Tuesday, July 13, 2010

You Love Our Scene

There seems to be a quiet debate within the Sacramento community about whether or not we actually have a music "scene." And while I agree, perhaps we do not have the established and easily recognizable "sound" that other cities are associated with (i.e. Seattle and Grunge, Portland and Indie Folk, New York and Hot Dudes/Chicks in Leather Pants with Keyboards), I do not agree that we are sans scene. We in fact have some amazing venues, great local bands, and a ton of local music supporters.

So, with that said I introduce a new feature on Paduta's blog; a weekly local show preview called "You Love Our Scene" . . . 

And here's why:

Friday - July 16th

are releasing their first CD of hilarious and nostalgic music they like to call "discount jazz." And since every ticket includes a copy of their album with the price of admission you could really afford to go to this show. As an added bonus special guests like Keith Lowell Jensen, John Ross, Stunt Improv, and a baton-twirler will also be performing along with the men of the hour: Greg Sabin and Patrick Skiffington (a.k.a. the Freebadge Serenaders).

8-10PM @ Sacramento Comedy Spot (20th between J and K - MARRs$15 for one - $20 per couple!!!

Admiral Radley (Jason Lytle/Aaron Burtch of Grandaddy and Aaron Espinoza/Ariana Murray of Earlimart) recently released one of the most highly anticipated and well received albums of 2010 with the collaborative I Heart California (The Ship). 

Though both bands can be considered quite shoegazy, their collaboration is upbeat, even at times humorous (i.e. "I'm all Fucked Up on Beer"). 

With them Jared Dreams of Far Out Things and localites Sea of Bees will also be performing.

*Presented by Concerts 4 Charity
@ the Blue Lamp (1400 Alhambra) 9-11:30PM 
$10 --> Buy Tickets Here 21+

Saturday July 17th

Desario is no stranger to the Sacramento music scene (the members of this band have also been a part of Holiday Flyers, California Oranges and Rocketship). Last year they released their first album Zero Point Zero (Darla) which features inviting vocals (seriously, Conley sounds like a guy you want to know) and upbeat pop tracks (I like "Nautical Ways"). 

With them are indie/southern rock out of Oakland outfit the Shants, and Manteca's Boy Scouts who say they do "glam glam glam" but I say they are more like if Juno and Paulie formed a band (in a good way).

@ Luigi's Fungarden  (20th between J and K - MARRs8:30-11:30PM *ALL AGES*


Some Other Shows You Won't Want to Miss*

The Aggrolites @ The Blue Lamp 9-11:30PM, $12 

--> Buy Tickets Here 

Bastards of Young CD Release Party w/ Ashtray

and The Secretions @ the Press Club 5-9PM, $5 21+

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