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It’s time to go off the beaten path! Yes, there are still discoveries to be made. There are new, unknown, unheralded bands to see before they blow up and have their songs blasting in every ear bud, before they’re headlining every festival and are selling out every venue from Tokyo to Tulsa. There are new songs to hear, in places you’ve never heard them. There’s the food you’ve never had from the chef of that one restaurant you’ve been meaning to try. I mean, you never even knew half these bands and restaurants and venues and artists were even here in the Biggest Little City. That’s the spirit of the Off Beat Arts & Music Festival. It’s a citywide, multi-venue festival that’s all about discovering the amazing new things being created right here in Reno – music, food, art and more. Performances are at a mix of venues from small bars to large theaters, from art galleries to restaurants and even shops, creating a “festival crawl” where you can see a number of bands at different venues around the core of Reno. Go off the beaten path and make some new discoveries.

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bands, djs & songwriters The Off Beat Festival bill is all killer and no filler, with a genre-blurring assemblage of locals, indie label artists, future household names and sleepers, ready to rock the stage. Add to that, a stellar list of electrifying national touring acts and some of the music industry’s brightest young stars, and we believe we’ve struck a chord that will thrill audiences, and deliver a message to the world that the Off Beat Festival has arrived! This is your chance to see and listen to over 100 performances by bands, DJs and songwriters, performing on 15 different stages at venues simultaneously around downtown Reno. See you at the show!


The Polish Ambassador The Polish Ambassador (real name David Sugalski) is raising the bar for what it means to be a professionally touring musician. Sure, the electronic musician lays claim to producing the sweetest beats this side of the Milky Way Galaxy, but the world’s funkiest diplomat is also using his popularity to steer the millennial generation toward a nourishing and sustainable way of relating with art, community and the planet. From birthing the Permaculture Action Movement (a movement where the energy of show/festival goers is catalyzed into community action), to creating a program where nutritious beverage options are available at music venues on a routed TPA tour, the ambassador is using his clout to make real, tangible change, and along the way inspiring hundreds of thousands.

The veils The Veils are a London-based indie/alternative band fronted by lead singer and songwriter Finn Andrews. They are known for their chaotic and highly cathartic live performances and Finn’s often scarily possessed stage presence. Head of Rough Trade Records Geoff Travis has referred to Finn as “a young but maturing real artist in the vein of Nick Cave and David Bowie

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Skratch bastid Over the past 15 years, Canada’s own Skratch Bastid has been spreading his skills and name around the world, one sweaty crowd at a time. What first started at DJ competitions like DMC, ITF, and Scribble Jam where he became a certified entertainer and show favorite has now affected the four corners of the globe, establishing him as a “DJ’s DJ” and a true master of the craft recognized by the best in the game.

The last internationale Founded by NYC natives Delila Paz & Edgey Pires, TLI quickly forged a reputation for poetic, socially conscious songs & explosive live performances… “The Last Internationale are one of my favorites in the next wave of rebel rockers. They’re raw and real and mix East Village rock sensibilities with Battleship Potemkin firepower” – Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, SSSC, The Nightwatchman).

The Main Squeeze Seamlessly blending funk, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, The Main Squeeze promises to keep your body moving with their infectious, feel-good musical gumbo. The Chicago-based band has been winning fans over with their unique musical blend since their formation a few years ago. In the five years since the band’s inception, The Main Squeeze has attracted a remarkably loyal and ever growing national fan base. The rabid following is no surprise as the band boasts a unique sound that is equal parts soul, funk and rock ‘n’ roll – think Stevie Wonder meets Red Hot Chili Peppers. Further, their high-energy live shows that showcase each member’s virtuosic talent — with soulful vocals, intricate jams, tight grooves and powerful solos — always leave their audiences awestruck.


con brio Formed in 2013, Con Brio is the offspring of seven musicians with diverse backgrounds but a shared love for the vibrant Bay Area funk and psychedelicsoul sound pioneered by groups like Sly & the Family Stone. By 2015, when the band self-produced their debut EP, Kiss the Sun, Con Brio had already become a West Coast institution on the strength of their magnetic live show, with McCarter’s swiveling hips, splits and backflips earning him frequent comparisons to a young Michael Jackson or James Brown. After a busy 2015 spent touring the U.S. and Europe, playing alongside veterans Galactic and Fishbone, and racking up critical acclaim on proving grounds like Austin City Limits — where PopMatters declared Con Brio “the best new live band in America” — they headed home to parlay their momentum, chemistry and tight live sound into a full-length record.

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LOLO From Jackson, TN, LOLO is a show-stopping singer who has “so much music flowing through [her] that it fills two people” (Associated Press). With a daring and emotionally charged voice, her music evokes a hot southern night – rough around the edges but with a velvety quality that soothes the soul.


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lsd & the search for god LSD and the Search for God hit the Northern California coast in 2005––seemingly from another place and time––dosing audiences with hypnotic performances built upon swirling guitar sounds, otherworldly drones, fuzzed-out pop melodies, and dreamy vocal harmonies.

stylust beats Known for his sleeveless, whimsical synergy with the fans, Geoff “Stylust Beats” Reich has been creating his own counterculture since he was a teenager. A skate punk and hiphop devotee, this groundbreaking DJ’s talent for fusing rap hooks and dubstep bass with multiple music genres has earned him the rep as a creative renegade carving his own path

L.a. witch “Dirty distorted country” — Dark Party “Imagine Kim Deal influenced by Nirvana (rather than the other way around)” — Los Angeles Magazine “Recalls the early ragged glory of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or the Black Angels” — Buzzbands LA

