Auburn Event Center

Country-rock sound suits them fine

The suits are long gone, since replaced with trucker’s caps, blue jeans and mountains of plaid. What does remain – besides the generous array of facial hair that gives ...

Free concert at the Auburn Event Center pays homage to Grateful Dead legacy

The Grateful Dead have said “Fare Thee Well” with five huge concerts, two in Santa Clara and three in Chicago, playing to approximately 342,000 fans. As Auburn readie ...

Wayne "The Train" Hancock comes out swinging

They say people mellow with age. That probably won’t hold true when it comes to Wayne “The Train” Hancock. The rockabilly roustabout — who turned 50 last we ...

Jeff Austin Band to play Auburn Event Center

Blame it on the Dead. Not the dearly departed but the Grateful Dead. It was at their concert in North Carolina when Jeff Austin decided on a career change. And while the world lost ...

Rosie Flores is an ambassador of ‘Ameripolitan’

She was playing alt-country in the ’70s and cowpunk in the ’80s. The Southern California music scene was thriving and she was right in the thick of it. “It was ...

Appalachia meets psychedelia in Auburn

What do you get when you mix rum, whiskey and grass? If you know the answer you probably weren’t doing it right. Musically, you get the Grateful Bluegrass Boys (GBGB), a de ...

The Rock Collection: Diamonds in the rough

Rockhounds be warned. If you’re looking for sedimentary specimens and metamorphic marvels, the “Rock Collection” on display at the Auburn Event Center this Thursd ...

Hot Buttered Rum knows how to throw a party

Lewis and Clark rank pretty high on the list of great adventures. Not surprising then that two students from the Oregon college of the same name set out to create an adventure of t ...

Todd Snider’s hard working and happy

Todd Snider once said he wanted every song he wrote “to be sad and funny … vulnerable and entertaining … personal and universal at the same time.” Looking ...

Jelly bread plays swamp rock with soul

Somehow, these four guys from the Reno-Tahoe region have cooked up a sound that would feel right at home on the bayou. Sure, there are touches of funk and alt-rock, but the “ ...

Poor Man's Whiskey caught in a jam

Raymond Chandler once said, “There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.” Like the distilled beverage that bears their ...

No tricks, but a treat for the ears

Local promoter Scott Holbrook is always looking to bring that “hippie-redneck” vibe to the Auburn Event Center, most evident through the musical acts he books. Tonigh ...

An oasis for music lovers

Anyone out there that is 39 years old won’t remember when Maria Muldaur’s hit song first graced the airwaves but there’s a good chance their baby boomer parents d ...

Wishbone Ash still mining that trademark sound

In 1969 in Devon, England, a trio known as Tanglewood had just lost their guitar player. After a round of auditions, the choice was narrowed down to two. Unable to decide between t ...

Somewhere between Bakersfield and Aledo

It all started with an ugly green car. But thank goodness for the eight-track tapes that came with it. “After I got my driver’s license, I got my dad’s car, inc ...