Music

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…

With Grace We Fall

Baby Faces Going Places Photo By Michael Ish The city of Galt is best known for its annual Spring Strawberry Festival and the Galt Market, held twice a week, offering shoppers fresh fruits and vegetables among many other things. It is a surprise to most then to hear the sonic…

“Weird Al” Yankovic, Shooting Straight From the Pancreas

Big Cheese Icons come in all shapes and sizes. They come from all walks of life. And sometimes, they play polka. Though Eminem and Prince may disagree, there are few people who have made as many contributions to pop culture over the past three decades than “Weird Al” Yankovic. Mixing…

Tres Hermanas

2416 K St. SACRAMENTO, CA As I’ve mentioned before in this column, I’m a huge fan of taco trucks, and that same love extends to small “authentic”-feeling joints that sell forearm-sized burritos for $5.50. I don’t know if it’s a case of conditioning, because in college a trip to the…

A Little Bit of Everything

Bukue One is a man of tremendous talent, blessed with the ill-technique both vocally on the mic and visually on a wall or canvas. It goes without question though that his most invaluable gift was and still is his motivation to get out and pursue his talents, to educate himself…

Last Angels

They don’t even know what they’re doing, and they’re loving it! I had the opportunity to have a chat with Jake Desrochers aka Jake D. of Lonely Kings and former Papa Roach drummer Dave Buckner aka d.Black to find out what’s going on with their new collaboration Last Angels. At…

Calling All Monsters, West By Swan, San Kazakgascar

Java Lounge, Sacramento Sunday, June 29, 2008 Sunday evenings for me are usually reserved for the couch, a six-pack and a movie. It’s like clockwork. So naturally I found myself in a bind when I learned there were some killer bands set to play at Javalounge last Sunday. It was…

One More Time With Feeling

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Go into the Vault on Their Latest Release During the 2004 presidential election cycle, Fat Wreck Chords head/NOFX frontman Fat Mike transformed from party punk icon to counter culture luminary. Rarely interviewed in years prior, Mike was almost ubiquitous in print and on television,…