Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New issue of amfm up! THE SAC ISSUE!!

The Sac Issue

This Sacramento Issue of amfm is very near and dear to my heart. It is a culmination of my two years living, playing, working, learning and growing in the city.

One fateful day in Caesar Chavez Park in downtown Sacramento I met two girls who would forever change my world, open my world, and expose me to the wonder and talent that is Sacramento. I met them when I went to see Sister Crayon, who is the Artist of the Issue, perform along side Sea of Bees, and The New Humans, all staples of Sacramento, and all featured in this issue.

They and Sacramento welcomed me, a stranger, with open arms, and I was able to get to know some of the amazing people that make Sacramento a great place to live, create, dream and follow your dreams. All of the people featured in this issue are doing just that, taking their dreams and turning them into reality. It was an inspiring place to inhabit.

The city is deeply rooted in the art scene, with Second Saturday art walks every month, and with musicians sprouting like the many trees that line the streets. Paving the way for people like Olivia Coleho and Trisha Rhomberg, owners of the Bows and Arrows Collective, to take spaces and open storefronts, for people like Sister Crayon who began as one woman bedroom project and evolved into a band who has played along side Little Dragon, and The Album Leaf.

Here you find artists pushing the boundaries of every day life in Sacramento, like Matthew David Byrd who has a vision almost as big (if not bigger) than the 100 pound whisk he created for House Restaurant. He combines his love for people, painting and welding into one.

Or people like Raoul Ortega who has photographed most of the people and places in Sacramento that help put it on the musical map, or Pamela Tuohy of 2ETN who strive to create her beautiful vintage jewelry pieces with a conscience.

This issue has been a long time coming, much anticipated and very trying. I am happy to finally release the Sac Issue, an homage to a great city, great friends, and a great time in my life that I will never forget. The rest is history in the pages of my memory and the pages before you on the screen.




Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hittin the Jackpot

From the show Facets of Fantasy at Jackpot Gallery in Riverwest in MKE run by Martha Johnson.

Good things coming from this gallery. Bigger and better things coming soon from them. T'was a good night with good energy and good people.

Check out more pieces from the show over at the amfm facebook page!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Summer is Not Lost

Minneapolis' own Vision the Kid dropped his debut album "Lost Summer" today! Gotta represent the Midwest and independent music (and a high school alum)!

It's free for download and is streaming on band camp! This is some dope stuff, his beats are sick, check it out!

Here's the video for the title track of the album, "Lost Summer."

Thursday, October 27, 2011


amfm has been m.i.a. for a minute, (not with the kala queen...) but if anything were blog worthy it would be the premiere of a dear friend of mine's new band which is making quite a buzz.

PYYRAMIDS is a duo featuring Tim Nordwind of OK GO and Drea Smith who we featured in our first issue as artist of the month with her former band He Say She Say.

Big things are poppin off for Smith, having recently moved to L.A. and the band is gaining momentum in the music and web sphere. Yesterday the premiere of their EP Human Beings, which will officially be released on Halloween, was all over the Nylon Mag website.

I've been waiting to blog about this for daysss! It's a good listen—a much different sound than the electronic influenced hip-hop of He Say She Say. Pyyramids is much darker. Melancholy but melodic and light. Smooth with a hint of rasp. The two complement each other quite well. Favorite tracks are "Don't Go," and the"Human Beings DMK Remix" is dope.

You can still listen to the EP over at Nylon (see link above),but in the meantime keep your ears peeled for more from Pyyramids!

Friday, September 16, 2011


or C Plus the only city to shoot the video for his song ALL C.I.T.Y was New York, the "big city of dreams," as he says in the video. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.

Check out the video below, and stay tuned for more from C Plus in our Sacramento Issue of amfm!


This is the newest video from Sea of Bees for her beautiful song Skinnybone. It was released in August and premiered on NPR. Julie Bee will be featured in the next issue of amfm for our Sacramento Issue! Stay tuned..

2nd 2aturday 2eptember

Saw some awesome art this past Second Saturday in Sacramento for the art walk, met good people, got inspired.

check out the album over at amfm facebook!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Let's Talk Chalk

Chalk it Up! was going on all Labor Day weekend in Sacramento's Fremont Park.

Artists and businesses took their chalk to the sidewalks and made some pretty dope designs!

Check them out on the amfm facebook page!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Random Rappage

Check out the new Random Abiladeze video! Random will also be in our Sacramento Issue coming out in October!