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