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Tuesday, April 23, 2024




Lee Coulter, Jakob Martin, Aaron Bowen

Today, 7:30 p.m.

ASUCD Coffee House

Who’s got the booty? She’s got the booty and you’ve got the booty voodoo! Headlining tonight is the Australian witch doctor Lee Coulter, who anyone hungry for a little John Mayer with some added spice will eat up immediately.


Half-handed Cloud, LAKE, G2

Friday, 7 p.m.

Scrambled Egg House

If you thought this show was last week, well, I was just kidding. The Berkeley resident John Ringhofer is the original bassist of Danielson but now writes jovial acoustic folk which may be enjoyed by a wide range of listeners. He will be joined by the local UC Davis alumnus G2


NOLA Soul 2: New Orleans Benefit Dance Party

Friday, 8 p.m.

Delta of Venus

If rock isn’t your thing, then head out to the Delta on Friday and support the Renew Our Music Fund, which aims to help preserve the tasty culture of New Orleans’ music and performance scene. For more information see renewourmusic.org.


Even Elroy, Silver Griffin, The Vein

Friday, 10 p.m., $3-5, 21

The G St. Pub

Even Elroy is the next big deal – this rock outfit from Fog Town has seen recognition from MTV and has the type of hard asses that will tour with a portable grand piano weighing almost 300 pounds. They’ll also be performing on Picnic Day at 1:30 at the Silo Pub stage for free.


Mad Cow String Band, Lady A and her Heel Draggers

Friday, 10 p.m., $3, 21

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

It’s the reunion of one of Sophia’s prized house bands. The Mad Cow String Band includes the town’s pedal-powered coffee grinder Alex Roth as well as other notable Yolo musicians that create an energetic atmosphere worth dancing to out on the patio. Under 21ers should not be discouraged – they are also welcome to come watch the show from “Balcony B.” For more on Sophia’s 2008 season, see the front page!


Destroy Tokyo, A Sunny Day in Glasgow

Friday, 10 p.m., $4

Old Firehouse

Attention night owls: Friday can be your idea of a good time. First enjoy some late night at the DC, next hit up a late night show just across campus featuring psych-rock and dreamy indie. Is it more than ironic that poppy shoegazers A Sunny Day in Glasgow is actually from Philly? You know, like that TV show? Also important to note: chocolate soymilk will be in a (limited) abundance!


Norfolk & Western, Weinland, Silver Darling

Saturday, 8 p.m., $

Old Firehouse

I’m going to be frank, and you can still be Garth: This show just might be the peak of the spring quarter show season. Who can top a Portland band with all the crazy connections with the indie world – drummer Rachel Blumberg doubles as a visual artist and used to be in The Decemberists; she along with lead singer Adam Selzer work with M. Ward. This show will also feature the mesmerizing folky charm of Sacramentans Silver Darling, who are on the verge of a hot new release on Davis label Crossbill Records. For more on Norfolk & Western, see page ___.


Tegan and Sara

Monday, 8 p.m., $22.50

Freeborn Hall

“The Con” comes to Davis – this pair of identical 27-year-old Canadian twinsies will rock your Aggie tube socks off as they’ve ditched the acoustic rock sound for a more aggro-pop-electronic style. Don’t forget to enter with the ASUCD Entertainment Council for a chance to bowl with the Quinns, and check the paper on the day of the show for an exclusive Aggie interview with Tegan.


Death Cab for Cutie, The Cave Singers

Tuesday, 8 p.m., tickets sold out

Freeborn Hall

Tuesday is the New Year – soul meets body in a photobooth as we laugh indoors and bend to squares like brothers on a hotel bed and drink champagne from a paper cup. If you can’t tell, I am a little excited. Check the paper the day of this sold out show for another exclusive Aggie interview, this time with Death Cab bassist Nick Harmer.




Ally Hack, Sadie Hoagland, Gabrielle Myers

Today, 8 p.m.

126 Voorhies

The weekly readings from graduate students in the English department have begun for the quarter, this week featuring two fiction writers, Ally Hack and Sadie Hoagland, along with poetry by Gabrielle Myers. Come support your TAs or scout for some new ones at this reading.


Don Peri

Friday, 7:30

The Avid Reader

Stroll downtown to witness Don Peri unveil some of the cutest research out there from his newest book, Working with Walt: Interviews with Disney Artists. The book interviews several individuals who worked as animators and directors in the process of creating Dumbo and even the first cartoon Walt created, Steamboat Willie. For a closer look at Walt as a businessman and passionate man of cartoons, don’t miss this reading!




Trashion Show

Monday, noon

The Quad

The design department has gotten particularly crafty using a green conscious. Supported by the Enviromental Policy and Planning Commission and to celebrate Earth Week, guys and gals will be fitted in post-consumer recyclables, all made by design students.




Main Stage Theatre and Dance Festival

Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Main Theatre, Wright Hall

Here’s your chance to see original works by three UC Davis student choreographers, each piece unique and compelling. More information can be found on page ___.


Lara Downes, Perspectives: Coming Home Part II

Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $33 for non-students and $16.50 for students

Mondavi Center

Downes is performing on behalf of the Coming Home series, a survey of spectacular American voices of the 20th century. She will be paying tribute with song from the ’20s to ’50s, with pieces by Aaron Copland and Duke Ellington, among others. The interesting catch is that some of Ellington’s arrangements are credited to David Kyle, a professor of sociology at UC Davis who doubles as a jazz pianist. Who knew?




The Forbidden Kingdom

Opens Friday at the Davis Regal Holiday 6 on F Street

Kung fu superstars Jackie Chan and Jet Li are back with this martial arts thriller. Free the Monkey King!


88 Minutes

Opens Friday at the Regal Davis Stadium 5 on G Street

Pacino doubles as a professor and an FBI agent, simultaneously womanizing and running from his death in 88 minutes.


Garbage! The Revolution

Friday at 7 p.m. only at 600 Fourth St. in Sacramento

If you’ve never thought about how the little things you throw out add up to a huge mound of garbage that’s shipped around the world like a commodity, then this documentary should open your eyes. There is a $5 entry fee, and feel welcome to bring some snacks, but only in a reusable container!


Editor’s picks:

Norfolk & Western, Weinland, Silver Darling

Saturday at Old Firehouse

Death Cab for Cutie, The Cave Singers

Tuesday at Freeborn Hall




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