From the Sacramento Press as story of the area’s avant-garde past:
From 1967 to 1973, Sacramento was home to the world’s most respected journal of avant-garde music and art, called Source Magazine. The late 1960s were a period of dramatic social change in the worlds of art and music. During this era, groups of like-minded artists gathered in a few cities that became epicenters of creativity. San Francisco’s “Summer of Love” in Haight-Ashbury was one such epicenter, as was Paris during the uprisings of May 1968, or the East Village in Manhattan via Andy Warhol’s “Factory” scene. Sacramento’s epicenter of cutting-edge music was located in the basement of a Victorian home in Midtown’s Poverty Ridge neighborhood, where Source was produced.