Music

Anton Barbeau returns to Sacramento with Manbird

“I think originally after we saw Lady Bird, we thought, ‘Let’s make our own film called Manbird’—just kind of a joke where I wandered around the streets of Sacramento or whatever. But then I thought, ‘Wow, gotta make a song out of this.’”

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Music review: Free Advice, Cindy

This record is—in the best way—not for dancing; it’s for swaying. Or, to make my recommendation hyper-specific to Sacramento, it’s a record to be absorbed while laying on your floor under your wall-unit AC on 100-degree-plus days.


New-old oldies for night owls

Unless you’re looking for it—and that’s if you listen to terrestrial radio at all—you’ll probably miss KJAY 1430 AM/98.1 FM on your dial. But the…



Record store solidarity

Kicksville Vinyl & Vintage was open for just a week at its new location before public health regulations forced it to close temporarily during the…


Writing through the chaos

La Noche Oskura released a new single and continues to spread messages of empowerment, racial equality Twelve years ago, Nando Estrada introduced Sacramento to La…


Songs for social justice

Sacramento bands help fans amplify in-person protests with online cash Since March, the online music platform Bandcamp has waived its fees on the first Friday…


Fluidity of sound

Steel drum musician Shawn Thwaites is now a Recording Academy board member The beautiful and fluid echoes from the steel drum have been embedded into…


Turn up the volume

Sacramento musicians are still creating music, so here are new albums to vibe to Clevers’ self-titled album released May 2. CleversAlbum: Clevers Jam: “Hazel &…