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Hawaiian rock ‘n’ roll at MontBleu

Susanne Haala
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Iration will spread warm Hawaii- and California-inspired music to chilly Lake Tahoe.

The band performs at 9 p.m. Saturday with special guests Trevor Hall and Thrive at the MontBleu Resort and Casino in Stateline.

Each of the band’s six members grew up on the Big Island and Oahu and went to college in Santa Barbara.

“We just finished recording five new songs,” the guitarist and singer, Micah Pueschel, said.

Iration also will play its new versions of songs by Cage the Elephant and the White Stripes.

The boys of Iration made Santa Barbara their new home, attending UC Santa Barbara and founding the band, which has a No. 1 reggae album on iTunes, “Time Bombs,” and travels through the western United States.

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“California is pretty awesome,” Pueschel said. “We used to play on house parties during our college years and were going back and forth to Hawaii. California is kind of like Hawaii, there are people from all over the world.”

He said all of Iration’s songs are inspired by the Hawaiian lifestyle and life experiences with which everyone can understand and identify.

The band members spent a lot of time at Lake Tahoe while they attended college and used to snowboard at Heavenly Mountain Resort and Squaw Valley.

“We love the area and will definitely spend a few days over here after the concert,” he said. “Most likely at Heavenly.”

Tickets are $20 in advance or $22 at the door, plus fees