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Drummer Rafael Bañuelos, 21, performs on Nov. 9 at 3 Disciples Brewing in Santa Rosa during an Incredulous show.

Garages and bedrooms and bars: Making it big in Sonoma County

December 12, 2019

Branden Carrell and his bandmates watch where they step in their makeshift recording studio. The former garage, once a photo studio, now serves as Carrell’s grandmother’s bedroom. Carrell’s band, Incredulous, chose the room for its acoustics, des...

Author Victor Villaseñor left California as a young man to live in Mexico. Returning to the United States at 20, Villaseñor has written nine novels and 65 short stories.

The voice of genius inside us: Victor Villaseñor

October 15, 2019

Acclaimed author Victor Villaseñor spoke to the Santa Rosa Junior College community 12 p.m. Monday at Newman Auditorium, sharing his wealth of knowledge and candid personal philosophy. California native Villaseñor, 79, has received high praise for ...

After 13-long years, Tool release their newest album early Sept.

“Fear Inoculum”: Tool makes a triumphant return

September 3, 2019

"Fear Inoculum" is proof that good things are worth waiting for; the album is an experimental masterpiece, with guitar, bass, drums and synthesizer weaving in and out and crashing together for tremendous breakdowns.  Tool broke a 13-year-long silence to release...

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