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Modest Mouse shows what it means to be modest
For those who are into the indie-rock scene, Modest Mouse’s music video “Little Motel” is just another poignantly filmed four minutes on MTV. But for those in the indie-rock scene who happen to know of the Reno/Sparks area, it’s something closer to home.
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Concert Review: Underwood shows Reno why she is the female v...
Carrie Underwood stepped on stage Monday night in her stilettos with a pair of skulls etched onto the back of her white tank top. The country girl gave all the appearance that she was ready to rock as she started her set with the upbeat “Flat on the floor.”
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Classic meets country at Rhythm & Rawhide
Classical music will meet cowboy culture Saturday night at the sixth annual Rhythm & Rawhide charity event to support the Reno Rodeo Foundation and the Reno Philharmonic Association.
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Two times ten equals Tuna
Go to one of this weekend’s performances of “Greater Tuna” at the Studio on Fourth Street in Reno, and you might notice something a little strange about the characters.
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‘Idol’ winner from a small town comes to the Biggest Little ...
In 2005 Carrie Underwood took the “American Idol” stage for the first time with flowing crimped hair, blue jeans and a bright pink T-shirt.
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Good music growing wild like the trees in the local mountains
There must be something in the Tahoe water, because there has been a covey of bands springing up with an array of interesting musical styles.
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Arts in Bloom takes root on Mother’s Day at Marina
A whirlwind of artistry will blow over the Sparks Marina on Sunday with the sixth annual Arts in Bloom Festival.
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Concert Review: Ladies really do love country boys
Trace Adkins couldn't have kicked off his concert better, choosing "I've Got my Game On" as his opening song, which summed up most of his show Saturday night at the Grand Sierra Resort.
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Get a life – courtesy of The Used
Traveling from college campus to college campus, the Rockstar Get A Life Tour with headlining band The Used will make a stop at Lawlor Events Center Saturday night. Since kicking off at New Mexico State University on April 2, the tour has been making the rounds and will stop at the University of Nevada, Reno to rock the campus before winding down with a trip through California and ending in Arizona on April 10. Rock band The Used might be the ...
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Artown 2008 is a feast for the senses
Introducing the lineup of Artown 2008 events to local residents is like waving a tasty bowl of jambalaya in front of a hungry Creole. Like the famous New Orleans dish, this rich, artistic festival features spicy variety, interesting venues and hearty reprisals of past favorites. With a buffet of cultures and an elixir of artistic talent, the annual festival will satisfy people of all ages and personal tastes. Throughout July, more than 350,000...
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Dark karma hangs over ‘Pyramid Highway’
When northern Nevadans think of Pyramid Highway, it is often considered just a long, sometimes dangerous stretch of road between Sparks and Pyramid Lake.
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Reno maestro to make his grand finale
Years of musical knowledge, professionalism and passion will be on display Sunday and Tuesday in the form of graceful flicks of a small white baton.
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Concert Review: Tegan and Sara command attention
If it wasn't for the edgier, somewhat punkier, haircut that Tegan was sporting, only the faithful fans would have been able to tell pint-sized indie rockers Tegan and Sara apart.
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Concert review: Gin Blossoms show Sparks some love
As The Gin Blossoms finished their show Friday night at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, lead singer Robin Wilson verbalized the feelings he and the band showed the audience all night.
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'House Beautiful' gives art-goers design ideas
Straying away from the conventional definition of art, the Nevada Museum of Art will open its "Frank Lloyd Wright and The House Beautiful" exhibit Saturday night. In this exhibit, the American architect has created art that can be sat on and dined at, looked through and illuminated with.
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Young indie twins make their star burn bright
Indie rock/pop twins Tegan and Sara have found mainstream music success with their latest album, “The Con,” and the accidentally catchy tunes have added many fans to their already large underground fan base.
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Gin Blossoms aim for a new, satisfying experience with conce...
The music of this Arizona-based band was not nearly as hardcore as some of its grunge-era peers, though there was some drama.
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Bad moon to rise over Reno
Driving in my family’s red Oldsmobile Omega along Northern California’s Highway 101 is one of my strongest childhood memories. As with many such memories, there is a soundtrack. In this case, it is listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival on cassette.
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Gypsies bring earthy sound down the mountain to Sparks
Despite the nomadic implications of the band’s name, the music of the Bourgeois Gypsies has been kept in check by the fortress of nature that is the Sierra Nevada Mountains. When the band caravans down from Sierraville Calif., on Friday to play at the Great Basin Brewing Co., Mother Nature will be unveiling a great secret. “(Our sound) kind of falls between the cracks,” said vocalist and guitarist Arnold Mitchem. “It’s not straightforward folk...
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Local artist invites viewers to reach into her art
One wall of a home in Carson Valley is the canvas for a mural entitled “Vigna della Toscana.” A vineyard covers the piece, which depicts a bottle of wine and two half-full wine glasses that are so realistic that unsuspecting guests must reach for them constantly. “Vigna della Toscana” is the work of local artist Dianne Aguirre, who has been painting for as long as she can remember. Her parents had her try an assortment of activities, such as p...
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