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MarchFourth with special guest Taarka Duo
Oct 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM
21+ Show
Doors open at 7:00

$25 Advance
$30 At the Door

“Mighty, Explosive, Carnivalesque Brass Band Funk” --New York Music Daily

Everyone's favorite marching band rocks the Alberta Rose once again.

Taarka Duo opens the show with their original Gypsy jazz-inspired music.

Partially-seated show, so you can DANCE!
Ticket sales ended Oct 22, 2017 7:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
MarchFourth | 8:00 PM
MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment, blending brassy funk, rock, and jazz, with a visual dazzle of acrobats, stilters and more.

Their fourth studio album, MAGIC NUMBER was recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana with Producer Ben Ellman (Galactic) and Engineer/Producer Mikael “Count” Eldridge (DJ Shadow, Tycho, Galactic, Trombone Shorty) at the helm. The album is full of the captivating grooves and brassy swagger you’d expect from M4, plus a healthy dose of New Orleans magic, with guest appearance by Trombone Shorty, Stanton Moore (drums), and Matt Perrine (sousaphone). The album was fan-funded through Kickstarter.

“Perfectly merging the artistic spirit of Portland with the musical spectacle of New Orleans, MarchFourth put on one of the most complete shows of any band on any stage. From rocking big band jam tunes, choreography and feats of strength that need to be seen to be believed, MarchFourth entertains on every level every second they are on the stage…or off!” ~Rex Thomson, Live for Live Music

“From the first note to the last, the sound was pumping and the fun never stopped… It’s worth noting that there are serious musicians behind all the fun. I was a music major in college and it’s obvious these guys (and gals) have had lots of training and formal practice. Talented band geeks turned rebels. When one of the horn players steps up to improvise a solo, you know it’s going to be a treat.” ~ Tim Leffel, USAToday

“You could call MarchFourth a Vaudeville circus, or a sexy carnivalesque sideshow of animalistic proportions where all sense of decorum is beaten into submission. I call it a panoply for the senses, a celebratory feast of friends, a visually stunning performance that sears itself into your brain.” ~Mike Greenblatt, The Aquarian more >>>
Taarka | 8:00 PM
Described by SF Weekly as a “collision of Django Reinhardt and David Grisman,” Taarka is the new acoustic “supergroup” (Flagstaff Live) “presenting masterfully deep americana and gypsyjazz string band music!” Led by the husband-and-wife team of David Pelta-Tiller (mandolin, tenor guitar, vocals) and Enion Pelta-Tiller (five-string violin, vocals) joined by bassist Troy Robey, and lately our forth member has been either master guitarist Grant Gordy (David Grisman Quintet), or the impeccable guitarist Ross Martin (Matt Flinner Trio)

David, a versatile picker raised in Virginia on a steady diet of bluegrass, Celtic, classical and gypsyjazz, and Enion Pelta-Tiller, a classically-trained violinist who can switch seamlessly between Bartók and bebop (not to mention Gypsy jazz, punk, rock, bluegrass) began their journey together in 2001. After meeting at a Brooklyn Browngrass gig, the two began a Gypsy jazz busker act in the New York City subway before hitting the road as Taarka.

Though Taarka presently balances between singer songwriting and instrumentals, from its beginnings as a purely instrumental string band putting a modern spin on Gypsy and Eastern European folk music, Taarka has drawn from wide-ranging influences over the past 10 years. Sophisticated listeners would be able to distill flavors of Western and Eastern folk traditions, jazz, rock, bluegrass, old-time, gypsy, Indian, and Celtic music all in a string band setting. Taarka has lately been gaining notice for their songwriting, which is informed by traditional bluegrass, oldtime and folk from America and Europe, 19th century poetry, and rock inspired by performances with some of the greatest names in songwriting today, including Darrell Scott, Greg Brown, James McMurtry, and Nathan Moore, but which incorporates sweeping pop and popping gypsy elements.

Since 2006, when David and Enion landed in Lyons, CO—known for its bluegrass and new acoustic scene—their compositional output has taken on a decidedly American aura, with vocals added to enhance the stories told in their songs. more >>>