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New Orleans music alive and kicking with Preservation Hall Jazz Band

New Orleans music alive and kicking with Preservation Hall Jazz Band


The Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays at the Crest Wednesday.

Listen closely and you’ll hear the steady hum of Sacramento’s jazz and improvisational music scene.

Vivian Lee’s long-running Sunday-night series at JB’s Lounge has steadily mixed local, regional and national acts in a strongly programmed, broad-based series...

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Mogwai’s changing sonic moods swing into Ace of Spades

Mogwai’s changing sonic moods swing into Ace of Spades


The Scottish post-rock band Mogwai takes the stage Sunday night at Ace of Spades.

Mogwai is loud. How loud? “Mogwai was so loud your whole body vibrated.” So said Yahoo! Philippines in a headline for a review of a festival appearance in Manila earlier this year. “Pastoral guitars” earned mention....

Sacramento Magazine
British indie band Bombay Bicycle Club making stop in Sacramento before heading to Coachella

Apr 10, 2014
British indie band Bombay Bicycle Club making stop in Sacramento before heading to Coachella

Looking for some indie cred? Name drop that Bombay Bicycle Club show at Assembly on April 11. The (frankly adorable) British indie band are making a stop in Sacramento before they head on down to Indio for what is arguably the coolest music festival in the country, Coachella. Now, a band doesn't get invited...

The Sacramento Bee
Three to See: Folk, rock and alt rock

Three to See: Folk, rock and alt rock


McDougall brings his thoughtful musical style to the Naked Lounge on H Street on Friday night.

McDougall

Folk/Americana/Old-time

8:30 p.m. Friday

Naked Lounge Downtown

Portland-based solo act McDougall is like the guy you can...

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the Celestions

Apr 8, 2014
the Celestions

The Celestions The Celestions are a powerhouse whiskey rock group made up of local musicians who have been part of some legendary Sacramento bands that ...

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Bent Metal Winery in Grass Valley celebrates 4-year anniversary

Bent Metal Winery in Grass Valley celebrates 4-year anniversary

Bent Metal Winery celebrates its fourth year of wine and fun on April 26 at its winery and tasting room in Grass Valley. The festivity will be filled with delicious food, music by Brian and Erin Dougherty, chair massage — and your favorite Bent Metal wines. Owner-winemaker Scott Brown will offer a barrel sample of...

The Sacramento Bee
Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards


Carrie Underwood, left, and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.

George Strait won his second entertainer of the year — 25 years after he won his first — and Miranda...

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Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards


Hosts Luke Bryan, left, and Blake Shelton speak on stage at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.

George Strait won his second entertainer of the year — 25 years after he won his first...

Alison Toon
Flying again… oh my ears!

Apr 6, 2014
Flying again… oh my ears!

Flying across the USA in daylight, never failing surprise at the vast, enormous areas of uninhabited wilderness. Desert, mountain, forest, snowfield, lake. It's beautiful and its wild and its crazy how people cram into tiny city apartments and traffic ...

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Paul Simon celebrates Masekela’s 75th birthday

Paul Simon celebrates Masekela’s 75th birthday


FILE - In an April 29, 2006 file photo, Hugh Masekela performs during the 2006 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.

South African trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela celebrated his 75th birthday with a little help from some old friends — Paul Simon and Harry Belafonte —...



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