Saturday, July 5, 2014

4th of July 2014 Fireworks in Tahoe

Lake Tahoe drew over 100,000 spectators to our 4th of July celebrations around the lake, but thanks to my photography buddy +John Cocores I was able to photograph and film the display from a private beach in the exclusive Tahoe Meadows development as an invited guest.

+Tahoe South's Fireworks display "Lights on the Lake" is famously synchronized to music, usually stuff I couldn't possibly licence.  This year they decided to feature local artist +Jesse Kalin so I actually got to use a piece of music that was really featured in the show.  (I don't know if this is where it was, I didn't have a radio with me when I was filming; but this is where I imagine I would put it if I was designing the fireworks display.) You can buy all of Jesse's music at his website

See all 20 images in my 4th of July 2014 still pictures gallery on Google+

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July 2014 in Tahoe: Billy Ray Cyrus, Sinbad, Carrie Underwood, Train

July 01 Unauthorized Rolling Stones @ Harrah's
Eklektik, Bassmentality, DubCoLinG @ Whisky Dick's
Chris Cain @ Squaw Valley
July 02 The Left Hand @ Rojo's
JKC Band @ The Beacon
Artist in Residence: John Holland @ Valhalla Tahoe
Gurbtron, IJV, Aux, Zebuel @ The Grid
Ben Fuller @ River Grill, Truckee
Comedy Night: Jon Schieszer / Will C @ Crystal Bay CLub
July 02-06 Adam Ray / Mark Price @ Improv at Harvey's
July 3-7 LunarBurn 2014: Elite Force, David Starfire, TekFreaks, Mystr Hatchet, Nugs, Kool Karlo, Vitamin Devo, Desert Dwellers, Freddy Todd, Wala, Birds of Paradise, Mumukshu, White Bear, Digitalforl, Keybo, Ratchet, Alia, Moontribe family, Flint, Bazooka Zoo, Capella, The Bonfire Set, Liquid Kactus, Jafar Thorne, Maizon Tech, Noise Agency @ Soda Springs
July 03 Lavish Green / Taking Root @ Live at Lakeview
A La Lune, The Hell Billy Bandits  @ Rojo's
DJ CHris English @ Peek Tahoe
Lake Effect @ The Beacon
Peter Joseph Burtt @ Truckee Thursdays
Tre Tuna, Jeremy Curl, LAMBchop, Gurbtron, Chango @ The Grid
Julie Courtney @ Moody's Bistro
Stan Charles @ The Passtime Club  
July 04-05 Red, White and Tahoe Blue @ Incline Village
July 04 4th of July Parade / Fireworks in South Tahoe
Sacramento Invasion ft. Louie Giovanni, DJ JB, DJ Elements, DJ A-One @ Montbleu
Reno Philharmonic @ Village Green
Black Star Safari, Groovebox, Roots Rob, 4 Piece Puzzle @ American legion
Deep Fried Mojo / Connor Party @ Heavenly Village
DJ Sosbeats & DJ Spider @ Peek Tahoe
New Eorld Jazz Project @ The Fresh ketch
Drought Relief @ The Beacon
Wine Tasting w/ Lisa Marie Johnston @ 968 Park
Ike and Martin @ West Shore Cafe
Pyle of Zen @ Moody's Bistro
Harry and the Hitmen @ Bar of America
Milton Merlos @ Northstar
Jeff Jones & The Band @ Martis Camp
Red White & Bass feat. Love and Light, Muppet Punk, Gurbtron, Trevor Selby, Tre Tuna, DJ Chango @ Lakeside at Night
Stylust Beats, Subtropixx, Aux, IJV @ Tahoe Biltmore
The Big Easy (New Orleans Tribute) @ Crystal Bay Club
July 05 Billy Ray Cyrus @ Incline Village Green
Sinbad @ Montbleu
Red White & Boom feat. DJ Dan, DJ Aspect @ Whisky Dick's
Abbacadabra @ Harrah's
DJ Chris English @ Blu at Montbleu
Tuba Luba / Patrick Walsch @ Heavenly Village
DJ SN1 / DJ Rick Gee / DJ Spryte @ Peek Tahoe
Jeff Jones & The Bank @ The Beacon
Just Jake, Zephyr, Miss Molly mae, Trent Baily, Tresa Bell @ 968 Park Hotel
Super Diamond, Angele and the Wildwood Band
@ Truckee Donner regional park
CREAM, DJ Step-Daddy, Chango @ The Grid
Beerfest feat. Lindsay Lus and the Flatbellies  @ Northstar
Neva @ Bar of America
Strutt Your Mutt Parade @ Incline Village
Zepparella @ Crystal Bay Club
July 06 Mothership, Black Pussy, Thick at Thieves @ Whisky Dick's
Pool Party w/ DJ Skribble @ Montbleu
Left of Center @ The Beacon
Trey Stone / Kendal Naughton @ Jakes on the Lake
Turkuaz @ Commons Beach
Neva @ Northstar

