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Popular rappers, underground rock faves and some country hitmakers from the ‘80s and ‘90s are among the acts that have been announced for shows in the coming months in Reno-Tahoe. There’s also the return of a popular, sudsy fundraiser and a TV show tour that seems to stop in Reno every time.

In the next few weeks, it’s a busy time for venues with diverse sounds all around, from extreme metal to classic rock. Here’s a look at what’s being offered.

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The Reno Jazz Orchestra Presents “A World of Joy”

The orchestra’s annual concert will feature holiday favorites from around the world, including Russia, Brazil and Austria. Pat Esters’ Gospel Choir will also join the group. There are performances at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 2 p.m. Dec. 16 at Cargo, Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N. Virginia St.

Tickets for each show are $35-$45. Details at 775-372-6160 or renojazzorchestra.org 

Charlie Hunter Trio

This jazz guitarist and his group return to the area after some time away. It’s a mix of the traditional and modern with Hunter and his group, and his guitar technique has been much lauded. The show is at 8 p.m. at The Saint, 761 S. Virginia St.

The show is Dec. 15 and tickets are $20 at 775-221-7451 or thesaintreno.com.

“TV Kings and Queens”

Stars from the world of Hong Kong television will be appearing for a show in Reno. They include Kevin Cheng, Nancy Wu and Roger Kwok. The show takes place at 8 p.m. at Reno Ballroom, 401 N. Center St.

The show is Dec. 22 and tickets are $68-$188 at 775-325-7401 or silverlegacyreno.com.

G-Eazy

This rapper is also known as a top collaborator and producer for artists like Britney Spears, E-40 and Cardi B. His best known songs include “No Limit,” “Me Myself and I” and “Sober.” He performs at 10 p.m. at Lex Nightclub, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St.

The show is Dec. 29 at tickets are $20-$30 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com.

The English Beat

This band from the U.K. was part of ska’s first wave, but they also evolved to include tuneful new wave and ‘80s pop. Their best known songs includes “Save It For Later,” “Mirror in the Bathroom” and “Can’t Get Used to Losing You.” They return to the area for this show at 8 p.m. at The Saint, 761 S. Virginia St.

The show is Jan. 12 and tickets are $40 at 775-221-7451 or thesaintreno.com.

Howlin’ Rain

Featuring members from former bands like Comets on Fire and Earthless, this band merges blues and straight-ahead rock with psychedelic music and an indie-rock bite. This is a special early show, starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Loving Cup, 188 California Ave.

This free show is Jan. 14. More details at 775-322-2480 or facebook.com/thelovingcupreno

Corb Lund

This roots-rock/country artist from Canada has earned several Juno nominations in his native country and also been acclaimed by critics in America. He performs at 7 p.m. at Virginia St. Brewhouse, 211 N. Virginia St.
The show is Jan. 16 and tickets are $15 at 775-433-1090 or renobrewhouse.com

Dorothy

It’s a return to town for this burgeoning alternative/hard rock band led by singer Dorothy Martin. They play at 7 p.m. at Cargo, Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N. Virginia St.

The show is Jan. 18 and tickets are $19 at 775-398-5400 or cargoreno.com.

Kim Russo

Russo is a fixture on TV shows where the paranormal takes center stage, including “Psychic Kids” and “Celebrity Ghost Stories,” as well as her own show on Lifetime Movie Network, “The Haunting Of . . .” She will be in Reno at 8 p.m. at Grande Exposition Hall, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, 407 N. Virginia St.

The show is Jan. 19 and tickets are $39.50-$49.50 at 775-325-7401 or silverlegacyreno.com.

Mickey Avalon

Avalon is a controversial rapper from Los Angeles that often talks about the darker side of life in his lyrics, but still has a party-like atmosphere at his shows. See for yourself when he returns to the area for a show at 9 p.m. at Whiskey Dicks Saloon, 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

The show is Jan. 20  and tickets are $20-$25 at 530-544-3425 or lateniteproductions.com

Larry and His Flask

Frequent visitors to Reno-Tahoe, this Oregon band gives a punk edge to traditional folk music. They play at 7 p.m. at  Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, 71 S. Wells Ave.
The show is Jan. 22 and costs $15-$20 at 775-384-1652 or jubjubsthirstparlor.com

Seven Spires

Hailing from Boston and with a big European following, Seven Spires is a progressive metal band touring the country early in the new year. They play at 8 p.m. at Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St.

