August 16 @ 8:00 pm
Our Third Thursday tradition continues! Intrepid hosts Jonny Mojo (guitar/vocals) and Gary Campus (drums) bring together incredible musicians to conjure magic from the Grateful Dead songbook. Every month we bask in the euphoria of their boundless imaginations and improvisational mastery. You should be very excited to know that the dynamic duo from Midnight North are back as this month’s special guests. We’re talking about Alex Jordan (guitar, keys, vocals) and Connor O’Sullivan (bass). The synergy these young jam visionaries have with Jonny and Gary is a beautiful thing to behold. When you hear Alex bring the house down on a song like “Morning Dew,” you’ll understand how fortunate we all are to have a regular event like this to fill our wells.
August 17 – August 19
Phish returns to Watkins Glen, NY for their first festival in three years. If you are aware of how otherworldly the band’s playing has been on their current tour, you’ll understand that they are about to write a new chapter in rock ‘n roll history. When they feel the calling of the jam muse, they will stretch the boundaries of improvisational, psychedelic exploration. Other times they’ll just be channeling emotions both simple and complex through the universal vehicle of song. Watching a show on our seven-foot HD projection screen with full sound velocity is definitely the next best thing to being there.
Here’s the schedule:
Friday: 5pm – 9pm (Stick around for a free night of soulful folk music with Cheyenne Skye)
Saturday: 5pm – 9pm (Sorry to disappoint anyone, but we are opting not to show the early afternoon set. We will show some of it during setbreak on Sunday.)
**Don’t miss two sets of phenomenal funky, jazzy jams from The Loyal Scam following Phish
Sunday: 5pm – 9pm (Never miss a Sunday show!)
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. The last time she appeared at the Crazy Horse, she instantly established herself as a Nevada City favorite. Her voice and natural stage presence have a captivating effect on any audience.
August 18 @ 9:30 pm
It’s a good start when your band is named after a Steely Dan song. This San Francisco trio doles out copious volumes of ear candy with a funky, jazzy rocking paradigm. Guitarist Jeremy Korpas has long been considered one of the Bay Area’s semi-secret weapons. Bassist Eric DiBerardino coaxes velvet grooves out of his instrument while rumbling the dance floor. His recent work with Guitarmageddon at High Sierra Music Festival was essential in making that one of the festival’s most acclaimed sets. All genres aside, this is just great music through and through.
August 24 @ 9:30 pm
Hillstomp is a Portland duo you can consider as the sonic equivalent of a defibrillator. These crazy cats go 0 – 60 faster than a Ferrari and then careen down blind curves like a toboggan with no brakes. Brace yourselves for a blood-curdling dose of country blues, stomp-grass, raging rock, moonshine punk and dance-disco-folk. And yes, buckets, cans and slide guitar may be harmed in the process.
August 25 @ 9:30 pm
Midtown Social lays down the ultimate soundtrack for late night party people with a blend soul, funk and rock. This nine-piece ensemble from San Francisco draws on the arrangements by such legendary bands as Tower of Power, Sly and the Family Stone and Chicago, while provided sultry vocals influenced by Bill Withers, Tina Turner and En Vogue. They’ve got sax, they’ve got violin, they’ve got a female bass player. Let’s celebrate good times c’mon!
August 29 @ 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.
August 30 @ 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.
August 31 @ 9:00 pm
Over the years, The Rayos have established themselves as a musical touchstone in Nevada City. This couple is on a constant quest to raise the vibrations of all who come within earshot. Him on guitar, her on violin, both on vocals, they channel a conscious stream of elevated reflections through their joyous songs. Now playing with a five-piece band, their world rhythms, back porch blues and soulful, acoustic roots are funkier than ever. Prepare for a night of feel-good dance exultation.
September 1 @ 7:00 pm
It’s Labor Day Weekend which means it’s time to continue the tradition of seeing Phish at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado. This has been the site of several of their most memorable shows of the last decade. Wrapping up the already legendary Summer Tour, Vermont’s Finest will not go gently into that good night. Seeing a webcast at the Crazy Horse is the next best thing to being there. The clarity of the image on our seven-foot HD projection screen is dazzling. The full velocity sound thumps with Mike’s thunderous bass, growls with Page’s keys and screams with Trey’s guitar.