SYRCL,  Haven Underground, and Casbah Tea Lounge Present
Late Night with the Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Two nights of Late Night Music at the Haven Underground!

Night 1
Friday January 13th 10pm-12am
The Railflowers • Professor Burns & The Lilac Field
$20 at the door. For advance tickets go to www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/festival/buy-tickets/

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This captivating trio of sisters weaves a folksy Americana groove with guitar, banjo, mandolin and a bit of the egg-shaker. The Railflowers blend soothing three part harmonies to create a tapestry of memories and experiences that have inspired their lives. Growing up, Hannah, Beth and Ellen Knight began singing together in the living room to their mom’s favorite musicians including: Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Joni Mitchell. Professor Burns & the Lilac Field will be opening the evening.

Professor Burns

"Definitely headed to great places," writes the San Francisco Chronicle about roots-folk singer-songwriter Professor Burns. With a rich history as a poet, community organizer and university professor, Burns is a rare bird of a songwriter. His tunes crack open the heart and mind with vivid narratives and infectious melodies drawing comparison to the likes of Iron and Wine, Ben Harper, and Neil Young. His
recent collaboration with amazing singer-songwriter Courtney Browne has been stunning California audiences.

Night 2
Saturday January 14th 10pm-1am
Dead Winter Carpenters • Brett Shady
$20 at the door. For advance tickets go to www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/festival/buy-tickets/


Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, Dead Winter Carpenters represents everything the American west stands for. With an unbridled spirit, and an authentic approach to the art of songwriting, the five-piece roots-rock band captures the freedom of the road with the kind of energy that is made of legends. In just one short year on the road, the project has already found considerable national success and with top level festival and theater dates booked around the country. Local favorite Brett Shady will be opening the evening.



Brett Shady follows in a long line of rock musicians whose later years led them away from the outward-bound excess of rock and punk to the introspective songwriting of folk and Americana. He has recently left Los Angeles to return to his hometown of Nevada City, California. The Hyperbolium.com review wrote of Brett Shady’s music, "It all tumbles out so seamlessly as to make it look simple; but making music that's both familiar and new – catchy to the ear on first spin but without feeling like a rehash of something you've heard before – is a nearly impossible trick, and one that Shady has managed on his first solo outing."


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Filastine  El Papachango Basil !HolyHoley!
January 19th, 9pm • $15 at the door
at the Haven Underground


Grey Filastine is an audio-visual artist born in Los Angeles, based in Barcelona, and often nomadic, studying trance rhythms in Morocco, recording rappers in Indonesia, and gathering street noise from everywhere to compose. He composes a dense transnational bass music that collides the lowest frequencies of dubstep with the highest-level beat science, acoustic strings, voices, and lofi street noises. The results are “Awesome and delicate… hybrids so fluent they defy classification.” -Pitchfork
Filastine’s debut record, 
Burn It, was released by DJ Rupture in 2006 to much critical acclaim: “Filled with both jagged edges and moments of sad sweetness… Burn It is sure to win fans across multiple scenes”- XLR8R. The album ricocheted around the world, licensed and re-released by labels in France, Japan, and the US. The follow-up album, Dirty Bomb, dropped in 2009 through an alliance of labels led by French electro-dub imprint Jarring Effects. Prefix Mag called it “the prototype of globalized urban sound… It will devastate your subwoofer.”
Performing up to a 
hundred concerts per year, Filastine uses percussion to control loops and synchronized video from a heap of electronics wired to an amplified shopping cart. You may have seen him at a sweaty Tokyo nightclub, a football stadium in Casablanca, a respected euro-fest like Sónar, in a parking lot in Borneo, or touring the US with Bassnectar.
Before making electronic music Filastine played with the Infernal Noise Brigade, a marching band he founded for the 
Battle of Seattle. He continues to use audio as a tool for political intervention with the Sound Swarm, an orchestra of bike-mounted megaphones conducted by pirate radios transmitters.
2012 will see the release of a new album and videos that reflect a tighter collaboration with Javanese vocalist 
Nova Ruth and Lyon-based cellist Amélie Bouard. Expect to find Filastine anywhere, crashing borders and transforming friction into beauty.


