An elderly couple stands precariously on the railing of a 17-floor balcony… two teenagers unknowingly choose a murder scene for their parking date, and a young man throws off the shackles of a bullish culture. These are just a sample of the scenes in which you’ll find yourself immersed when you listen to The Novelists. Equally comfortable acoustic or electric, The Novelists showcase cliffhanger storytelling, multiple lead singers, and their signature four-part harmonies.
The Novelists have become a mainstay on the West Coast festival, college and house concert circuits and are planning several national tours throughout 2017. They’ve shared the stage with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, John Prine, and Daryl Stuermer (Genesis).
Notable performances include: “Sail Across The Sun” Music Cruise Festival (Hosted by Train), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas, TX), Strawberry Music Festival (Camp Mather, CA), California Wordfest, (Grass Valley, CA), Americana Music Festival (Virginia City, NV), Black Potatoe Music Festival (Clinton, NJ), Watsonville Strawberry Festival (Watsonville, CA), The Knitting Factory (Reno, NV), Shank Hall (Milwaukee, WI – w/guest musician Daryl Stuermer of Genesis), Swallow Hill (Denver, CO), The Living Room (NY, NY)
Multi-talented bassist, composer and producer Zack Teran assembles a quartet of like-minded colleagues to present a strong original sound on his debut, Portalis. Teran adroitly balances a rhythmic groove informed by modern electronic music with the harmonic contours of modern jazz and timbral spectrum of mid-2000s indie rock, and vividly channels his impressions from time spent in the mountain landscapes of the American West.
Chris Gillette - Tenor Saxophone
Brandon Sherman - Trumpet
Miguel Jimenez-Cruz - Drums
Zack Teran - Electric and Acoustic Bass, Vocals, Electronics
Tristan Selzler Trio
Reno, NV based pianist Tristan Selzler's debut release, featuring all original material. Trio features Zachary Teran on bass, and Miguel Jimenez on drums. Innovative energetic music, featuring a range of style, and creative group improvisation
Nico's Mystery is a live band of graduates from University of Nevada, Reno who reside and play in Reno, Nevada and surrounding areas. This group of young musicians believe in living artistic lifestyles and creating a mythology around the live music experience for their audiences. Nico's Mystery exhibits original, dance, and jazz-groove genres along with poetry and performance art all into the live show creating a unique concert experience. We also pride ourselves in our appearance in flamboyant outfits during shows. More of a mythology than a religion, more shaman than pastor, and less like a deity and more like a unicorn.
Bazooka Zoo - the space rock collective of Reno, NV - bends musical genre and artistic media to put on a compelling performance which evokes a dream-like meditation. A combination of down-tempo grooves and hard-driven space textures send the listener into another dimension. The Zoo functions dually as a performance and production platform for a wide variety of musicians and artists.