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Hear: The Story So Far at Sac State • March 20, 2014

Based upon a melodic hardcore foundation, the five-piece pop-punk band The Story So Far has been under the radar controlling the alternative music scene (currently meaning, anything besides the Top 40) since their first album in 2000. Their instrumentals harmonize with identifiable lyrics and fast-paced tempos, compiled into an overall withstand-the-disadvantages feeling. Their music videos [...] Read More

NEW LIVE MUSIC VENUE, WITCH ROOM, OPENS MARCH 25, 2014

It wasn’t long ago that we were bumming out on Bows and Arrows closing, but now we’ve got some really good news to pass along about the building space and the people involved. Not only will one of its co-founders, Trisha Rhomberg, be re-opening Bows and Arrows in a new location later this summer along [...] Read More

TOP LOCAL BARISTAS TO COMPETE AT THE SACRAMENTO PUBLIC LATTE ART TOURNAMENT

I’m not sure if you realize this, but coffee is sort of a big deal in Sacramento; people take their brew seriously around here. And why shouldn’t we? Sacramento has amazing roasters sourcing their coffee beans from all over the globe, and we’ve got an abundance of chill ass coffee shops and madly talented, passionate [...] Read More

Hear: Cayucas at Harlow’s • March 14, 2014

Grab a couple of beach vibes, sharp Vampire Weekend influences, and the sounds of Beach House’s chilled-out persona, and you’re halfway to understanding the coolness of Cayucas. Forming in Santa Monica in mid-2012, Cayucas embodies what would ideally be played at a really awesome summer BBQ featuring amazing ribs and excellent margaritas. Though it isn’t [...] Read More

HAVENSIDE TO RELEASE FOURTH ALBUM, LIVING OUR DARKEST DAYS

Sacramento hardcore/metal band Havenside is readying the release of their fourth album, Living Our Darkest Days. This one comes via the small New York-based Innerstrength Records. The twelve-track album will officially release on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, but you can pre-order all sorts of different bundles of merch right now including CD’s, vinyl, digital downloads, [...] Read More

WHISKEY! WINE! MEATS! BLOCK BUTCHER BAR IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The same guys that brought us Midtown’s most popular beer hall, LowBrau, are finally opening their new joint, Block Butcher Bar, located directly next to LB in the MARRS Building. Block is set to open to the public on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. According to an email from the owners, “Block is a boutique salumi [...] Read More

Taste: Jambalaya at the Mardi Gras Second Line Parade! • March 4, 2014

Most prominently featured around Mardi Gras, Jambalaya is a true representation of indulgence before fasting. Fat Tuesday celebrates the immoderation of rich foods and sinful activities before enduring the long season of Lent, so Jambalaya’s goodness was presented in excess to prepare those for the solemn six weeks ahead of them. Thankfully, we don’t have [...] Read More

See: Art Exhibit Celebrating the Retirement of David Wetzl

From infancy to young adulthood, our brain is developing to understand the material world around us. As social creatures, a large part of this development is dependent on our relationships (nature vs. nurture, to put it simply). Arguably, some of the most valued relationships we will develop are with those most influential to us. If [...] Read More

LOCAL REGGAE GROUP SIMPLE CREATION TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, JUST ANOTHER PIRATE

By the time you read this, Roseville reggae/rock group Simple Creation’s newest album, Just Another Pirate, will be out on iTunes and the four boys, brothers Travis Olmos (drums/vocals) and Zach Olmos (guitar/vocals), Alex Giranis (bass) and Joey Steeb (keys), are going on an all-out tear with well over 15 legit live shows booked all [...] Read More

THE CROISSANTS AND THE STRANGE PARTY JOIN FORCES FOR RELEASE SHOW AT LUIGI’S FEB. 28, 2014

Local punk bands The Croissants and The Strange Party are celebrating joint release parties on Friday, Feb. 28 at Luigi’s. The Croissants are dropping a new 7-inch on the small DIY punk label Hella Mad Records and The Strange Party are releasing a new cassette tape on another small awesome local label, Pleasant Screams. Three [...] Read More

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