A Memorial Day Double Feature
7pm – Casablanca (1942)
If we identify strongly with the characters in some movies, then it is no mystery that “Casablanca” is one of the most popular films ever made. It is about a man and a woman who are in love, and who sacrifice love for a higher purpose. This is immensely appealing; the viewer is not only able to imagine winning the love of Humphrey Bogart or Ingrid Bergman, but unselfishly renouncing it, as a contribution to the great cause of defeating the Nazis. – Roger Ebert
1942 Academy Awards for Best Director, Michael Curtiz and for Best Writing, Screenplay
9pm – M*A*S*H (1970)
The staff of a Korean War field hospital, the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH), only miles from the front line use use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war. 1971 Academy Awards for Best Writing, Screenplay
Doors 6:30 . Films start at 7pm
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Ruckus Revival formed in Shepherdstown WV in 2012, display a diverse high energy sound. A blend of Hip Hop, Rock, Reggae, Soul, Funk, and Blues. the members of Ruckus Revival incorporate an eclectic variety of influences into their hard hitting, rhyme spitting, high energy performances.
Performing with Ruckus Revival is Go Slow. Inspired by live improvisation, Go Slow blends psychedelic rock, roots reggae, and New Orleans funk to provide infectious energy and powerful grooves
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $7
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Morgantown Arts Collective, Travelin’ Appalachians Revue’s seven-day traveling showcase entitled, Things Said to a Hole in the Ground, is a multi-disciplinary celebration of Appalachian music and creative writing made up of
West Virginia-based musicians and writers. Things Said to a Hole in the Ground marks the second annual tour for the music and writing collective.
The group will make several stops across West Virginia from Shepherdstown to Charleston, concluding with a final show to celebrate West Virginia Day (June 20) in Morgantown. Showcasing a variety of musical performances and readings from creative minds nurtured in the Mountain State the group aims to explore and challenge the complex and competing narratives about West Virginia.
The tour commences in Shepherdstown on June 14th.
The Travelin’ Appalachians Revue includes John R. Miller (The Fox Hunt, Locust Honey), Tyler Grady( Goodwolf), Keegan Lester (Souvenir Lit Journal), Rose Ann (Beast Friend) and John Jacob (False Pterodactyl, Beast Friend), and Howard Parsons (Black Bear Club Reading Series). The Revue will be joined by different local performers and artists at each stop.
The Shepherdstown Opera House performance on June 14 will present, John R. Miller, Keegan Lester, Rose Ann, John Jacob along with local artists, Sophia Rehak, Kelly Cambrel, Ashley Hoffman and Cheshi.
Doors 7pm . Show 8pm . Tickets $10
RHIN - Punk inspired stoner rock
Come our and celebrate RHIN’s release of their new album Passenger.
The band features locals Ben Proudman, Tucker Riggleman, and Dominic Gianninoto playing their own blend of punk. Their new album Passenger will be released by Baltimore's Grimoire Records in early May. They are sure to bring energy and passion to the stage.
“If you’re not impressed by their capacity to build A LOT of sound with only three guys, let the breadth of their knowledge of all things heavy blow your brain away. All at once stoner doom, desert rock, American hardcore, and grime punk, Rhin keeps you on your toes with variations on volume, tone, and composition. These guys know what they’re doing and are definitely on the upswing of fame, so don’t miss out when they’re playing in our own backyard" macrock
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Iron Jawed Guru - A power duo of heavy, in your face, instrumental groove rock.
Members include Roy Brewer from Treasure Cat on drums and Mike Lorenzen from West By God on other noises. In fall of 2014, Iron Jawed Guru went into Riot City Studios in Morgantown to record their first release "Caldera", then in September of 2015 they recorded with Noel Mueller of Grimoire Records for what would be their second release "Mata Hari".
For more on Iron Jawed Guru go to: http://ironjawedguru.bandcamp.com/releases
Cavern - Post Rock
Loud jams from Oakland, MD whose members include Nick Harkins on bass
Stephen Schrock on Drums and Zach Harkins on guitar.
For more on Cavern go to: https://cavernmd.bandcamp.com/
Cheshi - Dark Indie Rock
1n 2013. Ashli, started writing songs as a way to better understand life and her place in it. Eventually after hearing her sing at the Blue Moon’s Open Mic in Shepherdstown, Trevor Williams asked if he could work with her to add another guitar. Slowly but surely, the other players, Matt Jachowski (Bass) and Evan Braswell (Drums), were added into the fold as well and the band . Cheshi seeks to well up deep emotions left untouched by modern society and force you to reflect on the place your heart resides in this world.