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the blank tapes THE BLANK TAPES is the moniker of Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, Matt Adams, who has produced over a dozen albums of 1960’s inspired surf-pop, folk-rock & soul on Volcom, Burger Records, Antenna Farm, White Noise, and others. Their latest being the psychedelic stoner nugget collection “Geodesic Dome Piece” on Royal Oakie. Along with his band mates, The Blank Tapes have toured throughout America, Brazil, Europe, & Japan.

the soft white sixties Five years together, and the members of The Soft White Sixties have rarely sat still. They’ve lived much of their life in a 15-passenger van, traversing the country, whipping up new riffs, new rhythms, new lyrics and then, almost immediately, breaking them out onstage. For these hard-working musicians, it was simply a way of life.

citizen zero When done honestly, rock ‘n’ roll can stick with you for a lifetime. It rides shotgun for the whole way, soundtracking those big moments and memories. Once you hear a Citizen Zero song, you remember it. The Detroit rock outfit—Josh LeMay [vocals], Sammy Boller [lead guitar], John Dudley [drums], and Sam Collins [bass]—deliver arena-sized anthems fueled by intricate musicianship on their full-length debut album, State of Mind [Wind-up Records]. Striking a balance between edgy grunge attitude a la Stone Temple Pilots and bluesy alternative expanse reminiscent of Kings of Leon, their knack for a hook immediately resonated with a growing national fan base.


Tango alpha tango Portland’s Tango Alpha Tango is best experienced amid a crowded room of sweaty guitar junkies. Logically, then, a well-mixed live album is the next greatest thing. Captured last year at local recording space Banana Stand, the performance delivered by the quartet tackles a sprawling beast in 12 songs. From the first bluesy electric-guitar riff in “Kill & Haight” to the gritty energy of “Black Cloud,” the record not only translates frontman Nathan Trueb’s ability to write a good tune and dominate a guitar neck, but also the band’s flawless fusion of blues and rock with funky bass lines and psychedelic keys.

jelly bread Over a few short years of touring, Jelly Bread has risen from Reno/Lake Tahoe area favorites into a powerhouse quintet with a high-energy calling card that delivers a high-energy, chameleonic playlist all over the United States. Jelly Bread’s distinct style is identified by a blend of desert twang meeting the urban tones of funk and rock. Exceptional songwriting and storytelling interlaced with four part harmonies, intricate “in-the-pocket” drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, tasty talkbox, “take-’em-to-church” organ come together into a sound that is downright appetizing.

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the grizzled mighty The Grizzled Mighty was formed in the fiery belly of an active volcano. From the center of the Earth they erupted, spewed forth like a flaming phoenix. Ryan rose from the ashes of destruction, guitar in hand, bringing the erotic riffs of Hades to the trembling surface. Faustine, agent of evil and harbinger of chaos, descended swiftly as a rain of fire, striking the roiling bedrock like the Hammer of Thor. Together they create a force that rips the very fabric of space and time. There is no escaping The Grizzled Mighty.

the americans “The Americans are part of this group, these genius twenty-first century musicians that are reinventing American heritage music for this century. And it sounds even better this century.” T Bone Burnett | Telluride Film Festival “Some of the best songwriting I’ve heard in years.” Ryan Bingham | No Depression

Levitation room Their decidedly hallucinogenic jams whisper and hum the same gentle refrains of their summer of love influences, conjuring up the cognitive imagery of sunny days at the park, spent with friends in a euphoric haze along with lyrics ad sonic mediations on life, love and self-awareness.

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the seshen The Seshen is a San Francisco Bay Area-based seven-piece led by singer/lyricist Lalin St. Juste and bassist/producer Akiyoshi Ehara. Their forward-thinking sound combines synthesizers, drum machines, live percussion, and entrancing harmonies to create an unmistakable fusion of R&B, synth-pop, and electronic music. St. Juste and Ehara are joined by five remarkable bandmates to create their multidimensional music: vocalist Kasha Rockland, drummer Chris Thalmann, keyboard/synth player Mahesh Rao, percussionist Mirza Kopelman, and sampler Kumar Butler.

the easy leaves The Easy Leaves are very top of the Country heap here in San Francisco, headlining and filling big rooms (Great American Music Hall, The Independent, Mystic Theatre), main stage set at last year’s Outside Lands Festival (Willie Nelson told them ‘We should play together again’!), CMT premieres their videos … But more to the point, they write, record, and perform incredible songs.

mojo green Mojo Green is a 7 piece Horn Driven Soul Funk Machine playing their own version of high energy horn driven dance music. Sharing the stage with some of the nation’s top touring bands and gracing the stages of the top West Coast Music Venues and Festivals, Mojo Green is quickly becoming a Soul Funk household name. Over the last few years Mojo Green has played over 200 shows taking their high energy, hard hitting, crazy dance party to venues such as ,The Great American Music Hall, The Grand Opening of the Hardrock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe, The Armory, The Sierra Nevada Big Room, The Sweetwater Music Hall, Harlow’s , The Crystal Bay Club Crown Room and the historic Celebrity Showroom at the Reno Nugget.


Annie girl & the flight Annie Girl and The Flight’s intense, psychedelic live performances of “crushing high-voltage lullabies” (The Bay Bridged) have made a mark on the San Francisco rock scene, where they’ve been featured as one of the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s Artists On The Rise, DoTheBay. com’s Bae of the Week, and Deli Magazine’s Artist of the Month. From their self-titled hypnotic folk debut, which was MOJO Magazine’s album of the month, the band evolved into a louder, faster art rock incarnation punctuated by garage rhythms. For its marriage of memorable guitar riffs and dreamy vocals, their EP Bodies was chosen as one of SF Weekly’s Top Bay Area Albums of 2015. The same year, Annie Girl and The Flight were hand picked by Laura Jane Grace to support punk legends Against Me! on a 28-city North American tour.

