Music

Bigger Than Mother Earth, Atmosphere

Bigger Than Mother Earth Days before heading out on his Paint the Nation tour that will put him on the road through November, Slug is faced with a daunting four hours of interviews. If anything were to deter me from the rap life, that just might be it, but just…

Silver Darling’s Simple Mission

Never Settle Ask Kevin Lee, lead singer of Silver Darling, about the band’s fast acclaim and he will tell you quite simply that it was unexpected. With their first full-length, Your Ghost Fits My Skin, released on Crossbill Records this month, Silver Darling has quickly become a popular band in…

Come Together

Pressure Point Celebrates Sweet 15 This year, Sacramento’s own street punk/Oi! prodigies Pressure Point will celebrate their 15th anniversary. An impressive feat in its own right—especially considering the tumultuous nature of the punk rock scene—what makes Pressure Point’s quinceañera even more notable is that they’ve managed to survive on their…

This Ain’t No Foolin’ Around

!!! Wants You to Slam When the collective runoff of ballyhooed Sacramento bands Black Licorice and Popesmashers joined forces after a mid-’90s tour, they probably didn’t realize their labor would yield the seeds for the forbidden fruit of dance-punk. They probably didn’t even realize that what they were doing was…

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…