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Fans can feel the “Energy” at Philharmonik’s album release party.

Fans can feel the “Energy” at Philharmonik’s album release party.

The Philharmonik album release show was full of homegrown talent at the Sol Collective Venue. Sunmonks and Jmsey opened up for The Philharmonik and they were incredible. Sunmonks played for 30 minutes to get the crowd excited and moving. There was much love at Sol Collective

Arik Ruiz

March 4th, 2018

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Digital Wonderland – Hawaii

Digital Wonderland – Hawaii

In Kapolei, adventurer Aika (from California) will be exploring the PLUR culture embedded in DEADBEATS HAWAII and impact with how the island is also filled with an incredibly diverse group of folx. This creates a fun dynamic integrated with musical arts. Jauz,Borgore,and ...

Aika

March 4th, 2018

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Beaches, Beats and Wu-Tang Yoga: SCMF ain’t nothing to…. well, you get it

Beaches, Beats and Wu-Tang Yoga: SCMF ain’t nothing to…. well, you get it

The last couple of weeks have been more than hectic, but it has helped me to realize something. It is a great time in life to get your priorities straight, especially with all of the amazing manifestations that have been coming my way recently. One of my major priorities has

Olivia Monahan

March 4th, 2018

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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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