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Hear: Experimental and Noise Genres at NorCal NoiseFest • Oct. 3–5, 2014

Of all the cities in the world, what makes Sacramento unique? Is it the general feel of creativity and communal support? Absolutely. Sacramento doesn’t produce a public, but rather, fosters individuals. What’s so great about that, you may ask? Consider NorCal NoiseFest, an event that started as a two-day, jam-sesh-esque gathering back in 1995, but […] Read More

See: Nick Offerman at UC Davis • Oct. 4, 2014

You probably know Nick Offerman from his breakout role as the thickly mustached, whiskey drinking, red meat devouring Ron Swanson on NBC’s sitcom Parks and Recreation. In real life, Offerman is also an accomplished stage actor, husband to fellow actress Megan Mullally (Karen on Will and Grace), and author of the book Paddle Your Own […] Read More

See: Hawaii from a Local Perspective • Oct. 4, 2014

Summer may be over, but the season for vacations is never-ending. But who wants to spend x-amount of dollars on a plane ticket when you could just head down to Cal Expo for the Sacramento Aloha Festival? Free admission ($10 for parking) beats commercial plane seating any day. Educational exhibits, workshops, merch and food vendors, […] Read More

Noah Clark and the Homewrecking Crew Release Mama Rich EP Oct. 1, 2014

Sacramento songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Noah Clark is no stranger to the local scene. His old band Brilliant Red Lights was one of my absolute favorite regional groups in the mid-2000s (some of those early shows with Tera Melos were legendary!). He’s also worked with or performed alongside acts like Cake, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Black Tibetans, DoomBird […] Read More

Touch: Bring Your Designs to Life with Laura Matranga’s Behind the Silkscreen • Sept. 27–28, 2014

We are living in an age of a do-it-yourself lifestyle. DIY is taking over home decor and design as people across the country flock to websites like Pinterest and eHow for inspiration on how to learn to make their own pillowcases, picture frames, light fixtures and more. The only downside to DIY? Not all of […] Read More

Local All-Girl Band Cave Women to Release New EP, Second Chances

If you read our December 2012 cover story on local all-girl jazz/folk/pop group Cave Women, then you already know that this talented group of young women holds a special place in our hearts. “These musicians have an almost magical connection with one another,” wrote James Barone on the group, talking about their 2012 self-titled full-length […] Read More

Hear: Gardens & Villa, Zimmer and More at the Final Second Saturday Block Party of the Summer at THIS • Sept. 13, 2014

THIS is a masterfully curated series of free concerts held outside the MARRS Building on Second Saturdays throughout the summer. The final party is Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, with Santa Barbara’s Gardens and Villa headlining (check out their fantastic new album Dunes), along with the Parisian producer Zimmer, Los Angeles’ Lincoln Jesser, Wunder Wunder (also […] Read More

Sacramento Comedy Fest Invades Midtown Sept. 12–20 , 2014

Prepare your cheek muscles because the 2014 Sacramento Comedy Festival is just around the corner, set to take place from Sept. 12–20, 2014, at the Comedy Spot (1050 20th Street, Suite 130), Midtown’s home for all things funny. Started in 2011 by comedian and Comedy Spot owner Brian Crall, Sacramento Comedy Fest hosts improv/sketch comedy […] Read More

Touch: Grab Your Camping Gear and Finish the Summer with a Campout at American River Music Festival • Sept. 12–14, 2014

Music festivals are all the rage nowadays. And it’s perfectly sensible as to why! The birth of a community surrounded by beautiful art, amazing people, great food and fantastic music would attract any reasonable person. But what separates the American River Music Festival from the rest? Take those said characteristics and plug in some beautiful […] Read More

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