Rockin’ Reno every afternoon with the “Work Force Free Ride” it’s Max Volume, a Reno original. Max Volume- since 1982!
New show date Friday Sept 10th. Please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new date. Sign in to your account to locate your tickets. If your event is eligible for a refund
Grand Prix Racing In The Comstock! This is a non-profit event and benefits Virginia City and youth initiatives.
Don Dokken Talks To Max Volume About Growing Up In Kings Beach, Going To Truckee High And Dokken’s “Lost Songs”
Don Dokken, like many of you, cleaned his garage during the quarantine lock down. He found treasure. The lost recordings of early Dokken. The album is titled “Dokken: The Lost Songs 1978- 1981” and will be released
The Rolling Stones have made available a previously unheard and never before released song called “Scarlet”, a track recorded by the Stones in October 1974 featuring Jimmy Page and Rick Grech. The previously unreleased track follows the
Alice Cooper recorded a new song called “Don’t Give Up”. It’s a message of hope in regard to the current global pandemic. Alice stopped in on Max Volume’s “Work Force Free Ride” last Friday to catch up
Today (Monday July 6th) Charlie Daniels died in Tennessee due to complications with a stroke. Charlie played the Reno area a lot and loved the people in Northern Nevada. Ten years ago Charlie Daniels stopped in to
Beavis and Butthead are back with two new seasons plus specials and spin offs! They’re on Comedy Central now! They stopped in to visit with Max Volume! More Info? Beavis and Butthead
Neil Peart wrote and narrated a short film (in partnership with DW Drums) called “Growth Rings”. From beyond the grave Neil delivers a great message through this uplifting film. Enjoy! Keep up on all things RUSH
The landmark album that brought you “Freewill” and “The Spirit of Radio” has been released in fine 40th anniversary deluxe re issue style. Watch the unboxing here: Hear Alex Lifeson, and Geddy Lee discuss the band and
The City of Reno has lifted the nightly citywide curfew, but discourages public gatherings of 50 or more people from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Effective immediately, the City of Reno rescinds the citywide curfew implemented on Tuesday,
Comedian Bill Kalmenson is KOZZ’s correspondent covering the The Corona Virus Pandemic and the Democratic Presidential Primaries! Bill Kalmenson is up close and personal with the candidates and news makers! Check out Bill Kalmenson’s Podcast “A Rebel
Very timely, as we’re all living in a ghost town right now!
KOZZ is streaming on your phone, computer, or tablet! Hear The Local’s Only Morning Show with Jon Ballard Mornings. and Max Volume’s “Work Force Free Ride” Afternoons M-F on KOZZ!
Founding Creedence Clearwater Revival drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford recently rediscovered a solo album that he recorded back in 1985 that finally will be released under the title “Magic Window” today Friday, April 24, which also happens to
The staff from the front office of your Reno Aces (Emily, Josh, and Jake) came by KOZZ to stop in on Max Volume’s show (“The Workforce Free Ride”) to “tell all” about the season opener versus the
Max Volume had founding member Don Barnes of 38 Special on the show to talk about how the band got their name, and what’s up with 38 Special! See them Friday Night March 13th in the legendary
Very sad news today, Bob Cashell has died. Bob was a man who did a lot of things for the community and the people he served. Former Lt Governor of the State of Nevada. Former Mayor of
Tesla’s Frank Hannon stopped in on KOZZ’s “Big Hairy Library” and talked to Max Volume about Tesla’s New Album (recorded at Abbey Road Studios) and their new Summer tour. Also, Frank has a new song and video
Kira Soltanovich is at Reno Tahoe Comedy at the Pioneer Underground this Thurs, Fri & Sat! She’s really funny. You know her as the “photo booth” girl on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and from “Girls
Night Ranger’s Jack Blades stopped in on Max Volume’s “Work Force Free Ride” to talk about the upcoming show at the Montbleu on Saturday Night January 25th Want tix? CLICK HERE
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Greg Golden stopped in on Max Volume’s “Work Force Free Ride” to announce the cd release party for the new Greg Golden Band album “Storyteller Volume 1” at the Crystal Bay Club Casino’s Crown Room on Friday
“Santa’s Christmas Wonderland” now appearing through December 29 at the Eldorado Theater with amazing state of the art sound. Considered the most-loved Christmas show of the season, “Santa’s Christmas Wonderland” has been seen by over five million
At this writing there is only one Raider home game left in Oakland. I went to the 2nd to the last game at the Oakland Coliseum Dec. 8th to see the Raiders host the Tennessee Titans. My
Take a look at any mountain around the globe and the name “Burton” is seemingly everywhere. It’s on snowboards, jackets, bindings, gloves and mittens, backpacks, beanies, hoodies and so much more.
