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Moksha in Las Vegas, NV on 05/15/14

We're very excited to perform at the newest and most impressive music/bowling venue in town....the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas!  This is a FREE show and we'll be sharing the stage with 2 great bands RNR and Sabriel!  Show starts at 8pm...Don't miss this one folks!!!


Moksha in Las Vegas, NV on 01/18/14

We couldn't be more excited to open for the legendary Robby Krieger (The Doors) at the Backstage Bar &
Billiards Jan 18th! Moksha plays 9:00p-9:30p

Event info:
Show is 21+ with valid ID
Backstage Bar & Billiards (Triple  is located on the SE corner of 6th St and Fremont, directly across from the EL Cortez Hotel & Casino.

$24 advance -
$29 day of show/doors

After four years of collaborating with Sam Lemos as our vocalist …

It comes with a heavy heart to announce that he has decided to part ways with Moksha. After the birth of his baby girl he has come to the conclusion that the band is no longer harmonious with his personal goals as a father and a husband. For the last four years he poured his heart and soul into Moksha. As I'm sure you all know, being in a band is by no means an easy lifestyle for anyone, you have to spend many days and nights away from family surviving on scraps before you see success. It's a challenge to maintain a dynamic between the collective goal of a group and those of an individual. He truly gave his blood, sweat and tears in the trenches with us. We admire Sam for making such a difficult decision and wish him nothing but success on his path.

His decision will in no way impede our journey. The four of us will continue to explore the never-ending potential of expression through music. We have a lot of fresh new music coming your way. Let's see what the future holds. We appreciate your support through all the years and hope that it continues for many years to come.

Our Holiday Show on December 28th will be Sam's last official Moksha gig. Come show your love for him and this new phase of Moksha. As we transition back to the original four piece.

Moksha in Las Vegas, NV on 12/28/13

Moksha is celebrating the holidays with a special $5 bill show at the LVCS December 28th! Help us end 2013 with a bang!

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, $5, 21+



Moksha to play Binion’s Rooftop show!

The time has come for us to reconvene on the Rooftop of the legendary Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel for another Fall Ball!!! This time it's Moksha's Fall Ball 3 and after skipping last year we're more excited than ever to get up there and throw down! These rooftop gigs are by far our favorite gigs of the year so don't miss it!

More info HERE

Moksha at HSMF Late Night


HSMF was such an incredible experience. We are so grateful for all of the support and love that propelled us to playing there. In particular the LVJBS and Vegas Camp, the butcher family and the rest of the Ashland crew, the Fishrock clan, all of our Chico peeps, and of course the wonderful people at Markaritaville who let us sneak our gear in and play renegade style for our first couple trips. We believe it would not have been possible without it. Also thanks to Mike Parks for doing so many things for us that typically go under the radar and of course to Skerik, Jennifer Hartswick, Eddie Rich, Peter Apfelbaum, and all of the other musicians who have shared their immense talents and inspire us to push forward. We are truly humbled and thankful for all of it.

Moksha to perform at the 23rd Annual High Sierra Music Festival!

We're very excited to announce that Moksha featuring Skerik and Jen Hartswick will be performing at the 23rd Annual High Sierra Music Festival!  The festival will take place in Quincy, CA July 3-7, 2013.  They will share the stage with other acts including...Robert Plant presents The Sensational Space Shifters, Primus, 
Thievery Corporation, 
moe., Steel Pulse, 
Leftover Salmon, The Greyboy Allstars, Gramatik, 
The John Scofield Überjam Band and many more.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE

Limited Edition Ryan Kerrigan Spring ’13 tour poster

We have a new limited edition tour poster signed and numbered by artist Ryan Kerrigan available only at the merch booth during our Spring '13 tour.  Come by and say hello and pick up your copy!


Moksha’s 2013 Spring Tour w/ All-Star Horn Section Featuring Peter Apfelbaum, Jen Hartswick and Skerik

Moksha is once again hitting the road with an All-Star horn section featuring Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Skerik (Garage a Trois), and Peter Apfelbaum, (Hieroglyphics Ensemble). This is Moksha's second tour with this lineup, and this time around they will be at it for three weeks with stops in their favorite west coast towns, from Salt Lake City to Seattle.

Moksha is known for unique collaborations that create fresh and explorative sounds for your enjoyment. Previous collaborations include The Santana Horns, members of the March Fourth Marching Band, DJ Logic and Brian Stoltz (funky Meters). Featuring guitar, keys, bass, drums, vocals and horns, this unique blend of musicians lives and breathes in a deep pocket of funk rock. Swirling in subtlety, their music paints a sonic landscape that unfolds in the moment and feeds on the dynamic ebb and flow of audience and band interaction. Come join the fun! Whether you prefer listening to the deep grooves or shaking your booty on the dance floor, there is something for everyone.

Moksha (moke-shaw) has climbed their way from the depths of Sin City onto the national scene after releasing two critically acclaimed albums with ‘Mammal or Machine’ and their recent sophomore album ‘Here To Go’ which debuted at #1 on the Relix Radio charts. Moksha is also one of the lucky handful of bands to perform a live webcast at Bob Weir’s State-of-the-art TRI Studios for broadcasting live HD video and audio streams directly to the Internet.

MOKSHA 2013 Spring Tour w/ Apfelbaum, Hartswick and Skerik
3/28---Salt Lake City, UT @ The Canyon Inn
3/29---Denver, CO @ Cervantes' Masterpiece Theatre
3/30---Boulder, CO @ Shine
3/31---Frisco, CO @ Barkley Ballroom
4/4-----Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
4/5-----Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
4/6-----Tempe, AZ @ The Sail Inn
4/7-----Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS (Las Vegas Country Saloon)
4/10---San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar
4/11---South Lake Tahoe, NV @ Tep's Villa Roma
4/12---Ashland, OR @ The Elks Lodge
4/13---Portland, OR @ Mt. Tabor Theater
4/14---Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge

Moksha-cast episode 11

We're fresh off our most recent tour of the West Coast and boy do we have some tales to tell! On this episode Sam and Tree are joined by the epic Bob Backstrom a.k.a. "Bobby B" and his legendary "jackal cackle," who accompanied us on the whole tour. He will be aiding in the recollection of some of the more colorful incidents from our journey. Following that you can hear our entire Arcata show from Feb. 22nd at Humbrews (plus a little bonus audio at the end of the podcast). Enjoy!