Saturday, September 28, 2013

October 2013 Concerts in Tahoe: Steve Martin, Blue Öyster Cult, Leon Russel, Rusted Root, Flavor Flav

October 02  Jungle Costume party @ Opal at Montbleu
The Unknown Comic w/ Susan Jones @ Crystal Bay Club
October 2-6 Jimmy Shubert, Suli McCullough @ Improv at Harvey's
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
ft. Edie Brickell
October 3-5 Hookah Stew @ Cabo Wabo
October 03 Adient Zoo, Groovebox, Black Star Safari, 4 Piece Puzzle @ Holly's Place (1201 Rufus Allen Blvd)
Hemlock, Deathplant, Qarin, Downtime @ Whisky Dick's
Polish Ambassador, DJ Vadim feat. Wildlight @ Tahoe Biltmore
Pyle of Zen @ Cottonwood bar and grill
October 04 SublimedLive w/ Corn Doggy Dog & The 1/2 Pound @ Whisky Dick's
DJ Gjestar @ Electric Mushroom
DJ Keenan, DJ G. Money @ PEEK Tahoe
  Helena and the Bear @ Naked Fish Sushi
The Roemers @ West Side Pizza
The Rusty Buckets @ Divided Sky
Sneaky Creatures @ Crystal Bay Club
October 05 Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, and the
                Steep Canyon Rangers @ Montbleu
DJ Rick Gee, DJ SN1 @ PEEK Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Toy Run @ Brother's Bar
"Doing Damage Tour" feat. VNDMG, Indaskyes,
                 and Le Moti @ Crystal Bay Club
"McConkey" movie premiere @ Squaw Valley

October 5-6     Lake Tahoe Fish Festival @ Taylor Creek Visitor's center
October 06 Conducting from the grave, Dethrone the Soverign, Ironclad, Half a Tusk @ Classic Cue
October 07 Cash Only Band @ Cabo Wabo
October 9-13 Jeff Dye, Brandt Tobler @ Improv at Harvey's
October 10 Lisa Marie Johnston @ Cottonwood bar and grill
  Dyer Maker @ Cabo Wabo
October 11-12 Nothin Personal @ Cabo Wabo
October 11 DJ Keenan, DJ Ivan @ PEEK Tahoe
The Roemers @ West Side Pizza
  Helena and the Bear @ Naked Fish
Keyser Sose @ Crystal Bay Club
Jimmy Ashley @ Cottonwood bar and Grill
October 12-13  Pony and Pumpkin festival @ Forest Suites resort
October 12 Tahoe Donner Fall Festival @ Donner Lake
Blue Öyster Cult @ Harrah's
Machine Gun Vendetta, Ninja Slaughterhouse, Infecto Skeletons, Melvin Makes Machine Guns @ Whisky Dick's 7th Anniversary party
DJ Rick Gee, DJ SN1 @ PEEK Tahoe
Thick Soup @ The Divided Sky
Tahoe City Grill Fest
Tracorum @ Crystal bay Club
October 13 Dinner Theatre feat. Richard Blair @ Cottonwood bar and grill
October 14 Boys and Girls Club Golf Classic @ Edgewood
Supersuckers, the Marones, Dirt Starship @ Whisky Dick's
Cash Only Band @ Cabo Wabo
October 15 S1nthys3s, Zombass, Selby @ Whisky Dick's
October 16-20 The Stagebenders, Joel Lindley @ Improv at Harvey's
October 16 Griz, Rebel Era, Two Fresh, Anvil Smith @ Tahoe Biltmore
Will Durst @ Crystal Bay Club
October 18-19 A Train @ Cabo Wabo 
October 18 DJ Keenan, DJ CRE-8 @ PEEK Tahoe
  Theresa Bell @ Naked Fish Sushi
Down North @ Crystal Bay Club
October 19 Blind Boys of Alabama @ Harrah's
Decide, Broken Hope, Necronomicon, Purification by Fire, Gary Busey Amber Alert @ Whisky Dick's
Too $hort @ Private Party (Contact Late Nite productions)
Burbon Dinner w/ master distiller Jimmy Russel @ Harvey's
DJ Rick Gee, DJ SN1 @ PEEK Tahoe
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty band, Cherry Royale @ Crystal Bay CLub
  Fall Pumpkin Patch @ Tahoe City
October 22 Cherub, Con Bro Chill w/ Mansions on the Moon @ Crystal Bay Club
   Ireyes, Tattoo Joe Moontribe, Benjah Ninjah @ Whisky Dick's
October 23-27 Scott Record, Chipper Lowell @ Improv at Harvey's
October 23 Rusted Root feat. Goodnight, Texas; The Royal Teeth @ Crystal Bay Club
October 24 Todd Clouser @ The Divided Sky
  Tribulation @ Rojo's
  Jesse Kalin Carson @ Cabo Wabo
Jill Cohn @ Cottonwood bar and Grill
October 25-26 Hookah Stew @ Cabo Wabo
October 25 DJ Keenan, Crisco Kid @ PEEK Tahoe
Z-Man, DJ True Justice, Tip-C, D-Day  @ Whisky Dick's
  DJ Morefiend, Gerbal, Smug, Sceam, Cook-E, Syrax @ Electric Mushroom
  Little Town @ Naked Fish Sushi
The Roemers @ West Side Pizza
The Motet, Jellybread / Thick Newton @ Crystal Bay Club

