Alternative- pop band rocks Sac State

Jason Okamoto

With spring upon us, UNIQUE Programs brings its seasonal Nooner concert series outdoors to Sacramento State?s Serna Plaza April 3.

“It?s always nice to get the students outside so they can relax and enjoy the music,” says Dean Sorensen, an adviser for UNIQUE Programs. “And with the louder bands, it?s always better for them to be heard outside.”

The band to bring some vociferous sound to the otherwise peaceful plaza this week is alternative pop band, Paradigm. The up and coming band is known for their live shows featuring the powerful vocals of lead singer Shannon Curtis. They have played all over California including Los Angeles? Whiskey A Go Go, and are regulars at the G Street Pub in Davis and Old Ironsides in Sacramento.

Paradigm began playing together in 1998 and has already attracted attention from radio play. You may have heard them on KWOD 106.5, or might have caught their acoustic set preformed live on B93.1.

Two months ago, after they just finished their Northwestern American tour, Paradigm was in the studio recording tracks for their new CD. Today?s show at Sac State is the first of two; they perform at 9 p.m. in San Francisco at the Tongue and Groove-Band Summit Showcase.