Music

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…

All Day, All Night

Aesop Rock Wins By Ron Barker Aesop Rock has been a busy man this past year, releasing a full length album (None Shall Pass on Definitve Jux) and a 45-minute Nike+iPod track (All Day) as well as touring three different continents. As if that wasn’t enough, Aesop recently released a…

Shannon Curtis

Road Warrior, Lover Photo by Jonathan Russell When I listen to Shannon Curtis’s music it makes me want to run and kiss my girlfriend in the pouring rain as I swing her around time and time again (in slow motion of course). It may sound cheesy, yes, but this piano…

Devin the Dude, P.hD

Life Advice from the Dude I believe in the Dude, 100 percent. For over a decade and through four solo albums, plus a handful of group collaborations, the animated MC from Houston known as Devin the Dude has always filled his rhymes with a level of honesty and wisdom that…

K Sera

Whatever will be… K Sera is not a typical rock band by any means. It is a gathering of many talented local musicians headed by Mike Caswell. Its debut EP, The Machinist, features a roster of around a dozen individuals from bands such as Self Against City, Heroes Last Mission…