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.

Big shows coming to State Fair?

Sweeping changes are happening at the California State Fair. Cal Expo’s two top managers, Norb Bartosik and Brian May, recently announced their retirements. The Sacramento Bee has taken this opportunity to call on Governor Brown to save the State Fair. … Continue reading


Sizzling Sirens + rock tonight

This show is going to be off the hook. Sizzling Sirens with MC Jay Siren open the evening at 9pm, followed by groovy Americana from LA’s Golden Ghosts, high energy indie rock from Sexrat and face melting psychedelic rawk from … Continue reading

NorCal Rock Races tomorrow

I recently discovered that I enjoy motor racing. The delirious, first high was a trip to the Sacramento Mile. I’m hooked. New to the scene but deeply into our State Parks, I was surprised that Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation … Continue reading

Armstrong, Getty and the prophet Muhammed

Local radio hosts Armstrong and Getty are embroiled in a controversy about Muhammed, violence, religious tolerance and freedom of speech. Continue reading

Sister Crayon gets Pitchforked

In what is sure to add some weight to those “next big thing” comments about Sacramento’s Sister Crayon, ultimate hipster scene maker-or-breaker Pitchfork is offering the preview track Cynic from their forthcoming EP Other. If you like Portishead, Mazzy Star, … Continue reading

Talkin’ Tomato!

Local tomatoes are at their best in late summer and are currently popping across town in gardens, farms and restaurants. The great thing about a good tomato is that it can practically stand alone. Toss some salt and pepper on … Continue reading

IPA Day is Thursday!

The signature beer of the Western United States, the India Pale Ale (IPA) will be celebrated across the country tomorrow with the 2nd annual IPA Day. The question is… how do you celebrate this? Do you simply crack one (or … Continue reading

State Fair rock and roll

Dave Mason, Jim Messina and Joan Jett perform this week at the California State Fair. Continue reading

Murder most foul requested

If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. $30,000 of lighting and sound equipment has been stolen from the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival. I have trouble imagining the pigs that would commit this sin against art, but men are men, … Continue reading

Discount cats

Cats are on sale at the Sacramento Animal Shelter for only 99 cents. Continue reading

Tony Hawk tonight!

If you want to witness some serious grindage (is that what the kids say these days? grindage? badical grindage?), Tony Hawk is performing at the California State Fair tonight at 7:00pm. Like almost all shows at the Fair, the badical … Continue reading

Sacramento BLT Week 2012

Sacramento Bacon Fest 2012 begins on Monday! Ride the bacon bike crawl! Continue reading

Summertime beer events

Beer festivals in Sacramento in July 2012 include the California State Fair Beerfest, Rubicon Firkin fest. Continue reading

Sac businesses compete for $250,000

The Facebook machine has been ablaze with local businesses trying to qualify for one of twelve grants for $250,000. Mission: Small Business is run through the US Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Living Social and Chase. Businesses must … Continue reading

Hop on the bus, Gus. Get a new plan, Stan.

The Sactown Hopper provides safe rides to bars and nightlife in Downtown and Midtown Sacramento. Continue reading