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MELISSA WELLIVER melissa@submergemag.com I’ve received a few emails over the past month asking, “What does it take to get our band covered in Submerge?” And those emails made me realize I haven’t done one of my, “How you can get a write-up” column in several years. We’re always looking to cover artists, bands and other various creative people who are doing something significant in our region. For example, album release shows, gallery receptions, new businesses opening and/or reaching milestones (such as the band gracing our cover this issue, Sacto Storytellers, who are celebrating 20 years of being a band!) these types of angles make for interesting stories, in our opinion. Or, do you have a unique story, like actually unique (simply saying you’re unique doesn’t make you unique), about your craft or anything newsworthy coming up (ie. signing with a label or going on a major tour)? Whatever it is, email me at melissa@submergemag.com and info@submergemag.com and get it on our radar ASAP! Generally I book our issues one to two months in advance, sometimes more, so as soon as you have an inkling you’ll be doing something special, reach out to us even if you think it will be in six months. The earlier, the better. Please don’t send one sentence emails. Take pride in your art, spend some time telling us about yourself, who you are, what you are doing, send some links say to your music, website, socials. Perhaps take the time to write a bio (don’t know what a bio is, Google it) and here’s a big one, take decent photos. I love to see a band or artist go the extra mile. And like I’ve mentioned in the past, there’s an element of timing that exists on our end. Meaning there’s situations where a write-up is just not in the cards. We only have so many pages. You could be too similar to someone else we are already covering (since I try to make sure we feature a mix of genres), or there’s the chance I’ve pitched our writers but they’ve chosen to write about something else or just didn’t have the time to take it on. If we don’t cover you, don’t take it personally. There will always be more issues of Submerge down the line and the stars can align in a few months or a few years. Oh, and please do me a favor, don’t be that person who asks if they can have a cover. Every story is special, cover or not. Plus we dig the art of surprise around here. Keep in touch! Fill me in on what you have going on. We certainly can’t know about everything that is happening in the scene or town, so it always helps to hear from you. Read. Learn. Do rad things. Melissa Welliver

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Local psych-rock band Yo! And the Electric and some cohorts are throwing an all-day event called Freak Fest on Saturday, Oct. 26 honoring the musical works of Frank Zappa with local art and music from bands like LaTour, Instagon, A Tribe Quartet, Rruhb, Bongo Furys and many others. It all goes down at Two Rivers Cider Company (4311 Attawa Ave. #300) starting at about 2:15 p.m. Bands outside and inside, tacos from A New Kitchen, plus vendors, a Zappa look-alike contest and more. All ages, donations at the door. Look up Facebook.com/yoandtheelectric for more. If you like creepy, cool shit, check this one out! The rad folks at The Red Museum (212 15th St.) are hosting their second annual Halloween Live Score, and this year local musician Tyler Baldwin (of the band Tentacult) will be laying down an original analog synth composition for the silent docu-horror masterpiece Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922). DJ Lady Grey will be spinning before the show. Wearing black is highly encouraged, kicks off at 8 p.m., $5 at the door, all ages welcome.

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was the Coco-themed chocolate churro with Mexican spicy chocolate dipping sauce. They also had Zero the dog-themed rice crispy treats and Jack Skellington-shaped cookies from Nightmare as well. Of course, none of the treats held a candle to the Poison Apple from Snow White. Picture a Granny Smith apple about half the size of your head dipped first in caramel, then in red colored chocolate and finally decorated in green chocolate to resemble a melting green skull. You almost have to unhinge your jaw to take a bite, but once you do, you won’t be able to stop until you are sick to your stomach. Don’t get too sick though; there is still a whole other park to discover. California Adventure reminds me of a carnival happening on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The fair rides are in full effect, but California Adventure also boasts the only rollercoaster in either park that does a loop, the Incredicoaster. This side of the park is the future home of the currently under construction Marvel land and also the location of the Guardians of the Galaxy ride (formerly the Tower of Terror), which is a great ride if you like falling from great heights. The other big selling point for California Adventure is the availability of beer and wine. Sticking with the California theme, Disneyland even features craft brews and wine from across the Golden State. Despite the high costs of everything else, the price of beer in the park is actually pretty reasonable, so be sure to hit it up if you are so inclined. Plus, having a local beer to drink in line for a dope ride is the best way to wait. I was already impressed with Disneyland’s growth and improvements since my last visit before I got to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, but once I stepped foot in the newest of lands, I couldn’t believe my eyes. The design of everything is insane; it looks just like the movies and also like it’s been there for years. Disney has built several life size spaceships from the Star Wars Universe, including an X Wing and the Millennium Falcon herself to gawk at! While Galaxy’s Edge currently only has one ride, Disney should have a second one open early next year. It’s still worth a visit; the alien market bazaar they set up is worth a visit in and of itself and has some awesome Star Wars merch to purchase. If you’ve got $6,000 to spend and want to dress like a stormtrooper, you are in luck. Plus you can buy or build custom lightsabers and droids like R2D2 and BB-8, so why are you still reading this?

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Run Through a Real Ninja Warrior Course at the Westfield Galleria • Oct. 25–27 If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be a covert assassin in 15th-Century Japan—a ninja warrior—you may be just a short drive away from fulfilling your dreams. From Oct. 25–27, the Ninja Coalition Tour is bringing six different obstacles from American Ninja Warrior’s Mount Midoriyama course to the Westfield Galleria (1151 Galleria Blvd., Roseville). For the unfamiliar, American Ninja Warrior—a spinoff of a Japanese series—is a televised obstacle course competition that takes place across the U.S., culminating with a final round on the Las Vegas Strip. But for three days in Roseville, whether you’re young, old, fit or not-so-fit, you too will get a chance to ninja run across the mall, hold on for dear life on the dizzying Rolling Log and run up (or fall off) the infamous Warped Wall. Diehard fans of the show will also be happy to find three-time national finalist Daniel Gil (aka The Kingdom Ninja) at the event to take photos and wish you luck before your ninja run. Tickets, which cost $22 per person, will get you 50 minutes to try out the course. To purchase tickets and for more information, check out Ninjacoalitiontour.com.

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Whether it’s cold brewed, nitrogen-infused or Kyoto slow-dripped (whatever that is), Sacramentans take coffee as seriously as anyone these days. Just walk into almost any local shop and you’re bound to find a knowledgeable third-wave barista armed with a shiny espresso machine and a dizzying array of top-shelf beans from around the world. To celebrate this flourishing local coffee scene, Sacramento Coffee Week will return for its sixth year for a week of events centered on third-wave java. Meanwhile, participating local roasters will also serve special drinks throughout the week. The caffeinated events will start with a live panel discussion at the Guild Theater (2828 35th St., Sacramento) on Nov. 6, gathering experts on coffee and agriculture. And for those of us who are always hankering for a free cup of Joe, Sacramento Coffee Week is also hosting a tasting at the Bank Building (629 J St., Sacramento), including coffee from local giants like Chocolate Fish, Old Soul and Temple Coffee. And if you don’t see your favorite coffee shop listed, don’t worry; Sacramento Coffee Week will continue to announce additional events and participants throughout October. For more information and to reserve free tickets, which are required, visit Sacramentocoffeeweek.com or the Specialty Coffee Week Facebook page.

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We all have that one friend. They get a little too high, their eyelids droop, their mouth gets dry and they inevitably spend the next hour spouting inane gibberish about how dogs should be able to vote. Most of the time—save for when they start freaking out—it’s pretty funny. In a nutshell, that’s the idea behind The Gateway Show at the Sacramento Comedy Spot (1050 20th St. Suite 130, Sacramento) on Nov. 8. Comedians tell a couple jokes, and then, during the intermission, they get “way too high” and tell some jokes again—stoned out of their minds. Unfortunately, attendees won’t be able to smoke inside the venue, and you probably won’t get to light up with the comedians (though that depends on the comedians). The Gateway Show team does specify, however, that what you do outside during the intermission is “your own business.” To make sure things don’t get too out of control, comedian Billy Anderson will host. Of course, due to the fact that a bunch of people are getting high together, the event is for adults 21 and up. For a $20 VIP ticket (or $25 at the door), you’re guaranteed a good seat that’ll be reserved for you no matter what time you arrive at the venue, whereas general admission will run you $15 online or $20 at the door. For more information and to book your tickets, check out Gatewayshow.com.

