Are you a "country cutie with a rock n roll booty?" Well then this show is for you. Two of Reno's finest The Electric and Valentine Rodeo hit the stage at The Saint for a night of "a little bit country, a little bit rock n roll." Grab your boots, cowboy hat, and daisy dukes (guys too) and get down on the dancefloor. See y'all on March 31st...No Cover!!
Featuring Alphabet Cult
So when you see a man in a jumpsuit and full-face helmet rigged up with a telephone receiver come barreling down the honky-tonk stairs in a lifeboat while beating away on a hollow-body guitar, don’t get out of the way. Jump right in there with him. And as long as you live, you’ll never forget what he taught you.Taipei Times December 2015
ft. Alphabet Cult
Imagine Mary Poppins writing songs for Weezer during a cliff diving competition between Freddie Mercury and Tom Waits while Danny Elfman makes out with Indiana Jones during a game of Dungeons & Dragons. Or don't imagine that and listen for yourself.
21+/ NO Cover
Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts bring forth new energy to country music fans who love the heroes and outlaws of old. Influenced by the songs and personalities of legends like Waylon, Willie and Johnny Cash, they drive their sound with blazing guitars, gritty lap steel and a rock n roll attitude. “Modern Outlaw Country” is a term the band coined to describe their music.
After Party/Concert: $15 ($20 @ the door)
The Silver State Vertical Drop is an annual ski competition and community fundraising event put on by the Silver State Hotshots, a Carson City-based wildfire suppression crew. Justin Cutler, the current captain of the Silver State Hotshots, began the event in 2008 and it has taken place each year, this year being the 9th consecutive.
VIP Tickets: $90 (Includes After Party/Concert & more)
Basic Tickets: $75
fter Party/Concert: $15 ($20 @ the door)
Individuals or teams of 3-5 compete to safely ski as much vertical feet as possible in a 4-hour time period. There are individual prizes for those who finish in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and a team prize for 1st place. In the past, these prizes have been donated to us from companies such as Moment Skis, Patagonia, and Smith Optics.
This years Vertical Drop will be held at Diamond Peak Ski Resort in Incline Village, Nevada on Saturday, March 25th. There will be free food and free beer for all Vertical Drop VIP competitors—tickets are limited! This is the first year that the event will be held at Diamond Peak Ski Resort and we are excited about this new opportunity. Food generally comes from local deli's such as Sierra Meats or Minden Meats and Deli. The beer is donated from Coors and Great Basin Brewing company as well as some very special home brew handcrafted by Silver State Hotshot, Nick Callahan.
The Vertical Drop After Party will be held at The Saint, in Midtown, Reno, Nevada with a live performance by Coburn Station, a psychedelic rock band out of Truckee. The Saint is one of the new hot spots in Reno to see live music and Coburn Station was just nominated as one of the best new bands in the Tahoe area in 2016. This event is also open to the public.
All proceeds from the Silver State Vertical Drop go to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation—a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that provides support firefighters and their families in times of crisis. Today, the Vertical Drop is the longest running fundraiser that supports the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. Additionally, the Vertical Drop's early relationship with Coors sparked a nationwide campaign every summer in which a large portion of their profits from Coors Original beer is donated to the Foundation.
Along with the new ski venue, rockin after party line-up, and an early snowpack, the 9th Annual Silver State Vertical Drop is sure to be one for the ages. Come out and see for yourself on March 25th!
The Sam Chase And The Untraditional!
The Sam Chase has a voice like a Nun on the lam with a mouthful cigarettes and curse words in a lonely bar, drunkenly dancing next to a broken jukebox. His songs are scribbled, not written, on lipstick and sweat stained motel bedsheets because he likes the way the ink bleeds. His guitar runs on diesel and leaks like the morning after too much Whiskey. His is a show you'll probably want to tattoo on your body so everyone will know that you knew him before he was cool.
His backing band, The Untraditional, are descended from Norse Warriors known as The Berserkers. Old Norse literature and historians note that Berserkers fought with an uncontrollable, trance-like fury. They would work themselves into a rage before battle, consuming drugged foods, and dressed in nothing but their enemies blood. The Untraditional follow their ancestors ancient practices before every show.
Little is known about the night he was conceived because, frankly it is nobodies damn business. However, there are at least two people who had the foresight to procreate at just the right moment, when all of those dimly lit specs of light in the sky held a position just long enough to time stamp a genetic code and shoot it down from the cold, empty heavens to create another poor soul, destined to live and die out here on this cold rock, twirling violently in the vast emptiness of space.
Then he was born. He should have been born at the top of a mountain during a lightning storm. Where he actually was born was incredibly un-exciting so let's all pretend that he was born on the top of a mountain during a lightning storm. It is good to start your life story with an epic moment, even if it is entirely fabricated.
He began to write music at the age of 14. He still has every scrap of paper he scribbled his terrible lyrics on and on occasion can even recall the infantile melodies and riffs that accompanied them.
