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Video and more: Adam and Alicia Messinger and “The Amazing Fist”

Adam Messinger is offering several incentives to encourage potential fans to donate to his comic book project “The Amazing Fist,” which I wrote about in my (final Record) story in today’s LENS section. For $1, a donor can receive a .pdf of issue no. 1 before prints are available and get his or her name […]

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More from the Blackwater jazz jam, part one: Suicidal Tendencies

My video from Monday night’s jazz jam at the Blackwater Cafe drew a comment on Facebook from Stockton musician Erin Odessa, who wondered if I had footage of a particularly amazing drummer from later in the evening. I do not; I left the Blackwater when my shift ended at 10 p.m. But according to local […]

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Stockton duo Craft Spells featured on Pitchfork

Congrats are due to the Stockton’s Justin Vallesteros and Frankie Soto – also known as the indie act Craft Spells –¬†for earning praise and recognition from online critics across the country, including Pitchfork. The Chicago-based music site, which has been credited with helping to break Modesto Mouse and Arcade Fire, featured the duo’s track “Party […]

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Ernie Mancuso finds a lightsaber

B-roll from my video of Mancuso painting a mural in Michael Klooster’s recording studio; the lightsaber toy belonged to Klooster’s son.

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Stockton concerts chat replay, and an IFG/SMG update

My live chat today on the local concert scene was really fun; thanks to everyone who participated. You can check out a replay of the chat below. One topic that didn’t come up during the chat was Stockton city officials’ negotiations to buy out the existing, six-year-old contract with IFG, which has been criticized for […]

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Behind the scenes at Skintimates Studios

Mandy Vidales, a junior at Lincoln High in Stockton, was picked from applicants across the nation to be part of an 18-member all-girl group attending a filmmaking camp sponsored by Skintimate Studios. The event aimed to teach the girls the ins and outs of filmmaking as well as impart a positive message of empowerment. They […]

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“Twilight” tickets sold out in downtown Stockton a week before premiere

UPDATE June 23: The demand for tickets has led City Centre Cinemas 16 in downtown Stockton to add two more theaters to the 12:01 a.m. June 30 screening. You can buy tickets by clicking here. If you’re wondering why June 29 was changed to June 30 in the post below, click here. “New Moon” is […]

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Video: Gonzo at Valley Brew

Gonzo is what happens when some of the area’s best musicians get together with a variety of instruments and jam. For Tuesday’s 420 show at Valley Brew the Stockton-based collective featured, among others, Mike Klooster and Joe Bulum on keys, Jeff Teczon on sax, Stan Raquel and Greg Severi on guitar, Greg Skelton on drums, […]

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On the turntables with DJ No Shame

Neelesh “DJ No Shame” Maharaj will be on the turntables April 8 for the Hip-Hop Revival event at the Stockton Empire Theatre. He took a break from his set April 3 at Fat’s Grill and Bar in Stockton to talk about the show and DJing. Video/editing: Ian Hill

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Photos, Video: French Cassettes

UPDATE 1:48 p.m.: Check out more photos at the bottom of this post. Tony Sauro’s column today looks at French Cassettes, one of the area’s most inventive and engaging rock bands. (Click here for more about the band’s show Saturday at the Plea for Peace Center in Stockton; photo at right shows French Cassettes frontman […]

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