Posts Tagged ‘Live Music’

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.

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Well… they have done it! Patience and Bill got together on the sidewalk in front of the store and offered some beautiful acoustic sounds to a beautiful spring day. We decided this would be an event to promote! So… Starting in May, SoundCheck Music Center will be hosting a Monthly Unplugged Sidewalk Jam for those of you who want to get together with acoustic guitars, bongos, hand drums, acoustic basses, and just about any other instrument that plays “unplugged” and jam with others!

Our first Unplugged Jam Session will happen on Thursday, May 15th when we will be announcing the winner of our Guitar GiveAway Contest! Starting at 11am till 1pm, the sidewalk in front of our store will be open for unplugged musicians to come play, celebrate music and relax! Bill will be hanging out with us as well!

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DISCLAIMER : No Music Equipment from the store will be used for jam session! Musicians must bring their own instruments!

 

“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.

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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!

Local LIve Bands Get Review

Rockin Local Live Music

SoundCheck Music Center features local bands frequently. We enjoy getting the opportunity to share their next gig, their history, social web media and all around band personalities. The bands we cover media for are special to us… usually involving a fellow musician, a frequent buyer or friend relation. The whole point is to stay involved with the community and share what we love best! Music!

The benefits to being a Featured Band at SoundCheck are pretty cool… and as we build our collection, we may be adding even more bene’s as we go! Our Featured Bands get the opportunity to post their Flyers and Information at the Store on our Community Board. They also get a full interview by On the Bus Productions and are featured in our Blog, our YouTube Channel (if they have video) and our Facebook Page. We will consistently share their events for better local exposure and if the band has CD‘s they are welcomed to sell copies at SoundCheck Music Center as well. Now that’s great free promotion!

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Nevada County Live Music

When SoundCheck features a band we offer some great PR! The band is featured on our Social Web Media Sites, Our Blog, and soon we will offer info about them on our website. SoundCheck Music Center is dedicated to being apart of the music in the community. Have a band you would like us to feature? Let us know by emailing soundcheck@soundcheckmusiccenter.com. We enjoy hearing reviews, fan stories and audio bits! It’s a great place to live, listen and grow in Nevada County now-a-days… The Music Scene is alive and kickin! Come By! Take a look at our Community Announcements! Get the scoop at 671 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley – or give us a call! 530-272-7236

We look forward to hearing from you soon!