Speaker Child brings hip-hop showcase to Whiskey Dick’s

Tahoe Onstage

Speaker Child is serving up some hot, new acts on Saturday at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon.

Speaker Child is giving a voice to aspiring hip-hop artists from Lake Tahoe.

A North Shore native, Speaker Child (Brian Augustine) kick  started his own career in Seattle before returning to the lake, where his goal is to promote shows and help gain recognition to others.

In a free show on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon in South Lake Tahoe, six artists each will perform for 20 minutes followed by an hourlong set by Speaker Child. He recently inked a three-album deal with Ande Nickatina’s 75 Girls Records.

“A lot of the time, it is only the big guys who are talked about and there’s nothing about the little guys – I want to switch that up,” Speaker Child said.

“I posted an ad reaching out on Facebook and listened and reviewed a lot of artists from the Tahoe community. People might not know about them but I am going to keep showcasing their talents. I did that in Seattle. I thank Whiskey Dick’s for this opportunity.”

Making their Whiskey Dick’s debut will be Undefined from South Lake Tahoe, Lil A from Truckee and Coowey from Kings Beach. Also performing will be luv. from Kings Beach, Thurst One from Incline, featuring singer Kalina Potts of South Lake, and DJoseph. The host is Roots Lee.

Speaker Child recently teamed with electronic music producer Marshmello for a single, which will be on his first record for 75 Girls.

There is no cover for Saturday’s now. Guest must be 21 or older.

–Tim Parsons

  • Speaker Child
    Openers: Coowey, Lil A, Undefined, luv., Thurst One featuring sider Kalina Potts. Roots Lee is the host and the DJ is DJoseph.
    When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
    Where: Whiskey Dick’s Saloon, South Lake Tahoe
    Cover: free

    Tahoe Onstage

    Undefined is looking for a definitive debut at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon.

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    There will be luv. in the house.

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    Thurst One and Kalina Potts on on the hip-hop bill Saturday at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon.

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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