Music

Starting 2010 off Tart

Words & Photo by Josselin Bassaldu josselin@submergemag.com Sick of hearing about New Year’s resolutions? Diets, no-no foods, healthy eating and how to keep that personal weight-loss pledge? Great. Me too. It seems appropriate then, to talk about tarts. No, not acidic and sour foods. Sweet, fresh, creamy and crunchy fruit…

On to the Next

Chris Shiflett puts his time off from Foo Fighters to Good Use Over the past decade, the Foo Fighters have risen to become one of the most prominent bands in rock ‘n’ roll, and guitarist Chris Shiflett has been a big part of that. Becoming a full-fledged Foo right before…

Resuscitating Rock

Youth Brigade (Jan. 29, 2010) Local rock ‘n’ roll club with rich history is brought back to life, again “John, don’t let the club burn down.” That’s one sentence that Sacramento-area resident John Webb will not soon forget, especially as the seminal club he watched burn more than 30 years…

Conjuring the Music

Boomsnake’s Gabriel Rodriguez taps into the spirits Gabriel Rodriguez was born to an abstract impressionist painter mother and an acupuncturist father. His childhood was filled with trips to avant garde art shows, and his father helped guide him spiritually. These experiences shaped him into a unique mind that gravitated toward…

Orchestrated Chaos

Sacramento music wunderkind Michael Franzino talks A Lot Like Birds Words by Julie De La Torre Photo by Daniel Dare [audio:02 Hallows or Horcruxes_.mp3] A Lot Like Birds isn’t, well, a lot like anything else you’ve heard before. Starting out as a two-man project led by frontman Michael Franzino, the…

What’s Next? CHLLNGR

Steven Borth’s CHLLNGR takes dub to the next level Jet setting around the world to collaborate and tour, studio sessions with music’s most renowned creators, and splitting living time in Sacramento and Copenhagen with a beautiful girlfriend would seem to make for a full life for most musicians, yet Steven…

Living Room Scientists

Bows & Arrows secondhand hipster apparel boutique is not known for its live entertainment, but the dozen or so hip enough to be in the know got a brief, but aurally excitable performance from Placerville’s Pregnant Dec. 3. Formerly grid kids, Pregnant moved out to the sticks, possibly to their…

Submerge’s Year End List

in 140 characters or less 20. The XX XX (XL) One of the best man and woman duets of all time. Their voices mesh together like delicious PB+J. Songs to groove or snooze to. 19. Consider the Thief Signs and Wonders (Self-released) Locally bred, brilliantly produced post-rock album that plays…

In Memoriam : Sacramento Scene Shake Up

A look at the Sacramento scene shake-up in 2009 It was a difficult year for the local musician as at least eight bands met their demise. Swansong shows were played, vans were crashed and relationships collapsed in bittersweet endings. The silver lining in the shambles of bands lost? As we…