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WELCOME BACK BURNERS: CURRENT HOTEL OCCUPANCY IN RENO

August 31, 2014
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Welcome back Burners!
(updated 2:30pm Sept 1st)

 
I’m sure your time out in Black Rock City was nothing short of stupendous. Having the Burners from around the world all congregate in Reno afterwards to cooldown before they head back to the default world is almost as fun as Burning Man itself! Here is rundown  (below) of the hotel situation in Reno right now (as of 10:10pm, August 31st), so you don’t have to run around, get frustrated and end up sleeping spread over two porch chairs.
 
In case you missed it, we put this together for the stranded Burners last Monday about restaurants, bars, shopping, etc is HERE
 
If you didn’t hear, there is a giant rib festival in Sparks (which you drive right through heading west as you come into Reno today  (Monday). The Best in The West Rib Cook-Off is a huge street festival featuring BBQ fanatics and connoisseurs from around the United States squaring off the the title “Best in The West.” The food and people watching is normally top-notch. At the very least, go buy a ton of BBQ sauce  you won’t find in your hometown stores to take home with you.
 
TUESDAY: Thievery Corporation is playing with a full band at the Grand Sierra Resort with Mark Farina and Dirtwire as part of the 5th Annual Great Depressurization Chamber. Grand Sierra has been the spot for post-BRC for years. It’s definitely a great “last hurrah” to gather everyone in one spot to dance to one of the most incredible and influential musical acts of all time.  Tickets available HERE. Afterparty features Rob Garza of Thievery, jackLNDN, Miss Cooper and Her Pet Craigslist Hookup and more at the stunning new LEX Nightclub. Plus five four-star restaurants, cafe, spa, driving range and 24 hour bowling, to name a few things.

PHOTO CREDIT: LACEY TERRELL
THIEVERY CORPORATION LIVE • PHOTO CREDIT: LACEY TERRELL

Here’s a little rundown on the hotel room situation in Reno for Monday and Tuesday (Wednesday all hotels have availability). Please remember though….people cancel rooms, so always worth it to call even if we say it’s sold out here. (this was compiled on August 31st, at 10:10pm)
 

 MON, SEPTEMBER 1st

Grand Sierra Resort is sold out. DJ Dan and more play at LEX Nightclub at 10pm for small cover and no dress code.  Pool party happening now with Georgette Crush, Brass Tax, Barisone, Zebuel, more.
• El Dorado Casino has rooms starting at $55.00
Whitney Peak Hotel: has rooms starting at $109.00
Silver Legacy: Rooms starting at $59.00
Sands Regency is sold out.
Circus Circus rooms starting at $45.00
Harrah’s: Rooms starting at $65.00
• Wildflower Village: Check availability
John Ascuaga’s Nugget: Starting at $39.00
• Morris Burner Hotel/Hostel: Call for availability
 

 TUES, SEPTEMBER 2nd

Grand Sierra Resort is getting close to selling out. Their beautiful Summit Rooms available still, as well as Standard Rooms. Use code BURN14 for rooms starting at $117.00. This includes free access to the pool party. Line-up HERE and tickets for Thievery Corporation, Mark Farina and Dirtwire are in the Summit Pavilion. Rob Garza, jackLNDN and more play the after party in LEX. TICKETS AND INFO HERE
• El Dorado Casino: Rooms starting at $42.99
Whitney Peak Hotel: Rooms starting at $109.00
Silver Legacy: Rooms starting at $80.00
Sands Regency rooms starting at $30.00. Includes access to pool party.
Circus Circus rooms starting at $39.00
Harrah’s: Rooms starting at $45.00
• Wildflower Village: Check availability
John Ascuaga’s Nugget: Starting at $35.00
• Morris Burner Hotel/Hostel: Call for availability
 

 WEDS, SEPTEMBER 3rd

 All hotels and casinos have availability. The Grand Sierra has a pool party with a big LINE-UP and Desert Hearts and Sabo send people off in style at LEX Nightclub.

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BEST IN SHOW?

August 26, 2014

BEST IN SHOW?