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’m convinced Jennifer Swiryn bleeds maple syrup. The 34-year-old former waitress, now co-owner of retro-inspired diner The Morning Fork, cannot stop showing her excitement about her restaurant dream coming true, even three months after opening. “I know, I’m creepy!” Jennifer laughs loudly in between happy tears as she stops a passersby outside 1111 21st St. to invite them in while we talk. “She’s making me cry!” A man rides by on his bicycle and waves. “See, that’s another one of my regulars,” she says with pure happiness. She includes her “regulars” as the patrons she served for nearly a decade working at the former Lucky Cafe in the same location before the 55-year-old diner shut down in 2017. “There are these constant little energy exchanges. I get so overwhelmed everyday, I cry at least once every shift.” Her infectious laugh, iconic red lipstick and bright eyes greet customers as she talks about how long she fantasized owning Lucky Cafe. “It was kind of a creepy obsession,” she says. “My friends—I used to get made fun of by them. We tried years ago to take over but the owners of the building would have no part of it, so we moved on, like, OK we won’t get to own Lucky Cafe.”

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The Swiryns looked for other locations to lease, applying for five in all, but they all fell through. Finally, husband and chef Keith Swiryn suggested Jennifer call about Lucky Cafe one more time. This time, it worked. The Swiryns opened the diner doors July 21, celebrating their son’s birthday and the summer solstice and honoring the passing of Jennifer’s grandmother. Today, it feels like Morning Fork has always been a Sacramento staple—something Jennifer and Keith strive for—with customers cramming in to get a bite of their sage fried chicken with waffles and what Jennifer calls “hella good bacon and eggs.” The Morning Fork has the ambiance a local diner should have. It’s a cross between a familiar greasy spoon for a hangover cure and eating a home-cooked meal in a close friend’s cozy kitchen. The Swiryns did their best to preserve the charm of the diner’s predecessor with a similar outdoor sign and colors, and the same bar and booth layout. They added personal touches like picking leaves around town with their children and placing them on the bar to honor the Tree City, Jennifer says. A “fork wall” adorns the back of the long main dining area. Funky wallpaper next to artwork for sale by local artists in a second dining room gives the space a lived-in downtown feel. The menu stays true to old school diner eating, but with culinary flair, Jennifer notes. Think edible flowers in a ginger beer brunch cocktail, pickled green apple and Gruyere on your tuna salad sandwich, and red and purple country potatoes. Keith trained at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and has worked in kitchens around Sacramento for more than a decade. His menu, with everything made from scratch, packs in flavor in surprising ways. The sweet brioche French toast is balanced perfectly with savory salted maple butter. The hash browns are the right amount of crispy on the outside and topped with bacon. Want bacon cooked into your waffle? Go for it. “We put our heart and soul into this,” says Jennifer. They put in a lot more than that. The Swiryns successfully secured a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan, a rare and difficult feat for a new restaurant. They needed all the money they could get after seeing the poor condition of the space. “It took us to a whole new level,” says Jennifer, recounting contractor difficulties and unforeseen repairs. “Keith and I had been saving our money for a long time. We got approved for an SBA loan and I was so proud. It was a very hard process.” Despite getting the loan, additional repairs set the couple back more than they had planned. “At the last minute, we had to ask our family and friends, and everybody came together and helped support our dream,” says Jennifer through tears. “The support we are getting from people in the community is just further proof of how special this whole project is. We had to put our house on the line, our cars, my wedding ring, we put every single thing on the line, but we know it’ll pay off.” If the busy weekend brunch hours and steady stream of new regulars continue, The Morning Fork will hopefully continue to make the Swiryns dream of being a Sacramento staple come true.

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o know Sacramento music is to know The Storytellers (or the Sacto Storytellers, or the Sac Storytellers, or the Tellers or any other version of the name that has been used over the years). It’s been 20 years since this band of ever-rotating musicians has been filling Sacramento clubs, parks, basements, backyards, streets and parking garages with rocksteady, ska, dub and reggae, and they show no signs whatsoever of slowing down. While the lineup is somewhat fluid, the Sacto Storytellers has been held down by a consistent core of talented and dedicated musicians for about 10 years, according to the band. The main lineup consists of Lesley Bruce upfront on vocals, Kenny Beasley on guitar and vocals, Reggie Drew on bass, Jeremiah Keller on keys, Matt Rodriguez on drums and Antwan Lashay on trumpet. Those six may make up the “nucleus,” as Rodriguez calls it, but the Storytellers have an open-door policy when it comes to the membership of the band and have had a number of line-up changes over the years. “If we have a place for you and you’re jonesing to play and keep that spirit alive, the ‘Tellers are here for you,” said Rodriguez. “You’re a Teller if you want to be a Teller.” Along with being a temporary fix for local musicians in between bands, the six at the center call the band home. Every member has their story when it comes to joining the band; Drew describes

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his time couch-surfing 20 years ago when he caught one of the earliest Storytellers shows at a block party. After the show, he asked Rodriguez if could crash for the night. He’s been with the band ever since. Beasley and Bruce have both gone in and out of the band while also working on their own projects— most notably, the two were a part of the now defunct rocksteady outfit Steady Ups. Keller, who has known Rodriguez since they were about 15, remembers the early days when he would drive down from his former home in the Bay Area just to practice and play shows with the rest of the band. “It’s always been like a Midtown Sac family,” said Rodriguez. “So many people come in and out and it’s just family.” Like most any reggae outfit before them, the Storytellers are in all of this for the love of it. They all share the love of music, the love of Sacramento, the love of their friends and the love for each other. “We’ve always been of the mindset that we are doing this for the love of it,” confirmed Beasley. “You know, we don’t need anything else.” The band has always needed that love of the craft to survive. Keller asks himself if playing along with this band is what church feels like when they get into a deep groove. Drew has likened their ability to improvise and just play for what seems like hours to therapy. A Storytellers jam session is a kind

of medicine for those playing along. It’s all about feeling connected and strengthening their chemistry. “We’re always exploring to see where a jam might lead us,” said Rodriguez. “Reggie might have a bass line, Kenny or Lesley might have some lyrics … and we just throw it out there and start seeing what colors work on it. Everyone finds out what color they are on that painting and how much of that color is on that painting.” Those paintings get the full gallery treatment when the band plays live, as they put it all on display. It’s no secret that the Storytellers play live around town a lot. If most of the band is available, then they’ll almost always be up for playing a show. They’ve even perfected some surprises they weren’t expecting. Drew recalled a few times when the band wasn’t sure if Beasley would be able to make a show and instead of planning on finding a stand-in or planning on playing without him, the band would practice a set that they knew Beasley would be able to perform without practice just in case he ended up making the show. “There’s that old saying, ‘cry in the dojo, laugh in the battlefield,’” Drew said. “When you’re on stage—the battlefield—this is what you have. You don’t stress on it or get down on it. You accept what it is, relax, open your mind and play.”

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It’s this philosophy behind their live performances that has garnered the band such a glowing reputation for their shows. That reputation has helped them land gigs opening up for reggae legends like Jimmy Cliff and H.R. of Bad Brains. While Drew’s famous Christopher Walken impression once kept the crowd at the Jimmy Cliff show entertained while some technical difficulties were worked out, the Storytellers’ true home are the local shows. The bandmembers spoke fondly of an era in their early days when there was a whole scene of local bands who would play “renegade shows.” One band would talk to another who would talk to another and a bill would form. They’d get the word out about the show by word of mouth alone and get crowds out to parking garages where bands would play until the cops showed up to shut the party down. “It was something that can’t happen anymore,” explained Beasley. “When Midtown was still dark.” There’s a lot that keeps the Storytellers going. Since the band has been a part of the DIY punk scene in town and haven’t had to answer to any higher ups or managers about anything, they get to keep their essence. They’re a reggae band that doesn’t have to be confined to reggae if they don’t want to be. Whatever it is that they put out into the

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world is wholly authentic, and that’s what’s kept this band going strong for 20 years. Many bands don’t make it out of the garage before they decide it’s time to call it quits. The ones that do put themselves out into the world usually don’t last this long. Two decades is more than just a milestone for any band; it’s a testament to the dedication, love, acceptance and openmindedness that all the members possess for the music they create. After all this time, the Storytellers have only come to love what they do even more, and they’re grateful for the opportunity to do what they do for Midtown Sacramento all these years. “I’d like to say thank you to all the people, venues and all the other bands who helped support us and so on and so on over the years,” said Rodriguez. “We got nothing but love for the city and we wear it on our backs proud.”

Catch local legends the Sacto Storytellers live on Friday, Oct. 25 at Blue Lamp (1400 Alhambra Blvd.) with United X Bombs and Mob Rule. Doors at 8 p.m., 21-plus, $10 in advance through Bluelampsacramento.com. They also play on Friday, Nov. 8 at Old Ironsides (1901 10th St.) with The Phantom Jets, Sad Girlz Club and Flip the Switch. Doors at 8 p.m., 21-plus, $10 donation at the door benefits American Cancer Society. To keep up with the band, check out Facebook.com/sactostorytellers.

