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dive in get neck’d Melissa welliver I remember (barely) one late, late night when I was coerced (probably was my idea) into partying after hours at a popular bar in Sacramento. We were told we had to hang out in the kitchen, finishing our beers, until the last of the general public left the building after last call at 2 a.m. In this small, dark kitchen, with no real room to move, we all got to talking. In these close quarters also stood Anthony Paganelli, Lennon Hudson and Matthew Ison of local band Horseneck. In that appropriately drunken moment, after at least two or three horseneck cocktails earlier that night, was the first time I learned about their then newly formed band, what they sounded like and what the name represented (you’ll have to ask them yourself about that one). Lo and behold I finally saw the band’s set when they rocked the end of Midtown Cocktail Week party at Golden Bear back in 2011. They instantly became one of my new favorite local rock bands. If you like hard rock/metal, screaming, alcohol and partying, then this band is definitely for you. Think Everytime I Die and Queens of the Stone Age meets High on Fire with vocals that I think Bon Scott (AC/DC) would tip his hat to. Fuck yeah! Horseneck is obviously right up my alley, and I can easily say I’ve seen them perform live more over the past year or year-and-ahalf than any other band in Sacramento. After harassing Paganelli time and time again about when they were going to release an album, they all of a sudden released two EPs at once this past spring. With no release show ever scheduled and Submerge’s issues being jam-packed, we weren’t able to fit a story on Horseneck until now, in the middle of their mini Northern California tour with Armed for Apocalypse (Chico) and Death Valley High (San Francisco). Be sure to check this mind-blowing lineup at Blue Lamp on July 12. Until then read about what clearly sounds like the worst band ever, starting on page 18. Now the band on the front cover, Horseneck, may be a band the I’ve heard a billion times, but the band on the back cover, Sonny and the Sunsets, was a band that I never heard of until four months ago. That’s when three of our writers separately told me about this laid-back beachy-pop group. Then, shortly after giving them a listen, they were on the lineup for the new Second Saturday festival called THIS on July 13 (Fun Fact: one day before my birthday). Excited? I know I am. Not only will this be an amazing show because of the outdoor atmosphere of Midtown on Second Saturday (in front of the MARRS building), but it will also be free. To top off all this awesomeness, they’ll be joined by other superb acts such as Kisses (who we featured in Submerge two months ago but their show got cancelled last minute), Extra Classic and locals Brown Shoe and DJ Roger Carpio. But first, read our interview on page 14 with San Francisco’s Sonny Smith where he discusses the impact a psychic had on his newest album, Antenna to the Afterworld, what he was like growing up and a very interesting take on the San Francisco scene. Other than the cover stories we have interesting reads on Sacramento funk/soul/jazz band Groovincible, who are coming out with a new album in late July; artist Susan J. Silvester who has her first solo show at Gallery 2110 with a special reception on July 13; as well as a feature story on Thai Canteen, a restaurant who’s name you might recognize from Davis but two weeks ago opened it’s doors to a new location in Sacramento near 16th and P. I stand by all the goodness in the following pages. If we had three more covers, I’d say, “Let’s make it a cover!” Enjoy issue #139, Melissa-Dubs

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It’s been a long time coming but the gritty, run down building “My goal is to spruce it up and restore back to its better days,” located at 1517 21st Street that for many years has been known as Cannon said of the bar/restaurant/venue. “We have been working TownHouse Lounge has finally been sold and is being remodeled on the remodel nonstop for months, six days a week.” She says and re-branded. The new name: Starlite Lounge. New owner they hope to be done working on it by the end of July and will then Shannon Cannon (her partner is Charlie Coyne, part owner of look to do a soft opening event for charity. The Delta King), who previously helped open up and acted as Two other points that need to be addressed, as they seem bar manager for establishments such as Park Ultra Lounge, Mix to be very important to plenty of locals who took to Facebook Downtown and Firestone Public House, told Submerge that the ranting and raving last week when the news of Starlite first hit downstairs portion of Starlite will have a “classic mid-century vibe” the Internet: the name change and the old neon sign coming and will be a “hangout spot with a pool table, photo booth and down. Cannon says she did struggle with whether or not to several other large vintage items, like a ‘37 Harley Knucklehead.” keep the TownHouse name, admitting that it was a “Sacramento “I say ‘mid-century’ meaning an early-to-mid ‘50s vibe, but not staple.” But because of liens the previous tenant had on the in a ‘Mel’s Diner’ hokey way,” Cannon name, she said they “couldn’t come clarified. “It’ll be more true to the era,” to an agreement on my buying the she said. rights to the TownHouse name.” As for Besides having plenty of oddities to the classic neon TownHouse sign that look at, Starlite’s downstairs area will has already been taken down from also serve what Cannon calls, “Classic the front of the building, Cannon says American comfort food.” As for the they are not selling it or destroying it, upstairs portion? She says it will have which should hopefully chill out some more of an “early ‘60s, old Vegas lounge local history buffs. vibe” and she also pointed out, much “I have spoken with the Downtown to Submerge’s delight, that’s where Preservation Society, and we are live bands and DJs will continue to considering donating it or displaying play. “We’ll do everything from live, it,” Cannon said, pointing out once local bands to DJs, local and not. It’ll be again that she doesn’t own the rights pretty eclectic,” she said. No word was to the name “TownHouse” so it cannot An artist mock-up of Starlite’s new sign, given as to who will book and/or promote be displayed in her business in that provided by the new owners the shows. manner. “I’m considering keeping a few of It should come as no surprise to Submerge readers that had the letters in the upstairs portion of the bar as decor but again, it visited TownHouse anytime in recent months or years that the can’t read ‘TownHouse.’” place needed a ton of work. We’ll just say it, we’re all thinking Sometimes change is good. Yes, it’s a bummer the old neon it: it was a dump. Love it or hate it (we were always sort of in sign is down, but hopefully it’ll find a new home (all of the the middle) you can’t deny TownHouse was a borderline health letters!). The building is finally getting some much-needed TLC and hazard. Remember those bathrooms? Yeah, we’ll just leave it at the upstairs will still host live music and DJs, which for Submerge that. Cannon went as far as to point out that the building had been at least, was one of our main concerns. We all know this town can running without gas or hot water. use as many venues as possible for local and touring talent to play “That’s why the health department shut it down,” she said. on. So we say, “bring on the Starlite!”

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Two Nights of Fireworks at Rancho Cordova’s Fourth of July Celebration • July 3 & 4


Davis Art Center Strum-Along July 5 & Aug. 2

Lets face it: it’s sat in the corner of some room for far too long, lonely, not making a sound. Well, Davis Art Center wants you to dust off those stringed instruments—guitars, mandolins, banjos, what have you—and head to their “Strum-Along” on July 5 and/or Aug. 2. All abilities are welcome. Leader Sangho Byun will provide chord sheets and basic instruction from 6 to 7 p.m. for guitar and ukulele. Then, from 7 to 9 p.m. there will be an all-levels jam, food and drinks and just a great musical party! Head to for more information on this and other great events.

Easily the area’s largest Independence Day festival, the 29th annual Rancho Cordova Fourth of July Celebration will take place along the beautiful American River (how fitting!) at Hagan Park on Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4. Nearly 20,000 people are expected to attend for two nights of fireworks, a parade, live music from Starship featuring Mickey Thomas (playing classics like “We Built This City”), ‘80s party band Superlicious and classic rockers Crawford Perkes Band. There will also be three beer gardens, a food court, an Action Zone (complete with a zip line), BMX freestyle shows, bounce houses, paddle boats, carnival rides and much more! Admission is only $2, with kids 5-and-under being free (note that parking is $10 and that only cash is accepted). The gates open at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 and at 10 a.m. on the big day, Thursday, July 4. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:45 p.m. each night. For more information and a full two-day schedule, visit


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Second Annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival • June 29 They say reggae music is best experienced when elevation, that is! The second annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival is happening on Saturday, June 29, at the Montbleu Outdoor Arena. We couldn’t think of a more beautiful place than Lake Tahoe to watch world-class reggae acts till sundown (except Jamaica of course!). Headlining this year is SOJA (or known as Soldiers of Jah Army), a fantastic eight-piece band with an almost cult-like following whose latest album, Strength to Survive, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim on ATO, a label co-founded by Dave Matthews. Supporting SOJA is an impressive lineup featuring Alpha Blondy, Passafire, Stick Figure, Tomorrow’s Bad Seed, Squarefield Massive and repping Sacramento will be Island of Black and White as well as J*Ras. Tickets are $40 for general admission, doors open at 1 p.m. Kids from ages 7 to 12 are just $10, and kids under 6 are free. Get more information at or by calling (888) 829-7630.