Leon Russel at Harrah's South Shore Room October 26th

October 26 Leon Russel @ Harrah's
35th annual Freaker's Ball feat. Glam Cobra @ Montbleu
Naughty or Nice Costume Ball feat. Playmates Chrissy Henderson, Niccolette Shea, Mei-Ling Lam
@ PEEK Tahoe
  Lisa Rose @ Electric Mushroom
Creeper's Ball feat. Tainted Love / Boggan, Jaekwon the Chief @ Crystal Bay Club
October 29  Kayla Scintilla, DubColinG, Bird of Prey @ Whisky Dick's
Oct 30 - Nov 3 Rachal Feinstein, Johnny Loquasto @ Improv at Harvey's
October 31 Freq Nasty Haloween freak fest @ Whisky Dick's
Haloween Party feat. Flavor Flav w/ DJ Rick Gee @ PEEK Tahoe
  Jesse Kalin Carson @ Cabo Wabo

The Freeway Revival @ Divided Sky
November 1-2  Dia de los muertos pub crawl @ Heavenly Village
November 01 The Freeway revival @ Whisky Dick's
Keyser Sose @ Moody's Bistro
November 02 Kytami (of Dehli 2 Dublin) @ Blu Nightclub in Montbleu
Gov't Mule @ Harrah's
Diverse Mentality feat. Handsome Dodger (Primitive Science), DJ Drew & Mermer
                w/ Intalekt MC and DJ Slim and Diskfunktion (of Pusch), Beatstax, Flysofee, DJ Sonar, Highbreed,  and Cas Z. @ Electric Mushroom

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tahoe Expo brings Sustainable Geotourisim to Lake Tahoe

The 3rd Annual Tahoe Expo from Sustainable Tahoe is a Basin-wide geotourisim event in Lake Tahoe where the participant can explore many different tracks of sustainable tourism around the Lake Tahoe basin.

Among many other offerings this year's event featured a wild mustang tour of western Nevada, ultimately leading to the place where the Donner party camped before they attempted to cross the sierra.

 It also featured Stand-Up Paddle Yoga, an electric bike tour of the water quality hazards posed by unprotected drain pipes into Lake Tahoe, and a demonstration of Native American music and spirituality.

Monday, September 2, 2013

September 2013 Concerts in Tahoe: Dave Matthews Band, Cascada, Journey, Afroman

August 30-Sept 01 Tattoo convention @ Montbleu
August 31 The Situation @ PEEK tahoe
Sept 01-02 The Garage Boys @ Cabo Wabo
September 01 Afroman, Beach Bum Alcoholics, Jonzen, the Chor Boys @ Blu nightclub in Montbleu
  Allan Miller Trio @ Valhalla
Cash Only Band @ Steamers
Ike and Martin @ Jakes on the Lake
DJ Rob Base @ Peek tahoe
Drop Theory @ The Passtime Club
Natalie Gelman @ Northstar
  Local's last waltz feat. King High Tide, Downbeat, the Beer Gardeners @ Commons Beach
  Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, the Easy Leaves, / Swamp Zen @ Crystal Bay Club
September 02 DJ Keenan @ Peek tahoe
Cash Only band @ The Beacon
Big Band Jazz @ Sugar Pine Point st. Park
September 03-05  North tahoe Flow Arts Festival @ Kings Beach