Max Volume had Joe Elliott on “The Work Force Free Ride” to talk about Def Leppard’s final show of the year at Sacramento’s Toyota Ampitheater, his side band “Down ‘n’ Outz” with their new album “This Is
This Thanksgiving Weekend The Grand Sierra Resort’s Grand Theater Presents The Bret Michaels Band And Warrant! Bret called in on Max Volume’s “Work Force Free Ride” and talked about his Daughter Raine making Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition,
Hear the Fab Four relive the memories of the making of a masterpiece! Z Z Top just turned 50! Listen to Billy, Dusty, and Frank tell the tales!
With four different realms, spectacular effects and extraordinary actors, this year’s “Slaughter House” is the biggest and best ever! Greater Nevada Field once again plays host to this ambitious event! Plus, for the little kids, there’s the
Deep Purple – comprised of Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey, are in the midst of their North American “Long Goodbye Tour”. Reno was lucky to be one of the stops on
Gov’t Mule began as a side project of Warren Haynes and Allen Woody of the Allman Brothers back in 1994. Twenty five years later, they’re still going strong and continue to tour and play to big crowds.
2 time Oscar nominated Peter Fonda, the son of Henry Fonda and the younger brother of Jane Fonda, has died. He was 79. The family released a statement: “It is with deep sorrow that we share the
Iron Maiden played Reno several times back in the 80’s. Their first appearance at Mackay Stadium with the Scorpions and Girlschool is still talked about! Bruce Dickinson’s legendary appearances live on KOZZ were always fun. Iron Maiden
Hard to believe, but that little ole band from Texas has turned 50! In those years there have been many historic Reno appearances. KOZZ and ZZ Top have had that bond with those ZZ’s! Billy, Dusty, and
Let the good times roll at Grand Sierra Resort’s Fat Tuesday! The home of New Orleans’ original daiquiris is now open! Fat Tuesday began as New Orleans Original Daiquiris in Hammond, La. in 1983. Focused on the
Guy Fieri has once again hit Reno for a spotlight on some local eateries. The super popular Food Network show of his; “Diners, Drive Ins and Dives” was filming with a full crew at Reno’s “Noble Pie
January 17th 1989, Lawlor Events Center. “No Rest For The Wicked Tour” Ozzy Osbourne and Winger. Prior to the show Ozzy stopped in for a live “on air” interview with Max Volume. Ozzy talked about getting sober,
He performed “Truckee Blues” at Moody’s Bistro and Lounge in 2003, then he did it again in 2004! It is not known if any recordings of those performances exist, however, Paul McCartney’s reissues of his four of
What are these “Karma Boxes” around town? Karma Boxes are a way to help others in need. Some food. Some essentials. Some first aid. The Karma Box Project is a community initiative that allows people to give
A short drive up the Mount Rose Highway is where you’ll find the Galena Creek Visitor’s Center. The Center is jammed with displays and artifacts from the area. So much information, insight and it’s free! A paved
Downtown Reno- by the Reno Arch, at Harrah’s Outdoor Plaza, the Summer kick off Rock Party/ Block Party was the place to be for two of Rock’s best bands- Great White and Skid Row. Both bands have
It’s been hailed the concert of the Summer! Sunday June 30th, Skid Row and Great White in Downtown Reno, right by the arch at Harrah’s Reno’s Outdoor Plaza. KOZZ’s Max Volume caught up with founding member and
The unofficial kick off to Summer is the Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival in downtown Reno. Amazing lip smacking BBQ, tasty hand crafted Beer and free live music from the likes of Shane Dwight, Elvin
Our old friend Dennis DeYoung (founding member of Styx) stopped in on Max Volume’s Show to talk about his show at the Atlantis on Saturday June 15th, and his new music collaboration with Jim Peterik of Survivor.
