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The Faim coming to Ace of Spades

The Faim coming to Ace of Spades

The Faim is on tour with Andy Black and they’re stopping by Sacramento on April 7, 2019! Themashup wanted to know a little more about The Faim and we did an interview with Josh Raven (frontman) in The Faim. How did The Faim become a band? Well like most bands, it ...

Arik Ruiz

April 3rd, 2019

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Hollywood Undead & Cypress Hill took over Sac

Hollywood Undead & Cypress Hill took over Sac

Wow! Talk energy and good vibes from these artists. Hollywood Undead brought the rock and roll to Ace of Spades and Cypress Hill brought the hip hop. Let’s recap the show. Another sold out show at Ace of Spades, and for good reason. There were many fans for Cypress Hill, as ...

Arik Ruiz

March 23rd, 2019

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Morgan James at B Street Theatre

Morgan James at B Street Theatre

It was a beautiful night at the B Street Theatre! Morgan James and her band took the stage and performed a magical show. Let’s recap the night. The B street theatre is a small venue, but the any seat is a good view. There was a Giant Purple background on stage and the ...

Arik Ruiz

March 23rd, 2019

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Pour Me Another For Atmosphere!

Pour Me Another For Atmosphere!

Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere was something else in Sacramento! Rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and DJ/producer Ant (Anthony Davis) had a phenomenal performance at Ace of Spades. Before doors even opened for the show on Friday, Atmosphere walked to the fans in line to talk to ...

Arik Ruiz

March 17th, 2019

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DMX at the House of Blues in Chicago

DMX at the House of Blues in Chicago

DMX is on tour and will be stopping by the House of Blues in Chicago. DMX is celebrating his 20th year anniversary of his critically acclaimed “It’s Dark and Hot as Hell” album! In the late 1990s and early 2000, DMX was the undisputed reigning king of ...

Arik Ruiz

March 4th, 2019

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Sacramento’s Sol Blume is Back April 27th — and Bringing Miguel and J.I.D. with them

Sacramento’s Sol Blume is Back April 27th — and Bringing Miguel and J.I.D. with them

Alright. Ya’ll know how much I love music, and music festivals are kinda my thing. There is nothing I love more than Festival Season. Which means that you know it gives me ALL the joy to be able to announce the line up for Sacramento’s own, home grown vibe of a ...

Olivia Monahan

January 29th, 2019

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The Master, the General, The Gatlin

The Master, the General, The Gatlin

Over two dozen live performances, twenty music videos, six albums, a diss track/diss video combo, and a partridge in a pear tree later, Greg King, aka The Gatlin had one hell of a 2018. The culmination of it all came with the last minute, final quarter surprise release of ...

Olivia Monahan

January 25th, 2019

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Lauren Ruth Ward: The Old Soul of Valhalla

Lauren Ruth Ward: The Old Soul of Valhalla

Have you ever wished you were born in a different time? A different era? When I was a kid, (I won’t lie to you, even sometimes to this day) I used to dream about being around during the 60s. The times were tumultuous of course, and as a Latina woman it wouldn’t ...

Olivia Monahan

January 23rd, 2019

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Marsha Ambrosius is coming to bear her soul

Marsha Ambrosius is coming to bear her soul

Marsha Ambrosius is the shit, and more folks need to act like they know that. Alright, maybe I started that a LITTLE too aggressively. Let me try that again… Marsha Ambrosius is the shit, more folks need to act like they know that, but I forgive you for being unaware. ...

Olivia Monahan

January 22nd, 2019

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Lost Kings at Mezzanine

Lost Kings at Mezzanine

Never covered a show with so much energy from DJs until Lost Kings! Robert Gainley and Dr. No “Nick” had the crowd engaged from the moment they walked on set. As soon as the beat dropped, fans were ready to dance, scream, and raise their hands to bounce with the music. Lost ...

Arik Ruiz

January 21st, 2019

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Ozomatli at The Fillmore

Ozomatli at The Fillmore

Fantastic show at the historic Fillmore. Let’s recap the night shall we. Before we talk about Ozomatli, let’s give a big shout out to San Francisco band Bang Data. These guys put on a great show and lead singer Deuce Eclipse was very humble to be part of the Ozomatli show. ...

Arik Ruiz

January 21st, 2019

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Electric Christmas 2018

Electric Christmas 2018

Well, it’s another Christmas and another Electric festival in Sacramento, CA. It was an interesting lineup this year with Matt & Kim, Elle King, Sublime with Rome, and 30 Seconds to Mars. This is the second year where Electric Christmas takes places at the Golden ...

Arik Ruiz

December 9th, 2018

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Silverstein at Ace of Spades

Silverstein at Ace of Spades

Amazing performance by Silverstein at Ace of Spades. Before we get to headliner Silverstein, let’s start with the band before them, Hawthorn Heights. They were terrific and started off with fan favorite “This is who we are.” Many of the punk rock fans were ...

Arik Ruiz

December 9th, 2018

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Thunderpussy in Sacramento

Thunderpussy in Sacramento

Thunderpussy is opening up for The Struts at Ace of Spades on November 11, 2018. I wanted to know more about Thunderpussy and their unique name. I spoke with the band and here is what we came up with. How did Thunderpussy become a band? -Put an add in Playgirl looking for a ...

Arik Ruiz

November 9th, 2018

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The Gems of Treasure Island

“San Francisco, you are beautiful!” I heard this so much at the Treasure Island Music Festival this year, and each time, the crowd would collectively cringe. Why? For the first time in it’s eleven year existence, TIMF did not take place on Treasure Island. ...

Olivia Monahan

October 29th, 2018

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