Internal Conflict, Plead the Fifth, Knuckle Puck, Wipeout
Friday, 7 p.m.
I always enjoy a good movie reference, especially from a childhood classic like D2: Mighty Ducks. What’s more enjoyable about Vacaville’s Knuckle Puck is that they belong to the dying breed of two-step, thrashy hardcore like the Bay Area greats Ceremony and Sabertooth Zombie or the classics, Infest and Minor Threat. Keep shredding, brothers.
Whole Earth Benefit Dance Party
Friday, 8 p.m., $3-5
Delta of Venus
Help WEF build up some funds for the festival you all know and love by coming out for a night of electronica and more. Here’s the breakdown of genres by DJ: Tao will cover the dubstep, drum ‘n bass; Kelly D will spin the electro, breaks and tech-house; N’Demik has a change of pace with psychedelic and progressive and Ian Lesperance brings the funk.
Half-handed Cloud, LAKE, G2
Friday, 7 p.m.
Scrambled Eggs House
Berkeley’s interesting soloist John Ringhofer will be entertaining Scrambled Eggers with both song and side notes tomorrow evening. The Asthmatic Kitty Records artist sounds pretty odd, he works part time and is a doodling addict. Hopefully he will share some of these stories at the show.
Aftershocker, Shayna and the Bulldog
Friday, 10 p.m., $3-5, 21
The G St. Pub
It’s locals’ night for this G Street Concert, matching two very different acts. Aftershocker’s (you guessed it) hair rock meets Shayna’s charismatic pop rock, which has taken a surfy side on their Basement Love Explosion EP, due out next week and can be picked up at their Burgers ‘n Brew release party Apr. 18. Preview the EP Friday night!
Apple Pie Hopes, Katie Delwiche, Pete Bernhard, Connecticut
Saturday, 7 p.m., $5
Delta of Venus
Apple Pie Hopes… you’ll eat it? That’s my best guess about this happy-go-lucky Americana band from Oakland. If the idea of a pirate anthem scares you, then the opening acts are the ones you’d like to see, such as the pleasant townies Katie D and Pete Bernhard (fans of Willy Mason or M. Ward will dig him!). They’re likely to slow down the evening with bluesy-folksy-perfection.
An Angle, Them Hills, Audrye Sessions, Death to Anders
Saturday, 9 p.m., $7, 21
Old Ironsides in Sacramento
Not much of an explanation is needed for this show, since its constituents are regulars in the Sac Scene. But for those who love indie cheese-pop and haven’t seen them at one of hundreds of shows, now is the time. Openers Death to Anders from L.A. sounds like Nick Cave meets Sonic Youth meets a sliver of Pavement.
Natya: Indian Dance Festival
Sunday, 3 p.m., $7 for students in advance and $12 at the door
Witness UC Davis’ own professionals dance the traditional Indian styles Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Odissi. Beautifully dressed in vibrant fabrics and captivated under dramatic light, this performance will blow any Indian music video you’ve caught on television out of the water. Not to mention, the music is amazing, too!
Enon, Thao Nguyen
Monday, 9 p.m., $10, 21
The Blue Lamp in Sacramento
Distorted bass and good drum beats backing synth with female vocals – how juicy is that! A taste of New York’s Grade-A music scene comes to Sacramento for a dancetastic set that would appeal to fans of anything from Blonde Redhead to Hot Chip could get down to.
Led to Sea
Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Delta of Venus
Led to Sea is the solo project of violinist L. Alex Guy, also known to Davis Delta-goers as Alex Sprout Guy, or as Jason Webley’s backup band. Anyway, Alex has been around, but not to woo crowds on her own with freakish arrangements of viola and voice.
Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Dana Schutz
Today, 4:30 p.m.
Join artists and art lovers alike for one of the last visiting artist lectures on campus, with the acclaimed painter Dana Schutz. Schutz is an MFA Graduate of Columbia University and is known for bringing a darker, more horrid style to the canvas. More information can be found at art.ucdavis.edu.
Second Friday Art Walk
Friday, starting at 7 p.m.
Downtown Davis Art Galleries
It’s the one time of the month not to dread – the art walk! Stroll, window shop and marvel over what the downtown Davis galleries have to offer this month, including a ceramic reception at Pence Gallery for Charlene Doiron Reinhart and Carol Wedemeyer. For more information, visit artery.coop.
READING / SPOKEN WORD
For information on poetry readings in Davis, see page ___.
MONDAVI / THEATRE
Main Stage Dance/Theatre Festival
Tonight through Saturday at 8 p.m., $10 for students and $14 for non-students
Main Theatre, Wright Hall
Three dances, three student choreographers, a multitude of sensory enjoyment. Look to the main paper next week for more on this festival, which will carry through the following weekend and perform during Picnic Day events.
UC Davis Empyrean Ensemble
Sunday, 8 p.m., $9 for students and $18 for non-students
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Campus composing and performing all-stars the Empyrean Ensemble will be taking on The 51% Majority, a survey of modern pieces all by women around the world. The Memory Place by Ann Callaway will have its first public performance ever, and the evening will be preempted by a 7 p.m. “Demystifying the Music” lecture.
AT THE MOVIES
X: The Unheard Music
Friday at 5 p.m. only at 600 Fourth St. in Sacramento
Sounds mysterious, wouldn’t you say? Let’s preserve the mystery, but I’ll give you one hint: ’80s L.A. punk.
Opens Friday at Regal Davis Holiday 6 on F Street
All cop movies should involve Keanu Reeves to ensure there is a good amount of suspense and action. But adding Hugh Laurie (the asshole from “House”) yelling, “You gonna cry to your daddy?” makes this film priceless.
Now playing at Davis Regal Stadium 5 on G Street
Jim Halpert! 0mfg what a babe! You can see him on the big screen twice in one week. For more on Jim Halpert (John Krasinksi), see M2.
Opens Friday at Davis Regal Stadium 5 on G Street
Davis is full of them, but do we have any professors that look like Dennis Quaid? I think not. Carrie Bradshaw fans, this flick’s for you.
Enon, Thao Nguyen
Monday at the Blue Lam