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The Lion’s Share

Immortal Technique’s Take on The Third World Immortal Technique is not just a political rapper. As much as people like to cling to labels, he’s not having it. He may rap about the president and the everyday struggle of third world countries, but 29-year-old Felipe Coronel believes he’s much more…

Back to the Future II B-boy/B-girl Jam

Saturday, July 19, 2008 Words by Nicole Martinez Photos courtesy of Vince Horiuchi In case you were out of town, busy working or just plain not in the know, then you may have missed one of the freshest jams this summer. Starting mid-afternoon on the beautiful, sunny Saturday of July…

State of Fashion

Sacramento Designers Look to Remove Small City Stigma Words by Michaela Pommells Photo above by Nick Avey If you haven’t been a part of it, you may not know Sacramento’s fashion scene is as alive as it is. It reaches far beyond the chic boutiques on the Midtown grid. A…

N.S.A. – No Skating Allowed

Blue Turner There I was, chillin’, maxin’ out, “lurkin’ hard” in a limo, drinking a Red Bull Vodka on my way with the Red Bull Sacramento Crew to swoop up some of the nastiest local skateboarders in the 916. I knew it was going to be ill. I mean, shit,…

Legalize It

Reality Star/Top Model Adrianne Curry Hosts Pot Party at Playboy Mansion Marijuana laws in the U.S. are pretty confusing—some would say downright stupid. The situation is even more sticky (no pun intended) here in California. Though it is legal for prescribed patients to use and cultivate marijuana under California state…

Full Bloom

The Mahogany Urban Poetry Series Returns Words by Nicole Martinez | Photo by Domonick Porras The city of trees is in the midst of planting a new seed. The Mahogany Urban Poetry Series, a popular venue in the past, has re-sprouted just in time for those relaxing, warm summer nights….

The Kids Just Want to Rock

Sacramento Has Its First “School of Rock” It’s every kids dream to be a rock star. Magazine covers, world tours, chicks—these thoughts along with the notion of performing in front of thousands of screaming fans night after night drive many to try their hand at learning an instrument at an…

The High on Fire Tour Machine Is Unstoppable

Evil Never Sleeps Most guitarists do fine with six strings, but when you rock has hard as High on Fire’s Matt Pike, you probably need nine. Pike (formerly a member of Sleep) has fronted Oakland-based metal group for the better part of a decade. But for the group’s latest album,…

Big Bang Game Industry

WORDS MARK FRIESEN THE GAME INDUSTRY CAN’T SEEM TO STOP itself. Software sales alone jumped 34% to $8.64 billion in 2007 from 2006 and are predicted to surpass $10 billion in 2008. Growth is always healthy, but are creative and fun games becoming replaced with bigger and better versions of…