Hypetrak.com Premieres “Fear & Loathing”.

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“Here’s a refreshing sound coming straight out of Sacramento, CA courtesy of DLRN. The song is called “Fear And Loathing” and signifies the first glimpse into the duo’s upcoming debut project Neon Noir (Deluxe). Accompanied by Stevie Nader‘s powerful vocal contribution on the chorus, DLRN frontman Sean LaMarr toasts to greatness in a narrative backdrop of hotel-hedonism while producer Jon Reyes builds up cities made of synth-bricks only to be knocked down like digitized blocks. Listen to the tune above and stay on the lookout for Neon Noir and more releases from the duo, which will also be featured as a part of Tidal’s Rising program this week”.

Check out the write up and a stream of Fear & Loathing here. Thanks for the support g’s.

Orange Sun and Orange Sauce

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The forecast said 91, outside felt like 95, and the rooftop felt over 100.

Yesterday, the season opener of the GOODCOMPANY Day Party took place up on the rooftop of Sacramento’s Warehouse Artist Lofts. Even though the sun was blazing overhead, it didn’t stop partygoers from coming out and spending a Sunday afternoon with the GOODCOMPANY crew.

The GOODCOMPANY Day Party is Sacramento’s premiere Sunday soiree with resident DJs Druskee (SAC), Epik (SAC), Mooselini the Soul Facist (SF), Drewbacca the Hairless Wookie (OAK) and myself. Last season, the party was held at the now-defunct Witch Room. This year we kicked off the summer series at the brand new WAL rooftop.

Since we were on the rooftop, we had to throw up the canopies to make sure the gear didn’t melt and fill up the kiddie pools filled with water and Tecates to make sure folks stayed hydrated. There were kalua pig tacos and fresh fruits for those with the munchies and of course the best soul/funk/disco/hip hop tunes to two step on a Sunday afternoon.

 

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TDF Bike Party & Good Company Season 2

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Grease your chain, check your tire pressure, roll your pant leg up, and roll through.

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And after all that, take a wet wipe to your pits and join us on the rooftop of the WAL (Warehouse Artists Lofts) for good people, food, and music.

Start clicking for full details on the TDF bike party and the first Good Company this Summer.

Trill & My Pre-Draft Anxiety

I’m not gunna front. Had the Sacramento Kings professional basketball club traded away DeMarcus Cousins, prior to the draft, I along with many other die-hards would’ve needed to be placed on “suicide watch”. Loving a losing team is depressing in itself, but losing your marquee player is like a swift kick to the nuts. It’s essentially admitting defeat, and conceding that there will be less playoffs, and more ping-pong lottery in the near future.

That said, draft day held a lot of uncertainty for me and my woes. What if Mudiay was available at our spot? Or Justice Winslow? Although, I was an early fan of WCS we have too many needs on this team…I mean, to draft a “Big” right?! It’s hard to feel like one decision would sway the pendulum, but taking a guard may keep the likes of Rondo from renting a loft off L Street. Or at least i’d hope.

Draft night saw a few early surprises. Boogie NOT being traded. The Lakers drafting D’Angelo Russell, and all of the players I would’ve hoped to see, at our spot, were still on the board. When his name was called; I wasn’t instantly gratified. It took a minute to sink in, but I then imagined the easy buckets he’d get when Big Cuz saw double teams…or the way he’d step out and stay in front of strech-fours. I think for the first time since drafting DeMarcus the Kings made the right pick.

Introducing the Twin Towers of Sacramento.

The Western Book of the Dead

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True Detective’s second season premiered on Sunday to give us something to obsess over until the zombie show’s LA spinoff debuts. If you aren’t up on the series, True Detective is a crime drama on HBO created by writer Nic Pizzolatto. Each season is a different storyline with brand new themes, characters, and narratives. Season one was a breakout hit and was documented proof that Matthew McConaughey can actually act.

Season two has some lofty expectations to live up to. The first season was so good, that most folks (see: the internets) expect the show to face a sophomore slump. But with a show as dense as True Detective, it’s difficult to have a strong opinion after one episode. Episode one felt more like a formality to setup the story rather than anything of real substance.

Colin Farell’s character, tough guy Detective Ray Velcoro, has Emmy nomination written all over it. His foil, Frank Semyon, has Vince Vaughn looking less like the slacker from Swingers and more like a new school Christopher Walken. Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch round out the rest of the cast in strong supporting roles.

It’ll take a few episodes to see if Pizzolatto can strike twice, but I’m already geeked as shit.

Concerts in the Park Recap

Marked moment. We had the chance to support Blackalicious in our hometown for Concerts in the Park. In the 24 years of this free concert series there had never a crowd as big as the one drawn that night (Approx. 7,700 people through the gates). We couldn’t be more grateful  for the love our city showed. 

Here’s a few photos by Andre Elliott to recap.

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