The show is Jan. 22 at costs $5-$6 at 775-786-4774 or sheastavern.com.

“Brew Ha Ha”
This popular event is a fundraiser for Sierra Arts Foundation and this year features live music from popular cover band Left of Centre. The “brews” in the name are the vast selection of microbrews on offer for the event. It takes place at 8 p.m. at the Ballroom in the Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks

The event is Jan. 26 and tickets are $50-$70 at 775-356-3300 or nuggetcasinoresort.com

Beats Antique

Here’s a real favorite of the Burning Man crowd, with one of their largest shows in this area. Beats Antique play a mix of modern electronic music with more traditional Middle Eastern and Euro-folk elements. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the South Shore Room at Harrah’s Tahoe, 15 Highway 50, Stateline.

The show is Jan. 26 and tickets are $27 at 800-427-7247 or harrahstahoe.com.

Luca Lush

This popular dance/electronic DJ/artist is returning to Reno during a stop on his latest tour. He performs at 10 p.m. at 1Up, 214 W. Commerical Row

The show is Feb. 2 and tickets are $5-$20 at 775-813-6689 or freshbakin.com

Vundabar

Holland features this Boston band who meld together indie rock with progressive and punk styles, and with a clearly social bent to their lyrics (although there’s a ton of humor, too). They perform at 7 p.m. at The Holland Project, 140 Vesta St.

The show is Feb. 13 and tickets are $10.50 at 775-742-1858 or hollandreno.org.

The Oak Ridge Boys

For a time in the early ‘80s, this longtime country/gospel vocal group scored a ton of pop hits, among them “Elvira,” “American Made” and “Bobbie Sue.” They are still touring with their original lineup and released a new album this year called “17th Avenue Revival.” They perform at 8 p.m. at Grande Exposition Hall, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, 407 N. Virginia St.

The show is Feb. 15 and tickets are $40-$50 at 775-325-7401 or silverlegacyreno.com.

Dirt Monkey

Diverse sounds emerge from the music of this Colorado DJ/artist, who is big in the dubstep/bass scene but features styles both classic and experimental in his work. He performs at 9 p.m. at The BlueBird, 555 E. 4th St.

The show is Feb. 22 and tickets are $20-$25 at 775-499-5549 or thebluebirdreno.com

Red Dragon Cartel

This modern hard rock band is led by Jake E. Lee, best known for his great guitar work with Ozzy Osbourne in the ‘80s as well as his own band from that era called Badlands. They also have a brand new album, “Patina.” The group plays at 7:30  p.m. in the Celebrity Showroom, Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks

The show is Feb. 23 and tickets are $28-$45 at 775-356-3300 or nuggetcasinoresort.com

The Coathangers

This popular garage-punk band from Georgia has been earning a steady and fervent following with their raucous sounds. They play at 7 p.m. at The Holland Project, 140 Vesta St.

The show is Feb. 24  and tickets are $12.50 at 775-742-1858 or hollandreno.org.

Marisela

For decades, this Mexican-American singer has been wowing fans with  her command of big ballads, as mostly seen early on in her career on the popular TV show “Siempre en Domingo.” Her biggest hits include “Ya No,” “Mi Problema” and “La Pareja Ideal.” She plays at 7 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St.

The show is Feb. 24 and tickets are $55-$95 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com.

Powersolo

Despite the name, this is a duo from Denmark who are touring the U.S. in the early spring. They play an eclectic mix of punk, rockabilly and a more avant-garde take on indie rock. The show is at 8 p.m. at Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St.
The show is Feb. 27 at costs $6-$8 at 775-786-4774 or sheastavern.com.

The Motet

This funk/soul/jazz combo is playing for two nights in Crystal Bay. A group from Colorado, the Motet have been around for about 20 years playing lots of tour dates around the country. They play at 9 p.m. both nights in the Crown Room at Crystal Bay Club Casino. 14 State Highway 28, Crystal Bay.

Shows are March 1 and 2  and tickets are $25-$30 each night at 775-833-6333 or crystalbaycasino.com.

“Dancing with the Stars Live”

Members of the popular dance cast, including Witney Carson, Sasha Farber and Brandon Armstrong, will be joined by gymnastics legend Mary Lou Retton for this latest incarnation of the “Dancing” stage show. It takes place at 8 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St.

The show is March 8 and tickets are $35-$95 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com.

YG

This rapper from Los Angeles has three top 5 albums to his credit as well as hits like “Big Bank” and “Who Do You Love?” He performs at 7 p.m. at Reno Events Center, 400 N. Center St.