The release of his first album in 2009, HELLA SOLO, was an amalgamation of many of the songs that he wrote and recorded in his room from the ages of 19 to 25. Most songs were recorded late in the night. Most times there was alcohol involved. What came of those 19 lonely, depressing songs became the jumpstart to THE SAM CHASE and the many live shows that followed.
In 2010, he came out with his second album, TESTICULAR FORTITUDE, which was more of the same. They were songs that sat rotting on his hard drive that probably shouldn't have ever seen the light of day, or the soft underbelly of a burnable compact disc.
In 2012, came the release of his long awaited first studio album, THE SAM CHASE WILL LEAD US TO VICTORY and needless to say, it totally ruled.
Not more than 1 year later, THE SAM CHASE WILL NEVER DIE was unleashed on the unsuspecting public and pandemonium broke loose.
Since then the band has played many amazing shows, including a few tours to far a way places. In their trusty Dodge Van named Big Russ they conquered SXSW in 2013, the Kate Wolf Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Outside Lands, and so many others. The band also won some local awards for their music. In may of 2013 they won "Best Band" in the SF Weekly's Best Of the Bay Readers Poll and then again in October won Best Singer Songwriter in the San Francisco Bay Guardians Best Of the Bay issue.
2015 has been good to this band. A new album is on the way, festivals aplenty, and some new members to breath new life into a tired old musician.
What's next? Stay tuned.
In a few days we'll be setting out on our longest national tour to date, in support of our performances onbaord "Sail Across the Sun" (www.sailacrossthesun.com) music cruise hosted by Train! We're really excited to be returning to many cities we haven't played in years, and also visiting some for the first time. Head over to our tour page for a full listing of shows!
Although we're sure the tour will be a blast, by March 11th we will have spent a long time in a van, on a plane or on a boat playing with Train, so it will be nice to be back home on solid ground... :-)
We hope you'll join us in Reno for a homecoming show at one of the area's coolest new venues, The Saint!
Photo Credit: Anicia Beckwith
This year St. James Infirmary will host our 9th Annual Oscar Party The Saint, so we can project the event on our our big screen in full surround sound. We're also honored to have our dear friend Araceli Barrera back to host, along with Wedge - A Cheese Shop. So please grab a friend, spouse or date, get decked out in your best (if you so choose), and come celebrate a lifelong love of movies with us!
Butter City Presents
An Evening with
MANeKI NeKO is fresh from downtown LA and is here with a super fresh dance party! He'll be Droppin' French Funk House cuts from BreakBot, Daft Punk, Justice, and many more. The set will include live remixes with synthesizers and special guest performances. This will be an electric performance not to be missed!
LUXXE and WESLYNN will be performing in Reno, NV at The Saint. FREE SHOW. 21+. Grab a friend and come hang!
Future Kind presents the 2017 Whiskey Social! A whiskey tasting experience! Participants will taste over 15 types of the top shelf whiskey from all over the world, as well as some excellent locally produced spirits!
The Whiskey Social will take place at the newest hottest venue in Reno, The Saint, located at 761 S Virginia St. on February 18th from 6pm until 10pm, followed by an after party with Reno’s funkiest latin band, Drinking With Clowns. All Whiskey Social attendees get FREE admission to the after party!
Ticket prices are $25 Advance and $35 at the Door. All proceeds from the Whiskey Social will go to benefit all of Future Kind’s educational projects in our community!
Please visit www.futurekind.org to get to tickets!
Drinking with Clowns
Redfield is slapping the night before we hit the booth! Bazooka Zoo if firing up the old cannon! Let's get lit, we wanna love on ya 😗🔥
5$ cover for ya boiz 💕
We are showcasing talent in Midtown! If you want to come have some fun with us, and show off your talent, let us know.
Dj's play for 15 min, if you rock the house, you get more time!
Bring some friends and lets have a great time.
21+/ NO cover
This will be the release of "Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory," Dainesly's first full length album. Also on the bill will be The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men, and McCoy Tyler. Stay tuned for more info.
Fort Defiance returns to Reno to play The Saint on February 9th.
Bluegrass Lex to open.
Fort Defiance is a husband and wife, Americana duo from Nashville, TN who endlessly travel the country, playing over 250 shows a year.
Their high-energy stage performance and timeless harmonies have led critics to call them, "breathtakingly seductive" (ThatMusic Mag, Philadelphia), "full of real heart and bellies of fire" (Orlando Weekly), and "The best live show you'll see all year!" (Tempest Music Nashville).
Free! No Cover Charge! What happens when an 80's new wave band opens for a 70's glitter-glam rock band? You might get A Flock Of Seaguls stuck inside your T-Rex. Come use the word "party" as a verb again and dance with friends to The Convulsionaires and New Wave Crave at the hottest new Mid-Town nightclub... The Saint! Poster art by Dave Cherry.
Jelly Bread is making their debut on our stage!
Jelly Bread’s musical alchemy blends a dash of alt-rock with soul and funk, yet is thoroughly steeped in Rock-Americana. The band’s chameleonic playlist is highlighted by dual vocals, four part harmonies, in-the-pocket drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, and take-’em-to-church organ that is downright appetizing. Jelly Bread has emerged with a high-energy calling card that melds elements of desert twang and the urban tones of funk & rock, balanced by exceptional songwriting and storytelling.
