Music

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…

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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 &…



Connected through music

Sacramento hip-hop scene honors dear friend through music and art Local rapper Paul Flames is torn up as he flips through photos on his phone….


Streetalk

Asked at Sunday Farmer’s Market at 8th and X streets: Which musical act would you like to see come to Sacramento? “Well obviously Billie Eilish…


Switching up the beat

Zach Van Dyck shoots for pop stardom There’s a certain infectious, “on-repeat” quality to Zach Van Dyck’s latest single, “Give It All.” It’s a pop…



Fluidity of sound

A Tribe Quartet create ‘Black American Music’ A Tribe Quartet is canceling jazz. Although the band won the Jazz category in this year’s SAMMIES, they…


The 2020 SAMMIES winners

Musicians will not be silenced—neither will SN&R Sacramento’s cultural landscape includes so many of us. Our music and arts communities are just two of those…




Maiden Sacramento

Iron Maiden stopped at the Golden 1 Center on Sept. 9. Did the band live up to the legacy of the beast? The set begins…


Pure preservation

Torchbearers of New Orleans jazz flash a searing side of themselves in Folsom Local crowds have flocked to bands offering a little taste of New…