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UNIQUE’s Battle of the Bands competition spotlights local talents

Local bands Bad Mother Nature (top left), Atlas Park (bottom left) and Plots (right) will compete against five other musical groups at Sac State's third annual Battle of the Bands competition in the University Union Ballroom, Thursday. Dec. 1.
(Photos courtesy of the bands)

Eva Hoch

November 17, 2016

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

Local singer-songwriter Andrew Castro will perform at Sac State as part of UNIQUE Programs' Nooner concert series on Wednesday. (Courtesy of Andrew Castro)

Edrian Pamintuan

October 18, 2016

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...

Cross Class crosses social conscience with hardcore punk

Senior English major Ian Kappos is the lead vocalist of Sacramento-based hardcore punk band Cross Class, whose other members include bassist Ian Boalt, guitarist Mitch Seaman and drummer Craig Hancock.
(Courtesy of Bryan Bickel)

Sharlene Phou

October 14, 2016

When English major Ian Kappos approached the then 35-year-old California Labor Federation lobbyist Mitch Seaman in 2013 to form a band, the typical alternative, pop or classic rock genres were nowhere near what they had in mind for their sound. Instead, hardcore punk was the ultimate choice and Cross Class w...

Six concerts under $25: music that won’t break the bank

Sacramento-based band Be Brave Bold Robot
(Courtesy of Be Brave Bold Robot)

Claire Morgan

October 14, 2016

If Sacramento State's Nooners, the School of Music's weekly showcases and the theater department's musicals are not enough to satisfy your music needs, then we've got just the thing: Six unique concerts at off-campus venues, with prices ranging from free to below $25. Oct. 19 - The Foreign Exchange at Harlow's ...

Terminal Lounge gets musical with karaoke night

Students can find free karaoke at the Terminal Lounge in the University Union five days a week.
(Photo by Diana Rykun)

Marissa Murcko

October 14, 2016

The Terminal Lounge on the second floor of the University Union at Sacramento State is currently offering free karaoke nights in its main lounge to students and the entire campus community for the rest of the fall semester. Kizzy Whitfield, public information and leisure services manager of the Univ...

WATCH: Student-rapper dares to be different

Communication studies major and hip-hop artist Matthew

Harold Williams Jr.

October 13, 2016

"I'm going to do something different because people are afraid to be different," said senior communication studies major Mathew Osivwemu, better known by friends and local hip-hop fans as Oke Junior. Oke, which means "gift" in the Nigerian language of Warri, recently releases a new mixtape entitled ...

School of Music showcases second MOSAIC gala concert

Sopranos Elise Savoy, Nicole James and Paige Kelly perform a song at at the MOSAIC: School of Music Gala Concert at Capistrano Hall, Sunday, Oct. 2.
(Photo by Marivel Guzman)

Marivel Guzman

October 5, 2016

The MOSAIC: School of Music Gala Concert at Capistrano Hall on Sunday night showcased musical talents of Sacramento State students with performances ranging from jazz to opera. In addition, the concert featured the campus men’s chorus, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and recent Monterey Jazz Festival ...

‘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...

Multi-Cultural Center celebrates 25 years with reception

Kanukai Chigamba and Camilla Avugwi of Daughters of Africa at the Multi-Cultural Center's 25th Anniversary reception at Sac State's Alumni Center Sept. 28.
(Photo by Marivel Guzman)

Claire Morgan

September 28, 2016

The Multi-Cultural Center held a reception to honor its 25th anniversary on Sept. 27 featuring dance performances and speeches from the organization’s founders. Robin Carter, the executive director of the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, was the night’s keynote speaker.  In her speech, she spo...

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...

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