by Stacey A.
Arcata-based Naive Melodies is hands down my favorite cover band of all time. For brief moments during their shows (and occasionally after a few drinks), I convince myself I am actually watching Talking Heads play live. I've seen them play three times, and I cannot wait for my fourth Naive Melodies show this Friday at the Crystal Bay Club. They go on at 10 p.m. in the Crown Room, and it's free! I caught up with the band this week for a quick interview.
When did the band form, and how has it evolved?
The band formed in early 2011, mostly just as what seemed like a fun idea to try. We started off learning a lot of the earlier material, enjoying its edgy, upbeat quirkiness, along with other songs we happened to like. Much like it actually was for Talking Heads, being a 3-piece posed some limitations, so we'd play songs that fit our musical arrangement, often based on how authentically we could reproduce it. From the start, there was an overwhelmingly awesome response from the audience, inspiring us
February 14 - 16, 2014
The Insider's picks for the most happenin' events in town.
Make Valentine's "A Night to Remember" with Rambo Party Productions.
Friday, February 14th
Best Chance of Getting Lucky on Valentine’s Day
What: Rambo Party Productions presents “A Night to Remember”
Where: Lakeside, Tahoe City
When: Friday, February 14th; 9pm
“Prepare to GET DOWN. Prepare to DANCE NON STOP.” At least that’s what the promo flyers promise. The Rambo Production team throws a good party, so I wouldn’t doubt it. Music by Chango, Grubtron, Ground$core, and Lamb Chop. $5 before 10pm / $10 after 10pm.
Reason to go: If you have a date, this could be the best Valentine’s deal around; if you don’t, you just might by the end of the night.
Friday, February 14th
Best Way to While Away the Afternoon with Your Valentine
What: 2013 Pink Barn Rosé Release
Where: Truckee River Winery
When: Friday, February 14th; 12 – 7pm
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If you’re willing to brave the snow, there are several exciting art openings and receptions happening in town tonight!
Riverside Studios and the High Fives Foundation present the “Lion Heart Art Show”
4 - 8pm
Riverside Studios, 10060 Donner Pass Rd
A fundraiser for the CR Johnson Healing Center, this show will feature local artists using 12”x12” panels of wood to create masterpieces in any medium. From 4:00pm to 8:00pm during the downtown Truckee event “First Friday” all of the art will be displayed on the walls of Riverside Studios and available for purchase for $100.00 per panel on a first come first serve basis.
A portion of each panel sold will benefit the CR Johnson Healing Center – a program service of the High Fives Foundation that provides resources for athletes in recovery from sport related injuries.
The show will also feature beats from 101.5 FM Truckee Tahoe Radio’s own DJ Treez along with drinks and refreshments.
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