and when your getaway sticks can’t bear to dance anymore, join the excitement at the casino floor!

Poker, roulette, or blackjack if that’s your thing. Sure, it’s funny money, but it surely is fun, and there’ll be prizes for the ones with the fat stacks at the end—so bring your A game!

Did we mention we’ve got circus acts with juggling, vaudeville and comedy? AND a countdown culminating in a REAL BALL DROP? Yes, we have our ARMORY WIZARD constructing the glittery, light spectacle as you read this, that will luminesce when the clock strikes midnight and descend in radiance to celebrate the birth of 2019!

THE BATHTUB GIN SERENADERS

Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Django Reinhardt, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin all the greats of early jazz and blues!

BAND DU PAYS SWING

Band du Pays Swing is a five piece Ashland, Oregon-based swing band featuring playful, danceable renditions of jazz classics from the 1920s through the 1980s set in an East Coast Swing style. We’re fronted by the wonderfully skillful vocalist Kacie Garner, and feature Merrill Smith on bass and vocals, Tony Brussat on guitar and vocals, Stephen Gagné on saxes, clarinet and keyboards, and Jenny Gray on drums.

ALLEN GIARDINELLI

Gypsy Jazz, Delta Blues, electric blues & beyond.

CIRCUS LUMINESCENCE

Circus, juggling, vaudeville and comedy performances in a wild and wonderful wonderland of infinite imagination.This innovative troupe specializes in entertainment without boundaries. Enter a vaudeville vision quest across the time-space continuum where cartoon like “proppets,” take life in an ultraviolet universe of infinite imagination. Featuring a nouveau fusion of LED juggling, poetry, aerialists, burlesque, live music, and high times, the psychedelic stylings of Circus Luminescence is a treat for the eyes, ears, and soul.

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ACF's Annual Christmas Dinner
Dec
25
12:00 PM12:00

ACF's Annual Christmas Dinner

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The Ashland Christian Fellowship will offer its 36th annual public Christmas feast, which, says Pastor Mark Anderson, is for homeless and needy people, but, in the spirit of Jesus, welcomes all types and creates an atmosphere where all can meet and mingle.

The gala dinner, cooked and served by up to 200 volunteers, will be enjoyed from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), at the Historic Ashland Armory at Oak and B streets.

It features the usual holiday fare of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, veggies and, he says, very yummy pies baked in the church’s kitchen at Oak and Hersey streets. Local bakeries are donating bread. Church members will start making the pies on Saturday before Christmas.

“We love this dinner and do it to give back to the community in such a crazy way that it tells them about the love of Jesus, who was born on this day — and that’s the whole message of Christmas,” said Anderson, “that God loves us and gave his only son Jesus, to save us.”

Anderson, who has been pastor of the church for 18 years, said the event “welcomes the homeless, the very wealthy and that’s one of the beauties of it, that Ashland can have a true community dinner with people from all walks of life who actually talk to each other.”

To volunteer to help with the dinner, go to www.acfweb.org or call 541-482-8539.

From an article by John Darling, an Ashland freelance writer. Reach him at jdarling@jeffnet.org.

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The English Beat
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

The English Beat

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$32 in advance / $32 at the door
21 and Over
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Genres:

Alternative, Decades, 80s, Ska, Pop, Reggae, Rock, New Wave

Hometown: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Upfull dance band on a mission to mek ya move ya likkle feet. Dave Wakeling, a rock icon as frontman for brings an amazing all-star backing band to The Armory in Ashland, OR to play three-plus decades of hits from his chart-topping bands, along with some of his latest solo tunes. The Beat were one of the most successful bands of the early '80s, and had hits with "Mirror in the Bathroom," "Save It for Later," "I Confess," "Stand Down Margaret" and their cover of the Smoky Robinson classic "Tears of a Clown." It's sure to be a rock-steady night of hits both old and new with the electrifying King of Ska.