We have seen a lot happen in the last couple years in the music and festival world. In the last year we have experienced lots of things we’ve never experienced before, heard things we’ve never heard before and seen things we’ve never seen before. It brought us to think….what “makes” an event? Clearly more than bringing in lights, sound, an artist and people. Is there something more behind it? Also, to what benefit is the constant strive to be bigger, louder, make more revenue, etc? In the course of the last year, we learned one thing for certain: We don’t care to be a “music promoter” anymore. There are plenty of people out there throwing giant shows catering to the “hottest EDM” and trying to be “the biggest music promoter” in their region and honestly, that is not our drive anymore.

What our goal now is the return to being a “culture” promoter. The thing about what we do is that at our very core we’ve pretty much always have promoted things we like and believe in, whether it be music, yoga, art, wellness, storytelling or skills learning. Our drive to promote and produce some of the best music events in the area is still there, but we want to do more. While there is nothing wrong with being just a music promoter, trying to book concerts and throw parties strictly for financial gain not only leaves us feeling hollow, but we feel as music fans it is pretty clear when a show is done for love versus money or ego. While we love our fans and want everyone to have a good time, at the end of the day we need to feel good about ourselves, too. So how can we keep fighting the phallacracy (term stolen from the amazing 90’s movie PCU) while still having a good time? Well the music and events we stand behind and support are ones whom have good intentions and music; are quality people and, in our opinion acts people should hear. And this reaches beyond “EDM,” as personally we don’t know a single person who only likes one kind of music. So if you like the electronic music we bring, chances are you’ll like the non-electronic music too.

 

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CONNECTION

The best events we attended this summer all had one thing in common: they created funky spaces for people to just sit and bond with each other. These spaces had nothing to do with wellness or music, just a place to chill out and, laugh, share and talk. Talking and sharing stories is how we build friendships and connections, relate to each other and learn empathy. It was the discovery of the podcast RISK! which had a dramatic effect on us and spawned the storytelling shows in Reno. While you can feel high vibrations in a loud event where everyone is dancing, the real connection is formed after those events when you can actually hear each other.

 

BALANCE

We’ve learned a lot about balance too. Not only the balance of your fun with exercising your body, but also exercising your mind through learning. At this time in my life, I’m not sure playing a movie at the beginning of dance concert is really the best method, but what if we just provided a “free school” every once in a while? Something practical….like…..a free beginners auto care. Well, we are! On September 19th from 5:30-7:00pm you can come to Community Auto for a free “Intro to Self-Auto Care” class. We’ll be announcing more skills classes in the future too. What would YOU like to learn? Email us at freshbakin@gmail.com

 

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FREE INTRO TO AUTOCARE CLASS SEPT 19th CLICK ON PICK
FREE INTRO TO AUTOCARE CLASS SEPT 19th CLICK ON PICK

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE ONE DAY RENO GUIDE FOR STRANDED BURNERS

August 25, 2014
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BURNERS….STUCK IN RENO?

We love this city……but don’t get any ideas about moving here or anything. Here are a few of our favorite places to make your stay here more pleasant….we are sticking to around downtown/midtown areas, so clearly this isn’t comprehensive, but something we whipped up really quick for the out-of-towners.

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NEED A ROOM?

Look no further than the Grand Sierra Resort! Currently code BURN14 will get you 50% off prevailing room rates (you can book online, call or just go in with the cod). Summit Tower rooms are as low as $65! Quite a steal for how nice this place keeps becoming with the remodels. Plus the best pool in town.

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NEED FUN TONIGHT? THIS…

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Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, Philipp from M.A.N.D.Y., TychoDJ Dan, Elite Force, Ethan Miller and other special guests will be rocking the front bar at LEX Nightclub in Grand Sierra tonight FREE!

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NEED FOOD?

I know…you live in “insert city” here and you have the best Mexican food. Honestly I’ve traveled all over the US and Mexico; and I’ve brought people from all your cities to LOS GALLOS TAQUERIA….they all agree it’s a clear winner as one of the best traditional Mexican food spots. My favorites are the tacos: cabeza, lengua, chorizo, al pastor, carnitas all win. For other fairs, Italian-inspired Campo on the river, bistro and amazing burgers at Midtown Eats, Old Granite Street Eatery also sources lots of delicious local food for their creations, Brasserie St James has creole-inspired food and incredible beer, Grateful Gardens or Laughing Planet for the more health-conscious, grab brunch or breakfast tomorrow at The Stonehouse, sushi at Sushi Lover or Kokopelli’s (yes we know Kokopelli’s is in a CASINO, but trust us on this one), Asian food at Golden Flower is open till 3am, Bangkok Cuisine has great Thai food, Pho 777 has the best pho, Noble Pie has your pizza and wings fix.

