Music

Jenny Lewis Finds the Right Vibe on Acid Tongue

The Magic of the Moment It’s possible that Jenny Lewis can do no wrong. On her solo debut, Rabbit Fur Coat, she slipped out of the indie rock outfit that served her well throughout her time with Rilo Kiley and into something more gospel. The result garnered an even wider…

Fire & Ice

Sister Crayon Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 Luigi’s Fun Garden On a cold Saturday night, Sister Crayon kept me warm. Not with blankets or pea coats, but with hope for a better Sacramento music scene. Some say it’s dead and gone; that all the good bands are broken up and nothing…

April Fools was in full effect in 2009

April Fools was in full effect this year. I fell victim to an official-looking post by Björk on her Web site, saying she has accepted the position of lead vocalist for legendary Led Zeppelin. The post went on to say Björk has “put forward her wish that they only cover…

Listen to Fall Out Boy’s New Album and Share the Madness

Emo Kings or Underdogs? Ready for more from the “Kings of Emo?” Fall Out Boy’s fifth studio album, Folie à Deux, was released Dec. 16, 2008. Translating to “A madness shared by two,” the album title may be more fitting than intended. It seems their music incites a sort of…

The Get Down to the Champion Sound

DJ Esef, Selector KDK and Ras Matthew Give Sacramento a Weekly Dose of Reggae By Nicole Martinez | Photo By Dominick Porras Every week, right here in Midtown, reggae dancehall music gets put into heavy rotation at the Capitol Garage. Any Friday night you can walk into an atmosphere of…

The View from the Top

Jamie Anderson’s Career Is Soaring At just 18 years of age, professional snowboarder Jamie Anderson is at the top of her game. Both TransWorld SNOWboarding and Snowboarder Magazine, arguably the two biggest publications in the industry, recently named the South Lake Tahoe native Top Female Snowboarder of the Year. She…

Nina Persson and RZA: Meant to Be

If you were alive in the ’90s and had MTV or a stereo (remember those?), you probably had a boner for Nina Persson. As frontwoman for the Cardigan’s, her dreamy voice, elfin features, deep blue eyes, super model body… Sorry, I forgot what I was saying. Right, I got an…

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…