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Native Night Concert showcases Native American heritage through music and dance

Native Night Concert showcases Native American heritage through music and dance

November 22, 2017

Four Native American acts performed live on Friday night at the Native Night Concert on Friday, as par...

Sacramento Baroque Soloists team up with the music department for a fun-filled performance

Sacramento Baroque Soloists team up with the music department for a fun-filled performance

October 18, 2017

A night of music and fun overtook the Recital Hall as the Sacramento Baroque Soloists performed along...

Kanye’s bad reputation doesn’t represent his talent

Kanye’s bad reputation doesn’t represent his talent

May 3, 2017

Was it the outrageous price of beer, the line it took to get inside or the two hour wait for the show...

Music apps offer more methods to pay and play

Kristine Yabumoto, Staff

April 24, 2017

Filed under Features, Reviews

Music is a necessity; to work out, to drive to work, to get through hard times. It’s rare that someone doesn’t have an Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora or SoundCloud account. But which platform is the best? Apple Music was created in June of 2015 and has taken off ever since. Verto Index, a website that rates top perfor...

Cellphone lockboxes bring back the sanctity of concerts

Kristine Yabumoto, Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Opinion

Cage the Elephant will be coming to Sacramento on April 15 at the Crest Theatre. Many fans are excited to see their favorite band, but they might be surprised when they find out what the band will ask of them.   The event will require all audience members to put their phones in high tech lock boxes made by the compan...

Alternative radio stations have lost their edge

Alternative radio stations have lost their edge

April 5, 2017

After a snafu of a year, 2017 was given the expectations of being the messiah. It would rise from the...

The Shins experiment with sound in new album

The Shins experiment with sound in new album

Ashley Navarro, Editor

March 21, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Most Recent, Reviews, Top Stories

It’s been a long five years and series of lineup changes since the beloved indie-rock band The Shi...

Los Campesinos! release another successful album after four years

Los Campesinos! release another successful album after four years

Ashley Navarro, Editor

March 8, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Most Recent, Reviews

It had been a little over three years since the seven-piece Welsh indie rock band, Los Campesinos!, gra...

Political themes seep into music industry

Political themes seep into music industry

February 9, 2017

From Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” to Green Day’s “American Idiot,” music has been used t...

The Color Wild: A look into a Sacramento synth pop band

The Color Wild: A look into a Sacramento synth pop band

December 4, 2016

For an up and coming band, practice is extremely important, and watching local band The Color Wild not w...

The Weeknd follows up with another hit album

Andrew Flores, Staff

December 3, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Most Recent, Reviews

Coming off his top-charted album “Beauty Behind the Madness” a little over a year ago, Abel Tesfaye, also known as “The Weeknd,” has released his third studio album: “Starboy” LP. The album, which was released digitally and on streaming services Nov. 25 and in CD form on Nov. 28th, is set to reach the No. 1 debut o...

Established pop-punk band lacks originality in new album

Ashley Navarro, Editor

October 10, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Reviews

Lead singer Laura Jane Grace, of pop-punk band Against Me!, belts words of heartbreak and longing in the band’s seventh full length album, “Shape Shift With Me.”   It was only a few years ago when Grace came out to the public as transgender and started the process of gender change. The previous album the band released, ...

Student artist shows true self in new album

Student artist shows true self in new album

February 29, 2016

“My deepest fear is being average,” is just one lyric that embodies the ideals and lifestyle of up-...

“NehruvianDOOM” is a step in the right direction for hip-hop duo

“NehruvianDOOM” is a step in the right direction for hip-hop duo

October 12, 2014

MF DOOM one of, if not the most, influential rappers of the early ’00s has returned for the collaboration album “NehruvianDOOM”...

Independent artists first album surpasses all expectations

Independent artists first album surpasses all expectations

Emiliano Martin, Staff Writer

September 22, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Most Recent, Reviews

Independent artist Raury set the internet abuzz with the release of his first single “God’s Whisper”...

Which artist comes out on top as reigning queen of pop?

Darren Allen, Staff Writer

December 9, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

Pop artists Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus have recently released albums, sparking a competition between the ladies. While they display their different styles and wardrobes, their music is what will finalize the decision between who is the most talented popstar. Lady Gaga’s new album, “Artpop,” is a bizarre take on ele...

Sacramento’s music scene is celebrated and awarded during annual event

Sacramento’s music scene is celebrated and awarded during annual event

November 17, 2013

With an electrifying atmosphere that rumbled the body and deafening music that stunned the eardrums, th...

Drake’s album takes new direction, rapper loses replay value

Drake’s album takes new direction, rapper loses replay value

October 17, 2013

Drake’s new album, “Nothing Was the Same,” released on Sept. 20, doesn’t have a distinct gen...

Elk Grove indie band steps into spotlight

March 15, 2013

In a crammed living room in suburbia, folk songs of heartache and human experience filled the practice...

Now that’s not what I call music

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

December 5, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I remember being a kid in the 90s listening to the radio and every song that came on was a sing-a-long. There was no need to change the station because a smile would start to spread across my face and bring back good memories. Artist like Tupac, Biggie, Too Short etc. brought radio worthy tunes to fans all over the worl...

Audio visual technician by day, rock star by night

Zachary Hannigan, Connection Staff

January 30, 2012

Filed under Features

New Cosumnes River College audio visual technician James Lovett can not only set up any event, but also liven them up with his own music. Lovett was exposed to music at a young age and credits that to his love of music. “Back in those days, parents didn’t use babysitters, so they took you to the bar with them,” Lovett...

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