The Sammies are always a trip. Not speaking for any other artists, of course, this is just off the cuff.
In case you aren’t familiar, the Sammies are Sacramento’ local music awards, put on by Sacramento News and Review. The weekly periodical has a multi-layered voting process, where local readers vote their favorites in HELLA different categories.
We were nominated this year for a couple of different cateogries, but to be honest we were way more excited about getting the opportunity to perform.
Sure, we have performed on all kinds of different stages; from the stage of local cultural hub, Sol Collective – to the main stage at TBD Fest and Concerts in the Park. This show, though, was special because it was going to be the first time we got the chance to rock some of our new material.
Oh you ain’t know about the new material? Don’t worry, we’ll get to that…
It feels like so long ago that Neon Noir (Deluxe) dropped, and since then we have been pouring all types of time and love into this new project. It’s been a rollercoaster though, all types of ups and downs that ended up happening along the way. Not one of those kiddie rides, either. We’re talking twists, turns, and a few 360s thrown in for good measure.
So when we were graciously offered the opportunity to perform, we took it. This was going to be the perfect chance to feel out that new-new. See how other folks reacted to it, and more importantly, see how people who live outside of our musical spectrum feel about what they heard.
Of course we had to bring the homies PRVLGS with us, because no one sets the tone like them. Even with everyone’s hectic schedules, everyone was there to practice. Everyone put in the hours. The work. But moreover, there was hella heart in that rehearsal.
Fast forward: The whole night was great. So many different types of audiences, so many different bands, even the hosts (shout out to the fam James Cavern and Nick Brunner for both holding down the emcee duties), were from varied walks of life. It ran smoothly, the audience stayed entertained, and you were guaranteed to run into at LEAST 10 people you wanted to see…. and only one or two that you didn’t.
We don’t want to speak on our performance because words right hollow if you weren’t there first hand. One thing is definite though:
That new-new felt good.
Stay tuned fam. And thank you for tuning in thus far.
Check the SAMMIES winners out here