E-40 Brings The Bay Area To Sacramento

A variety of rappers brought the house down Thursday at Ace of Spades. From individuals dancing in the middle of the floor, to those at the front of the stage, the artists brought Sacramento a top-notch show. The lineup came together from Reno, Black Rock City, Vallejo, Los Angeles and Sacramento. Hip-hop artist DeSaint Reed, reigning from Reno, started off the night with a diverse collection of material ranging from club bangers to slower R&B jams. Following up Reed were Nevada natives Black Rock City All Stars. With a five-member group, each brought their own musical style and sound to the stage. A mixture of rap, heavy bass and ethnic sounds, Black Rock City All Stars brought the meaning of melting pot with their performance. They also entertained the audience with a belly dancer on stage, while all members of the group danced in their own styles. Local rappers M-Theory and Bueno were up next. They both showcased their different rapping styles and kept the crowd entertained. Turf Talk, a Vallejo native and cousin of E-40, was the last opener. With a group of artists, Turf Talk was interactive with the crowd and showed off his animation and liveliness, as he danced among his friends. When Ace of Spades got ready to welcome E-40 to the stage, DJ Kento, who had been spinning in between […]

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Sacramento Concerts, Music Events, and The Local Music Scene This Week

Here are some of the many music events happening in the Sacramento area this week. For more detailed information on these events and many more go to www.eMusiConnect.com. Sacramento Area Concerts & Music Events Defending The Caveman at Cosmopolitan Cabaret on 1000 K Street in Sacramento. Continues WED-SUN. Show times are at 8PM or 7:30PM with some 2PM matinees. Tickets are $33.00 – $48.00. Through Sunday, July 31st: Music Circus presents Anything Goes at Wells Fargo Pavilion on 1419 H Street Sacramento. Shows at various times. Tickets are $30.00 – $59.00. Beginning Tuesday, August 2nd – Sunday, August 7th: Camelot Through Sunday, July 31st: CA State Fair Concert Series at Cal Expo. Info at www.bigfun.org Friday, July 29th: Friday Night Concerts in the Park will feature Lite Brite – Mondo Deco – Simpl3Jack – Jem & Scout at Cesar Chavez Plaza at 10 & J Street in Sacramento. 5PM/Free Friday, July 29th: A Perfect Circle at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium 1515 J Street in Sacramento. Concert at 8PM. Tickets are $49.50. Friday, July 29th: The Tubes at Thunder Valley Casino Outdoor Summer Concerts. Concert at 7PM. Tickets are $19.00 – $29.00. Friday, July 29th: E-40 with Keak Da Sneak – Raider Dav – Alias John Brown – Quette Daddie at Ace of Spades 1417 R Street Sacramento. Show at 7PM. Tickets are $27.00. Friday, July 29th: […]

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Aaron Young: rising Sacramento soul singer

Aaron Young can’t stop writing new songs. "I’m sort of plagued with it," he said. "I write every day, no matter what I’m doing." It’s part of a work ethic that came from growing up on a pecan orchard in Mississippi. "I don’t know if you’ve picked pecans to make some money, but you need a lot of them to make a pound, so you’re out there a long time," he explained. "It taught me how to stay disciplined at something [and] develop patience." It’s Young’s patience and discipline that helped him through rough times, like being dropped from a record label and being homeless in San Francisco. This Friday night, the currently West Sacramento-native soul singer will bring his uplifting lyrics and passionate vocals to Marilyn’s on K. Tickets cost $12, and the show begins at 9:30 p.m. Young’s affinity toward music developed from growing up in the South. "Singing in a [Southern Baptist] church choir allowed me to start singing," Young said. "That’s where it all began." In high school, Young said he had already thought about pursuing a career in music. Back in the 90s, he started a group in high school called Mixture, which earned a record contract and a number of fans. The group’s success included opening for platinum selling R&B artist Brian McKnight. Mixture’s record label moved them into […]

