Jelly Bread is a Reno/Lake Tahoe area favorite, a powerhouse quintet that delivers a high-energy, chameleonic playlist. Their distinct style is identified by a blend of desert twang, urban funk and rock. Exceptional songwriting and storytelling interlaced with four part harmonies, intricate “in-the-pocket” drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, tasty talkbox, “take-’em-to-church” organ come together into a sound that is downright appetizing.
Opening act Thumpasuarus is a Los Angeles-based gang of five superbly-skilled young American musicians taking hugely divergent influences and channelling them into something uniquely Thumpasaurian. These music and film students from the University of Southern California have honed their unique take on a multifarious swathe of musical inspirations through numerous live appearances on L.A's insane house party circuit.
Thumpasurus offer up their own unique punk/funk stew wherein, hidden in plain sight and sound, you'll find traces of Zappa, Beefheart, James Chance, Funkadelic/Parliament, Morphine, Devo, Talking Heads and Prince, as well as some rocking heavy metal, free jazz, musical theatre and even some light opera references thrown in for good measure.
O.P. Rockwell is for patrons age 21+, located at the top of Main St in a downstairs, speakeasy venue created for live music.