Jelly Bread, Sextones at hometown Cargo

Cliff Porter, left, and Dave Berry of Jelly Bread. Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage

Cliff Porter, left, and Dave Berry of Jelly Bread.
Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage

This show is positively Virginia Street.

Two of Reno’s most popular bands – Jelly Bread and the Sextones – perform Saturday at Cargo Concert Hall in the Whitney Peak Hotel, the high-rise attached to “The Biggest Little City in the World” arch in downtown Reno. The show will be filmed for a television broadcast, “Live at Cargo.”

It will be Jelly Bread’s first hometown appearance since its “Here, There & Everywhere” album-release performance Oct. 9, at the Nugget Casino Resort. The show reunites Jelly Bread with its former sound engineer Todd Rold, who since moving back from Reno is now working at Cargo.

“It sounds great and it will be good to play with the new configuration and him running the place,” said Jelly Bread’s Dave Berry.

Berry and Cliff Porter started the band after playing together as a duo. The two musicians will open the three-set show as the band 14k.

“It will be me on guitar and Cliff on cajon,” Berry said. “It gives me a chance to play some of my solo stuff and we also do different takes on what we play as a band.”

The band name 14k is a reference to Berry’s and Porter’s children. Berry has eight and Porter six.

Mark Sexton of the Sextones

Mark Sexton of the Sextones

Speaking of youngsters, the Sextones are the group formerly known as the Mark Sexton Band.

“I love those guys and have known them for years,” Berry said. “Back in the day I thought of them as kids. They played a little bit of reggae. They’ve really stepped up their game with funk and soul. They are killer musicians.”

The Sextones are a veteran band now, playing together for nine years. The group changed its name in December.

“We’re the same guys, we are just rebranding ourselves,” Sexton said. “We felt like we were hitting a ceiling and we want to break through it.”

The Sextones made recordings for what will be its third album last August in the Prairie Sun Studio in Cotati, California. The 10 or 11 songs for the album are being mixed and Sexton targets spring for the release.

Related story: Album review of “Here, There & Everywhere. LINK

  • Jelly Bread with the Sextones, 14k
    When: 9 p.m. Saturday, April 30; doors open at 8
    Where: Cargo Concert Hall in the Whitney Peak Hotel
    Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
    Note: Concert will be filmed for the television program “Live at Cargo”
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    May 5 – Steel Pather, 8 p.m., $20
    May 6 – Reno Sculpture Fest Late Night 1, Big Freedia, 10 p.m., $20, 18 and older
    May 7 – Reno Sculpture Fest Late Night 2, Kill the Noise, 10 p.m., $25, 18 and older
    May 21 – Hoodslam Wrestling, 9 p.m., $22, 18 and older
    May 27 – Ghastly & Illenium, 11 p.m., $18, 18 and older
    May 29 – The Joy Formidable, 8 p.m., $15
    May 30 – Ziggy Marley, 8 p.m., $30, 18 and older
    June 3 – Y&T, 8 p.m., $18
    June 9 – The Opiuo Band with JPOD & Nas Ja, 9 p.m., $20
    June 12 – Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeros, 8 p.m., $29, 18 and older
    June 21 – James McMurtry, 8 p.m., $32, 18 and older
    June 25 – Hinder acoustic, Like a Storm, 9 p.m., $22.50

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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