4th of July Weekend 2014 Playlist

This is not the full month, just July 3-6th

July 07 Cash Only band @ Cabo Wabo
July 08 The Parrotheads @ Harrah's
Jesse Kalin @ The Fresh ketch
Accoustic Jimmies @ Cabo Wabo
Tahoe Improv Players @ Valhalla
Studebaker John @ Squaw Valley
July 09-13 Rocky LaPorte / Ron Morey @ Improv at Harvey's
July 09 Thrive, Weapon @ Whisky Dick's
Screaming Meg @ Rojo's
Joe Craven / Hattie Craven @ Valhalla
The JKC Band @ The Beacon
Kevin O'Brien @ Cabo Wabo
Tahoe Regional Young Professionals mixer @ Straw Hat Pizza
Irie Rafting Company blowout @ 50/fifty brewing co
July 10-13 "The Servant of Two Masters" @ Valhalla boathouse theatre
July 10-11 Larry Johnson @ Moody's Bistro
July 10 Tracorum / Sierra Drifters  @ Live at Lakeview
Deep Fryed Mojo @ Rojo's
Dyer Maker @ Cabo Wabo
The Novelists @ The Beacon
Sneaky Creatures @ Truckee Thursdays
Rustler's Moon @ Bar of America
Stan Charles @ The Passtime Club
July 11-13 Art Tour feat. Eva Nichols, Ying Muncy, Tom Beebe, Loreen Thomas
@ Riverpark Place, Truckee
Nothin personal @ Cabo Wabo
July 11 Sil Shoda / Connor Party @ Heavenly Village
Prey for Son @ The Beacon
New World Jazz Project @ The Fresh Ketch
Roland Haas @ 968 Park Hotel
Jeff Jones @ West Shore Cafe
Drop Theory @ King's Beach
Native Melodies / NVO @ Crystal Bay CLub
July 12-13 Art, Wine, and Music Festival feat. Ben Fuller, Milton Merlos, Flamenco del Oro, Yo Lo Mambo, Aaron Oropreza, Arnold Mitchem, New World Jazz Project, A Thousand Years at Sea @ Squaw Valley
July 12 Spiro Gyro @ Harrah's
World’s Finest @ Heavenly Village
DJ SN1 / DJ Rick Gee @ Peek Tahoe
Drought Relief @ The Beacon
Darren Senn @ 968 Park Hotel
Sol Seed @ Cabo Wabo
Jason King Band @ Northstar
Wake of the Dead @ Crystal Bay Club
July 13 DJ Chris English @ Cabo Wabo
The Blues Monsters @ The Beacon
Serina Dawn @ Northstar
Mingo Fishtrap @ Commons Beach
Neva @ Jakes on the Lake
The Bank @ Truckee Ritz-Carlton
July 14 Cash Only Band @ Cabo Wabo
July 15-20 American Century Celebrity Golf feat. Aaron Rodgers, Charles Barkley, Annika Sorenstam, Stephen Curry @ Edgewood Tahoe
July 15 Caravansarai (Santana cover) @ Harrah's
Accoustic Jimmies @ Cabo Wabo
Jesse Kalin @ The Fresh Ketch
Mindful Massive @ Whisky Dick's
Homemade Jamz Blues Band @ Squaw Valley
July 16-20 Flip Schultz / Suli McCullough @ Improv at Harvey's
July 16 Dying Fetus, Solitary Priapism, Purification by Fire, Splattered, Blasphemous Creation @ Whisky Dick's
Gravity A @ Rojo's
Jesse Kalin Carson band @ The Beacon
Reggie Hall @ Cabo Wabo
Geechy Guy @ Crystal Bay CLub
July 17-19 The Garage Boys @ Cabo Wabo
July 17-20 "The Servant of Two Masters" @ Valhalla Boathouse Theatre
Wanderlust festival Feat. Big Gigantic, Thriftworks, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Hannnah, MC Yogi, The Yoga Slackers, Beau Campbell, Christen Edwards, Matt Giordano, Chelsy Korus, Jenny Saur Klien, Shakti Sunfire, Cameron Chayne, Hemalayaa Behl,Philip Steir, Garth Stevenson, JD IGA, Shane Sufrirri, Quixotic, Kevin Paris, Natasha Blank, RJD 2, DJ Krush, DJ HyFi, Mark Sexton Band, Jeff Liffman, RootHub, Serious Black, Garth Stevenson, Bluetech @ Wanderlust at Squaw Valley