Lavish green Lavish Green, the meaning of a band. Living life and creating honest music for over 20 years, we continue to grind away and work hard to bring entertainment to a wide range of audiences. Whether it is on a huge stage fully blown, a high energy rock show or a more intimate unplugged setting. We bring an original approach to finding places to sing and play our hearts and souls out.

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Glitter Wizard Lipstick stains on the rim of a bong.

moondog matinee Best described as “pseudo-sexual anarchy with an inkling of lustful innocence,” Moondog Matinee is a band of wandering heathens from Reno, NV. With a Rock & Soul sound as derivative, yet undeniably authentic, the chaotic grace that exudes from their live performance will haunt you for years to come.

big sticky mess Big Sticky Mess traveled lightyears at rocketing speeds to Earth in search of you. Now, as if shot out of a cannon through the heart of a rainbow, the Mess is here bringing a kaleidoscopic mix of extraterrestrial hooks, vibrant grooves and potent beats, purely for your entertainment.

battlehooch Formed in San Francisco – the birthplace of psychedelia – it’s fitting that the six-piece collective echoes the city’s tie-dyed past in its own compositions. However, the group isn’t content with becoming a mere tribute to a time period they never lived through. Instead, Battlehooch updates the sound of psychedelia for a new generation, one that can now access dozens of genres and millions of songs with a few clicks of an iPhone. offbeatreno.com • 23


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David Dondero Few songwriters have experienced and expressed the sinking depths and uplifting optimism of humanity like David Dondero, and his ability to shine a light on the human condition (his own included) is inspiring. Dondero is best known for his narrative tales of America. Having spent most of his life on the road, Dave uses his staggering lyrical talent to paint tales of life in the US of A through clever word play and sarcastic humor (as represented in the album title) about some of life’s most sensitive subjects.

drinking with clowns An unique blend of Latin sound and funky rhythms that will send you grooving into the ecstasy of dance! From the thumping sounds of afro-american drums in the streets of South America to the smooth, funky and soulful beats of the North American urban landscape Drinking With Clowns takes you on a musical journey every time they step into the stage. The music of DWC is as diverse as the members themselves. Mixing sexy funky latin rhythms such as cumbia, samba, salsa with hip hop, reggae, rock, electronica and other musical genres. DWC infuse their audiences with electrifying energy!

Jesus sons “File these guys in the “apple pie, blue jeans, and motorcycle oil” section of your album collection. Utilizing strong harmonies and vintage amps, Jesus Sons sound like they would have fit right in at Woodstock. Still, lead singer Brandon Wurtz’s voice has a distinctive quality all its own.” – Molly Bergen, LA Weekly

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Matthew & the hope Matthew and the Hope is a Salt Lake City based alternative country band that blends traditional country tonality with contemporary chord structures and lyrics.

gene evaro jr. Hailing from magical Joshua Tree, California, since 2008, a place in which many music groups from all over the world come, and have for years, in search of the quiet spirit that is the high desert, Gene Evaro Jr embodies that spirit with pure inspiration and creativity.

40 watt hype Born and influenced by the streets of Fresno, 40 Watt Hype started (out of necessity) at a backyard party by front man Aaron Wall and as soon as the music started, the people danced and embraced this new sound.

Achilles wheel Achilles Wheel is a high energy Roots and World music/ Rock and Roll band from Northern California, featuring award winning songwriting played on numerous stringed instruments and more drums than you can shake a stick at.

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Future Twin Future Twin is the music for the front lines. In a time when the word revolution is alternatively mocked, pimped, played-out and ignored front woman Jean Jeanie makes it like another world is still possible. She evokes just about everything great in the pantheon of rock and roll.

everyone is dirty Formed in early 2013 in Oakland, Everyone Is Dirty has been steadily rising on the strength of their hard-hitting home recordings described as “bedroom-tapes on bathsalts” and their explosive live show, distinguished by front woman Sivan Lioncub’s exotic electric-violin antics and emotionally charged performance.

black rock city allstars “P-Funk meets Town Bizness in a Hip-Hop polyglot of bass heavy Trap, Soul, R&B and Rock over grooves that make you move nonstop. The popular veteran group is known for rocking music festivals (and Burning Man) with their high energy, incendiary live shows featuring a front line of gifted MC’s that rip the mic with wicked lyrical interplay and tightly twisted vocal harmonies.” - Reno Tahoe Tonight

sneaky pete & the secret weapons Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons is a collective of musicians channeling original music through a lens of hazy funk and unending groove, all witnessed and interpreted from the peaks and valleys of the Rocky Mountains.


sisters SISTERS is an orchestra of two, and their togetherness is infectious. Within their first four shows, the Seattle duo opened for Allen Stone at Chateau Ste Michelle and played the inaugural Fisherman’s Village Music Festival; within three months, their lead singles, Back 2 U and Buzzard, were licensed by Starbucks, and within their first year, they were booked at Sasquatch! Music Festival, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival and Capitol Hill Block Party.

be calm honcho San Francisco trio Be Calm Honcho is on some kind of genre defying musical mission. “Falling somewhere between dive-bar-stomp and showtune surf(CMJ)”, “Be Calm Honcho mixes the warmth of West Coast pop with a heavy dose of jangly indie rock and a pinch of bluesy soul for a sound that’s nothing short of magical.”

