Your Smith and Rhye at Ace of Spades • Oct. 20, 2018

It is an exciting night for music lovers in Sacramento as Rhye and Your Smith showcase their first projects in five years. Rhye, headed by Toronto singer-songwriter Mike Milosh, released their second album, Blood, at the beginning of the new year. Any fan of Milosh’s beautiful, breathy tones over calm,…

Sacramento Staycation: Hello Old Friend

My home, Sacramento—a forever “up and coming” city—is sometimes just the vacation I need. A weekend at home consists of catching up with friends who I see far too little of, a little rest and relaxation and an obligatory jaunt in the wilderness. The city rings with live music, breweries…

Rough Draft | Norm Macdonald Has A Show | Netflix

After comedian Norm Macdonald made comments dismissive of the #MeToo movement, resulting in a canceled appearance on The Tonight Show and a botched apology on Howard Stern that insulted people with Down’s Syndrome, it appeared that Norm Macdonald Has a Show was an optimistic title. But a surreal Sept. 13…

Spooky Sacramento-area Events to Help Get You In the Halloween Spirit

Thursday, Oct. 11 ArtMix: Zombie at Crocker Art Museum Crocker’s monthly ArtMix series teams up with Sacramento Zombie Walk for a night of horror and fun with movie shorts, live performances and DJs, make-up artists, an apocalypse photo booth, zombie bingo and more. 21-plus, 6–9:30 p.m., $10 for Crocker members,…

Hearing is Believing • Marquis Hill on Meditation and Music

We could all stand to slow down and listen a little more closely. That’s been a key component for the creative growth of Marquis Hill, a New York City-via-Chicago-based trumpeter who has a knack for insightful work, spinning silken trumpet lines wrapped in form-fitted melodic harmonies and quick, rich beats….

Hungry for Vengeance | Insatiable Season 1 | Netflix

It wasn’t until after I finished watching the Netflix original, Insatiable—all 12 episodes—before I realized that it was the show that pissed off the internet. In fact, NPR reviewed this show and called it “Lazy and dull, but at least it’s insulting,” which appears to be the sentiment heard ‘round…

Milk Doesn’t Do My Body Good

From grade school through the first few years of high school, I began my day with a bowl of cereal, preferably Cinnamon Toast Crunch, a cup of coffee and a rerun of Sanford and Son or What’s Happening!! on BET. It was a great way to start my day until…