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pillar of smoke reaches over to strangle the land/We desert all we have as fast as we can.” Lyrical evocations of one of the worst natural disasters in California’s history find a strange home on a new track by a futuristic U.K. pop act best known for a viral hit about flamingos; but “When the Fires Come,” inspired by their encounter with the first ill-boding plumes of the Camp Fire while on tour last year, speaks to the unpredictable nature and far-reaching ambition of Kero Kero Bonito (KKB), a group that uses the ephemeral medium of pop music to host their restless inventive drive. The trio formed (fittingly, through the internet) in 2011, via a message board for London-based Japanese expatriates. There, childhood friends and music producers Gus Lobban and Jamie Bulled, in pursuing an interest in Japanese hip-hop, connected with Hokkaido-raised Sarah Midori Perry, whose background in visual art and ease of transitioning between Japanese lyrics and English melodies made a good blend with the duo’s freewheeling nature. KKB’s early releases fizzed with millennial nostalgia, were laced generously with Nintendo 64 samples and fused the best of J-pop hyper-kawaii energy with glossy and playful synth/house production. One of their earliest hits, the aforementioned “Flamingo,” with its clap-along verses and its multiple, infectious hooks, has gained a life of its own online, resurging with a vengeance in 2019 as a TikTok phenomenon. While many of their early songs seem aptly tailored for this Gen-Z hallmark, being just as effective earworms in 20-second snippets as they are at full track length, in recent years, KKB has stretched

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out their sound to encompass everything from 1990s lo-fi noise pop to shoegaze and wistful chillwave reveries. 2018’s Time ‘n’ Place expanded their palette with additional recording members and the conspicuous presence of guitar. As this decade comes to a close, KKB is as playful as ever, but perpetually broadening their orbit. Their latest EP, Civilisation I, of which “When the Fires Come” is the centerpiece, is a decidedly left-field work in their oeuvre, even considering their penchant for stylistic recombination. The cover art itself, with its alien hieroglyphics embossed on an oily rainbow sheen, suggests an artifact of primordial origin. Within, the trio reach a more complete synthesis, becoming a single ambient voice while still managing to keep their pop leanings intact; they evoke 1990s ambient techno and even 1980s new age while drawing the lyrical focus toward the environmental, the impressionistic and the apocalyptic. All of this may be a far cry from the bubblegum rush of their debut, but as a move forward, feels entirely organic. Using the plasticity of pop to their advantage, KKB suggest that they can be any place (or time) they want, whether in the embryonic nostalgia of a generation raised at the turn of the millennium, or on the ledge of civilization itself. With the “I” in the EP’s title suggesting the beginning of a cycle, there is much to look forward to in what this group can bring us in the future, and what they can bring from it. Recently we caught up with Lobban from KKB to discuss the shapeshifting nature of their work, the endless potential pop music can provide and their brief intersection with the NorCal fires of last year.

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Your latest EP, Civilization I, came out late last month and was partly inspired by your tour through California last year. What was the experience? We were on tour in the Fall of 2018 and were driving through North California at the same time as the Camp Fire. We were driving on the interstate near Chico and saw this massive black cloud. We didn’t know what it was. At first we thought it was a weird rain cloud. When we were driving under this thing, we began to notice all these birds flying away from it. Then it came up on the news; we found out from our phones that there was this huge wildfire that had just started. We looked over and actually saw the fire burning. It’d been a pretty weird tour at that point—it had been a great tour, but we’d had some stuff stolen in San Francisco, so there was this generally cursed atmosphere at that point. And then we saw the wildfire; Britain’s pretty mild when it comes to natural disasters, so we’d never seen anything like that before. It was super scary, and it really hit home. You don’t realize how real that stuff is until you see it. That was a huge inspiration for the song “When the Fires Come”; that’s directly from what we saw. With the video for “Fires …” as well, it’s about communicating that, presenting a beautiful song in a disturbing context. Much of the style and packaging for Civilization I reminds me of late ‘80s/early ‘90s ambient electronica, in the vein of The Orb or Orbital. Were you inspired by this at all? That’s actually a pretty astute reading. Stuff like Orbital is pretty on point because they would have these environmental references in their track names, their cover art and recording songs in a solar-powered studio. I think the general world of this project was digital ethnomusicology. Like, when you had people like Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian, Kate Bush using early digital technology to investigate folk music, different kinds of musical traditions and incorporate non-pop music into pop music. It falls into that idea of using old technology to do something that hasn’t been done before. Much of Civilization I utilizes ‘80s synths. It’s almost a kind of “junk” musicology. There’s something quite affirming about doing that in the context of the time we live in, and feeling like everything could just go away, and we wouldn’t be able to use laptops, they would just be junk, basically. So the idea is mixing up all this music in a way that’s “post,” you know, after everything has ended. And also getting in touch with our musical heritage— getting in touch with drones, like the sound of the Scottish bagpipes, and the sort of modal folk music from Britain and Europe. SubmergeMag.com

“Much of Civilization I utilizes ‘80s synths. It’s almost a kind of ‘junk’ musicology. There’s something quite affirming about doing that in the context of the time we live in, and feeling like everything could just go away, and we wouldn’t be able to use laptops, they would just be junk, basically.” – Kero Kero Bonito’s Gus Lobban on his band’s latest EP You’ve name-dropped everything from dancehall to J-pop and Indonesian techno as inspirations for your music. How do you go about finding new sounds? I think the key is to keep your ears open. Sometimes you’ll hear something in a film that’s interesting, or on the radio; your friend might play you something; you might find a bizarre record in a charity shop that isn’t of any line that you recognize, and you find out that there’s a whole story behind it. It’s really easy to forget that just because something’s not on the internet, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. That’s especially noticeable in places like Indonesia, where they’re now digitizing a bunch of local pop music. I’m sure we’ll get to a point where it’s all just there. But if you go to an Indonesian record shop, you’ll find stuff that there would be no other way for you to find unless you were in that exact place. Even with Japan, the language barrier is such that even though much of the music is documented online, it’s not very accessible unless you speak Japanese. It’s actually quite interesting watching how certain Japanese artists have had a big renaissance in the western indie-pop world, people like Tatsuro Yamashita. People who are arguably even better, like Yumi Matsutoya, don’t have quite the same impact abroad because those artists are quite strict about having their music go online. But yeah, I’d say any channel for finding things is good. I’ve considered lately that pop music is the most radical of genres simply because of its voracious appetite, its ability to take in any influence. What does pop music mean to you, and what possibilities does it present to you? I think pop music is the most beautiful form, because it relies on the tension of our modern condition, the tension between selfexpression and groupthink, or art versus commerce. The reason why pop music is so great is because you can fold in whatever you want—it can be a vector for anything. The most beautiful pop music is music that everybody loves, but is still somehow original, or somehow defines the zeitgeist for everybody, while meaning something to you specifically. In this day and age, when everything is defined by the tension between how we feel about ourselves and having to fit into society, nothing embodies that like pop music, and that’s why it’s the best.

In that spirit, what influences might you incorporate in the future, or have incorporated already, that no one outside the band would expect? Well, I studied music in university, so string quartets, Stockhausen, John Cage. It might sound lofty and unrealistic, but genuinely a lot of the approach of contemporary music and art music, especially at the start, went into KKB. The cutting-edge or radical approach of art music challenges you to think like that. We take a lot of that music very seriously and care a lot about it. And I think a lot of people think we just listen to vaporwave or something. Although you haven’t yet been together for 10 years, in some sense, you’re closing out your first decade together, with 2020 fast approaching. What changes have you witnessed in this time musically, and what’s your hope for the 2020s? What changed the most was the mode of dissemination, I think. When KKB started, we were basically a blog band. Basically, our career started because we got posted on blogs like Gorilla vs Bear, and those platforms are still going strong—I love them. But you didn’t have Spotify playlist music then … along with the composition of music for Spotify. That’s all par for the course now. For the time being, I’d say that the TikTok model is probably the most cutting edge one in a big way. I think that pop music today isn’t really written by music producers and songwriters, but by comedians and videographers, and I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way, it’s actually really interesting … As for our hopes, I know that there will always be people in pop music that are very expressive and push technology forward. There’s a lot to look forward to there, and that’s what we’re gonna do, no matter what happens.