Weeed “Seattle’s WEEED is a fitting, original tribute to the greats of the fuzz genre – namely Black Sabbath and Sleep – without ripping off their sounds. Instead, they manage to take the sound and build on it with their own touch of fuzzed-out, stoner blues madness. WEEED puts blues, early doom, riffed-out heavy metal, and psychedelic jam together with an overwhelming sense of originality and you can tell they fucking love what they do. Drone-y waves sit underneath huge riffs, cascading cymbals, and vocals that could hang out with the likes of Ozzy, Wino, or Cisneros.” – More Fuzz, 2015

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sugar candy mountain If Brian Wilson had dropped acid on the beach in Brazil and decided to record an album with Os Mutantes and The Flaming Lips, it would sound like this- all psychedelic pop Wall-of Sound and beach balladry.

frankie & the witch fingers Forged in a cosmic vortex where the psychedelic glory of Revolver, The Velvet Underground, Easter Everywhere, and The Notorious Byrd Brothers still reverberates, Frankie and the Witch Fingers create exhilarating sounds designed to induce mystical rapture.

kendra mckinley Kendra McKinley perceives a song like a painter views a blank canvas: an opportunity to expand an audience’s mind, to wash their thoughts in brilliant hues of blue and violet, scarlet reds and effusive orange.

elephant rifle Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock. Too sexy for shirts. Too sweaty for hugs.


asphalt socialites Asphalt Socialites are a current, epic new rock band based in Reno, Nevada USA. Retro alternative rock and new wave influences have infiltrated their stadium sound; layering raw guitar riffs with intoxicating synths and infectious backbeats. The band teamed up with Producer, Bjorn Thorsrud (Smashing Pumpkins, Dandy Warhols) for their debut album “Forever and whatever…” which was mastered by industry heavy hitter, Howie Weinberg (The Cure, Muse, U2, Gorillaz).

western centuries Round up a country band and an early R&B group with three lead vocalists, weave in a hefty amount of vocal harmony and witty turns-of-phrase, and let ‘em rock out like The Band.

lonesome locomotive Lonesome Locomotive introduced themselves to San Francisco in a big way last year at the city’s annual bash, Jerry Day. They have visited the Pacific Northwest with several tours, and have been a mainstay at Pet Projekt’s and RailRoad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween Ball in Placerville, CA.

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Failure machine “Soul, baby. Failure Machine has somehow channeled the ghosts of late great soul/R&B artists, dirtied them up (in a good way) electrified them. A grungier Sam Cooke, if ya get me. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. What is going on out there in Reno lately? Another example of great music coming out of one-armed bandit land” -Beau Dowling

nvo Since 2010, NVO has been rocking the scene with a steady assault of guitar, bass, drums, synthesizers and whatever else they find to channel the funk. The group takes an organic path to groove creation, always dissecting and reconstructing their sounds with the freshest tech.

flaural Denver- based Quartet Flaural is a contemporary blend of new wave, shoegaze, and psych pop. The band consists of Singer and bassist Collin Johnson, Guitarist Noah Pfaff, Drummer Nick Berlin, and Multi-instrumentalist Connor Birch.

bourgeois gypsies Featuring freewheeling musical wanderings through countrified blues, slinky swamp ballads and homespun hillbilly heartbreaks, the Bourgeois Gypsies mix slowburning, porchsetting music with poignant punk lullabies that make you tap your feet, clutch your heart and shake your head all at the same time.


swamp zen Swamp Zen combines the funk of James Brown, the song writing of Van Morrison, and the winding improvisation of the Grateful Dead to create their own brand of original dance music.

lounge on fire Steel cut, blackened and peppered, rock-hopped hipdipped cock-eyed funk-trunked flat-on-your-back pantsoff-dance-off machine.

lee bob & the truth “Every 28 Hrs In America hits the listener in the face with, well, the truth – not to mention a sick guitar breakdown” —> The Bay Bridged

nrvs lvrs NRVS LVRS spin a dreamscape of narratives, enveloping exactly what it means to live in a rapidly changing city like San Francisco.

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rigorous proof Rigorous Proof is a “Post Modern Alternative Rock” outfit from Reno, Nevada. The band is fronted by the mercurial guitarist and singer, Johnny “Harpo” Bailey, who some have described as “James Brown, Jimmy Page and Ray Davies put in a blender and poured into Syd Barrett’s paisley shirt.”

sun valley gun club Sun Valley Gun Club is a Northern California band that has arguably listened to way too much Pavement. Known for “endearingly loose” guitar-rock (San Jose Metro) and wall-of-sound live shows, their second studio album finds the band expanding their references.

greg golden band Recognized as one of the premier guitarists in the world, Golden has assembled a stellar band with members of some of your favorite classic rocks bands, including Frank Hannon of Tesla fame. Greg Golden - lead guitar Lead vocals... Randy Scoles and Paul Holdgate.. Larry Hart - bass, Steve Brown - drums, Jeff Montgomery guitar/vocals.

thick business From Boise, Idaho, sweet tarts Thick Business throws an introspective dance party for trippy sad sacks and party goers alike.-Beau Dowling

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the shames The Shames are an independent punk rock n roll band powered by super burritos; The band formed in 2009 in the heart of Reno, NV.

postwar PostWar sounds like your teenage identity crisis did after attempting 100 “School of Hard Knocks” burpees. Confidence Lacking Stress Rock. Or, Heavy Pop.

dad works hard Portland Oregon’s Dad Works Hard is trashy, disco infused hard rock with all of the shouting, kicking, and beer can crushing that goes with it. Consisting of Daniel Barker (lead vocals and guitar), Andrew Grimaldo (bass, vocals and keys), and Tyler Jensen (drums), this trio hails from different parts of the country and happened to meet in Portland, OR.

strange weather Strange Weather is the newest band to hit the Lake Tahoe music scene, and they’re hitting it hard. There’s been an absence of good old fashioned heavy rock and roll in the area, but the forecast is set to change.


schizopolitans Three men: one drummer, two bassists, three laptops, and a weirdo

jake houston & the royal flush Jake Houston and the Royal Flush are Reno’s premier Honkytonk band.

busking by moonlight Busking by Moonlight came together at a Knitting Factory show. The night was all about acoustic appreciation and at the time Mason and Nico were playing. Ken noticed this and jumped to action and since then they formed Busking by Moonlight. They all came up with classic rock and blues, but as time progresses, our musical influences change. They added Christian to their line-up a few months later.

crystal desert Crystal Desert is an alternative garage rock trio whose elaborate songwriting and manic live performances ascend their moody post-punk sounds into new artistic territory.

