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Davis, California

Monday, April 15, 2024



UC Davis Gamelan Ensemble

Today, 5 p.m., free

Delta of Venus

If you feel the need for world music outside of the standard Putumayo CD you find playing at the Sharper Image in the mall, look no further than the UC Davis Gamelan Ensemble, a group that specializes in the traditional court music of Indonesia. Plus, it’s free, and who could argue with that?


Electric Children

Today, 7 p.m., free

R5 Records in Sacramento

A cautionary note: It’s easy for bands to simply list more talented and famous predecessors as musical influences without actually learning from them. Luckily, Echo Park, Calif. band Electric Children are true to their word, paying homage to grunge and punk greats like Nirvana, the Stooges and even a bit of the Velvet Underground with their modern take on60s garage rock.


The Common Men, Con of Man, The Dandelion War

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

The G St. Pub

It’s quite the ominous sounding line-up for such an inauspicious day. An appropriate mood should be set by the locals behind The Common Men, a post-punk band who take a note from darkly danceable acts like Interpol and Franz Ferdinand. And their pushing rhythms and jittery guitar lines don’t get your feet stompin, perhaps a drink or two from the bar will do the trick.


The Tumbleweeds

Saturday, 8 p.m., $6

Javalounge in Sacramento

It’s no secret that California already has a large share of folk musicround these here partsbut really, how could I refuse when it’s something as jaunty and jolly as The Tumbleweeds? The Sacramento group gives a nod to classics such as Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones with its rootsy rockn roll.


RX Bandits, Tera Melos, Polar Bears, Pebaluna

Saturday, 8 p.m., $15 in advance

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

The Pharmaceutical Bandits have been delving deeper and deeper into an area of prog rock than their ska punk beginningsbut fret not, dude, for the jams are still melodious and the trombone still plays on. For a look at Roseville band Tera Meloslatest EP, check out page __.


Category 7, Torture Path, See the Elephant

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

The Stag in Woodland

See the Elephant. Beware of its anger. Take note of its thrashy hardcore. Listen for its throaty growls, its shredding solos.


FishCatFish, Ambrosia Caprice, The Happy Medium

Sunday, 8 p.m., $8

Luigi’s Fungarden in Sacramento

If Canadian singer Feist were to suddenly abandon her indie pop roots, join a jam band and adopt a new moniker, I’d imagine that the result would be something like FishCatFish. The Sactown group will be setting a funky tone to the little pizza place that is Luigi’s.


Katie Delwiche, Ryland Bouchard, Emperor X

Tuesday, 9 p.m., $5

Primary Concepts at 219 E St.

Fans of retired one-man act The Robot Ate Me, this one’s for you: Ryland Bouchard (the man behind the robotor do I mean theme“?) is back, and the creativity is still strong in this one. A show from someone responsible forone of the most unpredictable and obtuse underground bands aroundis surely not to be missed.




Monday, 6:30 p.m., free

Varsity Theater on Second Street

This comedy focuses on a recent college graduate who finds work at a local amusement park. Is this what’s in store for my future?



An Anthology in Flesh: Storytelling in Tattoo Art

On display until Friday at the Art Lounge in the Memorial Union

Organized by the class of Art History 401: Curatorial Methods, this photo exhibit explores the idea of personal exploration through tattoo art and its social implications.


The Consilience of Art and Science

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

This juried exhibit joins the disciplines of visual arts and science. A reception will take place tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the gallery.


Second Saturday Art Walk

Saturday, 6 p.m.

See 2nd-sat.com for a detailed map

Take advantage of the lovely rain-free weather with this monthly art walk that takes place in downtown Sacramento.



The Sound of Music

Friday and Saturday, 8:15 p.m. and Sunday, 2:15 p.m., $18 general admission, $16 with a student ID

607 Pena Drive

Sing along to all your favorite songs in this local stage adaptation of the classic musical. To purchase tickets, visit dmtc.com.


Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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

Jackson Hall

Mean Girls quotes aside, the a cappella ensemble of Ladysmith Black Mambazo will bring their Zulu harmonies to the Mondavi stage.


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


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