Jam Band Society
Members’ Meeting Minutes
JUNE 4th, 2013
Meeting Begins: 7:45pm
President’s Report (Greg):
“Starting the meeting with a ‘Down
the Disease’, Phish, video, as it plays
above on the HRC’s screens. We’re
at the half-way mark. It’s been a good first
half. It’s the “year of the free show!”
We’ve been in discussion with Andrew of
the Hard Rock Café’s (HRC) about
our ‘sponsored by’ series of shows.
We will soon hold a committee meeting for those
wanting to help choose/plan the ‘who?’,
‘what?’, ‘where?’ for
these upcoming, future events.
The Mickey Hart Band show for Sept. 11th is now
confirmed. It will be a celebration of Mickey’s
70th Birthday. We got the ‘go ahead’
for a commemorative LVJBS/HRC poster to celebrate
this show! We will share ideas on which artist
will create the poster. Thoughts were to get a
‘Grateful Dead’ artist who has worked
with ‘The Dead’ in the past.
Received a phone call from ‘The Roots of
the Rock’ event in Beaver, Utah (Eagle Point
Ski Resort) who have been in discussion with hosting
an event. We have shared their information with
our Facebook & Yahoo! Groups.
Vice President’s Report (Keith): absent
Secretary’s Report (Jessica):
The Producer for the show ‘The Voice’
had contacted the Officers through our website,
looking for artists that would be a good fit for
their show—avoiding the public’s ‘cattle-call’
of auditions. The name that was thrown around
was Sara Patterson’s. I had emailed the
producer, giving Sara’s name, and He wants
her to contact him, for a private audition, on
June 10/11. Best of luck, Sara! Let that ‘Soulshine!’
Mayor’s Report (Kathy): ‘Yellow Bonnets’
from the Decemberists’ lyrics (from their
song ‘June Hymn’.)
Treasurer’s Report (Dan): We have some $
in the bank. We have Liquid Assets! We loss less
money for this year’s “Freako de mayo’
than 2012’s event. Pay your dues! We take
Fundraising Committee (Kathy): A photo has been
posted from the presentation of the Tobano drums
to Bailey ES and McCall ES. The kids’ smiling
faces were priceless. Roland’s pal at Kessler
music will look into the reeds, mouth pieces,
guitar strings, etc. that was on the wish-list
for Molasky JHS’s music department. The
instruments that were requested (flute) is too
expensive and not a good donation choice.
We will be doing the 50/50 fundraiser at our upcoming
shows. We will be asking for various volunteers
to assist with the collection of the funds, when
others—the early birds or the Fundraiser
committee heads-- leave for the night.
PRODUCTION REPORT (Greg):
*NAÏVE MELODIES are looking for Thursday,
August 8th. They are the ‘Talking Heads’
cover band that had a date planned for May 16th
and their agent forgot the booking and canceled
the show. They resubmitted a proposal. The group
doesn’t want to be committed for this show.
KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE was initially
contacted to do some aftershows. Both sides wanted
more money, so decided against booking. They are
now interested in Thurs./Fri., August 29/30. This
conflicts with the PHISH, in Colorado, shows,
so group decides this is not a good idea.
GREENSKY BLUEGRASS is interested in Tuesday, November
12th. Andrew is offering to pay the band, making
it a ‘free’ HRC show. More info TBA.
BROTHERS’ GOW from San Diego, are coming
through Las Vegas. They are interested in Thursday/Friday,
August 15/16. Group wants to hold-off on booking
since there are so many June-August shows booked
already. Try again for Fall?
NORTHERN STRANGERS, a Pink Floyd Cover Band, from
NoCal are interested in Sept. 2nd. This is Labor
Day Monday. The group thinks this isn’t
a good idea due to it being a Holiday weekend
and a weeknight. Try again for the Fall?
TRIBAL HIPPIE UNDERGROUND ZONE (THUGZ) from Napa,
CA wants to play. Group thinks they would make
a good opener for Moksha. Possibly a Fall date?
More info TBA.
