New Monsoon • Jeff’s Annual Birthday BBQ at HopMonk Tavern Novato • Sun Sept 11th • 5pm

160911-NM-hopmonk-raven-800x547Enjoy a Sunday evening cookout concert in the HopMonk beer garden with New Monsoon… It’s Jeff Miller’s Annual Birthday Bash!

This venue is all ages and has a sweet grassy area for the kids to play. In addition to the concert, enjoy the cookout special! An optional add-on to your ticket that includes the cookout meal + adult beverage! (veggie/non-alcoholic available)

General Admission Ticket $18 adv/$23 dos
General Admission Ticket + Cookout Meal + Beverage $34 adv/$39 dos

Sunday Sep 11, 2016
Doors: 4:00 PM
Show: 5:00 PM

All Ages – Kids under 3yrs get in free

Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer open.

New Monsoon to play Dillon Amphitheater Summer Concert Series


the majestic view from dillon amphitheater

NEW MONSOON at the Dillon Summer Concert Series
Friday June 24th 7pm
Dillon Amphitheatre
W Lodgepole St., Dillon, CO 80435

If there is one thing they’re known for here in Dillon it’s probably the Dillon Amphitheatre. Nestled on the shores of the Dillon Reservoir, this open air venue plays host to music genres that appeal to all. Whether you want to get up and dance or simply enjoy a Summit County sunset, the Dillon Amphitheatre allows for both with world class entertainment to boot. The show is free and begin at 7pm. Plenty of food and beverage vendors at venue. No dogs and no outside alcohol.


New Monsoon Releases New Studio Album “DIAMONDS AND CLAY”

nm-dnc_cover420Diamonds and Clay, the 5th studio album from San Francisco rock band New Monsoon, will be released digitally and on CD May 9th, 2014. The album features 10 original tracks that capture the sophisticated songwriting, soulful instrumental interplay, lush harmony vocals and soaring energy that have become New Monsoon’s trademark.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign in the summer of 2013, recording for Diamonds and Clay began at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios in San Rafael, CA. This state-of-the-art environment enabled the band to play the songs together, giving the record a live feel. With the foundation for each song in place, they went on to Charlie Wilson’s Sonic Zen Records in Berkeley, CA to record additional tracks including lead and harmony vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, and various keyboard parts. The end result is a deeply textured sonic experience marrying the band’s raw energy with the sensitivity and craft that is afforded in the recording studio environment.

Diamonds and Clay affirms New Monsoon as torchbearers for rock & roll with something substantive to say about the human condition. Made of sturdy muscle & heart, they stretch rock in the same winning ways as Traffic and Little Feat, where great skill, undisguised passion, and well-weathered soul combine for nourishment for folks who seek music that’s more than mere entertainment.
– Dennis Cook (Dirty Impound/JamBase)

New Monsoon was established in the late 90s by Bo Carper (acoustic guitar, banjo, vocals) and Jeff Miller (electric guitar, vocals) in coastal Bolinas, CA. They formed a band that began touring nationally in 2003 and through the years have experienced many different incarnations in personnel and sound. This album showcases how they have matured and filtered these experiences through their music. From the energetic opener Light of Day, to the poetic world-influenced closer Cloud, listeners are taken on a musical journey reminiscent of the thematic albums the band grew up on. Longtime band member Phil Ferlino contributes his keyboard versatility throughout the album including a notable vocal spotlight on Positive Days. The rhythm section of Marshall Harrell (electric bass) and Michael Pinkham (drums) is the driving force that lays down rock-solid grooves that define the character of each song. Overall the album has a flow to it that creates a sense of anticipation as you listen. There are so many surprises from this quintet that you get the feeling they are just beginning to tap into the power of their collaborative potential.


New Monsoon Presents GARYFEST 2

GARYFEST 2 – A Musical Tribute to Gary Hartman
Houston Texas – May 9th & 10th, 2014

New Monsoon, featuring their original percussion section, with special guests Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth) and Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (ALO)

Fri May 9th and Sat May 10th at Last Concert Café.

gary159x200About GARYFEST:

New Monsoon presents a two-night concert event in tribute to their beloved friend and manager, Gary Hartman, who passed away unexpectedly on March 31st, 2012.

New Monsoon performs two nights at the Last Concert Café, with special guests Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth) and Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (ALO). New Monsoon’s original three-headed percussion crew; Rajiv Parikh, Marty Ylitalo and Brian Carey, will reunite once again at the LCC to pay homage to Gary and his impact on their personal and professional lives.

Rajiv Parikh (percussion, tabla) Marty Ylitalo (drums) Brian Carey (percussion, conga) Tim Carbone (violin) Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz (guitar, lap steel)

Rajiv Parikh (percussion, tabla) Marty Ylitalo (drums) Brian Carey (percussion, conga) Tim Carbone (violin) Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (guitar, lap steel)

Gary had a burning passion for live music, especially when played “without a net”. A lifelong Deadhead and live music taper/trader, he relished the unique nature of each show, and helped this music live on through recordings. As a live concert promoter in Houston and co-founder of Tapir Productions, he brought like-minded national touring acts to Houston. In doing so, he helped create a family of devoted music fans, who came to be known as the Texas Tribe, who flourished at an amazing venue called The Last Concert Café.

When New Monsoon hit the road for their first national tour in 2003, Gary was eager to give them a try. His life, along with that of the band, would never be the same. New Monsoon came to feel that Houston, and especially the Last Concert Café, was their home away from home. They’ve returned each year for two and three-night stands that have become the stuff of jamband legend. In 2008 Gary formally joined the band as their manager, while continuing to bring national touring acts to Houston.

The Café has been a destination for New Monsoon’s most ardent fans from around the nation for nearly a decade, and they’ll be back in Houston with the band for the second GaryFest – two glorious nights to celebrate the life of their friend and mate, Gary Hartman.

We hope you will join us in Texas for another memorable weekend in Gary’s honor.

Ticketing fees are waived for the two-night package.

New Monsoon to Headline Belize Barrier Reef Benefit May 16th

pmmNew Monsoon will headline a benefit on May 16th, 2014 at the renowned Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco, California. The show will support the conservation efforts of the Placencia Mooring Masters (PMM), a community-based initiative in Placencia, Belize, that promotes sustainable tourism along the Belize Barrier Reef.

The Placencia Mooring Masters have established a network of mooring buoys that reduce anchor damage from recreational tour boats and protect fragile reef ecosystems in southern Belize. Maintaining the network across a large expanse of reef requires sustained revenue and countless volunteer hours.

The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest coral reef ecosystem in the world. The reef is a vital natural resource for coastal communities, yet is threatened by overfishing, pollution, climate change and the rapid growth of unsustainable coastal development and marine tourism. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization declared the area a World Heritage Site in 1996. The reef represents the crown jewel of the Belize tourism industry.

The California Friends of the Placencia Mooring Masters provides ongoing support for reef conservation in Belize. Funds raised from these benefit concerts are used to purchase equipment, increase the number of moorings along the reef, design educational materials for boat operators and offer incentives to young tour guides who commit time and labor to support the program.

Tickets on Sale Now! For more information contact Rich Wilson 415-515-2317.

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