Thursday’s Lakeview Loft show benefits SOS Outreach

Fish Out Of Water
Fish Out Of Water plays the penultimate show at the Lakeview Loft.

Lake Tahoe has been experiencing a winter wonderland this past week with tasty waves of snow coming down, but this Thursday, March 10, On Course Events is going to bring a little of that summer flavor with a show at the Lakeview Loft featuring Fish Out of Water.

The band has been visiting to Tahoe for a couple of years now and has hooked a solid following in the basin, thanks in part to its great performances at On Course Event’s Live at Lakeview Summer Concert Series. The band’s “Rophunk Raehop” sound of reggae, rock, hip-hop and other intricacies is perfect for watching the sunset go down over Mount Tallac in the summer and it will be a nice slice of summer paradise in Tahoe’s winter wonderland.

Cousins Kyle and Brandon Moon started the band after a several-months long stay in Troncones, which is near Zihuatanejo, Mexico, the fishing village made famous by the movie “Shawshank Redemption.”

Conditions in the village were conducive to practicing music. The floors were dirt and there was no running water. However, there was electricity and the nearby residents were tolerant about the noise from the guitars.

“We learned Spanish and played music eight or nine hours a day,” Kyle Moon said. “We got our first gig after about four months. We played Fridays at the Burrow Boracho (Drunken Donkey) for 300 pesos and a bottle of tequila that they would put on the stage. We were horrible but were the only ones who had electric guitars and amps and they had to put up with us. And we got better and better.”

The band Fish Out Of Water began in 2000 and now includes drummer Michael Turco. It has four albums, including one as an acoustic duo that sold well in Australia, where F.O.W. has toured three times.

The acoustic duo Mi Primo will open Thursday’s show, where local artist Will Eichelberger will create live art, his surreal paintings a perfect enhancement of the night’s music.

Proceeds of this show will benefit SOS Outreach, a local nonprofit organization that has been an incredible job of inspiring youth to make positive decisions for healthy and successful lives through adventure sports. This youth development nonprofit has helped to foster self-confidence, leadership skills, and positive decision-making in underserved youth and currently serves more than 200 youth in the South Lake Tahoe area, and more than 4,500 nationally, with its unique outdoor design.

“Hosting events that both benefit our local community and provide incredible entertainment is what On Course Events is all about,”  said organizer Leslie Schultz.

Admission for this 21-and-older show will be $10 day of the show. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance at Liveatlakeview.com for $7. Doors are at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m.

This will be the penultimate show at the Lakeview Loft. On March 18, FNCTN will present the Mark MacKay Band and the Roemers. Afterward, the venue will be renovated into a restaurant, Sonney’s BBQ at Stateline.

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