Half papa, half monkey, really means Universe! Diego Novoa aka El Papachango grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he began his career as sound engineer and dj, tinkering around with speakers and amps at the ripe age of fifteen. In 1997, Diego moved to Ashland, Oregon, where he fell in love with the magic of "La Pacha Mama" (Mother Earth). It was this romance that birthed El Circo, the multimedia production company encompassing performance, music, video, fashion, installations, all underneath the ceiling of a giant geodesic dome and surrounded with Bag End bass.

His infectious sets, inspired by his Argentinian upbringing, fuse a hot and sexy mix of latin hip hop, cumbia, moombahton, breakbeat and island music. Oftentimes rocking sunset and sunrise sets, El Papa Chango is one of the finest djs and taste-makers on the west coast. El Papa Chango is simply not to be missed.

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Mashing Ink, watercolour, pen and screen-print into densely textured visual planes, the paintings of L. Basil McMahon [Basil Undrtheweather] tease out fleeting notions of composure amidst a world set on fire. Finesse with the silkscreen and a knack for splatters inject Basil’s work with an eye-arresting, graphic touch evocative of an imminent ancient future gone somehow fantastically awry. Basil’s work has been exhibited in galleries, pasted in the streets, and popped up at festivals internationally including Ayden, Jacana and The Fall Galleries (Vancouver, Canada), Million Fishes Gallery (San Francisco), Symbiosis Gathering (CA, US), Shambhala Music Festival (BC, CA) and the FLU/ORG Protocolo Nucle.ART festival (Santiago, Chile).


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Dirty Filthy Mugs  •  47 Miles  •  The Molestations
February 3, 9pm • $7 at the door
at the Haven Underground


One of the most insane live bands in punk rock, there is nothing cute, pompous, or pretentious about Dirty Filthy Mugs. They are here to play aggressive, fun, honest punk rock... And that's exactly what they do!

DC-Jam Records released the band's second... album, 'Up In The Downs' which has garnered praise by many as "... An instant classic" and "Best Punk album in years".

Dirty Filthy Mugs show no signs of slowing and continue to bring their incredibly addictive live punk mayhem to as many punks, skins, skaters, psychos, mods, rockers, hooligans and outcasts as possible!

VIDEO LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyCCSqFzrfk&feature=relmfu

47 Miles
This is the new project of former members from two SST bands; SWA’s Greg Cameron on drums, and Dave Cooper of Bl’ast fame on bass. On guitar is former Roustabout, Mark Roustabout on rhythm and lead, and Los Dry Heavers’ from Santa Cruz, Eddie Zavala, also on guitar. Finally, Ex-Lost Charms’ Lizzy Lee Savage hits the lead vocals.

This band is a swirling mayhem of punk-metal sounds in a Danzig/Sabbath whirlwind. They are all classy guitar leads, strong rhythm, and deep grooving bass. The massive drum thrash collides with scorching vocals in a throng of blasting rawness. This new band is one to be watched, as they will supersede all your expectations, and take California by storm in the coming year.

The Molestations
SF based with Nevada City roots, The Molestations play classic hardcore punk with a twist, incorporating elements of Blues, Garage, and Doo Wop into a heavy, soulfire psychedelic experience.


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In collaboration with Nevada County Arts Collaborative and Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Haven Underground is proud to present two talented, internationally known local artists:
Richard Downs and Jude Bischoff
January 12th-Febuary 8th, 2012

ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday January 13th, 4:00-7:00 pm
Art viewable at all Haven Underground events
or by appointment
(530) 264-6900

Richard Downs' art making combines contemporary aesthetics with the rich history of printmaking to create images that feel both current and timeless. He has worked for most United States periodicals and newspapers ranging from The Progressive to National Geographic and international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations publication divisions . Downs is a graduate of Art Center College of Design and was a faculty member for 6 years. Richard is presently a faculty member of the Applied Art and Design department of Sierra College teaching Illustration practices. Richard lives in Northern California in the historic Victorian mining town Nevada City with his wife and artist Gwyn Stramler and their daughter.

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Jude Bischoff is an athlete, naturalist, father, dreamer, and artist who revels in the natural energy of the world around him. Trained as a fine artist, Jude received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University, but a new family and responsibilities sidetracked that chapter of his life for over two decades. Now, after raising two lovely and talented daughters and achieving a successful career in real estate, Jude has thrown himself back, completely and with abandon, into the world of art.