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Raley Field will host a first-of-its-kind event called “Fourth on the Field” with a gathering of local food trucks, live music and a fireworks extravaganza. The event goes down from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. The best part? You’re actually on the Raley Field outfield with all your favorite local food trucks lined up along the warning track! And of course, there are alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages available to keep your thirst quenched. Tickets are just $8 for adults and $5 for children (first 1,000 kids receive a free ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket). Learn more at, or get tickets at

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Capital Capture Sunglasses Make a Statement

Emily Bonsignore

Statement sunglasses are one of my favorite trends this summer. Fashion is throwing out the basic black frames and lenses and adding a lot of funk to this season’s new sunnies. Designers including Prada, Rebecca Minkoff and Marni are tweaking these conventional designs to come up with something extraordinary. There is a plethora of new styles to try this summer including jeweled, embroidered and gilded, but my preference has to be two-toned frames. Several designers are pitting colors against one another to create a sleek but striking pair of shades. To make this look at home, follow my simple directions to create your own two-tone look!

Step 1: All you will need is painter’s tape, two bottles of different color nail polish and one pair of sunglasses. I suggest looking for sunglasses with big frames so you have a larger canvas to work on.


Step 2: Use your painter’s tape to mark off the top half of your sunglasses. Use a ruler to measure your frames so you can get each half as even as possible.

Step 3: Paint the top half of your frames. When it comes to choosing your colors there are no rules, so happy picking!

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Step 4: Carefully remove the painter’s tape after the top half of the paint has slightly dried. Note: you may have to do a couple coats to get the opaque look you are trying to achieve.

Step 5: Paint the bottom half of your frames the other color and allow to dry. If you make any mistakes along the way, such as painting the lenses as I did, you can easily remove any smudges with a Q-tip and nail polish remover.

Step 6: Pray for endless sun to sport your new eyewear!

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The Optimistic Pessimist You’re Looking the Wrong Way Bocephus Chigger Harry Truman created the National Security Agency (NSA) in 1952 by writing a letter to his bestest friends in Congress that you can only read if you know the location of and combination to his diary. Where is Nic Cage and that guy from The Hangover when you need them? Truman tasked his new agency with collecting intelligence on foreign targets, and the NSA supposedly did just that for many years, until, like everything else, it all went to shit in 2007. On his way out of office, President George W. Bush did what he does best and painted a picture of a dog fucked something up. First, he got Congress to pass a law that would allow the NSA to monitor electronic communications from Americans in contact with suspected foreign terrorists, so long as no American was the “target” of the investigation, whatever that means. The pipes were laid; Bush just needed to turn on the tap. Congress greased the wheels with the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, immunizing private telephone and Internet companies from lawsuits for providing customer data to the government without a warrant. “Big deal… I’m not a terrorist and I don’t talk to any, so who gives a shit?” You should. Your creepy Uncle Sam has been collecting your phone metadata and keeping tabs on your Internet activity. He knows who you’ve talked to, for how long and where you were when you called. He knows how often you call each person. He knows that about your cute little friend, too. I bet he he’s looking at her Facebook page right now, liking it all over the place. Using modern supercomputers, like the ones owned by the NSA, communication and behavioral patterns can easily be gleaned from this metadata. The information can also be used to determine the hierarchy of our relationships with one another, building what Matt Blaze from Wired called, “a National Relationship Database” of all Americans. Edward Snowden, a former private contractor for the NSA, recently leaked the name and details of PRISM, the NSA’s software that appears to be doing just that. Approval for these massively invasive searches requires a name doodle from someone at the Department of Justice, and we all know how much we can trust them not to approve wiretaps on inappropriate people, like members of the Associated Press or Fox News. Thankfully, this country was built on a system of checks and balances, and that’s surely the case here. You see, the NSA must eventually notify the FISA Court that the target of its investigation is a

foreigner and they have a whole week to do it. So, who is this FISA Court standing between you and Chester the Molester? Who knows! Much like the rest of this bullshit, it’s mostly a secret. What we do know is that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court interprets the laws governing the NSA’s activities and approves warrants when needed. The FISA Court’s rulings are classified, so we have no idea how the laws are being interpreted and thus used by the NSA. Unsurprisingly, the NSA seems to know the ropes pretty well. According to Wikipedia, an obviously reliable source, “through the end of 2004, 18,761 warrants were granted [by the FISA Court], while just five were rejected.” The chief of the NSA has said that the FISA Court approved all 4,000 orders submitted by the NSA in the past two years. Clearly the bar is high. That leaves us in the hands of the phone companies and our friends at Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook. Anyone who has fought with their phone company over an improper bill knows exactly how much they really care about you. Verizon and AT&T ain’t your lawyer; plus, the government is paying them for the privilege, so don’t look to them for help. Our other friends on the list seem mostly concerned with their stock prices, but at least some of them are working to disclose the number of requests they receive from the NSA; however, the information is pretty limited. The courts and telephone companies are out and Internetizens are grasping at straws. Even President Obama is a big fan of this whole thing. I guess becoming a President really does make you dead inside. I feel sick to my stomach just saying it, but Congress…you appear to be our only hope. You created this mess and even received regular briefings on the NSA’s subsequent activities without saying a word, but you are the only ones who can get us out now. You’ve done a great job of acting all shocked and surprised about something you already knew or should have known, but let’s set your Oscar-winning performances aside. You use the telephone and Internet and you know powerful people that might like to see you fall, so this affects you too. Fortunately, the solution is simple. All you have to do is change the law to require a real warrant approved in a real court by a real judge, just like it is for everything else. Is that so crazy? Protecting the country from “terrorists” is a noble—if not futile—act but it’s not worth giving up on one of our founding American principles: our right to privacy.

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Artist susan J. Silvester finds a nurturing home in sacramento Words Nur Kausar


blue-faced bunny girl clutching a limp, stuffed toy launched an entire series of artwork for Susan J. Silvester that she—and a growing number of fans—adores for its dramatic reflection of her dark, feminine voice. Animals, imaginary lands, costumes, facial expressions and unusual body forms combine to represent Silvester’s selfproclaimed creepy genre. The audience doesn’t really know if these forlorn, timeless beings are humans in fuzzy costumes or part human, part animal. “They are sort of the same,” Silvester says from her home in Sacramento, where she does her digital work when not painting in her Verge Center for the Arts studio space. “I didn’t know that was going to happen but I’m a big fairytale and sci-fi fan (I love Dr. Who), so they’re human but they’re not. It’s creepy. It’s sort of based on medieval costumes that I saw and I learned how to sew. I do them kneeling a lot, so it’s an odd pose, because it’s kind of religious but kids do that a lot.” Silvester’s first solo show, at Gallery


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2110 and the Sacramento Art Complex, will be available to view next month and represents a psychological realm, another space that has to do with deep emotion and feeling. Think Pan’s Labyrinth meets 16th century portraiture. At first, the art seems so sweet and delicate, and it is, but then it also conjures up feelings of entrapment and childhood confusion. “I have a female voice, but then, I am a female,” says Silvester. “I just see that in the work, it expresses me. Even though these [faces] are not me they are me, because they are aspects of my personality, pieces of me.” The first bunny girl was a result of a bad review she received while working on her master’s in painting at Sacramento State. “Basically I got slammed in my review at school, and I got sad so I decided I’m going to draw people how I want to, and so I did,” she says. “I like people as animals. But it’s faux fur, it’s not real. I’m a vegetarian.” The campus trees, squirrels and overall environment worked as a muse,

