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Northern California Concert History of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s covers artists who are making an impact on local culture as well as the growing independent music movement. Here are some Sacramento artists who have recorded remarkable music over the years:

Tesla, Cake, Deftones, Papa Roach, Frank Hannon

SacTV articles & video interviews

History of SacTV Music Spotlight Videos, Papa Roach, Oleander, Harley White, Skyler's Pool, Mumbo Gumbo, Caron Vikre, Carla Fleming, Kally O'Mally, The Features, Jenn Rogar, Anton Barbeau, Tattooed Love Dogs, Ken Koenig, Ninety Nine Tales, Natalie Cortez & The UltraViolets, Road 88

Interview with Kitty O'Neal
Kitty O'Neal talks about her radio career at KFBK and her band Skyler's Pool.
Skyler's Pool - The Sunflowers
Skyler's Pool features vocalist Kitty O'Neal and her husband guitarist Kurt Spataro.
Kepi Ghoulie - Winning Combination
Groovie Ghoulies vocalist Kepi Ghoulie returns with an upbeat optimistic rocker.
Henry Robinette - What If I Go Sailing?
Local jazz guitarist Henry Robinette performs an uplifting instrumental.
Kally O'Mally - The Institution
Here's one of Kally's upbeat, melodic social commentary songs.
Simple Creation - Good Soul
This Sacramento reggae band delivers fun dance music with inspiring lyrics.
Ricky Berger at TEDxSacramento City 2.0 - May 4, 2013
Ricky Berger performs her original songs "Man of My Dreams" and "Why Be Blue."
Carla Fleming - Rise Again
Singer/songwriter Carla Fleming performs her 2012 song "Rise Again."
Frank Hannon Band - Electric Chair (World Peace)
When he's not playing guitar with Tesla, Frank Hannon spends time with his other band, focusing on his originals.
Jenn Rogar - Promise
Jenn mixes social issues with music, drawing from folk, rock and blues. This song is from her 2013 CD The River.
Papa's Culture - Harley White Jr. Interview
SacTV's Alex Cosper interviews Harley White Jr. about the time he was signed on Elektra Records with Papa Culture.
Raspberry Sky - Chemistry
This 2020 music video captures an innovative soulful presentation.
NBC - Fanny Documentary Interview with June Millington
June Millington is interviewed by NBC in October 2021 about her time in the legendary all-female rock band Fanny. They were originally from Sacramento before relocating to Los Angeles after getting signed by Reprise in 1969.

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