September 03 DJ J-Bird @ Cabo Wabo
Mindfull Massive @ Whisky Dick's
Ukelele Jam @ Mo's Place
Sept 4-8 Dat Phan / Mike Price @ Improv at Harvey's
September 04 Dave Matthews Band w/ Gary Clark Jr. @ Harvey's Outdoor Ampetheatre
The Garage Boys @ Cabo Wabo
Darren Senn @ Coyote Grill
September 05 Drought Relief @ Cabo Wabo
Austin Quattlebaum @ Cottonwood bar and grill
Eric taylor @ Shooting Star BnB
Andy frasco @ Moody's Bistro
DJ Beromaze / Lambchop @ Lakeside at Night
Sept 06-08 Autumn food and Wine Festival @ Northstar
Pacific Fine Arts Festival in Truckee
September 06 Gold Star Peak Dedication ceremony @ Lakeview Commons
Summer of Bass feat. Upstairs Downstairs, DJ Kronyak, Sceam, SyRaX, Bluntstache, Beat Karma,
Conspiracy Theory @ American legion
Rival Sons @ Cabo Wabo
DJ Romeo Reyes @ harrah's
Guitar Strings vs Chicken Wings ft. Drop Theory, Thick Newton, One Track Mind, Bad Move Smooth, Matt Reardon and Montange @ Squaw Valley
Emily tessmer @ Cottonwood bar and Grill
Serena Dawn @ Rubicon Pizza Co
Dusty Miles and the Cryin Shame @ The Passtime Club
Mama's Cookin, Peter Joseph Burtt and the King Tide / Zeb Early @ Crystal Bay Club

Sept. 07-08 Tahoe Expo @ Lakeview Commons
September 07 The Zombies, Et Tu Bruce @ Harrah's South Shore room
Them Creatures, Sad Boy Sinister, Dirt Starship @ Whisky Dick's
DJ Rick Gee / DJ SN1 @ Peek Tahoe
Audioboxx @ cabo Wabo
Open Blues Jam @ Coyote Grill
Milton Morales / Ian Ethan Case @ Northstar
Trails and Vistas @ Truckee Regional Park
Coburn Station @ The Passtime Club
Trevor Selby w/ Bassment-ality @ Crystal Bay CLub
September 08 DJ Chris English @ Cabo Wabo
NT Jazz band / The Beer Gardeners @ Commons Beach
Ike and Martin @ Jakes on the Lake
Cascada @ Northstar
September 09 Cash Only Band @ Cabo Wabo
DJ Keenan @ Peek tahoe
September 10 DJ J-Bird @ Cabo Wabo
Tight and Bright on Bikes @ Jakes on the Lake
Peter Joseph Burtt and the King Tide @ PJ's in Truckee
Sept 11-15 Adam Hunter / Annie Lederman @ Improv at Harvey's
September 11 Dyer Maker @ Cabo Wabo
DJ Professor Stone, Gurbtron, Aux @ The Grid
Comedy Night w/ Robert hawkins @ Crystal bay Club
Sept 12-14 Hookah Stew @ Cabo Wabo
September 12 Danielle French @ Cottonwood bar and grill
Sept 13-16 BASS MTN: Love and Light, Kayla Scintilla, Knight Riderz, TYMK, Nominus, Sugar Pill, Digital Rust,
Stylust Beats, Sugar Pill, 9 ft of smoke, Subtropixx, Zombass, Oscar Daniel, Gurbtron,
Shane Suffritti, IJV, Subdocta, Wet Dreamz, Safi's Lab, Motorhome Music, Heidilicious, C. Worth
@ Yuba river outside of Truckee
Sept 13-15 Tahoe Fat Tire Festival @ Squaw Valley
September 13 Spiral Arms, Weight of the Tide, Tuco Ramierez, Stone Daddy, Up Against It @ Whisky Dick's
Celtic house concert w/ Anne Roos, Sean Cummings, Keith Shannon, Robert Erlich
DJ Antman @ Lakeside Inn
John Ayres @ Cottonwood bar and grill
Jellybread @ Crystal Bay Club
September 14 Tahoe Youth and Family Services Color Run
Journey @ Harvey's outdoor ampetheatre
The Yardbirds @ Harrah's
Tony Holiday trio, Candy's River House, Hellhound express @ Whisky Dick's
Progress feat. Infinite Luv, Elektromagnetik, Maizon Tech, C_Note vs. 3PO, Batch,
Stensen, Mr. Smeags @ Electric Mushroom
Emerald Bay Rim Trail Run
Tahoe Sierra Century Ride / CRJ ski movie premiere  @ Squaw Valley
Formerly Known As (a tribute to Prince) @ Crystal Bay Club
September 15 San Fransisco Comedy Competition feat. Samuel J Comroe, Drennon Davis, Brendan Lynch, Duat Mai,
Paul Morrissey, Matt Ralston, Melissa Shoshahi, Johnny Taylor, Kate Willett & More @ Montbleu
DJ Chris English @ Cabo Wabo
September 16 Cash Only Band @ Cabo Wabo
DJ Keenan @ Peek tahoe
 The Hooten Hallers @ Sierra Pizza
September 17 Dyer Maker @ Cabo Wabo
Mindfull massive @ Whisky Dick's
Sept. 18-22 Mark Pitta / Gilbert Lawand @ Improv at Harvey's
September 18 Calabrese, Los Pistoleros, Goodbye to Sunlight, Dirt Starship @ Whisky Dick's
September 19 Jessie Carson Kalin @ Cabo Wabo
The Old Way @ Cottonwood bar and Grill
Sept 20-21 Nothin Personal @ Cabo Wabo
September 20 Street Urchinz, Massive Delicious, Weapon @ Whisky Dick's
Tuck Wilson @ Cottonwood bar and Grill
Big Sam's Funky Nation, The Stooges / Mojo Green @ Crystal bay Club
September 21 The Robert Cray Band @ Harrah's
DJ Rick Gee @ Peek Tahoe
Electric Blu EDM Show @ Blu in Montbleu
Sweetwater String Band @ Divided Sky
Dog Days of Fall in Incline Village
Purple Haze / Benjah Ninjaj, Mr. Roony @ Crystal Bay Club
September 22 DJ Chris English @ Cabo Wabo
Ironman Triathelon @ Squaw Valley
Sweetwater Strong Band @ Fat Cat Cafe
September 23 DJ Keenan @ Peek Tahoe
Fabrizio @ Americana Inn
September 24
Sept 25-26 Dane Reinhardt @ Cabo Wabo
Sept. 25-29 Alan Havey / Jann Karam @ Improv at Harvey's
September 25 Darren Senn & friends @ Coyote Grill
September 26 Tuck Wilson @ Nine 41 in Tahoe City
Sept. 27-29 Lake Tahoe Marathon
Route 111 @ Cabo Wabo
September 27 Jeff Berman, No red Alice, Bradley Riot @ Whisky Dick's
5tr3ngth 1n Numb3r5 w/ Chi-Gu Kom, Conspiracy Theory @ Electric Mushroom
DJ Antmann @ Lakeside Inn
Ike and Martin @ Lucky beaver
The Bumptet @ Divided Sky
Drop Theory @ Crystal Bay Club
Sept 28-29 Tough Mudder @ Northstar
September 28 Drive By Truckers @ Harrah's South Shore room
DJ Pauly D @ Peek Tahoe
Red Rose feat. Groovebox @ Whisky Dick's
Oktoberfest 2013 feat. Johnny Koenig @ Himmel Haus
Casual Dogs - a tribute to the Gratefull Dead @ Crystal bay CLub
September 29 Oktoberfest @ Squaw Valley
September 30 DJ Keenan @ Peek Tahoe

