For those who enjoyed the soft pop rock sounds of Brookings’ own band SnapShot earlier this year, don’t miss your chance to see them live this Saturday, Dec. 18, during the Stagelights Holiday Open Mic (see earlier post below). The band has been rehearsing for months to fine tune their collection of covers and originals, written by guitarist/singer Michael George. They band now boasts 12 original tunes! Here are three mp3s recorded during a rehearsal several months ago. Enjoy!
Archive for December, 2010
Don’t miss any of the following live music events happening the rest of December:
Friday, Dec. 17
Old Time Music Jam at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, 1 to 2:30 p.m. An opportunity for musicians of all ages and skills to play acoustic instruments. The public is invited to listen and join in. For more info, call Carl Rovainen at 541-469-6787.
Jurassic Country and Co. performs at the Elks Lodge, next to Brookings City Hall on Elk Drive, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Jazz duo Jerry Moffit (keyboard) and Gary Lowden (sax) will play at Nautical Inn restaurant, 16850 Highway 101, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Blues by David Pinsky at 8 p.m. at the Pine Cone Tavern, downtown Brookings. David is involved in many projects including band leader of the Rhythm Kings. He also plays “front porch blues” with his keyboard player, Gary Halliburton, and harp man Big Irv Lubliner. Free Admission.
Saturday, Dec. 18
Stagelights Holiday Open Mic and Sing Along at Harbor Performing Arts Center (Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center) 7 to 10 p.m. Musicians of all ages and skill levels are invited to play or sing holiday and non-holiday songs. Song books will be handed out to the audience to sing carols during acts. “Toys-For-Tots” collection box will be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy.
Music lesson sign ups and music workshops from 1 to 4 p.m. at the new studios of Stagelights Musical Arts Community, 617 Chetco Ave. The event celebrates the opening of non-profit’s new office and music studios. Those who sign up for lessons during the open house will receive the introductory offer of $75 for a month’s worth of lessons (a $25 savings). Those who sign up will also be eligible to win one of several door prizes, including a $50 Fred Meyer gift cards and a free haircut from Reflections salon. Everyone who attends the open house, whether they sign up for lessons or not, will be eligible to win one month’s worth of lessons for free. There will also be several free workshops during the event. This is a free event.
Local band Just Add water will perform a 9 p.m. at the Pine Cone Tavern.
Sunday, Dec. 19
Nick and Betty at 4 p.m. at the Pine Cone Tavern. The legendary Nick and his sax has been playing for 60 years with the likes of Fats Domino Ricky Nelson, The Platters, Duane Eddie, and the Fleetwoods. Nick was one of the original Coasters with Love Potion #9 and was instrumental on the songs “Yakety Yak” and “Charlie Brown.” He plays at the Pine Cone Tavern at 4 p.m. every Sunday.
Thursday, Dec. 23
Local melodic hard rock band Slow Children will perform at 8 p.m. at Ken’s Tavern, 631 Chetco Ave.
Friday, Dec. 24
Acoustic musicians Tom Boylan and Bob Tiernan (Holus Bolus) will perform at 8 p.m. at the Pine Cone Tavern.
Holiday music will fill the air during the Stagelights Holiday Open Mic and Sing-along from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Harbor Performing Arts Center, 97900 Shopping Center Ave.
The event is free, and local musicians are invited to sign up to play several holiday and non-holiday songs. Audience members will receive holiday songbooks so they can participate in sing-alongs between acts.
“We thought it would be really fun to expand the open mic to include holiday-themed music and ask the audience to sing along,” said organizer and musician Perry Devine.
Devine encourages individuals or families that have been practicing songs for their school or church holiday programs to perform at the event.
“Even if you know just one song, come on out and play or sing for the crowd,” he said.
A “Toys-For-Tots” collection box will be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy. Donations to Stagelights Musical Arts Community programs will be glady accepted.
One of the bands schedule to perform during the event is SnapShot, a local soft pop/rock band known for its upbeat original songs and covers. The band members have been rehearsing for several months, and plan to debut several originals written by guitarist and singer Michael George.
Past open mics have featured a variety of music genres including country, classic rock, bluegrass and blues.
Those interested in performing can sign up at the beginning, or during the event.
Stagelights is a non-profit organization formed in October, 2009, with a mission to provide and promote music education, enjoyment and enrichment to people of all ages, and to act as a communal center for established and aspiring musicians in Curry and Del Norte counties.
For more information about Stagelights visit www.stagelights.us, see Facebook, or call 541-251-3952.