Catch Kero Kero Bonito live at Holy Diver (1517 21st St., Sacramento) on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Also performing will be Negative Gemini. Tickets for this all-ages show are $20, but have sold out online as of this writing. For more info, go to Holydiversac.com or for ticketing inquiries, email eventbrite@holydiversac.com.

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Ace of Spades Nef the Pharaoh, 7 p.m. B Street at The Sofia Ronnie Baker Brooks, 8 p.m. The Boardwalk Tantric, Fortress United, SJ Sindicate, Mechanizm, 6:30 p.m. The Club Car The Double Shots, 7:30 p.m. Goldfield Don Gallardo, Steven Denmark, 7:30 p.m. Harlow’s The Garden, Brooke Candy, 6:30 p.m. Harris Center The Celtic Tenors, 7:30 p.m. Holy Diver G Perico, Azjah, 7 p.m. Kupros Ross Hammond, 5 p.m. Louie’s Cocktail Lounge Live Blues Jam Session, 8 p.m. Luna’s Cafe Jazz Jam Hosted by Byron Colburn, 8 p.m. Mondavi Center: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Kendrick Scott Oracle, 7 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Sour Diesel, Sacto Storytellers, Mark of Defyance, 8 p.m. The Press Club Emo Night, 9 p.m. Shady Lady Erica Ambrin & the Eclectic Soul Band, 9 p.m. The Starlet Room Blues & Bourbon: The Big Three Trio (Steve Freund, Peter Devine & Joe Kyle Jr.), 5:30 p.m. Torch Club Jereme Greene, 5:30 p.m.; Jimmy Toor, 9 p.m.

10.24 THURSDAY

Ace of Spades Wage War, Like Months to Flames, Polaris, Dayseeker, Vice Versa, 6 p.m. Blue Lamp Gabi’s Solid Gold Birthday Disco Party, 8 p.m. The Club Car Songwriters Showcase, 8 p.m. Crest Theatre Todrick Hall, 6:30 p.m. Goldfield The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, JonEmery, 7:30 p.m. Harlow’s Taimane & Her Trio, 7 p.m. Harris Center Fastlove (George Michael Tribute), 7:30 p.m. Holy Diver At The Gates, Wastewalker, Bavmorda, 7 p.m. Kupros Joseph Kojima Gray, 7 p.m. LowBrau Le Twist Presents: Bad Snacks, Gloamie, 9 p.m. Mondavi Center: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Kendrick Scott Oracle, 8 p.m. Old Ironsides TX3, Of This Earth, 8 p.m.

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Palms Playhouse Dàimh, 7:30 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Megan T. Smith, 9:30 p.m. The Press Club DJ Sweet Boy, 9 p.m. Shady Lady Sweet & Low, 9 p.m. Shine Jazz Jam, 8 p.m. Solomon’s Delicatessen Happy Hour Hustle w/ DJ Epik, 4 p.m. The Starlet Room Saintseneca, Sam Eliot’s Spirit Disko, 7 p.m. Torch Club Mind X, 5:30 p.m.; High Step Society, 9 p.m. Two Rivers Cider Co. SteadyDrop, 7 p.m.

SacYard Community Tap House Little Hank Miller, 6 p.m. Shady Lady Sour Diesel, 9 p.m. The Side Door Bob Woods (CD Release), The Sidedooros, 7 p.m. Spotlight Ballroom Midtown Stomp: Harley White Jr. Orchestra, 9 p.m. The Starlet Room Banjo Bones (Album Release), Benett Hannan, 6 p.m.; Reggaeween w/ DJ Souljah, DJ Fiji, 10 p.m. Torch Club Jimmy Pailer & Co., 5:30 p.m.; The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men, Jessica Malone Band, 9 p.m.

Opera House Saloon Moonshine Crazy, 9:30 p.m. The Park Ultra Lounge DJ Konstantina, DJ Elements, 10 p.m. Placerville Public House Burning Daylight People, 8 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Spazmatics, 10 p.m. The Press Club DJ Larry Rodriguez, 9 p.m. Red Hawk Casino Thunder Cover, 10 p.m. Shady Lady Hayez Band, 9 p.m. Sophia’s Thai Kitchen King Dream, Caitlin Jemma, 9:30 p.m. Sudwerk Brewing Co. 30th Anniversary Community Celebration w/ Boot Juice, City of Trees Brass Band, Big Sticky Mess and More, 12 - 9:30 p.m. Torch Club Ray “Catfish” Copeland Band, 5:30 p.m.; Daniel Castro, 9 p.m. Tower Brewing Be Bold Brave Robot, Said The Shotgun, 5 p.m. Two Rivers Cider Co. Freak Fest (Frank Zappa Tribute) feat. LaTour, Instagon, Yo! and the Electric, A Tribe Quartet, Rruhb, Bongo Furys, Nam the Giver & More, 2 p.m. Woodstock’s Pizza The Enlows, 10 p.m.

10.25 10.26 10.27 SATURDAY

FRIDAY

Ace of Spades Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, 6 p.m. B Street at The Sofia BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, 7 p.m. Berryessa Brewing Co. The Muddy Waders, 5 p.m. Blue Lamp United X Bombs, Sacto Storytellers, Mob Rule, 8 p.m. The Boardwalk Marty Obey, Hennessy, Ray Dogg, Priscilla G, Chino Foreal, AC the Promoter, Slate Roccah, Big Juwap and More, 7:30 p.m. Capitol Garage Capitol Friday’s Reggae Night w/ DJ Veyn, 10 p.m. Crooked Lane Brewing Co. Lowbrow, 8 p.m. Den of Sin Eyehategod, Negative Approach, Sheer Terror, Final Conflict, The Accused, Frack, Mastiff, ColdClaw, 6:30 p.m. Folsom Hotel Saloon UnderCover, 9:30 p.m. Golden Bear Something2Do w/ Mike Diamond & My Cousin Vinny, 10 p.m. Harlow’s The Illeagles (The Eagles Tribute), 5:30 p.m.; Wonder Bread 5, 9:30 p.m. Harris Center Peter & Brendan Mayer, Tim Flannery, Garratt Wilkin, 7:30 p.m. Holy Diver Michale Graves, Nova Sutro, Suburban Paranoia, Banger, 6:30 p.m. Louie’s Cocktail Lounge William Mylar’s Hippie Hour, 5:30 p.m. Luna’s Cafe The Soft-Offs, Jenn Rogar, Steve Key, 8 p.m. Mondavi Center: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Kendrick Scott Oracle, 8 p.m. Old Ironsides The Knockoffs (EP Release), Clevers, Patsy’s Dekline, 8 p.m. Opera House Saloon Shades of Pink Floyd, 9:30 p.m. Palms Playhouse Whitey Johnson, 7:30 p.m. The Park Ultra Lounge DJ Eddie Edul, 10 p.m. Pine Cove Karaoke, 9 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Inspector 71, 10 p.m. The Press Club DJ Rue, 9 p.m. Red Hawk Casino Patton Leatha, 9:30 p.m.

Ace of Spades Cannibal Corpse, Thy Art Is Murder, Perdition Temple, 6:30 p.m. Armadillo Music One Man Funk Band, 8 p.m. B Street at The Sofia Steelin Dan’ (Steely Dan Tribute), 6 p.m. Berryessa Brewing Co. The Golden Cadillacs, 3 p.m. Blue Lamp Here Lies Man, Park Street Riot, The Mystery School, 8 p.m. The Boardwalk Failure By Proxy, Tiger Christ, Sedit, Dreams of Madness, Brave Coyote, 7 p.m. Cafe Colonial The Punch & Pie Halloween Show: Local Bands Covering The Clash, X, The Stooges, Third Eye Blind, Alkaline Trio, Propagandhi & More, 7 p.m. Crest Theatre Raffi, 12 & 3 p.m. Folsom Hotel Saloon The Sock Monkey, 9:30 p.m. Golden 1 Center Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Jameson Rodgers, 5:30 p.m. Goldfield Art Mulcahy, Topher Sean & Nikko, Paulie David Laughlin, 7:30 p.m. Harlow’s & The Starlet Room Shannon McCabe’s Vampire Ball: Ashes Fallen, Just Like Heaven, A Death in Bloom & More, 8:30 p.m. Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Rick Springfield, 7:30 p.m. Harris Center Three Dog Night, 8 p.m. Holy Diver The Speed of Sound in Seawater, So Much Light, Catbamboo, Roman Pilot, Saint Juniper, 6:30 p.m. Louie’s Cocktail Lounge The Fryed Brothers Halloween Party, 9 p.m. Luna’s Cafe David Houston and String Theory, Christopher Fairman, 8 p.m. Mondavi Center: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Kendrick Scott Oracle, 8 p.m. MontBleu Resort Casino 41st Annual Freaker’s Ball, 9 p.m. Nicholson’s MusiCafe Ukulele Sing-Along, 11:30 a.m.; Free Ukulele Class, 1 p.m. Old Ironsides 22nd Annual Dead Rock Stars Halloween Show w/ The Phantom Jets, Bar Room Bombers, Band of Coyotes, Roa Brothers Band, Spacewalker, Drop Dead Red and More, 4:30 p.m