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October 02 The Unknown Comic @ Crystal bay Club
October 03 Polish Ambassador / DJ Vadim @ Tahoe Biltmore
October 05 Steve Martin, Edie Brickell and the Steep Canyon Rangers @ Montbleu
Terror in tahoe skateboard competition

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Tahoe Summit 2013: Governor Brian Sandoval on SB 229 and the Tahoe Fire Compact

Thank you.  Good morning everyone, it's always a pleasure to follow congressman Amodei and the Vice president and you might have seen that I brought up a little prop with me but it's unfortunate that the vice president had to leave for that very important board meeting because I had something for him.  My mom has recently moved back to Nevada and we were going through her things and we discovered something that I thought I would present him with today but this is his inaugural poster from the first election and I thought he would enjoy and appreciate that but I hope we can get it to him...

Thank you, Senator, he does look young in that picture.  [laughter] I wanted to present it to him because, as was mentioned, I had the privilege of serving on the TRPA 17 years ago and I had the opportunity and the privilege of attending that first summit and I know that I mentioned this last night at dinner, but I know that the vice president didn't remember me meeting him but I certainly remembered meeting him, and he's got just a tremendous, tremendous legacy.  And I think that it's really important that we pause for a moment and remember what it meant for he and President Clinton to come here that day so that we could all be here 17 years later.

