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 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.
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 16 @ 8:00 pm
Our Third Thursday tradition continues! Hosts Jonny Mojo (guitar/vocals) and Gary Campus (drums) of the acclaimed local band – Achilles Wheel 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 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!