SUNDAY

Ace of Spades Blueface, 7 p.m. Berryessa Brewing Co. Grateful Bluegrass Boys, 3 p.m. Blue Note Brewing Co. OwlFest Remembered w/ MAU, Slow Phase, JonEmery & The Unconventionals, 1 p.m. Faces NightClub DUSK (Halloween Edition) w/ On3iri, Freddy Silva, DJ Darby & More, 3 p.m. The Flamingo House Freqish feat. Madam X, Spire, 3 p.m. Folsom Hotel Saloon Hell Bent, 3 p.m. Harlow’s Elvis & the Experience (Elvis Presley Tribute), 5 p.m.; Jordan Rakei, Sam Wills, 9 p.m. Holy Diver Counterparts, Stray From the Path, Varials, Chamber, Dying Wish, 6 p.m. LowBrau Throwback Jams w/ DJ Epik & Special Guests, 9:30 p.m. McClatchy High School Premier Orchestra Fall Concert, 3 p.m. Midtown BarFly Factor IX w/ DJ Hawk, DJ CarnieRobber and Guests, 9 p.m. Pine Cove Karaoke, 9 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Cutting the Cord, 3 p.m. The Press Club Sunday Night Soul Party w/ DJ Larry Rodriguez, 9 p.m. The Starlet Room Matt Heckler, Casper Allen, 8 p.m. Torch Club Blues Jam, 4 p.m.; Front the Band, 8 p.m. Two Rivers Cider Co. Grateful Sunday w/ Todd Gardner, 5 p.m. VFW Post 67 Salsa Halloween Costume Party w/ DJ Navi Nav, 6 p.m.

10.28 MONDAY

Ace of Spades Kim Petras, 7 p.m. Cafe Colonial Endorphins Lost, Whoresnation, 8 p.m. Holy Diver Local Showcase: Yung Croc, Mac Glitzy, Mescaline Maniacs, Elavity, Teddy C, Shaggy, Pinkyeye, Hellishh3x, 6 p.m.

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LowBrau Motown on Monday’s w/ DJ Epik, 9 p.m. Luna’s Cafe Nebraska Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Old Ironsides Heath Williamson & Friends, 5:30 p.m. The Press Club Monday Vibes w/ MC Ham, 9 p.m.

10.29 TUESDAY

Ace of Spades The Wailers, One Sharp Mind, 7 p.m. Cafe Colonial Merauder, Leeway, These Streets, West Lords, Disperser, 7 p.m. Harlow’s Brent Cobb and Them, Hailey Whitters, 7 p.m. Holy Diver Kero Kero Bonito, Negative Gemini, 7 p.m. (Sold Out) Kupros Alyssa Matson, 5 p.m. The Press Club DJ Rock Bottom, 9 p.m. The Starlet Room Citizen Snips (Album Release), Fonty, The Countermen, Gestures & Sounds, Somersault Queen, 6:30 p.m. Torch Club Matt Rainey and the Dippin Sauce, 5:30 p.m; MDRN HSTRY, Flight Mongoose, Loose Threads, 8 p.m.

10.30 WEDNESDAY

Ace of Spades P-LO, Guapdad 4000, 7 p.m. The Club Car The Double Shots, 7:30 p.m.

Holy Diver Subhumans, Neighborhood Brats, Plot 66, 7 p.m. Kupros Ross Hammond, 5 p.m. Louie’s Cocktail Lounge Live Blues Jam Session, 8 p.m. Luna’s Cafe Jazz Jam Hosted by Byron Colburn, 8 p.m. Placerville Public House Sorsari, MRKRYL, Dark Velvet, STRGD, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento State: University Union Redwood Room Nooner w/ The Color Wild, 12 p.m. The Starlet Room The Starlet Room Blues & Bourbon: Val Starr & The Blues Rocket, 5:30 p.m. Torch Club Scott McConaha, 5:30 p.m.; Diggin Dirt, 9 p.m.

The Park Ultra Lounge DJ Crooked, DJ Eddie Edul, 10 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Chris Scoville, 9:30 p.m. The Press Club Halloween Cover Show: Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds (Misfits), Shotgun Sawyer (ZZ Top), Chrome Ghost (White Stripes) and More, 8 p.m. Shady Lady The Ghost Town Rebellion, Honey Power, 8:30 p.m. Shine Jazz Jam, 8 p.m. The Starlet Room Pile, Guerilla Toss, Sea Moss, Yawzea, 7 p.m. Torch Club Mind X, 5:30 p.m.; The Gold Souls, City of Trees Brass Band, 9 p.m.

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THURSDAY

Ace of Spades The Lacs, Black Stone Cherry, The Josephines, 6:30 p.m. The Club Car Songwriters Showcase, 8 p.m. Fox & Goose According to Bazooka, 8 p.m. Goldfield Roger Creager, 7:30 p.m. Harlow’s Spacewalker’s Funky SPOOKtacular: Ideateam, The Midnight Dip, DJ Larry & More, 7 p.m. Holy Diver Through the Roots, Pacific Dub, Two Peace, 6:30 p.m. Kupros DJ Shaun Slaughter & Friends, 9 p.m. Old Ironsides DJ Streams Presents The Weekend: A Prequel (Halloween Edition), 9 p.m.

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Ace of Spades Shaed, 7 p.m. American River College Theatre ARC Orchestra: Dia de los Muertos Celebration, 7:30 p.m. Arden Fair: Upper Floor UnchARTed Presents: Living Room Vibes feat. Ode to Saturday, Hosted by Basi Vibe, 6 p.m. B Street at The Sofia Cheryl Wheeler, Kenny White, 6 p.m. Bar 101 Burning Daylight People, 9:30 p.m. Berryessa Brewing Co. Sean Carscadden Band, 5 p.m. Capitol Garage Capitol Friday’s Reggae Night w/ DJ Veyn, 10 p.m. Folsom Hotel Saloon Unlicensed Therapy, 9:30 p.m. Golden Bear DJ CrookOne and Guests, 10 p.m. Harlow’s DJ Quik, 8 p.m.

Holy Diver Blvck Exmas: Emoflytrap, Zackthevillian, Lantern, Refry Worldwide, The Bee, King Theta, 6:30 p.m. Louie’s Cocktail Lounge William Mylar’s Hippie Hour, 5:30 p.m.; Two20 Band, 9 p.m. Old Ironsides The Bad Barnacles, Occupy the Trees, Dads Under Where, Astral Cult & More, 7 p.m. Opera House Saloon Briefcase Blues Brothers, 9:30 p.m. Palms Playhouse Stringshot: Roy Rogers, Badi Assad, Carlos Reyes, 7:30 p.m. The Park Ultra Lounge DJ Eddie Edul, 10 p.m. Placerville Public House Patrick Walsh, 8 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Wiz Kids, 10 p.m. The Press Club DJ Rue, 9 p.m. SacYard Community Tap House Home B4 Dark, 6 p.m. Shine Clock Tower, Enso Anima, Odd Moniker, 8 p.m. Spotlight Ballroom Midtown Stomp’s Halloween Party, 9 p.m. The Starlet Room Sheastie Boys (Beastie Boys Tribute), Midtown Marauders (A Tribe Called Quest Tribute), 9 p.m. Torch Club Jimmy Pailer & Co., 5:30 p.m.; Drop Dead Red, Watt Ave Soul Giants, North By North, 9 p.m.

11.02 SATURDAY

American River College Theatre ARC Orchestra: Dia de los Muertos Celebration, 7:30 p.m. Auburn State Theatre Stringshot, 7:30 p.m.

