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All Day, All Night

Aesop Rock Wins By Ron Barker Aesop Rock has been a busy man this past year, releasing a full length album (None Shall Pass on Definitve Jux) and a 45-minute Nike+iPod track (All Day) as well as touring three different continents. As if that wasn’t enough, Aesop recently released a…

Shannon Curtis

Road Warrior, Lover Photo by Jonathan Russell When I listen to Shannon Curtis’s music it makes me want to run and kiss my girlfriend in the pouring rain as I swing her around time and time again (in slow motion of course). It may sound cheesy, yes, but this piano…

Devin the Dude, P.hD

Life Advice from the Dude I believe in the Dude, 100 percent. For over a decade and through four solo albums, plus a handful of group collaborations, the animated MC from Houston known as Devin the Dude has always filled his rhymes with a level of honesty and wisdom that…

K Sera

Whatever will be… K Sera is not a typical rock band by any means. It is a gathering of many talented local musicians headed by Mike Caswell. Its debut EP, The Machinist, features a roster of around a dozen individuals from bands such as Self Against City, Heroes Last Mission…

Linkin Park, Coheed & Cambria, Chiodos

Monday March 10, 2008 – Arco Arena, Sacramento I’m usually not one to attend rock shows in the arena setting because the sound quality usually blows and beers are like twelve bucks, but when the opportunity presented itself to see one of the largest tours of the year thus far,…

Dance Gavin Dance

No More Drama in the DGD Dance Gavin Dance’s mélange of screamo and R&B has earned the group quite a following both here in their hometown of Sacramento and beyond. Though its members’ mean age is around 20, the group has already traversed the country six or seven times, most…

Lynus

10 Years in Your Ears In a time when most bands form and break up faster then you can say “groupies,” Lynus has proven they can withstand the daunting hardships that come with the passing of time. They have managed to stay somewhat under the radar in the Sacramento area…

Gotta Kick Something that Means Something

Phonte of Little Brother on the Lyrics and Concepts of Getback When Little Brother introduced themselves to the hip-hop world in 2003 with The Listening they were met by an audience desperate for something that felt real. As cliché as the saying has become in rap terms, it couldn’t be…

All Original

The Waybacks Get Loaded San Francisco-based roots rock group The Waybacks took a step forward with their latest release. Due out in late March on Compass Records, Loaded, will be the band’s first release to feature all original material. The album was recorded on the hallowed musical grounds of Nashville,…

Love Like Fire!, Red Host & Bright Light Fever

Love Like Fire!, Red Host, Bright Light Fever Monday, Feburary 11, 2008 The Press Club Very few things in life put me in a better mood than cheap beer and quality live rock’n’roll. Monday night at Club Pow! (inside The Press Club) provided a plethora of both with Bright Light…