Music

The Numbers Game

Eightfourseven proves the past four years wasn’t lost time with new release Lossless Some of Sacramento’s favorite sons have returned with new music recently. Deftones battled back from bass player Chi Cheng’s coma to release a new album and Far rose from the dead to release their first new album…

A New Focus

Deftones Diamond Eyes (Reprise) Deftones fans are awesome. Each have their own strong opinions of which album is the best; swearing by some and oftentimes discrediting others. A vast majority like to save face by announcing that they only like the “old Deftones,” and then they’ll reference one of two…

Horse Of A Different Color

Band of Horses releases Infinite Arms under a new face When asked if he had any parting words at the end of our interview, Band of Horses keyboardist Ryan Monroe paused, chuckled a bit, then hesitantly replied, “I slept all day–and we’re about to sound-check with Pearl Jam.” No tone…

Warming Up the Workweek

HUMP (Apache Cleo, DJ Whores, Jonathan Francis) The Press Club – Wednesday, March 24, 2010 When I used to hear the word “hump,” two things would come to mind. The first was those annoying dogs you don’t know that always want to mount your leg even though they’re neutered. Annoying….

Many Strings Attached

Oakland’s Judgement Day Invites The Verdict I shoveled the last of my Best Wurst bratwurst into my face and walked to the corner where a large crowd had gathered to watch a band that had set up shop on the sidewalk. This was SXSW, so it seemed like nothing out…

Room to Breathe

Circa Survive branches out on Blue Sky Noise When Philadelphia-based rock band Circa Survive began writing in late 2008 for what would become their third full-length album, the group was at a rather uncertain point in their career. Not only had their contract with longtime allies Equal Vision Records come…

A Few Conquering Many

Sacramento MC A.R.A.B. looks to infiltrate bigger markets with The Trojan Horse Talk with any rapper or MC who’s been hustling in the music business for five or more years and they won’t hesitate to speak on the “salt in the game”—shifty promoters and snake managers trying to swindle for…

Sheet Rock

Goodness Gracious Me is Leaving the Garage Goodness Gracious Me practices near Sacramento City College in a tiny garage that barely houses Skyler Henry’s drumset, let alone the rest of the three-piece rock band’s equipment. Cables snake all around the floor and unfinished sheet rock hangs in the balance from…

It’s a Karnivool Out There

One of the biggest rock bands from down under comes to Sacramento When rock band Karnivool from Perth, Western Australia, released their sophomore album Sound Awake in June 2009, the record skyrocketed to No. 2 on the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Charts. It sat just behind Black Eyed Peas’…

Slave to the Grind

After Two Decades of Creating Music, Brian Hanover Collects No Dust Words Anthony Giannotti | Photo Scot Stewart Brian Hanover is most well known for his years fronting the Sacramento-based street punk band Hanover Saints. After seven U.S. tours, two full-length records, four EPs and nearly 10 years playing together,…