YouTube videos of amateur musicians garner millions of hits and concert-goers drop $20 for a cover charge, but if you want to see raw talent for free then hit up one of the open mics at Sierra Nevada College on upcoming Wednesdays.
Last March, I met with both Katie Zanto and Rosie Hackett to discuss some ideas I had for my service learning project. I figured I would do something with ski coaching, or volunteering for an outdoor leadership program. Both Katie the Interdisciplinary Studies chair, and Rosie, Outdoor Adventure Leadership program director, kindly and respectfully shut me down.
Five hundred music-loving and green-minded spectators and 12 incredible bands will come together on Sept. 20-22 at the Johnsville Ski Bowl for a Leave-No-Trace-style music festival thanks to the hard work of Sierra Nevada College students Drew Fisher, Rachael Blum, Cody Wilkins and many other volunteers and organizations.
If your homework is beginning to pile up or you just want to have awesome night out with the friends, check out any of these upcoming concerts coming to the Lake Tahoe area. Whether you enjoy the energetic sounds of reggae or punk or just want to hear calm country tunes, there is a lot to choose from to make a special night.
While not a significant year for music, there were some inventive sounds and exciting new talents who exhibited great potential. It was sadly almost devoid of rock music, with big timers Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen keeping the genre afloat for another year. On the flip side, this was a pretty good year for hip-hop and indie music. Here is my choice for 2012 best album releases.
Freezing temperatures and winter weather didn’t hurt ticket sales at SnowGlobe Music Festival Dec. 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe. Artists played to sold out crowds two of three nights and local businesses reported that sales were high over the New Years Eve weekend.
Those not taking advantage of last chair at Squaw Valley Ski Resort over the holiday break had the chance to experience the Last Chair Music Festival Jan. 4-5 and 11-12. Featuring headlining DJ sets from Passion Pit, LETTUCE, Foster the People and Bonobo the Last Chair Music Festival was a chance for Squaw Valley to grow as a music venue during the winter season.