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killer whale “Baton Rouge’s Thomas Johnson moved to San Francisco and brought a bountiful sense of creativity with him. Recording as Killer Whale, Johnson crafts psychedelic rock-pop from a mixture of acoustic instruments, electronics, and layered vocals.

vanwave Hailing from San Francisco, Vanwave’s sound is that of the modern sirens call, infused with electric guitar leads, and folk inspired harmonies. Their dreamy sound is a result of their native northern and southern California roots. Most recently they’ve added member Allison Kane on keys and now have Sea on percussion, creating a special dynamic between four leading women.

4 piece puzzle w/ molly taylor Blooming from Lake Tahoe’s blossoming music community, 4 Piece Puzzle was born funky and strong and has been lighting up dance floors since its conception in 2010. The band’s original and dirty sound has evolved into a tight fusion of funk and blues laced with a heavy dose of psychedelic rock and jazz punk.

big search His last band, Foreign Born, played indie rock that sounded widescreen but low-key, like the National relieved of their neuroses, while his recordings with Big Search tap into a history of folk-rock that starts with Harry Nilsson and the Dead and continues up through Popieluch’s longtime friend Cass McCombs: bright, plaintive music, but muted, like a shirt faded from a little too long in the sun.


crush The members of CRUSH are only in their early 20’s, yet have over a decade of writing, producing, and performing their harmony-heavy fuzz rock on the West Coast. The band has played over 200 stages in Reno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, and NYC– most notably sharing the stage with major acts 3OH!3, Dev, and RAC.

el camino El Camino was forged in the fiery furnace of dirty blues rock. With their hard hitting style, Ryan Kronenberg (drums) and Simon Kurth (guitar, vocals) create music that could only be described as the love child of 70s rock and a dark alley knife fight.

twin engine Twin Engine: an array of West Coast musicians backed by identical twins Erin and Ryan Cassidy. Spawning from Northern California psychedelic pioneers Something Different. Twin Engine is an ever evolving collective of Jam crazy warriors as we attack the conventional norm. Be ready for some heavy improv and funky dancin’ grooves.

actors killed lincoln Actors Killed Lincoln are an alt-folk outfit from Reno, Nevada. The band’s music is a raw blend of acoustic folk melody and amplified rock energy, with diverse influences in Celtic, gypsy, and Latin styles. They’re best recognized in their hometown for dynamic, high-energy performances, and passionate choruses which they emphatically encourage audiences to sing at the top of their lungs.

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the fantods The Fantods are a trio from Reno, Nevada. They play old, somewhat damaged instruments in a style that might best be described as Hillbilly-funk fusion. Their repertoire of mostly original music runs the gamut from tightly arranged countryesque songs in the vein of Ryan Adams and Tom Waits (as if there were such a vein) to extended high-energy improvisations featuring the violin, mandolin and guitar of Ben Wilborn, the upright and downright funky bass of Joe McKenna, and the assorted percussion of David Newman.

the convulsionaires The Convulsionaires’ Amazingly Mediocre Freak Show began in January of 2014. The five founding members were and still are: Xtevion (Drum) from The Schizopolitans; Jellyfish (Bass) from Peace Mafia, The Joey Vegas Band, as well as thee mastermind behind Ein Hammer and Georgie Boy; Baldo (Lead Git and Keys) from Drinking With Clowns; Dave Cherry (Sax) from Electric Catfish, and a well established and respected Illustrator; and Extraordinaaron (Lead Voc and Rhythm Git) from Scurvy Bastards, Everskwelch, and Lack of Integrity. offbeatreno.com • 41


gentle spirit San Francisco’s Gentle Spirit, the project of San Franciscan Marcus Stoetz, brings us the sweet “Ram Van” video. A twinkling ode to lost friends, loved ones, and, heartbreakingly, pets, “Ram Van” is a procession of Bay Area scenery and computer-screen goofiness cut with shots of Stoetz himself and, at one point, an annoyed-looking cat.

aaron mark brown Aaron’s musical flag is firmly planted in the soil of roots, rock, folk, and even show tunes…. defining the borders of his own unique musical domain. Aaron has played with everyone from the Neon Trees to The Pixies (with his band The Invasion) and is currently supporting a new record.

Everyday outlaw Everyday Outlaw Is a North Tahoe based Outlaw Country band. A traditional Honky Tonk Country line up of Acoustic Guitar, Telecaster, Fiddle, Pedal Steel, Bass and Drums, topped of with Haunting vocals and a heavy dose of attitude. This band is sure to move you to your feet and pull at your heart strings in the same evening.

scott nice Mr. Nice’s creations spark a mix of Hip-Hop, Electronic Bass, Latin and Tribal musics. In his free time he enjoys scratching, making beats and long walks on the beach.