Jelly Bread has been delving into more extensive touring this past year. This past year, Jelly Bread has been tapped to perform opening duties for the likes of Robert Cray, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Dragon Smoke (members of Galactic), The Motet, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Pimps of Joytime, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds and performed on a bill featuring Bruce Hornsby and Railroad Earth. The band has appeared at premiere festivals to include Joshua Tree, Strawberry and High Sierra Music Festivals.
Over the course of the 2013 summer, in between touring, Jelly Bread spent time recording at Imirage Sound Lab with Tom Gordon who has worked with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Collective Soul, Dr. Dre, Boyz II Men, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, among many others. After months of dedication, the band emerged with a their latest EP titled “Lessons Learned”.
The EP, which includes the head-nodding, signature energetic funk and rock soul listeners have come to expect from Jelly Bread, maintains the honest storytelling of the more Americana influences Jelly Bread has been rooted in since its inception.
Featuring House of Waters from Brooklyn NY
“In today's world, there are no musical boundaries,” says Max ZT of ‘House of Waters,’ a trio that makes those words come alive as they incorporate elements of West-African, jazz, psychedelic, indie rock, classical and world music into their astonishingly unique sound.
Five years after their groundbreaking Revolution, House of Waters now returns with its eponymous follow-up. The trio features Max on hammered dulcimer, Moto Fukushima on six-string bass and percussionist Luke Notary. The album also features virtuosic cellist Dave Eggar, flautist Sam Sadigursky and the singer Priya Darshini.
“Our music is a constant melting pot, which is so relevant to now,” says Max. “It’s like that last D’Angelo record or Kendrick’s Butterfly...you know, that wasn’t just rap, or hip-hop, or jazz, or soul, but it had all of that. It’s an amorphous thing. It’s how the future is going to be.” Moto agrees: “We always just say what we do is ‘good music.’ If I need to say something to someone who's never heard of us, I just say, ‘Please come to our show!"
House of Waters’ music is both complex and easy to enjoy, a musical exploration that invites listeners to open themselves to new sounds. One of those sounds is that of Max’s instrument, the hammered dulcimer, a percussion/stringed instrument that takes years of study and spans dozens of cultures around the globe. Most often associated with traditional American and Irish folk music, Max has taken the instrument in entirely new directions. “I’ve been playing it since I was 7,” says Max. “And my folks reminded me I first fell in love with it when I was 2: I saw it performed at an exhibit opening, walked up to it, sat underneath and just listened to it for hours.”
Moto had a similar experience with the 6-stringed bass and it has defined his life ever since. His study of Western Classical music, Japanese traditional music and the African inspired musical sensibilities of South America, coupled with his undeniable virtuosity, adds a breath-taking element to the group’s total sound. Luke studied with the legendary Hamza El Din, while Max studied with traditional musicians in Senegal and continues to learn from Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, India’s master of the santoor (an ancestor of the hammered dulcimer.) “That experience,” says Max, “opened me up to a whole separate world of traditions and philosophical thought.” Joining forces has given each artist an opportunity to stretch their chosen instruments, to take risks to expand both the music and themselves. In the process, audiences cannot help but be thrilled by the enormity of their sound.
The album House of Waters marks the band’s first record for GroundUP, the artist-friendly label started by Snarky Puppy’s Michael League. “There was a lot of mutual respect and interest there,” says Max. “I think we bring something unique to their roster.” He laughs. “Not a lot of dulcimer trios out there.”
Their GroundUP debut is a broad, cinematic piece, ranging from the slow burn of “La Semana,” to the grand “Patience” and—a first for the band—a beautiful vocal assist by Priya Darshini on album standout "Hamza”
Moto picks "Francesco" as his favorite. “That song was my first time writing parts for classical music styles and instruments in the band,” he says. “And the song goes full arena rock at the end: I'm happy how we could connect delicate/complicated and hard/simple aspects with both organic and modern sound. Also, Max's solo in the middle is killer.”
The album’s first available track, “17,” encapsulates the record’s complex nature. “It’s a time signature: 17/8,” says Max. “It’s definitely odd, but we played at this traditional folk festival and people lost their minds! It’s a pretty rockin’ loud, aggressive song in an odd meter that hasn’t really been heard in the West. It’s fun, fast energy, and it plays into our virtuosity.”
But to truly experience House of Waters, see them live. “It’s the benefit of this band’s versatility—we fit in so many different fields,” says Max. To that end, you might experience the band at any number of huge jazz or folk fests. Possibly at an Indian classical show. And maybe opening for the likes of Pt. Ravi Shankar, Snarky Puppy, Jimmy Cliff or the performing arts ensemble KODO.
With musical and cultural influences that stretch from India and Senegal through Ireland and the heart of New York City, you have, as one critic noted, “The most original band on the planet.”
Doors 8pm|Show 9pm
$10 ADV/ $12 Door