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January 2020 Kurated

When asked why they picked these songs, here's how our core-staff responded: On choosing "(They Long to Be) Close To You" by The Cranberries: "I love this cover because it makes me feel 10 different emotions at once. I had this song stuck in my head for about a week." - Deanna Gasparyan, Public Affairs Director On choosing "Touched...

December 2019 Kurated (Decade Favorites)

This month, our core staff picked some songs that were some of their favorites that came out this decade. When asked why they picked these songs, here's how they responded: On choosing "Iota" by Angel Olsen: "Angel Olsen has been my favorite artist for many years of this decade & this song carried me through high school...

November 2019 Kurated

When asked why they chose these songs, here’s how some of our core staff members responded: On choosing "All My Happiness is Gone" by Purple Mountains: "Love the beautiful folksy instrumental coupled with sad cowboy lyrics. RIP David Berman." - Nick Dinato, Co-Staff Development Coordinator On choosing "Health Food" by Berhana: "Listening on a bus ride to Sac, head bobbin’...

October 2019 KURATED

When asked why they chose these songs, here's how some of our core staff members responded: On choosing "Realigned Dub" by African Head Charge: "Sounding just as adventurous as they did in 81'. Dub meets the tabla; a percussionist's fantasy marriage." - Ammaar Vayani, Assistant GM On choosing "Return Of The Death Ray" by The Bomboras: "Surf rock, to me...

G. Garçon: An Introduction

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing hip hop artist, G. Garçon about his origins, creative process, and his new album “25” dropping September 30th 2019. 

The stage name hails from France; the rapper from Inglewood. The G stands for Geezus, a previous alias, that was later expanded on as...

Dirty Penni Fest 4: Penniback Records’ Impact on the Local Music Scene in Los Angeles

The independent record label, Penniback Records, continues to highlight and expand the DIY music scene in Los Angeles. Dirty Penni Fest 4, the record label’s fourth annual music festival headlined by The Buttertones (special tribute to Dick Dale) and co-headlined by Tropa Magica this year, was a vivid demonstration of the record label’s...

Sac Zine Fest 2019 – Review

Catch a Zine by Its Toe! If it Hollers, Buy Two Copies!
Sacramento Zine Fest 2019
Saturday, May 25th, 2019 from 11 AM to 5 PM
Zine Enthusiast Confidential - RIOT
Part 1 of XXX

Hello true believers!  Oh, the lovely sight of a room full of ZINES! (And assorted fun things!)

If you love art, if... 						
						

ALBUM REVIEW: Signor Benedick the Moor (SB the Moor) – El Negro

On 7 February 2019, the emerging enigmatic artist Signor Benedick the Moor dropped SPIRIT REALM.FINAL, a new full length LP through the Deathbomb Arc label. In anticipation for this release, the famed label recently sent us SB’s first album- 2014’s El Negro.

SB is an experimental artist originating from...

Jon “pls b nice” Bunting Introduces Me to the Cannoli King

“What do you think? Should I go for it?” I turn around to meet a goofy grin and a New York Giants jersey that looks like it could be roomy on an actual football player. The young man holding the jersey is decidedly not of football build, but he is Jon Bunting, a lanky 20-year-old recording artist...

Artist Interview: FLORAL

Floral is an instrumental two-piece math-rock duo from the CA South Bay Area. Ryan Fernandes sat down with Nate and Ty of Floral to talk about new music, doing it yourself, and making your own rules. You can hear some of their tunes at https://floral1.bandcamp.com/ and catch them at Slim’s in SF...

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