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Davis, California

Wednesday, May 29, 2024


This week in Davis

StereoEarth, Neurotunnel, Crazy Ballhead

Women’s Research and Resource Center Benefit Dance Party

Birdstrike Theater


Mayyors, Death Sentence: PANDA!, Warm Streams

Friday, 8 p.m., $5

Funcastle in Sacramento


Aaron Ross, Sundance Kids, Ayla Nereo

Tuesday, 9 p.m., $5

Primary Concepts at 219 E St.




Death Pilot, Cursed Lullaby, Awaiting the Apocalypse, Infectum, Mind Furnace

Today, 8 p.m., $10 in advance

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

With vocals a bit too sonorous and compositions significantly more harmonious than the full aural assaults I typically associate with strict metal, Los Angeles group Death Pilot has taught me a thing or two about melodic metal.


Women’s Research and Resource Center Benefit Dance Party

Friday, 8 p.m., $2

Delta of Venus

I have a specific sequence of moves that I like to bust out every so often on the dance floor, starting with the Cabbage Patch and ending with the Robot. Hopefully the music at this dance shindig, which features sets from DJ’s Vee, Scenery and Michelle, will be suitable for such movements.


The Box Elders, Photobooth, Thee Makeout Party!, Beware of the Knight

Friday, 8 p.m., $5

300 Room in West Sacramento

An obsolete pronoun, the arrogant name, the obnoxious punctuationthe slightly bratty sensibility of Anaheim band Thee Makeout Party! should come as no surprise. Even so, any off-putting first impressions can be forgiven with the band’s jangly and upbeat tunes, a composite of60s pop a la Pet Sounds and80s powerpoppers Redd Kross.


Mayyors, Death Sentence: PANDA!, Warm Streams

Friday, 8 p.m., $5

Funcastle in Sacramento

Karen O of garage rock revivalists Yeah Yeah Yeahs looks comparatively tamer next to Kim West, the commanding-but-cutesy front woman of Death Sentence: PANDA! The San Francisco-based band takes an even artsier, grimier and punkier approach to noise rock that should appeal to fans of acts like AIDS Wolf.


Crazy Ballhead, Stereo Earth, Neurotunnel

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

The G Street Pub

This doesn’t apply to rapper Crazy Ballhead or Davis-ites Neurotunnel, but Sactown trio Stereo Earth makes the kind of music my dad would think is coolthink reggae-flavored rock with a tinge of70s funk and some slightly embarrassing rapping.


Arden Park Roots, Livin’s Easy, Solid Fellas

Friday, 10 p.m., $10, 21

Harlow’s in Sacramento

What happens when four bros from Sacramento (hailing from the Arden Park neighborhood) get together to make music? Enjoyable dude rockmore specifically, a reggae-dub rock band in the style of Sublime and Pepper.


The Amazements, Mucky the Ducky

Saturday, 8 p.m., donations accepted

Fort Douglass

There’s a positively nostalgic take to the raw garage rock of Los Angeles trio The Amazements, who started playing together as preteens back in 2001.


Mucky, Adam Sampler, Woman Year, David Novick

Sunday, 7 p.m., donations accepted

Villanova House

It’s a sampler platter of local talents: There’s a solo set from Mucky the Ducky, some electronic tinkering from Adam Sampler of Afternoon Brother and Sholi as well as one-half of lo-fi lovinpsychedelic duo San Francisco Water Cooler.


Aaron Ross, Sundance Kids, Ayla Nereo

Tuesday, 9 p.m., $5

Primary Concepts at 219 E Street

Now normally I wouldn’t put my love life out in the open, but it must be known that I’ve recently developed a musical lady crush on Ayla Nereo. Probably best known as one-half of Bay Area sibling duo Beatbeat Whisper, her solo work takes the same simple, pared down approach to sweet quiet folk. Nereo’s latest album, Floating Felt, was released yesterday on Oakland-based record label Populus Tremolo.



The International

Monday only, 8:30 p.m., free

Campus Cinema is up on the whole free screening biz-nass, and that’s something I certainly can’t complain about. Another plus? This film’s star: Clive Owen.



Blending Time & Place

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

UC Davis alumna Kristine Bybee recreates the world around her with pastels as her medium of choice. For more information on the exhibit, check out page __.



On display now at The Basement Gallery (basement of the Art Building)

This exhibit of plant-related art explores the relationship between nature and human culture. An opening reception will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in the gallery.



Fables, Fairy Tales and the Arts

Today, 5 p.m., free

Studio Theatre

Theatre and dance professor Della Davidson, English professor Lucy Corin and comparative literature professor Brenda Schildgen discuss the impact of fairy tales and fables in the arts as well as their own work.


Birdstrike Theater

Friday, 7 p.m., free

126 Wellman

Facebook is the nucleus of many a college student’s social network, and everyone’s favorite on-campus funnymakers are looking to lampoon the site in their first mini-improv show of the quarter.



Friday, 8 p.m., $45 general admission, $22.50 with a student ID

Jackson Hall

The classic fairy tale is brought to life on stage, featuring the Voronezh State Theatre of Opera and Ballet and musical accompaniment by the Sacramento Philharmonic.



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





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