Open now at Silver Legacy! Top Golf Swing Suite! With Golf, Baseball, Hockey, Football even Zombie Dodgeball, this place rules! Full bar and helpful staff make Top Golf Swing Suite a great place to play!
Reno Axe, The area’s first axe throwing bar, has opened in downtown Reno at 100 North Sierra St. Imagine playing Darts, but with an axe! With six throwing lanes, a full bar and menu, Reno Axe brings
Hi! Max Volume here, I want to share some Reno history about “Friday Night Videos”. KOZZ was an NBC affiliate and NBC wanted to bring the magic of music videos to the masses since MTV was only
Ever buy tickets to concerts? Ever wonder why they can be so hard to get? Concert tickets are like currency, a “commodity” if you will. Concert tickets are always available, even if they say it’s sold out.
For years the owners of the Whitney Peak Hotel tried to save Reno’s oldest commercial building, the one time Reno Masonic Temple/ Lodge at the corner of Commercial Row and Sierra Street. Unfortunately, the building’s structural integrity
It’s Y&T’s 45th Anniversary Tour! Known Worldwide for their Oakland style “Facemelting Rock”, Y&T love to play Reno. It’s as if Reno is the easternmost part of Oakland. The Cargo Concert Hall will host the Saturday Night
Steven’s style of comedy has always been unique. His material embraces deep thoughts, observations, and has always been victim less. He doesn’t do gags, stunts, nor does he use props. Wright has been in numerous films
It’s an actual international holiday. It’s a day when people gather in the few remaining record stores on earth and talk music, and all the memories associated with it. It’s a day when highly collectible albums and
Max Volume talks guitars, music and Reno with Gary Hoey. Gary just released his 21st album “Neon Highway Blues”. As a performer who sometimes favors the instrumental side of Rock N’ Roll, Dick Dale (R.I.P) comes
They grew up together. They became of of the greatest rock bands of all time. They topped the charts with hit after hit after hit. Then the legal battles began. John Fogerty went solo. Then Tom Fogerty
Hey there radio buddies! It’s me Max Volume! I dug this one out of the Max Volume Archives! Tommy Lee called in on my show late in 1989 when Dr. Feelgood was released. I bring to light
Sammy Hagar stopped in on Max Volume’s show to talk about the new Sammy Hagar and the Circle album “Space Between”. We asked: what is a good alias on the road? Will there be Zeppelin covers? What
The “Too Fast For Love” Un filmable Band Motley Crue’s Biopic Movie “The Dirt” hits Netflix on March 22nd. The soundtrack features 4 new songs. Here is the first to be released; the title track “The Dirt”
Reno fans of Riverdale and Beverly Hills 90210 were shocked to hear the news of Luke Perry’s Death. The actor who played Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills 90210 and Fred Andrews on Riverdale was just 52 years
Max Volume Interviews Jake E Lee -Former Ozzy and Badlands Guitarist About His New Band Red Dragon Cartel
Max Volume got Jake E. Lee to stop in on his show and he shared some great stories. From Ratt, Rough Cutt, Ozzy, Badlands to “Red Dragon Cartel”, the history is deep with this guitarist extraordinaire. His
Vincent Furnier a.k.a. “Alice Cooper” Turned 71 years old. Still on tour, still relevant, still making music. His last album (a 2 cd set) “Paranormal” was a huge success. It even spawned a “Paranormal Live” double album too!