For more on Cheshi go to: https://cheshi.bandcamp.com/
Doors 9pm . Show 10pm . Tickets $5
Join us for our 4th of July Weekend Party with The Woodshedders & Katie Powderly & the Unconditional Lovers
“The Woodshedders catchy, original dance sound keeps crowds on their feet and yelling for more. Be sure to catch these yardbirds at a festival, concert, or party near you!” -Dorian Jarmouth, NYC Roots
The Woodshedders bring the influence of vintage American music forward in its songwriting. The band is known for fun, danceable shows that swerve between different genres to create exciting original sounds. The lineup includes Dwayne Brooke on guitar and vocals, Ryan Mayo on upright bass, Jared Pool on guitar and mandolin, Jesse Shultzaberger on drums, and Dave Van Deventer on fiddle. The band has played Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival, Mountain Stage, New Song Fest, PBS Song of the Mountains, WAMU’s Capital Americana, and are the host band of Virginia’s Watermelon Park Fest.
Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers will open the show.
The singer/songwriter has been on PBS & NPR, and has toured from New York to Colorado, Texas to Tennessee. She has shared bills with Tony Rice, Del McCoury Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Black Lillies, Lake Street Dive, Langhorne Slim, The David Mayfield Parade, Woody Pines, Jill Andrews, The Honeycutters, J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices, The Deadstring Brothers, and many others. She and her band have sold out every show they have played in their home town in the last year, and have recently played and headlined local and regional festivals. Her singing and harmonies have been likened to Gillian Welch (Isthmus, Madison, WI) and Gram Parsons (City Paper, Rochester, NY.)
The Unconditional Lovers comprised of Kevin Etzler, Colin Shultzaberger, Neil Durr, and Evan Durr are Katie’s hot little back up band in her new home of Frederick, MD.
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $10
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“A 20th century sound through 21st century songs”
Drive through Pennsylvania’s countryside and you’re bound to end up crossing one of the many avenues named Colebrook Road. They’re all over the state, in many different counties. The band derives their name from this commonly driven thoroughfare, and has been using it since their inception in 2009. A unique sound is achieved by combining musicians of varied backgrounds with college degrees ranging from music to medicine to biology, to sound engineering.
Based out of Harrisburg Pennsylvania but performing all over the MidAtlantic region, Colebrook Road is an original band. Almost ninety percent of what they perform is from original compositions within the band. They are a group of dynamic performers who bring excitement, introspection and enjoyment to each performance. The unique sound of the band comes from years studying music theory and bluegrass music in particular, while putting a modern spin on that old sound through original songwriting, highly creative and detailed song arrangement, and polished three and four part vocal harmony.
The band was named winners of the 2015 Podunk Bluegrass Festival in Connecticut, the 2014 Watermelon Park Fest band contest in Virginia, and the 2011 Pickin’ In The Panhandle band contest in West Virginia. With an ever-increasing touring schedule that covers a wide geographic range, the music of Colebrook Road brings energy to any stage and every audience.
The Gypsy Ramblers will open for Colebrook Road. They are a five-piece acoustic band who play a blend of gypsy, jazz, 'dawg', and blues music. Their repertoire is a mix of instrumental and vocal songs, more than half of which is original material written by the band.
The band features Matt Robinson on mandolin, Jeff Kauffman on guitar, Bill Unger on bass, Butch Sanders on percussion, and Lavinia Reid on violin. Influences include David Grisman, Joe Craven, Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, Irvin Berlin, Louis Armstrong and BB King, to name a few, and the sound is reminiscent of these artists.
The group is comfortable playing any venue and the music is well-suited for any audience. Whether you want to sit back and listen or get up and dance, the Gypsy Ramblers are sure to satisfy!
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $10
Watch & listen to Colebrook Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU8B7KjYacQ
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As in most cases in south Louisiana, bands are formed through friendships and pure love for the music they play; this is no different with T'Monde. Playing together since 2011, Drew, Megan and Kelli have developed a unique sound that is unmatched in all of Cajun music. Bringing together influences ranging from early Country music to ancient French and Creole ballads to present day Cajun music, T'Monde plays music that is made for the ears as well as the feet. They have shared the stage with some of Louisiana's top bands including the Pine Leaf Boys, Feufollet, and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. Although consisting of only three members, T'Monde brings their own wealth of musical knowledge to make a big sound. With their new album, "Yesterday's Gone", the band showcases their influences and musicianship which makes their sound so special.
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $10
Watch & listen: https://vimeo.com/124931959
As Locust Honey, Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson bring their experience in Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-War Blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of the American Southeast. With a rotating instrumentation of fiddles, open-back and resonator banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their signature vintage vocal harmonies. Joined by Shepherdstown’s own John R. Miller, (The Fox Hunt, The Hackensaw Boys), on upright bass, they have been touring the US, UK and Ireland since 2012.
