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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Arts Week

MUSIC

Mylo Jenkins, Brethren, Brethren & the Brethren

Today, 9:30 p.m., $5

Primary Concepts at 219 E Street

Santa Cruz band Mylo Jenkins makes the kind of down-home rootsy indie-folk that reminds me of my childhood days sippinlemonade out on my front-porch. OK, so I may be embellishing a bittruth be told, the apartment I grew up in San Jose didn’t have a porch to host impromptu folk jam sessionsbut the idea is nice, no?

 

Jared Mees and the Grown Children, Two Sheds, Birds and Batteries, Geographer

Friday, 7 p.m., $6

Delta of Venus

With a specialization in cute and quirky indie-pop, Portland-based record label Tender Loving Empire has quickly turned me into a fan. Exhibit A: Jared Mees and the Grown Childrenan energetic pop five-piece who count acts like The Weakerthans and Modest Mouse as influences. For another example of what TLE has to offer, check out the review on page __.

 

The Faint

Friday, 7:30 p.m., $20

Sacramento State University Union Ballroom

Proving that they can hold their own sans Conor Oberst, Saddle Creek ex-pats The Faint produce the kind of stylishly digital dance-punk that could make any stiff robot do a little jig (or any other sort of dance that robots are programmed to do).

 

Run On Sentence, Karli Fairbanks, A Good Pillow

Saturday, 8 p.m., $5

Primary Concepts at 219 E Street

Holding it down for the Portland music scene is Run On Sentence. Though iTunes labels the band’s sound asunclassifiable,they incorporate touches of jazz horns, twinkly bells and Alpine yodeling so naturally, I propose the termenigmatic folk.

 

Dreamdate, Splinters

Friday, 9 p.m., $5

Luigi’s Fun Garden in Sacramento

Oakland trio Dreamdate bridge the lo-fi garage world and the indie-pop territory, delivering the kind of music that’s cute but not cutesy and sweet but not sickly.

 

Copeland, Lovedrug, Lydia, Stacy Clark

Saturday, 8 p.m., $13 in advance, $15 day of show

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

Florida band Copeland makes finely-tuned, catchy pop-rock with just the right amount of emo sensitivity and shaggy-haired, scarf-wearing, skinny-jeaned stylishness.

 

Bike Church Fundraiser Dance Party

Saturday, 10 p.m.

Delta of Venus

Though I really don’t think the world is ready for my sweet dance moves, I can make an exception if it’s for a worthy causeand what better excuse to break out with the goods than the Bike Church, a campus institution?

 

AT THE MOVIES

Casino Royale

Today, 8 p.m.

Young 198

What makes a free screening even better? More free stuff! Entertainment Council will be giving out free passes to the upcoming Quantum of Solace advance screening, hats and T-shirts. Oh, I hear there’ll even be free soda. Hooray!

 

Asia Pacific Film Festival

Today through Sunday

In terms of the movie industry, China is close behind India’s Bollywood and America’s Hollywood. For a list of films and screening locations, check out page __.

 

ART / COMEDY

Globalization & War: The Aftermath

On display now at the Pence Art Gallery at 212 D Street

UC Davis professor emeritus Malaquias Montoya portrays the consequences of man-made conflict and destruction through his oil paintings.

 

Birdstrike Theatre Improv Show

Friday, 7 p.m.

Wellman 126

I may attempt to make you readers giggle with my oh-so witty commentary through Artsweek and other published outlets, but the kids behind Birdstrike are the ones who make the real funnies with their improv.

 

THEATRE / MONDAVI

THIRDeYE Theatre Festival

Today through Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m., $14 general admission, $10 with a student ID

Wyatt Pavilion Theatre

Student talent takes center stage (literally!) with THIRDeYE, which features three student-written plays. For more information, check out page __!

 

Jose Franch-Ballester

Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m., $30 general admission, $15 with a student ID

Studio Theatre

A wizard at the clarinet, Spanish-born musician Jose Franch-Ballester has a number of acclaimed venues under his belt, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

 

 

RACHEL FILIPINAS can be reached at arts@californiaaggie.com

 

Editor’s Picks:

Mylo Jenkins, Brethren, Brethren & the Brethren

Today, 9:30 p.m., $5

Primary Concepts at 219 E Street

 

Jared Mees and the Grown Children, Two Sheds, Birds and Batteries, Geographer

Friday, 7 p.m., $6

Delta of Venus

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