Bar 101 Grover Anderson, 9:30 p.m. Berryessa Brewing Co. Mike Blanchard and the Californios, 3 p.m. Blue Lamp Hatriot, Cemetery Legacy, Angerhead, West Coast Fury, Banger, 8 p.m. The Boardwalk CT Fashoski, J.Lee, Kevin Aoki, Reese, Jazz and Tilly, Ka’ Ron and More, 7 p.m. BrickYard Kitchen and Bar RevolutionBeat: Tribute to the Beatles, 8:30 p.m. Cafe Colonial Helms Alee, Ails, Chrome Ghost, 8 p.m. Crooked Lane Brewing Co. Island of Black and White, 7 p.m. Folsom High School 16th Annual Folsom Fall Festival Marching Band Competition, 6 p.m. Folsom Hotel Saloon 8 Track Massacre, 9:30 p.m. Goldfield Nekromantix, Stellar Corpses, 7 p.m. Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Eric Burdon & the Animals, 7:30 p.m. Harlow’s Lite, Elephant Gym, 8 p.m. Holy Diver The B Foundation, Riotmaker, Lessor Sons, 7 p.m. Mondavi Center: Jackson Hall Joshua Bell (Violin) and Alessio Bax (Piano), 8 p.m. MontBleu Resort Casino Dave Mason, 8 p.m. Nicholson’s MusiCafe Ukulele Sing-Along, 11:30 a.m.; Free Ukulele Class, 1 p.m. Old Ironsides Lipstick!, 9 p.m. On the Y CAF, The Stravinsky Riots, Phood, 8 p.m. Opera House Saloon Ariel Jean Band, 9:30 p.m.

Placerville Public House Uncommon Ground, 8 p.m. Powerhouse Pub Power Play, 10 p.m. The Press Club DJ Larry Rodriguez, 9 p.m. SacYard Community Tap House Legal Addiction, 6 p.m. Shine According to Bazooka, Peaceful Sorrow, 8 p.m. The Side Door Doug Pauly & Jeanne Munoz, Erin Costa, 7 p.m. Thunder Valley Casino Resort Grupo Cañaveral De Humberto Pabón , 8 p.m. Torch Club The Count, 5 p.m.; Violin On Fire feat. Patrick Contreras, 9 p.m. Toyota Amphitheatre Def Leppard, Don Felder, Last In Line, 8 p.m. Two Rivers Cider Co. Mr. Dean, 4 p.m. The Urban Hive Empire Pop Choir Concert: Space Oddity, 7:30 p.m.

11.03 SUNDAY

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Dive Into Sacramento & Its Surrounding Areas


Holy Diver The Spill Canvas, The Juliana Theory, Cory Wells, National Lines, 6:30 p.m. LowBrau Throwback Jams w/ DJ Epik & Special Guests, 9:30 p.m. Midtown BarFly Factor IX w/ DJ Hawk, DJ CarnieRobber and Guests, 9 p.m. Pine Cove Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Press Club Sunday Night Soul Party w/ DJ Larry Rodriguez, 9 p.m. Torch Club Blues Jam, 4 p.m.; Front the Band, 8 p.m.

11.04 MONDAY

B Street at The Sofia Kristian Bush and Rita Wilson, 6 p.m. LowBrau Motown on Monday’s w/ DJ Epik, 9 p.m. Luna’s Cafe Nebraska Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Old Ironsides Heath Williamson & Friends, 5:30 p.m.

11.05 TUESDAY

Cafe Colonial War Cloud, Stonecutters, Ghost Mesa, 8 p.m. Harlow’s Skegss, Le Shiv, 7 p.m. Harris Center Tab Benoit, Whiskey Bayou Revue, 7:30 p.m. Holy Diver Homesafe, Kayak Jones, Young Culture, Keep Flying, Paper Airplanes, Marigold, 6 p.m. Kupros Michael Ray, 5 p.m. The Starlet Room Crack Cloud, 7:30 p.m. Torch Club Unsupervised, 5:30 p.m.; High Pulp, 8 p.m.

11.06 WEDNESDAY

The Club Car The Double Shots, 7:30 p.m. Crest Theatre Leonid & Friends (Chicago Tribute), 6:30 p.m. Goldfield MyKey, 7:30 p.m. Harlow’s Moonchild, Kiefer, 8 p.m. Kupros Ross Hammond, 5 p.m. Louie’s Cocktail Lounge Live Blues Jam Session, 8 p.m. Powerhouse Pub F#ck Cancer: Danny’s Lame-Ass Birthday Bash w/ Stellar (Incubus Tribute), In the Garage (Weezer Tribute), Mother of A Girl (Violent Femmes Tribute), 8 p.m. The Press Club The Shivas, Gamma People, Pets, 8 p.m. Sacramento State: University Union Redwood Room Nooner w/ Heather Evans, 12 p.m. The Starlet Room Blues & Bourbon: The John Cocuzzi Courtet, 5:30 p.m. Torch Club The O’Mally Sisters, 5:30 p.m.; Ryan Thompson and the Delicate Hounds, Travis Alan & Crossbuck Cavaliers, 8:30 p.m.

Comedy Crest Theatre Lewis Black, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. Folsom Hotel Saloon Standup Saloon Hosted by Jason Anderson, Mondays, 8 p.m. Laughs Unlimited Tristan Johnson, Imin Love, Yaseen Mazin, Chris Smith, Oct. 23, 8 p.m.

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MICHELLE WOLF, JUST YOUR “STANDARD NERDY INSUFFERABLE OVER-ACHIEVER”

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ny comedian worth their salt is going to have someone complain about one of their performances, but it’s a select few who have been criticized by the President of The United States. Not surprisingly, it’s happened almost exclusively under the watch of comedy fan Donald Trump. After hosting the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2018 next to the death glare of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Michelle Wolf drew the ire of Trump and conservative pundits immediately. Her comments about Sanders, “She’s very resourceful. She burns fact and then uses the ashes to create a perfect smoky eye,” were blasted as an attack on her physical appearance. Of course, this would offend a president who has shown nothing but the deepest respect for the appearance of women throughout his career. Last November, President Trump wrote, “So-called comedian Michelle Wolf bombed so badly last year at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner that this year, for the first time in decades, they will have an author instead of a comedian. Good first step in comeback of a dying evening and tradition! Maybe I will go?” Not one to wilt under pressure, Wolf replied via Twitter, “I bet you’d be on my side if I had killed a journalist. #BeBest.” Fellow comedian Rob Delaney was so in awe that he tweeted, “Straight up no way to recover from this. Wolf will now loom larger in Trump’s rat-infested warehouse of a psyche than his own father. The tweet itself is a double-tap to the chest & the use of his *wife’s* rotten hashtag is the headshot. Michelle Wolf is my boss & I respect her.” Wolf’s performance was so savage that the WHCD didn’t even invite a comedian to appear at the event the following year, choosing to feature historian Ron Chernow instead. After a short career on Wall Street, Michelle Wolf toyed with improv before giving stand-up comedy a try. In 2014 she made regular appearances on Late Night with Seth Meyers and not long after became a regular correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Her HBO special Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady debuted soon after, while a new one is set to air at the end of this year. She returns to the newly remodeled Sacramento Punch Line Nov. 7–9, a year after a series of sold-out shows at the same venue. I had a nice phone conversation with her as she was waiting to catch a train.

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You’ve been on the road since January … Has this been your busiest year for stand-up comedy? I think so. I was on the road for eight months, then I taped a special. I took a couple of weeks off and went right back out because I’m trying to work on a new hour before the special comes out. It’s exciting for me because Sacramento is going to be all-new material. I don’t think they’ll see a single joke that they saw last time. Do you think your discipline as a writer for television, with all of the new content you need to create, has helped you create stand-up material more quickly? I think that definitely helps. When you’re writing for shows, you have to learn to produce even when you don’t feel like it. Also, this is just the way I’ve always been. In school, I over-studied and was just your standard nerdy insufferable over-achiever. [Laughs] So I kind of brought that work ethic here. Well, how do you create when you’re not in the mood to create? You kind of just put your head down and figure it out. It’s gotten to a point now where if I sit down and write jokes, even if I don’t want to do it. It puts me in a better mood. Even if I’m in a funk, it helps get me out of a funk. Also, I have zero pressure on myself if what I write, even if it’s terrible, at least I got something down. I guarantee the terrible thing will make even me laugh. Those jokes that you love that nobody else seems to are always the fun ones. Yeah, 100 percent of the jokes that I love and no one else likes.

Comedians have always pushed the envelope in that gig. I actually didn’t think you even went as hard as some comics in the past have. Was it surreal to see the leader of the country you live in calling you out on Twitter after that happened? Can you even prepare your mind to deal with something like that? I mean, at this point, nothing really surprises me with him. I think we’ve all been desensitized. He had done that previously. He had called Seth [Meyers] out, and I saw Seth deal with that. He had called Jon Stewart out for another thing. So I knew some other people that it had happened to. I was in good company, at least. All of this is a nice distraction for him, from what’s actually going on. What’s some of the new subject matter you’re working on that you’re excited about? I talk about a lot of stuff that’s happening in society right now. Particularly with women and what I think we’re doing right and what I think we’re doing wrong, with an emphasis on what I think we’re doing wrong [laughs]. It’s kind of fun to subvert people’s expectations; that's what comedy does. I’m having a good time doing it so far. It’s always a good opportunity to see me do something that fails terribly.