The show is March 13 and tickets are $38.50 at 775-335-8800 or renoeventscenter.com

Galactic

Vocalist Erica Falls joins this longtime group for its latest tour. The band itself is an eclectic mix of New Orleans jazz, funk, soul and alternative rock. They return to the area for this show at 9 p.m. in the Crown Room at Crystal Bay Club Casino. 14 State Highway 28, Crystal Bay.

The show is March 24 and tickets are $30 at 775-833-6333 or crystalbaycasino.com.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited

This group features the original rhythm section of Creedence - Doug Clifford and Stu Cook - along with some able players helping to recreate the vibes of their radio classics like “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Who’ll Stop the Rain.” They play at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom, Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks

The show is March 29 and tickets are $45-$85 at 775-356-3300 or nuggetcasinoresort.com

Space Jesus

This New Jersey DJ/producer is actually named Jasha Tull, and he mixes modern bass music with more traditional hip-hop sounds. He performs at 8 p.m. at Cargo, Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N. Virginia St.

The show is April 3 and tickets are $25 at 775-398-5400 or cargoreno.com.

LeAnn Rimes

From country to pop to rock and then back to country (or is it country pop these days?), Rimes has weathered many trends and rolled with the genre changes with her distinctive voice. Her biggest hits include “Blue,” “How Do I Live?” and “Long Live Love.” She returns to the area for this show at 8 p.m. at the Ballroom, Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks

The show is May 11 and tickets are $45-$85 at 775-356-3300 or nuggetcasinoresort.com

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The Widdler and Pushloop

These two DJ/artists well known in the dubstep world will play this show at 9 p.m. at The BlueBird, 555 E. 4th St.

The show is Nov. 29 and tickets are $15-$20 at 775-499-5549 or thebluebirdreno.com

Michael Bolton

Known for his smooth versions of classic tunes, Bolton will bring an orchestra with his for this tour stop, which will also include some holiday songs. He performs at 9 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St.

The show is Nov. 30 and tickets are $25-$75 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com.

Rodney Carrington

Beloved in the country, blue-collar-comedy community, Carrington combines jokes with songs for his setlist, and it’s not for the easily offended on a wide variety of topics. Carrington’s back in Reno for this show at 8 p.m. at Grande Exposition Hall, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, 407 N. Virginia St.

The show is Nov. 30 and tickets are $59.50-$69.50 at 775-325-7401 or silverlegacyreno.com.

Cyborg Octopus

With some members from Reno, this mostly Californian band really bucks the convention of extreme metal, with some wild costuming, twisty-turny songs and a generally humorous take on the style without seeming like a “joke band.” They play at 9 p.m. at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, 71 S. Wells Ave.

The show is Nov. 30 and costs $5 at 775-384-1652 or jubjubsthirstparlor.com.

Riot Ten

This Texas DJ/artist is part of the Hype or Die Tour, which makes a stop on this date in Reno. The show starts at 10 p.m. at The BlueBird, 555 E. 4th St.

The show is Nov. 30 and tickets are $15-$20 at 775-499-5549 or thebluebirdreno.com

In The Whale

It’s a return to town for this Denver band that plays a mix of indie and heavy rock music. They play at 9 p.m. at Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St.

The show is Nov. 30 and costs $5-$6 at 775-786-4774 or sheastavern.com.

Sleepspent

This group from El Paso, Texas, plays the guitar-heavy variant of indie/alternative rock known as dream pop. They play with locals Blunderbusst and Slow Wow at 9 p.m. at St. James Infirmary, 445 California Ave.

The show is Nov. 30 and costs $5 at 775-657-8484 or facebook.com/stjamesinfirmaryreno

“Curl Gang Party”

Members of the local alternative hip-hop collective Curl Gang will be performing and shooting a music video at this show. It takes place at 8 p.m. at The Holland Project, 140 Vesta St.

The show is Nov. 30 and tickets are $10 at 775-742-1858 or hollandreno.org.

Brian Regan

This stand-up comedian has been a frequent visitor to Reno over his time treading the boards, although this is one of his larger shows in the area to date. He’s recently been featured in a comedy special on Netflix called “Nunchucks and Flamethrowers.” Regan performs at 8 p.m. at  the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St.

The show is Dec. 1 and tickets are $35-$75 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com.

