See: Diners, Walter Etc., The Croissants, and The Globs.
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See: Diners, Walter Etc., The Croissants, and The Globs.

Punch and Pie put together another great line up including Diners, Walter Etc., The Croissants, and The Globs.  The show was September 2nd, at Cafe Colonial, in Sacramento California. “I’ve listened to this band back when they were Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra, and I’ve always loved them since then. They’ve got super awesome … Continue reading

The List: Ground Chuck.
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The List: Ground Chuck.

The Sacramento punk scene is full of familiar faces however none are as recognizable as Charles Adrian Thomas, more popularly known as Ground Chuck.  Chuck has been a staple in the music scene since joining his first band, Outcasts of Society, in the mid 80s.  His enthusiasm at shows, his chalk artwork found throughout the sidewalks … Continue reading

Dropping Anchor at the (First) First Festival
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Dropping Anchor at the (First) First Festival

Over Memorial Day weekend, TUBE. had the opportunity to drop anchor at the inaugural First Festival in West Sacramento’s River Walk Park. The festival featured 18 local bands on three stages. The Main Stage was lined up with bands like Whiskey & Stitches, D.U.S.T., A Mile Till Dawn, and Humble Wolf. The Yelp Stage featured … 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

The Bar Fly Effect has a new video out!
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The Bar Fly Effect has a new video out!

The Bar Fly Effect is a Sacramento band who is out for a good time.  They dub themselves , “…the perfect soundtrack for bar hopping, party crashing, dubious hookups and next-day regrets.”   It is obvious they are a solid group of friends who truly adore creating music together.  Their enjoyment of each other is absolutely contagious … Continue reading

“Let’s Be to the Point”: It’s RAD!
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“Let’s Be to the Point”: It’s RAD!

When one considers the etymological history of the word rad, the reader’s mind probably arrives in a late ’70s/early ’80s Southern California skate park or beach front.  Sacramento thrash punks RAD are certainly connected to that time and place, both stylistically and ideologically.  The band’s minute-long songs are swollen with catchy guitar hooks (courtesy longtime … 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