 

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Twiddle
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Twiddle

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All Ages
Tickets: $18 advance / $23 day of show

doors @ 7 pm
Available at Immortal Spirits in Medford and Music Coop in Ashland , or

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Twiddle, a Vermont based quartet, spins tall tales over an intricate soundscape of hi-def shred. Their fresh multi-genre approach conjures up jazz, classical, and bluegrass, but above all, masterfully blends reggae and funk. Obliterating laws of improvisation, their complex arrangements never fail to leave crowds lusting for more.

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Colt Ford
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Colt Ford

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Doors open at 7:00PM
Physical Tickets at Magic Man & Music Coop
Local support to be announced.

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“You can kill the lights and the amplifiers/But dreams don’t care if you’re tired,” “No Rest”

With his sixth studio album, the aptly named Love Hope Faith, his follow-up to 2014’s Thanks for Listening, Colt Ford continues to live out his boyhood dream – the one where you “wake up on a mission/to buy that beat-up Gibson,” as he sings on “No Rest.” Love Hope Faith is exactly that, a message to to his loyal fan base, and a strike against the divisiveness plaguing our country, celebrating the things that bring us together – friends, family, our faith in a better future.

Featuring such guests as Music City stalwarts Brad Paisley (“Lookin’ for a Hand Out”), Toby Keith (“Time Flies”), Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and brother Josh (“Young Americans”) and veteran rockers Lit (“I’m Mud”); promising newcomers like Waterloo Revival’s Cody Cooper and George Birge (“Dynamite”), Tyler Farr (“My Truck”), Taylor Ray Holbrook (“Reload”), Javier Colon (“No Rest”) and Granger Smith (“Keepin’ It Real”), Love Hope Faith is the ultimate populist country record, featuring a little something for everyone.

“I’m just trying to bring people together,” says the Georgia native, a one-time golf pro who still frequents the links and the co-founder/owner of his own Average Joes Entertainment. “There’s so much conflict out there, it’s hard to decide who’s right and who’s wrong.”

And while he admits to a populist fan base and down-to-earth, “Keepin’ It Real” attitude, Colt cautions, “I’m not a politician. I’m a musician, a performer. We have to get past our differences and find a common ground.”
And what better way to do that with Colt Ford’s groundbreaking hybrid of country, blues, rock and rap rhythms, who has built up a following that started with mud trucker events and graduated to arena status sharing the stage with the likes of golfing buddy Toby Keith.

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From the statement of beliefs in “Reload” (“We can agree to disagree. That doesn’t make you a bad person, I’m just telling you what I think. If you pet that dog, you might get bit”) and the adolescent dreams of “trying to live big in a small town” in “Young Americans,” singing “Free Bird” and “Free Falllin’ to the country/EDM mash-up of “Dirt Road Disco” (“Can there be a more fun song than that?”) and the ode to the joys of running your fingers in the wind of an open car window (“Lookin’ For a Handout”) or “one more shot of Baccardi” in “Time Flies,” Colt Ford breaks boundaries and mends fences along the way.

“I feel more confident than ever as an artist,” says Ford, and while he numbers some of the most important supporters in Music City, his lack of country radio acceptance and award show accolades continues to drive him. “I’ve given it my best shot. Some of that outsider thing is tongue-in-cheek, but some of it is true. I’m unbelievably accepted by artists and songwriters. There’s no one I can’t work with. They know I’m real. I’ve built those relationships over time, and I feel I’ve created a body of work.”

“Love Hope Faith” was created with some of the leading songwriters in music today, Jeff Hyde (“Lookin’ for a Hand Out”) and Jeffrey Steele, Jeremy Popoff, Shane Minor, Vicky McGehee (Bad Day Feat. Rizzi Myers), to Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason and Jesse Frasure (“Dirt Road Disco”) to Walker Hayes and Thomas Archer (“No Rest”), Eric Dodd & Alex Hall (“Dynamite”) and Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, David Lee Murphy (Keepin’ It Real Feat. Granger Smith). Still, it is the sturdy persona of Colt Ford that gives them their consistency.

