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Tony CervoTony is a native of Northern California who moved to Sacramento in 2001 after some time in Silicon Valley. When not busy at his day job (computer programming), he can often be found trying new restaurants and bars in the Sacramento area, heading up the hill for some skiing, or in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes.

P!nk Soars Into Golden 1 With Her “Beautiful Trauma” Extravaganza
Music Review

P!nk Soars Into Golden 1 With Her “Beautiful Trauma” Extravaganza

Wow. I could end the review right there, and that would perfectly sum up P!nk’s “Beautiful Trauma” show. But I’ll continue anyway… P!nk made a dazzling entrance in her first headlining concert in Sacramento Wednesday night. As the curtain at the back of the stage fell, P!nk could be seen dangling...

Elton
Music Review

Sir Elton John Bids Farewell to Sacramento

Sir Elton John brought his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour to Golden 1 Wednesday night, playing for nearly three hours to a sold-out crowd. The tour, Elton’s final tour in his 50 year career, began in September of 2018 and will conclude in December of 2020 after a run of over 300 shows worldwide...

Metallica Returns to Sacramento with WorldWired Tour
Music Review

Metallica Returns to Sacramento with WorldWired Tour

Metallica brought their now almost three-year-long ‘WorldWired’ Tour to Golden 1 Center Friday night, and they did not disappoint the sold-out crowd. In support of the band’s 2016 album “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct,” Sacramento was the 22nd stop (of 37 scheduled dates) on the...

Trees
Music Review

The Many Rewards of City of Trees 2018 [Photos}

Sacramento is a lucky town. By my count there were roughly a zillion great live music options this past weekend in our fair city. Among them was the City of Trees Music Festival, celebrating its fourth annual year. The all-day affair was sold out, chock-full of great music and food, and easily one...

English Beat
Music Review

The English Beat Support First Album in 36 Years [Photos]

The English Beat, starring Dave Wakeling, seem to love Sacramento. They’ve played here several times in the past few years. And while Friday’s show at Ace of Spades was officially supporting their first new album in 36 years, “Here We Go Love”, there was no shortage of classic Beat hits. Even the...

Bosstones
Arts Community Voice

An Open Letter to the Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Dear Mighty Mighty Bosstones, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not uber familiar with your catalog. I know the hits, various songs from compilations and soundtracks, but not a whole lot more. Add to that, ska is a genre about which I can be quite picky. During the 90s ska rage, many...

ziggy marley
Arts Community Voice

Ziggy Marley Brings Love and Peace to Ace of Spades

Eight time Grammy Award winner Ziggy Marley brought his message of love and peace to a sold out (and possibly over-packed) crowd at Ace of Spades on Saturday night, June 23. Marley released his seventh solo studio album, “Rebellion Rises”, in May to raved reviews. Eight of the show’s eighteen songs...

bosstones
Music Things to Do

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones playing Ace of Spades on June 26

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, venerable ska-core pioneers from Boston, will be playing Ace of Spades in Midtown Sacramento on Tuesday, June 26. The show is presented by SiriusXM and will include Los Kung Fu Monkeys and Buster Shuffle as opening acts. The Bosstones, from Boston, Massachusetts, formed...

Martin Gore of Depeche Mode
Music Review

Depeche Mode Still Reigning Kings of Concerts and Synth Pop

On Thursday night, Depeche Mode proved once again why they are the reigning kings of concert tours. The legendary synth-pop pioneers are currently the largest selling act in the world, passing by Bruno Mars, Adele, and even Taylor Swift. And they are worth every penny.  The two-hour sold out show...

Descendents
Music Review

Descendents Give It Their All at Ace Of Spades [Photos]

Descendents are back! And in a big way! A few years ago the punk legends began playing shows again and have been touring regularly ever since.  Rather than resting on their laurels and merely cycling thru the same set list of hits, Descendents have been on a caffeinated full speed ahead path...

Paul Weller at Ace of Spades
Music Review

Paul Weller makes first-time Sacramento appearance at Ace of Spades

Paul Weller brought his 40 year catalog of music to Ace of Spades on Friday, and he did not disappoint the packed house eager to see “The Modfather” in his first appearance in Sacramento. Unlike some artists who have been around this long, this isn’t a nostalgia tour loaded with mostly older songs...

First Look: Midtown's Cantina Alley
Food & Drink Review

First Look: Midtown’s Cantina Alley

Joining an eager crowd this past weekend, we took a first look at Midtown’s Cantina Alley, a new Mexican cantina in Jazz Alley (between J & K and 23rd & 24th streets). While the official Grand Opening is not until May 5, last week’s soft opening welcomed the first wave of crowds to...

harrys cafe
Business Spotlight Good Eats

Hidden Breakfast Gem: Harry’s Cafe

Those who work in downtown or midtown Sacramento will likely scoff at the idea that Harry’s Cafe is “hidden”, since the tiny 16th street eatery is packed with regulars on a daily basis, mostly for lunch. But for those outside the grid, Harry’s is a hidden gem begging to be...

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