Friday will be one of the last chances to party at Townhouse Lounge, as the business is set to close around the end of the year, and The Haunted Forest event organizers are planning live DJs Shaun Slaughter and Adam J, adult trick-or-treating and a midnight costume contest. Townhouse Lounge is located at 1517 21st St. Doors open at 9 p.m., and there is a $5 cover charge.
The Friday night summer concerts series returned to Cesar Chavez Plaza. Concerts in the Park returned for the first time without promoter Jerry Perry hosting the event. The music played on Friday, May 4 continues to be as entertaining as ever. Just like Fiesta en la Calle did last year this year’s CIP includes a DJ on site. DJ Shaun Slaughter supplied great music for those in attendance. Slaughter, writes and produces music under D.A.M.B., and also performed at the Sacramento Electronic Music Festival Saturday night. Concerts in the Park began on May 4 and runs every Friday until July 27. Many of last year’s bands return to the venue. Another noticeable difference this year is that
It’s almost summer, and with the season comes the return of Concerts in the Park. Sacramentans of all varieties came out to Cesar Chavez Park on Friday for the first in the concert series that will continue through July. The crowd swelled in size as the sun set and music filled the air. Stage performers included bands Storytellers, Island of Black and White, and Arden Park Roots. DJ Shaun Slaughter provided dance beats and announcer Danny Secretion rallied the concert-goers between sets. Check out the free concerts every Friday from 5 - 9 p.m. this summer at Cesar Chavez park.
photographs by Barry Wisdom / The volume wasn't the only thing turned to "11" the evening of May 4, as an off-the-dial number of revel-hungry music lovers descended on Cesar Chavez Park for the 2012 Concerts in the Park season opener. Some 6,300 men, women and children – a record for the 21-year-old free, all-ages concert series – filled the downtown Sacramento venue to celebrate the River City's unofficial summer kick-off. Local musician and erstwhile emcee Danny Secretion hosted the Downtown Sacramento Partnership-sponsored event, offering loving introductions to The Storytellers, Island of Black and White, and Arden Park Roots. The Storytellers, described on the DSP website as a
One Sacramento Press user commented that, “I wish I could remember how the night ended.” Just in case you missed the end (or just thought you did) of Launch 2011 at the Greens Hotel on Saturday night, here’s what happened. Although the festival was scheduled to run into the wee hours of the morning, the event was shut down around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, due to what festival organizer Michael Hargis believes was most likely a noise complaint from nearby residences about the considerable amount of jovial “whomp” that was emanating from the bustling and hotly-attended event. According to Hargis, who was “under the impression we could go as late as we wanted,” there were issues with th
The bright lights of Lipstick night will come to an end Tuesday as the Midtown bar Old Ironsides hosts their “We Turned It Up to 11” anniversary party in hopes of going out with a bang. Since 2000, Lipstick has been a staple event for Sacramento, especially in Midtown. The event was started by DJ Shaun Slaughter who has now decided to end it. “I think they want to end it on a high note,” said the Old Ironsides manager and bartender who only goes by Gonzo. Lipstick started when Slaughter approached Old Ironsides with the idea, according to Gonzo, and he was joined later by Roger Carpio and other guests over the years, Gonzo said. Though Gonzo didn't notice anything really evolve or chan
Everything is Awesome, a solo exhibition of photographs by Keith Telfeyan, opens at Cuffs, 2523 J Street, Midtown Sacramento, on December 11, 2010 and will remain on view through January 7, 2011. Cuffs is open Mon-Sat 11am-7pm and Sun Noon-7pm. The public is invited to a reception with the artist on December 11, from 6pm-10pm, as part of Sacramento’s 2nd Saturday Art Walk. Enjoy holiday snacks and drinks and Christmas tunes dj-ed by Shaun Slaughter while taking in the show. Cuffs is also sponsoring a toy drive to provide holiday gifts for children in need. Anyone who donates a toy will be entered in a drawing for a $50 certificate to the shop. For his first solo show at Cuffs, Keith has