“There are a lot of different styles on this album, but I think my fans will hear it’s just me,” he says. “As long as I remain true to myself, I can delve into all of them.”

Songs like the rock/hip-hop “Dynamite” reference the Scorpions (“rock like a hurricane”), Marvin Gaye (“let’s get it on”), Michael Jackson (“Billie Jean on the radio”) and Jay Z, while the first single, “4 Lane Gone,” sports a full-blown rock intro before settling into a lament for a lost romance in which the individuals are on their separate paths. “My Truck” is a hilarious “can you top this” playground rank-out session, while the anthemic “I’m Mud” is just that, a self-deprecating, but in-your-face song from the perspective of the dirt below (“I’ve been played on, spit at, kicked until I turned to dust”). “Keepin’ It Real” is just that… Colt on staying the distance, “headlights on the highway/just keep going… Beer is cold and life is good.”

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“No Rest” probably sums up Colt’s ambitions on Love Hope Faith, his tribute to being a working musician, what he calls “my version of ‘My Way.’”

“I’m proud of that song,” he says. “I think it’s one of the best I’ve ever done. It’s not just about being a rock star, but accomplishing your dreams, a passion that can’t be stopped. Anyone who has that drive will appreciate it. Everybody’s got fears, but when you hear that song, it’s me.”

“I built walls… and I’ll be here when they’re gone,” he says, taking the role of “I’m Mud,” but you know he might as well be talking about himself.

Love Hope Faith is Colt Ford’s musical message, one so universal it tears down those walls, then invites everyone into the tent.

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Spookadelic Halloween Funktacular!
Oct
31
7:30 PM19:30

Spookadelic Halloween Funktacular!

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Tickets: $30
Available at the Music Coop in Ashland, or Immortal Spirits in Medford, Or online, link below

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Monophonics

“One of the best live soul bands I have ever seen!” – Al Bell (Record producer, songwriter, executive, and co-owner of legendary Stax Records)

Monophonics are just hitting their stride as one of the premier soul bands in the country. The Bay Area band delivers cinematic songs with timeless hooks anchored by Kelly Finnigan’s soulful organ and powerhouse vocals. Their sound is inspired equally by classic soul, heavy funk, psychedelic rock, and classic American songwriting.

The band’s main members live just North of San Francisco, CA in Marin county, a place revered among artists, surfers, hippies and musicians; three of them grew up here. The band members simultaneously revere and honor the Bay Area’s colorblind and highly diverse musical tradition that dates back to Haight/Ashbury’s psychedelic revolution and Sly Stone and the Family Stone’s multiracial, funky grab-bag. Soulful vocals, funky drum-breaks, psychedelic guitar licks and fuzz bass intermingle effortlessly across the band’s catalogue, most effortlessly on their newest EP: “Mirrors”.

Mirrors delivers a six-song fix to fiending fans and curious newcomers in advance of a new Monophonics full-length later in 2018. The release is all cover tunes with some well-known songs mixed in with some seriously deep cuts, all band favorites. “Sound of Sinning” (Transistor Sound Records, 2015), the band’s second full-length album since lead singer, producer and keyboard player, Kelly Finningan joined the band. Evolving from their psychedelic soul roots with “In Your Brain,” (Ubiquity, 2012), “Sound of Sinning” displays the bands’ appreciation for classic song craft and Summer of Love pop-soul-psychedelia.

Monophonics’ meticulous, yet raw recordings start just like their raucous and soulful live shows, “in the same room, cutting live as a rhythm section together,” Finnigan explains. Ryan Scott and Mike Rinta’s horn and string arrangements add accents and sonic colors to the tracks, completing the soul symphony. In the tradition of Stax, Muscle Shoals, Daptone and Dunham, Monophonics’ sonic approach is equal parts classic analog gear, (everything’s recorded to an old Tascam eight-track 1/4” tape machine), old-fashioned woodshedding, and Ian McDonald and Kelly Finnigan’s late night overdubs and studio wizardry. “We’re from the same school as the producers from the studios we love. We use the tools that we have to make the best records we can.”