"My art reflects the extreme energy encountered in negotiating the outdoor landscape and the joy I find in exploring both outer and inner worlds. This can be found anywhere from hiking under a magnificent sugar pine tree to flying over a jump via a mountain bike. These paintings respond to life’s dance and fire within. Jump from a tall cliff into an icy alpine lake, trail run over a mountain pass or climb the northeast arête of Bugaboo spire. Graze your hands through the desert’s red rock floor. Do you feel the dance?

The natural world swims through my paintings like a fat bellied fish in a surreal colored mountain stream. At its heart is a profound connection to the known and the great-unknown. The natural universe—icy restless peaks, opaque water pools, the exceptional humanity and beauty of human endeavor and the supernatural universe— the spirit world casting its energy through rocks, ravines, chasms, and human behavior."

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Thursday, December 29 @ 8:30
The Haven Underground, 228 Broad Street (downstairs)

The Deadbeats + Harry and the Hit Men

Harry Hitmen
While primarily a Motown band, there is no limit to what Harry & the Hit Men might try the night you catch them. Rooted in the spirit of psychedelic jamming, their music brings to life such classic songs as; Bernadette, Get Ready, Heatwave, Heard It Through the Grapevine and Nowhere to Run. Once they've captured your imagination, half the band becomes a horn section, and proceeds to blow it up. Harry & the Hit Men's focus is to combine the magic of Motown with whirlwind improvisational grooves. Often accompanied by their own lighting designer, and an innovative approach to production, their concerts create a surreal, intoxicating atmosphere. While Harry & the Hit Men are elegant enough to play at your daughter's wedding, you will usually find them entertaining a unique group of dance craves and dead heads.

Friday, December 23 @ 9:00pm - 3:00am
The Haven Underground, 228 Broad Street (downstairs)
Nevada City

Aaron Ross + Pete Newsom
Afterparty with DJ Owen
$7 - Full Bar - All Ages
Aaron- Pete Poster

Sunday, December 18 - 11am to 8pm
Live Music in Upper Gallery Noon - Midnight

Nevada City Winter Bizarre
Miners Foundry in Nevada City, CA
$3 admission, children 12 and under free!


We're ushering in the holidaze with another fantastic fun-filled day of talented and emerging local artists and vendors. With an eclectic variety of OVER 50 LOCAL crafters, artisan, collectors, and designers bring you DYI hand-crafted gifts for your loved ones. What better way to get your holiday shopping done while supporting your community?!

In collaboration with the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, the Nevada City Bizarre is a not-for-profit event. Committed to creating a diverse community and lending a voice to seasoned and emerging artists alike.

Saturday, August 27

Nevada City Summer Bizarre

Live Music 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Miners Foundry in Nevada City, CA
$3 admission, children 12 and under free!

Over 50 Northern California vendors selling hand-crafted gifts, jewelry, up-cycled and vintage clothing, Burner Gear, gourmet food, home decorations, art and prints, childrens' clothing and toys, candles, bath and body, children’s activities and more!
Plus Maria’s Taco Truck from Auburn! Not your Grandma’s Craft Fair!

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Full Bar opens at 1:00 PM
Featuring live music in the upper gallery TBA!! 

Friday, July 29 @ "THE HAVEN"

Crepe Night! Featuring SUN HOP FAT • CA$H PONY

The Tin House and Soul Kitchen Creperie present
An evening of fresh organic crepes & Psychedelic Progressive Jazz

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Inspired by the music of the Swinging Addis period, Sun Hop Fat was conceived in the belly of the Vulcan Lofts in East Oakland. The group forges new arrangements of its Ethiopian classics and incorporates its own compositions.

”A core part of what we’ve done has been heavily influenced by Ethiopian music of the late ’60s,” said Sun Hop Fat bassist Jesse Toews. “We took Ethiopian scales and applied it to American instrumentation. It’s a crazy blend.”

With trumpets, baritone saxophones, congas and other off-the-wall musical devices, this East Bay psychedelic Ethiopique jazz band is truly a crazy blend of music and cultures.

This is the music of resilience. A group of reforming energized by the music of resistance and fuzz. To the collective they all brought their voices. They came packing cases and stories, this outfit brought together by a desire to move bodies and uplift with a song from a place foreign and far. The voices when together swirl and sparkle: A rhythm section churns; horn section pops and murmurs, through it all an unearthing is discovered, a collection of voices that seeps electric honey. Sun Hop Fat is a dangerous place to lay your feet to rest. The group’s reinterpretation of the Swinging Addis period of Ethiopian music is a cauldron of swell and froth that can only be broken by an upheaval of emerging groove.

