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Alison Toon
Y&T (Yesterday and Tomorrow) at Sacramento’s Ace of Spades, 40 years and going strong

Aug 24, 2014
Y&T (Yesterday and Tomorrow) at Sacramento’s Ace of Spades, 40 years and going strong

I'm the first to admit, there's a whole list of mostly-American-but-some-non-American bands that I've never really heard (or even heard of), and Y&T fall into that list. Those eighties-ish rock bands that I know many of you adore: Motley Crue, Guns...

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Alison Toon
Aftershock preview: Chevelle, volume, loudness, and hearing the music this time

Aug 22, 2014
Aftershock preview: Chevelle, volume, loudness, and hearing the music this time

Chevelle, Aftershock 2012Last time I saw them--at Aftershock 2013--I remember their show being good but incredibly, incredibly loud. I.e., it's a rock concert, it's a metal festival, it's supposed to be loud, but Chevelle were more than that. There's a...

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FOX40
Big Crowds, Happy Businesses Expected for Modesto’s X Fest

Aug 22, 2014
Big Crowds, Happy Businesses Expected for Modesto’s X Fest

MODESTO- Ticket sales are running ahead of schedule for the 15th annual X Fest in downtown Modesto. Up to 20,000 music fans are expected to watch 120 bands that have been booked. They range from hip hop to reggae, country, classic rock and pop bands. Hispanic performers will also be in the mix. Local...

Alison Toon
This is just beautiful: Morpheus, from Steve Rothery, from upcoming “The Ghosts of Pripyat”

Aug 22, 2014

Features Steve Hackett

The Sacramento Bee
Financial uncertainty deepens at Sacramento Music Festival amid calls for financial disclosures

The Sacramento Music Festival has laid off its last paid employee, and its future remains in doubt as its parent organization scrambles to raise at least $80,000 by the end of the year.

The Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society, which runs the festival, announced the laying off of administrative coordinator Jennifer Colindres...

The Sacramento Bee
Flugelhorn player Dmitri Matheny in Sacramentoon Sunday

The expansive career of flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny should have made his late mentor, the flugelhorn pioneer Art Farmer, extremely proud.

Matheny came up in the 1990s under the tutelage of Farmer, who was a major figure throughout his years as first a bebop trumpeter in the ’50s and ’60s. Farmer later...

The Sacramento Bee
Hip-hop is ‘Child’s Play’ for Sacramento’s Brian ‘Mahtie’ Bush

Editing, remixing, and scrapping songs are part of making music.

But for local hip-hop artist Brian “Mahtie” Bush, that process “seemed like a million changes” when making his new record, “Child’s Play.”

The revisions weren’t so much part of a perfectionist’s endeavor but rather a reflection of the...

The Sacramento Bee
JB’s Jazz Lounge series goes on hiatus

Vivian Lee, co-founder of the long-running, Sunday-night JB’s Jazz Lounge series, is suspending the weekly event after the Aug. 31 show.

Lee sent a letter Tuesday night to musicians booked for the series through the end of the year notifying them that shows beginning in September have been canceled.

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The Sacramento Bee
Three to See: Hip-hop, a garage band and straight-ahead rock

Sustainability Awareness Festival 2014

Hip-hop/ rock

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday

Auburn School Park Reserve

The name of the event speaks to the information on sustainability and community-building that will be available from speakers and demos throughout the...

The Sacramento Bee
Eric Lindell’s music resonates with retro-artistry and emotion

Simplicity is the key to Eric Lindell’s music.

The word surfaced several times during a phone call with the affable singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonica ace, who performs with his four-piece band at Harlow’s on Tuesday night.

It also echoes throughout his genre-blurring “Indian Summer” album that...

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