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Inspired by Beats • Sacramento-Born Duo Blaq Tuxedo To Drop First LP

Do you like to get lit? So do the pair of Sacramento-grown brothers behind up-and-coming Blaq Tuxedo. And they’re bringing the fire. Brothers Dominique and Darius Logan have written hits for Ty Dolla $ign (“LA” featuring Kendrick Lamar, Brandy, and James Fauntleroy), Chris Brown (“Anyway”), The Rej3ctz (“Cat Daddy”) and…

Hometown Tourist: A Little Slice of Heaven

“So uh, the vibe here is way different than last time.” There is no one “type” of tourist that visits Locke, California. One weekend there is a brigade of motorcyclists, the next, grandma and the grandkids are on a weekend escapade along the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Since investing in…

Don’t Feed the Fyre!

Ja Rule was on top of the world in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, but oh how the mighty have fallen. After a two-year stint in prison for tax evasion and gun possession, Ja was ready to make his big comeback with a pivot toward concert promotion. Ja Rule…

Running Down the Past at the Boston Marathon • Monday, April 17, 2017

Life, bro. Life. Yeah, I cried. Like, real tears. I’m not talking about some pathetic, single anime teardrop. Not some bullshit-ass, Lil Wayne face-tattoo tears. I’m talking about Selena death tears. Brokeback Mountain tears. Michael Jordan tears. Nooooooo, not you, David Bowie! tears. I’m talking real, manly-ass, Tiger Woods-apology tears….

It’s Not You, It’s Us

I’ve been in partial, self-imposed Facebook exile for quite some time. If you haven’t tried it before, I highly recommend it, even if it’s just for a little while. A while back—I think I wrote about it here—I deactivated my account, which I’ve long since reactivated. I’ve also deleted the…

Prty Tme • DNCE’s JinJoo Lee Brings Us Sweet Escape

Mid-2015, Joe Jonas, songwriter Justin Tranter and Swedish power pop producers Mattman and Robin found a place for a 10-year-old guitar lick in a small vessel entitled “Cake by the Ocean.” Released in November 2015, this ear worm worked its way through the charts and playlists all the way into…