Jonny Lang

Starting as a teenage blues titan with guitar chops well beyond his years, Lang has evolved over the years to add rock and pop elements to his music. His best known songs include “Red Light” and “Lie to Me.” He’s back in the area at 8 p.m. in the Showroom, Montbleu Resort Casino, 55 Highway 50, Stateline

The show is Dec. 1 and tickets are $35-$55 at 775-588-3515 or montbleuresort.com.

The Traveling McCourys with David Grisman

A big double bill for fans of traditional country and bluegrass, as one of the offshoots from the McCoury family has a special guest in Grisman, who was a pioneer in the early ‘70s revival of bluegrass among progressive/jam fans at the time. They both play at 9 p.m. in the Crown Room at Crystal Bay Club Casino. 14 State Highway 28, Crystal Bay.

The show is Dec. 1 and tickets are $30-$35 at 775-833-6333 or crystalbaycasino.com.

Bhad Bhabie

This rapper has made history and controversy in equal measure - and very quickly. In her early teens, Bhad Bhabie basically was signed last year on the strength of her “cash me outside” meme and then became the youngest rapper to have a record contract. Is there something to her beyond fly-by-night hype? You can decide for yourself at her 7 p.m. show at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, 71 S. Wells Ave.

The show is Dec. 1 and costs $22 at 775-384-1652 or jubjubsthirstparlor.com

David Penn

It’s a show featuring this Spanish DJ/artist who is keeping the house sound alive and is known for remixes of songs by Candi Staton, Boy George and Simply Red. He performs at 9 p.m. at The BlueBird, 555 E. 4th St.

The show is Dec. 1 and tickets are $12-$15 at 775-499-5549 or thebluebirdreno.com

Silver Talon

This is a group from Portland, Ore., who play traditional-style metal. They play at 9 p.m. at Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St.

The show is Dec. 1 at costs $5-$6  at 775-786-4774 or sheastavern.com.

Cowboy Indian and The Grimtones

Two locals on this bill, folk/country/indie group Cowboy Indian and alternative rock band The Grimtones. They play at 9 p.m. at Pignic Pub and Patio, 235 Flint St.

The show is Dec. 1 and is free of admission. Details at 775-376-1948 or facebook.com/pignicpub

Warwound

This group from the U.K. features members of the hardcore punk band Varukers. The show starts at 8 p.m. at Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St.

The show is Dec. 3 at costs $7-$10 at 775-786-4774 or sheastavern.com.

Spendtime Palace

This is a group from Costa Mesa, Calif., who play a boisterous but tuneful style of indie rock. Their tour makes a stop at 7 p.m. at The Holland Project, 140 Vesta St.

The show is Dec. 3 and tickets are $8.50 at 775-742-1858 or hollandreno.org.

Magic Sword

This mysterious band from Boise, Idaho, are making a name for themselves for their mix of indie music and electronic sounds, all delivered anonymously as the three musician wear masks and cloaks. They play at 8 p.m. at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, 71 S. Wells Ave.

The show is Dec. 4 and tickets are $13 at 775-384-1652 or jmaxproductions.net

“Siamsa - A Celtic Christmas”

This dance show features locals and tells the story of a girl looking for true meaning of Christmas. It features traditional Celtic dance and music, but with a holiday flair. The show takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St.

The show is Dec. 6 and tickets are $12.50-$22.50 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com.

InGhosts

Hailing from Indiana, InGhosts plays metallic hardcore. They share the bill with locals We Predict a Riot and Impurities. The show begins at 8 p.m. at Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St.

The show is Dec. 6 and costs $6-$8 at 775-786-4774 or sheastavern.com.

“Loud as Folk”

This longtime acoustic music showcase returns for December. This show includes Georgia artist Tom Bennett, a duo version of the Oregon punk/folk group the John Dough Boys, plus locals Brendon R. Lund and Delani White. Proceeds benefit local organization Gearing Up 4 STEM. It takes place at 8 p.m. at Pignic Pub and Patio, 235 Flint St.

The show is Dec. 6  and costs $5 at 775-376-1948 or facebook.com/pignicpub

Dweezil Zappa

Going on tour with a show called “Choice Cuts,” the son of Frank Zappa and a strong guitarist in his own right will play his personal selections from his father’s vast catalog. Zappa returns to the area at 8 p.m. at at Cargo, Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N. Virginia St.

The show is Dec. 7 and tickets are $28.50-$52.50 at 775-398-5400 or cargoreno.com.

