Peter Hook And His Legacy
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Peter Hook And His Legacy

Bassist Peter Hook helped found two of the biggest bands in the post-punk world: Joy Division and New Order. In fact, one could argue that these groups created the genre in the late 1970s. Hailing from Manchester, UK, Joy Division came into existence with a sound and image that was daunting but thought-provoking. They gave … Continue reading

Life Is Good with Flogging Molly.
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Life Is Good with Flogging Molly.

“St. Patrick’s Day was three days ago but when Flogging Molly comes to town, every day is fucking St. Patrick’s Day,” said lead singer/guitarist Dave King during the band’s show at the Ace of Spades last Wednesday. Over the past twenty years, Flogging Molly has toured relentlessly, recorded albums and even founded their own music … Continue reading

Fitz and the Tantrums, More Than Just A Dream.
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Fitz and the Tantrums, More Than Just A Dream.

Fitz and The Tantrums brought their Get Right Back Tour to Sacramento’s Ace of Spades on August 18th, to a sold-out venue. The show attracted people of all ages: young teens, moms and dads, and even some grandparents! The band kept the crowd dancing the whole night with their upbeat tempos, and at one point, Michael Fitzpatrick (Fitz) came … Continue reading

Clap Your Hands With Fitz.
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Clap Your Hands With Fitz.

On Thursday, August 18th, feel good group, Fitz and The Tantrums come to the Ace of Spades, in Sacramento. The Los Angeles based group has been making their mark with their mix of ’80s new wave and dance pop music since 2008. The group consists of Michael Fitzpatrick (lead vocalist), Noelle Scaggs (co-vocalist and percussionist), … Continue reading

The LIST: March 30 – April 6
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The LIST: March 30 – April 6

Kevin and Allyson Seconds, Grub Dog, and Jackson Griffith at Fox and Goose This will be the only April Fool’s Day event transpiring that doesn’t involve someone jumping out at people, unless Kevin Seconds gets some smart ideas. On Friday, April 1, starting at 9 PM, Kevin and Allyson Seconds, Grub Dog, and Jackson Griffith … Continue reading

THE LIST: March 23-29
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THE LIST: March 23-29

24th Annual SAMMIES Concert and Awards at Ace of Spades SAMMIES are back with your favorite Sac artists! On Thursday, March 24, starting at 6:30 PM, Ace of Spades (1417 R St) and Sacramento News and Review are hosting the 24th Annual SAMMIES! The event will feature the awards, as well as a concert featuring … Continue reading

The LIST. February 10 – February 16
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The LIST. February 10 – February 16

Black Lives Matter! at Sol Collective As we enter Black History Month, it’s important to remember history is still being made today. Police brutality against black people has been going on too long, and on February 10 at Sol Collective (2574 21st St.), starting at 7 PM, there is an opportunity to learn more about … Continue reading

TBD Fest launches new name, venue
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TBD Fest launches new name, venue

The only thing constant about Sacramento’s TBD Fest is its ever-changing nature. Known previously as Launch, this homegrown music festival has brought to town major and emerging acts—Girl Talk, Imagine Dragons, DJ Shadows and Chromeo, to name a few—since 2012. This year, the festival has a new name and venue, and is branching from a … Continue reading

Songs from the Road: The Devil Makes Three Comes to Sac
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Songs from the Road: The Devil Makes Three Comes to Sac

The Devil Makes Three has come a long way from home. “There’s a road that goes out of every town,” said guitarist/front man Pete Bernhard. “All you’ve got to do is get on it.” On February 7, that road will lead the Santa Cruz-based band to Ace of Spades in Sacramento. The three-piece bluegrass/rock band—made … Continue reading