Since their humble beginnings twenty-five years ago, when they started playing in a San Diego garage, ‘blink-182’ have sold over fifty million albums worldwide and rocked audiences from Adelaide to Zurich having become one of the defining rock bands of their generation. They combine high-energy dynamics with an artistic ambition that transcends any genre. Now with Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio) as singer/guitarist, the group have entered a new chapter. Skiba debuted with ‘blink-182’ in March 2015 with a live performance at the MusInk Tattoo and Music Festival: "It was the best they've sounded in over a decade," the OC Weekly raved about the band's set. BAND WEBSITE
GRAMMY® Award-winning musician Jack Antonoff is currently in the studio working on highly anticipated follow up album to Bleachers' critically acclaimed debut album Strange Desire, which came out in 2014. Antonoff's music career started to take shape in 2002 as the lead singer of the New Jersey born indie rock band Steel Train; he later gained notoriety as the lead guitarist for the GRAMMY® Award-winning band fun. The first single off Bleachers' Strange Desire, "I Wanna Get Better," quickly rose to No. 1 on the alt radio chart while the second single "Rollercoaster" hit #3 on the chart. USA Today called the album, "full of hooks and full of heart" and Stereogum declared it "triumphant." Bleachers dominated the television airwaves in support of the album with performances and appearances on NBC's "Late Night With Seth Meyers" and "Late Night Starring Jimmy Fallon," ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," TBS's "Conan," CBS's "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Late Late Show with James Corden," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and numerous MTV and VH1 performances and appearances including hosting the 2016 mtvU Woodie Awards at SXSW. Bleachers' eccentric and critically praised rollout campaign has featured announcements via Craigslist, a Bleachers Hotline, artwork revealed by anonymous countrywide cake deliveries, a surprise public access television telethon called "Thank You Very Much," a series with Bill Nye The Science Guy, and most recently the Streamy Award-nominated original docu-series "Thank You and Sorry," which features Jack as he navigates the bizarre world of touring and life on the road with Bleachers. Additionally in late 2015 Bleachers released Terrible Thrills Vol. 2, an all-female reimagining of Strange Desire. BAND WEBSITE
Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians formed in Isla Vista, CA. A deep-rooted reggae influence is fused with elements of rock and pop to create smooth original sounds – “We’re all about luv”, states the band. The group is made up of members Joseph Dickens (Drums), Cayson Peterson (Keyboard/Synth), Micah Pueschel (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Adam Taylor (Bass), and Micah Brown (Guitar/Vocals). All of the members of Iration met while growing up in Hawaii but formed the band after reconnecting in Santa Barbara, CA - the exception being Micah Brown who officially joined the group in 2014. BAND WEBSITE
There’s something romantic about a band’s early days. In the summer of 2014, No Doubt’s Tony Kanal [bass], Tom Dumont [guitar], and Adrian Young [drums] and singer Davey Havok [AFI, Blakq Audio] began writing and demoing music together.
Rife with shimmering guitar tones, funky slap bass, bombastic drums, and a neon-lit dancefloor dreaminess, Dream Car gleefully nods to the decade of Boy George and Back to the Future through a kaleidoscope of wisdom earned from three decades creating and connecting with fans worldwide. Signing to Columbia Records, the boys recorded their 2017 self-titled debut with producer Tim Pagnotta in a North Hollywood studio. The Dream begins now. BAND WEBSITE
Her voice has grit and heft -- it is lived-in and unafraid -- putting her solidly in the lineage of female vocalists such as Janis Joplin, Florence Welch, Aretha Franklin, and Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard. Like those who have left a mark before her, Bishop foregoes restraint and defies categorization, forging a path that is uniquely hers. Though she now sings her own songs in larger, crowded venues, Bishop still performs with the abandon and intimacy of someone addressing a handful of people in a small room. Deceptively composed, Bishop is often only a heartbeat away from howling with joy or being paralyzed by tears. The result is beyond inspiring, and promises to be as much of a transcendent experience for the audience as it is for Bishop. ARTIST WEBSITE
New Politics have certainly come a long way from Copenhagen. Developing his live persona and charisma as a young teen, David immersed himself in music by breakdancing as part of an internationally recognized touring dance crew. He naturally evolved into a singer, but never lost that kinetic spark while founding New Politics with Søren. If anything, he’s more likely to bust a move on stage now than ever. “I can’t help it,” he grins. “Music just makes me move. BAND WEBSITE
Since forming in 2012, Sir Sly have forged their singular sound by drawing upon each member’s long-honed musical talents: Jacobs’s introspective yet infinitely searching lyricism, Suwito’s in-studio ingenuity, and Coplen’s sophisticated musicianship and sense of songcraft. Orange County natives and friends since high school, Jacobs and Coplen connected with Suwito through the local music scene. Their early collaborations yielded songs like “Ghost,” a Neon Gold release that quickly earned buzz online. After making their Cherrytree Records debut with the Gold EP in 2013, Sir Sly put out You Haunt Me (which reached #14 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums chart) in September of the following year. BAND WEBSITE
The Greeting Committee
Formed in 2014, The Greeting Committee consists of vocalist Addie Sartino, guitarist Brandon Yangmi, bassist Pierce Turcotte, and drummer Austin Fraser, half of which are still in high school. The band quickly emerged into the music scene after catching the attention of Lazlo Geiger, a radio personality from 96.5 The Buzz (KRBZ Kansas City).
