TBD Fest Preview

tbd-fest-2014-1557452-regularComing on October 3rd, 4th, and 5th, Sacramento will be sonically assaulted by the biggest musical festival the 916 has yet to see.  From the makers of the Launch Festival comes to newly re-branded TBD Fest!

The Launch crew is seven years deep in experience with providing Sacramento with their SXSW-inspired festival.  For a number of years, Launch was a one day ordeal.  In 2012, Launch expanded into a two-day extravaganza.  Last year, Launch was a two-day party at Cesar Chavez Park, with a pre-party being held the Friday before at Ace of Spades.  Those three days last year was probably the most fun, enhancing, and artistically filled days of my life on the best coast.  Last saw headlining acts of Wallpaper on Friday at the pre-Launch Party at Ace of Spades, and Girl Talk and Imagine Dragons on Saturday and Sunday night at Cesar Chavez Park in Downtown Sacramento.   [Read more…]

Ace of Spades: My Favorite Venue in Sacramento

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In the Sacramento area, there are a numerous amount of venues, but  Ace of Spades at 1417 R Street is by far my favorite. I have only gone to metal shows at Ace, but all types of artists are featured there ranging from T-Pain, to Papa Roach, to Impending Doom. When you first walk into Ace everything is painted black in order to keep outside light from entering the musical domain. This makes any stage lights/effects more vibrant and appealing. There is a bar immediately to your left and a little farther ahead there is seating for those who do not like to stand or enter the Pit.

What is the Pit you ask?

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Concert Review: Stick Figure, Thrive, Simple Creation, and Alific

On October 31st, 2013, Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA hosted one of the best reggae concerts Sacramento has ever seen.  The concert was headlined by Stick Figure with Alific, Thrive, Simple Creation, and Dewey and the Peoples.  Before Dewey and the Peoples got on stage, and between all the other bands, Alific was dropping tons of reggae beats and remixes, including a personal favorite of mine from Fat Freddy’s Drop!  Alific also has his own music, and played a few songs throughout the concert.

Dewey and the PeoplesDewey and the Peoples hail from San Carlos (a bay area city for those unaware of where that is).  They are a cool reggae and rock fusion band.  [Read more…]