Sew up Knitting Factory tickets for Brandi Carlile
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 5, for three diverse shows at Reno’s Knitting Factory: Americana singer Brandi Carlile (Sept. 16), Bay Area rapper Berner (Aug. 20) and Get The Led Out (Oct. 4), a Philadelphia-based tribute to Led Zeppelin.
Carlile, who recently appeared on the David Letterman show with fellow guest President Barack Obama, is an alt-country singer who doesn’t know how to hold back.
“I have very little restraint,” she told us in a 2011 interview. “As soon as I start to play I will go all the way to the ceiling and don’t really know how to stop. I have to manually limit that. I used to do nine shows in a row but I won’t do more than three now. I know I won’t take it easy on show No. 4 to make it to show No. 5 unless I take a day off there.”
Carlile dropped out of high school and played for tips on Seattle sidewalks, collected emails and marketed herself before breaking out with a hit song, “Dreams,” in 2009.
“It was a boys’ game; there wasn’t a lot of chicks coming out of Seattle at that time,” she said. “Busking is what I did because I wanted to learn about music or about singing that makes people literally stop what they are doing. You do that figuratively all the time with a captive audience. Busting is a grass roots and extreme way to do that.
Berner had a similar start around the same time. He played open mic nights and in rap battles in the Bay Area before starting his own record label. He released 10 albums independently before joining Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Records.
The six-member Get The Led Out differs from many Zeppelin tributes in that it recreates Zeppelin’s studio albums, not a live show. Not even Robert Plant could mimic live what had come out of the studio.
Advance tickets are $32.50 for Carlile, $15 for Berner and $17.50 for Get The Led Out.
Tickets available at the Cal-Neva Casino Main Cashier Cage 24-Hours a day;
at Recycled Records, or by calling 866-468-3399 and online at
www.Ticketweb.com or www.KnittingFactory.com
ABOUT Tim Parsons
Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.
Tickets are on sale now for the first three concerts of the Carson Valley Inn Summer Concert Series:
June 6th - CMT Next Women featuring Tanya Tucker with Aubrie Sellers
June 26th - Charlie Daniels Band
August 19th - Trace Adkins
Click here for tickets http://bit.ly/2020CVIConcertSeries
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