The Greeting Committee's debut EP, titled 'It's Not All That Bad,' captivated the hearts of listeners with its intelligent musicality and meaningful lyrics. "If you want smart, credible music with a raw energy that inspires, you just found it," says Geiger. BAND WEBSITE
Rituals of Mine
Throughout history, human beings have relied on rituals—personal, religious, professional, social, creative, and otherwise. It’s these rites that establish a modicum of control and cohesion over a world that often seems far removed from both. When swimming through tragedy, turmoil, and tumult, those practices can function as life preservers. Sacramento duo Rituals of Mine—Terra Lopez and Dani Fernandez—realized that firsthand.
Rituals of Mine inked a deal with Warner Bros. Records in February 2016. They worked closely with producer Wes Jones and mixing engineer Dave Clauss to make some final moves before enlisting Tom Coyne [Led Zeppelin, Adele] to master Devoted. The album represents the realization of a vision the two-piece possessed since day one. BAND WEBSITE
Element of Soul
Element of SouL is a high energy act with an original sound that carries a strong and positive message. Influenced from all walks of life and music, the two-time Sammie award winning band for best Reggae/Jam Band, have been bringing a diverse and genre-friendly package of entertainment to the stage throughout California and Western states since 2009. EOS is a 6 piece band with a variety of instruments ranging from turntables to acoustic guitars as well as 2 vocalists. This one of a kind collaboration creates unique and infectious melodies you won't be able to stand still to. BAND WEBSITE
Hailing from Sacramento, California; Our People's eclectic mix of Rock music with elements of funk, soul, and jazz, creates jams that make you feel good. Both former members of the Sacramento band Ten After Two, Vincent Adorno and Patrick Hennion are ready to emerge into the music world once again with an entirely new and exciting approach to the rock genre. BAND WEBSITE
Write or Die
Write Or Die is an electronic/progressive rock band helmed by Chris Karriker, Ray Bell, Scott Dunbar and Autumn Sky Hall. The band is a mixture of several heavy-weight, award-winning and cornerstone musical acts from various previous projects in the Northern Californian and Bay Area (Autumn Sky Band, Not Your Style, Saint Solitaire and Death Party On The Beach.)
Together, Write Or Die create both rhythm-heavy and electronically lush soundscapes that serve as a perfect juxtaposition to Autumn's socially and politically conscious lyricism and evocative vocal dynamics. BAND WEBSITE
For over 6 years, The Moans have been a fixture in the Sacramento music scene bringing their brand of "high-energy rock-n-roll" to venues all over the West Coast. With multiple recorded releases under their belt, they have embarked on numerous West Coast tours covering the states of CA, AZ, NV, OR, and WA. Their sound has been described as everything from "the Beach Boys on caffeine" to "the Ramones at a horror movie convention". Their live sets are noted for their quick transitions between songs and for a style of playing that the band proudly refers to as "downstrokes and eighth-notes". Make sure to catch The Moans performing live so you too can be witness to Sacramento's own "100% U.S.A. Rock Band No.1!" BAND WEBSITE
The group was founded by multi-instrumentalists Rob Habel and Patrick Sweeney. Their debut album of the same name spawned from a place of sonic exploration that results in an altogether eclectic sound. Dark, ambient, and oddly calming, Petaluma's music is as impossible to resist as it is to pin down.
The group also includes Mel Garcia on drums and percussion, David Baez on synths, keys, and bass, and Ty Marshall on guitar. BAND WEBSITE
Zephyr is a DJ/Producer with a love for HipHop, Drum & Bass, Reggae, Dubstep, Trap & more. Host of Radio 94.7's BacteriuM, you can hear him M-F at 7:49 for his morning mashups. He is a member of Element of Soul, an acoustic reggae/hiphop band, providing electronic beats, scratching & sound effects. He is also the turntablist & producer for The Good Samaritans, a live hip hop group. His DJ sets are always a journey through sound, being inspired by so many styles & always trying express that through his latest mix. ARTIST WEBSITE
Aside from their bright future with Armada Music, Joyzu has started touring all over the West Coast after playing SnowGlobe Music Festival 2016 and just debuted at their first International show in Mexico supporting Zeds Dead. They have extensive show experience and have gotten to share the stage with acts such as Krewella, Brillz, What So Not, Datsik, Skrillex, Louis The Child, Arty, Jauz, and many more. With plans to hit major cities on the East Coast such as Manhattan, Miami and more, be sure to keep an eye out on their official website for an updated list of tour plans. ARTIST WEBSITE
Dusty Brown is an composer, songwriter and producer, hailing from Sacramento California. His music is a combination of downtempo vintage-style synthesizers backed by heavy break beats. ARTIST WEBSITE
After DJing consistently day in and out for 17 years, Formless has put out countless mix CDs, continuing to release highly conceptualized demos. Formless is striving to help the EDM scene as much as possible by introducing new people to it everyday, promoting shows, playing out as much as possible and from time to time throwing events. His abilities have taken him to Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, LA, Humboldt, and as far as Bend Oregon and SLC Utah, as well as countless outdoor spots in the Sierra Mountains area. ARTIST WEBSITE
DJing since 2011 Old Griff has been moving up the ranks and spreading his sounds across Northern California. In 2013, He found himself playing on the West Coast Festival circuit for events like the Splash Music Festival, Organic Fest, HeART & SOULstice (I&II) and long standing 16 year event the Stilldream Festival (13,14,15&16) in Belden Town. Old Griffís musical influence is filtering down from the mountains to the valley and beyond. ARTIST WEBSITE
His versatility as an artist can be reaffirmed by those he’s shared the stage with that include the likes of Yellow Claw, Crizzly, Protohype, Louis The Child, Megalodon, and more.
Making his start in 2014 with the creation of Spectre 11, it drove him to produce quality shows while refining his sound as an artist. Since then he has continued to play at clubs like 1015 Folsom, District 30, and Ruby Skye in addition to various events in the area. ARTIST WEBSITE
all this and more for under 50 bucks!