Saturday, July 23, 2011

Black Rock City All Stars: Band Interview and music video

got this interview and music video of the Black Rock City All Stars at Mo's Place in South Lake Tahoe when they played along side Dehli to Dublin. Check out their new album free on their website at:

They talk about their unique sound, how burning man inspired their band, and a lot more.

Black Rock City All Stars are: Metaphysical, Jenes Carter, Dove, Steez, Tampa Riggins, and Danny Spade *BRCA FAMILY* - DialectHD, Aun, Hersh, DJ Femur, Adisa, L. Cooper

Thanks to Billy Drewitz of Late Night Productions for letting me film this.

All music used by permission of the original artists, proof on file.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Edgewood Celebrity Golf: Charles Barkeley, Ray Romano, John Ellway...

With its prime location on the shores of Lake Tahoe Edgewood has ranked as one of Tahoe's most beautiful and challenging golf courses since it opened in 1968. Designed by famed golf designer George Fazio, Edgewood Tahoe's 18-hole course has been consistantly rated one of America's top golf courses by Golf Magazine.

It features a brand new, eco-friendly lodge that provides modern amenities for thousands of golfers and spectators while conforming to the strictest environmental standards. The club house will soon be joined by an exclusive LEED-gold certified hotel with over 200 rooms.

Y'know, I've never seen such a star-studded event!  On the practice green alone I saw Dennis Haysbert who plays the president on "24" practicing his putts against tournement favorite Dallas Cowboys
quarterback Tony Romo as well as NFL all-pro quarterback Chris Chandler.  

Afterwards he was cool enough to come over to the railing and sign autographs for his throng of fans. Celebrity golf is one of the few chances most fans get to personally interact with their favorite stars, and I'm just totally amazed at how accessable for autographs everyone was at the practice part of the course.  Even NBA ledgend Charles Barkley stopped on his way from the practice tees to the first hole
to meet and greet all the people there.

At the practice Tees it was the same story with TV star Ray Romano from "Men of a Certain Age" -- I see why "Everybody Loves Raymond" even to this day because he's willing to take the time to be cool and sign for almost every fan who was lucky enough to make it to the railing.

I caught up with Ray Romano's group again at the first hole where I saw Dennis Haysbert tee off against Brain Baumgartner.  (Intro on clip)  ... Looks like Ray's pretty happy about that shot...

Then I caught Chicago Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro teeing off against 16 year professional baseball player and all-star pitcher Brett Saberhagen and Mark Mulder.  The game moved on so I made my way back up the shore.  Edgewood is probably the only golf course in the world where you can watch a major tournement from the deck of your party boat and the shore was just PACKED with boaters watching the final holes from the beach...

It was there that I caught up with the most famous group of the whole tournement, Micheal Jordan, John Elway, and Tony Romo.  Micheal Jordan had such a throng of fans that he had to have a police
escort!  I really only got to see one hole of golf played all the way through, but it was a great hole.  Romo and Jordan both hit long drives along the lake shore, and I caught up with them again
at the end of the hole where Micheal Jordan was stuck in a sand trap when John Elway made one of his famous long putts. 

But, of course, no matter who wins the most famous person always gets the long interview on NBC.

No shout-outs from Jordan, but my producer did get Green Bay Packer's linebacker A. J. Hawk...

Featuring (In order of appearance):
Dennis Haysbert - Actor: "24"
Chris Chandler - NFL quarterback
Tony Romo - NFL Dallas Cowboys
Charles Barkeley - NBA Hall-of-famer for the Phoenix Suns
Ray Romano - Actor: "Men of a Certain Age" and "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Brian Baumgartner - Actor: "The Office"
Vinnie Del Negro - NBA Coach
Brett Saberhagen - MLB Kansas City Royals
Mark Mulder - MLB Oalkand A's
John Ellway - NFL Denver Broncos
Michael Jordan - NBA Chicago Bulls
A. J. Hawk - NFL Green Bay Packers

Monday, July 11, 2011

July 2011 concerts: the video

See the following blog post for more information and a playlist of who's playing in Tahoe this month.  My appologies to "liquid stranger" for getting your name wrong.