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as did Silvester’s more than 30 years of experience that ranged from Web design to art fabrication and replication animation. Some of the particulars of these jobs are incredible. Silvester has built massive fiberglass sculptures for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, created objects like children’s toys for comic strip Family Circle and designed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website. Her artistic ability and dark humor came in handy when she worked on Pee-wee’s Playhouse and the Back to the Future ride at Universal Studios. Perhaps more impressive, however, was her work as an art fabricator in New York—her home state—for leading pop artists Robert Rauschenberg, Tom Wesselmann, Marisol and Lynda Benglis. “As an artist, especially in New York, you just survive,” she says of the experience. “That was all sort of dark and wacky, so my work is still playful and dark.” While working on the Back to the Future ride, Silvester decided to go back to computers and stop making large models as she had been for sets and other artists. “I probably created enough toxic waste to last 100 million years,” she says. “I made a set that was 30-by-70 feet out of that foam that never breaks down and it was huge and disgusting. There were these huge bugs that came out of it. It was horrible. I said that’s it, I’m done with this, and then transitioned into computers. It was a good call.” Silvester feels her digital work is almost more difficult than painting because she sees every flaw magnified. “It’s really labor intensive and a lot of people don’t understand but this is all hand drawn,” she says of her digital work. Sometimes I’ll scan in my drawing but then I still have to paint it. I touch every part of that freaking piece. And when you flatten things (in Photoshop) then you have to fix it. I’ll still print something out and will see something and no one else will but I know it’s there. When I started painting, I kind of missed the ‘undo.’” Silvester paints using mixed media, acrylics and oil. She has also recently incorporated her sculpting skills into her solo genre, sculpting bunny girls using clay and covering them with felt. If she completes the pieces, she may also include them in her show. “I’m trying to show where I started and where I’m going so it’ll be interesting and help round out the show,” she says.


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“I have a female voice, but then, I am a female. I just see that in the work, it expresses me. Even though these [faces] are not me they are me, because they are aspects of my personality, pieces of me.” – Susan Silvester When she’s not in her studio or feverishly fixing every line and dot on her digital drawings, Silvester is teaching at the Art Institute, a job that has helped her go beyond “just surviving” as she did years ago in New York. “Now I can do my art because I have that [the teaching],” she says. Silvester teaches color theory, drawing and design at the institute and also instructs senior classes at the Natomas Art Center in Folsom. The art scene in Sacramento is also more her pace, Silvester says, after honing her career in both New York and Dallas. “Since I moved here in 2001, the art scene has changed so much,” she says. “It’s expanded but it’s still a core group. I like knowing the different artists and seeing what they’re doing. “ She adds that attending school in Sacramento and having a studio at Verge has also positively affected her work and given her the confidence and feedback she needs. “It has been a good place for me and we just kind of share ideas and critiques, Check out Gallery 2110 so it’s really great this July to see more of Silvester’s creations. A for artists.”

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Sonny and the Sunsets to appear at Second Saturday Art Walk Words Jacob Sprecher • photo Andrew DeSantis


onny Smith speeds toward Youngstown, Ohio, for a Monday night stopover with enough songs in his pocket to make The Ultimate Fake Book blush. He is accompanied by the Sunsets, his band and primary

musical accomplice, now the co-authors of four LPs and a slew of goodies in between. Armed with an array of stand-up routines for the hi-fi (“Maria Bamford, Louis C.K., Patrice O’Neal, Hannibal Buress, David Cross—it’s almost better than music,” says Smith), the ramshackle pop outfit from San Francisco is enjoying business as usual: touring off the latest record. This time around that record would be Antenna to the Afterworld—11 songs of death, love and sci-fi that mark a return to the tumbledown rock ‘n’ roll poise Sonny and the Sunsets evinced on the likes of Tomorrow Is Alright and Hit After Hit. Submerge caught up with Smith for a bit of the old how’syour-father in anticipation of their stop at Second Saturday's THIS festival on July 13. I read an interview you recently conducted with San Francisco psychic Jessica Lanyadoo. You spoke at length about her thoughts on death and the afterlife, which seemed fitting given much of the content on Antenna to the Afterworld. I’ve always been interested in death, to be honest. My songs aren’t macabre or anything, but there are a lot of lyrics, in the past records too, that are about death. I’ve had a couple people die [in my life] , and it wasn’t something that made me sad or depressed; it was something that made me curious. A morbid curiosity? I guess literally speaking it’s morbid curiosity. But not only the afterlife or the afterworld, but all those things we’ve thought about as humans but really don’t [understand] —dimensions, other universes, alien life; all that shit. And as far as my beliefs, I kind of believe in everything. Although I wouldn’t bat an eye if none of that existed either. So is this psychic a close friend or just somebody you happened to chitchat with? I was bought a present from my band to visit her. I had no idea she’s also a medium. So within the session she said that I had a visitor and would I like to talk to this visitor. She described this visitor, and it pretty much fit this woman I knew who had died—an older woman that I wasn’t incredibly tight with, but knew her as a fan. The psychic said she had some things to impart…something along the lines of “don’t wallow in loneliness; live, because I didn’t.” She’d had a son that committed suicide at a young age, and she was very depressed for a couple years and then died in her sleep. If you’re a romantic, you might think she died of a broken heart. Now, I have no idea if that stuff is actually happening, and if a medium is actually contacting the dead. I don’t profess to know anything, but I left the meeting just being inspired to think about the afterlife and afterworld.


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Can’t hurt for songwriting content. It was just really impactful. It’s not like you walk home and go, “I’m gonna write a bunch of songs about this.” You’re just kind of excited and interested in something and then naturally six months later you realize it’s worked its way into what you’re working on. My fascination with the afterlife was just a natural tie-in to my fascination with scifi… It just all kind of fit and became this record. Even the title, I didn’t make that up. A friend of mine was laying down a guitar track and he wasn’t happy with it. He said something like, “I need another beer or two for my antennas to go into the afterworld.” And I [said] , “Man that is so beautiful. Can I use that?” One song on the new record that grabbed me lyrically is “Natural Acts,” in which you profess “I was a freak, I was a dog” in the “graveyard of my youth.” Who were you as a kid? I don’t know who I was. I think there’s a part of me that feels like I was and always have been a bit of a misfit. I would stop short of saying outcast, but I was one of those kids that always had that feeling, you know? In high school I was one of those stoners who kind of hung on the fringe with two or three people and didn’t mix. And before that there was some sense that I wasn’t a joiner, even though I was on soccer teams and stuff. Growing up and being an artist, sometimes I’ve kind of felt within a room but alone. A lot of songs are about being a dog, or being from another planet, or being a freak. What were you listening to back then? Well that part of being a kid was incredible. I had these extreme phases that would last maybe eight months. If it was fourth or fifth grade me and my buddies all chose our own band. Matt Penwell had Ratt, and Shawn McGuire had Mötley Crüe, and I had Iron Maiden or something like that. We’d be so into it we’d write “Ozzy” on our fingers. And then a year later I’d be into Thompson Twins and all that new wave stuff; we had a very distinct year of Howard Jones and General Public and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. And then a year later that was over and I was on a breakdance team and had a breakdance name. We were listening to Nucleus and Daft Punk and Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit.” I was one of those kids that was moving through these identity phases all the time. I don’t do that anymore [with] my identity, but artistically it’s why I like to move through phases.


Longtime Companion, if you’re talking about phases for the Sunsets, is a good example. You were into country at the time. You did it, and now you’ve moved onto something else. Exactly. I want to have a band where people are like, “Yeah, did you ever hear that third record they did, that country record? That’s a trip.” How do you feel about the scene in San Francisco and how it compares to other spots around the country? Um, overrated? I know there are a lot of creative people in San Francisco, but I don’t always know why one city gets shined a light on and others don’t. There’s been times when Austin is thought of to be this haven for this, or Detroit is this place for that, but I went to Melbourne and I saw all these bands that were slaying just as much as when I play in San Francisco, if not more. Or I end up on a bill randomly with some band from Cleveland and they’re incredible. San Francisco gets a lot of attention, but most of the bands in San Francisco live in Oakland. San Francisco is such a city of affluence and influence that it’s kind of just sucking up the people around it. There’s certainly great artists and bands in San Francisco because people go there and it’s kind of a snowball effect just like New York; but there are great artists in so many places, I always feel weird thinking that San Francisco deserves some sort of extra credit.

