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Sacramento Be Like… (First Edition)

Sacramento Be Like… (First Edition)

OK let me just sort of take a moment to holla at you guys. As much as I love the big shows, festivals and 10k + crowds — there is actually no better feeling to me than being able to go out and actually support the local talent that exists within my community. For years

Olivia Monahan

January 31st, 2018

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Sol Blume is coming and bringing Jhene Aiko, The Internet, Smino and more to Cesar Chavez Park

Sol Blume is coming and bringing Jhene Aiko, The Internet, Smino and more to Cesar Chavez Park

What’s your favorite season? Many folks love winter, for its layered clothing and netflix-and-chill atmosphere. Even more love summer for it’s long nights and beach friendly temperatures. An equal case could be made for the beauty of fall, as the leaves change ...

Olivia Monahan

January 31st, 2018

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Come for Ghostface, stay for Pan Dulce — A Peek into the Santa Cruz Music Festival

Come for Ghostface, stay for Pan Dulce — A Peek into the Santa Cruz Music Festival

I mentioned it to you very early on this year that we were trying to get out of our comfort zone this year. While we have been comfortably nestled in the world of hip hop and r&b, we also want to spread our wings and fly to the outer regions of the genres that we have ...

Olivia Monahan

January 31st, 2018

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Cash (Campain) Rules Everything Around Him by Fighting for Love

Cash (Campain) Rules Everything Around Him by Fighting for Love

“Let this video be motivation for everyone. To be more present. More vulnerable. More in love with the moment…” It seems like such a simple statement. A statement that should be easy to abide by. As anyone reading this blog can probably tell you, that shit ...

Olivia Monahan

January 19th, 2018

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Between Bubble Gum and Avant Garde lies Noise Pop Festival

Between Bubble Gum and Avant Garde lies Noise Pop Festival

When it comes to the type of music I like, my ear is all over the place. I mean, if you pulled up my Spotify you would find absolutely no rhyme-or-reason to any of the recommendations it gives because in my brain there is no rhyme or reason to what I like. I attach myself to

Olivia Monahan

January 13th, 2018

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Rachetly Woke — Balancing Both Worlds with Natomas Slimm

Rachetly Woke — Balancing Both Worlds with Natomas Slimm

Confession time I have been friends with Natomas Slimm for a few years now. Second confession I had NO idea I was friends with Natomas Slimm until about two months before writing this article. —– Alright alright, I know that it doesn’t make any damn sense, ...

Olivia Monahan

January 9th, 2018

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#5 Reasons to check out Vic Mensa on the 4:44 tour

#5 Reasons to check out Vic Mensa on the 4:44 tour

So the 4:44 Tour featuring the soon-to-be legend Vic Mensa and always-been-a-legend Jay Z is coming to Golden 1 Center in exactly five days, and what better way is there to celebrate my excitement than to give you the top five reasons why YOU need to get your tickets ...

Olivia Monahan

December 12th, 2017

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Rolling thru Sacramento: The California Harvest Tour

Rolling thru Sacramento: The California Harvest Tour

Hitting the tail end of their California Harvest Tour, Aceyalone, Equipto, Aplus, Zman and DJ True Justice are hitting Momo’s tonight to lace Sacramento with some classic hip hop vibes — and you should be there, because it’s gonna be a great Monday show AND

Olivia Monahan

November 20th, 2017

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Innerwave @ Tropicalia INTERVIEW

Innerwave @ Tropicalia INTERVIEW

The south Los Angeles-based new age garage rock group, Inner Wave, is on the forefront of a psychedelic revival movement currently happening in the Los Angeles rock scene. Following in the footsteps of contemporaries like Tame Impala, Inner Wave is on a mission to bring ...

Aika

November 19th, 2017

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Tropicalia 2017 REVIEW

Tropicalia 2017 REVIEW

Within the first few hours of the Tropicália Music and Taco Festival on Saturday, it became clear that the event would define an important cultural moment for Southern California. Tropicalia was revolutionary in aspects of music and culture, since music and culture are ...

Aika

November 19th, 2017

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Almost Here: Vic Mensa is bringing the mainey to Golden 1 Center

Almost Here: Vic Mensa is bringing the mainey to Golden 1 Center

*INSERT LARGE AMOUNT OF SQUEALING HERE* That’s me when it comes to Vic Mensa in a nutshell. Just in case you missed my MAJORLY lengthy album review of “The Autobiography” which broke down every reason that I think this is going to be the album that breaks ...

Olivia Monahan

November 15th, 2017

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Rolling Loud: The High Five – Day Two

Rolling Loud: The High Five – Day Two

Okay okay I know I am a little late on the day two roll up for Rolling Loud Fest but I swear to Yeezus I had the best freaking reasons why there was a delay, and one of them was something that was a direct result of this festival so it almost seems appropriate that I be ...

Olivia Monahan

November 10th, 2017

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How The Grouch Stole Christmas 2017

How The Grouch Stole Christmas 2017

Hip hop in Sacramento is having a really major year thanks to a few different entities bringing in some quality talent, and Novemeber is definitely reaping the rewards of it in a major way as Corey Scoffern aka The Grouch, brings his 11th incarnation of the infamous How The ...

Olivia Monahan

November 8th, 2017

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The New Birth of the Roc — Vic Mensa x The Autobiography

The New Birth of the Roc — Vic Mensa x The Autobiography

Alright guys I have been TRYING not to freak out about this, or more importantly to talk about it constantly because it would be extremely annoying if I did so… but I recently got asked to cover Vic Mensa while he is out on the 4:44 tour. Yes THE 4:44 tour with ...

Olivia Monahan

November 2nd, 2017

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Tropicália 2017 – Preview II

Tropicália 2017 – Preview II

What I find to be a unique quality about this festival is the wide array of musicians that are going to be performing and vibing with us, the music lovers. This is a big treat for folks who truly enjoy what is known to be treasurous music, because music is a resemblance of ...

Aika

November 1st, 2017

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