The American River Current

L.A.-based reggae band reflects on career at the start of its recent tour

Fortunate Youth lead singer Dan Kelly performed the band's song

Jordan Schauberger

January 22, 2016

Fortunate Youth, a reggae band based in Los Angeles, played a show at the Ace of Spades music venue in Sacramento last Thursday and reflected on several experiences throughout their 6-year career, including the intensity they’ve experienced from fans in Sacramento. “It’s great here. (It’s) a lot of fun ...

Bryce Fraser interviews Oderus Urungus of GWAR

Bryce Fraser and Bryce Fraser

November 15, 2012

Bryce Fraser interviews Oderus Urungus, lead singer of GWAR before the show on Nov. 6.

Secondhand Serenade rivets Sacramento audience who can’t help but fall for them

Serenade's John Vesely plays Sacramento's Ace of Spades sans band on March 19.

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

April 15, 2012

John Vesely, better known as the one-man band Secondhand Serenade, performed a captivating nine-song set to a packed crowd of “emo-ites” at Sacramento’s Ace of Spades club on March 19, 2012. The charismatic Bay Area native, who was raised and still lives in Menlo Park, Calif. (a small city situated...

311 dials in an indecent performance

311 lead singer Nick Hexum reaches out to a sold-out crowd on March 7 but fails to connect.

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

March 15, 2012

The alternative funk rock band, 311 (pronounced three-eleven), played Sacramento’s Ace of Spades on March 7 to a sold-out crowd spending a mere 90 minutes performing a 23-song set that was an “ugly disaster,” to put it in terms that 311’s aging fan base can easily identify with. The five-member...

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