Drummers are an intricate part of a band; they provide the rhythm and beat that sets the tone and overall outcome of a song’s groove and feel. They like to maintain their chops, which means playing as often as possible, in order to stay at the peak of their craft. One of the best ways of doing this, is attending open mic jam sessions; these events are held at various bars and clubs, and usually are held on Sundays or during the week.
Open mics are usually put on by a band or an individual, who in most cases could be considered the house band for that particular bar or club, and who encourage other musicians to come up on stage and jam. People for the most part play open mics when they’re not currently in a band and looking to find other people to connect with, or are in a band and are looking for a musician to fill a spot in their project. During most open mics they play either classic rock or blues.
After doing some research, this Examiner was able to find some places in the greater Reno, Carson City, and Lake Tahoe area; here are some bars and clubs that sponsor open mic jam sessions:
Tuesday nights at Sidelines, located at 1237 Barring Blvd Sparks NV, 89434. For more information, you can call them at 775-355-1030 or at www.sidelines.com. Show starts at 9 pm and goes until 11:30 pm.
Thursday nights at 3rd Street Blues, located at 125 W. Third St, Reno NV; the fun begins at 9:30, 775-323-5005.
The first Friday of every month at Comma Coffee,located at 312 S.Carson St, Carson City NV, 89701; the show starts at 8 pm and sign ups begin at 7 pm.