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…]

Your New Punk Rock DJ Is Here – DJ Mass Nerder


Hey, people!

My name is Gianna, but you can call me DJ Mass Nerder.

I play punk.

When people ask me what I play on my show, and I usually just try to say “I play punk,” they usually ask “What KIND of punk?” To this I respond, “I tend to lean toward 80’s hardcore punk. Have you ever heard of Black Flag or Minor Threat?”

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Gary Clark, Jr. “Blak and Blu” Album Review

Blak and Blu

It came from the south and spread to cities like Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit. Now Gary Clark, Jr. is bringing the blues back to Texas. This state is home to some legendary blues guitar players such as Albert Collins, Lightning Hopkins, Johnny Winter, but most notably and more well known to the casual fan, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. Clark was found by Vaughan’s older brother, Jimmy, and he became big around the Austin, Texas scene before achieving more notable success. Clark lives up to that standard and then some on his new offering. This is the follow up to his smash EP, “The Bright Lights EP.”

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Subliminal Trip- Be Set Free


I’m trippin off this album cover.  Can everyone see that?  HAHA I’m in awe.  Well if you are considering Subliminal Trip’s “Be Set Free” as your next purchase, you will receive a trippy album cover and some legitimate reggae tracks that fill the air with beautiful vibes.  Seriously, Subliminal Trip brings that feel good reggae that will move your body without you even deciding to groove.  Even after a long day, I was dancing across my room as I first listened to “Be Set Free”.  So, fans of Rebelution, Sublime, Slightly Stoopid and Matisyahu should definitely check this album.  This SoCal band definitely brings the music and I would like to see them bring it to the California college scene regularly. [Read more…]