Music

Lydia

Lead vocalist Leighton Antelman of Lydia speaks humbly of his band’s success as though it’s a misnomered description. Lydia can be described as soaring indie rock adrift in desperation. Yet, as without creed as Antelman tries to write, his band continues to develop a loyal following ready to sacrifice their…

Happy Together

Happy Mayfield, Righteous Movement Old Ironsides was a rocking boat April 18. Old friends were conversing and new friends were connecting, and for those who were rusty at socializing, the bar was there to hug. Lee Bob fans spoke fluently with leftover Bucho fans as Happy Mayfield heartthrobs conversed in…

All In Jest

Though Sacramento’s Buildings Breeding Started as a Joke, the Band is Serious About Moving Forward A perusal of Buildings Breeding’s Myspace page will show that the band has a sense of humor. The tagline under the band name describes the group’s genre as a fantastical mix of “healing & easylistening/religious/black…

Twist and Shout

Vivian Girls, Abe Vigoda, Agent Ribbons, Dog Party Luigi’s Fun Garden “¢ Friday, April 24, 2009 By Blake Gillespie | Photos by Samantha Saturday From the deck of Luigi’s Slices & Fun Garden, you could see over the security fence into the Wyclef concert on K St., but inside of…

Fro-Go to the Top

The economy has taken a swan-style jump off the high dive platform. The descent has been gloriously terrible; many businesses have closed up shop for good, and good folks have been laid off. Though any plummet from the high dive can be disastrous, the trick is to make sure you…

The ZuhG Life

Local four-piece difficult to define Happy 4/20. If only you were in Arcata, you could be ZuhGin’ out. After CD release parties in Sacramento and Roseville last week, the four-piece from the City of Trees cruised the ZuhGmobile to Humboldt for a weekend lineup of shows capped off by a…

Pretty & Nice Spring into Action

Hyper, Aware Fun isn’t always easy. Sometimes you have to work pretty hard to have a good time. Take, for instance, Get Young, the debut from Boston’s Pretty & Nice for Sub Pop imprint Hardly Art. Frenetic beats, knee-jerk changes and myriad bleeps and bloops combine to create something the…

More than Mere Talking

Autumn Sky Charms Fans With Her Upcoming Album Whether crooning about a budding romance or a broken heart, Autumn Sky’s sparkling melodies resonate long after the final notes die down. Like an intimate conversation, Sky’s confessional narratives are blended with twinkling instrumentals. Her music leaves you with a warm feeling—like…

The Black Lips

To Err is Human The Black Lips are a band with dirt under their fingernails—amongst other things. Hailing from Atlanta, Ga., the group has become as known for its music as it has for its penchant for nudity, homoeroticism and bodily fluids. But what’s rock ‘n’ roll if it’s not…

Don’t Forget to Brag

The Sweet Brag Tour w/ The Devil Wears Prada, A Day to Remember, Sky Eats Airplane, Emarosa Club Retro, Orangevale | April 19, 2009 Words and Photos By Russsell Wonsley Club Retro has not seen or felt such a concert for sometime. Before the show, a line of kids wrapped…