This coming June, 120 of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour’s guitars will be auctioned off by Christie’s in New York, in aid of charitable causes. A tour of the collection will launch in London March 27th to
January 12th 1969, Atlantic Records released the very first Led Zeppelin Album. After Jimmy Page had joined the Yardbirds the band reached a point where they decided to call it quits. Jimmy wanted to continue the legacy
This one hour radio special takes you behind-the-scenes of the KISS “End Of The Road Tour” with nine classic tracks and conversation from Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer! Get primed up for the show at
Sunday Night At Cargo (Whitney Peak Hotel) The Magpie Salute (featuring former members of the Black Crowes) perform with openers The Stone Foxes. Max Volume talks to band leader/ guitarist Rich Robinson about the Magpie Salute, The
Dr. Hook’s Ray Sawyer died New Year’s Eve at his home in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was born in Chickasaw, Alabama on Feb 1st 1937. He lost his eye in a car accident and had to wear
Here in Reno, Nevada we’ll probably never worry about a Tsunami. Tragedy struck when (without warning) a Tsunami hit a beach resort on the western tip of the Indonesian island of Java while the band Seventeen were
Piff The Magic Dragon stopped in on Max Volume’s “Work Force Free Ride” to talk about Reno, Americas’s Got Talent, Penn & Teller and Nick Cannon. Sammy’s Showroom inside Harrah’s Reno will host to 4 incredible shows of
Our old friend James Young (The Godfather Of Styx) stopped in on Max Volume’s show ( The Work Force Free Ride) to talk about the upcoming tour where they will play their latest album “The Mission” in
One of Rock n’ Roll’s most revered bass guitarists, Rudy Sarzo, who many of you first met with Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne and Whitesnake, has joined the newly revamped Guess Who. The Guess Who are back with
With Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” doing big box office ticket sales, “Live Aid” has popped up in a lot of dialogue, being that it’s featured heavily in the movie. On July 13th 1985 KOZZ broadcast the Live Aid
Eric Clapton’s Christmas Album is in stores and online now! “Happy XMAS” is Clapton’s first ever full-length studio holiday album. “Happy XMAS” features 14 tracks mixing instantly recognizable holiday classics with lesser known unique titles and the new original song, “For Love On Christmas Day.” The album features
KOZZ and Night Ranger have been hanging out for over 35 years! KOZZ was one of the first stations in America to play their music. Night Ranger’s new album “Don’t Let Up” says it all, the band
40 years ago a kid from the midwest came to Reno, and bought a used record store on South Wells Avenue. In time he would move the store to South Virginia and Kietzke. Then to Kietzke and
When Parkinson’s Disease took Linda Ronstadt’s singing voice, she didn’t let it take her from the spotlight. She wrote a book “Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir.” Then she began ”A Conversation with Linda” which is a spectacular, big
Ann Wilson’s solo album “Immortal” has been released to rave reviews. She posted this letter: Ann Wilson of Heart Immortal Dear Humans, I am proud to announce my new album, “Immortal.” It’s not a tribute, but rather
Colorful and outspoken brothel owner Dennis Hof has died. Close friend and porn star legend Ron Jeremy found him unresponsive this morning (at his “Love Ranch” brothel near Pahrump) when he tried to wake him for a
Every year, right about this time KOZZ teams up with the Andelin Family Farm to giveaway 4 packs of tickets to their Fall Festival. With attractions like the Pumpkin Patch, the Corn Maze, Zombie Paintball, Scarecrow Paintball, Corn Creepers, and
It’s been a year since we lost American Rock N’ Roll’s good buddy Tom Petty. An American Treasure is a 2018 compilation album and box set of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released by Reprise Records on September 28, 2018. The set
Max Volume and Snake from Skid Row go way back! Snake stopped in on Max’s show to talk about new music, the current tour with Warrant, and his childhood bestie; Jon Bon Jovi! Hear the story: See
Hi! I’ts Max Volume. As a little boy I had received The Beatles “White Album” as a Christmas present from my Grandma in Dec of 1968. In the Fall of 1969 my Father (Ralph Bailey, Chief Deputy
I had a chance to talk to Don Barnes of 38 Special. Long time favorites here in the Reno area, 38 Special play T.J.’s Corral in Minden, (at the Carson Valley Inn) on Friday Sept. 21st. Don
Pictured: Whitney Meyer performing on Great Basin Brewery’s “Hopback Stage” in Victorian Square I always enjoy stopping in to all the clubs and restaurants in Victorian Square. Right off the freeway at the Pyramid exit. Food, drink,
I was a very dark day when unfortunate circumstances led to the suicide pact of two young Sparks men. A local Attorney (on behalf of the families) had decided to sue Judas Priest, claiming the band’s music
Local music guru Grady Holdridge stops by KOZZ to discuss the Music Mothership (and why it’s so cool). The Big Bongo Productions Summer 2018 send off and launch happens this Friday night (9/14) at The Robert Z.
