Music

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…

The Devil Wears Prada Deepens Its Roots

The Devil You Know Two nights in New York City have taken its toll on Jeremy DePoyster. America’s largest city is a lot to take in for new visitors and longtime residents alike, but for a member of a band whose star is on the rise, New York’s hectic pace…

Imagine Fashion Show

Sacramento Grand Ballroom Friday, March 27, 2009 Sacramento’s fashionistas gathered last Friday for a hopeful glimpse into the future of fashion as the International Academy of Design & Technology featured a host of student designers in their annual Imagine Fashion Show. A colored presentation of mostly feminine pieces, mixed with…

Change in Course for Consider the Thief

Consider This! It doesn’t take too keen a memory to recall when the underground was rocked by a relatively new animal; a post-hardcore beast gnashing a row of melodic incisors, besmirched by a heavy metal overbite. The critics called it metal-core, then screamo, then a whole host of hyphenated hyperbole…

My Amp Goes to 11

Music & Games Night : In Leaves, Owltrain & Musical Charis Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Marilyn’s On K, Sacramento Sometimes when bands break up and members go their separate ways to form new groups, their fans are treated to twice the amount of music. An obvious example would be The…