Cafe Colonial.
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Cafe Colonial.

Cafe Colonial seemed to appear out of thin air.  For those who are unfamiliar it is a fairly recently opened venue located between The Colony and the Colonial Theater off of Stockton Blvd.  This all ages venue/restaurant is operated and owned by Matt Marrujo, Mickey Rat, Jennifer Kubach and Steve Waite, all people who are completely submerged into the Sacramento … Continue reading

PAPA.
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PAPA.

Having just released their first full-length album, Los Angeles-based PAPA will soon be rocking the West Coast, headlining here in Sacramento at Harlow’s. A genre-defying mix of rock, punk, jazz, and folk music, the band immediately catches the listeners’ attention and promises something for every music lover. The singer and drummer, Darren Weiss, lends the … Continue reading

“Just Focus on Now”: Alpine at Assembly!
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“Just Focus on Now”: Alpine at Assembly!

Melbourne-based band Alpine, which vocalist Lou James describes as, “art rock pop,” is coming to Sacramento to take the stage at Assembly.  Alpine provides some of the strongest vocals in the indie world, featuring two powerful female voices that stand out from any other band of its type.  In the band’s first album, A is … Continue reading

Rococoing the Night Away
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Rococoing the Night Away

The afternoon was creeping towards evening as we arrived at the Crocker Art Museum, ready to escape the heavy warmth of the outside air. This month’s Art Mix greeted us with craft tables and the proclamation of tonight’s theme, French Twist. We started out by taking in a lecture on the drawings of the French … Continue reading

Here, There Be Dragons
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Here, There Be Dragons

Listening to Imagine Dragons is like being inundated with a tide of ragged glory and post apocalyptic glee. The Las Vegas based band puts their finger on your pulse then gets impatient; grabs your wrist, then runs off with you into the sunset. Though just recently making it big on the music charts, Imagine Dragons … 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

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