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campion Raised equally between London and a rural upbringing in Suffolk, England, Alex Campion found the ingredients necessary to construct the music he writes and performs in his solo project, Campion. A lonely boarding school education meant he had to forge an inner world where his thoughts and feelings could freely flourish, and that fertile combination of outward struggle and inner sanctuary is precisely what makes Campion stand out from the crowd.

cranialgalactic orchestra Ryan Hall-guitar, electronics Dave Adams-bass Jason Thomas-drums, percussion

mad alchemy analog liquid light show Mad Alchemy is an analog liquid light show in the great San Francisco tradition of Bill Hamm, Glen Mckay and Brotherhood of Light from the heyday of the Bay’s psychedelic ballrooms.

the utility players Reno-Tahoe’s #1 live and unscripted comedy show, The Utility Players, returns to the stage for their 12th Season on September 24th, 2016. Season 12 runs every Saturday night through December 10th inside Jester’s Theater at Sands Regency.


Ticketing Information Thanks for participating in the second annual OFF BEAT Arts and Music Festival! Tickets Can be purchased online at www.offbeatreno.com or at our local ticket outlets: Cargo (inside Whitney Peak Hotel) and the Melting Pot World Emporium in Reno.

Ticketing type and pricing: Individual Shows $ Varies

The cover charge for each show at each venue will vary between $10$20. If you would like to attend more than one show, you will have to pay the cover charge at each show. We recommend you purchase a General Admission wristband to have access to more than 90 shows and receive preferred admission!

General Admission $69

Includes access to all venues except Cargo. These will be available the final month leading up to the festival. Still a great way to see a ton of stuff without paying the cover charges at OFF BEAT. Redeem your ticket for a wristband at OFF BEAT Head Quarters at Cargo or at the Future Kind Village at West Street Market.

All Access $129

Access to all of our venues including Cargo. We will have a limited quantity of these wristbands, so we recommend you grab them before you’ll need to purchase Cargo tickets separately. Redeem your ticket for a wristband at OFF BEAT Head Quarters at Cargo.

Cargo show $ Varies

Each show taking place at Cargo inside Whitney Peak Hotel is a separate ticketed event. Prices vary form $15-$25 in advance and $20-$30 at the door. You can purchase the tickets for each show at www.offbeatreno.com. 46 • offbeatreno.com


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Cargo The Soft White Sixties

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3rd Street Bar

Brüka Theater

Craft Wine & Beer Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor Studio on Fourth

The Last Internationale

Cargo

Edge Nightclub

Morris Burner Hotel The Loving Cup

Chapel Tavern

Jester Theater - Sand’s Regency Novi - Eldorado

Rockbar Theater

The Saint

Shea’s Tavern

Stremmel Gallery

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4 Piece Puzzle w/ Molly Taylor Myths & Icons: Stories That Inspire

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Con Brio Chapel Tavern

Everyday Outlaw

Jake Houston & the Royal Flush

Edge Nightclub Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor Morris Burner Hotel

Cranialgalactic Orchestra Schizopolitans

The Sisters Doom Campion

Novi Eldorado Rockbar Theater

Lavish Green SISTERS

Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons Asphalt Socialites

Crush

Citizen Zero

Shea’s Tavern The Shames Studio on 4th Killer Whale

Flaural

Frankie & the Witch Fingers

The Loving Cup Kendra McKinley The Saint

Holland Project

Aaron Mark Brown

Tango Alpha Tango

Rigorous Proof

Be Calm Honcho

Everyone is Dirty

Arizona Young Record Release Party Final Flight // Tonguestide // Arizona Young


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Mathew & the Hope

Craft Wine & Beer Edge Nightclub

Skratch Bastid

Jester Theater Sand’s Regency Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor

Elephant Rifle

Morris Burner Hotel

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Novi - Eldorado Rockbar Theater

Gene Evaro Jr.

Shea’s Tavern Strange Weather

Studio on Fourth The Loving Cup

Dad Works Hard

The Saint

Jesus Sons

WEEED

Holland Project Recycled Records

Battlehooch

Thick Business

Stremmel Gallery

Lounge on Fire

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travel Eldorado, Silver Legacy, and Circus Circus: Reno’s Landmark Destinations in Downtown Reno and Proud Sponsors of the Off Beat Arts & Music Festival 2016

We are delighted to welcome the 70+ touring bands, DJs and solo artists of the 2016 Off Beat Arts & Music Festival to Reno this year. And we couldn’t be more pleased to be accommodating them in the signature hotels that make up downtown Reno’s colorful skyline--hotels that have helped put this city on the national map. We are so fortunate to have the The Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus family of hotels resorts and casinos as major sponsors of this year’s festival. These premier properties have everything visitors need to have a spectacular destination experience, from fine dining and comfort food at 23 restaurants, 27 bars and nightlife hot spots, Tony Awardwinning touring plays and musicals, to hilarious entertainment by top flight comedians, the Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus has it all! To book your next stay during the Off Beat Arts & Music Festival, go to eldoradoresorts.com


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Chapel Tavern

Sun Valley Gun Club

Vanwave

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Black Rock City Allstars Western Centuries

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DubCOliNG Jester’s Theater Sand’s Regency Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor Morris Burner Hotel

The Utility Players

WEEED

Glitter Wizard

L.A. Witch

Actors Killed Lincoln

Bourgeois Gypsies

Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons

Novi Eldorado Rockbar Theater

Big Sticky Mess The Convulsionaires

Mojo Green Voodoo Cats

Postwar

Shea’s Tavern Artist TBD Studio on 4th Big Search The Loving Cup Future Twin The Saint

Holland Project

Gentle Spirit

Sugar Candy Mountain

Levitation Room Lee Bob & the Truth

Failure Machine

The Grizzled Mighty NRVS LVRS

Gina Rose // Night Rooms // David Dondero


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Chapel Tavern Polish Ambassador

