Music

Breathe Carolina Makes Dance-Core Happen

Ready For More David Schmitt and Kyle Even of Breathe Carolina may be young—but damn, their songs are catchy. And the boys seem to know it. “I got the lines that’ll be in you tonight,” they write in their song “Diamonds.” This is dance music—with a twist. What sets Denver-based…

Unplugged – Dusty Brown w/ DJ Whores

Dusty Brown w/ DJ Whores Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 The Press Club, Sacramento Do you ever wonder if the musicians you love really understand how talented they are? Music is a powerful thing that has the ability to move and change us; it can conjure the good or the evil…

The Breeders Set to Release Four-Song EP

The Breeders are notoriously slow. After releasing their most successful album, Last Splash, in 1993, the group took a long hiatus (nine years!) before releasing the uneven Title TK. After that, another six years passed before the release of their next album. But are they now picking up the pace?…

Hella is Hella Back as a Duo

Four years ago, the world was a different place: electing a black president was still just a fantasy; thought of a serious, wordwide recession was just another thing for alarmists to rant and rave about; and Sacramento’s spaz-rockers Hella was together as a duo. Now in 2009, no one bats…

Death Angel’s Rob Cavestany on How to Rise from the Ashes

Dark Child Tragedy has shortened the careers of many rock ‘n’ roll musicians. In 1990, it would seem like Bay Area thrash band Death Angel would have to be added to that list. The young group, signed to a label before its members had even turned 20 years old, saw…

News: Feb. 9, 2009

The King of Pop will make his return to the stage for the first time since 2001. Michael Jackson announced an open-ended run of performances commencing at London’s O2 Arena on July 9. Jackson will begin with 10 scheduled performances and continue as long as demand dictates. This unique statement…

Find Me Fighting Them Set to Release New EP

No Guns, No Problem With their complex instrumentals and emotion-packed lyrics, Sacramento band Find Me Fighting Them has every right to be excited about the upcoming release of their EP, It’s a Big Bad World and I’ve No Guns to Fight With. As the poignant notes unfold, you’ll discover shades…

With Sholi, There’s A Lot on the Horizon

All That They Can See Don’t mistake San Francisco (by way of Davis) trio Sholi for a wholly identifiable musical collective. Their creative influences weave through minimalist shoegaze, Qawwali and the drone-y spiral of standing on a precipice, not knowing whether or not it’s time to leap. Their self-titled debut…

Ultra Star-Struck

Travis Barker and DJ AM The Park Ultra Lounge, Sacramento Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009 Thursday night at The Park Ultra Lounge saw not one but two rare appearances. The first was the electrifying, genre-amalgamating duo that is comprised of Travis Barker from the late and arguably great Blink 182 on…

Sacramento’s Tais Is Set For Ascension

A Writer Doing the Right Thing The power of words can make you laugh or cry, act reckless or ignite thought and awake the mind. A writer for more than half of his life, Sacramento’s Tais has never taken his talents for granted. From prose to poetry, spoken word to…