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December 26, 2012
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Black and White Superball: 18 bands to ring in new year, North Lake Tahoe style

CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. - The sixth annual Black and White Superball will take place at the Cal Neva Resort in Crystal Bay on New Year's Eve.

Featuring styles ranging from heavy bass to funky grooves, 18 musical acts are set to perform on three different stages, including international superstars Tipper, the Pimps of Joytime, DJ Sabo and Fort Knox Five.

Also included in this year's lineup are West Coast and Tahoe favorites Love and Light, Vokab Kompany, Smasheltooth and Andrew the Pirate, Who Cares, Zeb Early and InI, Coop Da Loop, Bass Cadet, The Rhino and Miss Cooper, micah j, Bim Tim and Motorhome.

"We're very excited that the Cal Neva is not only hosting us, but letting us have a complete musical takeover of the resort," Fresh Bakin' producer Steve Emmerich said. "It's only here at this unique venue that we can bring you multiple rooms of dynamic music under one roof. Just like our Bounce Festival, we are bringing together acts and regional production teams that give this event an all out community and festival feel."

Headlining the evening is British composer and producer Tipper, world renowned for performing from his extensive catalog of unreleased breakbeats, hip-hop, and glitch music while scratching his own sounds live.

Also at the top of the bill is Brooklyn based, five-piece funk band the Pimps of Joytown, who fuse infectious groove lines, afrobeats, salsa, rock and roll, and electronic music to create unforgettable music that fast-forwards a seventies sound into the new millennium.

Additionally, DC based Fort Knox Five, a leading force in the international funk and breaks scene will once again bring their fusion funk, reggae, hip-hop beats and breaks to ring in the New Year.

Adding to the intensely diverse musical line-up are Tahoe favorites Love and Light, who will perform original glitch-hop, dubstep, and "lazer-crunk" electronica from their chart topping albums Galactic Booty Activation and Level Up, and live act Vokab Kompany, a seven piece hip -hop act from San Diego known for their collaborations with the likes of Cage the Elephant, Wu Tang, and Random Rab.

Tickets are $60 in advance or $70 at the door; a limited amount of VIP tables are available. Tickets are available for purchase at the Cal Neva front desk, New Moon Natural Foods (Tahoe City and Truckee), Mad About Music (South Lake Tahoe), The Melting Pot World Emporium (Reno) and online at

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Dec 26, 2012 04:06PM Published Dec 26, 2012 04:04PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.