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Talking Heads tribute performs

October 19, 2017 — On Tahoe's North Shore, songs such as "Once In a Lifetime" and "Psycho Killer" will be heard on Saturday, Oct. 21: Talking Heads tribute band Life During Wartime (named after the song of the same name) headlines Crystal Bay Casino. "For Life During Wartime every

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Mexicano group Los Canarios de Michoacan headlines Crystal Bay Casino

October 19, 2017 — Get your weekend started with a performance from Mexicano group Los Canarios de Michoacan, a Washington-based six-member ensemble known for songs like "Todo y Nada," "Besos en Pastillas" and "Un Animal." According to the band's Facebook page, Los Canarios de Michoacan finds influence in family

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Grand Funk Railroad rocks MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

October 19, 2017 — Classic rock fans, here's your next gig: Renowned genre frontrunners Grand Funk Railroad will perform on Tahoe's South Shore this Saturday, Oct. 21. "Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard-driving sound, soulful

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Metal Shop performs a night of ‘80s hits at Crystal Bay Casino

October 13, 2017 — Travel back to the 1980s with a rock tribute performance from Metal Shop on Saturday, Oct. 14. "While Metal Shop is well known for recreating the great music of your favorite '80s bands like Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and Van Halen, there is so much

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Los Lonely Boys’ ‘Texican rock’ comes to Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

October 12, 2017 — The sound of the bluesy, self-described "Texican rock" artists who make up Texas-based Los Lonely Boys will be heard this weekend on South Shore as the band takes the stage at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. The trio — comprised of brothers Henry, Ringo and JoJo Garza

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Blues artists The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio perform at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

October 12, 2017 — South Shore welcomes a number of renowned blues musicians this weekend as The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio take a stage in Stateline. "For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group's distinctive and powerful sound,

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Local band Dead Winter Carpenters takes the stage at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

October 12, 2017 — One of North Lake Tahoe's own rocks South Shore on Saturday, Oct. 14. Americana quintet Dead Winter Carpenters performs its eclectic collection at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino beginning at 9 p.m. "Reminiscent of genre-benders like Jack White, Chris Thile and Sam Bush, Dead Winter

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Crystal Garden, formed by Dave Matthews’ Band’s Tinsley, rolls through Crystal Bay Casino

October 10, 2017 — Crystal Bay Casino welcomes rock up-and-comers Crystal Garden to its Crown Room on Thursday, Oct. 12, for a night of feel-good music. "Crystal Garden is the brainchild of Boyd Tinsley of Dave Matthews Band. "For two years he sought out the right group of musicians

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Skynnyn Lynnyrd: A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

September 29, 2017 — Go back to the classic rock era with a performance from a tribute to one of the genre's frontrunners on Sunday, Oct. 1, at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. "Skynnyn Lynnyrd has committed the past 11+ years building this project, learning, studying and breaking down

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Country Artists Tribute takes the stage Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe

September 21, 2017 — On Saturday, Sept. 23, the sounds of iconic country musicians will be heard in Stateline, courtesy of Reno-based Country Artists Tribute. "Country Artists Tribute is an all-hits, power-packed tribute to not one, but three of today's biggest country super stars: Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney and

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Brazilian group SambaDá performs at Valhalla Tahoe

September 18, 2017 — Another culture comes to South Shore this week as seven-member Brazilian group SambaDá headlines Valhalla Tahoe on Wednesday, Sept. 20. "Dubbed the West Coast's hottest Brazilian band by promoters, journalists and fans, SambaDá musically unites the Americas. "Based in the rich musical traditions of Brazil,

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Rap duo The Perceptionists performs at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

September 18, 2017 — Rappers Mr. Lif and Akrobatik make up the duo known as The Perceptionists, which headlines Hard Rock Hotel and Casino alongside DJ Fakts One on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The performance comes on the heels of "Resolution," the pair's summer release. "The first full-length from Mr.

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Punk vs. Metal — Fatal Four-way returns to Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe

September 14, 2017 — Fans of music that's a little rough around the edges should head to Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Saturday, Sept. 16. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the venue hosts Punk vs. Metal — Fatal Four-way, a musical event that pits four punk bands against four

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Michael Franti discusses social activism and more in Q&A ahead of South Shore rock show

September 14, 2017 — One of today's frontrunners in the niche of alternative music that borders on reggae, Michael Franti & Spearhead is no stranger to the Tahoe Basin. Over the past two decades, the band has played the region upwards of 15 times, according to frontman Franti. Ahead

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Indie / alt country duo Jamestown Revival rocks Crystal Bay Casino

September 14, 2017 — Jamestown Revival members Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance have been friends since the two were 15 years old. They went to the same college, launched the band, moved to Los Angeles and released their first album ("UTAH") by 2014. Two years later Jamestown Revival debuted

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Reggae group HIRIE jams at Crystal Bay Casino

September 7, 2017 — Southern California-based reggae is headed to Lake Tahoe's North Shore on Saturday, Sept. 9. "San Diego's seven-piece band HIRIE is ready to offer a global spiritual uplift. Melding the balmy island touches of its singer's beloved home — as symbolized by its moniker's first letter,

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Stephen Stills & Judy Collins make a stop at Stateline

September 7, 2017 — Renowned '60s musicians Stephen Stills and Judy Collins will take the stage together on Tahoe's South Shore this weekend as part of their first-ever combined tour. "This summer, the two icons of folk will celebrate the golden anniversary of their formative time together. Their joint

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Greensky Bluegrass returns to Crystal Bay: Q&A covers new album and more

September 7, 2017 — Michigan-based band Greensky Bluegrass returns to Tahoe's North Shore with its blend of rock and bluegrass on Friday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. The group, which formed nearly two decades ago, is known for its ability to mix genres and transcend classification. Prior to Greensky

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Jackson Michelson headlines country night at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

September 7, 2017 — Originally from Corvallis, Oregon, country singer Jackson Michelson had a unique entry into the music business: His older brother was a Christian artist and Michelson spent his time selling merchandise at his sibling's shows. "Touring the country at a young age lit a fire inside

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Valhalla Tahoe honors songwriters at annual celebration

September 5, 2017 — Valhalla Tahoe's annual Songwriter Celebration, which brings in songwriters from far and wide, returns to South Shore this weekend. "Songs have a profound impact on human experience and culture. We associate specific songs with major events and experiences in our lives. Despite all this, songwriters

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