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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Artsweek

MUSIC

Tamarama, Owitrain, Early States, Accelerate

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

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

Now usually I’m very wary of any self-proclaimedartist who appears on a reality show. But I’ll admit that Tamarama’s Jay Lyon (known firstly as Whitney’s dreamy Aussie boyfriend on MTV pseudo-reality showThe Cityand secondly as the lead singer for band Tamarama) doesn’t suck completely in the music departmentthat is, if I were to ever admit to being a fan of acts like Jack Johnson or John Mayer, or to even watchingThe City in the first place.

 

Ricky Berger, The Stilts

Friday, 8 p.m., $5

Javalounge in Sacramento

Sactown show-goers should be familiar with the blond-tressed, red-lipsticked Ricky Berger, whose sophisticated jazzy pop stylings make for a perfect complement to this decidedly anti-corporate coffeehouse venue.

 

Rowdy Kate, The Nickel Slots, Richard March

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

The G Street Pub

It’s a night of classic Americana and honky tonk at G St. Pub from a trifecta of Sactown talents, from the twangy rocknroll of The Nickel Slots to rootsy rhythms of Richard March.

 

Maldroid, PETS, Tough Luxury

Friday, 8 p.m., $5

Luigi’s Fungarden in Sacramento

It’s an admirable DIY work ethos of the 21st century. After winning YouTube’s first-ever underground music contest with their debut single and music videoHe Said, She Said,Oakland band Maldroid has been an integral part of the rock nouveau movement.

 

Songs for Presidents

Saturday, 9 p.m., $10, 21

Marilyn’s on K in Sacramento

Though 2009 is definitely the year of Barack Obama, singer-songwriters J. Matthew Gerken, Christian Kiefer and Jefferson Pitcher give nod to the presidents of years past. Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 U.S. Presidencies is a three-album homage to all of Obama’s predecessors.

 

Classical Pops Duo

Sunday, 5 p.m.

Cloud Forest Cafe

There’s nothing like classical music and a cup of strong coffee to reaffirm that yes, you are indeed an adult. It’s a truly frighteningly realization.

 

Ghost to Falco, Foot Village, Dead Western, Wet Purse

Sunday, 7 p.m., $5

Villanova House

Eric Crespo is the main creative force behind Ghost to Falco, who has an all-too appropriate band moniker and the even more aptly named album torn or broken, shadowed or dark, cast off all doubts and ride the flames to freedom: Ranging from psychedelic minimalism to complex looping arrangements, the Portland-basedmusical art project makes for an eerily beautiful and unsettlingly hypnotizing listening experience.

 

Murder by Death, The Builders and the Butchers, Fake Problems, Life as Ghosts

Sunday, 7:30 p.m., $12 in advance

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

It’s a little bit country, it’s a little bit rocknrollwith Johnny Cash and Nick Cave influenced vocals and plenty of cello shredding, Indiana foursome Murder by Death makes a strong case for Western goth.

 

AC Newman, Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele

Tuesday, 8 p.m., $12 in advance, $14 day of show, 21

Harlow’s in Sacramento

Fans of the (mostly) Canadian supergroup The New Pornographers should be familiar to AC Newman. The red-headed frontman is up to his old tricks: power-pop predilections, catchy tunes and that endearingly dorky falsetto. His second solo album Get Guilty was released last month.

 

AT THE MOVIES

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Showing now at the Davis Regal Holiday 6 on F Street

Chick-lit turned chick-flick? Sounds like a winning combination.

 

ART / MONDAVI

Arthur Gonzalez

Today, 4:30 p.m., free

Technocultural Studies Building (formerly the Art Annex)

Sculptor Arthur Gonzalez is a former UC Davis graduate student who was an active familiar in New York’s East Village art scene in the80s. This event is presented by the Art Studio Program Lecture Series.

 

Strangers on a Train

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

Studio Theatre

This film adaption of Patricia Highsmith’s novel of the same name has all the makings of a classic thriller: murder, betrayal and Alfred Hitchcock as director.

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

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