Have you failed terribly before? I think every comic has. There’s always jokes where you’re, “Oh this is going to be great!” and it dies so hard you can just feel the life suck “I mean, at this point, out of the room. But we’ve all been nothing really surprises me there and sometimes those turn with him. I think we’ve all out to be the best jokes. Sometimes they go in the garbage. been desensitized. He had

done that previously. He had called Seth [Meyers] out, and I saw Seth deal When did you start performing with that. He had called stand-up? I read that you had done some improv work Jon Stewart out for another before, but when did you start thing. So I knew some other hitting clubs and open mics? people that it had happened I went to my first open mic in to. I was in good company, 2011. I hit it really hard and at least. All of this is a nice have had a fairly lucky and steady climb since then. distraction for him, from what’s actually going on.” – It’s interesting how The Daily Michelle Wolf on getting Show has produced some “called out” by the POTUS of the greatest stand-up

Do you still get nervous when they announce your name before you come out on stage? It depends on the type of show I’m doing. If it’s a big thing or a venue I’ve never played in before. Mostly I get nervous when there’s other comedians I respect that are in the audience. What comedians do you respect the most right now? My favorites are probably Chappelle, Rock and Burr. And I love Attell.

comedians that are working today. You used to see that more on other latenight shows. It’s really the sit-down talking-head type shows that are championing comedy and satire a lot more. I feel like what Jon [Stewart] did and what Trevor [Noah] did for me is that they really let you develop your own point of view. That’s really the key to good stand-up is having a strong point of view. Singular. That’s kind of what that show helps you do. Even if it’s a crazy character that you wouldn’t do in standup, it’s helpful. And I know from my professional experience that Trevor was very generous in terms of making sure I got to go on the road to work and kept working on stand-up to pursue all of the opportunities I wanted to do while I was there.

You wrote for the Oscars that Chris Rock hosted. How much writing time does working for something like that involve? It would have involved a lot less if they had nominated some black people for Oscars. We had a whole monologue written, and then they didn’t nominate any black people, so we had to write a whole new monologue. So it took about twice as long as it should have. Chris is a real workhorse. He works the whole time. It’s something I love to see, because he’s been doing it for so long. He still puts in an enormous amount of effort.

I don’t want to talk too much about the White House Correspondents’ Dinner since you’ve been asked about that in every interview you have. Pretty much [laughs]!

At what point did you decide that comedy was for you? Very early on in my time in New York, I was working on Wall Street, I went to a taping of SNL. I had always been such a big fan. After that, I looked up how they got started, and they all started in Michelle Wolf will be improv. So I took an at the newly renovated improv class. Improv Punch Line (2100 Arden eventually turned into Way, Sacramento) Nov 7–9. stand-up and here Tickets can be purchased we are! at Punchlinesac.com.

Well, at least you’ve opened the door for historians to get a shot hosting that now. I’m glad to give book nerds a chance to get speaking engagements. The historians do great work and I don’t think they get their due. Now they have a nice little spotlight. Hopefully, they’ll be kind when they write about me. SubmergeMag.com

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The past, present and future of heavy music all became one at another sold-out weekend of the Aftershock Festival at Discovery Park. As it has in previous years, the three-day festival brought together legacy acts with exciting younger bands ready to ascend to the next level. What was different this time around was that all three headliners, each celebrating 20-plus year anniversaries, all released new albums in the past few months. “Look around you. This is the heavy metal family, right here in Sacramento. This music brings all of us together as one family,” Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor said on Friday night in his iconic hoarse growl, summing up the feeling of the weekend early. “It doesn’t matter the color of their skin, who they love, where they live; you have a fucking family.” During their set earlier in the day, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe shouted out the ASL interpreters working their asses off to

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make the weekend accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing members of the heavy metal family. “That’s fucking awesome,” he exclaimed. There were many “full-circle” moments throughout the weekend. Knocked Loose, an explosive young metalcore band who’s been turning heads with their latest album, A Different Shade of Blue, turned the Kolas stage into a roiling moshpit early in the day Friday. That evening, Slipknot brought the mainstage down with a theatrical headlining set spanning their decades-long career. Each of these bands have admitted in separate interviews to being inspired by the other, and so in some small way were both responsible for bringing one another to Discovery Park for the weekend. The Aftershock bill was so jam-packed with bands that some festival goers had to make difficult choices. On the first night, Staind shared a timeslot with Sum 41, forcing many to decide whether to pledge their allegiance to nü-metal or to pop-punk. Luckily, there was never a wrong choice. On Saturday, fans smart enough to come early caught Ho99o9—a young three-piece mixing punk, industrial and hip-hop—rolling around the stage and crawling out into the crowd. In the afternoon, rock god Andrew W.K. brought his enduring message of positivity and partying.

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“Partying is a mindset,” W.K. reminded Sacramento in a voice somewhere between SoCal surfer bro and professional wrestler. “We party; we’re happy to be alive. And we party for those who aren’t.” Ghostemane played the same stage as Marilyn Manson. It was easy to find Manson’s influence in Ghostemane’s makeup, industrial sound and throaty vocal delivery. Ghostemane takes this influence and combines it with trap, Southern hip-hop and other fresh sounds. On stage, the bass drops were so low you could feel them reverberating in your chest. Manson, for his part, pulled off a decent show complete with multiple wardrobe and set changes. He was also slurring noticeably and pulled his ass out of his pants multiple times in a way that felt more pathetic than provocative. Fan reaction at the set was understandably mixed. After the sun went down, Bring Me the Horizon took the main stage for a performance that truly brought home the transformation of the band. Once a plucky group of scenesters playing abrasive deathcore, the band has gradually shifted in a poppier and more anthemic direction. Complete with colorful lights and backup dancers, Bring Me the Horizon had Aftershock attendees both singing along and doing spin kicks in the pit. Rob Zombie may be from Massachusetts, but the heavy metal Dive Into Sacramento & Its Surrounding Areas


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renaissance man looked like a demonic version of a hippie straight out of the redwoods of Northern California when he played a rollicking, pyrotechnic-heavy set to a roaring crowd. Blink-182 has released two albums in the past three years, but the pop-punk superstars mostly played the hits during their relatively short headlining set on Saturday night. From the opening strains of “Feeling This,” to the short and dirty “Family Reunion” (which you know you downloaded from Limewire at one point in your life), to the tongue-in-cheek “What’s My Age Again?” it was more of a nostalgia trip than the kickoff of a new chapter with the new album they released only three weeks ago, Nine. But if you’re Blink-182, what else are you really going to do? By the third day, the grounds of Discovery Park were already pounded to dust when easily the biggest crowd of the weekend flooded in. There was plenty to come for early in the day, with Japanese popmetal act Babymetal bringing some cheery charm to the Kolas stage early. Even without a backline or lights, Babymetal shined through their synchronized dancing and infectiously heavy tunes. That afternoon, French metal act Gojira played a massive, pummeling set in the midday sun. Then, alt-rock mainstays Chevelle played a set chock full of favorites across their 14-year discography, SubmergeMag.com

before easycore pioneers A Day to Remember played what singer Jeremy McKinnon said was his “favorite California show.” If there was a fourth day of Aftershock, Korn could have easily headlined it. The nü-metal legends played a barnburner of a set. The chunky basslines and heavy guitars rang loud and clear, and frontman Jonathan Davis gave a memorably strong vocal performance. The festival ended with a bit of dark magic: Thousands gathered under a full moon for the trance-like prog-metal of Tool. The band opened and closed their set with the first ever live renditions of two songs from their newest release, Fear Inoculum: the title track and “Pneuma.” In between these was a mesmerizing journey through past favorites like “The Pot,” “Parabola” and “Stinkfist” against a backdrop of visuals drawing from two of Tool’s favorite aesthetics: fractals and weird body horror. After a weekend of hearing requests from frontmen to “open up the pit” and “show me what you’ve got,” it was refreshing to hear virtually no words out of the mouth of Maynard James Keenan other than the one-word greeting of “Sacto,” after the opening song. Instead, it was a purely musical, almost meditative experience, and yes, I include the moshing as a meditative act. It was a long weekend with more acts than you would normally see in a year, but it was still over too soon.

