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The Nevada County Region is a major hub for the Northern California Music Industry. And for some, it’s the Capitol for Northern California Music. As SoundCheck Music has seen in its workings as a local music shop for the past several years. Their involvement to promote local events and musicians is prominent in the community. They are always looking for different ways to get involved, promote, donate towards or sponsor the music scene. NCMA Logo2

Andy Gonzalez, Owner of Point West Promotions and New Co-Founder of the NCMA; Nevada County Musicians Association, recently visited SoundCheck Music’s Downtown location. He had high hopes that SoundCheck would be able to help promote their upcoming event, the Nevada County Musicians Mixer. SoundCheck did even better, they decided to become an Official Sponsor for the Nevada County Musicians Association. By becoming a sponsor, SoundCheck will be offering gifts for the raffles held at these mixers, promote each event, be a hub for musicians all over the region and spark the music scene with their unique inventory and offer a Year Round 10% Discount to all of the NCMA Members.

74730_10150814071969919_1481420553_n“It just seems like the right thing to do” says Bill Lapham, Owner of SoundCheck and Lead in the local band, Rio Mojo, a Blues Cover Band which performs often in the region. “There are lots of really great musicians and bands in this area, we like to do our part to help support the local working musicians.”

Nevada County Musicians Association will host their first monthly Musicians Mixer at the Holbrooke Hotel on October 21st, 2014 in Grass Valley, California. The event promises to offer educational resources, booking opportunities, networking solutions and even a presentation by On the Bus Productions, another promotional company working with musicians and venues in the Placer County Region. The event will be serving free appetizers and offering a No-Host Bar to anyone who attends. Musicians, Booking Agents, Producers, Studio Reps, Stage Hands, Engineers and even Venue Owners are encouraged to attend.

“Pretty much anyone who is anyone in the local music scene should be there.” -Corrie Vallance; Owner of On the Bus Productions and the New Marketing Director of NCMA. “Our goal is to organize an exceptional networking solution for each and every person out there that works with the local music scene. We’re hoping this opens a lot of opportunities for everyone involved” There may be some connections already being made as Corrie Vallance has also been the Marketing Director for SoundCheck Music Center in Grass Valley for the past couple years and frequently works at their Downtown location. Corrie says, “Sometimes it just takes talking to anyone and everyone about your dreams. Eventually someone is bound to get on board and help out. ”

The Nevada County Musicians Association Administrative Team consists of Co-Founder – Andy Gonzalez; Owner of Point West Promotions; Co-Founder – Jamal Walker; Owner of My Way Productions and Marketing Director – Corrie Vallance; Owner of On the Bus Productions. They have prepared a website set up for members to check out and get frequent updates. Visit ncmusicians.wix.com/NCMA for more information.

SoundCheck Music Center partnered with On the Bus Productions to Sponsor the “GiveTeensMusic” Community Drive. The drive is asking for Donations of Instruments for the Music Department at Park Avenue High School in Grass Valley. Greg Zaller and recently awarded, “Principal of the Year”, Marty Mathiesen are determined to get the Music Department up and playing by end of year. This Project needs your support! Visit the website page for FAQ’s and How you can support your community today!

Park Avenue Alternative Education is a Second Chance High School continuation program. The mission of the school is to recognize the individual talents and abilities of our students, promote academic and social competency, and develop productive citizens. In addition to an emphasis on core curricular subjects, They offer a wide variety of elective and vocational classes. Students may enroll in ROP, as well as, earn elective credit if they are employed. Click on our Logo Above to Visit our Website.

Youth Music Program Drive

Give Teens Music is a Community Drive to Bring Instruments to a Youth Music Program

“The Making of an Indie Artist” will be released on Monday April 7th. This special episode of Tech Talk will feature Curtis Hildebrand from Sunny Dragon Records giving us an in depth look into the Indie Industry and how it works in the real world now. The program is Sponsored by SoundCheck Music Center of Grass Valley, Produced by On the Bus Productions and will feature works by Arachni PhotoMedia, Soundz of Norcal, Sunny Dragon Records, Stillwood Sages Band, Tanglewood Studios and much more!

SoundCheck enjoys working with their community. They want to bring you the best gear, deals, lessons, and information about Music and Musicians they possibly can! Don’t miss out on this Exclusive Interview.

Tech Talk a workshop series

Tech Talk is a workshop dedicated to getting the Basics to Musicians Everywhere!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1985 : It’s no joke: David Lee Roth officially leaves Van Halen to start a solo career.

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Did you know this! Crazy! And on April Fools Day! David Lee Roth started his solo career and left Van Halen on April 1st, 1985 only to rejoin the group in 2006.

Roth released Crazy from the Heat, a popular solo EP of off-beat standards. Singles for “California Girls” and “Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” succeeded largely due to their innovative music videos (produced by Jerry Kramer and co-produced by Glenn Goodwin and Bobby Diebold), which featured ridiculous characters created by Roth and his Creative Chief Director, Pete Angelus, who’d previously directed Van Halen’s Roth-era videos. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lee_Roth

Van Halen's Famous David Lee Roth

David Lee Roth

 

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The Marketts recorded the Batman Theme

Batman Theme!

Did you know that the Marketts hit top    numbers in the charts with the Batman   Theme in 1966!

The Marketts hit #17 with the “‘Batman’ Theme”. And Neal Hefti hits #35 with the “‘Batman’ Theme”.

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Visit YouTube to hear the Promotional Copy released by Warner Brothers in 1966 HERE!

Batman Theme Release

Warner Brothers 1966 Promotional Copy Release of Batman Theme by the Marketts

Nevada City never fails to amaze us with the talent they bestow on the world! Our New Featured Band “West Coast Juice” brings down the house with an amazing sound of rock and roll! Bluesy and Funky, these boys keep your toes tapping with fabulous beats and rhythmic tones all night long!

Working in the Grass Valley – Nevada City region and all over Placer County and Nevada County our

West Coast Juice Band

Funky Blues Music

Gold Country reverberates with sounds of WEST COAST JUICE! This intoxicating blend of rock, blues, funk (and even a little pinch of modern country) makes a juice that’s winning fans and getting audiences up on the dance floor wherever they play.

Check them out on Facebook, their Website and even YouTube for more information! and Don’t miss their next show at the Stonehouse Old Brewery in Nevada City!

Ozzy Osbourne's Life on Film

Meet the Osbournes

Did you know?! MTV launched its reality television show “The Osbournes” today in 2002! This classic show filmed the domestic existence of the famous heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne along with his family. In its first season, it became the most-viewed series to date on MTV.

The show showed the true sides of Mrs. Osbourne, his daughter and his son as well. Their personal lives and careers became America’s sensation with all its drama and happenings to boot! The show emphasized their explicit behaviors, raw personalities and extreme life events such as Sharon Osbourne’s battle of cancer and the recovery of Ozzy’s ATV accident that almost took his life.

The series lasted for over 3 years airing its last show on March 21st in 2005. It became America’s Top Viewed Series on the MTV Network.

To watch some unseen bloopers of this unprecedented series… Click Here!