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Thursday, April 18, 2024



Jeremy Jay, Jake Mann, J. Irvin Dally

Today, 8 p.m., $6

Luigi’s Fun Garden in Sacramento

The more mature (read: older) readers of Artsweek should be no stranger to the music of Jake Mann: The UC Davis alumnus started out in local music staple The Zim-Zims and has worked with familiar Davis figures such as Payam Bavafa of Sholi, Garrett Pierce and Andy Lentz of Mad Cow String Band.


Elliot Randall

Friday, 10 p.m., $3 to $5 md], 21

The G St. Pub

Don’t confuse this dude with the lead guitarist of Steely Danbesides the fact that he’s sans onetin his name, he’s also way younger, way less beard-y and sounds nothing like the aforementioned group. San Francisco-based Elliot Randall is an Americana troubadour whose influences range from roots to rock to country.


Connecticut, Olive Drive, Build Us Airplanes

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Primary Concepts

Whether or not local band Olive Drive actually took inspiration from the tree-lined street in Davis is unbeknownst to me. One thing that I can confirm, however, is the band’s utterly cool and understated pop.


Silver Darling, Chris Robley, Whispertown2000, Not an Airplane

Saturday, 9 p.m., $7, 21

Old Ironsides in Sacramento

Fans of other mainstream indie acts like Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes and The Postal Service, this one’s for you: Los Angeles-based group Whispertown2000 balances Cat Power-esque vocals, sparse synths and rootsy guitars to make for a delightful folk-rock outfit.


Mickey Avalon, Dirt Nasty, Beardo, Big B, The Dirtball

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., $20 in advance

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

Mickey Avalon: So bad, it’s good. The former drug dealer and heroin addicted male prostitute has made a name for himself as a rapper with hits likeJane Fonda.Dirt Nasty, also known as B-list actor Simon Rex, is just another exquisitely trashy addition to the bill.


Minus the Bear, Annuals, Helms Alee

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. $20

Empire Events Center in Sacramento

You all are probably familiar with the finger-tapping prog rock of Minus the Bear, but what about fellow Seattle-ites (Seattlese? Seattleans?) Helms Alee? This trio, which features two gals and a guy, gives a newnot to mention loudlife to the kind of music we expect to come from a city that begat acts like Nirvana.


The Morning Benders, Social Studies, Love is Chemicals, Timothy Rabbit

Wednesday, 8 p.m.

UC Davis Coffee House

There’s nothing like sunny California pop to brighten the cold days of the approaching winter. Berkeley foursome The Morning Benders have a love for60s pop, an affinity that has found its way in covers of songs like the 1996 hitLovefool.



Rachel Getting Married

Today at the Varsity Theatre on Second Street

How misleading! This is precisely why I hate it when characters in films have the same name as me.


Throne of Blood

Monday, 6:30 p.m., $10 general admission, $5 with a student ID

Studio Theatre in the Mondavi Center

This quarter’sFocus on Filmseries at the Mondavi Center concentrates on works from good olBilly Shakes. For more information on the upcoming screening of Akira Kurosawa’s classic Throne of Blood, see page __.



30 Chairs 30 Days

On display now at The Basement Gallery

Art studio major Jason Dunne created a chair a day for 30 days. He’s probably accomplished more in one month than I’ve ever done in one whole year. A reception will take place tonight at 8.


Globalization and War: The Aftermath

On display now at the Pence Gallery at 212 D St.

UC Davis professor emeritus Malaquias Montoya portrays the consequences of manmade conflict and destruction through his oil paintings. For an in-depth look at the exhibit, see page __.



Theatre Rice

Friday, 7:30 p.m., $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Social Sciences 1100

The guys behind the Asian American Association Film Festival invited UC Berkeley improv group Theatre Rice to Davis to provide a night of laughs.


The Velveteen Rabbit

Sunday, 3 p.m., $25 general admission, $12.50 with a student ID

Jackson Hall

A toy rabbit turns into a real rabbit through the power of love. I hate to be the Debbie Downer, but real-life bunnies are a lot less affectionate.


RACHEL FILIPINAS can be reached at arts@theaggie.org


Editor’s Picks:

Connecticut, Olive Drive, Build Us Airplanes

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Primary Concepts


Silver Darling, Chris Robley, Whispertown 2000[Whispertown2000 md], Not an Airplane

Saturday, 9 p.m., $7, 21

Old Ironsides in Sacramento







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