Richard Blair recreates Truckee history in song

The opening track on Richard Blair’s newest album begins with deftly fingerpicked acoustic guitar. His smooth, yet weathered, voice enters in harmony on “Pony...

‘Dirt Circus’ | A freaky speakeasy menagerie

“As on all the tracks, Roelle doesn’t just sing and play; he paints a picture and invites you to join him for dance and...

Easy Giant Churns Out Dreamy EP

The album, “Sierra Sierra,” starts out with a wavy synth gradually growing in volume until untamed drums crash 23 seconds in. Two bars later...

Blue-Eyed Soul of Sam Ravenna

On the cover of Sam Ravenna’s sophomore solo album, a cartoon version of the multi-instrumentalist dons interdimensional aviator sunglasses containing all of outer space...

EDM producer Memory Code offers “The Great Rose Window”

Incline Village’s Mike Adamo, the drummer for Mama’s Cookin’, Peter Joseph Burtt and the King Tide and The Truth Cartel, certainly knows something about...

The Original Mountain Music Storytelling of David Beck

An uncanny one-man-army’s slew of original material offers a glimpse into the mind of a unusual native Tahoe philosopher/artist. David Beck grew up in Carnelian...

Singer Activist Elspeth Summers Joins Friends for Debut Album

Reno-based singer/songwriter and social activist Elspeth Summers has released her first full-length album, “Round & Round,” self-recorded in a home studio. Summers collaborated remotely...

Easy Giant flies “To the Moon”

By the time you read this, Chris Emmington will be overseas writing music. The one-time staple of funky, hard-rocking, local cover bands has traded...

Moondog Matinee: Reno Garage Rock at Its Finest

In late 2015, Reno hard-rock stalwarts Moondog Matinee released both a live EP and full-length studio album. The recordings demonstrate the raw, emotional power...

“Mystic Threads” Weave Together Soul and song

A random trip to Ananda Village in the Sierra Nevada foothills has led one local musician on a life-changing journey through energy and sound...