The Sam Chase & The Untraditional rock Crystal Bay Casino |

The Sam Chase & The Untraditional rock Crystal Bay Casino

The Sam Chase & The Untraditional performs on North Shore on Friday, Feb. 2.
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What: The Sam Chase & The Untraditional

When: Friday, Feb. 2, 10 p.m.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino

Tickets: Free


North Shore gets a taste of alternative music with Friday night’s show from The Sam Chase & The Untraditional.

For those who are unfamiliar with the band: “The Sam Chase has a voice like a nun on the lam with a mouthful of cigarettes and curse words in a lonely bar, drunkenly dancing next to a broken jukebox. His songs are scribbled, not written, on lipstick and sweat-stained motel bedsheets because he likes the way the ink bleeds.

“His guitar runs on diesel and leaks like the morning after too much whiskey,” states the band’s online biography.

The band, led by frontman Chase, formed back in 2007 and has released three studio albums in its time together.

“Hailing from the hills of San Francisco, California, Sam and his band, whom he lovingly refers to as The Untraditional, take to stages all over the country with a virulent and frenetic passion which many history buffs might liken to the Norse warriors known as The Berserkers, who were known to have fought their battles with an uncontrollable, trance-like fury,” continues the bio.

The Sam Chase & The Untraditional’s 2016 alternative folk album, “Great White Noise,” is the group’s latest release.

“Many sages and religious fanatics believe that it will bring about the end of days. Stay safe. These are troubled and unpredictable times,” concludes the bio.

The Sam Chase & The Untraditional takes the stage at Crystal Bay Casino on Friday, Feb. 2, at 10 p.m.

The gig is free to attend for guests at least 21 years of age.

Learn more about the show online at

— Lake Tahoe Action

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