The State Hornet

‘You & Me’ and Marc E. Bassy

Marc E. Bassy will bring his chart-topping track

Claire Morgan

October 3, 2016

Following the successful Tinashe concert last fall, UNIQUE Programs has decided to invite another chart-topper to perform at Sacramento State this October: singer-songwriter Marc E. Bassy, whose hit single “You & Me,” a collaboration with Oakland-bred rapper G-Eazy, is dominating airtime from radi...

A night of elemental jazz by Hot Club Faux Gitane

David Wells, Billy Gay, Eric Johnson, Francesca Bavaro, Gary Williams and John Ady of Hot Club Faux Gitane will perform at the Capistrano Concert Hall Sept. 30.
(Courtesy of Hot Club Faux Gitane)

Eva Hoch

September 28, 2016

Sacramento State’s music literature professor and bassoon artist David Wells will take over the Capistrano Concert Hall Friday, Sept. 30, with his Modesto-based sextet Hot Club Faux Gitane for a night of 1930s gypsy swing jazz. Wells, who has been playing the bassoon for 20 years, became part of this ban...

Big Sticky Mess delivers quirky funk at Nooner

Davis-based funk group Big Sticky Mess performs on the University Union Serna Plaza on Sept. 21.
(Photo by Claire Morgan)

Claire Morgan

September 21, 2016

Cooler temperatures brought a larger-than-usual crowd to the University Union Serna Plaza to watch this week’s Nooner performance, Big Sticky Mess, playing its unique American-funk style for the Sacramento State campus. The Davis-based band has three members: Patrick Langham, Karl Rafmussen and Jonny Goul...

Big Sticky Mess to rock Nooner stage

(Photo courtesy of Big Sticky Mess)

Edrian Pamintuan

September 21, 2016

Big Sticky Mess can sound like a negative judgment but in the case of this Davis-based band, it was more an aftermath of its older group’s breakup. And eventually, the name stuck, although big, sticky and messy aren’t terms that people would use to describe how the band operates or the sound that...

Sac State celebrates Mexico’s Independence Day with vibrant concert

Local Mexican band Banda Rorros La Perrona de Sacramento perform at the University Union Ballroom Thursday, Sept. 15, to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.
(Photo by Daisy Gutierrez Jimenez)

Daisy Gutierrez Jimenez

September 17, 2016

Sacramento State celebrated El Grito, also known as Mexican Independence Day, with a colorful performance from Banda Rorros La Perrona de Sacramento on Thursday, Sept. 15 at the University Union Ballroom. At the show, 14 members of Banda Rorros entered the ballroom in their matching silver and blac...

Ghostly good vibes at Nooner

The Ghost Town Rebellion performs at River City Saloon in Old Sac, Sep. 1, 2016.  The band will be playing at the Nooner in the University Union at 12 pm, Sep. 14, 2016.
(Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Edrian Pamintuan

September 13, 2016

The Ghost Town Rebellion is a local Americana band that proves Sacramento does have a growing music scene - one that is dedicated to playing good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. The group is slated to perform their Sacramento State set on Sept. 14 at the University Union Serna Plaza (located...

City of Trees Brass Band brings New Orleans funky jazz to Nooner concert

Vu Chau

May 5, 2016

Sacramento State felt like the streets of New Orleans for 50 minutes on Wednesday afternoon when second-line jazz group City of Trees Brass Band was invited to perform at the last Nooner concert of the spring semester. Formerly known as the Brasstronauts, City of Trees Brass band was formed by Hillier in 2013 and...

Epsilona brings individualistic style to Nooner concert

Vu Chau

April 27, 2016

A change of venue from the outdoor University Union Serna Plaza to the indoor Redwood Room drew in a large crowd Wednesday, April 27 to watch this week’s Nooner performer, Epsilona, jam it out on stage to numerous originals and covers. Epsilona was formed in 2013 as a three-piece band. Now, it ha...

PointDexter gives rock and roll a saxophone twist at Nooner

Vu Chau

April 21, 2016

Even if a large and lively crowd did not exist at this week’s Nooner concert, four self-proclaimed nerds from PointDexter still gave a unique rock performance. Formed in 2007, PointDexter is a local four-piece indie rock group that consists of Sacramento State alumnus Kevin Kinsella on lead voca...

21B loves rock and roll and knows how to show it at Nooner concert

Vu Chau

April 14, 2016

Universally, music never fails to wake up emotions for people of all ages and sizes. This perception was ever more evident at this week’s Nooner concert, when the tunes of a local rock band made an elderly lady dance with her walking cane in hand. Though she left after its first 10 minutes, th...

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