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Sunday, April 14, 2024



Norina Kenora, O, The Void

Today, 7 p.m.

R5 Records in Sacramento

I’ve got my worn-in Chucks, faded black hoodie and hella tight skinny jeans readyNorina Kenora from Yuba City brings back an era of pop-punk a la Thursday and Saves the Day.


Yolo Mambo

Friday, 8 p.m., free

Delta of Venus

If you didn’t catch their performance on last year’s Picnic Day, here’s your chance. Local quartet Yolo Mambo brings an easygoing and pleasant take on acoustic world folk that your parents would probably approve of, including a rendition ofDon’t Know Why by Norah Jones.


Tatsuya Nakatani, Chad Stockdale, Kevin Corcoran

Friday, 8 p.m., donations accepted

Funcastle in Sacramento

His name may sound like a character out of a Haruki Murakami novel, but Osaka-born, New York-based Tatsuya Nakatani is actually a percussionist who has made quite a name for himself in the improvised music scene. Also making a case for freestyle rock are Chad Stockdale and Kevin Corcoran.


Cashload, Star Off Machine

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

The G Street Pub

If you’re the type of person who thinks winning awards is validation for good music, then here’s a gem of knowledge for you: Star Off Machine won last year’s title ofBest Hard Rock Band by the Orange County Music Awardsand if you’re a fan of acts like 3 Doors Down and Sevendust, then you should have no problem agreeing with such an endowment.


Sholi Release Party

Saturday, 8 p.m., free

Delta of Venus

Davisbest-kept musical secret is a secret no longer. From local house shows and Picnic Day to going on tour with Iron and Wine last year, the group is now celebrating the release of its first full-length LP, which drops on Tuesday and features other Sholi classics likeAny Other GodandAll That We Can See.


Autumn Sky, Justin Farren, Ricky Berger

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Luna’s Café in Sacramento

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a line-up of sweet, succulent local talents? I’d take the Sactown folkster Justin Farren and his acoustic melodies over Jason Mraz any day, and the modern, cool jazz standards of Ricky Berger makes me wish I could be a little more musically talented and a little less tone deaf.


Retarded Muppit Farm

Saturday, 8 p.m., free

Buff Castle in Sacramento

Fact: Retarded Muppit Farm and I share the same initials! Neat. And if that’s not evidence enough to their coolness, take note of their music, a kinda electronic but definitely ironic sound.


Claudia’s Ashes, Lurid Bluss

Saturday, 9 p.m., $5, 21

The Stag in Woodland

In last week’s column, I wrote about all the different types of alter egos I’d want to adopt. However, I forgot to mention one: Hella hardcore, hella alt front woman of a band, such as Stephanie Michelle of NorCal goth/industrial band Claudia’s Ashes. The Aggie regrets the error.



Friday the 13th

Opens tomorrow at the Regal Davis Holiday 6 on F Street

Jason is back in the newest installment of the prolific cult classic series, a re-envisioning of the first four original films.



Second Saturday Art Walk

Saturday, 6 p.m.

See 2nd-sat.com for a detailed map

A little bit of sunset, a little bit of art, maybe a little bit of handholding? Sounds like possibly the most adorable Valentine’s Day date ever.


Poetry Night at Bistro 33

Wednesday, 9 p.m., free

Bistro 33 (226 F St.)

Wednesday’s dose of poetry is from Mary Mackey, a professor at Sacramento State University, and UC Davisown Brad Henderson, a faculty member in the University Writing Program.



The Winter’s Tale

Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., $16 general admission, $11 with a student ID

Studio Theatre

Graduating Masters of Fine Arts candidate Patricia Miller brought last year’s hit Nights at the Circus, and she’s back in the director chair again with William Shakespeare’s tale of pastoral romance. Performances continue Feb. 19 to 22. Visit theatredance.ucdavis.edu for more information.


Punch Brothers

Saturday, 8 p.m., $35 general admission, $17.50 with a student ID

Jackson Hall

Chris Thile first made a name for himself playing in theprogressive acousticband Nickel Creek, and he continues the mandolin-lovinwith bluegrass band Punch Brothers.


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



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