Music

News: Feb. 9, 2009

Since the 51st Grammy Awards have already happened and you’ve witnessed MIA perform at nine months pregnant. You may have seen MIA’s OB/GYN anxiously standing side-stage, as the baby was also due that day. You may or may not have also seen the gentlemen of Coldplay in attendance, who were…

Another Damn Disappointment Speaks Out

Relentless About the Music Forget about your one-hit wonders and starry-eyed kids just breaking into the music scene. Despite a lack of local publicity, Another Damn Disappointment has been a staple of the Sacramento music scene for a good 10 years and has a lot to show for it. “We’ve…

Katy Perry on Why Kitsch Is Her Middle Name

Hello Katy Love her or hate her, Katy Perry dominated the pop music scene in 2008. First gaining Internet notoriety with “Ur So Gay,” the 23-year-old pastor’s daughter was quickly catapulted into ubiquity on the strength of her unnervingly catchy and coyly sinful hit single “I Kissed a Girl.” Though…

News: Jan. 26, 2009

Apparently this Taylor Swift girl is pretty popular. My only recollection of her is the image of her sprawled out on a bed, singing about tear drops on her guitar, promoting an upcoming concert at an Indian casino in Northern California. I thought it was strange to see a 16-…

Cheech & Chong Are Back

Timeless & Timely North America in the late ’60s and early ’70s was a dangerous and magical place. War, as well as social and economic upheaval, spun the U.S. and much of the world in a dizzying—albeit groovy—downward spiral. The fabric of human existence was rolled up like good dope…

Boy Meets Girl – 20,000 Breaks into the Sacramento Music Scene

20,000 Breaks into the Sacramento Music Scene Comprised of locals David Mohr and girlfriend Meg Larkin, the band 20,000 is relatively new to the Sacramento music scene—but with their youthful energy and down to earth attitudes, it’s no wonder that fans are quickly tuning in. “By default, I usually just…

Don’t Get Distracted

Cuesta Drive’s Dane Drewis Plays Favorites Sacramento’s own rock/pop/funk outfit Cuesta Drive is gearing up for the release of their sophomore album, Distractions. The diverse 15-track record is surely something to be proud of and lead singer/guitarist Dane Drewis confessed it was tough to choose his favorite track. “I have…

Musical Darwinism

2Me Adapts to Any Situation Life can undo the best made plans. However, those who stay open-minded are able to shift gears without much problem, and often find a change in direction a breath of fresh air. Sacramento’s ever-morphing folk-rock group 2Me seems to thrive under this ethos. Here’s one…

Far Out!

Sacramento’s Far Comes Home By Mark Lore | Photos by Jeff Gros They say you always want to go out on top. If that’s the case, then Sacramento’s Far did everything right. In the mid-’90s Sacramento was on the radar as bands like Cake and Deftones were signing to majors…