RENO — Growing up in Santa Cruz, Calif. was a laid-back experience for the Expendables: surf, skate, party and play music. Since 1997, the Expendables have staked their claim in the California surf rock genre, to which they add healthy doses of reggae, punk rock and ‘80s-style dueling guitar solos. Their 2010 release “Prove It” adds a huge arena rock sound to the laid-back California groove. After years of touring, a steady stream of high-quality releases, and grassroots marketing and social network savvy that has connected them directly to the fans, the Expendables have amassed a loyal and dependable following.
Doors for this show open at 7:30 p.m. Friday and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $16 in advance, $37.50 for a reserved box or $18 on the day of the show. Buy advance tickets at the Cal-Neva Casino main cashier cage, at Recycled Records, located at 3344 Kietzke Lane in Reno, by calling 877-4-FLY-TIX (435-8949) or online at www.ticketfly.com or www.knittingfactory.com.