July 17 Randy McAllister w/ McCoy Tyler Band @ Live at Lakeview
Artist in Residence: Photographer Millicent Meng - Behar @ Valhalla
Big Bad Wolf @ The Beacon
Slightly Stoopid, NOFX, Stephen Marley, Fishbone @ Truckee Regional Park
Thick Newton @ Truckee Thursdays
Joy & Madness @ Coffeebar Truckee
Serina Dawn Band @ Moody's Bistro
July 18 Carrie Underwood @ Harvey's Outdoor Ampetheatre
Funkytown / RocOfAges / Connor Party @ Heavenly Village
The Tresspassers / Lost Whisky Engine @ The Divided Sky
Deep Fried Mojo @ The Beacon
Miss Lonely Hearts @ King's Beach
The After Eights @ Moody's Bistro
Reggae Ambassadors w/ DJ Bigg Pfun @ Fat Cat Cafe
Sneaky Creatures @ Crystal Bay Club
July 19 DJ Pauly D @ Peek Tahoe
Frank Caliendo @ Montbleu
Jon Bovi / RocOfAges / Helena and the Bear @ Heavenly Village
DJ SN1 / DJ Rick Gee @ Peek Tahoe
JKC Band @ The Beacon
Platuras Hound, Kixis, Mumukshu, Nicolo, Loammi, Sebastian 3000, Wet Dreamz, Shap-er, DZL-13 @ American Legion
Bass Camp feat. Candyland, Kill Paris, MartyParty, Fiasko Daniels, Flinch, Aviator, Erok Lobe, G.A.M.M.A, Boggan, Conspiracy Theory, Kronyak, DATSIK, Infected Mushroom, 530, BPhree, Dead Robot, SubDocta, Stensen @ North Tahoe Regional Park
Neva @ Northstar
Paul Covarelli @ Moody's Bistro
Tainted Love / DJs Source Active and S1nth3sys @ Crystal Bay Club
July 20 Zac Brown Band on the Great American Road Trip tour w/ Clay Cook  @ Harvey's Outdoor Ampetheatre
Delta Nove / Connor Party @ Heavenly Village
Jeff Jones & The Bank @ The Beacon
Left of Centre @ Cabo Wabo
Drop Theory @ Northstar
Lebo and Friends @ Commons Beach
Little Town @ Jakes on the Lake
July 21 Cash Only Band @ Cabo Wabo
July 22 Space Oddity (Davie Bowie covers) @ Harrah's
Reggie Hall @ Cabo Wabo
Tahoe Improv Players @ Valhalla
Candye Kane @ Squaw Valley
July 23-27 Scott Record / Ronnie Schell @ Improv at Harvey's
"August: Osage County" Valhalla Boathouse Theatre
July 23-24 Drought Relief @ Cabo Wabo
July 23 Jesse Kalin Carson Band @ The Beacon
Beaucoup Chapeaux (European folm music) @ Valhalla
South Shore Riot w/ special guest @ Rojo's
July 24 Paa Kow’s By All Means Band World @ Live at Lakeview
Bounce the Boat w/ Justin Martin, Wick-It the Instigator, Keyser Soze, DJ Laura, Barisone, Miss Cooper, Craigslist Hookup, Coop Da Loop, IJV @ MS Dixie II
Deep Fried Mojo @ The Beacon
McKenna Faith @ Truckee Thursdays
Rich Robinson / Moondog Maitnee @ Crystal Bay CLub
July 25-26 South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic @ Tahoe Keys Marina
July 25-28 Bass Mtn Festival feat. Opiuo, Kayla Scintilla, Digital Rust, Nico Luminous, Nominus, 2Nutz, Hypnotech, Ratchet, Mumuksu, The Pirate, Hypha, 9FEETOFSMOKE, Bogtrotter, Tha Fruitbat, Duffrey, Bumble Bim Tim, Perkulator, Matt Haze, Trevr Kelly, The Originalz, Zebuel, Christafari, Intellitard, Duffrey, Irieyes, S1nth3sys, Odd Dawn, DubCoLinG, Phil-Harmonic, Benjah Ninjah, Boggan, Coop Da Loop, Nas-Ja, TYMK, Mr. Daniel Rooney, Aux, Gurbtron, Muppet Punk, Subdocta, MIZA, Gurbtron, @ Kyburz

