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Davis, California

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Arts Week

MUSIC

Los Lonely Boys

Today, 7:30 p.m., $25

Sacramento State University Union Ballroom

Texas-based band Los Lonely Boys has created a pleasant, non-confrontational wave in the adult contemporary charts with hits like 2004sHeaven,and the band is in its eighth year of makingTexican Rock ‘n Roll” (they’re words, not mine). So what if they’re about as authentic as Chevy’s or Chipotle, they’re still pretty catchy.

 

AIDS Wolf, AH Kraken, Mayyors, Arrington of Old Time Religun, Death Worth Living

Today, 7 p.m., $5

Silo Union

A formula for you readers out there: AIDS Wolf will appeal to the masses if and only if (iff) the masses aren’t afraid to get a little experimental. Think within the same vein as fellow noise rockers An Albatross. This show kicks off the KDVS-presented Feats of Strength music festival. For more information, see page __!

 

Xyphl, Mistlefinger, The Impotent Ninja

Today, 7 p.m., $5

Beatnik Studios in Sacramento

Electro-pop duo Mistlefinger once likened their sound toa big, fat, eclectic bonerandFrank Sinatraif he was really drunk and with the Ramones and had a keyboard.Take their word for it, or judge for yourself. Either way, good times should be had by all.

 

Blue Cranes, Fine Steps, Emily Lacy

Friday, 8 p.m., $5

Second Street

Davis may already be familiar with basement jazz quintet Blue Cranes and Fine Steps, but what about Emily Lacy? For a review of Lacy’s latest musical endeavor, see page __.

 

Love is All, Vivian Girls, Nodzzz

Friday, 9 p.m., $7

Luigi’s Fun Garden in Sacramento

Oh, Sweden. I can always count on you to provide me with energetic indie pop ditties to get my feet moving. Case in point: Love Is All, a band that mixes lo-fi, punk and trippy beats in a Daft Punk-meets-Karen O fashion.

 

Blaak Lung, Arkangielle

Friday, 10 p.m., $6

Delta of Venus

The problem with a lot of socially conscious musicians is that they take themselves entirely too seriously. This might be the case with Bay Area artist Blaak Lung, but his cool and groovy reggae rhythms sound almost effortless as he sheds light on significant issues such as social injustice.

 

Walking Spanish, Olive Drive

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

The G Street Pub

Sactown band Walking Spanish is the picture of diversity: a former punk band bass player, a jazz drummer and a singer with a predilection to folksy stylings makes for a strong statement for musical heterogeneity.

 

Night Wounds, The Hospitals, Ganglians

Saturday, 7 p.m.

DAM Haus

SoCal band Night Wounds is an example of some of the best and brightest (and by that, I mean the loudest and most chaotic) of the underground punk scene.

 

AT THE MOVIES

Mexican Film Festival

Today and tomorrow at 1322 Storer

Tonight’s screening features the classic 1936 film Vámanos con Pancho Villa, a story that takes place during the Mexican Revolution. For more information, see page __.

 

The Dark Knight

Today, 8:30 p.m.

123 Science Lecture Hall

Two words: Christian Bale. Need I say more?

 

Twilight

Opens today at the Regal Davis Stadium 5 on G Street

As I’ve never actually read any books from the insanely popular Twilight series, I would feel bad jumping on the bandwagon without an educated background. But I do hear Edward is quite the dreamboat. Oh, well!

 

 

THEATER / MONDAVI

#5 The Angry Red Drum

Today through Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m., $16 general admission, $11 with a student ID

Main Theatre

Granada Artist-in-Residence Philip Kan Gotanda brings attention to larger social issues through use of text, sound and movement. For more information on the play, see page __.

 

COMEDY / READING

Birdstrike Theater

Friday, 7 p.m.

126 Wellman

Proving that I’m not just cut out for improv: I just spent five minutes trying to come up with something funny. Nevertheless, the show’s freemaybe I’ll finally be able to learn a thing or two about comedy.

 

Expression Redefined

Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Griffin Lounge

Independent student-run publication Nameless Magazine presents Expression Redefined, which takes the art of writing from page to stage. The event will also feature musicians and artists.

 

RACHEL FILIPINAS can be reached at arts@theaggie.org.

 

Editor’s Picks:

Love is All, Vivian Girls, Nodzzz

#5 The Angry Red Drum

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