All these voices, Provide a soundscape rich enough to plant a garden in. So much sound. So much foundation. So much travel and change. This group is a tempest, ever evolving in members, texture and structure. It started as an idea, a note, a covering of something that was dark and unknown. Now, It is now a scream, a tingling, a possibility to behold.


Cash Pony is an amalgamation of musicianship and insanity that will no doubt leave the brain drenched with sonic intrigue. Drawing on a variety of musical backgrounds from each of the members, the band moves from technical passages worth scratching your head over to deep, soul-stirring grooves with effortless prowess and reckless abandon. Wielding the power of traditional rock instruments (guitar, bass, drums), Cash Pony also brandishes the unique synthesis of baritone saxophone, electric sitar, and analog synthesizers into a purely cosmic melee.

The band has been relentlessly edging into the Bay Area music scene while maintaining a presence in Portland, Seattle and other Northwest destinations. Cash Pony has proven to be a formidable musical contender, fusing the energy and aesthetic of DIY-junk with the academick qualities of progressive jazz, North Indian Classical music, and a matrix of rare influences from around the world. If you’re lucky/cursed enough to find yourself at one of their shows, get ready for a night of incendiary fervor and strategic wildness that will clench the teeth, move the booty, and reel the mind.


Miners Foundry Cultural Center
April 22 - 8:00 PM (FRI)

beer & wine available

Sacramento based Orchestral Indie/ Chamber Pop group
"...Exquisite Corps plays quite excellently, at times channeling Andrew Bird-esque sounds..."
- John Phillips - Sacramento News And Review
"...placating the audience with the lulling movement of bows over a violin and cello combination...an arid timbre ricocheting...rising into the higher registers..."
- Joseph Atkins - Submerge

Nevada City's
LOW SON comes bearing the fruits of traditional delta blues, haunted by somber heartfelt melodies delivered in the form of loud electric doom blues...
(r. ramsaur, t. stoenner, j. hunt, c. powers, a. gandara)

and introducing
THE TRAP (k. click, j. graham, & the hansard bros)

Tickets available at BrownPaperTickets.com


Dark Dark Dark (Minneapolis, MN)
Y La Bamba (Portland, OR)
Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship? (New Orleans, LA)

Miners Foundry Cultural Center
April 26 - 7:00 PM (TUE)


DARK DARK DARK is a chamber-folk sextet Hailing from New Orleans, New York, and Minneapolis. Lush and intoxicating, with piano, accordion, banjo, drums, stand-up bass, cello, horn, and the smoky vocals of Nona Marie Invie, DDD invoke beautifully orchestrated sea chanteys with that old-time Americana feel.

"Invie sings with a flexible, penetrating voice, shedding both light and shadow on the meaning of her lyrics." -- NPR

"Perhaps Dark Dark Dark's true accomplishment here is how they mix sounds and influences so effortlessly. They comprise a tight, intuitive unit, especially when the instruments swirl together into an otherworldly eddy of sound." -- Pitchfork

Y LA BAMBA comes out of Portland, Oregon. uz Elena, the lead singer of Y La Bamba, is an illusion in flesh and bone, a mirage that turns out to actually be there. A six-foot tall only daughter of Mexican immigrants to the USA, she looks like she peeled off of a National Geographic cover, spun through a tattoo parlour and hitched a 1000 mile ride on a mule. She seems 'of the earth' but writes songs that leave all our usual perceptions earthbound. Her lyrics, flowing as if from the pages Gabriel Garcia Marquez, are in fact shaped by classic struggles, with family, god and the experience of an extended and debilitating illness. An immersing splendor of folk, both traditional in the States sense but rooted in her family’s heritage.

WHY ARE WE BUILDING SUCH A BIG SHIP? combines a folk-punk base with elements of traditional New Orleans music to create a sound that’s half brass-band dirge and half indie-rock sea shanty. This is one of the most unique groups on the New Orleans scene, with nine members, handling instruments like accordion, upright bass, banjo, bass drum, trumpet, French horn, sax, piano and euphonium.

Tickets available at BrownPaperTickets.com