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Local artists drop new music, videos


Smiley Mikey

Michael Sion, aka “Smiley Mikey,” is back with a new music video. He said it was shot in a haunted mansion. In Virginia City no less.

“The music video was shot at the historic Cobb Mansion (built in 1877; now a bed and breakfast)… ([That’s)  where an invisible population of wraiths are said to remain from the roaring days of the 19th century silver bonanza through the boom-and-bust decades that followed.”

 The tune is catchy and melancholy with a strong indie-folk influence.

“The mischievous ‘Ghost Fiddler’ in the video instigates discord between the lovers heading toward a breakup, in this haunted mansion,” Sion noted.

Watch the video

Too Close For Comfort

Local pop-punkers Too Close For Comfort recently released a full-length release, “We only live here on this planet for so long,” but now has the LP on vinyl.

“The four piece band is made up of members who have a background in the Reno deathcore and metal scenes,” the band said. “Similar to early 2000’s bands such as Fall Out Boy who formed from the ashes of heavy hardcore band Racetraitor, or New Found Glory created as a project of members of the hardcore band Shai Hulud, Too Close For Comfort’s heavier roots are apparent in the technicality and palpitating explosiveness of their songs.”

Too Close For Comfort is going on tour of the West Coast next month.

Watch their video here

Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.




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