Night Ranger released their latest single from “Don’t Let Up” on Mon 9/11/18. The band is solid, the shows are sold out and the message is simple, let’s rock! “Truth” is here for you to hear: With
Geoff Tate, the former vocalist of Queensryche, (the man who wrote and sang all the songs that made Queensryche an international phenomena), brought his “Operation Mindcrime” show to Reno’s Cargo Concert Hall with his band “Operation Mindcrime.”
Hi ! It’s Max Volume, I first met Mathias Jabs on the Scorpions “Blackout” tour at Mackay Stadium on September 5th 1982. Also on the bill were Iron Maiden and Girlschool. Since then our paths have crossed time
Cargo Reno plays host to one of the most anticipated events this Summer. Geoff Tate’s “Operation Mindcrime” doing Operation Mindcrime (in honor of the 30th Anniversary of it’s release) and much more. Opening the show is Reno
Creedence Clearwater Revival released their first (self titled) album in 1968. CCR Drummer Doug Clifford’s wife Laurie did the artwork. Lotus Radio opened their first Reno radio station in 1968. So it was fitting that we would
Graham Nash has released “Over The Years” a retrospective of his classic songs, plus 14 unreleased demos, and a cool booklet. Graham is out on tour and he’ll make a stop in the area at Lake Tahoe’s
George Thorogood plays the Grand Theater inside the GSR this Friday night (July 27th). George and Max Volume are old pals and if you missed the interview on air, you can hear it online right here! Want
Larry Singer’s Book “Rock & Roll- Concert and Backstage Photographs from the 1970s and 1980s is an amazing chronicling of the arena rock era. With candid personal pictures from Rock & Roll Royalty such as The Rolling
Phil Ehart (Drums) and Rich Williams (Guitars) are original members of Kansas, a progressive rock band from Topeka, Kansas which began in 1970. They’ll bring the band’s 7 member lineup to Harrah’s outdoor plaza Saturday June 9th.
CCR Drummer (and local Reno guy) Doug Clifford stopped in at KOZZ to commemorate CCR’s 50th Anniversary! A West Coast tour starts up in June, and look for a CCR appearance on August 12th in Minden! Fantasy
Poison hits the Grand Theater inside the Grand Sierra Resort this Sunday (5/20) with their pals Cheap Trick for a night of high energy rock music and big fun. KOZZ was one of the first radio stations
It’s being talked about as an “Historic Evening.” Long time lovers and friends Stephen Stills and Judy Collins appear together onstage at the Grande Exposition Hall inside Reno’s Silver Legacy Saturday Night May 19th. Recently they made
Local boy Mike Mason stopped in on Max Volume’s “Work Force Free Ride” to let KOZZ listeners in on the big doings for the Nitro Circus “Next Level.” At 4 years of age he jumped on a
It’s the 15th anniversary of Apple’s iTunes Store. The desktop music and video 0nline retailer was launched on 28 April 2003 and five years later to became America’s biggest music seller. Apple mega nerd Steve Jobs noticed the popularity of Napster and illegal mp3 downloads
I can remember the way it was. Weed was illegal. A single pot seed could send you to prison. I got pulled over once, right in front of my girlfriend’s house, taking her home on a Friday
Reno is the furthermost eastern part of the Bay Area. Bay area bands have left their mark (and their music) in the hearts and souls of Reno /Tahoe rockers. One of the most beloved bands of all
This Sunday, Murrieta’s in Reno will donate 15% of the proceeds (from the entire day’s sales), to the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation. As an added bonus, KOZZ’s own Max Volume will be “Max The Mariachi” (a
On March 9, Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, proudly released Both Sides of the Sky, a dynamic new Jimi Hendrix album featuring 13 studio recordings made between 1968 and 1970—10 of which have
Saturday Night, June 23rd, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters play the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys! How cool is that? Opening the show, from Los Angeles California, the venerable and much loved Los Lobos!
