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The Sacramento Bee
Country act Chris Gardner adds music to fireworks fun at Cal Expo

On a recent Friday evening, an enthusiastic country-music fan, cheered on by her older sister, jumped on stage at Cesar Chavez Plaza to snap a selfie with the guitar player for the Chris Gardner Band.

But the real #Polaroidmoment came when Chris Gardner, the group’s lead singer, waded into the Concerts...

The Sacramento Bee
Death Grips calls it quits via Facebook

One of the most acclaimed bands to break out of Sacramento announced its own apparent break up Wednesday afternoon.

Death Grips, the wildly experimental hip-hop and electronic group named as Spin’s artist of the year in 2012, posted on its Facebook page that the group has canceled...

The Sacramento Bee
Three to see: Parade, Living Room Session and hip-hop at the Crocker

The David Mayfield Parade

Rock/folk/bluegrass

9 p.m. July 10

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

If you refuse to participate in the call-and-response vocals of David Mayfield’s “Trapped Under the Ice,” he will know it – and he will call you out....

The Sacramento Bee
Ex-rapper pleads guilty in New York tax fraud case

A rapper from the 1990s hip-hop group 3rd Bass has pleaded guilty in Albany County Court to failing to pay state income taxes. Peter Nash, whose stage name was "Prime Minister Pete Nice," released three albums with 3rd Bass between 1989 and 1991, t...

Alison Toon
Aftershock lineup, new additions, and… Atreyu???

Jul 1, 2014
Aftershock lineup, new additions, and… Atreyu???

OK I admit it.I have absolutely no clue who Atreyu are, nor why everyone seems to have gone bonkers this morning with the news that not only will Atreyu be reuniting, but they'll be doing it at our favourite rock/metal festival, Sacramento's and Monste...

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The Sacramento Bee
Cathie Anderson: Music coach salutes Sacramento-area trio who took big risks on ABC show

Daniel Hayes doesn’t want to be the kind of music coach who’s so worried about his reputation that he doesn’t encourage his students to take risks.

On Monday as Hayes drove back to Roseville from Los Angeles, where three of his vocal coaches competed in ABC-TV’s “Rising Star,” he was...

Alison Toon
All the bands, all the music, all day long at SacTown Rocks! Photos here!

Jun 30, 2014
All the bands, all the music, all day long at SacTown Rocks! Photos here!

It was a full day of music; Sacramento's music scene, new and more mature, were well represented at SacTown Rocks. And there were sightings of other local bands, out to support everyone else, not playing at this festival this year, but next year maybe?...

The Sacramento Bee
The Who plans 50th anniversary tour, new music

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are taking The Who on the road for a series of shows in the U.K. celebrating the band's 50th anniversary. Daltrey referred to the tour as the start of the Who's "long goodbye" during a news conference Monday at Ronn...

The Sacramento Bee
Cathie Anderson: Music coach salutes Sacramento-area trio who took big risks on ABC show

Daniel Hayes doesn’t want to be the kind of music coach who’s so worried about his reputation that he doesn’t encourage his students to take risks.

So, on Monday as Hayes drove back to Roseville from Los Angeles, where three of his vocal coaches competed in ABC-TV’s “Rising Star,” he...

The Sacramento Bee
Girl who came out of coma meets Bruno Mars

An 11-year-old Cleveland-area girl who came out of a coma after listening to Bruno Mars songs throughout her recovery got to meet the singer that doctors say helped save her life. Zumyah Thorpe had a private meeting with Mars before his concert in ...

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