Issue: May 14, 2009

SN&R readers,Sacramento’s a great music city.It’s fitting, then, that this week’s cover story explores a local scientist’s efforts to uncover a secret connection between music and our emotions and memories.And speaking of which, this year’s Sacramento Area Music Award nominees are likely the very musicians responsible for all those great sonic memories. Read about them in this week’s Sammies guide, check out the most outstanding albums/releases of the year in this week’s Music feature, or vote for your favorite local artists here.Lastly, if you’re itching to check out a live show this week, take a peek at SN&R’s new music calendar, the Stash.Think Free and keep reading!