Baked-in to any Monophonics record there’s a vibe, that elusive element that lesser bands can’t fake, as Kelly Finnigan put it: “I think it’s having people who are all on the same page, striving to capture that musical moment and being honest in their playing and being thoughtful and putting their ego to the side to serve the song.” Monophonics is Austin Bohlman (Drums), Ian McDonald (Guitar/Background Vocals), Ryan Scott (Trumpet/Back- ground Vocals/Percussion) & Kelly Finnigan (Keys/Lead Vocals) along with Max Ramey (Bass).

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Tiffany Wilson

Tiffany Wilson is a true musical artist and songwriter whose voice speaks to something real and soulful. Not content with writing only standard love songs, her latest album "#SeeSharp" also speaks of inner and outer change, politics, and vision of a brighter future.

As a solo artist, Tiffany released her first original project "Music Therapy" in 2009 and her sophomore album “#SEESHARP” in July 2016. With this project, Tiffany's plan is to use her voice, pen and outlook to shed some light and love on what's taking place in our shared world.

The production of her sophomore release is a conscious blend of the sounds of the past and the future. It is a mix of classic live soul & funk music filtered through her contemporary R&B roots and sensibilities. Eschewing the retro soul fad and moving towards a unique combination of past, present, and future-

Ms. Wilson is a true original.

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Dan Bern: Lounge Show
Oct
17
8:00 PM20:00

Dan Bern: Lounge Show

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Note: This show is in the LATA Lounge, Upstairs at the Armory (room 302). This is a small, intimate space (49 people), so get your tickets for this up-close show while they last!

Tickets: $20
Doors: 8 pm

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Dan Bern strums drop-dead gorgeous melodies like a demon with his tail on fire; and expresses his love for humankind through scabrous, literary, skeptical rhymes full of hyper articulation and the tormented self-knowledge of the really, really smart.
— Washington Post
With his acoustic guitar and a batch of witty and insightful songs, Dan Bern is rapidly becoming the voice of a new generation of folk music.
— NPR

Dan Bern has released some two dozen studio albums, EPs, and live recordings since his first CD on Sony/Work in 1997. Either fronting various bands or as a solo performer, he is convincing, funny and timely, with an unassuming tip of the hat to the spirits of the past greats, all while sounding fresh and original. Dan’s songs pack a punch, and are engaging and often cinematic.

Bern’s singular songwriting has led to work on such projects as the Judd Apatow features Walk Hard—the Dewey Cox Story and Get Him to the Greek. His songs have appeared in countless TV shows and independent films, been covered by The Who’s Roger Daltrey, and lately, comprise all the songs for Amazon Prime’s The Stinky and Dirty Show, a cartoon for youngsters, now in its second season.

In addition to the music, Dan Bern is a prolific painter, with works hanging in The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and The Bobby Feller Museum. He has published several books, the latest being a collection of poems, “encounters,” which recount his real-life encounters with, among others, Wilt Chamberlain, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Carter and Hunter S. Thompson.

Exciting new projects in the works include new recordings with his much beloved band, “The International Jewish Banking Conspiracy” (IJBC).

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The Lacs
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Lacs

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Doors open at 7 p.m.
Local support to be announced.
All Ages

Tickets: $18 advance, or $23 day of show
Available online (see link below), at the Music Coop in Ashland, or at Immortal Spirits in Medford

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The Lacs

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The Lacs are an American musical duo that combines southern rock with southern rap, that consists of Clay Sharpe and Brian King.

You and I both know that America has been through a lot these past few years. Clay “Uncle Snap” Sharpe and Brian “Rooster” King know it better than most. But as The Lacs, they’ve had a unique view of where we’ve been, where we’re going — and what parts of our identity haven’t changed at all.

