Halloween Show 2012: Soundtracks

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Hello Halloween Show enthusiasts,

I think I was 19 years old when my brother first invited me to a party. It was possibly the single most exciting thing that had ever happened to me.  I drove from Yuba City to Sacramento… my heart pounding with excitement.  I was FINALLY going to party with AL!  I’ve always expected this man to be a party ANIMAL!  His old room was nothing but Van Halen tapes and a Hellraiser poster!  But when I got to the party… Al was no where to be seen.

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Lunch with Charles Albright Band


What’s on the minds of Charles Albright, Chris Sabatoni (Gabba) and Hans White?  Snippets from their post-practice La Fiesta lunchtime conversation:

on being loud:

CA:  It’s supposed to sound loud, but there’s bands that are so loud your ears can’t hear anything.  You just shut down.

CS: Yeah you get fatigue from listening to it.  Maybe you get that on the album, but that’s the point.  When we’re bringing you to the show I don’t think we’re gonna try to kill you.

What level does CAB want to be?

CA: as loud as a television set.

CS:  I think we worry more about being annoying and hammer riffs into your head rather than blast out your ears.  We’re trying to get stuck in your head.  We’re trying to destroy your mind.

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Knock Knock Welcomes New Member Dylan Barnes

Knock Knock at Toho

Knock Knock debuted new member Dylan Barnes at the Town House last night for the English Singles release party.  Dylan will be joining the group on keys.

WATCH: Knock Knock Lock the Door but Leave the Lights On

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The Croissants

The Croissants 7

“Trashy pop punk of the highest order is what you get from this Sacramento three-piece. Lo-fi and DIY, these Croissants are filled with distorted guitars and snotty, sneering vocals. These numbers are also incredibly peppy and catchy, with lots of “Oh Yeah” choruses. Reatards and/or Nobunny fans will rejoice with this little gem of a record.” –Jeff Proctor (Razorcake)

Side A

  1. Braindead Airhead
  2. I Don’t


Side B

  1. I Don’t Get To Leave
  2. Textbook Case

Pizza Sells…But Who’s Buying?



Track List:

  1. We Don’t Have To Do Anything Anymore
  2. Rock n’ Roll Radio
  3. My New Shirt

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Let’s Do Something That We’ll Both Regret


Rock The Light’s previous release available only on CD. Nearly out of print, so get your hands on a copy of this while they last.

Longhair rock played by a buncha shorthairs. There’s something to be said about a band that is not only unashamed about playing bona fide cock rock; they fly the flag proudly. Tunes on both discs are quite catchy and funny, with Summer… sounding the more “slick” of the two. –Jimmy Alvarado Razorcake


Holy shit! These guys actually shred! A lot! Rock the Light is about as sincere and unpretentious as cock rock gets. These dudes lay down some serious shreds and top it off with song titles such as “Hesher in a Half Shirt” and “Hotbox the Car.” -Wendy Stonehenge Archer’s Guild

On this album, the members were:

  • Bass – Zack Olson
  • Drums – Charles Albright
  • Guitar – David Aslanain
  • Vocals – Allen Maxwell
Recorded by Chris Woodhouse in 2002

Sacramento Records Listening Party- February 18, 2012

Sac Records Listening Party 6

Sacramento Records and Phono Select hosted a fabulous record listening party this past Saturday night. There was food and friends and plenty of records to listen to.

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Swimming in the Secret C- A 17 Band Comp


This spectacular reissue of the timeless collection of mid-nineties bands is one of the lost gems of our time. Included in this compilation are such bands as The Bananas, The Four Eyes, Nar, The Knockoffs, Operation: Clif Clavin, No Kill I, and many more. Originally released in 1996 on Secret Center Records, when you listen to this album, you’ll be reliving your youth in the hot Sacramento summers, drinking free wine at Second Saturday and sneaking into a hotel pool to keep cool.

1999 & 2001


Double CD-R compilation. Features over 30 different Sacramento bands from 1999 & 2001.

Nacho Business 7″ EP

Nacho Business self-titled 7


Track List:
  1. Spend the Night
  2. Running
  3. Sun Sun