The American River Current

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...

Secondhand Serenade’s John Vesely dishes about his fans, touring with Boyce Avenue and his upcoming album

John Vesely, better known as Secondhand Serenade, sits down with ARCurrent.com's Mark Lewis.

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

April 11, 2012

Prior to a March 19 tour stop at Sacramento’s Ace of Spades club, The Current’s Mark Lewis was given the chance to sit down opposite John Vesely who you may know better as the one man band Secondhand Serenade. Vesely is an extremely popular musician who’s accomplished yet grounded and passionate. Dur...

Blake Shelton’s “voice” just one part of awe-inspiring March 15 concert

Blake Shelton pauses to speak to the sold-out audience during his sold-out performance at Sacramento's Power Balance Pavilion on March 15.

Jessica Lentz and Jessica Lentz

March 30, 2012

Blake Shelton, the country singer and coach on the reality television singing competition show “The Voice,” performed an awe-inspiring concert at Sacramento’s Power Balance Pavilion on March 15 to a raucous crowd, most of whom donned cowboy hats and held beers in their hands. Shelton bucked...

“The Voice’s” Dia Frampton speaks exclusively to ARCurrent.com

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

March 26, 2012

The second season of NBC’s hit television series “The Voice” premiered immediately after the Super Bowl to a record 39.6 million viewers. The singing competition featuring coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine is a cultural phenomenon and The Current’s Mark Lew...

Big Time Rush excites and entertains a sold-out Sacramento audience

The four members of Big Time Rush performing in Sacramento on Feb. 20.

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

February 24, 2012

Current boy-band sensation Big Time Rush offered up an evening of pop precision for a largely female-loaded audience at the group’s Feb. 20 concert at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium. It was a show that time warped the audience back to the early 2000s, when young women notoriously fainted during...

The Fray talks to arcurrent.com in advance of Feb. 20 tour stop

The Fray talks to arcurrent.com in advance of Feb. 20 tour stop

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

February 4, 2012

After being honored as the 84th most influential band of the last decade by Billboard magazine, Denver, Colo.’s The Fray is set to release their third studio album – the first of this decade -- on Feb. 7. For fans of The Fray, the excruciating wait from 2009’s self-titled second studio album w...

Trapt’s rock not enough to set you free

Trapt's rock not enough to set you free

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

January 30, 2012

Trapt, the veteran hard-rock band from Los Gatos, returned to The Boardwalk (Orangevale’s sole intimate venue for live music enthusiasts) to deliver a pulse pounding 80-minute set to a capacity crowd of just more than 450 people on Jan. 26. The group, consisting of lead singer Chris Brown, guitarist...

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