The boys are back in town.
A home-grown rock and roll show, featuring Kut-Pile and Lavish Green, is slated for Jethro’s Bar and Grill on Saturday. Jethro’s is at 1281 Kimmerling Road, Suite A-3, in Gardnerville, home base for both bands. The 21-and-over show starts at 8 p.m., with a $10 cover charge at the door.
It’s been an eventful year for Lavish Green, which celebrated its 20th anniversary as a band this summer with a July 3 performance at the Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, sharing the stage with Los Angeles rockers Fishbone. Lavish Green is lead singer and trumpeter Chris Sanchez, Rob Wheeler on bass, Joel Gruneich on guitar, all original members of the group, and newcomer Danny Barnes on drums.
“It’s gonna be a blast, put your seat belts on,” frontman Sanchez said. “It’s been years since we’ve played at the Ranchos.
“We expect a really cool crowd. Kut-Pile has its own following. I’m excited to see their new singer and bass player… Jethro’s has a killer stage and good sound. It’s gonna pack quickly. A lot of people think it’s going to sell out.”
Lavish Green also struck a deal recently with TouchTunes so that its music can be played on electronic juke boxes throughout the country and across the world.
The band closed down the Live at Lakeview summer music series on Aug. 27, playing with another Lake Tahoe favorite, Black Star Safari. More than 2,000 people attended the beachfront show, which also marked Lake Tahoe’s 50th anniversary as a city. A drone captured a series of community birthday photos during the performance.
On Sept. 11, Lavish Green headlined a benefit show at T.J.’s Corral, the outdoor venue at Carson Valley Inn, where more than $10,000 was raised for Austin’s House, a children’s shelter in Douglas County.
The band has been working on fresh music and hopes to produce a new album in 2016, Sanchez said. “We denied a New Year’s gig in the Bay Area, because we want provide new music to our fans. … We’re going to dedicate ourselves to that. We don’t want to bring the same show each time.”
On Saturday, Lavish will be joined by Kut-Pile, a heavy metal band influenced by such groups as Pantera, Slayer, Devil Driver, Pro-Pain, Megadeath and Metallica. Kut-Pile is Richard Ramaro on lead vocals, Wes Deputy on rhythm guitar, “Nickel Sack” on lead guitar and Jesse Rollins on drums.
“We try not to follow trends. We believe we have a sound that’s different,” the band said on its website. ”Our mission is for our music to make people feel like we did when we were teenagers growing up in the ‘90s. Music went everywhere with us, so we’d like to share it with everybody.
Kut-Pile will bring seven new songs to the show, “plus ones you’ve grown to love.”
Wheeler, of Lavish Green, summed up the upcoming gig at Jethro’s: “A rock show in the Ranchos.”