Sacramento Proud

Sacramento be Like… (Second Edition)

So last week I put an article out called “Sacramento be Like”, which highlighted a couple of amazing shows that we were excited about for the coming weekend.

Here’s the problem — there are so many amazing events that happen in Sacramento that if I were to limit it to JUST highlighting weekend events, there are going to be so many things that you guys miss out on! That’s just not fucking cool of me at all — so without further ado I present my new weekly series “Sacramento Be Like…”

I am giving you Monday off to take time, reflect, and to line up your schedules. But starting Tuesday — we have hella things to do.
Tuesday Feb 6th
High House Presents: A Sad Acoustic Show


This event caught my eye for two fairly obvious reasons:

1. It is thrown by a group called “High House”. I don’t want to speak for anyone else, but any time a house proclaims that it is high, I want to be there to test the theory.
2. The flyer is amazing — it’s Rick and Morty for gawd’s sake, that is winning in my book.

In spite of that, I don’t really know too much about the people behind High House. I hadn’t heard about them until I got the chance to sit down with the group Fonty recently, and they mentioned how amazing the folks at High House are. My interest and curiosity was piqued, so I tracked them down on FB to find out more about them. Per their mission statement:

“High House is supporting the Sacramento music scene by hosting Epic House Shows! It’s all about the music and this amazing community of talent!”

While this does not appear to be a house show, since ‘A Sad Acoustic Show’ is happening at Sacramento mainstay The Colony. Anyone who has ever visited this hometown venue knows that they often manage to maintain that chaotic, house show vibe without ever being in someone’s back yard. The energy of the crowd stays captured within the four walls and vibes on a different wave than most.

Featuring artists and bands from all over California, and the U.S this will be a fun, chill and reasonably priced way to get out on a Tuesday night and enjoy some vibes. The weather is getting warmer (looking at you global warming) so we might as well enjoy it before we have melted the entire world….

… see. That was depressing! I’m hella ready for ‘A Sad Acoustic Show’!

The Colony
All Ages
Sliding Scale $5-10
Wednesday Feb 7th
Harlows Presents: Pete Rock
featuring Bru Lei and Ernie Fresh


Yeah you read it right. The legend himself, Pete Rock is bringing his ridiculous rhymes and old-school sound to Harlow’s (always my favorite place to see a show) on Feb 7th and opening for him is one of the most talented local emcees Sacramento has been blessed with — Bru MUTHAFKN Lei.
If you don’t know who Bru Lei is… well 1. you are tripping and 2. you are missing out.

Bru’s most recent album Selfie has been on my BEST ALBUMS OF 2017 playlist along side Kendrick Lamar, David Banner, and a few others. It’s that fucking good. Featuring some additional help from artists like Killah Priest (did I mention Bru-Tang is Wu affiliated?), Poor Majesty, DJ Billy Lane and more, this album is one that you need to download immediately, but more importantly you need to experience live.

Which is why you already KNOW where you should be Feb 7th.
$20 presale
$25 at the door

Holla at Bru if you need tickets — hit him on his FB
Thursday Feb 8th
Kupros presents: Lauren LIVE!


The beautiful, powerful, magical and amazingly talented Lauren Wakefield has brought herself back from LA to grace her hometown with the gift of her music. (Can you well we missed her?)

With her guitar in hand, and bad-ass in her heart, Lauren is planning on treating folks to two hours of good vibes, and thanks to the awesome folks at Kupros, some food and drinks to go along with it. Please go and support her if you can! I will be at Toro y Moi for NoisePop and won’t be able to be there 🙁

All ages
Love is a Verb


It’s that time of year again. Love is in the air. Cupid is shooting muthafuckas left and right. Hallmark is cashing in…you know the drill. As someone who was born on Valentine’s Day, let me tell you, I have never been a big fan of this damn season. It is so squishy, and mushy, and the emphasis placed on love, and the showing of love gets lost amidst the materialism. Love is something you do, and it is something you should do all year long.
After seeing the mission statement of this event, I see that they feel the same:

Love is a Verb. It’s an action we have to practice and celebrate it every day. In these volatile times, it’s up to us to gather in force and actualize love.

On Saturday, Feb 10th, 20 artists will come together and create a world that celebrates Love at the Elk Tower in downtown Sacramento. Dance and drink on top of the capital. Meet people and share in the experience of Love. Help create a space that celebrates the beautiful stuff that makes you, you.

Featuring artists from all over the Sacramento region, and an event put together by the artists, this isn’t just an art show. This is a labor of LOVE.

Penthouse of the Elk Towers
Free (but donations welcomed)
There you have it!
Another week full of amazingness courtesy of the wellspring of talent inside of Sacramento
If you miss out … don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Sacramento be like… Hella Love.
Until next week, you know where to find me:

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Olivia Monahan

February 5th, 2018

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