If you’re not familiar with the artists we chose to perform at our 100th Issue Party on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at Ace of Spades, first off, where the hell have you been? Living under a rock? Anywho, if you don’t know who they are, see the vitals below and be sure to type the URLs into your fancy little computer devices. Prepare to be inundated with awesome-ness, because, well, we know how to pick ‘em! See you at the show.


    Home Base: Sacramento, Calif.
    For Fans Of: Down tempo (yet intense) indie rock/trip-hop. Operatic and dramatic female vocals, mixture of live drums and programmed percussion with keys, synths, guitar, the whole nine.
    You Dig? You’ll Dig!: Portishead, The XX, MGMT
    Bragging Rights: Signed to Manimal Vinyl Records, recently toured with The Album Leaf. Has been featured everywhere from Showtime to Nylon magazine.
    Listen/Learn More: Sistercrayon.com, Facebook.com/sistercrayon


    Home Base: Sacramento, Calif.
    For Fans Of: Spastic, experimental-rock featuring insane guitar work (two-handed finger tapping, tons of effects pedals, etc.) and non-traditional song structures.
    You Dig? You’ll Dig!: Hella, The Flaming Lips, Don Caballero
    Bragging Rights: Signed to Sargent House, countless U.S. tours, played Forbidden Fruit Fest in Ireland this year with The Flaming Lips and Aphex Twin.
    Listen/Learn More: Teramelosmusic.com, Facebook.com/teramelosmusic


    Home Base: Sacramento, Calif.
    For Fans Of: Fun, catch-y, space-y/psychedelic garage-rock.
    You Dig? You’ll Dig!: Thee Oh Sees, Wavves, Beach Boys
    Bragging Rights: Affiliated record labels include Lefse, Woodsist, Captured Tracks and Souterrain Transmissions. Ganglians will be an official showcasing artist at 2012’s SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas.
    Listen/Learn More: Facebook.com/ganglians


    Home Base: Sacramento, Calif.
    For Fans Of: Jam-y funk-rock with reggae roots. Extended jam sessions and dance-offs are common occurrences during ZuhG sets.
    You Dig? You’ll Dig!: Phish, O.A.R., Grateful Dead
    Bragging Rights: They run their own local music/art/clothing store. Countless tours, tons of positive press, multiple SAMMIES awards.
    Listen/Learn More: Zuhgmusic.com


    Home Base: Sacramento, Calif.
    For Fans Of: Intelligent hip-hop rich with satire and dry wit meets real turntablism.
    You Dig? You’ll Dig!: Nas, Talib Kweli, Gang Starr
    Bragging Rights: Winner of numerous spoken-word and rap awards/competitions. Has shared the stage with Nas, Immortal Technique, Tech N9Ne, Zion-I, Living Legends and more.
    Listen/Learn More: Randomab.com, Randomabiladeze.bandcamp.com


    Home Base: Sacramento, Calif.
    For Fans Of: Extremely catch-y and well-written pop-rock fit for an arena setting.
    You Dig? You’ll Dig!: Muse, Coldplay, The Killers
    Bragging Rights: Music has been featured in multiple MTV shows/commercials including, The Real World, True Life, Made and Real World Road Rules Challenge to name a few.
    Listen/Learn More: Earlystates.com

Tickets Available @ ZuhG Life Store, Dimple Records, The Beat, Armadillo (Davis)
Online: AceOfSpadesSac.com
By Phone: 1.877.GND.CTRL or 916.443.9202