On American Rebelution, their aptly titled sixth album, The Lacs take all that they’ve witnessed, roll it up in a unique sound they call “dirt rock” and lay down the truth as they see it. Yes, these 12 tracks stand on the hip-hop/country/Southern rock bedrock Clay and Brian pioneered along with a handful of other innovators. But that’s just the beginning of this story.

Nearly 20 years ago, these proud sons of Baxley, Georgia, unleashed their first beats and ripped through their first rhymes. Since then they’ve headed down highways far from the hometown dirt roads, watching landscapes roll past on the way to their next shows. Over time their venues got bigger, their audiences more diverse. They still play the mud parks for their longtime fans, but lately they’ve noticed differences in the crowds they’re drawing.

“We’ve really noticed how our crowds are growing. That’s awesome,” Brian rumbles over the phone from their bus, en route to wherever joint he and Clay will be rockin’ in a few hours. “It feels great when people come up and say that because of our music they went to a mud park for the first time. I’m like, ‘Don’t you wish you’d done it years ago?’”

He laughs, a gully-deep chuckle as Clay jumps in. “It’s definitely no disrespect for anybody that don’t live our lifestyle, but this is us and everybody who comes to our shows is just like family. We’ve learned a lot from our fans over the past few years.”

Much of what they’ve learned courses throughout American Rebelution. The soul of The Lacs is right where it’s always been, front and center in their music, infused by pride in their country, love for their family, an inclination toward rowdy celebration and an unexpected tenderness when it comes to the ladies in their lives. What’s different is how they color these qualities, with a wider palette than they’ve ever used before.

“This album was different because we used four different producers for the first time,” Clay explains. “We realized that you can’t just stay with the same sounds forever. You can’t stay one-dimensional. You’ve got to evolve. It’s a fine line to walk while still being true to yourselves.”

They walked that line without a misstep. A stinging electric guitar lick and mellow electric piano on “Redneck As Me,” old-school steel and fiddle on the romantic “One More,” retro organ and front-porch banjo on “I’m Good,” an electronic pulse punctuated by the ominous click of a gun being cocked on the title cut — The Lacs have widened their scopes but stayed focused on what they believe.

“For the most part, we write about home,” Brian says. “That’s why we do our writing back in Georgia. We’ll write about things we’ve seen on the road but even then it’s about how we see them because of who we are and where we’re from.”

Home, on American Rebelution, is where you kick it with your friends, on a mellow afternoon in “Lake Somewhere” or a wild Friday night in “Drink as a Team.” It’s spending time with your family where you grew up, in their “white trash trailer on a dirt road” (“My Kinfolks”). It’s the satisfaction you feel when you can persuade an “uptown girl” to reconsider her ways (“Now I’ve got her listening to Merle and I think she might be changing her mind,” Brian slyly suggests on “Redneck As Me.”) It’s that edgy underside of braggadocio when comparing the size of your truck to someone else’s on the metaphorical “Mine’s Bigger.” Sometimes home is where you’ve passed your limit and drunkenly improvise the latest chapter of The Lacs’ ongoing epic, “Great Moments in Redneck History.”

It’s also a place where you invite your fellow artists to challenge you, inspire you and let them feel the energy bounce back from you in the studio. Cympleman and Hard Target trade verses with Brian on “Happens Every Time” in a volley of sizzling rhymes. Hard Target returns with another fiery guest shot on “Her Way,” a reflection on love lost delivered over a snapping beat and sweetened by rhythmic mandolin. And on “Jack in My Coke” The Lacs welcome two longtime heroes for the first time.

“We’ve been fans of Montgomery Gentry for a long time,” Brian points out. “We first opened up for them five or six years ago before a NASCAR race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. We’ve always wanted to work with them but we didn’t have the perfect song until now.”

“It’s not like we wrote this with them in mind,” Clay adds. “It’s just that when we wrote this, it was like, ‘Man, they would sound great singing on this!’”

Above all else, home is where everything The Lacs do begins and ends. They still live near where they were born; you can sense it in every note the sing and word they say. “You want to make the folks back home proud when they listen to you,” Clay says.

