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Old Skool Night with DJ LaRue

DJ LaRue has been collecting records his entire life, and has been DJing vinyl professionally for over 20 years; including hosting the SkaPunk show on KUKQ Radio in Phoenix.  Specializing in Rock and Roll (Punk, Metal, Retro, Classics) and Old School Hip-Hop.

 

NYE with The Sugar Thieves!!!

Celebrate the last night of 2019 at Spirit Room with the musical styling of The SUGAR THIEVES!! What a treat! 21+ ONLY $5 cover

The Sugar Thieves have been winning fans over world wide with their high energy, soulful live shows since 2006. Over the years they have honed there brand of American roots music, creating a sound that is all their own. Moving between blues, country, folk, gospel, rock and roll, and elements of jazz, freely they honor the tradition that makes American music so great. From smokey dive bars, to big festival stages, this band has what it takes to move the people.

The Sugar Thieves call Phoenix Arizona home, but over the past eight years they have made their presence known all over the US, Mexico, and Europe. The Sugar Thieves have shared a bill with the likes of Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, The Flaming Lips, The Blues Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Robert Cray, and more. They’ve recorded and produced five albums, each containing a variety of original music, and old songs reinvented. Also, their rendition of “Santa Baby” was featured on Putamayo’s Acoustic Christmas Album in 2013.

The Sugar Thieves

In trying to describe The Sugar Thieves’ sound, it only makes sense to call it good old American roots music. American music has always been a melting pot of styles including blues, jazz, country, folk, gospel, and rock and roll. All of these genres describe sounds that move us, and The Sugar Thieves blend all of these influences to create a sound that moves audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Their goal is to share their passion for great songs with the audience by exhibiting high energy showmanship and raw emotion with every performance. Firmly rooted in the blues, the Sugar Thieves have a love for all things Americana. On any given night the band will mix original songs with American covers spanning the last 120 years.

The Sugar Thieves started as a Duo in 2006, consisting of Meridith Moore’s deep and colorful vocals, and Mikel Lander’s gritty and gutsy guitar picking style, and vocal approach. Today they are backed by the most talented rhythm section west of the Mississippi.

Todd Chuba on drums boasts a thirty year career in music, and has shared a stage with the likes of Glen Campbell, and David Grisman. He is a wall of sound behind the kit, and embraces perfection in his approach to each and every tune. Shea Marshall, on plenty of instruments including keys, sax, harmonica, and even railroad spikes, has been with The Sugar Thieves since their very first concert. He is well known for his uniquely universal and ecumenical approach to instruments and styles. Jeff Naylor on upright and electric bass is a force to reckon with. His expressive showmanship, and hard playing captures any audience. He also compliments the band with backup vocals. Together, The Sugar Thieves are an uplifting, and unforgettable musical experience.

http://sugarthieves.com/

Becky Dalke

 

 

Becky has been playing music since the moment she was able to hold wooden spoons and bang on pots and pans. She started playing drums at the age of 10 and has continued to play for over 30 years. She plays everything from drum kit to percussion and then some. Rhythms, Beats or just the blood pumping through her vanes keeps her going even when she is unable to play for that day.

She started playing guitar in High School but didn’t get serious about guitar until the late 90’s. When she turned 30 she started playing more and more . That was the time when she found her voice and started writing songs. Becky has played in many bands, playing drums mostly, during the years. From local bands such as the Acrylics (PHX), Lives of the Monster Dogs ( Atlanta GA). Along with playing guitar and singing solo as well as in Two Girls, a duo group with her friend Susan Kelly. Most recently playing drums and backup vocals for Teneia Sanders , Blaine Long and Haven James. Becky is also a singer/songwriter with several original recordings and has been nominated for a Bucky Award (as outstanding musician in Prescott) for the last 2 years. She performs at venues here in Prescott and through out Arizona. She is a part of Chicks with Picks another organization in Arizona that helps female musicians with scheduling gigs along with showing them the ins and outs of the music industry. Becky has preformed at many Chicks with Picks shows as well as their annual Chickstock Show. Becky has opened up for Lucinda Williams ( playing drums for Teneia Sanders, Chickstock 2012), Amy LaVere ( with Haven James), Holly Near ( with Two Girls) and Sarah Bettens ( Solo -Pride in the Pines).

Becky has continued to learn more and more about songwriting, playing guitar, collaborating with other musicians and enjoying life doing the one thing that she loves, Playing music and bringing joy to those who she plays for.

Becky started a monthly show in her home town Prescott AZ, featuring women artist and giving them a place to share their music and art with everyone. Her friends Have coined this show “BeckyFest” . “BeckyFest” was started in 2011 on September 11th and has been going strong ever since. In September of 2012 she celebrated BeckyFest’s 1year Anniversary by having a show to help her fellow Musical sister, Llory McDonald, in her fight against Breast Cancer. This is one way of helping not only her musical sisters but to help the women in her community.

Spirit Room Halloween

Join us for another spooky Jerome Halloween! This town is straight out of a horror movie, come see for yourself if you dare!

