Live At The Gate is your premier Southern Oregon destination for Music, Dining, & Lodging. We are located at the Applegate River Lodge & Resturant where you can enjoy fine foods, local wines, and good vibes while listening to a wide variety of world class bands and local favorites. 15100 Hwy 238 Applegate, Oregon
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THURSDAY MARCH 26TH CANCELLED! Full Moonalice: THC Revue
Doors 8PM | Show 9PM | Advance $15 | Doors $20
After a wildly successful nationwide fall tour, Moonalice, along with special guests T Sisters and The New Chambers Brothers are poised and ready for the next chapter in the ever unfolding history and legend of the band, billing themselves into 2020 as Full Moonalice: The THC Revue.
The Moonalice ethos runs deep through the veins of this star studded, iconic rock band and at over 1,000 shows, continue to evolve, grow and expand their musical presence. The original five players – comprised of John Molo (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones, David Nelson Band), Barry Sless (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz), Roger McNamee (Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers), Pete Sears (Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, Jefferson Starship, Jerry Garcia, Hot Tuna, John Lee Hooker, David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh & Friends), and Jason Crosby (Robert Randolph & Susan Tedeschi) – are legends in their own right and will continue their own musical legacy throughout the music scene.
Now coming into a new decade, the original Moonalice lineup will now fully include The New Chambers Brothers and T Sisters for a new comprised cast of musicians billed Full Moonalice: The THC Revue. The new billing of the fully comprised group comes from the original The Chambers Brothers’ song “Time Has Come Today”, a nod to Moonalice’s musical evolution and additions.
MON & TUE MARCH 30TH & 31ST Cancelled :( Polyrhythmics
Doors 8PM | Show 9PM | Advance $25 | Doors $30
Rich with bold brass and hypnotic percussion, Polyrhythmics’ latest album, Caldera, showcases the instrumental eight-piece’s impossibly tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship as they tear through a singular blend of funk, soul, psychedelic rock, R&B, progressive jazz, and Afrobeat. Calling to mind everything from Antibalas and the Dap-Kings to The Meters and Fela Kuti, it’s without a doubt their strongest work to date, merging the infectious power of their live show with a sleek and nuanced studio sophistication.Named for the smoldering crater left after a volcanic eruption, Caldera was written during a band retreat to rural Oregon, where Polyrhythmics embraced truly collaborative songwriting for the first time during a marathon session in the shadow of Mt. Hood (itself an active volcano). The resulting album is a blistering declaration from a band that’s progressed beyond the sum of its influences to come fully into its own. From the downtempo, Afrobeat trance of “Stargazer” to the triumphantly anthemic, high-octane pump-up funk of “Marshmallow Man,” Caldera is instrumental music at its best: emotional, evocative, mesmerizing. On “Cactus Blossoms,” Polyrhythmics craft an eerie, retro gem straight out of a 70’s film score, while the trippy effects and wah-wah guitar of “Goldie’s Road” suggest a psychedelic journey (or perhaps a bad trip), and the shuffling “Vodka For My Goat” draws on Stax soul while hinting at BB King’s merger of the blues and jazz. It’s an eclectic collection, tied together by the melding of eight distinct musical voices coming together as a cohesive whole.
SATURDAY APRIL 25TH Fruition
Doors 8PM | Show 9PM | Advance $25 | Doors $30
Fruition’s newest album, Broken at the Break of Day, shines a light on all five members of the band, whether it’s on the traded lead vocals of “Dawn” or the irresistible rhythms of “Where Can I Turn.” As it’s been for more than a decade, their sound is hard to define, but the songwriting and the harmonies tie their diverse influences together.
For example, “Counting the Days” is a poignant love letter, while “For You” shows the exasperation of maintaining a relationship on the road. The band’s most electrifying rock moment, “Do What You Want,” is then followed by “Nothing More Than Spinning,” which sounds like a folk song interpreted by Queen. The stunning vocal blend heard in “At the End of the Day” brings Broken at the Break of Day to its beautiful and touching conclusion.
Although it’s a challenge to categorize, the seven-song album feels whole because of the band’s dedication to honesty as well as harmony. The Portland, Oregon-based band is composed of Jay Cobb Anderson (electric guitar, vocals), Kellen Asebroek (piano, acoustic guitar vocals), Jeff Leonard (bass), Mimi Naja (mandolin, electric guitar, vocals) and Tyler Thompson (drums). Broken at the Break of Day, recorded in Thompson’s basement in between tour dates, follows the band’s exceptional 2019 album, Wild as the Night.
“This process was the quickest the band had ever wrote and recorded the songs,” Thompson says. “All the songs obviously fit either a ‘day’ or ‘night’ theme, but the whole rehearsing and recording process had to be done in about half the amount of time we were used to. That time limitation leant us to not over think things, play instinctually and all live in the studio with very minimal overdubs. All the songs are very different, but I think the speedy process naturally created some sonic congruency.”
The prolific band will release Wild as the Night and Broken at the Break of Day together on vinyl as well, giving listeners the option to hear the music as a collective body of work in a playlist-focused era.
“From a visibility standpoint, being able to release more music more often (even if it is in smaller doses) is ideal in the new frontier of digital music that we have found ourselves smack dab in the middle of,” Asebroek says. “It's nice to be able to stay on people's radar, in an age where people have instant access to the whole of music history at their fingertips. It’s also nice to put these out together on vinyl as a nod to the way things once were”
With a renewed focus on harnessing the energy of the live experience, Wild as the Night and Broken at the Break of Day allow listeners to get a glimpse of all five band members doing what they do best on stage, whether they’re opening for the Wood Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, and Jack Johnson, or playing at festivals like Telluride Bluegrass, Bonnaroo, and DelFest.
In the tiny mountain town of Nederland, Colorado, where the air is clean and city noise is nonexistent, you will find an environment in stark contrast with life on the road as a musician. Vince Herman, who spent 15 years as founder/front man for Leftover Salmon, has been counteracting countless long nights on tour by taking advantage of the peace and serenity of life in the Rockies.
In the 90's, Vince Herman changed the face of music by combining the talents of banjoist Mark Vann, mandolinist/guitarist Drew Emmitt, bassist Tye North and drummer Michael Wooten to form the polyethnic Cajun 'slamgrass' band that impressively juggled over 150 shows a year. Leftover Salmon traveled the country performing as one of the most-wanted festival acts, ultimately impacting the history of bluegrass culture and its many fans. Leftover Salmon participated in nearly every major North American festival over the past 15 years. They performed at High Sierra Music Festival eight times, Telluride Bluegrass Festival eight times, All Good festival three times, as well as a long list of others such as Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Austin City Limits Festival, Jazz Aspen, Beale Street Music Festival and the H.O.R.D.E tour. Throughout their extensive career, special guests such as Tim O'Brien, Jim Page, Paul Barrare, Bill Payne, Bela Fleck, Waylon Jennings, Taj Mahal, Lucinda Williams, John Bell, Todd Park Mohr, John Cowan and Earl Scruggs have joined in on the Leftover fun.