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THE SHALLOW END I usually start out my writing process for this space by doing a quick perusal of Google News. Lately, “a quick perusal” has turned into a lightning-fast peek. As you may or may not have noticed, there’s been no shortage of headlines lately to get me riled up enough to espouse on for 750 words or so. This past week: Our pasty-faced White House Chief of Staff copped—more or less unprompted—to the very thing the president was being accused of in this whole Ukraine mess, then released a statement saying that that wasn’t what he said, even though, like, I just fucking saw him do it. Was it a flashback to that one time I dropped LSD in college? What if I’m still tripping balls on that day right now, and all of this, Submerge, the Trump presidency, my marriage, are just illusions? I’m still lying on my back alone on my friend’s dad’s water bed communing with the cosmos, and it turns out the cosmos is a mischievous prick. And that was just one thing. It wasn’t even the most important thing. What even are things, you know, man? Dude? Bro? Mandudebro? But today I was on Google (shit, have I also

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imagined Google?), and I noticed something I hadn’t before—perhaps because the headlines are always so garish, or because I had only just conjured it. There, to the right, was a tiny, gray, unassuming rectangle, somberly labeled “Fact check.” Beneath the header followed a list of links to sites such as Polygraph.info, Snopes. com, PolitiFact and, most surreally, Truth or Fiction. I’m not even sure how mutually exclusive those things are anymore. A link from the latter caught my eye: “The Anti-Semetic Origins of ‘You Cannot Legislate the Poor into Prosperity.’” The claim on Truthorfiction.com is that this statement about poverty was first argued by Southern Baptist leader Adrian Rogers, a man I’ve only just now become aware of (summoned into being from the waterbed) because I logged onto Google News at this exact instant. The quote, attributed to Rogers back in 1931, goes on to say, in part, “What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from

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JAMES BARONE jb@submergemag.com somebody else … You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.” The original poster, as credited by Truth or Fiction, stated on Facebook, “READ THIS…..TWICE…..IF NEEDED,” because all caps makes it true. According to the fact-checking site, however, the claim that Rogers was the first person to propose this ass-backward argument against social safety nets is false. Regardless, since January 2019, it has been shared 429,000 times. The first problem with the quote is that Rogers was born in 1931. Though it’s mentioned on this fact-checking entry, I didn’t have to be an astute investigator to discover this interesting tidbit of information. I just googled his name and, without even clicking any other links, there was his picture, beneath which was his DOB (and also the date of his death in 2005 … I guess it’s easier to attribute bullshit to dead dudes because they can’t say that they didn’t say that). I suppose it’s possible that Rogers just happened to be a prodigy of conservative ideology from birth and did somehow pose such a thesis, but it’s safe to assume that this probably wasn’t the case. Instead, the Truth or Fiction has attributed

the quote to Gerald L.K. Smith, who published the magazine The Cross and the Flag for the Christian Nationalist Crusade. Smith was also a holocaust denier, according to the site, and was quoted in an interview with the New York Times as saying that though he didn’t feel “a particle of hate for any man,” (aww, so sweet!!!) he was “against permitting Jews to dilute our Christian tradition” (oh …). According to Truth or Fiction, “Rogers did adopt Smith’s argument against ‘legislating the wealthy out of prosperity’ in a series of sermons in 1984. He later recycled it again for his book Ten Secrets for a Successful Family. His ministry organization, Love Worth Finding, also used the statement as the basis for an online offer selling the former work for ‘a special price of $30.’ However, he never revealed the origins of the quotes he used.” So I guess Rogers was kind of Facebooking before Facebook was a thing. Good on you, bro. You foresaw the post-fact world in a vision from God or whatever, while I was just there on that water bed listening to Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Zorak, be my shepherd.

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FEAT. ASHES FALLEN, JUST LIKE HEAVEN, A DEATH IN BLOOM & MORE!

Sunday

ELVIS & THE EXPERIENCE

OCT 27 5PM $15 all ages

NOV 2

8PM $20adv 21+ Sunday

ALS

ELVIS PRESLEY TRIBUTE

Sunday

NOV 3

6PM $25 all ages

JORDAN RAKEI

9PM $25adv 21+

SAM WILLS

Tuesday

BRENT COBB AND THEM

OCT 29

7PM $15adv 21+

HAILEY WHITTERS

thu OCT 24 7PM | 21+

2708 J Street thu OCT 31 7PM | 21+

PILE

GUERILLA TOSS, SEA MOSS & YAWZEA

fri NOV 8 9:30PM | 21+ SOUTH FORK DEBUT SHOW

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SAINTSENECA

SPACEWALKER’S FUNKY SPOOKTACULAR

FEAT. IDEATEAM, THE MIDNIGHT DIP, DJ LARRY & MORE!

THE QUIK & THE DEAD POST HALLOWEEN BASH & COSTUME CONTEST LITE, ELEPHANT GYM THEALBUM RUBINOOS RELEASE PARTY ADRIAN BOURGEOIS

Tuesday

SKEGSS

NOV 5

7PM $16adv 21+

Wednesday

OCT 27

LE SHIV

NOV 6

MOONCHILD KIEFER

Thursday

THE MIDNIGHT HOUR FT. ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD & ADRIAN YOUNGE

8PM $23adv 21+

NOV 7

7PM $20adv 21+

fri OCT 25 6PM | ALL AGES

BANJO BONES

Sunday

MARLON ASHER

8PM $20adv 21+

Monday

NOV 11

7PM $20adv 21+

Tuesday

NOV 12

7PM $18adv 21+

PINBACK TWIN PEAKS

POST ANIMAL, OHMME

COMING SOON 11.13 Matt Andersen, Gaby Moreno & Liz Vice 11.14 Hot Buttered Rum 11.15 John Craigie 11.16 Tainted Love 11.17 Tim Reynolds and TR3 11.18 Steve Grand 11.20 Ghost Light 11.22 Built to Spill 11.24 ORGŌNE 11.29 ZuhG 11.30 Petty Theft (Tom Petty Tribute) 12.01 Tom Rigney and Flambeau 12.03 Gatecreeper & Exhumed 12.06 Anuhea Sacramento Blues Society Party w/ Nikki Hill 12.13 12.20 Kindred the Family Soul 12.22 The Rat Pack Christmas Show (2 Shows!) 12.27+28 Mother Hips 12.29 Con Brio 12.31 Pop Rocks 1.04 Achilles Wheel 1.11 Irishpalooza 2020 1.18 Midge Ure (early) 1.18 Theo Katzman 1.19 Leif Vollebekk 1.30 The Fred Eaglesmith Show 2.02 Radical Face 2.23 Badfish (Sublime Tribute) 2.28 Las Cafeteras 2.29 Lower Dens 4.20 Poliça

MATT HECKLER wed NOV 6 5:30PM | ALL AGES

CRACK CLOUD

THE JOHN COCUZZI COURTET

SHEASTIE BOYS

THE FIVE THIRTY, AND CUFFED UP

JACK HARLOW

NOV 10

CITIZEN SNIPS

tue NOV 5 7:30PM | 21+

mon NOV 11 6:30PM | ALL AGES

6:30PM $17.50adv all ages

wed OCT 30 5:30PM | ALL AGES

ALBUM RELEASE PARTY RECORD RELEASE PARTY

fri NOV 1 9PM | 21+

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST TRIBUTE

NOV 9

tue OCT 29 6:30PM | 21+

BENETT HANNAN

BEASTIE BOYS TRIBUTE

MONO

THE ALBUM LEAF

Saturday

sun OCT 27 8PM | 21+

SAM ELIOT’S SPIRIT DISKO, MEDIOCRE CAFÉ

MIDTOWN MARAUDERS

8PM $20 21+

TIMES ARE DOOR TIMES*

Thursday

TAIMANE

OCT 24

Friday

NOV 8

CASPER ALLEN

BLUES & BOURBON

wed NOV 13 6PM | ALL AGES BLUES & BOURBON SELWYN BIRCHWOOD

thu NOV 14 6PM | ALL AGES NATE GRIMMY

CUGINO, SETH KAMINSKY

BLUES & BOURBON HALLOWEEN BASH

FONTY, THE COUNTERMEN,

VAL STARR

GESTURES & SOUNDS, SOMERSAULT QUEEN

& THE BLUES ROCKET

thu NOV 7 7PM | ALL AGES

fri NOV 8 6PM | ALL AGES

CANDYRAT GUITAR NIGHT

NICK JOHNSON, ADRIAN BELLUE

MELLOW FELLOW, RURU

fri NOV 15 8PM | 21+ MONDO DECO

sat NOV 16 6PM | ALL AGES

ANI MAUL, LAS PULGAS

MALLARD

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

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