Last Friday (ok TWO fridays ago) was Collective Desk Concert #1 featuring local Reno band Big Remote. Big Remote is a rough around the edges rock, mellow, western, high desert beer sipping band. I have a preview copy of their album and it’s good. Hopefully they’ll be flinging disks to the public soon.
The band is made up of Reno Collective MuckyMuck Don Morrison on drums, Stephen Larkins on Guitar and vocals, Jon Cornell on Keyboard, and Eric Foreman on bass and vocals. More about them on their website BigRemote.net.
What is Collective Desk?
National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Concert Series began around 2007. The concept is simple. Musicians of all levels, from superstars to indie bands to classical musicians set up behind a desk at the offices of NPR Music. The desk belongs to Bob Boilen, one time director of All Things Considered, now the director of NPR Music and host of Tiny Desk and All Songs Considered.
I love this podcast. It kicks ass. The videos are great too.
My idea was simple, so simple in fact that it’s hard to even call it an idea: create a cool recurring event at the Reno Collective that brought in local musicians and bands and copycatted the whole Tiny Desk Concert thing. One big difference. While you do have to work here to see the show, anyone can work here on Friday. Oh, one more big difference: we have beer.