Their original song, "When The Whiskey's Gone," was featured in the 2014 film "Time Out of Mind," starring Richard Gere and directed by Oren Moverman. Their record "Never Let Me Cross Your Mind" was released to critical acclaim in 2014 and remained in the top ten on the Folk DJ Charts for 4 months.
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $10
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The Black Lillies are a band for the ages: rich, rootsy tunes performed with as much heart as technical virtuosity. If you ask them, they’ll tell you they play “Tennessee music” combining strains of swampy Memphis soul and blues with Nashville’s classic country and East Tennessee’s traditional Appalachian style while Rolling Stone describes it as “country music with a soul-rock infusion, supported by bandleader Cruz Contreras' smart songwriting and tight musicianship.” Either way, it’s music that stirs your soul, touches your heart and makes you want to dance.
Their raucous live show has earned them festival slots and enthralled audiences at venues ranging from Bonnaroo and Stagecoach to the legendary Grand Ole Opry, where they hold the distinction of having performed more often than any other independent band. The music is breakneck, brazen and beautiful; sultry soul, honky-tonk heartache, winding jams and flat-out rock’n’roll, tied together with soaring harmonies that “bring back echoes of practically every great male/female duo of the past several decades…[the sound is] one for the ages, and, one suspects, ages yet to come,” according to Glide Magazine.
Make no mistake: when you see The Black Lillies live, you definitely won’t be hard to please.
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm
Tickets $12 in advance / $15 DOS
Watch & listen to the Black Lillies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWlPUdP8ico
Nagavora, Noetic Pull, and Nice Couch are combining to bring you a true triple bill event. 3 bands, 3 sets, 1 full night of Rock N’ Roll! Join us for an evening of original music and stellar musicianship. A full audio visual spectacle…
Nagavora, pronounced Nah - guh - vawr - uh, is a three piece rock band originating from Shepherdstown, WV. Their influences range from go-go and funk to underground punk rock and everything in between. Launched in 2015, Nagavora took time crafting an all or nothing sound by focusing on original compositions and influences from all members. This group features drummer, Steve Wattay, and his brother and guitarist, Will Jackson. It’s the first time have brought their musicianship together to form a full time band. Ethan Grace, on bass, is the glue that puts it all together, Their individual styles culminate into a driving, textured, high energy sonic tsunami of progressive rock n’ roll.
For more on Nagavora: https://www.reverbnation.com/nagavora
Noetic Pull is energy. Conceived in 2006, dubbed ‘Bass Aliens’, no one seems to notice Noetic does not employ a guitar player. Purely original: two bass players, drums, voice and percussion are the ingredients for the Noetic Pull recipe. Logan on 5-string bass and vocals has been bringing the thunder since 1992. Tommy layers in the percussion and mad lib vocals. Drew holds the line with potent 4-string bass riffs. The drummer Tom, aka “The General”, keeps it locked down with his creative funk and reggae infused grooves. Noetic Pull will have you chanting, “We Like Bass!” For more on Noetic Pull: http://www.noeticpull.com/
Nice Couch is a regional touring rock band out of the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Their music has been described everywhere from Psychedelic-Funk to Progressive Rock and everywhere in-between. Nice Couch pulls influences from Classic Rock to 90s Alternative while at times even touching on some type of Thrash-Metal and Punk. Blending these while not stemming off of their pure original sound, while letting the music come as natural as possible, Nice Couch has created some kind of a new sound described as Slay-Rock. Nice Couch has a freshly released self titled EP and they are working on finishing their first full-length studio album. For more on Nice Couch: http://www.nicecouch.net/
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $7
Watch & listen to Nagavora: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebr3mouXlpU
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Watch & listen to Nice Couch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJt7KAGf6HE
Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe. 11 years into their movement, Rising Appalachia believes that the roots of all these old songs are vital to our ever evolving soundscape.
Led by the collective voice of sisters Leah and Chloe, and joined by their beloved band – percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown – Rising Appalachia is a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and those bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off. Listen for a tapestry of song, clawhammer banjo tunes, fiddle, double bass, acoustic guitar, djembe, barra, bodhran, spoken word, and a wealth of musical layering that will leave you called to action and lulled into rhythmic dance simultaneously. It is both genre bending and familiar at the same time. Proudly born and raised in the concrete jungle of Atlanta, Georgia, sharpening their instincts in the mountains of Appalachia, and fine tuning their soul on the streets of New Orleans they have crafted a 6-album career from the dusts of their passion.
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm
Tickets $25 in advance/$30 DOS
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