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Making a Racquet • Tennis Serves Up Aces with Their Own Label, New EP

When it comes to performing live or working under deadlines, many musicians know that anxiety and panic attacks are occupational hazards. For Alaina Moore of the Denver pop band Tennis, her anxieties came, aptly, while she was writing a song about anxiety. The track in question, “I Miss That Feeling,”…

Outside the 9-to-5 • Wine-ding Down from Summer

As much as I love being on the move—road tripping, planning the next vacation, running to the bike trail after work to catch the last light of the day—sometimes all I want is an inexpensive but delicious glass of wine to end my day. Sacramento is becoming one of the…

The Threads That Hold Us Together

Make no mistake, the holidays are stressful. With all the traffic, lines at the mall and family drama at home, it’s a wonder we even bother saying “happy holidays” at all. Of course, we have little choice in participating, so all we can do is prepare ourselves for the oncoming…

Structure & Chaos • The Visual Art of Local Musician Jonathon Bafus

Jonathon Bafus considers himself a musician first, but he’s also a talented painter. The Sacramento artist tends to blur the lines between music and art when it comes to his creative process. Typically, you start with an idea as a springboard, but as you dive in, the idea shapeshifts so…

Arabian Knights

Given our own state of daily political turmoil here at home, it’s almost comforting to look abroad and see that we’re not the only dysfunctional country in the world. OK, maybe “comforting” is too strong of a word. It’s such a global society at this point that it’s just a…