This means not trading in what you know and who you are for something glitzier or trendier. It’s being true to yourself and trusting people will notice. That’s been borne out so far, as The Lacs have already passed half a billion streams on Pandora.

“None of that has come from radio or big publicity campaigns,” Clay insists. “It’s all from our fans telling other people about our music.”

“And those new fans have been coming around,” Brian says. “People are starting to get tired of this so-called pop country. They want something a little more hard-core, something that comes from rock ’n’ roll and the kind of country we had back in the Nineties.”

“There’s always gonna be old-school country fans that ain’t ever gonna accept rap,” Clay notes. “But the people who do give this music a chance, it can touch them in a way they’ve never experienced before.”

Which takes us back to the top: America has been through a lot recently. But all of the changes we’ve weathered have only sent us back toward the things that endure, the beliefs that anchor us and tie us together. The Lacs have always known that. That rings truer than ever throughout this American Rebelution.

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Mark Farina
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Mark Farina

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Tickets: $25 advance / $30 day of show
Available online (see link below), at the Music Coop in Ashland, at Immortal Spirits in Medford, or at Music Man in Medford
18 and over
Limited seating, mostly standing room
Must bring your valid ID to enter Beer Garden

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Mark Farina has solidified himself in the world of Dance Music as a trailblazing DJ, Producer, tastemaker and bona fide House Music icon.  After 3 decades crisscrossing the globe, he shows no signs of slowing down remaining innovative, humble, and firmly rooted in the underground.

“I look at my job as a ‘modern day traveling minstrel’ bringing new music to as many places as I can and exposing audiences to obscure records that otherwise might go hidden.”

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As an early House Music pioneer in the late 80’s, Farina’s history includes an impressive long standing residency at Smart Bar Chicago and a job at the legendary Gramaphone Records.  In the 90s, Mark pushed musical boundaries and blended genres to create “Mushroom Jazz”. Eventually, Mark made San Francisco his home as his signature sound created a strong demand for his DJ sets. The Bay Area proved to be a perfect match for Mark’s musical vision and he released a string of major mix compilations including his Mushroom Jazz series. With a tireless passion for playing extended sets, B2B shows with fellow House Music icons, or playing both of his signature styles on 2 stages on the same night, Farina continues to entertain his incredible fans all over the globe with over 100 shows per year.

Currently, Farina is the head honcho at his record label, Great Lakes Audio Recordings. Next up in 2018 are residencies at House of Yes (NY), Grasshopper Underground (MI), and Site 1A (MKE).

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Beats Antique
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Beats Antique

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Tickets: $25
18 and Over
Doors at 8 pm

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It’s impossible to describe Beats Antique using just a single genre. One listen to their forthcoming album, Shadowbox (released on their own Beats Antique Records imprint), and their unique hybrid of sound makes perfect sense; their ability to blend so many different kinds of music in to an incredibly vibrant, distinctive and peerless album is what this band has been doing for the past ten years.

Based in Oakland, California, Sidecar Tommy, David Satori and Zoe Jakes make up Beats Antique, who released their 10th album on October 5th 2016 to commemorate their tenth year as a band. They’ve mounted a larger-than-life cross-country tour that will take their vision to theaters across America. “Shadowbox is both the title of our new album, the theme of our tour, and our new store front in Berkeley CA. We decided to bring it all together on this release.“

Mostly recorded at their studio in Oakland (which has been around since the 50s), the Bay Area band also recorded in Russia and Israel. “We were lucky to record in both Moscow and Tel Aviv, because we had shows there and wanted to connect with the local artists. We had amazing sessions in both locations; In Moscow we recorded on the outskirts of the city in a wild Industrial complex. We ended up going through strange corridors into this plush bamboo-floored-Hare-Krishna-owned recording studio with state of the art gear. When we were in Tel Aviv, we gave a call to a local legend Yossi Fine and he helped us get time at Pluto Studios, which is one of the best in the city. We recorded with Talya Solan and her amazing group of musicians. We used elements of the Tel Aviv session to create our track “Bdna Salam,” which is raising money for Syrian refugees.”

