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Davis, California

Tuesday, May 21, 2024



The Boys After, Janette Hawkings

Today, 7 p.m, $8

The Upstairs in Sacramento

Pop punkers The Boys After remind me of basically every dude I had a crush on in middle school: the band tee sporting, rambunctious skater boy who would poke me during pre-algebra class. I like to think that I’ve matured a lot since then.


Nino Moschella

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Nino Moschella is like an unexpected visitor – the good kind, not the kind that you ignore while they wait outside your front door. Gritty but soulful, Moschella fuses electronic and acoustic as bluesy guitars and elements of hip funk meet together in a surprising but welcome turn.


Curse of the Birthmark, Chad Stockdale Quartet, TBA

Friday, 8 p.m., $5

Funcastle in Sacramento

Sometimes a dark departure from the sunny summer days and its upbeat soundtrack is necessary. My solution: San Francisco-based band Curse of the Birthmark, who present the type of hypnotizing industrial rock complete with pounding drums and electro-filled guitars that remind me of why winter has always been my favorite season.


Boyfriendz, The Enlows, Baby!

Friday, 9 p.m., 21

The 300 Room in Sacramento

Listening to the chick rock of Sacramento band Baby! reminds me that there isn’t a female equivalent to the phrase “Rock out with your cock out.” But on second thought, I think this lack of expression is for the best.


The Silent Comedy, Be Brave Bold Robot

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Part Decemberists, part Neutral Milk Hotel and entirely fun-loving, San Diego group The Silent Comedy brings their own quirky brand of vaudevillian folk. Both bands will also appear tonight on “Cool as Folk” on KDVS 90.3 FM.


As Yet Untitled, Stunt Double, DEN

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

The G St. Pub

What’s in a name? For Sacto group As Yet Untitled, not too much other than anonymity and vagueness. But with their definitively rock roots, it shouldn’t really matter. Meanwhile, LA trio DEN will try to prove that they’re not just another indie rock band from Los Angeles.


SATI, Doodle, Boron and the Grebes

Saturday, 8 p.m., $3


An eclectic mix of local talent is scheduled for the TB195. Davis band Doodle brings a blend of catchy pop and synthy grunge that recalls the sounds of acts like Sonic Youth.


Torture Path, Memento Mori

Saturday, 9 p.m., $5, 21

The Stag in Woodland

Gravelly vocals, shredding guitar riffs – the name alone should be indicative of the type of music to expect from a band called Torture Path. The element of surprise: The Woodland-based band does its own version of the hyphy classic “Thizzle Dance,” taking the song to an entirely new spectrum.


PhD, Boca do Rio

Saturday, 9:30 p.m., $3-5, 21

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Second chances are so rare. I didn’t take advantage of the under-21 accessible Balcony B when Boca do Rio last appeared at Sophia’s in June, but now I can reap the benefits of being of legal age!


Dread Zeppelin

Saturday, 9:30 p.m., $15 in advance, $18 day of show, 21

Harlow’s in Sacramento

Three things to take note of: 1. Dread Zeppelin is a reggae-style Led Zeppelin cover band. 2. None of the band members has dreadlocks. 3. Dread Zep’s lead singer is an Elvis Presley impersonator.


Mirah with Spectratone International

Tuesday, 8 p.m., 21

The Press Club in Sacramento

The first time I saw Mirah live, it was for free in a crowded restaurant on the Berkeley campus and I couldn’t see shit – I’m positive that the scrilla I plan on forking over for this show will be more than worth it.


Digable Planets

Wednesday, 10 p.m., 21

Harlow’s in Sacramento

Digable Planets presented the world to the “Rebirth of Slick” back in ’93, but the group disbanded a year later after their ill-received sophomore album. After a reunion tour in 2005, the threesome proves that they’re still “cool like dat” with their chill fusion of hip-hop and jazz.



Bangkok Dangerous

Opens Friday at Regal Davis Holiday 6 on F Street

Bangkok Dangerous seems to have the makings of everything I would want to avoid as an intelligent moviegoer – but really, I just hate Nicolas Cage that much.


Bottle Shock

Opens Friday at Regal Davis Holiday 6 on F Street

California was put on the wine map in the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976. This event is featured in the film, which stars Bill Pullman as a struggling vintner and Alan Rickman as a British wine shop owner.


Vicky Christina Barcelona

Opens Friday at the Varsity Theater on Second Street

Two words: Threesome and ScarJo. Need I say more?



Digital Images by Julie Patterson

Tsao Gallery

Julie Patterson takes the art of photography a step further, creating texture and mood as she adds layers of anything from wax and polish to chalk and plaster to her images.


Annual Art Auction: Beyond the Horizon

Now until Sept. 13 at the Pence Gallery

Over 100 works of fine art from local and regional artists are on display.


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


Editor’s picks:

Mirah with Spectratone International

Tuesday, 8 p.m., 21

The Press Club in Sacramento


Digable Planets

Wednesday, 10 p.m., 21

Harlow’s in Sacramento



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