“San Francisco is such a city of affluence and influence that it’s kind of just sucking up the people around it. There’s certainly great artists and bands in San Francisco because people go there and it’s kind of a snowball effect just like New York; but there are great artists in so many places, I always feel weird thinking that San Francisco deserves some sort of extra credit.” – Sonny Smith, Sonny and the Sunsets

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lived in bars Horseneck:

Born out of Booze and Ready to Rock Your Face Words James Barone Photo phill mamula


ost of us would agree that bars are wonderful places. They're great places to go with your friends or significant others, or to meet new friends or significant others (at least significant for a night or so). And, hey, if you go alone, your bestest buddies Jack Daniels and John Jameson are already there waiting for you. Besides sources of booze, bars can also be houses of inspiration. Artists, writers and musicians have flocked to bars for as long as they’ve existed hoping to find their muse—either at the bottom of a glass, or hidden in the cacophony of overheard conversation. As Sacramento heavy music purveyor Anthony Paganelli tells us, his newest band Horseneck owes a lot to local bars. He had known bandmate Lennon Hudson through their mutual manager, Eric Rushing. Paganelli and Hudson were both entrenched in the music scene as members of other bands (Paganelli as part of Tenfold, Shortie and Will Haven, and Hudson as part of Still Life Projector). The two got together one night at Golden Bear with Hudson’s longtime friend Matthew Ison, and the conversation eventually turned toward the three playing music together. “We weren’t doing anything else but drinking and having fun,” Paganelli says. “We were like, ‘Might as well start jamming, kill time that way.’ We started a band. It wasn’t this band. Then we changed it to Horseneck and it just felt right. “Will Haven wasn’t really doing much. They’d put out a record and did a little bit of touring in Europe, and that was it,” he goes on to say. “I was getting really bored and I wanted to start something new. I had all these riffs and ideas, so I called Matt and Lennon and said let’s do this.” Paganelli says that he formed Horseneck because “there weren’t very many heavy bands out in Sacramento that I could relate to.” A counterpoint to the many scream-o and metalcore bands on the scene, Paganelli wanted Horseneck to hearken back to a different, bluesbased era of metal. “I was drawing influences from all the classic rock like Led Zeppelin and stuff like that…bluesdriven rock stuff,” says Paganelli, who says


he first started playing blues when he picked up the guitar, inspired by the music his father would listen to, before he got into punk and metal later in life. The music got heavier, though, when the band decided to put Paganelli behind the mic. He says Horseneck felt right as a power trio, and they really didn’t want to go out and find a vocalist that would possibly stir the pot. “None of us could really sing, so I just grabbed a mic and started yelling and it just worked,” Paganelli explains. “We became this heavy band, but that was what we wanted anyway. We wanted to do what everyone else wasn’t doing.” Their vibe must have been right as the band released two EPs in 2013. The first, Belly Full of Blood, is the heavier of the two—a low, throbbing, grungy, Melvins-esque five-song EP with similarly gruesome song titles like “Dirt Turkey” and “Hooker Toilet.” The second, The Worst People Ever, is still heavy but is less pure brute force and has more of a calculating attack. “The first EP, we had just started playing. That was the first five songs we wrote. I was trying to figure everything out,” Paganelli says of the difference between the two EPs. “I feel like it was a little bit harder of a record, too—more metal influence. With The Worst… EP, we were a little bit more organic about writing. We were jamming more, and I felt a little more confident with my vocals. With the new stuff we’re writing, it’s getting more organic, and I’m even more comfortable with my voice.”

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The differences between the two was one of the reasons why Horseneck ended up having two separate releases as opposed to one fulllength album. “We never planned on releasing anything,” Paganelli says. “I gave it to Eric Rushing, because he’s a longtime friend of mine, and I thought he could help me get on shows or just network and stuff, and he told me to hold on to it and not release it. He said, why don’t we go back and record more songs, and we’ll talk to the label, Artery Records, and maybe release it through Artery.” Horseneck has a distinctly different sound than many of the bands in Artery’s stable; however, both Rushing and Paganelli thought Horseneck could help the label diversify. Both EPs were recorded at Pus Cavern with the help of Matt Pedri, who’s worked with Armed for Apocalypse and Will Haven in the past. The Worst People Ever was mixed by Dance Gavin Dance’s Josh Benton. “We went back and recorded seven tracks, which became The Worst People Ever EP, but they sounded totally different,” Paganelli says. “We recorded them in a different process and spent more time… We weren’t going to put them both together as a weird sandwich, like, we don’t care if they sound weird. So I said, why don’t we release them as they were recorded? That sounds better. It makes more sense. We felt comfortable with that approach, and Eric thought it was a better idea as well.” Paganelli says the band is currently writing new material for a possible full-length, hopefully to be released early next year. He says that the confidence in his songwriting that he built coming into The Worst People Ever is continuing to grow on the new material. “I feel like I’ve thought it out a little more than I did in the past,” Paganelli says of the new material he’s working on. “Having more confidence in my ideas helps.”

Paganelli also has a new songwriting partner, his 1-and-a-half-year-old son. “I play guitar for my son, and when he likes it, he dances around. So sometimes I actually bounce riff ideas off of [him],” he says. “We play guitar all the time at home and sing songs and stuff. It definitely changed a bit of my songwriting. “It’s more difficult being in a band as a parent, because, obviously, you have a lot more responsibility,” Paganelli says of being a rock ‘n’ roll dad. “Touring is a little harder, practicing is a little harder, but it’s still doable, and it’s still fun. We still do it. I don’t think I could not do it. He enjoys it. He watches me do it, and maybe when he’s a bit older, I could play with him, or he could play with me. It would be rad.” It’s funny to think that the good chemistry and momentum Horseneck has going probably started with a simple conversation between colleagues over drinks at a bar. The opening track on The Worst People Ever, “The Birth of the Neck,” is actually an homage to the band’s booze-y beginnings. It’s a short track featuring ambient bar noises—conversation, people fiddling about. In fact, the whole EP is based on the bar that Paganelli, Hudson and Ison usually hang out at, Cheaters. “Most of the songs on that EP are reflections or stories or things that we went through hanging out there all the time,” Paganelli says. “It’s a bunch of inside jokes, well, not just inside jokes, but things that happened to us there. That whole EP is a little story about that bar…a little Cheaters storyline, I guess.” So what is it that makes bars so inspiring? “I love bars,” Paganelli enthuses. “I was a bartender for like four years. We collectively love to drink. Love beers and whiskey. I live on 32nd and Matt and Lennon live on 35th so Cheaters is smack dab in the middle and that is our home base. I love bars! I love bar noise. I love meeting people and the social interaction you get at a bar. It is different than any other place.” So get out there and go to a bar. You never know. You might even become inspired. As if you needed another reason to go out drinking…


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Anthony Paganelli: It’s Matt and Lennon. They are the worst people ever, because if they were doing the interview, they would say I was the worst person ever.

Lennon Hudson: Pag [Paganelli]! Yeah. We really hate each other. [Laughs]

Matthew Ison: Pag is by far the worst person ever...

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Sing Me a Song

Soulful, Danceable and Real, Groovincible Plans to Get You Moving with Their New Album Words Jenn Walker


f you are ever in search of a vocalist and partner in crime, you might try spotting the flyest girl in the bar and asking her to sing for you. The odds that she will deliver are slim. But it must have been Matt Klee’s lucky night, because Bianca Wright sang him a song she wrote that left an impression, and the two have been side by side musically and romantically ever since. Three years later, Wright and Klee joined Jacob Gleason to form Groovincible in 2011 in Klee’s garage in Fair Oaks. The idea was to put Wright’s voice at the forefront of the band, with Klee on drums, Gleason on guitar and tenor sax and Wright on the mic, shared with Gleason. Prior, Gleason and Klee bonded over tacos and hours spent in the backseat of a crusty old tour van during the 2009 Hippy Feet tour with Sacramento’s well-known fusion band ZuhG. Each have been involved in other musical projects, including ZuhG, but after Wright performed as a guest singer on Free Love, ZuhG’s selfreleased album, the three broke away to form Groovinicible, allowing them an opportunity to write their own material. Now, after wrapping up their self-titled debut album recorded at Pus Cavern Studios (currently available for purchase and streaming online) they are prepping for their CD release show, which is about a month away at Blue Lamp. They have also added on three members: Tony Marks on bass, Sam Phelps on keys and Edward Hurff on baritone sax. If you’re limited on words, you could say Groovincible is somewhere in the funk/soul/jazz realm, with moments of rock. Their aim is to keep things grooving, interesting and danceable, hence “Groovincible.” Those are the words that Gleason offered up during a phone interview with him and Wright. But that’s just brushing the surface. For those who like to turn on a dynamic album and listen the whole way through, Groovincible is for you. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, the band pulls something else out of their sleeve, whether its ethereal harmonies or tempo changes and distortion. In the span of 43 minutes laid over 12 tracks, Groovincible throws one drop (the reggae groove), Klezmer, tablas (Indian drums) and distorted sax into the mix. Of the 12, only four are under five minutes in length, and two of the songs are broken up over two tracks. That’s just how Gleason writes, with at least three “parts” per song.

