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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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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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Rhye: 476 Shows Later, the music survives the label.

Rhye: 476 Shows Later, the music survives the label.

Coming to Sacramento tomorrow is the engimatically ambiguous singer/songwriter Rhye, and I think I am going to go and partake for a few different reasons: 1. Despite the nearly 500 shows Rhye has done in the last five years, I somehow have not managed to catch them live 2. ...

Olivia Monahan

October 19th, 2018

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Last Year They Ain’t Even Like the Bay — G Eazy x P Lo bring Endless Summer to Northern Cali

Last Year They Ain’t Even Like the Bay — G Eazy x P Lo bring Endless Summer to Northern Cali

Gerald, aka G Eazy is one of the artists responsible for bringing the new sound of Bay hyphy to mainstream radio (whether you agree with it or not), with his latest album The Beautiful and The Damned officially hitting gold status earlier this year. Taking that success on ...

Olivia Monahan

July 24th, 2018

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25 Years Later: Wu Tang Clan STILL Ain’t Nothin to Fk With

25 Years Later: Wu Tang Clan STILL Ain’t Nothin to Fk With

Enter the 36 Chambers. Let’s just start this article by saying, if you don’t fuck with this album or really, if you don’t fuck with the Wu… then I am afraid I am going to have to ask you to close the article and back away slowly. It’s ...

Olivia Monahan

July 17th, 2018

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The (R)Evolution of Hip Hop — My Talk with David Banner

The (R)Evolution of Hip Hop — My Talk with David Banner

I instantly fucked with David Banner. It takes a lot to put together a song that you can bump in the club on a Saturday night. It takes even more to have that club banger secretly be a song with deep lyrical content. So when the Saturday drunkards wake up Sunday morning (or ...

Olivia Monahan

April 22nd, 2018

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Russ Solomon Passes in the most Boss Way

Russ Solomon Passes in the most Boss Way

I used to skip school on the regular to go and spend hours meandering around Tower Records. Back when you could throw headphones on and listen to the next big artist on the rise, or the staff picks of the week (they were always better than the chart toppers) — it was a

Olivia Monahan

March 5th, 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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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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Locals on the Rise – 1st Edition — City of Trees

Locals on the Rise – 1st Edition — City of Trees

So you may have seen random articles circulating through Sacramento social media lately. Articles ranging from sources like Eventbrite.com to the San Francisco Chronicle, and all with one topic on their tongues: Sacramento. While the rest of the country might be buzzing ...

Olivia Monahan

August 25th, 2017

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#StylerSoundtracks — Daniel Caesar Edition

#StylerSoundtracks — Daniel Caesar Edition

Daniel Caesar dropped some new-new last night with ‘Freudian’ and I haven’t stopped listening. ————— You guys have probably heard me say that I am not always the biggest fan of R&B/Soul type jawns. I have to really be in ...

Olivia Monahan

August 25th, 2017

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FYF Fest — Preview Edition

FYF Fest — Preview Edition

It’s the FIIIIIINALLLLLLLLLLLLL COUNTDOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWN! It is all wrapped up in one neat little package — the absolute must see’s — the you’d-be-crazy-to-miss — the seriously-how-did-you-not-catch-this-set?!? — preview for ...

Olivia Monahan

July 17th, 2017

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Fuck Yeah (Fest) — Preview Guide to FYF — Sunday Edition

Fuck Yeah (Fest) — Preview Guide to FYF — Sunday Edition

Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY!!!! The final day is FYF Fest is going to be jam packed with some prime music, and just like it was for me on Saturday, I am going to be running my chubby ass around non-stop. Sunday has also offered me the hardest choices when it came to seeing shows.

Olivia Monahan

July 3rd, 2017

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Fuck Yeah (Fest) A Preview Guide to FYF — Saturday Edition

Fuck Yeah (Fest) A Preview Guide to FYF — Saturday Edition

I am back! Just like I promised I would be. I have a few more must-see acts for you to sort through. Friday had some definite hits, but Saturday is going to be so jam packed for me, that I am almost guaranteed to drop a few pounds, just by all the running back and forth that

Olivia Monahan

July 2nd, 2017

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Fuck Yeah (Fest) A Preview Guide to FYF 2017 – Friday Edition

Fuck Yeah (Fest) A Preview Guide to FYF 2017 – Friday Edition

There are very few things that make me more excited than music, so when festival season rolls around, my brain goes into severe sensory overload. How am I supposed to discern which show is the best? Which one will have the best line up? Which one has the most features? What ...

Olivia Monahan

July 1st, 2017

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