When I was little Grandma used to tell us the story of St. Valentine. While historical research has many variations of this tale, there are many concurrent themes: St. Valentine was a priest who served during the
KOZZ gave away copies of the new Styx album “The Mission” and everyone who won one was qualified to win the grand prize which included tix for “Renegades In The Fast Lane” Styx and Don Felder live
Tower of Power’s musical odyssey actually began in 1968 when Emilio Castillo met Stephen “Doc” Kupka in July of that year. When Doc auditioned during a band rehearsal at Emilio’s house, Emilio’s father called him into
Long time Incline Village resident Joe Satriani still thinks of Reno /Tahoe as home. He’s got a new album called “What Happens Next” which will be in stores and online January 12th. On January 13th he brings
The new album is out. “Full Circle” is a cd/ dvd set from Great White, produced by Michael Wagener (Great White, Dokken, Metallica & many more). Here’s the interview Max Volume did on air at KOZZ. Here’s
It’s been a crazy year. We all need to join together and put aside our differences. We all bleed red. We all love Star Wars. The latest in the series “The Last Jedi” is in theaters
Classic Rock Icon, Bob Seger has released his 18th studio album “I Knew You When.” KOZZ had the “behind the scenes making of” radio special hosted by Seger himself on air Sunday 12/10/17. Now you can hear
Rush- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart in 1977 (from the “A Farewell To Kings” recording sessions) On September 1, 1977, after recording at Rockfield Studios in South Wales UK, Rush released “A Farewell To Kings” (their
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 60s was a magical time. Great movies and TV shows were being filmed. Great music was being recorded. In my neighborhood there were set directors, producers, and a lot of
Founded locally in 1911, the Northern California & Northern Nevada affiliate of Volunteers of America is one of the largest providers of social services in the region, operating more than 40 programs including housing, employment services, substance
Year 2 of the Forte Awards was an amazing night showcasing the performing artists of Reno/ Tahoe. It was held in the Grand Theater of the Grand Sierra Resort Thursday Nov 2nd. All proceeds went to the
Metallica, announces “Band Together” for Northern California Wildfire Relief Benefit Concert Nov 9th AT&T Park! Joining in on the bill will be Dave Matthews Band, G-Eazy, Rancid, Dead & Company and Raphael Saadiq. Find out all the details
George Young, the older brother of Angus & Malcolm Young has died at age 70. He burst onto the scene during the Psychedelic Summer of Love with his band, the Easybeats, and their smash hit “Friday on
Ronnie Montrose has such a strong fan base here in Reno Nevada. Few could ever top him. Having no shame at all, I would get a guitar lesson from him every time we would hang out.
Eddie Money is in Reno tonight (9/28/17) to film his reality show with a live concert at the Rockbar! His band is his kids! Here’s what I found out when he called in on the KOZZ Hotline!
Steve Funk and I got a hold of Robert Plant upon his release of “Manic Nirvana” (his 5th solo studio release in 1990) We reminisced about the amazing Thanksgiving Day show at Lawlor Events Center on the
From the archives- “No Rest For The Wicked Tour.” Max Volume interviews Ozzy Osbourne live in the studio on Jan 17th 1989. Ozzy talks about being sober, working with Geezer Butler, Randy Castillo and Zakk Wylde.
