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Friday, April 19, 2024



Joyful Sounds, Kill City

Today, 7 p.m.

R5 Records in Sacramento

So their definition of joy may differ from mine, but that certainly doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate the musical endeavors of San Diego hardcore band Joyful Sounds. What I’m even more appreciative of, though, is the fact that both bands are signed onto a label called Brain Constipation Records.


Oaxacan, Night Nurse, Wave & Particle

Today, 8 p.m., $5

Luigi’s Fun Garden in Sacramento

Oakland trio Oaxacan explore in the ever-innovative genre of experimental music, creating a haunting and minimalist composition of droning guitars, female pitches and electronic swells.


Woody Pines and the Lonesome Two, Patrick Ferris

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Lo-fi meets deep rootsy blues with North Carolina band Woody Pines and the Lonesome Two. The result of this joining? A toe-tapping take on Southern music with hints of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie.


Hans Solos: A Hip-Hop Showcase of Solo MCs

Friday, 8 p.m., $5

Javalounge in Sacramento

With so many hip-hop acts using shows as an excuse to bring their boys onstage (i.e. Fiddy and G-Unit, Fat Joe and Terror Squad), it’s nice to see a change. Also, anything that warrants a Star Wars reference is a thumbs-up in my book. This hip-hop exhibition features Poor from Sacramento-based rap group Tribe of Levi and Peck the Town Crier.


Aroarah, Fat Bulldog 50, Deconstruct, Emerald City, Bone-Bag

Friday, 8 p.m.

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

Sacramento rock group Aroarah is composed of four ladies whose sassy fashion sense serves as an appropriate accompaniment to their equally sassy sound. The group will also take the Earnie Ball stage at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre for the Vans Warped Tour in Marysville.


The West Nile Ramblers, Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

As a female singer-songwriter, Oklahoma-based Samantha Crain is bound to draw many a comparison to other ladies in the world of folk and indie rock. A bit more rootsy than Joanna Newsom, far less cutesy than Kimya Dawson and with a voice that calls to mind Feist, Crain proves that she can hold her own.


SecondShot, Van Hammersly, Leopold and his Fiction

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

The G St. Pub

Pop-punkers SecondShot will give one last performance in the area before they head off to tour in Japan. If you like acts like Thrice and The Ataris, or if you’re just 21 and bored, don’t miss your last chance to see them.


OK Ikumi, JP Haynie, All on Seven

Saturday, 8 p.m., $5

Old Firehouse

OK Ikumi will be sure to charm your pants off with their slightly somber but still super cute electro-pop diddies. Led by Karl Jorgensen, the Utah group’s keyboard driven synths recall that of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.


The B Foundation, Ballyhoo!, Arden Park Roots, Nine Hours North, Natural Roots

Saturday, 8 p.m., $12 in advance

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

From the realm of reggae-influenced rock bands a la Pepper or Sublime is The B Foundation. Along with Maryland-based band Ballyhoo!, The B Foundation are headlining the Surf Roots Summer Tour 2008.


Jake Mann, The Spires, The Dazzling Strangers

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

The name of Jake Mann should sound familiar to all you Davis showgoers – he started out in prolific fuzz-pop band The Zim-Zims! With a voice that channels Elvis Costello, Mann’s lo-fi material should appeal to fans of Pavement, The Velvet Underground and Elliot Smith.


Buildings Breeding, Spider Friends

Sunday, 8 p.m.

Old Firehouse

OK, so maybe a night out on campus might not seem like the ideal ending before school starts up again, but don’t be fooled. Round out your weekend with these two charming bands.


Jay Baker, Boyfriendz, The English Singles

Sunday, 8 p.m., $5

Javalounge in Sacramento

Sacramento group Boyfriendz is rooted in rock through and through, taking a page from classic acts like The Smiths, Nirvana and R.E.M.



Brideshead Revisited

Opens tomorrow at Varsity Theatre on Second Street

Adapted from the best-selling book by Evelyn Waugh, this film explores the Flyte family, the aristocratic owners of the Brideshead estate.


The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Opens tomorrow at Regal Davis Holiday 6 on F Street

Sometimes the mood to see a chick flick arises. Hey, maybe you can even make it one of those ladies night outs. Hair braiding, pillow fights and girlish giggling are strictly optional.


Pineapple Express

Now playing at Regal Davis Stadium 5 on G Street

Judd Apatow is at it again in this film that stars “Freaks and Geeks” alumni James Franco and Seth Rogan as two stoners on the run from the law. See page __ for a review.



Heart-Felt: The Art and Stories of Jan Schubert & Terry Busse

Now open at the Tsao Gallery

In addition to hand-stitched creations from the artists, the gallery will also showcase artwork made by students at the Davis Waldorf School.



Now through Aug. 30, $15 for students and $18 for general admission

The Space at 25th and R streets in Sacramento

With runs in Los Angeles and off-Broadway, this musical focuses on two high schoolers struggling with life at a private Catholic boarding school.


RACHEL FILIPINAS can be reached at arts@californiaaggie.com.


Editor’s picks

OK Ikumi, JP Haynie, All on Seven

Saturday, 8 p.m., $5

Old Firehouse


Jake Mann, The Spires, The Dazzling Strangers

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen


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