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As he explains it, a song amounts to “whatever amount of time it takes to express the idea,” whether it’s five minutes or 30. This album evolved out of several months of Klee and Gleason jamming in Klee’s garage. Everything was recorded. At the end of the recording sessions they cut out whatever didn’t sound good from each track, leaving behind the cream of the crop to make up the songs. Gleason actually ended up cutting out a lot of guitar, leaving “implied” guitar parts in a number of songs while layering saxophone, keys, bass and flute. The exception was a “magical take” of “Bari Krishna,” recorded in one go. “Bari Krishna,” with the overlap of fluttering guitar and horn segments, brings to mind a chase scene in a spy film, blazing through alleys in a getaway car in Cairo or Kabul. Other songs, such as opening track “Downtown Shindig” or “Punk Step,” could easily sound off during one of Quentin Taratino’s killing sprees. As far as Gleason is concerned, if their songs have cinematic flavor, then they are succeeding. Aside from “Bari Krishna,” which is instrumental, Gleason and Wright wrote the vocals over the songs, with Wright penning a lot of the hooks and choruses, and adding a soulful touch. “A lot of people homogenize soul, R&B and hip-hop,” Wright says. “But when people are singing they’re really pushing for what they’re inspired by… My lyrical style is more soulful.” She takes her cues from the likes of Jill Scott and Erykah Badu. Beyond recording, Wright’s feminine energy is critical to the band, Gleason says.

“If I’m going to be up there on stage, then I like everything I do to be ‘real.’ I like to set the vibe and be comfortable with people, looking at people, looking at who I’m singing to.” – Bianca Wright, Groovincible

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As Wright sees it, she contributes both nurturing and vulnerable elements to the band, particularly during live performances. “If I’m going to be up there on stage, then I like everything I do to be ‘real,’” Wright explains. “I like to set the vibe and be comfortable with people, looking at people, looking at who I’m singing to.” While Wright brings the soul, it is apparent that Gleason brings the glue. Or is the glue, when it comes to the band. That includes music theory and recording. “I live, eat and dream music,” he says. While it’s definitely not an unusual thing to hear coming from a musician, it doesn’t feel like false advertising. He’s one of those who got an early start in music theory, coming from an upbringing where instruments and encouragement were consistently available, starting with mom breaking out the pans, to a keyboard, saxophone and eventually a guitar. By age 15 he was in his first rock band, and music has been an everyday part of life ever since. “I sit on my ass and watch Game of Thrones once in a while,” he confesses. Beyond that, however, time boils down to songwriting and performing. However they manage to do it, between Gleason, Wright and Klee and those who have hopped on board since, Groovincible has developed an unmistakable sound. “We’re just a bunch of people who make noise together,” Gleason says. “We get to play music we love with people Catch Groovincible live at Blue Lamp on June 28. Red Leaf we love.” and Hans! and the Hot Mess Whether or not Klee realized will also perform. Groovincible will be selling their new CD it at the time, he was doing at the show, or you can go to everyone a favor when he asked to Wright to sing. purchase the album digitally



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After getting settled in cozy downtown Davis for more than two years, restaurant owner, T, is ready to take on the big city. Coming from a successful Thai restaurant in a college town, the Thai Canteen has opened a second location on the block of 16 th and O in downtown Sacramento. The owners, T, his sister and her boyfriend are excited to feed the city with traditional Thai food but with a modern twist. At first glance you might have a difficult time realizing it is a Thai restaurant because of the modern look and appeal. Instead of a formal sit down restaurant with white tablecloths and a server waiting for your every need, the canteen has a more relaxed and comfortable environment. There are wooden benches, green painted walls, small lights hanging from the ceiling, a water station, bar and front counter to give it more of the “hang out and sit for a bit” vibe, explained T. “Once you walk into [a] Thai restaurant they really stick to old and formal. [My sister and I] wanted to do something new about Thai restaurants. So when people come in you can feel something different,” explained T sitting inside the Canteen. Since opening the new location two weeks ago, T and his sister are putting in 10 to 15 hour days to keep up with both restaurants. He is planning to add more modern artwork to the walls, add food specials and, with a liquor license on the way, possibly start happy hour. “Within a month everything will be together,” T said with a smile. “After everything is ready

and set up, you guys are going to love it.” But judging from the dinner crowd on a Wednesday night it seems Sacramento already loves it. But don’t let a few touch-ups and the modern look distract you from the delicious menu; Thai Canteen has plenty of fresh and authentic food to offer. The menu is divided up into five different categories: Rice Plates, Salads, Soup, Noodles and Snacks. And if you weren’t hungry before you walked into the Thai Canteen you will soon be after you read the items listed on the menu and will become overwhelmed with curry, rice, prawns, vegetables and spices. The majority of the plates on the menu range from $7 to $8 and the appetizers are almost all $5 making it an affordable lunch or dinner for everyone. My feast for the evening included, Pad Med Mamuang, Pad Thai, crispy taro fries, Thai iced tea and fried banana with green tea ice cream for dessert. I started with a refreshing and cold Thai Iced tea that made me forget about the previous 110-degree weekend in Sacramento. The Pad Med Mamuang had stir-fry cashews, water chestnuts, onions, roasted chilies, a small dome of white rice on the side and chicken (for the rice plates you have the options of choosing chicken, pork, beef or tofu). The chicken was covered in a rich spicy brown sauce that went perfectly with the crunchy water chestnuts and onions. Up next were the crispy taro fries. After eating this I officially have a new favorite fry; they made regular French fries seem greasy and bland. And normally the word fry doesn’t seem Dive Into Sacramento & Its Surrounding Areas

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to match a Thai restaurant but the Canteen serves up taro fries that resemble three small hash browns, which were crispy on the outside but soft and warm in the middle. For dessert I couldn’t resist to order the fried banana with green tea ice cream, and I had no regrets. The fried banana was not what I expected. It was a warm, cooked banana wrapped up a mini egg roll-like shell topped with sweet sauce. The fried banana with a side of ice cream was the best way to end the perfect meal. The best part about going out with friends to a restaurant is that you get to sample a little bit off their plates. It also seemed fitting to bring a big group, because we were not only eating but socializing in the Thai Canteen. Along with my main meal I got to sample the Pad Thai, steak salad and the Pad Si Ew (rice noodles stir fried with broccoli and egg in sweet and sour sauce) and the coconut juice that contained giant slices of fresh coconut on the bottom. Everything I sampled left me wanting to come back to get every dish for myself. If you live in Davis or Sacramento, you can now experience traditional Thai food with a modern take that is affordable, delicious and will leave you wanting more. If you are a night owl that craves food late at night the Thai Canteen is open late hours Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday through Monday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Welcome these owners to Sacramento the right way and grab a friend to dine out and hang out at the Thai Canteen.

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6.24 Monday

The Blue Lamp Sole, Moodie Black, Max Bundles, 9 p.m. The Boxing Donkey Open Mic Variety Night, 8 p.m. Distillery Karaoke, 9 p.m. Fox & Goose Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m. Luna’s Cafe Nebraska Mondays hosted by Ross Hammond, 7:30 p.m. Old Ironsides Heath Williamson & Friends, 5 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Karaoke, 9 p.m. Sol Collective Microphone Mondays, 8 p.m.

6.25 Tuesday

Bows and Arrows Lot 44, Eden View, American Heart Throb, 8 p.m. Distillery Karaoke, 9 p.m. Old Ironsides Karaoke, 9 p.m. Pine Cove Open Mic Night, 9 p.m. Powerhouse Pub College Night w/ DJ Rigatony, DJ Alazzawi, 10:30 p.m. Press Club Shinobu, The Wild, Croissants (Record Release), VVomen, 8 p.m. Shine Jazz Jam w/ Jason Galbraith & Guests, 8 p.m. T2 Nightclub & Lounge Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Torch Club Dippin Sauce, 5:30 p.m.; Island of Black and White, 9 p.m.