Craft Wine & Beer Edge Nightclub Jester Theater Sand’s Regency

LSD & the Search for God

Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor

Busking by Moonlight

Morris Burner Hotel Novi - Eldorado

Jelly Bread

Rockbar Theater Shea’s Tavern

Greg Golden Band

Studio on Fourth The Loving Cup

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The Blank Tapes

Annie Girl & the Flight Dad Works Hard

The Saint Holland Project Recycled Records Stremmel Gallery

The Seshen

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Schedule // saturday nov 5 & sunday Nov 6

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Offbeat Alley Art & Music Walk presented by Future Kind 1:30pm El Camino // 3:00pm Mathew & Hope 4:30pm Jesus Sons

Craft Wine & Beer

Offbeat Alley Art & Music Walk presented by Future Kind 1:00pm Kendra McKinley // 2:30pm SISTERS 4:00pm Killer Whale

The Saint

Offbeat Alley Art & Music Walk presented by Future Kind 1:00pm Twin Engine // 2:30pm NVO 4:00pm Lounge on Fire

Recycled Records

Fisherman’s Village Showcase presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon Campion // Crystal Desert // Tango Alpha Tango The Grizzled Mighty

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The Veils

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Edge Nightclub

Morris Burner Hotel

Studio on Fourth

The Loving Cup

Recycled Records

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Jester Theater - Sand’s Regency Novi - Eldorado

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Venues The venues selected to showcase the talent performing at the Off Beat Festival are some of the most popular nightspots in Reno. These bars and clubs represent the heart of Reno’s entertainment corridor, presenting live and electronic music with a commitment to excellence in programming, curation and mixology, ensuring that your Off Beat Festival experience will both sound and taste great!


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(775) 323-5005 125 W 3rd St // Reno, NV 89501

Built in a historic building that was once a slaughterhouse, 3rd Street Bar is downtown’s signature venue for blues, rock, big band, open mic comedy and more. 3rd Street Bar is the place to go for a raucous good time. With friendly, knowledgeable bar staff and a great environment, 3rd Street attracts people from all walks of life and is a major party destination before, during and after downtown festival events and Reno’s world famous bar crawls.

edge nightclub //

(866) 821-9996 2707 S Virginia St // Reno, NV 89502

EDGE has always celebrated the art of nightlife, staying true to authentic DJ culture, music and turntablism, choreographed dance vignettes, the art of great service, and a truly artistic approach to nightclub advertising unlike any other nightlife venue. With the redesign, our look now reflects our beliefs. 1920’s style meets 2020 tech in EDGE 2.0. A dramatic, almost theatrical look, bucks the current trend in nightlife of “big room Vegas” with a more intimate nightlife experience. A striking entry way welcomes you in to our ultralounge and just beyond, the main nightclub and dance floor. Welcome to EDGE. Again. www.peppermillnightlife.com/edge-nightspot

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cargo //

(775) 398-5400 255 N Virginia St // Reno, NV 89501

Inside Whitney Peak Hotel Reno The 1,100 person capacity venue Cargo, inside the Whitney Peak Hotel, has helped establish Reno as a viable secondary market destination for the best indie alternative, bluegrass and folk Americana bands in the nation. All ages are welcome, and when you visit Cargo you will enjoy the ultimate live music experience, with the finest sound system of any live venue in Reno. Musicians are truly spoiled at Cargo, “Sound, hospitality and guest treatment are some of the key areas we focused on when we launched the venue,� says Managing Director Niki Gross. www.cargoreno.com


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jub jubs thirst parlor // (775) 329-9444 71 S Wells Ave // Reno, NV 89502

One of the area’s most popular venues, Jub Jubs Thirst Parlor is divided into two performance spaces. The front bar stage can accommodate bands and acoustic performances, comedy and open mic nights. The 800+ capacity showroom, plays host to large concerts by national touring artists, headlining acts and local special events. Both performance rooms have full bars and the Jub Jubs décor is funky, hip and full of counterculture flavor. www.jubjubsreno.com

chapel tavern //

(775) 324-2244 1099 S Virginia St // Reno, NV 89502

Considered by many to be the best bar in Reno, Chapel Tavern – with its stellar staff of master bartenders – is one of the essential Midtown destinations for expertly crafted cocktails, a vast selection of premium whiskey and local beer, accented by a great social atmosphere. The venue hosts live music from diverse acts from country to special events and DJ nights and much more. The venue stays packed late and there’s plenty of seating at the long bar to accommodate the crush of hipsters, coeds and regulars who flock to the establishment to shoot pool, mingle and relax in Chapel’s huge outdoor patio area. chapeltavern.com offbeatreno.com • 69


NOVI //

(775) 786-5700 345 N Virginia St // Reno, NV 89501

Inside eldorado resort Reno NoVi’s versatile room is designed to accommodate social gatherings, private parties, live performances, dancing or a place to relax and enjoy cocktails with friends and business associates. The new interior finishes utilize wood, granite and decorative lighting that provide a hip and current feel to the room. Two bars are highlighted with red and gold backlit panels with a warm metal lit bar die giving the bars depth and shadow. The slick, sexy black and gold leather bar stools complete the comfortable setting. The raised VIP seating area includes luxurious tufted bronze club chairs and curved lounge sofas with a red patterned velvet fabric surrounded by lacquered black wood cocktail tables that incorporate a custom designed center bottle service platform. A raised stage will accommodate a wide variety of entertainment options. From Country Rock, Pop Rock, Top 40, Blues to Comedy, the excitement and energy of live music is on full display. The two tone wood flooring in a herringbone pattern in the center of the room can double as a dance floor or accommodate table seating for private parties and events. www.eldoradoreno.com/venue/nightclubs/novi