You know, we gathered here today, and we've heard a lot of adjectives, but to recommit to a generational promise to preserve and protect one of the Earth's finest treasures.  Senator Reid, I want to thank you for your leadership through the years, senator Feinstein for your sponsorship of that very important federal legislation; Governor Brown, it's such a privilidge to be with you here today and a lot of folks don't know this but it also was mentioned that we had signed that legislation, or I had signed that legislation a few short months ago.  What I will recall more important than signing that bill was the opportunity to travel to Sacramento and meet with the governor and discuss these very important issues as I mentioned to him last night and even today: you know Paul Laxalt is one of my mentors and I believe that it's an absolute responsibility on my part to continue that legacy that he and President Reagan started, and I see it continuing now between governor Brown and myself.

It's fun for me to have this event here at Sand Harbor.  I mean, we all have our Sand Harbor stories and though I wasn't cleaning toilets or picking up trash or whatever but I was here 40 years ago playing out on the rocks and swimming out on the beach, and it's truely one of the gifts that we have in the state of Nevada to have this.  We've got some of our state parks folks who preserve it so well... If you would just raise your hand and be acknowledged for what you do.

When you think about it, this park here gets 1 million visitors per year and it is the most visited state park in the state of Nevada.  I think it's also important, and I know it's been mentioned today, that we acknowledge our native americans.  This is their ancestral home and it's a privilidge and honor to be in your presence as well.


Now, I was looking at some of the program materials and this year's theme is "a clear lake legacy: preserving Tahoe and the environment for future generations" and I think that's obviously why we're all here.  We understand what we have, but also what it's going to mean that our children and our grandchildren and the generations to come can share this and enjoy it just like we have.  The regional plan update was mentioned and it was adopted by the TRPA and I think the members of the TRPA deserve a big hand because it took a lot of courage to adopt that.


And that's a combination of the TRPA staff, the governing board, the environmental community, members of the business community, local residents and representatives... It truely was, and it's going to be an overused word today, this collaboration, this teamwork to get things done, so, as the Vice President said, this will be a model not only for our two states but our nation and the world.  Mr Ambassador it's such a pleasure that you're hear today and I hope that someday I have the opportunity to visit your great country and see that lake as well.

Now, I don't think that it's appropriate for me to go on.  We have that American Fire that's going on today and I see the firefighters here and the leaders of the firefighter community; and just think about it: as we sit here on this beach in this great sand and wonderfull backdrop, there are those firefighters, hundereds if not thousands of them, fighting that fire a short distance from here to help preserve what we have.  Please thank them for their courage.


Now just a short few words talking about Nevada's comittment, as we've mentioned senate bill 229 and why it was a priority.  Economic, healthy communities provide a healthy foundation for continued environmental gains at Lake Tahoe.  The EIP program continues to be our shared roadmap to the restoration of the Lake Tahoe basin watershed.  We're using the newest and best practices, the latest available science.  The state of Nevada continues to honor our comittment to this great lake and to prioritize: funding for forest restoration, water clarity improvements, stream restoration, recreation enhancements, and invasive species management.  I'm also pleased to report, and Leo Drozdoff, I wanted to acknowledge him today for his leadership in what happens here in our great state, but the Nevada jurisdictions will likely meet their 5 year milestones in polutant reductions and are well on their way to meeting or exceeding all the other milestones, and that's due to your leadership and that of many others.  Thank you Leo.


It was also mentioned about the stream zone environments, I know that they are some of the greatest contributors to the lake, and we are working on the third at Incline Creek, the two creeks there are the largest contributors to fine sediments; and I want to thank all of our partners in this great work: the Nevada tahoe conservation district, IVGID, Washow County, the Glenbrook community, and the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Beaureau of reclamation - another fine example of this teamwork to get things done up here.

I mentioned about the wildfires, Governor Brown and I immediately before we met today signed an agreement to continue, a proclamation that recomfirms the bi-state effort that began with the California-Nevada Tahoe basin fire commission created after the Angora fire.  Today's proclamation displays the continued cooperative work by our two states to protect people, property, and natural resources of the basin through fuel treatment projects, defensible space inspections, and agressive public education campaigns.  Governor Brown, thank you for your teamwork.


So, in closing, it's a privilidge and an honor to be here today.  There are so many people responsible for all of us being here on this stage and I look out and I see everyone in the audience and I'm so proud of our Nevada legislators that I see out here and how we were able to work together.  The Nevada Secretary of State is here and I know that he sits on the TRPA and has a great comittment to Lake Tahoe.  Our federal representatives, the state representatives who work here, those representatives from California, I could go on and on, our county comissioners, our city council people, everyone is here and I know that when it comes to Nevada you have our future comittment to do whatever it takes to continue to preserve the greatest place on Earth, Lake Tahoe.  Thank you.