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STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Jesse Crosson embarks on his own frequency

Cristian Gonzalez February 21, 2024
Jesse Crosson of The Color Wild performs an indie-pop set from his solo catalog.

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: The Color Wild perform a semi-unplugged set of catchy tunes

Cristian Gonzalez February 14, 2024
The Sacramento pop brotherhood takes us from bedroom vibes to metropolis moods.

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: The Gold Souls elevate the newsroom with auriferous groove

Cristian Gonzalez February 7, 2024
The Sacramento-based classic soul band performed new music and an energetic Tina Turner cover in the latest installment of Stinger Sound Sessions.

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Angry Aztecs delivers Bay Area streetpunk to Sacramento

Cristian Gonzalez January 29, 2024
The Latino punk group, Angry Aztecs, consumes the newsroom with thrash rhythms and guttural guitars.

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Grooblen stokes musical curiosities and lyrical intrigue

Cristian Gonzalez January 26, 2024
Songwriter Ellie Stokes enlists the help of friends to give shape to this “cabaret dream punks psyche” project.

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Pregnant delivers song babies to the newsroom

Cristian Gonzalez December 15, 2023
Sacramento-based internationally-touring experimental pop group Pregnant croon in the newsroom.
Halloween is approaching this weekend and now is the perfect time to immerse yourself in the spooky essence. From timeless classic “Monster Mash” to modern hits “Calling All The Monsters,” this playlist has no tricks, only treats for everyone this year! (Graphic created in Canva by Madelaine Church)

Hits for a Monster Mash

Madelaine Church, Staffer October 31, 2023
Halloween is upon us hornets! Get ready to turn up the volume with the ultimate playlist that The State Hornet has picked out for this Halloween night!

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Venetian Veil spell lush soundscapes with cosmic tones

Cristian Gonzalez October 23, 2023
Venetian Veil, a cosmic-goth group from Sacramento, takes us on a sonic voyage with synthy soundscapes, reverberated guitars and ethereal vocals.
Maren Morris performing on the Visit Sacramento stage at GoldenSky Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023. GoldenSky was a two-day country music festival hosted at Discovery Park. (Photo by Nathan Zucker)

Country acts reflect on their GoldenSky experience

Hailey Valdivia and Chris Woodard October 17, 2023
Country music took over Discovery Park in Sacramento for the second annual GoldenSky festival with acts like Eric Church, Marren Morris, Jon Pardi and more.
This graphic shows a handful of the artists that are being appreciated in this post, from notable figures such as Kali Uchis, Omar Apollo, Christian Nodal, Fuerza Regida, and Cuco. These artists range from the traditional Latin sounds to alternative, this playlist has a good variety that will sure catch the attention of anyone this Hispanic Heritage Month.  (Images courtesy of Getty, Euphoria, HypeBeast and El Mañana.  Christian Nodal by JG is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED. Graphic made in Picsart by Anthony Golston)

The State Hornet’s Hispanic Heritage Month 2023 playlist

Anthony Golston, Staffer October 15, 2023
Want to spice up your music library with some artists in the theme of this year's Hispanic Heritage Month? Read this story if you want to expand your musical palate with these awesome songs!
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