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The 2017 NAMM Show

Chris and Bryan with Tim Armstrong

Thanks to our friends at Armor Gold Cables, I was able to attend this year’s NAMM show with my brother Chris and nephew Bryan. It was great to see Stephen Simon. Armor Gold continues to be a huge supporter of The Nickel Slots, and we love their cables! The NAMM show celebrates all that is […]

Relive our night opening for Bob Seger


Back on March 9th of 2015, The Nickel Slots had an opportunity to open for the legendary Bob Seger. He had rescheduled the Sacramento stop on his 2015 “Ride Out” tour and needed a local opener. Bob’s management approached Andy Hawk at 98 Rock and asked for a recommendation for a local act. Andy recommended The Nickel […]

The Nickel Slots return to Harlow’s

Photo by Jason Knight

The Nickel Slots are returning to Harlow’s Restaurant and Night Club on Friday, February 5th. We’re excited to share the stage there again with Joy and Madness, one of our favorite local Sacramento bands. This night will be a mix of Americana, Alt Country and Rock & Roll from us, and some Funk and Blue-Eyed Soul […]

Listen to Your Reverends

Steve Amaral's Reverend guitars

It’s no secret that I love guitars. I own my share of Fenders, Gibsons, and Rickenbackers. But this blog post is about my love affair with Reverend Guitars. I was first introduced to Reverend back in the early 2000s when they still made their USA series. Reverend loaned me a red Slingshot with two P-90 […]

From festivals to clubs

The Nickel Slots posing with the owners of Het Keizershof

Throughout this tour of Belgium and The Netherlands we’ve had a variety of shows. We started with a town square, a biker hotel, and two festivals where we had a great time and met some wonderful people. But there is nothing like a club show on a weeknight to see how a community gathers together […]

Rain at the Woodland Opera House

Woodland Opera House

With The Nickel Slots preparing for our show at the Woodland Opera House, I was reminiscing about when my brother Chris and I were kids and the Beatles tribute band Rain performed there. I must have been in 6th grade and I remember our dad provided the sound system for that show. Having grown up listening […]

Recently discovered live video!

The Nickel Slots live at the Apple Store in San Francisco, CA.

We wanted to share this rare live video of our performance at the Apple Store in San Francisco on February 10, 2012. Longtime Sacramento promoter Jerry Perry arranged an in-store appearance for The Nickel Slots. This video recently arrived in an unmarked box, inside a film canister with no note or explanation. We had a great time […]

Two shows this Saturday April 28th!


Yes it’s true, The Nickel Slots have two shows this coming Saturday. On April 28th we will be performing at the Northern California NAMIWalk at William Land Park right here in Sacramento!  We will take the stage at 10am. and the event will wrap up around noon. Then later that night we return to Hotel Utah in […]

Live at the Apple Store S.F.

The Nickel Slots at the Apple flagship store in S.F.

The Nickel Slots were approached by longtime Sacramento promoter Jerry Perry about playing the Apple flagship store in San Francisco. When I found out, it felt just like the first time I turned on my first iPhone. I was excited, I was overwhelmed, and I felt special. I was excited because I have been an […]