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California Roots
California Music Festivals Review

Sustaining a Decade of California Roots

The 10th annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival (Cali Roots) took over the Monterey County Fairgrounds for a magical, elevating and powerful Memorial Day weekend. With musical headliners Stick Figure and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals on Friday night, Dirty Heads and Slightly...

New film: Rocketman
Film Review

New film: Rocketman

RocketmanDirected by Dexter Fletcher “Rocketman” is the film that “Bohemian Rhapsody” wasn’t, despite the great acclaim it received. Where ”Bohemian Rhapsody” was an enjoyable, sanitized, and entirely conventional biopic about the life and career of Freddie Mercury, “Rocketman” is, by comparison...

An Intimate Weekend at Lightning in a Bottle
California Music Festivals Review

An Intimate Weekend at Lightning in a Bottle

Lightning in a Bottle (LIB), had a change of scenery after calling Bradley, CA, home for four years. The Do Lab hosted LIB at their new home, Buena Vista Lake, over May 8-13. The new location is about a four hour drive down I-5 from Sacramento, and provided a much more intimate and accessible...

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
Film Review

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Directed by Chad Stahelski In 2014, “John Wick” burst onto the scene as one of those seemingly quite simple ideas, in which somebody wrongs the wrong somebody. In this case an ex-hitman who values his car and dog more than most people. But there was more going on...

ballerinas
Review Theater

It’s Slipper Time for Ballerinas and Genies

The Sacramento Ballet will end its first season under new artistic director Amy Seiwert with a series of performances this weekend at The Sofia arts complex. The program will include a world premier dance created by Seiwert and accompanied by live music composed and performed by violist Christen...

Avengers: Endgame
Film Review

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame Directed by Anthony Russo & Joe Russo It’s a testament to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that even with some significant flaws, watching the 22nd film in the current series is still a pretty great experience. The movie starts where “Avengers: Infinity War” left off, with the...

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 infamous Odd Future collective. When his mother sent him off to boarding school in Samoa until the age of 18, his legend...

Taking Back Sunday
Music Review

20 Years of Taking Back Sunday

While so many bands hardly reach a decade together, Taking Back Sunday is currently on their 20th anniversary tour, which made a two-night stop at Ace of Spades this Tuesday and Wednesday. The sold-out spectacles were supported by The Maine for a deafening set of performances that had many fans...

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