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V103 Rockfest Set for Saturday October 4th at Rio Ramaza Marina

V103 Rockfest Set for Saturday October 4th at Rio Ramaza Marina

Hundreds of rock fans will converge on Rio Ramaza Marina in Sacramento this Saturday for the V103 Rockfest, featuring local, regional and nationally know acts.  Seventeen bands on 2 stages will kick off the event at noon, which will culminate with headliner, Alien Ant Farm. Its an epic day of music planned just for you. This is an event for fans of all ages as a Kids Zone and "Stairway to Stardom" area will be set up and ready to receive even the youngest rockers. No need to go hungry either! With plenty of food/drink vendors and a warm Fall day, rock fans must not miss this early Autumn blast of the best Sacramento has to offer.  Tickets are 20 dollars pre-sale and 25 on the day of the show: http://www.v103rockfest.com/tickets.php    Come party with us on the 4th!

Sacramento Museums Fall for Halloween & Harvest Fun in October

Sacramento Museums Fall for Halloween & Harvest Fun in October

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In October, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are offering fun Halloween and harvest-related events and activities sure to get guests in a festive spirit, including:

 

“Going Batty” at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center -- October 4 & 5

Hiroshima performing at Crest Theatre Sept. 26!

Hiroshima performing at Crest Theatre Sept. 26!

Building on the success of the Taiko Project performance last year, the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation (SASF) is happy that Hiroshima will be the performer for the Second Annual Benefit Show.

The Grammy nominated jazz/fusion ensemble Hiroshima is performing on Friday, September 26 at the Crest Theatre. Hiroshima’s unique blend of pop, jazz, R & B and Latin influences with exotic strains of their Japanese heritage has endured for over 35 years.

Hiroshima is very excited to be coming back to Sacramento. Dan Kuramoto and June Kuramoto, founders of Hiroshima, said the group has not performed in Sacramento for almost 20 years! SASF is extremely fortunate to host their return to Sacramento and hope all of our supporters will join us for a memorable night at the Crest Theatre.

4th Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on October 11!

4th Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on October 11!

In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 4th annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is Having Fun in the Sacramento Region.  Showcasing historic treasures from 23 Northern California institutions, special artifacts will be on public display for one-day-only at four host locations, including the California State Archives, the California State Library, the Center for Sacramento History, and the Sacramento Public Library.

TBD Fest Special Offer for West Sacramento

TBD Fest Special Offer for West Sacramento

TBD Fest, one of the most exciting music festivals in Northern California, is coming to West Sacramento on October 3rd, 4th and 5th.

Enjoy three days of music from iconic and emerging artists on four-stages with
performances by Justice, Blondie, Moby, Empire of the Sun, Dillon Francis, Gramatik, Explosions in the Sky, Kurt Vile & The Violators, The War on Drugs, YACHT, RAC and more!

However, the event is much more than music, “TBD Fest is not only a platform for discovering your next favorite band, but also for discovering some of the cultural assets that make our region so great”, begins event co-organizer Clay Nutting. 

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Aftershock: Local Band Love

Aftershock: Local Band Love

Day 2 started earlier than my first day at Sacramento’s Aftershock Festival, on account of some well-known NorCal bands playing on the Coors Light sponsored stage around noon. FallRise and Burn Halo were my must see acts for the morning.  

I was just in time to catch Fallrise perform my favorite song, “Life of Fools”, a frequent on Sacramento radio station 98ROCK. The vocalist of Fallrise, Sammy Karlin, was an animal on the microphone, like always, ripping through guttural vocals and transferring seamlessly into a smooth rock voice to hit the top notes of the final chorus. They were very “clean-dirty” sounding.  I cheered with the sizeable crowd, proud and excited of the incredible talent that Sacramento produced.

Aftershock: A Love Story for 19,000 Rock and Metal Fans

Aftershock: A Love Story for 19,000 Rock and Metal Fans

Discovery Park, Sacramento - The heat was stifling and the dust was enough to make any contact-wearer’s eyes flood. Dirt caked the ripped jean vests and sweaty faces of the crowd; regardless of the drought driven conditions, over 19,000 people flocked to Sacramento’s Discovery Park this weekend to thrash, mosh, and headbang to genre and decade-spanning rock.

I made my way to my first show of Saturday: Pepper. It was a classic Sacramento Summer day. The heat accompanying the blend of rock and reggae, with that wonderful ground-shaking bass in full effect and felt full-force from even the very back of the crowd.