The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Sounds of Studying: A State Hornet finals playlist

Sounds of Studying: A State Hornet finals playlist

Kameron Schmid
May 16, 2017
Filed under Culture, Featured, Music

Lanea Florence:  Mrs. Dalloway: II. Mrs Dalloway: In The Garden by Max Richter “Really, anything by Max Richter is my go to music for studying. There are no lyrics so I don’t get distracted and his music is a mix between classical music and white noise which is calming and provides good backgroun...

Sac State, UC Davis students find musical alliance through Craigslist ad

Sac State, UC Davis students find musical alliance through Craigslist ad

Khanlin Rodgers
March 16, 2017
Filed under Culture, Featured, Music

Thanks to Craigslist and a few months of work, Anxious Arms has found its sound through a collaborative process and released its first demo, “A Walk in the Dark.” The band, comprised of Sacramento State student Kyle Bolla, UC Davis student Trent Tanzi and Nolan Kawanami, came together through...

Meet the self-described ‘good kids’ behind Hobo Johnson

Meet the self-described ‘good kids’ behind Hobo Johnson

Claire Morgan
March 2, 2017
Filed under Culture, Featured, Music

After hours of practicing in a patchy, muddy backyard on the edge of Oak Park, clad in a flannel and a backward baseball cap, rapper Hobo Johnson may have gotten the big break he was looking for. Hobo Johnson, whose real name is Frank Lopes Jr., and his bandmate Derek Lynch — the core of Lopes’s...

Here’s how to do this Valentine’s Day right

Here’s how to do this Valentine’s Day right

Sharlene Phou
February 9, 2017
Filed under Culture, Music

We've put together some gift and date ideas that are sure to impress your significant other. Also, check out our Valentine's Day Spotify playlist to get you in the mood this Feb. 14. ...

Reggae band Roots Man Project brings humanitarianism to own tunes

Reggae band Roots Man Project brings humanitarianism to own tunes

Rin Carbin
January 26, 2017
Filed under Culture, Music

Vacaville-based band Roots Man Project, while only in the local music scene for two years, prides itself on being unique by preaching to and educating audiences with messages of unity and human struggles. This all-male, reggae quintet will make its Sacramento State debut on Feb. 1 in the Universi...

Jazz reigns supreme at Battle of the Bands 2016

Jazz reigns supreme at Battle of the Bands 2016

Eva Hoch
December 5, 2016
Filed under Culture, Music

Local jazz quartet ACTUALITY took home first prize at this year’s Battle of the Bands competition Thursday night at the University Union Ballroom. Sacramento’s indie-alternative group Atlas Park won second place while Stockton-based Malaska won third. “It feels really good (to win),” said ACTUAL...

Nation’s only Latin jazz ensemble to headline own Sac State concert

Nation’s only Latin jazz ensemble to headline own Sac State concert

Marivel Guzman
November 29, 2016
Filed under Culture, Music

Sacramento State’s own Latin Jazz Ensemble will perform at its own concert at Capistrano Hall tonight. The Latin Jazz Ensemble is consisted of timbalero Billy Thompson, baritone saxophonist Domenic Dalpez, alto saxophonist and flutist Megan Spurlock, bassist Michael Williams and trumpeter Mario B...

Sac State students not surprised with Kanye West’s rant, 30-minute Sacramento show

Sac State students not surprised with Kanye West’s rant, 30-minute Sacramento show

Edrian Pamintuan
November 21, 2016
Filed under Culture, Featured, Features, Music

Rapper Kanye West unleashed a tirade at his Saint Pablo Tour stop at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento Saturday night before storming out and ended the concert after just 30 minutes. This happened days after the rapper announced to his San Jose crowd that he didn’t vote and would have cast his ba...

UNIQUE’s Battle of the Bands competition spotlights local talents

UNIQUE’s Battle of the Bands competition spotlights local talents

Eva Hoch
November 17, 2016
Filed under Culture, Music

A total of eight local musical groups will enter Sacramento State’s third annual Battle of the Bands competition this year, which is hosted by the UNIQUE Programs on Dec. 1 in the University Union Ballroom. According to UNIQUE, the eight bands competing are Stockton-based Malaska, Whorrifick from ...

Andrew Castro overcomes stage fright, gains fans from coast to coast

Andrew Castro overcomes stage fright, gains fans from coast to coast

Edrian Pamintuan
October 18, 2016
Filed under Culture, Featured, Music

A man who has suffered from a myriad of obstacles such as stage fright, anxiety, and ruptured vocal chords has grown into a performer whose fan base extends from coast to coast. This man is local singer-songwriter Andrew Castro, who will bring his unique blend of pop, folk and deeply personal lyric...

Next Page »