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Earl Sweatshirt
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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...

Leikeli47
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...

Weezer
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...

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...

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...

Zoé
In the City Music

Mexico’s Zoé is Crossing Musical Borders with “Aztlán”

*The following article contains excerpts from an interview originally conducted in Spanish, with both versions on display for your enlightenment. —Mexico’s Grammy Award-winning rock band Zoé is returning to Sacramento on March 14, as the band takes a “night off” from its current U.S. tour with...

Marías
Music Review

A Tender Evening with The Marías

For the third time in less than a year, the uber-romantic sounds of The Marías graced Sacramento with an evening to remember. Presented by Noise Pop, Saturday night’s sold-out performance would become the group’s first official headline show in the capital, with support from New...

ARC
Music Things to Do

ARC Orchestra, Stories Through Music

All music tells a story. Composers know what message they are trying to send and part of the art of performance is interpreting and delivering that message. On March 15th and 16th, The American River College Orchestra will present ten soloists, eloquently communicating those stories. Eight of the...

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