Torch Club Acoustic Open Mic, 5:30 p.m.; Peter Petty Review, 9 p.m.



Assembly Iris Dement, 6 p.m. The Boardwalk Freejack, Jay Cat, T. Ripper, Big Q, Scanbuz Deleon, Eastmurdaallstar$, T. Chris, Smurffy, J Mo, Kyng Griffin, Crimino, The Famous Butter, Twitch, 7 p.m. Club Car The Double Shots, 7:30 p.m. Distillery Karaoke, 9 p.m. District 30 Sin City Sidewalk Series w/ Toast & Bam, 9 p.m. Fox & Goose Northern Soul, 8 p.m. G Street WunderBar DJ Larry Rodriguez, 10 p.m. Harlow’s Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, 8 p.m. Laughs Unlimited Karaoke, 8 p.m. Luigi’s Fungarden Wet the Rope, Dead Seeds, Rad, 8 p.m. Marilyn’s Coyote Grace, Tylan, 8 p.m. Mix DJs E-Rock and Peeti-V, 9 p.m. Old Ironsides Open Mic, 9 p.m. Parlare Shine w/ DJ Epik, DJ Oasis, DJ Lahn, 9 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Once An Empire, Twomey, Adrian Bellue, Verbatim, 8 p.m.

The Blue Lamp Skratchpad, 9 p.m. The Boardwalk Captain Courageous, Drew Gai, Hillbilly Hand Grenade, David Walsh, Broken, Devon Wright, 7 p.m. Broderick Roadhouse Live DJ’s, 9:30 p.m. Center for the Arts Elephant Revival, 8 p.m. Club Car Songwriters Showcase, 8 p.m. The Coffee Garden Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. District 30 DJ Sliink, 9 p.m. Dive Bar Dueling Pianos, 9 p.m. Fox & Goose Dean Haakenson, Jesse Burns, Sean Kilcoyne, Gavin Canaan, 8 p.m. Fremont Park Hot Lunch Concert Series Beats Edition w/ DJ Rated R, 12 p.m. Harlow’s Rebirth Brass Band, The Nibblers, 8 p.m. Laughs Unlimited DJ Meli Mel, Mark Snipes, The Gatlin, Baby Aces, Infinite, Bam Bam, Richard the Rockstar and more, 7 p.m. Level Up Lounge Karaoke, 9 p.m. Marilyn’s Rock On Live Band Karaoke, 9 p.m. Mix DJs Eddie Edul and DJ Peeti V, 9 p.m.

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Old Ironsides Elaine & Sabrina, 8 p.m. Pine Cove Karaoke, 9 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Aces Up, Nevada Backwards, 9:30 p.m. Press Club The Scouse Gits, Los Headaches, Popabawa Beat Set, 8 p.m. Shine Ice Age Jazztet, 7:30 p.m. The Stoney Inn The Buck Ford Band, 9 p.m. Torch Club X Trio, 5 p.m.; Sly Park Coffis Bros, 9 p.m.

6.28 Friday

Assembly Kid Ink, 7 p.m. The Blue Lamp Groovincible, Hans! & the Hot Mess, Red Leaf, 8 p.m. The Boardwalk Love Is, 4 Minute Fever, The Wheels, Abstract Abyss, Naked Brunch, Mechanism, 7 p.m. The Boxing Donkey Adam Donald, 9 p.m. Broderick Roadhouse Live DJ’s, 9:30 p.m. Capitol Garage Dub Culture, 10 p.m. Center for the Arts Kerina, JP Burke, Denver J, 7 p.m. Cesar Chavez Park Concerts In the Park w/ Brodie Stewart Band, Nevada Backwards, The Carly DuHain Band, Big Trouble, DJ Rigatony, 5 p.m. Club Car Pushback, 8:30 p.m.

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The Colony Azazoth, Through the Gates, Killgasm, Minenwerfer, Valley of Thorns, 8 p.m. Confucius Hall Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums, 9 p.m. District 30 DJ David Flaron, 9 p.m. Fox & Goose Whiskey & Stitches, Blame the Bishop, Lucky Laskowski Band, 9 p.m. Golden Bear DJ Crook, 10 p.m. Harlow’s SambaDá, 9:30 p.m. Kupro’s Bistro Joe Mazzaferro Quartet, 9:30 p.m. Level Up Lounge Hot Pants w/ DJ Rock Bottom, 9 p.m.

Luigi’s Fungarden La Noche Oscura, 8 p.m. Luna’s Cafe Xochitl, Jay Shaner, Julie Meyers, 8:30 p.m. Marilyn’s Liquid Kactus, Massive Delicious, 9 p.m. Midtown BarFly Get Down to the Champion Sound w/ DJ Esef and guests, 10 p.m. Mix DJ Mike Moss, 9 p.m. Old Ironsides William Mylar 5 p.m.; Gooding, Blue Oaks, 9 p.m. On The Y Green Crown, Rolling Through the Universe, (Waning), Competing, 9 p.m.

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6.29 Saturday

Ace of Spades Logic, C Dot Castro, Skizzy Mars, 6:30 p.m. Assembly ZuhG Life Store Farewell Show w/ Stable Hands, The Bennys, The Old Screen Door, Adrian Bellue, 7:30 p.m. The Boardwalk Baeza, Reign, Status Goes, Jay Starz, Lil AJ, Suave, 7:30 p.m.

The Boxing Donkey 1 Eyed Reilly, 9 p.m. Bows and Arrows At Sea, Honyock, The Kelps, 8 p.m. Cache Creek Casino Ju Hyun Mi, 8 p.m. Club Car Uncle Junior, 9 p.m. Colonial Theatre The Glen Mack Music Gospel Crusade, 6 p.m. The Colony Left Hand, Porter, Zero for Zero, Astrozombies, Abandoned Generation, 8 p.m. District 30 DJ Billy Lane, 9 p.m. Fox & Goose Arts and Leisure (CD Release), Nacho Business, Orange Peels, 9 p.m. Harlow’s PointDexter, Element of Soul, Humble Wolf, 8 p.m. Harrah’s Lake Tahoe The Dan Band, 7:30 p.m. Level Up Lounge Guest DJs, 9 p.m. Luna’s Cafe David Houston and Friends, 9 p.m. Marilyn’s Carter Robinson, Adam Donald’s All Star Jam, 9 p.m. Mix DJs Mike Moss & Eddie Edul, 9 p.m. MontBleu Resort Casino Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival: SOJA, Alpha Blondy, Passafire, Stick Figure, Tomorrow’s Bad Seed, Island of Black & White, 1 p.m.

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Nevada County Fairgrounds Symphonic Spectacular (Queen tribute), 6 p.m. Old Ironsides Aloha Screwdriver, 9 p.m. The Park Ultra Lounge DJ Peeti V, 9 p.m. Pine Cove Karaoke, 9 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame, 3 p.m.; Superlicious, 10 p.m. Press Club DJ Larry Rodriguez, 9 p.m. Red Hawk Casino Nathan Owens Band, 10 p.m. Shine Tao Jiriki, OLIO, 8 p.m. Sophia’s Thai Kitchen Sioux City Kid, Fox & Woman, 9 p.m. Swabbies on the River Rogue, 5 p.m. Torch Club Johnny Guitar Knox, 5 p.m.; Roy Rapid, KB & the Slingtones, 9 p.m.

The Colony Otis, Purification by Fire, Unhailoed, 7 p.m. Distillery Karaoke, 8 p.m. Mix DJ Gabe Xavier, 9 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Maxx Cabello Jr., 3 p.m.; Open Blues Jam, 7 p.m. Press Club Sunday Night Soul Party w/ DJ Larry, 9 p.m. Swabbies on the River Spazmatics, Cover Me Bad, 2:30 p.m. Torch Club Blues Jam, 4 p.m.; Jeramy Norris & the Dangerous Mood, 8 p.m. William Curtis Park Mr. Cooper, Bad Catz, 6 p.m.


