Saturday, January 4, 2014

January 2014 Tahoe Concerts: STS-9, Blood Sweat & Tears, Bo Bice, Starship

January 1-5 John Caponera / Frances DiLorinzo @ Improv at Harvey's
January 01 Jackson & Jesus @ McP's
McKenna Faith @ Northstar
Zentrillaquest, Aux, Shane Suffriti, Zebuel, Mizl @ The Grid
January 2-4 Audioboxx @ Cabo Wabo
January 02 Mo Funk, DJ Sonar, DJ Flysofee @ Rojo's
Sophisticats @ McP's
Jeff Campbell @ Northsatar
Dead Winter Carpenters @ Moody's Bistro
January 3-4 David Lunning Band @ Moody's Bistro
National Soul @ Bar of America
January 03 "Superheroes of Stoke" ski movie screening @ Harrah's
DJ Keenan / DJ Ray Styles @ Peek Tahoe
Manic Bros @ McP's
Patrick Major @ Steamers
Little Town @ The Naked Fish
Jesse Kalin @ The Beacon
Theresa Bell @ Northstar
IJV, Dubfyah, Zeb Early @ The Grid
Freshtouch, Rad Habit @ Hacienda Del Lago
On the Spot Trio @ Crystal Bay Club
January 04 DJ SN1 @ Peek Tahoe
Skatehouse skate park benefit feat. Weapon, Screaming Meg, Bat Country, OsKillah, Nick taylor, Trent Baily @ Classic Cue
DJ Berkmon / DJ Gift @ The Divided Sky
One leg chuck Quatro @ 7800' at Kirkwood
The Roemers, My Accoustic Heart @ Himmel Haus
Mystique @ McP's
Whisky Major (accoustic) @ Steamer's
Jeff Jones @ The Beacon
Ike and Martin @ Lone Eagle Grill
Caddywhompus @ Northstar
Sneaky Creatures @ Crystal Bay Club
January 05 TOCCATTA Brroque Masters @ St. Theresa's
DJ Chris English @ Cabo Wabo
Girls Skiing Day @ Diamond Peak
The Bennys @ Northstar

January 06 Cash Only Band @ Cabo Wabo
January 7-8 Saxy frank Benvenuto @ The Fresh Ketch
January 07 Duffry, Benjah Ninjah, Bass Mentality @ Whisky Dick's
DJ J-Bird @ Cabo Wabo
Mike Underwood's birthday feat. The Neckties & Chum Rukus @ Skatehouse Skate park
January 8-12 Mark Pitta / Suli McCullough @ Improv at Harvey's
January 08 Paddle Out with Ike and Martin @ Zephyr Cove Resort
Ron's Garage @ McP's
Tahoe Regional Young Professionals business meeting @ 968 Park
Shane Suffriti, DJ Lo G, Bassmentality, Fresh touch, DJ Fidgital @ The Grid
January 09 Trey Stone Band  @ McP's
JKC Band @ Cabo Wabo
Rustler's Moon @ Bar of America
Keyser Sose @ Moody's Bistro
"The Magic of Mountain Partnerships" Ski movie @ Squaw Valley
Matt Szlachetka of The Northstar Session @ Cottonwood Bar and Grill
January 10-11 Dippin' Sauce @ Bar of America
January 10 Trunk Monkey @ McP's
Pat Major @ The Beacon
Drought Relief @ Lakeside Inn
Helena and the Bear @ Naked Fish Sushi
New World Jazz Project @ The Fresh Ketch
Jesse Kalin @ Steamer's
Matthew Szlachetka @ Northstar
Anne Marie Sheridan @ Tavern 6330'
The Lady Crooners @ Cottonwood Bar and Grill
Fan Halen / DeeJay Theory, IJV @ Crystal Bay Club
Janusry 11-19 Olympic Heritige Celebration @ Squaw Valley  
January 11 Saturday Night Live vets John Lovitz & Tim Meadows @ Montbleu
Starship feat. Mickey Thomas @ Harrah's
DJ SN1 / DJ Angel @ Peek Tahoe
A La Lune (reggae) @ Classic Cue
The Lady Crooners @ Divided Sky
Drinking With Clowns @ 7800 at Kirkwood
Workin Minerva @ 968 Park
4-way Street @ McP's
Jesse Kalin @ The Beacon
Little Town @ Steamers
Ike and Martin @ Lone Eagle Grill
Jo Mamma @ Northstar
Backcountry skiing demo event @ Alpine Meadows
Vinyl DJ night feat. Nomad, DJ JD, Rundown, Chango, Paul @ The Grid
Afrofunk Experience @ Crystal Bay Club
January 12 DJ Chris English @ cabo Wabo
Matthew Szlachetka @ Northstar