Live music all night! Drink Specials! Wear your classiest or trashiest costume!

Paul Cataldo

Paul Cataldo is an independent Americana singer/songwriter born and raised in South Eastern Massachusetts.  He developed his Appalachian mountain influenced brand of backwoods wilderness inspired Americana while living in Asheville, NC through his late 20’s and early 30’s.

Paul now records albums and tours for a living everywhere from Florida – Alaska and overseas from Lithuania to Portugal with his wife and bandmate Ieva Cataldo.   Paul and Ieva call their Ford Explorer and 2003 Scamp trailer home most of the year while they perform over 200 shows on average annually.

Paul’s new release “Wild & Free” (2018) is now available on iTUNES, Spotify, Pandora and Amazon.  Click here to check out Paul and Ieva’s video travel diary “Free, Wild & Restless – Diary of an American Singer/Songwriter.”

https://www.paulcataldo.com/home

Full Moon Cleopatra Tribe World Dance Party

 

::: Cleopatra Tribe World Dance Party :::

 

Join DJ Lounge Lizard & the Tribe or Jerome Locals for a night of world music dance. Wear your funnest, craziest, classiest or trashiest get up to get in the Spirit of the Night! There will be a few guest DJs throwing down some unique dance music, drinks galore & good times to be had. Get wild & tribal with the Cleopatra Tribe. Meow!

AK Guitar – Andreas Kapsalis

 

Taos News - October 26, 2015 -  Guitarist innovates his way to excellence by Ariana Kramer.  Photo of Guitarist Andreas Kapsalis Courtesy of KAPROL Music

When Andreas Kapsalis began teaching himself to play guitar at age 11, he was captivated by heavy metal band ACDC and other riff-oriented guitar bands.

His original music is also influenced by a variety of ethnic folk traditions, flamenco, Americana, blues and rock and roll. But, what really stands out about Kapsalis’ music is his unique style of playing – using both hands on the fret board in a style reminiscent of a pianist.

Kapsalis returns to Taos from his home base of Chicago for two concerts. The first is Tuesday (Oct. 27), 7 p.m. at Taos Mesa Brewing, 20 ABC Mesa Road, off U.S. 64 west. Then on Wednesday (Oct. 28), he moves into town for a 7 p.m. show in the Adobe Bar at The Taos Inn, 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. There is no cover charge for either show.

After he cut a tendon in his left hand, Kapsalis lost the ability to play guitar. He eventually regained the use of his hand, but during the time he was incapacitated, he trained himself to play the guitar using only his right hand. When he started to play again with both hands, Kapsalis developed a unique technique he calls “10-finger tapping.”

“It’s a technique where you use both the hands on the fret board, kind of like a piano, so I can do a lot of different harmonies, a lot of different chords. I can play melody, bass and rhythm all at the same time, because I’m using all 10 fingers of both hands, versus the typical style of playing where you form shapes with one hand and play that same shape with the other hand. You can do two shapes at once and play multiple things that way, it’s almost like you can sound like two or three guitar players … I can play percussion and drum beats with one hand and play melody and chords with the other hand.”

Kapsalis is 100 percent Greek-American. His grandparents immigrated to the United States from Greece. He grew up listening to Greek music and sometimes incorporates it into his own compositions. In a broader sense, Kapsalis says his ethnicity has influenced his approach to music because it has made him more open to different styles of music. While he did write a song called Arcadian Blues that draws from American blues music and the folk music of Arcadia, the region in Greece where his family originated, Kapsalis says he does not write Greek folk music. He combines music styles found around the world, choosing those that embody the emotional quality he is seeking to communicate.

“I don’t play Greek folk music, I draw from it as much as I draw from American surf rock, as much as I draw from Delta blues or any Eastern European folk or even Indian ragas.”

Kapsalis just released a solo album this October with all original compositions. The album was recorded with an aim towards capturing all of the sounds Kapsalis teases out of the guitar — percussive and melodic — with his 10-finger tapping technique. He thinks of his songs as stories, with the melody following a storyline, and for that reason he considers melody to be the most important element of his songs.

Andreas Kapsalis

“I am very impressed that Andreas could cover on guitar what I had written for piano. It is quite amazing to hear my own music performed by great instrumentalists.” – Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist and composer

“Andreas is reinventing the art of guitar playing. He is the next level.” – Jim Tulio, Grammy Award winning producer

“…finger-tapping fret man Andreas Kapsalis leads the Andreas Kapsalis Trio, (who are) creators of boundless pseudo-soundtrack work and one of the year’s best albums, Original Scores.” – Alarm Magazine

“Luckily, not all acoustic music is created equal. When done correctly, there is something thoroughly genuine about the genre, whose masters employ it as a way to mold the most conventional of instruments into a raw exhibition of feeling. The Andreas Kapsalis Trio is an experimental acoustic ensemble that takes a drastic step away from that boozy romantic on the frat-room couch and a step towards the much more intelligent interplay of inventive guitars and solid percussion.” – Chicago INTERVIEW

“One of the most amazing musicians!” – SMARTALECMUSIC.com

 

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