TUBE. Presents: Ross Hammond
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TUBE. Presents: Ross Hammond

Combining jazz, blues, folk, and something more, guitarist Ross Hammond has serenaded the Sacramento area for years.  Though Hammond keeps a low profile for his talent, he certainly brings something unique to the stage, whether he’s playing alone or collaborating with another artist.  Hammond’s music conveys his emotions fluidly and flawlessly to his audience, creating … Continue reading

More Than Just a Hissy Fit
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More Than Just a Hissy Fit

With their debut release in 2010, Fitz and the Tantrums made a name for themselves for being the band with so much soul, it oozes out of their pores and into your eardrums. Pickin’ up the Pieces was received wholeheartedly by music critics, radio stations, and the like, that it quickly found its place in … Continue reading

Meet The Moans.
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Meet The Moans.

The Moans’ music is a straightforward, high-energy brand of rock ‘n’ roll, supported by lyrical references to Mary Shelley, George Romero, and cloning.  A recipe certain to attract both geeks and punks.  This is a perfect combination for the Ramones-esque side project of Matt Bennett (West Memphis Trio, The Dumb Fox, Shitty Ramones), Danny Secretion … Continue reading

The Where House Says Goodbye.
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The Where House Says Goodbye.

The Where House was a short lived but delicious piece of the Sacramento music scene.  Not only was there a ton of heart and friendship that floated throughout the artistically painted walls, there was  a surplus of phenomenal bands, both local and touring that hit the stage. This Friday, May 31st, will be the very … Continue reading

“We Don’t Actually Sleep Together” Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius on Music, Family, and Life
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“We Don’t Actually Sleep Together” Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius on Music, Family, and Life

Atlas Genius, a rising indie rock band from Australia, started with a homemade studio.  “We had a lot of song ideas and it was important to us to have our own studio where we could experiment and hone in on our sound,” drummer Michael Jeffery says on the band’s website.  And clearly this was a … Continue reading

Carry the Zero
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Carry the Zero

Built to Spill could easily be called a phenomenon. A group of men that gel like something that would make Bill Cosby jealous. With a sound that mixes elements of folk and rock, mix in some blues, and ultimately end up with a sound more ethereal than anything, BTS really is a band for everyone. … Continue reading

Foalin’ Around
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Foalin’ Around

The evening opened with Desario, full on indie nerd rock, with strange lyrics I couldn’t quite catch.  Then came Cold Eskimo, enthusiastically ethereal music mixing with one of their guitarist’s pleas for the guy smoking a blunt in the front row to “ Just stop.” Each band gushed about opening for Foals and every time … Continue reading

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$wingin’ Utter$

The $wingin’ Utter$, a San Francisco punk band known for celebrating the blue-collar working class came to Sacramento’s Blue Lamp Saturday with a new album and their classic unfiltered sound. The release party for Poorly Formed, released on Fat Wreck Chords last week, featured fellow Bay bands The Inciters and The Impalers, from Santa Cruz … Continue reading