January 13 Cash Only band @ Cabo Wabo
January 14 Motorhome Music, Tyeze, Jaekwon the Chief @ Whisky Dick's
Gene Warren @ McP's
DJ J-Bird @ Cabo Wabo
Ike and Martin @ Lone Eagle Grill
January 15-19 Graham Elwood / Annie Lederman @ Improv at Harvey's
January 15 The Goodal Boys @ McP's
Motorhome Music, Joe Snarky, Aux, IJV @ The Grid
Dead Winter Carpenters, Jellybread, Carolyn Wonderland @ Crystal Bay Club
January 16 Mo Funk, DJ Sonar, DJ Flysofee @ Rojo's
Northstar @ McP's
Rustler's Moon @ Bar of American
Besides The Girl feat. Todd Wees @ Cottonwood Bar & Grill
Comedy night w/ Willie Barcena @ Crystal Bay Club
January 17-18 Coverelli / Dolan Band @ Bar of America
January 17 The California Honeydrops @ Tep's Villa Roma
Theresa Bell @ Naked Fish Sushi
JT Chevalier @ Steamers
The Upshots @ McP's
Full Moon Party w/ Eric Andersen @ West Shore Cafe
Moon Gravy @ Cottonwood Bar & Grill
Ike and Martin @ Northstar
DJ Rundown, Mr Rooney @ Hacienda del lago
Downbeat @ Crystal Bay Club
January 18 Blood, Sweat and Tears w/ Bo Bice @ Montbleu
Booker T Jones @ Harrah's
DJ Rick Gee / DJ SN1 @ Peek Tahoe
Calabrese, Bionic Gorilla, Neutralboy @ Classic Cue
Mark Sexton Band @ Divided Sky
Vinnie @ The Fresh Ketch
Pat Ellis w/ Blue Frog Blues Band @ McP's
Groovebox @ 7800 at Kirkwood
Julie Courtney and Doug Nichols @ Cottonwood Bar & Grill
Serina Dawn Band @ Northstar
Tea Leaf Green, Moon Taxi / Soft White Sixties, The Meat Packers @ Crystal bay Club    
January 19 DJ Chris English @ Cabo Wabo
Mark Sexton Band @ Squaw Valley
Doc's Holiday @ Northstar
"LA Buzz Band" Miner @ Crystal Bay Club
January 20 Cash Only Band @ Cabo Wabo
January 21 Stylust Beats, Hypha, Irieyes @ Whisky Dick's
Glen Smith @ McP's
DJ J-Bird @ Cabo Wabo
Funky Furry Jungle Fever party w/ The All Good Funk Alliance and Jeremy Curl @ Hacienda del Lago
January 22-26 Bobby Collins / Ahmed Bharoocha @ Improv at Harvey's
January 22 Tone Cookin @ McP's
Hypha, Irieyes (Mindfull Massive), Multipleks, Fidgital, Shane Suffriti @ The Grid
January 23 Harmony Road @ McP's
Rustler's Moon @ Bar of America
Donna Axton and Company @ Cottonwood Bar and Grill
January 24-25 Jesse Kalin @ The Beacon
Fish Out of Water @ Bar of America
January 24 The Mountain Men (feat Andy from The Tresspassers) @ Divided Sky
Dead Winter Carpenters @ Tep's Villa Roma
Ron's Garage @ McP's
The Electric Jimmies @ Lakeside Inn
New World Jazz Project @ The Fresh Ketch
Little Town @ Naked Fish Sushi
John Ayres @ Cottonwood Bar & Grill
Allen and Moore Duo @ Northstar
Chum: a tribute to Phish @ Crystal Bay Club
January 25 Pablo Cruise @ Harrah's
DJ Rick Gee / DJ SN1 @ Peek Tahoe
The Trespassers (bluegrass) @ Divided Sky
Lavish Green @ 7800' at Kirkwood
Matt W. Cage @ Classic Cue
Helena and the Bear @ 968 Park
Mystique @ McP's
Drought Relief @ Lakeside Inn
Aubrey Debauchery & The Broken Bones @ The Passtime Club
Little Town @ Northstar
Sex Panther, Black Boots, Chango, Micah J, Crispylicious, Tre Tuna, Multipleks @ Crystal Bay Club
January 26 STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) @ Montbleu
DJ Chris English @ Cabo Wabo
Neva @ Northstar
January 27 Cash Only Band @ Cabo Wabo
DJ Ryan Kenny @ Tahoe Biltmore
January 28-29 Saxy Frank Benvenuto @ The Fresh Ketch
January 28 9 feet of Smoke, Mr. Rooney, DJ S1nthys3s @ Whisky Dick's
2 guys will move U @ McP's
DJ J-Bird @ Cabo Wabo
Jan 29 - Feb 2 Greg Fitzsimmons / Gene Pompa @ Improv at Harvey's
January 29 Matt Haze, Subtropixx, Double Digits @ The Grid
January 30 Jackson & Jesus @ McP's
January 31 Ron's Garage @ McP's
The Roemers @ Lakeside Inn
Helena and the Bear @ Naked Fish Sushi
Matt Clark @ Northstar
Benjah Ninjah, Phil Harmonic @ Hacienda del Lago
Swankster's Ball, Electroswing burlesque / Mochipet, Knight Riderz, Stylust Beats, OG Krush @ Crystal Bay Club
February 01 Iration, Natural Vibrations, The Movement, and Micah Brown @ Montbleu
Toad the Wet Sproket @ Harrah's
Deep Fried Mojo @ 7800 at Kirkwood
Metal Shop / Purple Haze @ Crystal Bay Club
February 02 North Mississippi All Stars w/ Lightnin Malcolm @ Crystal Bay Club
Natalie Gellman @ Northstar  

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Eve 2014 in Stateline

New Year's Eve crowd in front of Harrah's (Photo by +Joe V )
Every New Year's weekend the population of South Lake Tahoe temporarily triples to over 60,000.  With both #SnowGlobe2013 and Swat Soundscape and a full slate of parties on the schedule  in town that night and an unusually warm 24F low temperature turnout for the traditional Stateline celebration was exceptionally high.

I started the evening at Heavenly Village's 9PM "New York New Year's" celebration, which counts down to the new year in New York by sending a lighted gondola car from the top of the mountain to the last pole by midnight, when they set off a pretty spectacular 10 minute fireworks display

After finishing what locals call "Skim Milk New Year's" I went home and grabbed my buddy Joe, who had never been to a New Year's Eve in Lake Tahoe before and we set off on foot at 11:20 on a mission to get to California by midnight and make a video on the way.

We didn't quite make it to California, but we met a lot of interesting people along the way before they had to clear all the tourists out of the street with a snow plow.