Karega Bailey – Three to See: Live music around Sacramento

BY AARON DAVIS, Special to The Bee Karega Bailey and Sol Development, Hip-hop/soul/poetry 8 p.m. Sun. Jan. 3rd at Harlow’s The lines between hip-hop and poetry are already inherently blurry, and what Sacramento native and community activist Karega Bailey does on stage removes the line entirely. Backed by his spitfire collective Sol Development, Bailey’s shows are an…

Epsilona’s chance and circumstance

How the Sacramento indie rock band finds happy accidents in its music By Aaron Carnes | Sacramento News & Review It’s a good thing Epsilona’s songs didn’t come out exactly as the band intended.   On the local four-piece’s debut EP, Thinkers, the second song is a swirling psychedelic pop tune held together with high-energy grooving drums….

Con Brio, Caught in the Act

Photo credit: Beet Seeking Missile-Paul Piazza Con Brio is a living, evolving testament to the power of soul. Propelled by the young phenom Ziek McCarter – a charismatic, undeniably gifted showman – Con Brio’s sound draws a clear lineage from the dance-heavy funk legacies of legends like Sly & the Family Stone and James Brown,…