The festival has laid off its last paid employee, and its future remains in doubt as its parent organization scrambles to raise at least $80,000 by the end of the year.

Simplicity is the key to Eric Lindell’s music.

Editing, remixing, and scrapping songs are part of making music.

The focus of the music will be hip-hop at the Sustainability Awareness Festival in Auburn.

Vivian Lee, co-founder of the long-running, Sunday-night JB’s Jazz Lounge series, is suspending the weekly event after the Aug. 31 show.

He’ll play with a quartet at JB’s Lounge.

Legendary rocker Sammy Hagar will re-open his namesake Roseville restaurant with a concert in September.

Ten-piece Bay Area Prince tribute will play every song from the 1984 movie Saturday night at Harlow’s

The title track of Against Me!’s sixth studio album, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues,” addresses a certain concern that fans of the politically charged band might have.

Find live music at Ridgestock Expo, Berryessa Brewing or Crest Theater.

The Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society has issued an emergency plea for money to members and volunteers because of a budget shortfall in its operation of the Sacramento Music Festival.

The album cover is the first clue – a black-and-white photo of a suit-and-tie-clad Robert Cray in profile, hands on his trusty Fender Stratocaster, the 1960s-era stereo logo in the corner with its reassurance that the recording you’re holding “can also be played on mono equipment.” What’s inside tells you the rest.

One of the surviving outlaws of country-western music, the veternan singer-songwriter tours in support of his new album, “Long in the Tooth.”

Local venues provide an alternative to going to San Francisco to hear music this weekend.

For the first time in its 17-year history, the Sacramento Philharmonic will not present any concerts during the fall season, and it remains unclear whether its musicians will return to the stage in the spring of 2015.

Described as a blues vocalist who sings jazz, she brings her interpretations to Sacramento.

He followed his love of music, which never has gone out of style.

A new country saloon-theme venue opens this weekend.

The hashtag name of New Edition’s summer tour says it all: “#AllSix.”

Prepare to take our Mötley Qüiz.

Former construction worker Rod Picott performs in Winters in support of his newest album “Hang Your Hopes on a Crooked Nail.”

Listen to Americana, indie or classic jazz in the Sacramento region.

Jarrett Heather, a software developer at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, produced the visuals for “Word Crimes,” a music video from Weird Al Yankovic.

Rock in Cesar Chavez Plaza to !!!.

Texas singer-songwriter who appeared on Eminem song has evolved from acoustic to highly electronic without losing her thoughtful approach

With his Unity Group, the jazz guitar master touched on tunes from throughout his consistent and sometimes surprising career.

Sacramento venues feature pop and indie rock in the week ahead.

All 15 concerts and two nights of auditions are free with fair admission.

New DVD releases this week include ‘Bad Words,’

Jazz artist kicks off the first leg of a new world tour at the Mondavi Center.

Rock. Jam. Roots. Punk. Funk. Reggae. Country.

The 40th-anniversary tour with Def Leppard on the bill kicked off the holiday weekend with a double whammy of arena rock.

On a recent Friday evening, an enthusiastic country-music fan, cheered on by her older sister, jumped on stage at Cesar Chavez Plaza to snap a selfie with the guitar player for the Chris Gardner Band.

Enjoy the holiday weekend, and then turn back to live weekday music.

One of the most acclaimed bands to break out of Sacramento announced its own apparent break up Wednesday afternoon.

The music line-up for this fall’s TBD Fest is no longer to be determined.

Sacramento vocal trio Trinitii - Cassie Nutter, Lauren Ona and Jessica Teddington - didn’t make the cut in Sunday’s sing-off on ABC-TV’s “Rising Star.”

KISS is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its self-titled debut with a tour that includes Def Leppard, another band known for its multimillion-selling albums and epic choruses, as the opening act. The show brings its mix of stage blood and sing-alongs to “Rock and Roll All Nite” to the Sleep Train Amphitheatre on Thursday.

Sample soul, rock or hip-hop this week in the Sacramento region.

Singer brings his Jan & Dean vocals and history to Folsom’s Harris Center.

San Francisco band to play at Harlow’s on Friday, Outside Lands in August

Carefully chosen lyrics deliver songs with emotionally-wrought gusto.

The Canadian band featuring three siblings has sold out its Northern California shows but offers a wealth of recent recorded material

Two area rock acts are bringing the noise closer to home when Vans Warped Tour ’14 makes its way to Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Wheatland on June 26.

The trio features two young players who already have created strong international reputations.

Sacramento-native Ebro Darden takes pride in upholding Hot 97 as a place that plays only artists and music that matters.

Steve Forbert was reading an article in Rolling Stone recently about a man and a woman made Internet famous by their artistry on the fast-twitch social video app Vine. Between them, they collected more than 8 million followers, fans anxiously awaiting the next snippet of creativity.

A popular Sacramento music-and-art festivals has changed its name and announced a new location.

There’s one telling of this story as direct as any 7 Seconds songs: The hardcore-punk pioneers recently released “Leave a Light On,” their first record in nine years, because they could.

Earning indie-pop adoration faster than you can say “Chvrches,” San Francisco’s Geographer is the kind of band that creates colors from sounds.

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