Author Archives: Stickie

About Stickie

Stickie is a Nor-Cal native with family stretching back to the Amador mines in the 1920's. He is currently conspiring on secret ways to make your life better without you knowing about it. You should thank him for it.

Happy Birthday SNR!

Sacramento News and Review celebrates its 25th anniversary this week. Continue reading


Boxed Cake Mix

On April 19th, Record Store Day 2014 will feature a number of limited release records from more than 100 artists. The eight record box set from CAKE is sure to create a local buzz among collectors and vibraslap aficionados. The … Continue reading

SacBee reporters honored by Pulitzer

Bee staffers Cynthia Hubert and Phillip Reese were named finalists for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. While they did not bring home the top award, only two stories win the distinction of being a finalist. High praise, indeed. … Continue reading

Whoop Whoop!

Brotha Lynch Hung headlines the 2013 Gathering of the Juggalos. Continue reading

Special Delivery

FedEx delivered 11 pounds of high grade marijuana to a Sacramento-area man. He was not pleased. Continue reading

Help ID our ‘Scumbags of the Week’

This video from News10 includes footage of the two wastes of flesh who tricked a SacState student with Down’s Syndrome out of $600. Let’s figure out who they are and nail their balls to the wall, shall we? SacState Scumbags … Continue reading

Zach Hill gets props from SPIN

Sacramento’s Zach Hill is ranked #24 on SPIN Magazine’s list of the Best Drummers of Alternative Music.
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Hank Shaw wins!

Congratulations to Hank Shaw, winner of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Award for Individual Food Blog. This was Shaw’s third nomination for his blog Hunter Angler Gardener Cook which chronicles his pursuit of honest food. In addition to writing, Hank … Continue reading

RIP Scott Miller (1960-2013)

Scott Miller, leader of the bands Loud Family and Game Theory, died this week. While fame eluded him, Miller was influential and respected among musicians and critics. His passing is noted in an obituary in Spin Magazine. Miller was also … Continue reading

RIP Chi Cheng

Chi Cheng, bass player for Sacramento’s Grammy-winning Deftones, has passed away at age 42. Cheng was injured in a 2008 traffic accident and never recovered. A candlelight vigil will be held in Cesar Chavez Park on Sunday at 6:30pm.

Agent Ribbons RIP

Sacramento’s Victorian quirk-pop duo Agent Ribbons has called it quits. While fans included the uber-cool trendmaking Demolisten crew at KXLU, their move to Austin in 2000 2010 did little to change their 7 year cycle of almost constant touring without … Continue reading

Farewell to the Kings?

NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski is Tweeting that the Maloofs are really selling the Sacramento Kings this time. “The Maloofs are finalizing an agreement to sell the Sacramento Kings to the Hansen-Ballmer led Seattle group, sources tell Yahoo! Sports.”

Jackie is a Crowe

Hiddentrack is reporting that Sacramento’s Jackie Greene is joining the reformed Black Crowes. The Crowes announced that their 2011 “at least a decade” long haitus would end after two years with a spring tour and a live album. West coast … Continue reading

RIP Josie (& now Brownie)

The Sacramento Zoo’s blog is reporting that Josie, the matriarch of their chimpanzee troop, was euthanized today due to old age. She was approximately 48 years old, and had been a resident here for 26 years. Josie liked to paint … Continue reading

Fresh food from ‘Farm to Fork’