Something I always look forward to, is Wolf Pack Football Tailgate parties! KOZZ is on site with the Scheels “Rolling Studio Photo Booth” and Free Port of Subs sandwiches! Who knows what else we’ll give away! The
Gregg Allman was taken from us on May 27th of this year. While no longer physically here, he did leave us with one final gift – a new album, Southern Blood. Southern Blood is the eighth and final
Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band Steely Dan, died Sunday at the age of 67. Becker’s official site announced the death; no cause of death or any other details were provided. “Walter Becker
Steve Winwood was called “one of the greatest singers of all time” by Rolling Stone magazine. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Traffic; nominated for 11 Grammys, and
Watching TV over the last year it reminds me of being a little kid watching TV in the 60s. The protests, the beat downs, the violence. I equate the 60s as the “civil war of the 20th
Downtown Reno became “Burning Man Expo 2017” as the Re-Trac Plaza at the Reno Arch was taken over by “Controlled Burn” to present “Compression! Art & Fire Festival 2017”. Featured attractions included Mutant Vehicles (or as “muggles”
Wolfstock 2017 was held Saturday July 29th from 1-8PM at theThe Potentialist Workshop (836 E. 2nd St Reno NV). It was an all ages (and free) event for the public! They had raffles, silent auctions, live local music, face painting,
When one of your best friends is a world famous “Pin Up” Model (Shanda Golden) you might find yourself going with her to the Reno Fashion Show. Not your typical outing for me, Max Volume, but hey,
The only concert I remember ever happening at Mackay Stadium was Girlschool/ Iron Maiden/ Scorpions on Sept 5th 1982. That was my first Iron Maiden Show. Iron Maiden played the Lawlor Events Center on the “World Slavery
In the fastest turnaround from ballot box to law, legal “recreational” weed (Cannabis) has happened in northern Nevada. Medical Marijuana has been available for awhile, but as of 7/1/17, residents of Nevada who are 21 and over can
He made Reno his home. He raised his kids here. He became Reno’s “Ambassador of the Morning Arts.” He dominated radio ratings with his goofball presentation for 3 decades. He told one million “Dick” jokes. He was
While waiting for my car’s oil to be changed, I plowed through a pile of magazines and found the Summer issue of “VIA” (the AAA magazine) and on the cover is “The West’s Off Beat Wonders” and
The Beatles have released a suite of lavishly presented ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition packages May 26. The album is newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio and expanded with early
One of America’s true statesmen of Rock & Roll, Gregg Allman, who founded (with his brother Duane) the Allman Brothers Band, died on Saturday 5/27/17 at his home in Savannah, Ga. He was 69. The cause of
Bundox Bocce, Northern Nevada’s only indoor/outdoor bocce event space, is open to the public Thursdays through Sundays inside the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel seven days a week for groups of 15 to 1000 people. Bundox Bocce, located in what
People will tell you that you can’t change the world. They’re wrong. In the 35 years I have served the community I have probably done 3 “first ever” benefit/ event fundraisers each year. People banding together for
In a rare public appearance, Tahoe Tessie addressed the crowd at Kings Beach on Tuesday, May 16th. “I’m back” she said with a wistful smile, “and I promise this will be a very busy year!” Citing 4
It’s been going on for years. I’ve played Marianarchy 7 times. It’s always a benefit for a local person or family that has hit hard times. This time it’s a benefit for beloved TMCC professor and local
We’ve been watching them work for months now. Local businessmen bought the old “Carrows” restaurant at Kietzke and Plumb. They gutted it and remodeled it inside and out. The brought in a landscaping crew. They hired 50
The Nevada Department of Transportation will raise the maximum speed limit from 75 to 80 mph on sections of Interstate 80 between Fernley and Winnemucca. Beginning May 8, 30 new speed limit signs will be installed with the
The Music of the 70s Max Volume Music in the 1970s became more accessible to the masses. A generation of music buyers who grew up buying 7” 45 rpm records, were now buying 12” LPs. Americans
Fresh off the heels of “Earth Day” 2017, comes the topic of recycling and what’s going on with it in the Truckee Meadows. Reno, Sparks and Washoe County are now on a 2 bin waste pickup agenda.
