Earl Sweatshirt
Music Review

Earl Sweatshirt Rapped ‘Some Rap Songs’ at His Rap Show

As suddenly as Thebe Kgositsile became the rapper known as Earl Sweatshirt, his legend was cemented in rap history as a 16-year-old prodigy with untapped potential within the Odd Future collective. When his mother sent him off to boarding school in Samoa until the age of 18, his legend only grew as...

Music Review

Hands Up! Leikeli47 Wants To See You Strike Your Pose

Sporting her staple black mask and baby bamboo earrings, Leikeli47 took over Harlow’s Nightclub on Monday with Brooklyn style and grace. Joined by Atlanta’s Yung Baby Tate, the two have been making their way across the United States this year on the Acrylic Tour, which supports...

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...

Music Review

Headbanging Nostalgia with Weezer and The Pixies [Photos]

90s nostalgia came in special form on Tuesday night as The Pixies and Weezer co-headlined a headbanging show inside Golden 1 Center, with the UK’s Basement opening the show. For those who have lived with the influence of both headliners over the last few decades, Weezer’s frontman...

New Films: Shazam! and Dumbo
Film Review

New Films: Shazam! and Dumbo

Shazam!Directed by David F. Sandberg Watching and reviewing “Shazam!” is an odd exercise in what seem like backhanded compliments as it’s a story and set of characters that exist in DC Comics but, as a film at least, it feels more like a Marvel production. And for material like this, that’s a good...

quinn xcii
Music Review

A Therapeutic Night of Music and Love with Quinn XCII

In support of his latest album, ‘From Michigan With Love,’ singer-songwriter Quinn XCII (pronounced ninety-two) had Sacramento’s Ace of Spades in an uproar on Tuesday night. With singer-songwriters Christian French and Ashe opening the show to great acclaim, the sold-out event was...

Review Theater

A Weekend Full of Dance on Local Stages

Continuing a three decade tradition of dancers creating dances for each other, Sacramento Ballet‘s “Beer and Ballet” program — the first under new artistic director Amy Seiwert — reaches its final performances this weekend. As a sort of choreographer’s apprentice...

Cypress Hill
Music Review

West Coast High with Cypress Hill [Photos]

Highly adored and always welcome back, the legendary hip hop group Cypress Hill brought their West Coast High Tour through Sacramento’s Ace of Spades on Friday to a sold-out crowd. Joined by the rare likes of Hollywood Undead, the legendary Xzibit, and Washington’s Demrick, it was a surprise...

Rudy Meyers Photography
Review Theater

Modern Women Take Spotlight in Two Local Productions

We see two very different versions of modern women in “A Doll’s House, Part 2” at B Street Theatre and “Reborning” at Big Idea Theatre this month. In the former, Nora, the heroine of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,” returns after 15 years to...

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