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Victoria KobayashiVictoria is a music and arts contributor reporting on live events and festivals happening throughout California. She was born and raised in Sacramento and recently graduated from the University of California, Davis, majoring in Design and minoring in Professional Writing. Her hobbies include browsing through fashion blogs, photography, listening to new music, thrift store shopping and going on weekend road trips. She's always down for an adventure and meeting new people.

Sylvan Esso Kicks Off North American Tour
Music See California

Sylvan Esso Kicks Off North American Tour

Last Friday, August 25, Sylvan Esso performed a sold-out show at the Hollywood Palladium. The indie pop duo from Durham, North Carolina consisting of singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn, embarked on the North American leg of their second tour earlier this month at First Avenue in downtown...

FYF Festival Recap [Photo/Video]
California Music Festivals Things to Do

FYF Festival Recap [Photo/Video]

In the city of angels, a little known music festival by the name of FYF Fest hosted its 14th annual celebration of music and arts with a demanding presence last weekend. Produced by Goldenvoice, an extension of AEG Live, FYF stepped into its latest three-day expansion at Los Angeles’ Exposition...

LA's FYF Festival Expands to 3-Day Festival for 2017
Music See California

LA’s FYF Festival Expands to 3-Day Festival for 2017

This year’s 14th annual FYF Festival will return to Los Angeles’ Exposition Park for three days of music in July. FYF (short for F*ck Yeah Fest) Festival has always been held in August, and the three day extravaganza was moved to July 21-13, possibly to take advantage of being right in...

Lido
Music People Spotlights

Hanging Out with Lido at Skyline Los Angeles

Last Saturday, I spent my day in downtown Los Angeles attending the Skyline Music Festival in the newly renovated L.A. State Historic Park on what felt like the first day of summer. Skyline is hosted by Radiohill Events and L.A. radio station KCRW where Lido, Miike Snow, Duke Dumont and many more...

lightning
Festivals See California

Gearing Up For Lightning in a Bottle

The Do Lab’s Lightning in a Bottle Music & Arts Festival will be returning to the beautiful Lake San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA, between May 24-29. Last year’s LIB was their biggest festival yet after selling out 20,000 tickets, and it seems like the Do Lab & LIB...

Kicking Off a California Summer Full of Music
Festivals See California

Kicking Off a California Summer Full of Music

It feels like 2017 is flying by and summer music festival season is finally upon us. I have been to many music festivals throughout California, where I have experienced some of the greatest musical performances and venues our state has to offer. This year’s summer festival season will take us...

ShopCuffs: The Boutique Bohemia of Midtown & Davis
Business Spotlight Fashion

ShopCuffs: The Boutique Bohemia of Midtown & Davis

If you love handpicked vintage or have a comfy and cool bohemian style, then ShopCuffs should be on your list of clothing shops to visit (if you haven’t already visited many times before). This quirky one-stop-shop, which first opened its doors in Midtown Sacramento in 2004, has all things on...

Treasure Island Brings Great Music (and More) to San Francisco
Music See California

deadmau5 Is Taking Over Los Angeles

Joel Zimmerman, better known as deadmau5 (pronounced dead mouse) kicked off his highly anticipated ‘lots of shows in a row’ U.S. tour this week in support of the release of his sixth studio album, W:/2016ALBUM/. The U.S. tour just hit Oakland, and is currently making its way south...

coachella weekend
Festivals Music

Coachella Weekend 1 on 35mm Film

Time and time again, Coachella has proven itself to be a music festival favorite among both fans and artists alike. This year’s headlining performances included a surprisingly modest crowd for Radiohead, a dance party at Lady Gaga, and a weekend finisher of Kendrick Lamar including guest...

ace of spades
Business Spotlight Music

Sacramento Night Life: Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades, the beloved music venue located in the blooming R Street Arts District, is what many locals like myself know as the place to catch some of the best music acts in the area. There is just something about the venue that makes frequenting it easy. Ace of Spades General Manager, Lisa...

coachella
Festivals Music

Who We’re Excited To See at Coachella Music Festival

This year’s Coachella Music Festival line-up is star studded with Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead as the festival’s original headliners. Returning to the Indio Polo Fields for two consecutive weekends, April 14-16, & 21-23, 2017, Coachella is gearing up to bring three days...

mill
Business Spotlight Food & Drink

Small Business Spotlight: The Mill

Before settling into a permanent space on I and 19th, The Mill owners Ilah and Nick Cookston-Minton carved their own niche in the Sacramento coffee scene as a mobile cafe popping up on street corners and at popular local events such as the Midtown Farmers Market and Sacramento Antique Faire. When...

Vredenburg
Arts People Spotlights

Artists on ArtStreet: Vincent Vredenburg

Last month, M5Arts hosted their second art installation, ArtStreet, featuring the works of over 100 artists both local and from around the world. Housed in a warehouse on 1st and 3rd just south of downtown Sacramento, ArtStreet attracted a multitude of Sacramentans who walked through, Instagrammed...

Air + Style Goes Big
Arts Festivals

Air + Style Goes Big

Back for its second year in Los Angeles after its debut in Pasadena, the third annual Air + Style Los Angeles returned Presidents Day Weekend, bringing with it an entertaining fusion of extreme sports, live music, art, and culture. Air + Style began as a international sports + music festival in...

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