July 28 @ 9:00 pm
This band from Colorado has covered a lot of ground since they last graced our stage. They hold nothing back with soulful, rootsy Americana and guns-a-blazing jam rock. Their original material has a hypnotic effect with its striking balance between light and dark themes. Touring behind their new album “The Prize,” The Drunken Hearts are hitting their full stride. The lead vocals and stage presence of Andrew McConathy are arena-worthy. Then you have the pedal steel and banjo stylings of Cody Russell which are a huge part of what sets this band apart.
Enjoy an opening set from The Heart Hunters – a duo all the way from Atlanta
August 1 @ 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. We’ve moved this one to the first Wednesday instead to celebrate the occasion of Jerry Garcia’s Birthday. Kronosaurus Flex has tons of tricks up his sleeve to celebrate the man who remains a shining beacon of light for so many of us. 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 3 @ 9:30 pm
Rising like a phoenix from the ashes, Lonesome Locomotive makes its triumphant return to the Crazy Horse for the first time in a few years. This Bay Area band is built on the heartfelt songwriting, warm vocal presence and assertive guitar of Michael Rosen. Keyboardist/vocalist Jordan Feinstein is a significant addition to the mix. He recently dazzled us with the Jonny Mojo Band, sparkling every moment of every song with cascading melodies. Lonesome Locomotive hangs its hat on rootsy Americana rock with an effervescent jam sensibility. We’re excited to see how far they’ve come in the days between.
August 4 @ 9:30 pm
If you’ve seen bands pay tribute to the Grateful Dead here, and chances are you have, you know we hold things to a high standard. Every band offers a different take on the sacred repertoire. No Simple Highway weaves tapestries of rhythm and melody on the wings of a guitar trio. They also do glorious justice to the lyrical element as their vocalists evoke the full emotional impact of this coveted material. Transcendent jams are definitely on the menu but it’s their commitment to representing the pure essence of the Garcia/Hunter and Weir/Barlow compositions that truly sets them apart.
August 5 @ 5:00 pm
As many of you know, the Crazy Horse is Nevada County’s premiere destination for Live Phish Webcasts. Phish lovers have flocked here over the years to share in the groove, converge with old friends and make new ones while basking in the glory of our HD projection screen with screaming club sound. The bathroom lines are a breeze, the bar is easily accessible, the menu is delicious and, based on what has already been a tour of epic proportions, the music is going to be out of this world. Phish returns to Atlanta – the site of many memorable performances over the years – to carve another page in the rock ‘n roll history books. NOTE THE EARLY START TIME and please spread the word!
August 9 @ 9:00 pm
Lolo Gervais stirs up a mix of classic modern pop tunes and turns it into a Neo Vintage Jazz Party— from 20’s-70’s, swing to funk, New Orleans style boogaloo and beyond. The closest comparisons can be made to Post Modern Jukebox, as this award winning and inventive Northern California-based group of accomplished players has a well-earned reputation for pushing musical boundaries, having a sense of fun and humor onstage, and being on a mission to make new sounds old and yet new again. Lolo’s fun and inventiveness onstage can’t hide the players’ obvious rich experience and love of jazz, both for improvisation and danceable rhythms. The presence of keyboardist Jacob Aginsky is quintessential to the intoxicating musicality of this group.
August 10 @ 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 12 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 put on a dancing clinic 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.
When you feel it, you know it, and the energy these cats are tapped in to bubbles forth from a powerful source. Sirus B Posse is pioneering its own sound of conscious, funky dub. While drawing inspiration from a solid foundation of roots reggae, their tree of sonic wisdom is bearing fresh fruit. Captivating audiences with soulful original material and Caribbean spirit, you’ll feel the bass and positive vibrations from your head to your toes. Their last two Crazy Horse performances have been sacred experiences.
DJ Fossil bookends the night with two sets of deep roots, funkified soul and hip hop. This local turntable maestro is a throwback to the DJs we all loved in the 80s. At the same time, he is pushing the craft forward into the future.
August 11 @ 9:30 pm
Don’t sleep on one of the most explosive shows of the summer. The Highway Poets are back and they’ve amped up their wattage to a whole new level. This band from Petaluma is on a mission to pierce the deepest core of your being with each note and lyric. This is a primal output of rock and soul which manages to show a remarkable finesse while laying down the thunder. Upping the ante in a big way, they will be treating us to a Rolling Stones tribute during one of their sets. They are the perfect band to tackle that immortal material.
August 12 @ 4:30 pm
As many of you know, the Crazy Horse is Nevada County’s premiere destination for Live Phish Webcasts. Phish lovers have flocked here over the years to share in the groove, converge with old friends and make new ones while basking in the glory of our HD projection screen with screaming club sound. The bathroom lines are a breeze, the bar is easily accessible, the menu is delicious and, based on what has already been a tour of epic proportions, the music is going to be out of this world. Phish returns to the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland – the site of several smoking hot performances over the years – to carve another page in the rock ‘n roll history books. NOTE THE EARLY START TIME and please spread the word!