craft wine & beer //

(775) 622-4333 22 Martin St // Reno, NV 89502

Craft Wine & Beer is a bottle shop located in Midtown Reno. We carry many bottles of wine, beer, spirits, some soda, and even some of honey. Our favorite bottles come from small farmers or brewers who ferment good things grown by themselves or people they know closely. www.craftreno.net

holland project //

(775) 742-1858 140 Vesta St // Reno, NV 89502

The Holland Project is a volunteer-based, youthdriven, non-profit organization with a mission to produce and facilitate art, music and culture by young people and for young people. “It’s probably the only place you’ll see icons like Jonathan Richman, Andrew WK, Ty Segall or Future Islands on the same stage, the same week as a young band playing its first gig, or a jazz student playing a recital,” says Holland Project Director Britt Curtis. Recent bookings include alternative acts like Merchandise, Olympia’s Broken Water (featured on NPR, and on Sub Pop’s Hardly Art label), rapper/ spoken word artist B. Dolan, and LA’s goth-wave punk’ outfit Corners. With over 200 shows per year and 10,000 attendees through their doors to date, Holland Project continues to be the destination for alternative youth-oriented event programming. hollandreno.org offbeatreno.com • 73


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shea’s tavern //

(775) 786-4774 715 S Virginia St // Reno, NV 89501

Reno’s favorite dive bar always delivers a unique entertainment experience. Shea’s has undergone a major face lift in recent years, with a new patio out front, new booths, improved flooring and new neon signage. “We invested in our sound system and our stage about three years ago,” says General Manager Spencer Shea. “We put in a new stage and expanded our space here and upgraded our sound system...and have one of the best sounding rooms in Reno,” Shea notes. Shea’s features everything from hardcore, rockabilly, to reggae, modern rock and more is programmed weekly, with DJ nights and national headliners sharing the stage with local openers several times a month. www.sheastavern.com

the loving cup //

(775) 322-2480 188 California Ave // Reno, NV 89509

One of the newest additions to downtown’s arts district, The Loving Cup specializes in classic, superbly crafted cocktails and the best live local music in all genres, in a laid back atmosphere. The venue’s dark intimate ambiance is perfect for daters, music fans social drinkers alike. The spacious patio is well-lit and the music inside is piped outside, keeping people connected to the energy of the entertainment. facebook.com/pages/The-Loving-Cup

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the saint //

(775) 786-5700 761 S Virginia St // Reno, NV 89501

In the heart of midtown Welcome to MidTown’s new cultural hub. The Saint first and foremost is a local taproom, bar and barrel house featuring Brasserie Saint James gold medal beers, as well as other local rotating breweries on tap. We also offer a fine selection of house curated cocktails, wines and craft bottled beers from around the world. At the heart of everything we do is music and culture. We will feature live performances and various dance parties. Be prepared for a fair amount of free shows, and at times anticipate a ticketed show. Together we will provide emerging and National artists an opportunity to perform on our stage and entertain our community. Tickets will be limited – when you see a ticketed event, we highly recommend that you jump on it. We are providing an intimate and exceptional atmosphere to enjoy very special opportunities. www.thesaintreno.com


studio on fourth //

(775) 870-2423 432 E 4th St // Reno, NV 89512

With some of the best sound and lighting in town, the unique performance space live streams all of the events and showcases put on in the 130 person capacity cabaret-styled venue. Bands play up to three days per week. Performers enjoy a spacious green room area in the back stage. The venue regularly features burlesque, comedy, live bands, local theater and charity fundraising events. The bar has a cool bar staff that have a blast making beer cocktails and a number of craft and specialty drinks. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays. www.studioon4th.com

recycled records //

(775) 826-4119 822 S Virginia St // Reno, NV 89501

Recycled Records is a secondhand retail music store that has served Reno/Sparks and Northern Nevada since 1978. The Main store has been at its current location since December 2012, after being at South Virginia and Kietzke for 24 years and short stay at Kietzke and Moana. We now only have the one store at 822 South Virginia Street in the Midtown section of Reno and we have never been happier. www.recrecreno.com

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morris burner hotel //

(775) 327-1171 400 E 4th St // Reno, NV 89512

In 2008, Jim “Jungle Jim” Gibson joined the Burning Man community and was profoundly moved and changed by the experience. Jim, 2011 Temple of Transition project lead Chris “Kiwi” Hankins, Vision (Alon Bar) and a crew of amazing Burners from around the world have transformed the hotel into a giant piece of permanent Burner art and it is truly changing the world. It has space for 19 live-in artists, 13 Burner designed hotel rooms, indoor and outdoor performance venues, and is just plain amazing!

rockbar theater //

211 N Virginia St Reno, NV 89501

Rockbar Theater is a one of a kind live entertainment theater, offering rockstar decadent settings, cocktails and cuisine fit for royalty. Live like a rockstar and experience every performance to its fullest. www.rockbartheater.com

BrÜka theatre //

(775) 323-3221 99 N Virginia St // Reno, NV 89501

In its 24th season in downtown Reno, Brüka has been named “Best Theatre Company” by RNR 19 years running. Central to Brüka is the commitment to the reinvestigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brüka’s Artistic Collective, which include winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants. www.bruka.org


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2016 Off Beat Arts & Music Festival Program  

Reno's Biggest Indie Music Festival! November 3-6, 2016. 15+ venues and over 100 live performances by 70+ touring bands, DJs, and solo artis...

2016 Off Beat Arts & Music Festival Program  

Reno's Biggest Indie Music Festival! November 3-6, 2016. 15+ venues and over 100 live performances by 70+ touring bands, DJs, and solo artis...

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