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Face Value

Jonny Craig is front and center on his solo debut Jonny Craig is a name many of you might be familiar with. The now Lexington, Ky.-based singer is currently frontman for Rise Records’ indie core sextet Emarosa. However, now that he has a bit of down time from his regular…

Oh!range Bread

The Bread Store 1716 J Street, Sacramento Words & Photo by Josselin Bassaldu Driving east through Midtown, I was on my way. With my hair pulled up in a ponytail, a college sweatshirt on my back and a water bottle in my bag, I was determined to be prompt to…

Three Nights, One Show

Best Fwends, WHATEVAWHATEVAWHATEVA, Loch Lomand Luigi’s Fungarden “¢ Nov. 11-13, 2009 Words by Vincent Girimonte Last week, I ended up at Luigi’s Slice three consecutive nights, and it has culminated into the following article which will hopefully explain why a grown man is still frequenting pizza parlors by himself. Wednesday…

Festivities, Family, Food and Philanthropy

Aptly rhyming with the word remember, November is the time to recall memories of festivities, edifying food and the kindred spirits and gifts in life that conjure up feelings of gratefulness and the inclination to share good fortune with others. While eating at an “Italian” restaurant in a strip mall…

The Warm California Sun

The Golden Cadillacs Evoke Classic California Country Sounds on Their Debut Album Friends who drink together stay together. That’s a saying, right? Regardless, it’s worked in the case of Nick Swimley and Adam Wade, who have been friends since high school. Two and a half years ago, they combined their…

Youth Ain’t Wasted

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band has the heart of a teen, literally. “We didn’t necessarily know what we were getting ourselves into,” explained Benjamin Verdoes, co-founder and lead singer of Seattle, Wash.-based Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band. He talked over the group’s timeline as he waited patiently for wife and…

SWINGIN’ UTTERS

STILL BARELY SCRAPING BY IN TOUGH TIMES Words by Mickie Rat I first heard of Swingin’ Utters in 1992 during my time as a DJ for KSSU, a fledgling college radio station at Sacramento State. They sent us a 10-inch record entitled Scared, which listed the name of the band…

Deacon Around

Dan Deacon Luigi’s Fungarden, Sacramento, California Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 Words by Vincent Girimonte Photos by Samantha Saturday Dan Deacon’s set at Luigi’s Fungarden on Oct. 19 reminded me of that saying, “Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.” Manifesting this was a state worker boogying next to some…

Getting Into the Mood

Alison Sudol leads A Fine Frenzy quietly into the spotlight Alison Sudol’s soft voice creaked from the ear of my phone, sounding positively under the weather. “I got really, really sick,” says Sudol with a cough after I ask her how the nationwide tour she’s on has been going. “A…

Great Expectations

Thursday, The Fall of Troy, The Dear Hunter Boardwalk “¢ Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 Words & Photos Russ Wonsley Looking at the lineup for last Thursday night’s show at Boardwalk, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had heard of The Dear Hunter from close friends but had never taken…