To Throw Light Upon the Sleeping: Sleepwalkers on Tour with the Lumineers
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To Throw Light Upon the Sleeping: Sleepwalkers on Tour with the Lumineers

The band Sleepwalkers sound like if Mac Demarco and Fleet Foxes had a love child and The Moody Blues was the godparent. The band’s sound is a splicing of Virginia country mixed with California surf rock and a sprinkling of folky piano. Composed of Austin and Michael York (guitars/vocals), Alex DeJong (drums), and Brad Heath … Continue reading

The Ins and Outs of Porous Walker
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The Ins and Outs of Porous Walker

Sex is such a pervasive force in our culture it is rendered all but invisible. A quick experiment: next time during a trip downtown, make a tally of how many times a sexual image presents itself. The number will be surprisingly high. Sex is ubiquitous and used so prominently in advertising it is rendered unrecognizable. Napa-based artist Porous … Continue reading

Songs of 2015.
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Songs of 2015.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – ‘S.O.B.’- ‘S.O.B.’ makes giving into your demons a rollicking good time. Nathaniel Rateliff’s vocals are powerful and lend the simple lyrics strength and soul. This song is nearly impossible not to dance and clap along to, great for parties and cooking up a good mood. Suggestion by K. … Continue reading

Elves in Teslas and Far Off Fjords: Mew at the Fillmore
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Elves in Teslas and Far Off Fjords: Mew at the Fillmore

The ten chandeliers and one disco ball of the Fillmore in San Francsico have heard everything. They have heard every sound check, every note, every shouted conversation at the bar when someone tried to conceive how they can charge ten dollars for beer and four for water. Yet the choral swellings and perfect percussion of … Continue reading

Cohesion and Clash: A Look at So Much Yes by Eli and the Sound Cult
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Cohesion and Clash: A Look at So Much Yes by Eli and the Sound Cult

Sacramento band Eli and the Sound Cult, composed of Elijah Jenkins (guitar, vocals, key, and samples) and Jason Bove (bass), describe themselves as an “indie-neo-electro-pseudo-soul duo.” The five songs on the band’s newest EP, So Much Yes, do not suggest quite this level of genre crossing, though they do rise and fall with sublimated anguish. … Continue reading

The Enlightening Efforts of the ZFG Collective.
culture / Out and About / sacramento

The Enlightening Efforts of the ZFG Collective.

Zero Forbidden Goals, or ZFG, is the brain child of two individuals: Andru Defeye and his business partner, Liv Styler. Composed of over twenty individuals, ZFG holds regular poetry and hip-hop events throughout the city of Sacramento. The collective has hosted events ranging from rap contests (Loud! at the Press Club), a poetry and brass … Continue reading