Along with Talya other features on Shadowbox include Lafa Taylor, Alam Khan, Tatiana Kalmykova, brasshouse trio Too Many Zooz (who are touring with Beats Antique), Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dana Elle, Madoline Tasquin and Medium Troy Orchestra. Shadowbox is a retrospective of sorts, with Beats Antique pulling from all of their previous work as almost a homage to the first ten years of their career. “This will be our first full album produced in Beats Antique’s recording studio/dance performance space. We feel like Shadowbox touches on all our styles from down-temp Middle Eastern influences to cinematic orchestral arrangements. The songwriting process is also different for every song. Sometimes David will come in with a melody and Sidecar will add the bass and beats, and vise versa. One thing that always makes the songwriting process unique is that Zoe creates and arranges music based around stories she wants to tell though dance, so sometimes the performance aspect influences the creation of the music.”

In June, the group premiered the first single, “Killer Bee,” featuring Lafa Taylor, on Billboard.com. The track is “about standing up to prejudices. Just because someone calls you a killer bee, doesn’t mean you need to kill. We want people to define themselves and not be defined by what people think they should be.” In addition to being a ‘killer’ track, with a compelling music video directed by Kyrian Bobeerian, Beats Antique donated a percentage of the proceeds from their July 1st show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre to The Honeybee Conservancy, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of bees.

An enthusiastic touring band, a new album also means a new tour, and since Beats Antique is all about the ‘concept,’ Shadowbox (the album and the idea) is another opportunity for them to get the creative juices flowing for the live shows. The band plan to use shadows, light, Indonesian shadow puppetry, custom-created lanterns, dance, story telling, crowd participation and more to make sure this is an unforgettable visual spectacle for their audience.

Shadowbox, an album that is an amalgamation of the history of Beats Antique, merged with a tour that will both tease and excite the senses, shows off what this band does best.

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Insane Clown Posse
Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

Insane Clown Posse

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Tickets: $25 advance / $30 day of show
18 and Over
You can get your PHYSICAL TICKETS at the Music Coop in Ashland OR at Immortal Spirits & Distilling Company tasting room in Medford.

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Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop duo composed of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope. Founded in Detroit in 1989, Insane Clown Posse performs a style of hardcore hip hop known as horrorcore and is known for its elaborate live performances.

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Immortal Technique
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Immortal Technique

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Thursday, August 9th, 2018--Prominent Event Production brings you Immortal Technique and Chino XL, along with local and regional hip hop openers.

Doors 8:30 PM

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Bistro food available for purchase, catered by local favorite Plancha.

Immortal Technique (NYC) is a Peruvian-American hip hop recording artist and activist. Most of his lyrics focus on controversial issues in global politics. His lyrics are largely commentary on issues such as politics, socialism, class struggle, poverty, religion, government, imperialism, economics and institutional racism.

Chino XL (NJ), is an American rapper and actor, known for his "technically" accomplished style, consisting of self-consciously over-the-top punchlines, exaggerated egotism, complex rhyme schemes, and use of multiple similes, puns, metaphors, and word play. He has collaborated on various projects with some of the most well known in Hip Hop. Chino is also an avid bodybuilder. Chino started rhyming in 1986, as said in his song "Don't Say A Word". He has released four solo studio albums, in which his most recent Ricanstruction: The Black Rosary - won the 2012 HHUG Album of the Year award.

local/regional openers TBA

All persons subject to search. No weapons. No outside food or beverage. No large bags. No dogs. Visibly intoxicated persons will be refused service. No refunds.
 

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Lounge Show: Diego’s Umbrella
Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Lounge Show: Diego’s Umbrella

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$15
Doors 8:30
21 over

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NOTE: This show is in the Lounge upstairs. Limited capacity! So get your tickets while they last. 

