All good: ALO brings Rainbow Girls to Tahoe Sunday night


ALO plays Sunday night in the Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

When Crown Room sound engineer Blake Beeman calls a band one of his all-time favorites, it’s time to go see it.

ALO performs Sunday at the Crystal Bay Casino. Tickets remain on sale but a sellout could occur.

The band plays a bit of everything fun. While the description takes many forms, the word pop always is used.

“We’ve never fit into any quickly digestible category,” keyboard and ukulele player Zach Gill said on the ALO’s website.  “It’s just a different kind of experience.”

Lebo plays guitar and pedal steel, Dave Brogan the drums, and Steve Adams, who also plays with Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, is on bass. Each member sings.

Its fourth album is “Sounds Like This.”

“There has always been a division between the fans that get to know us through our live shows vs. the fans that get to know us through our albums,” Lebo said.  “This album is going to bridge that gap.”

While ALO is well known to Tahoe music fans, the opening band, Rainbow Girls, are newer to the scened.

The band grew out of an open mic in Isla Vista. The group busked through Europe, playing in 15 cities and six countries.

Rainbow GirlsALO with special guests Rainbow Girls

When: 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room
Tickets: $22 in advance, $25 day of show

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.

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