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Mash-up masters Rock Sugar create one sweet sound

Jul 25, 2013
Mash-up masters Rock Sugar create one sweet sound

Rock Sugar's songs are mash-ups of pop and rock classics. The band performs at Harrah's Lake Tahoe on Saturday.Los Angeles-based Rock Sugar takes "mash-up" music to a new level, melding heavy metal songs with seemingly incongruent pop hits of yes...

Casinos: Electronic music and mass meditation topline at Tahoe

Jul 18, 2013
Casinos: Electronic music and mass meditation topline at Tahoe

Jonny Lang plays Saturday at Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, for those seeking more traditional fare that's closer to Sacramento.Two events this weekend at Lake Tahoe offer a study in contrasts. Bass Camp at MontBleu Outdoor Event Cent...

Prog-rock heroes YES play Jackson Rancheria with new singer

Jul 11, 2013
Prog-rock heroes YES play Jackson Rancheria with new singer

Jon Davison has been the lead singer of YES for 16 months and calls the experience "beautiful. All I can say is wow!" YES, which also includes bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White and keyboardist Geoff Downes, is out...

Soldiers of Jah Army get irie at Tahoe’s MontBleu

Jun 27, 2013
Soldiers of Jah Army get irie at Tahoe’s MontBleu

Soldiers of Jah ArmyThe army is on the march. That would be the Soldiers of Jah Army, better known as SOJA, one of the irie-est reggae bands making music (many of their records are perennials on iTune's top 100 reggae albums). On Saturd...

BBQ, brew, concerts and cars: Reno sizzles with special summer events

Jun 20, 2013
BBQ, brew, concerts and cars: Reno sizzles with special summer events

Maxx Cabello Jr. It's high tourist season in Reno-Sparks, extending from this weekend well into the fall. Casinos vie with one another for the best entertainment bang in the showrooms, but the special events dominate the visitors market. I...

Mel Shields: Eric Burdon and the Animals invade Tahoe

Jun 6, 2013
Mel Shields: Eric Burdon and the Animals invade Tahoe

Eric Burdon plays at Harrah's Lake TahoeEric Burdon and the Animals is one of the longest-running acts in music. There have been personnel changes here and there, of course, along with a few name alterations, but the basics have stayed the same f...

Mel Shields: A ‘White Rabbit’ weekend of psychedelic tunes at Tahoe

May 23, 2013
Mel Shields: A ‘White Rabbit’ weekend of psychedelic tunes at Tahoe

Original Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship guitarist Paul Kantner, right, leads Jefferson Starship into Harrah's Tahoe on Sunday.Memorial Day weekend has always marked the beginning of what is known as "the season" in resorts around the count...

Mel Shields: Super Diamond plays the gems

May 9, 2013
Mel Shields: Super Diamond plays the gems

Randy Cordero, middle, and his band Super Diamond play Neil Diamond hits plus lots of other bands' tunes, often in a fun musical mash-up. They play Harrah's Tahoe on Saturday night.Even after 20 years, Randy Cordero, the lead singer of Super Diam...

Mel Shields: Rare chance to see Tejano greats La Mafia in small setting

May 2, 2013
Mel Shields: Rare chance to see Tejano greats La Mafia in small setting

La Mafia, accustomed to playing large venues over the decades, brings its popular Tejano sound to the more intimate Jackson Rancheria on Saturday for the Cinco de Mayo weekend.Can La Mafia's concert Saturday night at Jackson Rancheria be consider...

Mel Shields: Slide guitar meets stringed harp at Harrah’s Tahoe

Apr 25, 2013
Mel Shields: Slide guitar meets stringed harp at Harrah’s Tahoe

Roy Rogers and his Delta Rhythm Kings team appear with harpist Carlos Reyes at Harrah's Tahoe on Saturday.Blues-rock slide guitarist Roy Rogers, a former member of John Lee Hooker's Coast to Coast Band, will be part of an unusual musical mashup S...



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