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E-40 Brings The Bay Area To Sacramento

A variety of rappers brought the house down Thursday at Ace of Spades. From individuals dancing in the middle of the floor, to those at the front of the stage, the artists brought Sacramento a top-notch show. The lineup came together from Reno, Black Rock City, Vallejo, Los Angeles and Sacramento. Hip-hop artist DeSaint Reed, reigning from Reno, started off the night with a diverse collection of material ranging from club bangers to slower R&B jams. Following up Reed were Nevada natives Black Rock City All Stars. With a five-member group, each brought their own musical style and sound to the stage. A mixture of rap, heavy bass and ethnic sounds, Black Rock City All Stars brought the meaning of melting pot with their performance. They also entertained the audience with a belly dancer on stage, while all members of the group danced in their own styles. Local rappers M-Theory and Bueno were up next. They both showcased their different rapping styles and kept the crowd entertained. Turf Talk, a Vallejo native and cousin of E-40, was the last opener. With a group of artists, Turf Talk was interactive with the crowd and showed off his animation and liveliness, as he danced among his friends. When Ace of Spades got ready to welcome E-40 to the stage, DJ Kento, who had been spinning in between […]

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Sacramento Concerts, Music Events, and The Local Music Scene This Week

Here are some of the many music events happening in the Sacramento area this week. For more detailed information on these events and many more go to www.eMusiConnect.com. Sacramento Area Concerts & Music Events Defending The Caveman at Cosmopolitan Cabaret on 1000 K Street in Sacramento. Continues WED-SUN. Show times are at 8PM or 7:30PM with some 2PM matinees. Tickets are $33.00 – $48.00. Through Sunday, July 31st: Music Circus presents Anything Goes at Wells Fargo Pavilion on 1419 H Street Sacramento. Shows at various times. Tickets are $30.00 – $59.00. Beginning Tuesday, August 2nd – Sunday, August 7th: Camelot Through Sunday, July 31st: CA State Fair Concert Series at Cal Expo. Info at www.bigfun.org Friday, July 29th: Friday Night Concerts in the Park will feature Lite Brite – Mondo Deco – Simpl3Jack – Jem & Scout at Cesar Chavez Plaza at 10 & J Street in Sacramento. 5PM/Free Friday, July 29th: A Perfect Circle at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium 1515 J Street in Sacramento. Concert at 8PM. Tickets are $49.50. Friday, July 29th: The Tubes at Thunder Valley Casino Outdoor Summer Concerts. Concert at 7PM. Tickets are $19.00 – $29.00. Friday, July 29th: E-40 with Keak Da Sneak – Raider Dav – Alias John Brown – Quette Daddie at Ace of Spades 1417 R Street Sacramento. Show at 7PM. Tickets are $27.00. Friday, July 29th: […]

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Aaron Young: rising Sacramento soul singer

Aaron Young can’t stop writing new songs. "I’m sort of plagued with it," he said. "I write every day, no matter what I’m doing." It’s part of a work ethic that came from growing up on a pecan orchard in Mississippi. "I don’t know if you’ve picked pecans to make some money, but you need a lot of them to make a pound, so you’re out there a long time," he explained. "It taught me how to stay disciplined at something [and] develop patience." It’s Young’s patience and discipline that helped him through rough times, like being dropped from a record label and being homeless in San Francisco. This Friday night, the currently West Sacramento-native soul singer will bring his uplifting lyrics and passionate vocals to Marilyn’s on K. Tickets cost $12, and the show begins at 9:30 p.m. Young’s affinity toward music developed from growing up in the South. "Singing in a [Southern Baptist] church choir allowed me to start singing," Young said. "That’s where it all began." In high school, Young said he had already thought about pursuing a career in music. Back in the 90s, he started a group in high school called Mixture, which earned a record contract and a number of fans. The group’s success included opening for platinum selling R&B artist Brian McKnight. Mixture’s record label moved them into […]

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