The weekend begins on Thursday- 4/20, when Reno’s Mynt Cannabis launches the inaugural “420 Reno Fest!” It’s a full day of reggae music, food trucks, and education on the health benefits of marijuana. Located at 132 East
Environmental groups are up in arms over a Truck & S.U.V. Rally set to take place later this Summer in Wheatland, Calilifornia. The tiny town of 3,500 people are expecting nearly 20,000 Pickup Trucks and S.U.V.’s to
You’ve been able to see the Oscars, the Grammys, the Emmys, the Tonys, the ACM awards, the CMT awards, even the MTV “People’s Choice Awards” on TV. At the drop of a hat, there’s an awards show on.
Truckee California’s small tight knit community is in shock and hurting today with the news of the death of beloved Truckee High Football Coach Robert Shaffer. Grief and sorrow have gripped the town. Robert Shaffer was killed
It’s being sold as a convenience. A cashless society where your phone is your wallet. Tap your phone and pay! No credit cards, no id’s. Your phone does it all. However, phones get lost. Phones are dropped,
Built in 1930, and opening in 1931, The El Cortez, an Art Deco/ Art Nouveau hotel was commissioned by Syrian Immigrant Abe Zetooney who moved to Reno after World War One. Zetooney ran a Silk and Linen shop
Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry was born in St. Louis Missouri on Oct. 18th in 1926. He rose to prominence in the heyday of Rock N’ Roll’s birth in the 1950’s. His songs are standards and must
Pat Benatar has long been a champion of Women’s rights. She takes issue with popular songs that degrade Women. In 1964 Jack Jones won a Grammy for the song “Wives and Lovers.” It was recently named one
The other day I went shopping for shoes. I wanted either a pair of Wallabys or Beatle Boots. No such luck. 5 shoe stores, and what you get in Reno is; several variations of sneakers, work boots,
A colonoscopy? What a dream come true that would be! I’d been putting it off. The Nurse at my Dr’s office kept calling. Again and again. She was militant. Finally I relented. Ok, sign me up. I
Reno /Tahoe is the place where legends of the snow sports are born. The area is rich with Olympic, World Cup, X Games stars who came from humble beginnings. Some (like David Wise) were graduates of the
The “Experience Hendrix” tour is always a treat. It’s been here before, but they always make it better each time. These special concert performances present legendary artists who join together to pay homage to Jimi Hendrix. Now in
Reno has such a great musical heritage. This video commemorates of of the coolest music moguls of our time; Chesley Millikin. Chesley was a one-of-a-kind Irishman who started his career in the music business around 1966. The
There’s no business like snow business! This is one of the most epic years! So much fluffy powder. We call it “Superman Snow”. You can do anything and the snow will be forgiving. Try out that jump,
KOZZ was one of the first and only radio station’s in America to play Iron Maiden on the radio. Iron Maiden played Reno, Nevada several times in the 1980’s and soon they will hit 4 cities all
The other day I saw a couple meeting in a parking lot to exchange their child. Often times counselors will recommend that while excercising visitation rights that a divorced couple meet in a neutral spot so a
I got an email from the grocery store. Apparently, I’ve scored enough points for a free bag of double stuff cookies. Although I was really flattered, I replied: “Thanks for thinking of me, but I don’t deserve
I had a Sunday all to my own, and decided to go shopping. I need new shoes, pants and shirts. Most Men aren’t good shoppers. Men are good buyers. Ask for a water pump for a 289,
I get asked all the time to be involved or help out with so many benefits or fund raisers and I wish I had time to do them all. However I always help out in some way