Music

The Gospel According to Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba

Enjoy It While It Lasts “Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost.” -Inferno, “Canto I” Dante Alighieri published the first book of his Italian-language epic The Divine Comedy, called Inferno, in 1314, but his words still…

Don’t Blink

A Single Second Celebrate Their New EP In their almost six-year history, Sacramento’s A Single Second has retained only one of its original members, vocalist/guitarist (he plays trumpet, too) Shawn Peter. While for some bands, this sort of turnover may have been the result of tempestuous relationships, but this doesn’t…

Armed & Ready

Caitlin Gutenberger talks Two Sheds Since 2006, Sacramento act Two Sheds has garnered much success with their debut album, Strange Ammunition (UnderAcloud Records). The S.F. Weekly has dubbed them “dreamy and captivating,” while other critics have compared them to the likes of Hope Sandoval, Lucinda Williams and Beck. Their folk-rock…

Full Bloom

The Mahogany Urban Poetry Series Returns Words by Nicole Martinez | Photo by Domonick Porras The city of trees is in the midst of planting a new seed. The Mahogany Urban Poetry Series, a popular venue in the past, has re-sprouted just in time for those relaxing, warm summer nights….

Time Heals

Nightwish Bring Symphonic Power Metal to Sacramento After a tempestuous few days in the U.S., Nightwish bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala was in Canada by the time Submerge was able to contact him. A poor connection while the group was in transit to Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and a missed appointment caused…

Jamies Elsewhere Has An Army Behind Them

Sacramento’s very own rock outfit Jamies Elsewhere have found themselves in a situation many young musicians dream of. They signed to Victory Records at the end of ’07, they’ve got a new full-length album coming out on May 27 entitled Guidebook for Sinners Turned Saints, they just finished shooting a…

Random Abiladeze Gets Brutally Honest

Random Abiladeze is wise beyond his years. It’s hard to deny the truth behind most of his songs and even harder to deny the amount of talent this young man has. His newest full-length album, Brutally Honest, deserves your undivided attention. Random will celebrate the release of the album on…

Texas Tornado

Eisley Conquers Personal Strife in Time for Spring Tour Even over the phone, Eisley’s Sherri DuPree has the sort of wide-eyed charm that will either make your eyes turn into giant cartoon hearts or cause you to vomit–depending on your kink. When Submerge spoke with the young singer/songwriter/guitarist and she…

Human Beings Playing Music in a Room

Death Cab for Cutie Drummer Jason McGerr Talks Shop Even as Death Cab for Cutie readies their second major label studio album, the group’s name is still synonymous with indie rock. The Seattle-based foursome has accomplished a remarkable feat by gaining wide acceptance without alienating those who have been there…