Upcoming Live Events

Ticket outlets include:
Gualala: Four-Eyed Frog Books and The Sea Trader
Point Arena: Arena Market and The Pier Chowder House and Tap Room
Mendocino: Twist

Eclectic, Electric and Funky
An Afrolicious Halloween



Adults, youths, kids, families, everyone is invited to join us for a spooktacular Halloween party! All Ages Costume contest, Fabulous Prizes, and Melissa's Thriller Dance will kick off the evening.

The main attraction will be the formidable dance-fusion band Afrolicious straight from the Bay Area performing their sound, mixing up African, Latin and percussive rhythms with electronic breaks and club beats. An Afrolicious show is a non-stop dancing frenzy, it relentlessly grabs ahold of the audience and pulls them onto the dance floor. Whether touring as DJs, as a sound system with live percussion or as a full band, Afrolicious has established a reputation as an integral player in the San Francisco live music scene and across the country and their sound has become known among DJs, tastemakers and fans around the globe. In addition to regular touring, Afrolicious has released two EPs as well as a full length original album and the band just announced the upcoming release of a new CD at the end of this October.

Founded by brothers Joe "Pleasuremaker" McGuire and Oz "Seņor Oz" McGuire in 2007, Afrolicious started out not as a band but as a club night at the famed Elbo Room in the SF Mission District with their unofficial motto, "It's a party, not a show." The format of Afrolicious parties was very open and included the DJs spinning the latest soulful dance music including Afro-House, broken beat, modern funk and disco alongside classics and re-edits and remixes of their favorite Afrobeat, Salsa, and Brazilian funk alongside live percussionists and guest MCs and musicians. Since the release of their first two EPs which were produced by Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, the reputation of the band and founding DJs Pleasuremaker and Seņor Oz have grown and they have performed everywhere from Red Rocks, Burning Man, Cielo and the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. "We never planned on becoming a live band, but like everything else about Afrolicious it happened organically," says Oz.

The Afrolicious band and sound system have performed at such legendary venues as Red Rocks, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Electric Forest Festival, Snow Globe, Burningman, Sea of Dreams, The Independent, Great American Music Hall, Cielo, Nublu, Bembe, Zanzibar, Silent Frisco.

Afrolicious has played alongside such artists as Thievery Corporation, Jimmy Cliff, Fishbone, Balkan Beat Box, Rob Garza, Novalima, The Pimps of Joytime, Nickodemus, Johnny Osbourne, See-I, Ghostland Observatory, Beats Antique, J.Boogie, and DJ Smash.

Afrolicious

Afrolicious

Showtime:
Tuesday, October 31
Show Starts: 8:00 p.m.
Doors Open: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$15 General Admission
$10 Youth (18 and under)
free for kids 12 and under



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Rock out with Superunloader

Moore and Moore Production presents an evening of rock'n roll with Superunloader, a 3-piece rock band from San Diego, CA, comprised of Jimmy Lewis on guitar and vocals, Chris McGreal on bass and Chad Farran on drums.

Often evoking comparisons to the timeless pioneers in Zeppelin, Hendrix and Free, Jimmy Leiws and Superunloader are hardly retro, classic rock throwbacks. Their postmodern mix of primal roots and progressive aesthetics actually have more in common with the likes of Primus, The Mars Volta, Audioslave or White Stripes. The group's enigmatic, charismatic live sound has carried them to sharing the stage with the likes of Bob Dylan, Carlos Santana, Gregg Allman, Fishbone and Les Claypool, among others.

Since their inception in 1994, the three have added solo projects (Lewis' acoustic sets; Farran's two solo discs) and branched out to play in other San Diego acts such as Transfer and Old Man Hands. Superunloader released four discs on their own imprint (Superunloader reCorDs), winning two San Diego Music Awards for Best Rock Album (1994s self-titled debut, and the "Live & Unfashionable" disc in '99). Their latest release was the casually brilliant and stripped performance "Live & Small" (at Lestat's) in 2007. The new studio tracks will be the band's first since 1997's "Goes #2.

The Arena Theater bar and snack stand will be open.

Superunloader

Showtime:
Saturday, November 11
Show Starts: 8 p.m.
Doors Open: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$20 General Admission



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Iris DeMent

An evening with Iris DeMent

One of the most celebrated country-folk performers of her day, singer-songwriter Iris DeMent grew up singing gospel music; during her teenage years, however, she was first exposed to country, folk, and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell.

Beginning with her 1992 debut, "Infamous Angel," which was hailed as "an essential album of the 1990s" by Rolling Stone, DeMent released a series of stellar records that established her as "one of the finest singer-songwriters in America, " according to The Guardian. The music earned her multiple Grammy nominations, as well as the respect of peers like John Prine, Steve Earle, and Emmylou Harris, who all invited her to collaborate. Merle Haggard dubbed her "the best singer I've ever heard" and asked her to join his touring band, and David Byrne and Natalie Merchant famously covered her "Let The Mystery Be" as a duet on MTV Unplugged.

Iris DeMent

Her own recording career was on hiatus in the late '90s and early 2000s, but she returned in 2005 with Lifeline, a collection of gospel hymns. DeMent returned in 2012 with her album, "Sing The Delta," which prompted NPR to call her "one of the great voices in contemporary popular music." In 2015 DeMent released "The Trackless Woods," a collection of poems by 20th century Russian poet Anna Akhmatova adapted to music.

Iris DeMent

Showtime:
Saturday, November 25
Show Starts: 7:30 p.m.
Doors Open: 7 p.m.

Tickets:
$35 General Admission



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