June 27 @ 9:00 pm
A coalition of local DJs – including Kronosaurus Flex, Fossil, Party P and Nory B – unleash their dynamic vinyl arsenals every last Wednesday of each month. Tune in for an eclectic listening session, dance party and vortexual community gathering. Float down a river of sonic bliss as an expansive range of musical styles blend together effortlessly. Soak up the relaxed setting, relish the needle drop on unexpected classics and get turned on to deep cuts you never knew existed.
June 28 @ 6:00 pm
On the last Thursday of each month, you can consider a trip to the Crazy Horse like going down to the crossroads. Fortunately this event is all about filling your soul rather than selling it. Grease, Grit & Grime has long since become a local institution for anyone who loves the blues. They like to call it “Dirty Blues” but it goes down smooth like a spoonful of honey or a shot of good whiskey. When it comes to the sultry, dance-inducing side of the blues equation, you can be sure they have that dialed. Adding to what is already a stellar lineup, local guitar hero Bob Woods will be offering his talents to the equation.
June 29 @ 9:15 pm
Acclaimed reggae-flamenco artist, Justin Ancheta & Friends make their long-awaited return to the Sierra Foothills. Ancheta is a local singer/songwriter with folk and indie rock influence. He and his extremely talented band arrive with fresh sounds stemming from eclectic collaborations. New hit singles and older releases from Soul Graffiti Productions make up the riveting repertoire. Come dance and enjoy a rich mix of musical culture, uplifting attitude and communal convergence.
Opener: Cheyenne Skye
Cheyenne Skye sings from the heart and writes timeless songs with an equal touch of emotion and humor along with a little sprinkle of her love for nature. She projects a folky and soulful sound, almost as if Patsy Cline, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin, Devandra Banhart, Jade (from Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes), Hurray For The Riffraff, Jim Croce and Rodriguez all had a baby together. As an original member of the group ‘Rainbow Girls’, Cheyenne has shared lineups and stages with California Honey Drops, Nikki Bluhm and the Gramblers, ALO and many more.
June 30 @ 9:45 pm
Lantz Lazwell & the Vibe Tribe service the deep, melodic desires that drives us to dance while providing a complete auditory/visual experience to dazzle the senses. Lantz been a national touring artist for years, sharing the stage with such greats as George Clinton, Bernie Worrel (Talking Heads), Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Stephen Perkins (Janes Addiction) and The Neville Brothers. He was also the winner of a Los Angeles Music Award for “Best Rock Male Vocalist ” in 2007. His current project fuses elements of funk, soul, rock, world music, electronica and belly dance (featuring Jayna Manoushe of Belly Dance Superstars). This melange of styles presents an immersive, one-of-a-kind experience that continues to captivate audiences across the nation.
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July 7 @ 9:00 pm
Anyone who loves the music of Santana (and that includes most of us, right?) won’t want to miss The Rhythm Vandals. This band has headlined the Sacramento Jazz festival and opened for major acts like WAR, Eddie Money, Tower of Power and more. Surrender to the power of Latin rock at its finest.
July 11 @ 9:00 pm
We’re kicking off our annual Hot Summer Nights after party series with a firecracker of a show. Dripping with originality, this is an irresistible force of hard-edged funk-rock that takes control of your body and unchains your spirit. Led by groove-master bassist/vocalist Tony Glaser (formerly of Scott Pemberton Band), this San Francisco/LA band has dazzled the crowd every time they’ve played the Crazy Horse. Glaser’s songs stick in your head and ricocheting pinballs of bass bombs make you want to defy the laws of physics on the dance floor. This band leader is more than an amazing musician – he’s an entertainer with an infectious passion for his craft.Ben Misterka’s guitar heroics are the cherry on top of the sonic sundae.
July 13 @ 5:00 pm
Guitarist/vocalist Bob Woods is a living legend in Nevada City. He’s been captivating crowds at the Crazy Horse for the last 30 years and he continues to do it with as much passion as ever. Along with his trio, he hosts this monthly dance tradition and community pow wow. Whether you consider yourself a geezer or still a spring chicken, this is an occasion to let your hair down and embrace the joy of the moment. Friends old and new gather to dance and mingle to a captivating soundtrack of classic rock, blues, country and swing. All that fun and you can still make it to bed before 10pm.
Guitarist/Vocalist Sean Lehe is one of those musicians we can always trust to take us on a thrill ride. Over the years he has wowed audiences with Poor Man’s Whiskey, Jelly Bread, Izabella and many more. Lehe has been turning heads lately with this exciting new project – Birds of Fortune – featuring Derek Brooker (Tracorum), John Morales (Dad’s LPs, 10 Mile Tide), Sam Phelps (Izabella) and Mike Meagher (Saints of Circumstance). The band churns out what is at once a raw and refined take on classic rock ‘n roll. Old tunes sound new, and new tunes sound like you’ve heard them on the airwaves for as long as you can remember. Dual lead guitar lines weave in and out of a dense rhythm section along with some sweet harmonies to bring you back home after a big jam. Birds of Fortune are familiar and comfortable, daring and exploratory; dance floor friendly but certainly not afraid to fly.
July 14 @ 10:00 pm
This self-proclaimed “sexadelic freak funk” band comes to us from Boise, ID with no intentions of showing our dance floor any mercy. What’s not to like about a seven-piece lineup including a three-piece horn section? There’s way more to these guys than just a an appreciation for James Brown and the roots of funk. Lounge on Fire is pushing the genre forward into uncharted waters, presenting original compositions with a sense of haunting seduction.
July 18 @ 9:00 pm
No passport is required to embark on an exotic musical journey around the world. This local ensemble pioneers a groundbreaking sound based on traditional rhythms from Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean. The highly danceable, spiritual amalgamation materializes from a hypnotic symbiosis of percussive rhythms, bass vibrations and melodies carried on the wings of guitar, sax and flute. Keyboardist Jim Wendt (Saints of Circumstance) injects a jazzy, psychedelic, Grateful Dead influence into the mix.