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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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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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The Turtle Who Carried the World — The Art of Treasure Island Music Festival

The Turtle Who Carried the World — The Art of Treasure Island Music Festival

So I know it sounds crazy, but one of the things I am the most excited about for Treasure Island Music Festival this year, is the art installation being created by Chromaform. Here is an example of their past works: Chromaform is an artist collective that brings together art

Olivia Monahan

October 3rd, 2018

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If You Miss These Artists, You’re Trippin: Treasure Island MF, Saturday

If You Miss These Artists, You’re Trippin: Treasure Island MF, Saturday

I know what you’re thinking. “Liv, where the FUCK have you been? You haven’t written in a minute!” Don’t worry guys. I’m back. I just needed to take a break. My brain was fried, my body was (and is) old and weathered, and my kids were ...

Olivia Monahan

October 1st, 2018

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The true DOPEness of the Smoked Out BBQ

There is such a nostalgic feel to the Smoked Out BBQ line up. If you didn’t notice the actual date on the flyer, you would almost think that Paid Dues had reappeared from the ether. You would think that Rock the Bells was reincarnated. You would almost think that real ...

Olivia Monahan

July 8th, 2018

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Operating to Free Your Soul — Sacramento’s AndYes

Operating to Free Your Soul — Sacramento’s AndYes

Stories. There are few things in life that help connect humans to each other more than stories. They allow us to understand where we came from, and to connect to another person on a visceral level through shared experiences and candid moments. The more I have been writing ...

Olivia Monahan

July 5th, 2018

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Playlists and the Modern Artist: Cash Campain

Playlists and the Modern Artist: Cash Campain

Playlists are life. At least for me. They are the thing that gets me through the day at work but they are also VITAL to finding out about new artists, new music, new vibes. I spend the day on Spotify jumping from different ones, trying to discover that GEM that sets your ...

Olivia Monahan

May 18th, 2018

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Dispatch from a Road Trip — The Smokers Club Fest — Day Two

Dispatch from a Road Trip — The Smokers Club Fest — Day Two

Welcome back Weederinos (please read that in the voice of Ned Flanders). I am back and ready to recap day two, aka the best day of The Smokers Club Fest, aka the day that had me cry like a baby not once, but twice during the show, aka the day that will live in infamy, ...

Olivia Monahan

May 7th, 2018

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Dispatch from a Road Trip — The Smokers Club Fest — Day One

Dispatch from a Road Trip — The Smokers Club Fest — Day One

Yes, I have said it before. Yes, I will say it again. Festival season is like Christmas for me. I wait for line up announcements each year like a kid waiting for Santa to slide in them chimneys. There were few festivals that I wanted to check out MORE than The Smokers Club ...

Olivia Monahan

May 7th, 2018

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Part 1 of the HIGH-lights of California’s Festival Season

Part 1 of the HIGH-lights of California’s Festival Season

That’s right! It is 4-20 and of course I am celebrating in as unsurprising a way possible. Working. Right, you weren’t expecting that shit were you? My stoner ass just sitting here at a desk, typing away whilst the rest of the world gets high on their own ...

Olivia Monahan

April 20th, 2018

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Yooooo who was that?! — IDK

Yooooo who was that?! — IDK

“You don’t know his name?” “IDK.” “Yeah me neither…but he was hella dope. I want to find his music!” “No, that is his name!” “What!?” “IDK!” “OMG I get it, you don’t know, I will ...

Olivia Monahan

April 6th, 2018

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Caleborate & Cash Campain — Sacramento’s Homecoming Kings

Caleborate & Cash Campain — Sacramento’s Homecoming Kings

Holy Diver has been open since late last year, but I confess I had never stepped foot into the place until last week. Not because I have some sort of vendetta against Holy Diver, quite the contrary. Brett, Eric and Anthony are all amazing folks who have worked in the ...

Olivia Monahan

March 14th, 2018

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What Supporting Your City Looks Like: Sacramento’s First Festival

What Supporting Your City Looks Like: Sacramento’s First Festival

Before I start in about the heart of this article, aka First Festival, I have to give a little backstory. I reached out to Danielle Vincent, the founder, in early February. We went over some really awesome talking points about the festival, it’s lineup and what we can ...

Olivia Monahan

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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