A Brief History of Sun Valley Gun Club
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A Brief History of Sun Valley Gun Club

Sacramento has long been home to a wide variety of talented bands and artists. One group that’s been making music together for nearly a decade is Sun Valley Gun Club, a self-described “Punk-Influenced Alt/Country Band” that has been growing in popularity over the last few years, including opening for The Front Bottoms at Cornerstone in … Continue reading

Chris Farren: See You at the Gig!
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Chris Farren: See You at the Gig!

Chris Farren certainly is an interesting character.  He’s a solo artist as well as the lead singer of two different alternative rock bands Antarctigo Vespucci and Fake Problems.  The self-described punk celebrity  has had his own t-shirt design featured on The Tonight Show, and become a social media darling.  He’s the kind of guy that will … Continue reading

Space Walking Unicorns and Fast Food Headbangers
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Space Walking Unicorns and Fast Food Headbangers

SpaceWalker, Fairfield native and genre defying musician aims to free “the masses from self consciousness one show at a time.” Called Sacramento’s favorite unicorn for her eclectic unicorn-themed headwear, SpaceWalker’s work revolves around how powerful and important self expression is, and the freedom it engenders. This theme is especially important in her newest music video ‘Anarchy … Continue reading

“Keep the Wheels from Falling Off Amongst Our Inner Demons”: The Swingin’ Utters’ Guide to Punk Bands and Parenthood
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“Keep the Wheels from Falling Off Amongst Our Inner Demons”: The Swingin’ Utters’ Guide to Punk Bands and Parenthood

It is hard to believe, but The Swingin’ Utters has been going strong for almost 25 years now. Their first seven-inch was released in 1992. In 1995, their debut full-length album The Streets of San Francisco introduced the world outside the Bay Area to a group of angry yet tuneful young men whose street-punk sounds were honed … Continue reading

Music We Believe In and a Solid Performance: The Enlows Turn 15!
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Music We Believe In and a Solid Performance: The Enlows Turn 15!

Do you remember turning fifteen years old? Being pissed off at your folks? Having baked, greasy skin like last night’s pizza, perhaps? Losing control while making a valiant effort at conversation with a crush? ¿La quinceañera, puede ser? Rock bands have an advantage over us as individuals – those embarrassing things do not happen to … Continue reading

Pizza Underground talks to TUBE.
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Pizza Underground talks to TUBE.

In 2013, Matt Colbourn, Macaulay Culkin, Phoebe Kreutz, Deenah Wollmer, and Austin Kilham gathered in Culkin’s home to record a demo for their recently formed band. With Culkin on percussion and kazoo, Colbourn on guitar, Kreutz on the glockenspiel, Wollmer on the pizza box, Kilham on tambourine, and everyone chiming in on vocals, this was the beginning of THE PIZZA UNDERGROUND. … Continue reading

The magic of making music with the Pixies.
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The magic of making music with the Pixies.

The Pixies are one of the most influential bands to have come out in the last 30 years.  Black (Charles) Francis (vocals/guitar), David Lovering (drums), Joey Santiago (guitar), and Kim Deal (vocals/bass) formed the band in 1986 and the music scene has never quite been the same since. The now overused term “indie rock” sprouted from … Continue reading

Sad Numbers is genuine fun and more
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Sad Numbers is genuine fun and more

The sad face emoticon used by Sad Numbers may seem like just another elusive aspect to the hard-to-define-yet-easy-to-enjoy band, but it actually speaks volumes about their music. Whether you catch that sad smiley on one of the CDs handmade by Josh Berkley (but painted à la DIY chic by his young daughter), or online when … Continue reading