Music

All Original

The Waybacks Get Loaded San Francisco-based roots rock group The Waybacks took a step forward with their latest release. Due out in late March on Compass Records, Loaded, will be the band’s first release to feature all original material. The album was recorded on the hallowed musical grounds of Nashville,…

Love Like Fire!, Red Host & Bright Light Fever

Love Like Fire!, Red Host, Bright Light Fever Monday, Feburary 11, 2008 The Press Club Very few things in life put me in a better mood than cheap beer and quality live rock’n’roll. Monday night at Club Pow! (inside The Press Club) provided a plethora of both with Bright Light…

The High on Fire Tour Machine Is Unstoppable

Evil Never Sleeps Most guitarists do fine with six strings, but when you rock has hard as High on Fire’s Matt Pike, you probably need nine. Pike (formerly a member of Sleep) has fronted Oakland-based metal group for the better part of a decade. But for the group’s latest album,…

Gillmor Goes Prime time

There is an old saying that goes, “hard work pays off.” Sacramento based singer/songwriter Ryan Gillmor has proved this to the fullest extent. After working his ass off for years, both in bands and as a solo artist driving all over the country with an acoustic guitar slinging his CD’s,…

Ta’raach & Blu

The name C.R.A.C. Knuckles sounds like a punishing device; an instrument capable of turning flesh to pudding. Figuratively this could be true, but in literal sense C.R.A.C. Knuckles is the collaboration of two of hip-hop’s most promising minds; Detroit veteran Ta’Raach and Los Angeles native and 2007 Rookie of the…

B STREET X 29TH STREET X E STREET

BY CHARLIE LOVESHAFT FIRST YOU COULD START AT THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD AT 201 29th St and pick yourself up some free rubbers. Free is always good. Especially when it saves your junk and prevents any new lil’ groms’ from being brought into this already overpopulated world. PS Don’t forget that…

Pacsun Tour, The Boardwalk

PACSUN TOUR Wednesday January 30th, 2008 The Boardwalk, Orangevale, CA WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE BOARDWALK WAS an evening filled with booty shakin’ and hand clappin’ as the PacSun Tour graced Orangevale with its ever-so-rockin’ presence. I must admit, I’m that guy who misses the opening band most of the time…

Talk of the Town! at Holy Grounds, Marysville

Talk of the Town!, The Paper Melody, Everyday, Push Push Pull SATURDAY, FEBURARY 23 2008 Holy Grounds, Marysville, CA At first glance, the venue appears as if maybe you’ve ended up in the wrong place. Surely this tiny, tucked-away, church building is not the chosen location to house four local…