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…

All Across the Grid • Amber Witzke Spreads Sacramento Love

The creative energy in Sacramento is surging. From the diversity in the region’s live music scene to the legacy of innovation and creative vitality among its community of visual and performing artists, the feeling of civic pride is palpable. With creative businesses flourishing, creatives are taking hold of Sacramento and…

Drink Local, Stay Gold • Gold River Distillery Sources Close To Home

Greg Baughman points to a copper cylinder that towers high above his head. Through tiny windows in the cylinder, you can see liquids thrashing about and excitedly bubbling. “Something violent but beautiful happens in there,” he says. Baughman is referring to the 160-gallon side-mounted column still that he built himself…