Music News & Reviews

Music News & Reviews

Beach Slang is loud and fast, fast and loose

Everything about James Alex's decision to quit his dependable job as a graphic designer and become a full-time, full throated, Replacements-style rock 'n' roller at age 42 made perfect sense. Except one. "My throat was sort of limping," says the frontman for Philadelphia's Beach Slang. "There was one point on the U.S. tour last year, I was face-to-face with my mortality: 'Maybe I can't be blatantly disregarding this thing.'"

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Sacramento-area hopefuls try out for 'The Voice'

KCRA hosted live auditions for the popular TV show, "The Voice" at Arden Fair mall in Sacramento today.
Randall Benton The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento-area hopefuls try out for 'The Voice' 3:59

Sacramento-area hopefuls try out for 'The Voice'

Growing Oakdale silk-screen firm does award-winning work 0:57

Growing Oakdale silk-screen firm does award-winning work

Flight of fancy in Turlock 2:30

Flight of fancy in Turlock

MJC 4-year respiratory degree picking first cohort 0:56

MJC 4-year respiratory degree picking first cohort