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Oakland’s newest music festival Blurry Vision is bringing heat

Oakland’s newest music festival Blurry Vision is bringing heat

WHAT KIND OF HOLY MAGIC IS THIS LINE UP?! I already had my entire festival season mapped out and then the geniuses over at Goldenvoice decided to collywhomp me with yet another festival that I truthfully don’t know how I will make it happen, but I tell you right ...

Olivia Monahan

February 26th, 2018

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Sacramento Be Like… (Third Edition)

Sacramento Be Like… (Third Edition)

Hey kids! I had to take a break last week to spend a little time honoring the awesomeness that is Noise Pop. Last week I was able to immerse myself in a solid few days of hip hop that blew my mind, music that soothed my soul, and at one point during the week (see the Madlib ...

Olivia Monahan

February 26th, 2018

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Madlib brings Dave Chappelle and Yasiin Bey to Noise Pop appearance — does this mean there’s a tour coming?

Madlib brings Dave Chappelle and Yasiin Bey to Noise Pop appearance — does this mean there’s a tour coming?

In case you missed it: Last Thursday, February 22nd, Madlib aka the Beat Konducta, aka Quasimoto, aka one of the most prolific producers of our generation graced the stage at 1015 SF for a special DJ set. That in and of itself, is highly buzzworthy. As if being able to see a

Olivia Monahan

February 26th, 2018

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Sade has a new song! I repeat, Sade has a new song!

Sade has a new song! I repeat, Sade has a new song!

This is not a drill people. You are not dreaming this. Feel free to pinch yourself if necessary. Don’t worry. I’ll wait … via GIPHY For the first time in 8 years, and implicitly at the request of director Ava DuVernay, the literal Gawdess herself, Sade, has

Olivia Monahan

February 20th, 2018

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Noise Pop be like…

Noise Pop be like…

Okay before you get on my case, yes I know that I took this week off on my Sacramento be like… series. But that’s because it’s my birthday month and I have been high or tipsy about 74% percent of the time. Depending on how this week rounds out it could be a

Olivia Monahan

February 20th, 2018

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Stevie Nader is keeping me Occupied with his new single

Stevie Nader is keeping me Occupied with his new single

On May 5th, 2017 I posted something on my FB page. It was a simple statement, with an important message. Stevie Come back ——- Well, it may have taken a little over 6 months, but the universe, the music gawds, heard me. Sacramento artist Stevie Nader has released ...

Olivia Monahan

February 16th, 2018

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Drake reminds you of the power of God’s Plan

Drake reminds you of the power of God’s Plan

“The budget for this video was 996,631.90. We gave it all away. Don’t tell the label…” So number one, I am guessing the label knows by now. Second and more importantly, this is one of the most amazing and uplifting music videos I can remember seeing. ...

Olivia Monahan

February 16th, 2018

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Dr. Octagon reunites and releases first album in 20 years!

Dr. Octagon reunites and releases first album in 20 years!

Today has been a day of days when it comes to the good hip hop news. Dr. Octagon, aka Kool Keith, Dan the Automator and DJ Qbert have reunited and are bringing us some newness as of April. Entitled Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation, you can now ...

Olivia Monahan

February 15th, 2018

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Marijuana Lounges being considered in the City of Trees

Marijuana Lounges being considered in the City of Trees

Yes you read it right. Sacramento aka the City of Trees is currently researching how our fair city can open up both recreational/medical marijuana lounges that would allow for smokers to sit, relax, partake of their herbals and build within the community of other locals in ...

Olivia Monahan

February 15th, 2018

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Another Sacramento Music Venue in Danger of Closing…

Another Sacramento Music Venue in Danger of Closing…

There are a lot of things that have been changing in Sacramento in recent years — some good, some bad. With an influx of Bay Area residents coming in and buying properties (what up skyrocketing rent prices?), a concerted investment into the arts and culture sector by ...

Olivia Monahan

February 9th, 2018

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#FBF — Flashback Fonty

#FBF — Flashback Fonty

Last week I ran my first “Sacramento Be Like…” article highlighting all of the amazing talent that circulates it way through the Sacramento music scene. One of the bands featured was Fonty, a lo-fi, crunchy, garage rock experience of music that I have ...

Olivia Monahan

February 9th, 2018

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Black Panther Soundtrack is here!

Black Panther Soundtrack is here!

I really don’t even think I need to say anything else. An album that most hip hop fans, movie fans, fans of life in general have been waiting on has dropped this morning. I have been listening since 6am this morning and let me just say… It’s really ...

Olivia Monahan

February 9th, 2018

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It’s on and Noise Popping — Noise Pop Kicks off with Toro Y Moi

It’s on and Noise Popping — Noise Pop Kicks off with Toro Y Moi

FESTIVAL SEASON! FESTIVAL SEASON! I love it so much it hurts, and this year we are kicking our coverage off early with the amazing Bay Area music, arts and culture staple — Noise Pop! Tonight we are blessed and HIGH-ly favored to be attending the Noise Pop kick off ...

Olivia Monahan

February 8th, 2018

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Sacramento be Like… (Second Edition)

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 ...

Olivia Monahan

February 5th, 2018

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After a decade, they are still SUBMERGE’d in the heartbeat of Sacramento

After a decade, they are still SUBMERGE’d in the heartbeat of Sacramento

Did you know that the traditional gift for a ten year anniversary is tin or aluminum? Not to be that person, but how on earth do you give someone something of tin/aluminum for a present? “Here honey, I bought you this vintage oil can! It’s just like the tin man ...

Olivia Monahan

February 2nd, 2018

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