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love Diego’s Umbrella and those who don’t know them yet. Celebrated as San Francisco’s ambassadors of Gypsy Rock, these world-renowned entertainers have created an irresistible mélange that is entirely their own.

A Diego’s Umbrella show is a singular, ecstatic experience. One concert is all it takes to becoming a believer. Night after night they effortlessly blend eastern European sounds, marching drums, beautiful harmonies and catchy hooks with a showmanship that has all the fire and unpredictability of youth, marked by a chiseled refinement of years of experience on the road.

The group’s uncanny gift for pleasing crowds, from standard clubs to huge festivals such as High Sierra and Outside Lands, has earned them a zealous and ever-expanding following across the United States and Europe. Continuously touring abroad has always fed their aesthetic, and has resulted in incorporating the scales of klezmer, the strings of flamenco, and the energy of punk rock.

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Their new material is some of the most exciting to date, tipping a hat to the raucous Croatian dance parties the band played in their early days. With a quest to fulfill and broadcast the true meaning of Gypsy Rock, Diego’s Umbrella continues to tour the world.

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Marchfourth with Samuel Lawrence, Jeffrey Smith and Ruku$
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Marchfourth with Samuel Lawrence, Jeffrey Smith and Ruku$

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$20 in advance, $25 day of show
21 and Over
Tickets available online (link below), Immortal Spirits in Medford, and at the Music Coop in Ashland. 

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MarchFourth

MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment. The colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz is all about the groove. This larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats tours the country year-round, bringing a spirit of celebration wherever they go. MarchFourth is, in a word, FUN! 

Fifteen MarchFourth musicians traveled from Portland, Oregon to New Orleans, Louisiana to record their fourth studio album, MAGIC NUMBER, self-released in September 2016. With Producer Ben Ellman (Galactic) and Engineer/Producer Mikael “Count” Eldridge (DJ Shadow, Tycho, Trombone Shorty) at the helm, the album is full of the captivating grooves and brassy swagger you’d expect from MarchFourth, plus a healthy dose of New Orleans magic, with guest appearance by Trombone Shorty, Stanton Moore (drums), and Matt Perrine (sousaphone). The album was fan-funded through Kickstarter.

“Perfectly merging the artistic spirit of Portland with the musical spectacle of New Orleans, MarchFourth put on one of the most complete shows of any band on any stage. From rocking big band jam tunes, choreography and feats of strength that need to be seen to be believed, MarchFourth entertains on every level every second they are on the stage…or off!” ~Live for Live Music
“From the first note to the last, the sound was pumping and the fun never stopped… It’s worth noting that there are serious musicians behind all the fun. It’s obvious these guys (and gals) have had lots of training and formal practice. Talented band geeks turned rebels.” ~USAToday
“Just when you think you’ve heard it all, suddenly a band crosses paths with your ears and changes everything… Full of auditory goodness...” ~NYS Music
“Mighty, Explosive, Carnivalesque Brass Band Funk” ~New York Music Daily

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RUKUS

Born in SoCal and raised in the North West, RuKuS aka. Chad Lopez is deeply rooted in the Hip-Hop culture and West Coast lifestyle . After developing a strong passion for music and the art of Hip-Hop at the age of 18, he discovered the way of the turntablist was his calling soon there after. 

RuKuS really honed on his craft while making an impact on the underground hip-hop scene in Boise, ID in 2010, sharing stages with acts like Chali 2Na, Mac Lethal, Suppose, Mickey Avalon, Rehab, Turqouise Jeep and also performing with local artists Charles Engles and the family matters, P-Dirt, Oso Negro, Movement Music, Actual Depiction, Evolucid and more....

Currently residing in Medford, OR, he continues to take the stage performing all over the Rogue Valley, while spreading the true art of Hip-Hop and emerging into the EDM cultures of Trap, House, and Future Bass music.

His goal is to keep the art of DJing alive while sharing the experience of what the culture is truly about.

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