Posts By: Stickie

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. The grounds need $50 million for repairs and more for renovations, and the State Fair… Read more »

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 local power trio Sicfus. Tonight at Marilyn’s.

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 Area SVRA is only a 20 minute drive to Rancho Cordova. Offroad enthusiasts regularly gather… Read more »

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.

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, or Sneaker Pimps, (or for you hip kids, CocoRosie, Natasha Khan or Matteah Baim), watch… Read more »

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 it and work it into just about anything. We aren’t known as “The Big Tomato”… Read more »

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 several) open, or are there more complicated ways to do it? This is my confusion… Read more »

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, the best sometimes forget, and expectation is the root of all heartache. Shows have been… Read more »

Discount cats

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

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 grindage is free with your admission. Getting your cube gleamed is extra.

Summertime beer events

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

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 collect 250 votes on Facebook by June 30th to qualify for the next round. More… Read more »