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TAKE A WALK!

Walk down our river to Wingfield Park Downtown, take hike up Rattlesnake Mountain, drive up the Mt Rose Hwy to see the breathtaking views of Tahoe. So many amazing beautiful places to check out.

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NEED GROCERIES?

The Great Basic Community Co-Op is most centrally located. Other options are Whole Foods, Raley’s and Trader Joes.

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NEED COFFEE?

Great coffee can be found at Coffee Bar, The Hub, Bibo’s.

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PLAYA SUPPLIES?

Our friends at The Melting Pot World Emporium have everything. Playa-wear, glass, gas, costumes, blinky stuff. For your more kinky and sexy side, check out The Chocolate Walrus or Suzie’s.

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GAY?

The 5 Star Saloon is open downtown, as well as Tronix out on Kietzke.

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JUST WANT A DRINK?

St James Infirmary, Shea’s Tavern, JubJub’s Thirst Parlor, Ampersand, to name a few.

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HOPE THIS HELPS! We’ll see you out there and afterwards at The Great Depressurization Chamber at the Grand Sierra!

 

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TRULY DOWN & DIRTY: DIRTWIRE

August 24, 2014
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A long time ago….in a Vaudevillian Galaxy far, far away….there existed a troupe called The Yard Dogs Road Show. The YDRS led the charge for the modern Bohemian cabaret and circus culture, the influence of which still permeates throughout the festival community across the US and beyond. The Yard Dogs Road Show spawned many acts such as Beats Antique, Belly Dance Superstars, The Indigo Bellydance, Psychedelic Friendship Bingo, Sidecar Tommy, Eenor, to name a few. Their musical stylings harkened to an earlier era, yet kept one foot in the now, in a fashion that Beats Antique ran with to build into a festival headlining project seen nation-wide.

Photo: Digital Bridge Media
Photo: Digital Bridge Media

With the resurgence in popularity of roots and Americana music, the emergence of Dirtwire couldn’t have come at a more profound time. The duo is comprised of one of Beats Antique’s founders, David Satori, and Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila, Stellamara), who met studying world music composition at California Institute of the Arts. Following a similar trajectory as Beats Antique, who upon their creation in 2007 fused middle eastern/tribal fusion belly dancing with live instrumentation, glitched-out hip hop beats and a formidable low-end; Dirtwire’s compositions fuse the swampy, dark, blues and roots music vibe with an electronic backend. Throughout their most recently released album Ondar, the two create some of the most unique roots music to emerge from the west coast and “the result is a rebirth of Americana and beacon for a post-millennial return to downhome goodness.”

The opening slot Dirtwire performed on Tuesday before Mark Farina and Thievery Corporation at The Great Depressurization Chamber in Reno was so impressive. The show captivated and constantly engaged the crowd with the exploration and experimentation of roots music, playing with an arsenal of instruments from around the globe. The performers musical connection onstage is infectious, obviously inspiring each other throughout the show. Talking with David and Evan beforehand, there is a genuine brotherly love between them, explaining they’ve been playing music together for almost 20 years. The music transports us through different emotional and physical locations, visiting the swamps of New Orleans, a campfire next to an abandoned boxcar, an enchanted forest, a symphony concert hall or the Red Room of the Black Lodge (Twin Peaks reference). It’s really exciting to see firsthand this new project because some very cool things could grow from this unique project.

Dirtwire will be releasing their new EP “The Carrier” in fall 2014.  On tour throughout the west coast through Oct 5th. Previous albums are available via Dirtwire’s bandcamp. They just released a new track also with Rising Appalachia, The Well, which theme is draught in the West Coast.

NEW SINGLE “DAMN ROOSTER”  FROM THE CARRIER

 

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