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Miles Left To Walk, Luckily • Jessica Malone Stays Open To Possibility

Most are familiar with the cliché “write what you know,” and while there’s definite truth to that, sometimes it’s best to write what you find, to be open to what can be learned. Singer-songwriter Jessica Malone has spent her musical life doing just that. The Sacramento transplant writes based on…

MIND. BLOWN. | John Wick: Chapter 2 | Rated R

John Wick: Chapter 2 is one of the most amazingly violent and gorgeous movies I’ve ever seen. Returning as the title character, Keanu Reeves is a one man tidal wave of death that racks up a body count so high, they may as well have called this film GOP Obamacare…

SONG PREMIERE: Drone Out to Noonmoon’s Six-Minute Jam “Triptych”

For those who have been around the Sacramento music scene for a while, the name Mike Sparks Jr. will likely ring a bell. The multi-instrumentalist and songwriter has been involved with a plethora of groups with heavy local ties like Mister Metaphor, Bridges, By Sunlight, An Angle and Doombird, to…

Girl Boss: Vintage Monkey’s Shasta Smith Builds a Motorcycle Mecca

Vintage Monkey is 6,500 square feet of fuck yeah. Fuck yeah includes a café, eclectic retail, motorcycle service/repair and a rotating museum exhibit of classic motorcycles that will leave you slack jawed. The moment you enter from seedy, industrial North 16th Street, you are transported into a state of awe…

Heavy Gets Horny: Horseneck’s Debut LP is a Dynamic Trip

Anthony Paganelli has been at a monster truck rally all day long with his son. When Submerge catches up with Horseneck’s guitarist/vocalist (affectionately called “Pag”), he’s slightly frazzled by the spectacle of the subculture drawn to such an affair, lamenting the unbroken yelps of a patron directly behind him for…

Playing Loose with the Facts

Alternative facts … that’s what we have to deal with these days. One of President Trump’s horn blowers and former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, went on Meet the Press recently and was asked why the new administration’s first press conference focused on spreading false information about the number of people…

Winter Driving in a Not-So-Californian Winter

I’m no car aficionado; I drive a Prius, for God’s sake. But I do have advice for those of you braving this year’s Stormageddon and driving into the forces of nature. Many of us who were born and raised in California have never been forced to drive in harsh conditions….