ZAC DEPUTY is booked for Sat., Nov. 9th @ The
THE KID & NIC SHOW is a “high-energy,
interactive band.” Group to check out links
and website to be discussed at our July meeting.
THE ALL-TOGETHERS (Americana duo who often play
at The Griffin) are looking to be an opening act
at a future HRC event. More info TBD.
THE HILLBENDERS will play on Friday, June 14th
at the HRC, Paradise.
OZOMATLI will play Friday, June 21st, at the HRC,
Live, on the Strip. *LVJBS Members will get free
admission to this show. Names will be at will-call.
FUTUREBIRDS (openers for some WSP shows) is playing
with Diarrhea Planet on Wed., July 24th @ BackStage
Bar & Billiards. (non-LVJB S event).
AFROZEP (a funky-Afro-Cuban, Led Zep band) will
play Thursday, June 27th @ The HRC.
WIDESPREAD PANIC will play at The Joint on Friday/Sat.,
July 12/13. The LVJBS are helping to sponsor this
SPAFFORD will play the WSP aftershows at Vinyl
@ The Hard Rock Hotel. (non-LVJBS event)
PINOT will play Thursday, July 25th @ The HRC,
MICKEY HART BAND (w/ The Tea Leaf Green Trio)
at the HRC, Live, to celebrate Mickey’s
DARK STAR ORCHESTRA will play Tuesday, Oct. 15th
at the HRC, Live, Strip.
*Welcome Chris & Melissa, of the StereoFidelics.
They are a drums, bass, electric violin duo from
Ashville, NC. They have been compared to as the
‘White Stripes meets James Brown.’
They played the after-meeting show @ the Hard
*Welcome Blake, a pal of Pete of the E-String’s.
Blake is looking to help promote shows of ‘Americana’
artists on his Internet radio-program, owned by
Lotus Broadcasting. He can offer a spot on our
radio-show and advertisement, for an LVJBS membership.
The group mentioned how our Officers even have
to pay for Yearly Membership, so the most we could
offer would be advertisement on each other’s’
‘friend-of’ section of the websites.
*Welcome Justin, a pal of Finkel’s who is
a part of our Yahoo! Group and used to attend
shows at MoonDoggies. He had seen the invite to
the meetings on the list serve, for new faces,
so decided to come to a meeting. Justin also is
a pricate Guitar teacher and could possibly have
extra guitar strings, etc. for donating to the
*The Line-up was announced for The Life Is Beautiful
festival, in Downtown Las Vegas. The headliners
are Las Vegas’ very own, THE KILLERS, with
Beck, Jurassic 5, STS9, and MANY others. This
festival is Sat./Sun., Oct. 26/27. The group wants
to attend this local festival and NOT plan any
*Julie mentioned the Thursday, October 31st’s
Halloween parade. She suggested having an after
parade/party, possibly with the March Forth Marching
Band leading the parade to the venue (possibly
Backstage Bar & Billiards). More info TBD.
*Kathy mentioned the OUT OF THE DESERT Bluegrass
Brunch, Sundays, at the Arts Factory. This may
be moved to the House of Blues and a part of their
*Kathy mentioned her son-in-law’s band,
WHISKEY BREATH playing with WAYNE HANCOCK &
DARIN BENNETT on Sat., June 15th @ the LVCS. If
you are interested in pre-sale $10 tickets, see
Kathy G. (They will be $12 night of).
*Julie said there are 6 seats left on the PHISH
BUS to Hollywood, for August 5th. Contact Julie
or Keith to reserve your spot(s).
*The Joint gave us 10 FREE tickets for WSP, in
July. The Friday winners are: Shelly H., Amanda
T., Greg S., Paul C., Natasha B., and Jonathan
F. The Saturday winners are: Julie B., Johnnie
T., Kathy G., and Troy S. J
The NEXT LVJBS Meeting will be at the E-String
on Tuesday, July 9th (the SECOND Tuesday of the
month due to High Sierra travel plans the week
Meeting Adjourned: 9:04PM