July 25 Train, Striking Matches  @ Harvey's Outdoor Ampetheatre
Delta Nove / Connor Party @ Heavenly Village
Johnny O Band @ The Beacon
Zanzibar @ King's Beach
Reggae Ambassadors @ Fat Cat Cafe
Jeff Denson @ Moody's Bistro
Fan Halen / DJ Chango, Trevor Selby @ Crystal Bay CLub
July 26-27 The Wa She Shu It’ Deh Native American Arts Festival @ Valhalla
Matthew Szlachetka @ Northstar
July 26 Sierra Drifters / Helena and the Bear @ Heavenly Village
The Insomniacs @ The Beacon
DJ SN1 / DJ Rick Gee @ Peek Tahoe
Milton Merlos @ Northstar
Mama's Cookin, Peter Joseph Burtt and the King Tide / Zebuel w/ Smoked Out Soul @ Crystal bay Club
July 27 Key Lime Pie @ The Beacon
DJ Chris English @ Cabo Wabo
Leche de Tigre @ Commons Beach
Jeff Jones @ Jakes on the Lake
July 28 Cash Only band @ Cabo Wabo
July 29 Paperback Rider (Beatles) @ Harrah's
Paul Thorn @ Squaw Valley
Jul 30 - Aug 3 Nick Griffin / Daniel Kinno @ Improv at Harvey's
July 30 Journey w/ Steve Miller Band, Matthey Curry  @ Harvey's Outdoor Ampetheatre
Joni Morris tribute to Patsy Cline @ Valhalla
Miles Schon Band @ Cabo Wabo
Jul 31 - Aug 2 "August: Osage County" @ Valhalla
July 31 Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds @ Live at Lakeview
Bloack Star Safari @ Rojo's
Big Red @ The Beacon
JKC Band @ Cabo Wabo
Con Brio @ Truckee Thursdays, Moody's Bistro
Stooges Brass band @ Crystal Bay Club

Click here for the July 2014 Tahoe Concert Playlist.
August 1-3 Guitarfish music festival feat. Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, The Pimps of Joytime, Everyone Orchestra, The California Honeydrops, The Space Cowboys, The Mother Hips, Eddie Roberts West Coast Sounds, Lebo & Friends, Samba Da, Dodon Lights, Zongo Junction, Guitarmageddon, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Joy & Madness, Wheeland Brothers, Tracorum, Will Magid 5, Leche de Tigre, Con Brio, Jimmie Leslie and the Flow, The Grease Traps, Tim Snider Trio, Peter Joseph Burtt and the King Tide, Sonic Butterfly @ Cisco Grove, CA.
Tahoe Summerfest classical feat. Matthew Polenzani @ Sierra Nevada College
August 01 Leche De Tigre / Connor Party @ Heavenly Village
Young Shakespeare: "As You Like It" @ Valhalla Boathouse Theatre
the Wrinkle @ King's Beach
Ana Popocitch w/ The Steepwater Band @ Crystal Bay Club
August 02 LADY GAGA Artpop Ball w/ Lady Starlight  @ Heavey's Outfoor Ampetheatre
Naive Melodies / Patrick Walsh @ heavenly Village
Arden park Roots @ Steamers
Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin @ Valhalla
DJ SN1 / DJ Rick Gee @ Peek Tahoe
Lisa Marie Johnston @ 968 Park Hotel
Purple Haze @ Crystal Bay Club

August 03 Boston / The Doobie Brothers / Pat Simmons Jr.  @ Harvey's Outdoor Ampetheatre
Trey Stone / Kendal Naughton @ Jakes on the Lake
Mumbo Gumbo @# Commons Beach