Indie Rock Band Capital Cities Plays For Their Sacramento Fans

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Trumpet player for Capital Cities Spencer Ludwig playing his horn for a captavated audience at the Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, CA

Bryce Fraser, writer
Shiftsync Media

Capital Cities preformed for the second time at the Ace OF Spades Venue on Friday night. Bands on tour with Capitol Cities, Gold Fields, that

Photo Credit: Bryce Fraser Ryan Merchant right, and Sebu Simonian left both lead vocalists for Capital Cities singing to their audience at the Ace Of Spades Venue in Sacramento, CA

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Ryan Merchant right, and Sebu Simonian left both lead vocalists for Capital Cities singing to their audience at the Ace Of Spades Venue in Sacramento, CA

originated from the country of Australia, and DWNTWN got the crown warmed up, with both giving a wonderful performance.

Finally, the lights went down and  the indie rock band Capitol Cities came out with their mac computers and guitars, what makes them a truly unique band, is Their  trumpet player, Spencer Ludwig. Together they really had a refreshingly different tone which sets them apart from other indie rock bands.
Capital Cities preformed 3 cover songs, Prince’s “Nothing Compares To You”, “Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees and, “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang. They also played all their fan favorites, such as “Kangaroo Court”, “Love Away”, Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast, and of course their hit song Safe and Sound” giving it their all they really gave fans an amazing a show.

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Nonpoint with, Candlelight Red, and Digital Summer rocks Sacramento

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Elias Soriano lead singer and Front-man to Nonpoint shakes his dreadlocks while head banging on stage of the Ace of spades venue in Sacramento, CA

Lance Gawthrop, writer

Nonpoint's Adam Wolosyzn the Bass player in front, while Dave Lizzio Guitar player for the band is in the background on stage at the Ace of Spades venue in Sacramento, CA

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Nonpoint’s Adam Wolosyzn the Bass player in front, while Dave Lizzio Guitar player for the band is in the background on stage at the Ace of Spades venue in Sacramento, CA

Febuary 5, 2013
Shiftsync Media

Elias Soriano lead singer and Front-man to Nonpoint on stage of the Ace of spades venue in Sacramento, Ca

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Elias Soriano lead singer and Front-man to Nonpoint on stage of the Ace of spades venue in
Sacramento, Ca

Nonpoint – straight to the point – Nonpoint has nonstop energy that resembles P.O.D.’s way of screaming and distorted guitar riffs with every head swaying – even grannies heads can be found rocking back and forth –  at Ace of Spades in Sacramento.

The jam “Wake up the World” was kicking out with Elias Soriano on a platform growling lyrics from behind lengthy dreads.  After Nonpoint blasted the track they could have walked off stage at that moment and called it a night, but Nonpoint’s front man Soriano, original drummer Robb Rivera, three new guitarists – Dave Lizzio and Rasheed on leads, and Adam Wolosyzen slapping the bass, wasn’t playing a one hit wonder leaving a bad taste in the back of a dry throat with dry rot.  Instead, the newly developed group revealed that their band has great chemistry.

Soriano was able to bounce from the front of the stage to the side of the stage; while bellowing his god given grunts without ramming into Thomas or Lizzio.  Wolosyzen was slamming bass chords in his own little bass land world without bumping into his mates either, and Rivera’s drumming is heaven sent for percussion heads.

Right before Nonpoint performed “That Day”, Soriano sang a break from Tupac’s “California Love” letting the audience know California knows how to party.  Then, the remake with nearly 4 million views on YouTube, “Air Tonight”, was recognized by the crowd, but not nearly as identifiable as “Bullet with a Name on It”.  The band was able to stop playing all of their instruments simultaneously as the mass sang the rest of the lyrics – totally awesome.
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