The Alternates plays ’90s rock at Kiss after-party at Bar 24 inside Bill’s
August 28, 2008
One of Tahoe’s top drummers has a new band.
The Alternates celebrate ’90s rock music from bands such as Stone Temple Pilots, Green Day, Weezer, Radiohead and Smashing Pumpkins.
“I saw a niche there that nobody was selling,” said Jason Paul, a Los Angeles Music Institute graduate. “There are a lot of young people in town and not a lot of people playing tunes from their era.”
The Alternates’ fifth show will be a Kiss after-party at Bar24 inside Bill’s Casino. They will begin a few minutes after the conclusion of the Kiss concert Saturday, Aug. 30.
Paul, who graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1998, has toured internationally with blues star Deborah Coleman, Nevada casinos with Dan Rinehart, and plays locally with Shameus and with Jesse Kalin.
Paul has high praise for his band members. Singer Matt Bryant is a showman and singer much like Eddie Vedder, he said. Guitarist Andrew Fowler and bassist Mike Bryan used to play in the jazz band Out Of Order.
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“Andrew’s phenomenal,” Paul said. “I feel lucky to have found a young player who is so seasoned. He can play anything.”
Fowler moved away from South Shore when he was 8. He’s a graduate of the Las Vegas Academy. Paul enlisted Out of Order guitarist Bryan to join the rhythm section.
The Alternates will play the Kirkwood nights at McP’s Pub Tahoe on Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5 and 19, March 5 and 19, and April 2.