54.1 F

Davis, California

Sunday, May 19, 2024



Connecticut, His Name Shall Breathe, The Squealers

Today, 7:30 p.m.

Sam’s Haus

Oregon-based bands His Name Shall Breathe and The Squealers are just a couple of pieces of evidence that 2008 may have been the year for Portland, but what about Connecticuterm, I mean, Sacramento? Tim Callahan is the main creative force behind Connecticut, whose ambient dream pop recalls that of acts like Caribou with the melancholy touch of Elliot Smith.


Pepper, Supervillians, Passafire

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

Empire Events Center in Sacramento

After a weekend of sunshine last week, this new bout of cold weather makes me long for warmer days. Seeing as I have no control of the weather (yet), I’ll settle for the reggae-infused dub rock of Hawaii natives Pepper, whose laid-back music remind me that flip-flops and board shorts don’t always have to mean bro at the beach.


Dave Gleason, Rowdy Kate, The Golden Cadillacs

Friday, 9 p.m.

Luigi’s Fungarden in Sacramento

I’ve been around long enough to know that the whole dark-haired-vintage-wearing-indie-sensibility shtick can either go really well (ahem, Zooey Deschanel) or really badly (ahem, Katy Perry). Luckily, Rowdy Kate front woman Keri Call doesn’t disappoint, and the band will surely appeal to fans of classic country acts like Loretta Lynn as well as newer ones like Neko Case.


Silent Treatment, Days No Different

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

The G Street Pub

I’ve never been the biggest little fan of Reno, Nevada (see what I did there?), but that doesn’t mean I should transfer my animosity to its music scene. That being said, why do I feel as if I come across as passive-aggressive when I compare Days No Different to other rock bands like Nickelback and Matchbox 20?


Dance Party: Electro Funk Boogie

Saturday, 9 p.m., $3

Delta of Venus

Cutting a rug, busting a move, boogyingcall it what you want and take advantage of the opportunity to loosen up on the dance floor.


Tera Melos, Them Hills, sBACH

Sunday, 8 p.m.

Luigi’s Fungarden in Sacramento

For a lesson in the Sactown music scene, look no further than former Roseville residents Tera Melos. The math rockerslatest release, Idioms, Vol. 1, pays homage to some of their major musical influences such as The Beach Boys and The Clash and is available for free download at the band’s website.


Disturbed, Sevendust, Skindred

Monday, 7:30 p.m., $37.50

ARCO Arena in Sacramento

Sometimes when I get tired of my super cool indie-rock-underground-music-only listening habits, I like to turn to the Top 40 radio play, and when I get tired of that, I like to turn to the bro-rock frat tunes of nu metal acts like Disturbed and Sevendust. What can I saycall it a guilty, last-resort pleasure of mine.


Calvin Johnson, Dragging an Ox Through Water, Please Quiet Ourselves

Tuesday, 7:30 pm., $4

Delta of Venus

Before the time of musical multi-taskers like Conor Oberst or Ben Gibbard, there was Calvin Johnson. In addition to having bands like the Beat Happening and the Go Team under his lengthy resume, Johnson is also the co-founder, owner and operator of K Records, the Olympia-based record label who has signed artists like Built to Spill, Mirah and Bikini Kill. For more information about the label, see page __.




Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Opens today at the Regal Davis Stadium 5 on G Street

I could have sworn that this movie was destined to be a straight-to-DVD release. Evidently not.


Revolutionary Road

Opens tomorrow at the Varsity Theatre on Second Street

Kate and Leo, back together again on the big screen! I haven’t been this excited about an on-screen reunion since Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock and The Lake House.




On display now at the Design Museum

Artist and designer Simon Johnston investigates the nature of visible language, including issues of semantics and operation. A free opening talk and artist reception will take place Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Everson Hall.



UC Davis Flute Festival

Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., $18 general admission, $9 with a student ID

Studio Theatre Cabaret

Important question: Will a demonstration of theyazzflute be included in this festival? One can only hope.


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




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