Ween closes down the Grandstand stage at High Sierra 2011

The Music Seen
After High Sierra
by Salm “Fong Torres”
Photo’s by Ryan Salm

Getting home from High Sierra, taking a short nap only to get up and edit photos is no simple task. All things aside. High Sierra was awesome. All I keep hearing from all those that attended was that this may have been the best High Sierra ever. What  a party! The music was phenomenal. For all those that continually wonder and worry about the performers…all I can say is everyone that plays at High Sierra kicks ass. If they didn’t they wouldn’t have been selected to represent one of the best, most chilled out festivals on the planet.

A raucous crowd eggs on the Dead Winter Carpenter's in the Vaudeville tent

First things first, Ween kicks ass. Their set closed down the festival and was the true musical highlight. Gene Ween is an artistic freak. Tahoe’s own Dead Winter Carpenter’s blew the shit out of the Vaudeville tent. Their late afternoon boogie was in full effect. Mick Jagger showed up and Josh Clark and friends laid down the whiskey induced, stupefying shred-fest that is Guitarmaggedon. Dumpstaphunk brought down enough late night, hard hitting, bass driven funk to last me an entire summer. Everyone cleaned house!

Mick Jagger shook his hips and led the Rolling Stones into High Sierra stardome. Was that really Mick?

For all those that attended, thanks for being you, thanks for the great energy, the awesome attire, thanks of the making this party is what it is. Special thanks to the “Shady Saloon“. With all the red, white and blue hoopla surrounding our country’s independence and its birthday, High Sierra is the best birthday anyone could ask for.

High Sierra Robbery
Jenni Charles
The Parade

See you next year!

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This week in Tahoe area music:

07/6/11   Wednesday


Martin Sexton Band –  Kitting Factory Reno, NV     8pm   $6


07/7/11    Thursday


Truckee Thursday – Headphone Union – Truckee, CA  Free

Machine Head –  Kitting Factory Reno, NV     8pm   $20

Dead Winter Carpenters – Great Basin Brewing Co.  6pm


07/8/11     Friday


Groove Session – King’s Beach Music Series   6:30pm    Free

Dead Winter Carpenters & Buster Blue – Crystal Bay Club   9pm    Free

Tracorum –   Tahoe Biltmore


07/9/11     Saturday


New Master Sounds, Groove Session – Mt Tallac Brewery, SLT   6pm   $15

Albino! – Crystal Bay Club   10pm  Free


07/10/11    Sunday


Mumbo Gumbo – Common’s Beach, Tahoe City  4:30pm  Free

Chris Isaak – Grand Sierra, Reno   8pm    $25-65

Reverend Horton Heat – The Alley , Sparks, NV  8:30pm

Allison Krauss & Union Station w/ M.Ward – Harvey’s SLT  7pm   $50-100


07/11/11     Monday


Widespread Panic – Grand Sierra, Reno   8pm    $45

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