FNCTN’s first show at Lake Tahoe Golf Course will be like a day on the green in a forest. Although January weather has felt like April, the show will be inside, in the clubhouse.
The Oakland-based band Forrest Day headlines the first show Friday, Jan. 23 in FNCTN’s semiweekly wintertime concert series which will be presented through April 17. Shows at the golf course, which is called the country club by Tahoeans, will feature live rock and funk. Electronica and DJ shows are at Xhale, the new subterranean Casino Corridor nightspot. Doors for all the shows open at 8 p.m. and the cover is $10.
A Safe Ride program is sponsored by Blackjack Taxi. FNCTN will give away a free round trip cab rides that will fit up to 8 people. Stay tuned to its Facebook page for a chance to win.
Named after its bandleader, Forrest Day has played all around the lake, including Commons Beach, Crystal Bay Casino and CalNeva Resort at North Shore and Live at Lakeview, Whiskey Dicks, and the American Legion at South Shore.
Since 2008, Forrest Day has released two full-length albums and two EPs. The music touches on several genres and the lyrics have a penchant for humor.
“One reviewer called it ADD rock and I would pretty much go with that assessment of it because it tends to be all over the place,” Day told Tahoe Onstage. “Our fans have learned to expect the unexpected.”
The band has been paired with hip-hop, rock, reggae and even bluegrass bands.
“Our music is so versatile that we can play with almost everybody,” Day said.
Opening for the country club show will be Big Sticky Mess, which on its website boasts “original funk for your ear hole.”
The band has resumed traveling with Mickey, an English bulldog and mastiff mix who is “an altogether well-tempered beast,” Day said. For a while, when the group toured, the dog stayed home with Day’s girlfriend. However, the girlfriend is out of the picture, and Mickey is back on the road.
The FNCTN Winter Music Series returns to Xhale on Friday, Feb. 6 with Shoe Scene Symphony, Otus and Jami Deep.