Assembly Larry Carlton, 6 p.m. The Boxing Donkey Open Mic Variety Night, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre Pyroklast, Panther, 30.06, Internal, 7 p.m. Distillery Karaoke, 9 p.m. Fox & Goose Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m. Harlow’s Gentlemen Hall, 6 P.M.


Bows and Arrows Michael Tobias & the Acidic Swamp Band, Saint Solitaire, Mac Russ, 12 p.m. Capitol Garage Karaoke w/ Jeff Jenkins, 9 p.m.

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Luna’s Cafe Nebraska Mondays hosted by Ross Hammond, 7:30 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Karaoke, 9 p.m. Sol Collective Microphone Mondays, 8 p.m.

Press Club Dance Your Tits Off, 9 p.m. Swabbies on the River The Wingnut Adams Band, 6 p.m. Torch Club Acoustic Open Mic, 5:30 p.m.; Howell Devine, 9 p.m.

Tuesday Bows and Arrows Yankee Bang Bang, Captain Amazing & The Okay I Guesses, Instagon, 8 p.m. Distillery Karaoke, 9 p.m. Harlow’s Miner, 7 p.m. Luigi’s Fungarden Solas, Hail the Sun, Speed of Sound in Seawater, 8 p.m. Old Ironsides Karaoke, 9 p.m. Pine Cove Open Mic Night, 9 p.m. Powerhouse Pub College Night w/ DJ Rigatony, DJ Alazzawi, 10:30 p.m. Shine Jazz Jam w/ Jason Galbraith & Guests, 8 p.m. T2 Nightclub & Lounge Karaoke, 9 p.m. Torch Club Lew Fratis, 9 p.m.


7.02 7.04


wednesday The Boardwalk Look, Kyng Griffin, Penny, Lil Nik, Gas Work, IANC, Yakramento, Shift Kit, K NO, 7 p.m. Club Car The Double Shots, 7:30 p.m. The Colony Psychosomatic, Spellcaster, Blessed Curse, Self Inflicted, Trial by Combat, 8 p.m. Distillery Karaoke, 9 p.m. Fox & Goose Northern Soul, 8 p.m. G Street WunderBar DJ Larry Rodriguez, 10 p.m. Hagan Park Crawford Perkes Band, 6 p.m.; Starship feat. Mickey Thomas, 8 p.m. Laughs Unlimited Karaoke, 8 p.m. Marilyn’s Sal Valentino, Parie Wood, 8 p.m. Mix DJs Gabe Xavier and Peeti-V, 9 p.m. Naked Lounge Downtown Yankee Bang Bang, Drive Thru Mystics, The Anthony Heaton Family, 8 p.m. Old Ironsides Open Mic, 9 p.m. The Park Ultra Lounge Crooked, DJ Peeti V, 9 p.m. Parlare Shine w/ DJ Epik, DJ Oasis, DJ Lahn, 9 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Matt W Gage, The Fortunate Few, Hank Biggs, 8 p.m.

Hagan Park The Soulshakers, 1 p.m.; Two Steps Down, 4:30 p.m.; Superlicious, 8 p.m. Marilyn’s Rock On Live Band Karaoke, 9 p.m. Mix DJs Eddie Edul and DJ Peeti V, 9 p.m. MontBleu Resort Casino DJ Donald Glaude, DJ Eric Lobe, 10 p.m. Pine Cove Karaoke, 9 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Snakes & Cider, 9:30 p.m. Press Club No Diggity 90’s Night w/ DJ Meek Da Cat, 9 p.m. Swabbies on the River Bump City (tribute to Tower of Power), 3 p.m.

Kupro’s Bistro Anthony Coleman Trio, 9:30 p.m. Level Up Lounge Hot Pants w/ DJ Rock Bottom, 9 p.m. Luigi’s Fungarden Matt Sertich, 8 p.m. Marilyn’s Trikome, Keith Andrew Band, Now! (Miles Davis tribute), 9 p.m. Midtown BarFly Get Down to the Champion Sound w/ DJ Esef and guests, 10 p.m. Mix DJ Mike Moss, 9 p.m. On The Y Otis, Zombie Death Stench, This Time’s Brutal, Decimate the Opposition, Mneumonic, 8 p.m. Pine Cove Karaoke, 9 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Element of Soul, 10 p.m. Press Club DJ Rue, 9 p.m. Red Hawk Casino Steel Breeze, 10 p.m. Shine Fulkerson & Clarke!, Scott Bartenhagen, 8 p.m. Swabbies on the River Department of Rock, 6 p.m. Torch Club Freedom, Honky Tonk & BBQ: Californios, The Delta Ramblers and more, 9 p.m.

7.05 7.06

FRIDAY The Blue Lamp Hot Break, Denver J Band, 8 p.m. The Boardwalk Riotmaker, The Old Screen Door, Radioactive, California Riot Act, 7 p.m. Broderick Roadhouse Live DJ’s, 9:30 p.m. Capitol Garage Dub Culture, 10 p.m. Club Car Dream and the Dreamer, 8 p.m. The Davis Art Center Strum Along, 6 p.m. District 30 Hypercrush, DJ Billy Lane, 9 p.m. Fox & Goose Infinite Vastness, Fox Colton, 9 p.m. Golden Bear DJ Crook, 10 p.m. Harrah’s Lake Tahoe DJ Pauly D, 9 p.m.


Ace of Spades Steel Pulse, 8 p.m. Baagan Cafe Kyle Vincent, 7 p.m. The Blue Lamp Ashtray, The Secretions, The Moans, The Harbor, 9 p.m. The Boardwalk With Wolves, Havenside, Soma Ras, Defy the Odds, 6 p.m. Cache Creek Casino Society of Seven, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre Summer Jam Explosion: C Plus, N-Pire, Kool John, Jay Ant, Smoke DZA & more, 7 p.m.

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Crest Theatre Happy Together Tour: Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Mark Lindsay, Gary Lewis and The Playboys, 7 p.m. District 30 DJ JB, 9 p.m. Fox & Goose One Eyed Reilly (CD Release), Freeport, 9 p.m. Harlow’s Cave Women, Element Brass Band, XD 7, 5:30 p.m. Harrah’s Lake Tahoe The Fab Four (Beatles Tribute), 7:30 p.m. Kupro’s Bistro Joe Carlson Trio, 9:30 p.m. Level Up Lounge Guest DJs, 9 p.m. Marilyn’s The Golden Cadillacs, The Wooden Revolt, 9 p.m. Mix DJs Mike Moss & Eddie Edul, 9 p.m. MontBleu Resort Casino The Wayans Brothers, 8 p.m. Old Ironsides The Lipstick Weekender! w/ DJs Shaun Slaughter & Roger Carpio, 9:30 p.m. Pine Cove Karaoke, 9 p.m. Press Club DJ Larry Rodriguez, 9 p.m. Red Hawk Casino Steel Breeze, 10 p.m. Shine Booker Long Duo, 8 p.m. Sleep Train Arena Fleetwood Mac, 8 p.m. Swabbies on the River Joy & Madness, 5 p.m. Torch Club Johnny Guitar Knox, 5 p.m.; Dennis Jones, 9 p.m.

7.07 Sunday

The Boardwalk Bermuda, Beyond the Shore, Barrier, In Theory, Lifeforms, God Van Damme, 6 p.m. Cache Creek Casino Thai, Lao, Hmong & Mien Concert, 6 p.m. Capitol Garage Karaoke w/ Jeff Jenkins, 9 p.m. Distillery Karaoke, 8 p.m. Marilyn’s William Mylar’s Hippie Hour, 5 p.m. Mix DJ Gabe Xavier, 9 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Shane Dwight, 3 p.m.; Open Blues Jam, 7 p.m. Press Club Sunday Night Soul Party w/ DJ Larry & DJ Hailey, 9 p.m. Swabbies on the River Amanda Gray, Whiskey Savage, Big Trouble, 3 p.m. Torch Club Blues Jam, 4 p.m.; Her Poor Man Band, 8 p.m.

7.08 Monday

The Boxing Donkey Open Mic Variety Night, 8 p.m. Distillery Karaoke, 9 p.m. Fox & Goose Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m. Harlow’s Chris Pureka, 6 p.m. Luna’s Cafe Nebraska Mondays hosted by Ross Hammond, 7:30 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Karaoke, 9 p.m. Sol Collective Microphone Mondays, 8 p.m.