Paulina Rubio

Beloved for decades by fans of Latin pop, Rubio has had several pop hits and was host for several television shows. Her best known songs include “Amor De Mujer,” “Algo Tienes” and “Causa Y Efecto.” She plays at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom at Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks

The show is Dec. 7 and tickets are $40-$80 at 775-356-3300 or nuggetcasinoresort.com

Quix

This DJ/artist from New Zealand is touring the U.S. and has earned plaudits from websites that love electronic music for his bass music style. He plays at 10 p.m. at The BlueBird, 555 E. 4th St.

The show is Dec. 7 and tickets are $25 at 775-499-5549 or thebluebirdreno.com

Marianarchy Winter Ball Day 1

The first day for this annual charity show, which gives the door money to an artist or musician with medical needs. This first show is all local, including Pink Awful, Roxxy Collie and Weapons of Mass Creation. It starts at 5 p.m. at  Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, 71 S. Wells Ave.

The show is Dec. 7 and costs $10 at 775-384-1652 or jubjubsthirstparlor.com

John Dough Boys

This Oregonian band merges punk with bluegrass/folk music. They play with locals Boss’ Daughter, Six Mile Station and Outlaw Kindred. The show begins at 8 p.m. at Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St.

The show is Dec. 7  at costs $6-$8 at 775-786-4774 or sheastavern.com.

Jackson Galaxy

Lots of TV stars have made the leap to stage shows, so why not the fellow from “My Cat from Hell.” The music-loving cat whisperer Jackson Galaxy will talk about connecting with your pet tabby as well as take questions from the audience. Galaxy lands at 8 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St.

The show is Dec. 8 and tickets are $25-$55 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com.

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

One generation knows him as Bruce Springsteen’s right-hand man on guitar. Another one knows his gangster role on “The Sopranos.” For his solo work, Little Steven Van Zandt runs the gamut from gritty roots-rock to classic-style garage tunes. He doesn’t tour a whole lot, so fans or the curious should give this one a shot. It takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the South Shore Room at Harrah’s Tahoe, 15 Highway 50, Stateline.

The show is Dec. 8 and tickets are $55 at 800-427-7247 or harrahstahoe.com.

T-Pain

This hip-hop star was one of the first to use Auto Tune as a deliberate stylistic choice on his records, and he was rewarded with hits like “Bartender,” “Buy U a Drank” and “5 O’Clock.” He performs at 10 p.m. at Lex Nightclub, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St.

The show is Dec. 8 and tickets are $20-$30 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com.

Freq Nasty and David Starfire

These two popular DJ/artists are on “The Harvest Gratitude Tour” together. They play at 9 p.m. at The BlueBird, 555 E. 4th St.

The show is Dec. 8 and tickets are $10-$20 at 775-499-5549 or thebluebirdreno.com

Marianarchy Winter Ball Day 2

This second day of the charity show includes music from two California bands with local roots, Sluka and Wily Savage, plus locals Reno We Have a Problem and Eddie and the Subtitles, among others. It starts at 3:30 p.m. at  Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, 71 S. Wells Ave.

The show is Dec. 8 and costs $10 at 775-384-1652 or jubjubsthirstparlor.com

Volac

It’s not that often you see Eastern Euro DJ/artists in Reno-Tahoe, but that’s the case with Volac, a Russian duo who have been part of the recent house music revival in the clubs. They play at 10 p.m. Dec. 8 at 1Up, 214 W. Commercial Row

The show is Dec. 8 and tickets are $5-$20 at 775-813-6689 or 1upreno.com

Pink Talking Fish

This touring tribute band has a different hook than some others, as they combine the music of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish in their sets, sometimes literally as they play long medleys that feature all three bands’ music. They perform at 9 p.m. in the Crown Room at Crystal Bay Club Casino. 14 State Highway 28, Crystal Bay.

The show is Dec. 8 and tickets are $20-$25 at 775-833-6333 or crystalbaycasino.com.

Bruiser Queen

From St. Louis, this duo plays a mix of indie-pop and louder punk. They perform at 9 p.m. at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, 71 S. Wells Ave.

The show is Dec. 9  and costs $5 at 775-384-1652 or jubjubsthirstparlor.com

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

The former singer of the Black Crowes has been a frequent visitor to Crystal Bay since he started his more jam-friendly group the Brotherhood. He’s back again for this show at 9 p.m. in the Crown Room at Crystal Bay Club Casino. 14 State Highway 28, Crystal Bay.

The show is Dec. 12 and tickets are $25-$30 at 775-833-6333 or crystalbaycasino.com.

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