Friday, July 8, 2011

July 2011 Concerts: Soundgarden, Lady Antebellum, Blues Traveler


7/9  -  Fabulous Thurderbirds co-founder Jimmie Vaughan @ Harrah's South Shore room
 The New Mastersounds feat. Adient Zoo @ Tallac Brewery
7/9-10 The Tahoe Arts Project will be putting on an art festival at South Tahoe Middle School
7/7-17 the play "Dixie Swimclub" will be playing at the Vallhalla boathouse theatre @ 8pm Thurs-Sun see
for more information and tickets.
7/10 -  DJ Keoki and Liquid Stranger @ Blu at the Montbleu
 Allison Krauss and Union Station @ Harvey's outdoor Ampetheatre
 (Their recent album "Paper Airplane" went to #3 on the top 200)
 Charles Fleischer (voice of Roger Rabbit and Moleed inventor) @ Improv at Harvey's
7/11 - Local sensation Widespread Panic @ Grand Sierra Resort in Reno
July 12th through 17th Edgewood will be hosting the American Century celebrity golf championship benefiting Lance Armstrong's
Livestrong charity. Playing: Ray Romano, Rob Morrow, Aaron Rodgers, Charles Barkley, Rex Ryan, Jerry Rice and more... Tickets are $25
per day for the tournement. for tickets
7/12 - Cash Only band @ Cabo Wabo
7/13 - Deli 2 Dublin w/ the Black Rock City All stars @ Mo's Place (Also 7/16 @ Crown Room)
7/14 - Todd Rundgren @ Montbleu
 Mutaytor @ Whisky Dick's
 American Legion arts and crafts fair
7/15 -  Shakespeare at Sand Harbor will be premiering "Twelfth Night" which will run until August 21 see for tickets.
7/16 - Nick Cannon (Comedian/singer/actor/VJ) @ Montbleu
 Lionel Ritchie @ Harvey's CANCELED
 Donner Lake triathelon
7/17 - Ky-Mani Marley and Gramps Morgan @ the Crystal Bay club
7/20 - Soundgarden with The Mars Volta @ Harvey's summer concert series
7/21 - Blues Traveler @ Alpine Meadows
 All-girl Led Zepplin cover band Zepparella @ Mo's Place
7/22 -  DJ Sky Blu of LMFAO @ Montbleu
 "Party Rockers in the House" Sky Blu is taking a break before
 touring Canada with Ke$ha to enjoy Tahoe...
 Anne Roos, Celtic Harp & Séan Cummings, on Bagpipe @ Tallac Historic Site

7/23 - Comedian Lisa Lampanelli @ Montbleu
 Wa She Shu It Deh Native American Festival @ Tallac histic site
7/25 - Raggae on the River in Truckee featuring Nkulee Dube
7/26 - Open Mic night @ Valhalla boathouse theatre

7/27 - Slightly Stoopid with Rebelution and Shwayze @ Harvey's summer concert series
7/28 - Solid Air @ the boathouse theatre
July 28th through August 2nd: THE WANDERLUST FESTIVAL of yoga and music will be in Squaw Valley
7/29 - Lady Antebellum @ Harvey's summer concert series
 Their triple-platinum grammy award winning country album "Need You Now" has doubled their fame
 since they played Tahoe last year so tickets are going fast
7/30 - The Ghost Whisperer "James Van Praagh" @ the Montbleu Theatre
 Steve Miller Band @ Harvey's outdoor ampetheatre
7/31 -  Longbeach Shortbus and & Weapon @ The Brother's Place on Hwy 89
Masters of Magic feat. magicians Tony Clarke and Dannhy Cole Wed-Sunday at 8:00 @ Montbleu until September 4th.
Montbleu Pool Party every Saturday evening w/ a DJ
Bethany Owen "One Voice" celebrity impersonator every night at Horizon's Cabaret theatre, hypnotist Chris Cady Wed-Thurs, piano bar,
Cool car, truck, and motorcycle cruise every Friday at Heavenly Village
classical guitarist Julian Martin @ Apres Wine co (Also 7/13, 7/19, 7/27)
Karaoke @ Lakeside Inn every Wednesday and Friday, at Rojos on
Cool Black Kettle - Weekend nights at Cabo Wabo cantina @ Harvey's
Improv at Harvey's will have new comics hosted by Hovie Nave every week all month including:
  John Caponera, David Gee, Marc Price, Alan Havey, Kat Simmons, and more.

July Playlist:

Check out my NEW playlist of people playing this month in Tahoe:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July Fireworks

I went out on my neighbor's porch to shoot the 4th of July fireworks in Tahoe and caught this amazing shot of the moon exploding.  The original soundtrack is by Donnie Sanders from the funkywhitesoulman blog. It's from a piece he did in 2005, and he played every note himself.