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Backstage Pass: 40 Watt Hype

Band Interview & Blog Post by Kelsey Adams

On Thursday Live at Lakeview will be welcoming 40 Watt Hype back to our beautiful Lake Tahoe area! This band plays Alternative Latin/Hip-hop. A great combo if you’re looking to dance! This week’s show will also feature Tracorum, all the way from San Francisco – stay tuned for their interview coming soon!

40 Watt Hype getting the crowd on their feet at Starline!

When asked what their music is closely related to, the band replied that they are “the soulful stepchild of The Roots and Ozomatli baked under the California sun.” They combine English and Spanish lyrics over live original instrumentation, with a funky Latin and R&B twist. If that doesn’t get you to the beach for a free concert, I don’t know what will!

The band members (Aaron Wall-Vocals, Percussion/Jay Rossette- Guitar/Javon Davis- Keyboard/Sean Alderette- Drums/Pat Olvera- Bass/Robert Rufner- Trombone) are from Fresno, Ca. They’ve performed several different times in Lake Tahoe. At MontBleu, opening for Collie Buddz, Spring Loaded at Heavenly and Cabo Wabo inside Harvey’s Casino. “We’re all definitely looking forward to Live at Lakeview, the venue location itself will make this show very special for us.”

The Live at Lakeview stage is set up right on the shore of Lake Tahoe

If you haven’t been to the concert series before, our venue is gorgeous! The bands continue to play as the sun sets, which has got to be cherry on top of this killer event!

Although 40 Watt Hype band has been all over the country, they are stoked to be back in our town. “Tahoe is such a beautiful area; it’s one of our favorite places to play.  Every time we play here we get a great crowd response and meet lots of interesting people.”

40 Watt Hype – linked from Facebook Fan Page

40 Watt Hype has been featured on MTV, Univision, ABC, FOX and Nickelodeon.  You can also find them on the new Lions Gate film “Black Cobra” and Warner Bros. “The Adventures on Pluto Nash”. Their video for the single “Mas y Mas” aired on MTV3 and is featured as the theme song for the show Latino 411!! They have performed with Ozomatli, The Roots, Sundance Film Festival, Ludacris, Mayer Hawthorne and many others.

Along with winning many music awards this band has a very busy schedule!!! To help with that, they do what they can to relax and prepare.  “Before a show we connect with each other and talk through the set.  It’s always good for a band to hang out before they play so the connection onstage can be stronger both mentally and musically.”

40 Watt Hype – New album “PUSHed:Inner Ear Remixes” Cover

Their latest album is called “PUSHed” and is available at all shows, online and on iTunes!! If you want to find out more information check out the band’s website or connect with them on twitter and facebook!

See you Thursday!

This is Just the Beginning!

The biggest turnout at Live at Lakeview so far this summer! 7/12/12

The Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series has got the South Shore buzzing with excitement! With a free bike valet, tons of local vendors, a beer garden, and live music on the beach every Thursday…what’s not to love!?!!

Last Thursday, over 1,500 people attended the Keyser Soze & Good Gravy concert – it was the biggest turnout so far, and we are just getting started!! These free concerts have created an incredible vibe and give us all a reason to come together each week! The community atmosphere is truly what Tahoe is all about!

The New Place To Be On Thursdays

Did you spend last Thursday evening sittin’ around on your friend’s couch, wishing there was something cool going on in town?! Please allow me to spice up your life, because there is a NEW place to be on Thursdays in South Lake Tahoe and you need to know about it!!

Photo credit Dylan Warren

Thanks to the City of South Lake Tahoe and the vision of On Course Events, a local planning and promotion company, you can all enjoy FREE summer concerts every Thursday at the brand new park, “Lakeview Commons.”

The Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series will bring in a different style of music every week. Check out full schedule or stay connected with us on Facebook & Twitter to catch your favorite bands!

Fruition got the crowd up on their feet! Photo credit Dylan Warren
Locals have been raving, “Live at Lakeview is the best thing that’s happened to south shore in eons!” and “Thanks for bringing awesome music to the community!”
Fruition on the Live at Lakeview Stage at Sunset – Photo credit Dylan Warren

We are just as pumped on these concerts as you are, but it’s important you know that these amazing community events wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors, our vendors, and ALL OF YOU!! Sales from the beer garden and sponsorships from local businesses are paying for these amazing bands!

This is the place to come cool down with a beer and support an amazing community event!!

So when you decide to check out the coolest thing to happen to the South Shore, make sure you buy a beer or two from the beer garden! See you Thursday!

 

Bike or Hike!!

If you came out to enjoy Live at Lakeview last Thursday, then you saw that the FREE Bike Valet was a huge hit! With the help of Tahoe Youth & Family Services, we took in over 150 bikes and, unfortunately we had to turn a lot away from the lack of space!We love that you love our Bike Valet so much!

This week we are going to DOUBLE the size!! You should absolutely take advantage of this FREE service to keep your bike safe and avoid a long hike! Most importantly, riding your bike is the eco-friendly way to go!

This is a FREE service brought to you by Live at Lakeview! Tips are strongly encouraged, as they will benefit the local non-profit or charity operating the Bike Valet. Last week, you helped Tahoe Youth & Family Services raise over $100! This week, your tips will support the Tahoe Dream Foundation!

Show your holiday spirit by deckin’ out your ride!

If you plan to cruise over to the concert on your bike, be sure to show your holiday spirit by decorating your bike in a creative way! If your bike stands out, you could be featured in the next Live at Lakeview Backstage Pass blog entry!!!