Comedy Assembly B Street: Live! Presents Four Funny Women and Dave, Thursday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s, 7 p.m. Laughs Unlimited Sean Kent, Anderi Bailey, June 28 - 30, Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m. Open Mic Showcase hosted by Shane Murphy, July 2, 8 p.m. Keith Nelson, Tristan Johnson, July 5 - 7, Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m. Luna’s Cafe Keith Lowell Jensen’s Comedy Night, Wednesday’s, 8 p.m. Po’Boyz Bar & Grill (Folsom) Comedy Open Mic, every Monday, 9 p.m. Punchline Comedy Club Jay Pharoah, June 27 - 29, Thurs., 8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. Kris Tinkle, June 30, 7 p.m. Kelly Pryce’s Live CD Recording!, July 5 & 6, 8 p.m. Sam Bam’s Comedy Jam, July 5 & 6, 10 p.m. Sacramento Comedy Spot Open Mic Scramble, Sunday’s and Monday’s, 7:30 p.m. Harold Night, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s, 9 p.m. Improv Lab, Wednesday’s, 7 p.m. Comedy Kong, Thursday’s, 9 p.m. Top 10 List Podcast Live!, Saturday’s, 7:30 p.m. Anti-Cooperation League, Saturday’s, 9 p.m. Bro Time & Test Kitchen, Saturday’s, 10:30 p.m. The Stoney Inn Nutty Monday’s Comedy Showcase and Open Mic, Monday’s, 9 p.m.

Tommy T’s Open Mic, June 26, 7:30 p.m. Daryl Wright, June 28 - 30, Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m. Monique Marvez, July 5 - 7, Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m. Misc. 1409 Del Paso Blvd. GOOD Street Food & Design Market, July 7, 1 p.m. 2020 J Street Midtown Farmers Market, every Saturday, 8 a.m. Alley Katz Beer Fest & Block Party, June 29, 12 p.m. Blue Cue Trivia Night, every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Bows & Arrows Metamorphosis: Artwork by Sinisha Glisic, opening July 5, 6 p.m. The Boxing Donkey Trivia Night, every Tuesday, 8 p.m. Cal Expo Independence Day Celebration, July 4, 6 p.m. Clarion Inn 25th Annual California Black Expo, June 28 - 30 Crest Theatre Sacramento French Film Festival, through June 30 Crocker Art Museum Courtyard Screening: An Affair to Remember, June 27, 8 p.m. Icons in Conversation: Don Bachardy, June 29, 2 p.m. Elk Grove Regional Park 17th Annual Salute to the Red, White, and Blue, July 4, 7 p.m. Fox & Goose Pub Quiz, Tuesday’s, 7 p.m. Guild Theatre The Stylin’ In White Summer Affair: Poetry, Music and More, July 6, 7 p.m. Hagan Park Rancho Cordova 4th of July Celebration, July 3&4 Harlow’s Trapeze: The Burlesque & Electroswing Dance Party, July 3, 8 p.m. Luigi’s A Slice of Trivia w/ the Bruce Twins, Monday’s, 8 p.m. Luna’s Cafe Poetry Unplugged, Thursday’s, 8 p.m. Midtown BarFly Salsa Lessons, every Wednesday, 8 p.m. Pine Cove Trivia Night, Wednesday’s, 9 p.m. Press Club Flex Your Head Trivia, Tuesday’s, 8 p.m. Raley Field Fourth on the Field, July 4, 6 p.m. Shine Poetry with Legs hosted by Bill Gainer, June 26, 7:30 p.m.

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Harlow’s • 2708 J st.

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Issue 139 • June 24 – July 8, 2013

the shallow end It’s an Ugly World James Barone It hasn’t been a good week at all for celebrities. Paula Deen ruined my image of her as this kindly Southern, butter-drenched food slinger by getting fired from The Food Network for being a racist bitch. James Gandolfini, aka Tony Soprano, the figurehead of one of my favorite TV shows of all time, The Sopranos, died of a heart attack while in Rome with his family. Both of these things left me very upset. Especially the last bit. I mean, I liked Paula Deen in that ironic sort of way that people my age tend to like things that they wouldn’t usually like. That last sentence really shouldn’t make sense to me, but it sort of bothers me that it does. Gandolfini was freaking awesome, though, and probably too badass to exist in this world. I didn’t know Gandolfini, obviously, but I did have a dream once that I was filming an episode of The Sopranos, and he was there in a scene with me. I remember Dream Gandolfini being really cool: really focused on his work, but not so much so that he didn’t have time to chat between takes. I don’t remember what we talked about or what we did, which is understandable, I guess, because it wasn’t real at all, just a curious byproduct of my subconscious, but it was a jovial experience. I’d like to think Real Gandolfini had a similar demeanor. Rest in peace, dude. I don’t want to get all caught up in these things that upset me, though. Admired actors dying and Southern cooking icons turned despised racists are things that just bring us all down. Let’s focus on something that we all like— that is assuming you have a soul as I do—dogs. I fucking love dogs. More importantly, dogs love me. It’s true. Your dog probably would love me as much as he/she loves you if he/she met me. I have this animal magnetism when it comes to dogs. When they see me, they lose their minds. A few weeks ago, I met my friend’s new bulldog and he nearly exploded with excitement. He followed me around the house and everything. Submerge’s official mascot Panda fucking loves me too. She facebombs me to death every time she sees me. I know she probably does that to everyone, but I can tell she saves her most special facebombs for me. I love all kinds of dogs: big, sloppy dogs; tiny, yippy-faced dogs. It really doesn’t matter to me. I’m an equal opportunity belly-scratcher. I like the cute ones, of course. Who doesn’t lose their shit when they see a floppy-eared Cocker spaniel bound across the room to lick your face? But there’s a special place in my heart for ugly dogs. I know. Dogs are kind of like babies. None

of them are ugly. At least that’s what we’re supposed to say. But let’s face it, we’ve all seen some coworker’s picture of their ugly-ass baby and had to put on our best cutesy voice and coo, “Aww, she’s so beautiful!” And she is, clearly, because they’re all beautiful, even when they’re ugly as fuck. Dogs are the same thing. You can’t tell someone they have an ugly dog. No matter how wall-eyed and ratty their Chihuahua is, you still have to suck it up and say, “He’s such a cutie!” Otherwise, you’re a complete asshole. It’s all a part of being an awesome member of society. When I see an ugly dog, it just makes my heart melt. You know all the golden retriever puppies were the ones getting picked first at the pound, and this poor ugly fucker had to sit there, wagging his little butt at every person who passed by his crate, hoping they’d be the one to take him home and feed him treats and give him snuggles, only to get passed over every time. But someone took a chance on him and was most probably rewarded for it. Just like that deranged, unlovable cousin you have that you were sure would never find a girlfriend. Even he gets lucky eventually. This past week was the 25th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, which is way cooler than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show or whatever. This year’s winner was Walle, a beagle/boxer/basset hound mix who took the title in an upset. Usually, the winner is some scraggly looking hairless dog, but Walle has a very cute pedigree. In fact, each breed in his lineage is pretty adorable. When I saw his picture, at first I was like, well, that’s not an ugly dog. But then I saw a video of him playing with other dogs and understood. Walle has a monstrous head about four sizes too big for his squat little body and the stubbiest legs I’ve ever seen. His wee paws are as wide as duck’s feet. He's like a cuddly little chimera. As one judge put it, “This dog looked like he’s been photo-shopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals.” I watched the video and couldn’t stop laughing. But you know, there he was, all ugly and shit, wagging his tail and frolicking like a boss. All the other dogs didn’t seem to mind that he looked like he just rolled out of a Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual. They sniffed his butt like they would any other normal dog. If that doesn’t just warm your heart, I don’t think there’s anything I can do for you. Dive Into Sacramento & Its Surrounding Areas

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Submerge Magazine: Issue 139 (June 24 - July 8, 2013)  

Issue 139 features interviews with Sacramento metal trio Horseneck, artist Susan J. Silvester, Sonny Smith of Sonny and the Sunsets, as well...

Submerge Magazine: Issue 139 (June 24 - July 8, 2013)  

Issue 139 features interviews with Sacramento metal trio Horseneck, artist Susan J. Silvester, Sonny Smith of Sonny and the Sunsets, as well...