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The Real Thing • The Damn Liars Put the Honesty Back in Rock ‘n’ Roll

Monopoly capitalism poisons everything. It has turned Hollywood into a sequel/reboot machine. But it goes further than that. Our food is garbage; our elections are farcical, and even the drinking water isn’t safe to drink. Rock ‘n’ roll was once the fertile soil for all sorts of rebellion, but overproduction…

Exclusive: First Festival 2018’s Full Lineup Drop Is Here!

After combing through more than 800 artist submissions, Danielle Vincent—founder and producer of Sacramento’s mostly-local grassroots music and arts event, First Festival—has somehow narrowed things down and has the final lineup all set. And while the festival’s impressive headliners had previously been announced (more on them below), the rest of…

Video Premiere: “Zone” by Sacramento Band Creux Lies

Sacramento post-punk/darkwave group Creux Lies are gearing up for a busy 2018. Their debut full-length album was recently completed at the esteemed Earth Tone Studios with Patrick Hills, who has had his hands on many of the best recordings to come out of Sacramento in recent years (including his own…

The Stage is Yours • OMB Peezy Strikes Gold on His Debut EP

“When you down they criticize ya, when you up they wanna ride I’m just tryna keep it moving, been stuck so many times” – “Love you Back,” Humble Beginnings OMB Peezy moved from Mobile, Alabama, to Sacramento at the age of 12. At 20, he is already being dubbed by…

Sacramento NYE Round-Up: 18 Ways to Ring in 2018

1) Guitar virtuoso Buckethead is bringing his innovative shredding skills to Ace of Spades. He’s known for, among many other odd things, incorporating nunchuck skills into his set. Need we say more? Tickets are $30 in advance, available at Aceofspadessac.com. All ages welcome, doors open at 8:30 p.m. 2) The…