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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Artsweek

MUSIC

Italic Indian, White Leopards, Mucky The Ducky

Today, 7 p.m., donations accepted

Villanova House

Sometimes lyrics and the standard beat don’t provide the right backdrop to an emotional cacophony. SoCal bands Italic Indian and White Leopard are sure to bring medley of interesting sounds to the floor with their ambient electronic.

 

The Get Up Kids, Approach

Today, 8 p.m. $26 in advance, $29 at the door

Great American Music Hall in San Francisco

A GUK reunion tour? Now that’s surely something to write home about. After announcing their break-up in 2005, the kids are back together again. Opening for the band is electro-hip-hopper Approach, a fellow Kansas City native.

 

thLosin Streaks, Movie Star Junkies, Art Lessing and the Flower Vato

Today, 8 p.m., $5-8

Luigi’s Fun Garden in Sacramento

A full year of Italian has been utterly lost on me, but one thing that hasn’t gotten lost in translation is the music from Turin-based band Movie Star Junkies. The group brings a certain European swagger to their moody garage blues as they take note of acts like The Chrome Cranks and The Scientists.

 

Agent Ribbons, Uni and Her Ukelele, Ricky Berger

Friday, 7:30 p.m., $3, 21 2533

27th Street in Sacramento

After getting her start as a backup singer for Johnny Otis, Heather Marie Ellison (theUnibehind Uni and Her Ukelele) finally took center stage with her solo act in 2004. Think more dreamy folk-pop, less beachy Hawaiian breeze.

 

Silverstein, Norma Jean, Bless the Fall, Before Their Eyes

Friday, 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $22 day of show

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

A group of Canadians and a literary reference? I approve. Ontario-based band Silverstein (as in poet Shel) make the kind of metal-tinged emo that stirs up the Vans Warped Tour going scene kid in me. Their latest album A Shipwreck in the Sand was released on Mar. 31.

 

The Pyronauts

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

The G St. Pub

What better way to bring in spring quarter than with some good olsurf rock? Taking inspiration from other instrumental surf classics like Dick Dale and The Ventures, the band’s invigorating tunes evoke images of rolling waves and tropical beaches. And if that doesn’t work, maybe a Mai Tai from the bar should do the trick.

 

Rob Walmart, White Fang, Acre, Pariah Veil, Sucks

Saturday, 7 p.m., $5

The Funcastle in Sacramento

For a lesson in obscurity, look no further than experimental noise act Rob Walmart. His electronic improvisations may not appeal to all, but the blips, scratches and voiceovers in songs likeShow Me Your Dance Powersshould leave a haunting impression on anyone.

 

Jeremy Jay, Jake Mann, Sean Smith

Sunday, 8 p.m., $6

Luigi’s Fun Garden in Sacramento

Zim-Zims veteran and former Davis resident Jake Mann knows the key to my heartmy lo-fi, synthy, electric-tinged indie-pop loving heart.

 

Mike Relm DJ Dance Party

Monday, 8 p.m., free

Freeborn Hall

Good music, a convenient location, free admission and no midterms to worry about. There really are no excuses to miss this one.

 

Bob Ostertag

Tuesday, 8 p.m., free

Delta of Venus

Rounding out the wave of experimental noise acts to come to the area is technocultural studies professor Bob Ostertag. I just happen to be enrolled in a class of his. I wonder if this mention could count as extra credit?

 

AT THE MOVIES

Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge

Today, 8 p.m., free

194 Chemistry

Porn on campus? One word: Awkward! For those planning to attend, don’t forget your IDs, as they will be checking it at the door.

 

Slumdog Millionaire

Wednesday, 8 p.m., $1 at the door

194 Chemistry

All the hype surrounding the filmnot to mention the Oscar forBest Picture” – hasn’t been for naught. Trust me.

 

ART / MONDAVI

Undoing Marginalization on Campus 2009

Opens Monday at the Memorial Union Art Lounge

This mixed media exhibition explores different experiences of marginalization on campus. A two-part symposium discussing such issues will be held on Apr. 10 and 11.

 

Lila Downs

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

Jackson Hall

Talk about a melting pot of cultures: Lila Downs is a half Mixteca, half Scottish singer who pulls from different genres such as native mesoamerican music, opera, jazz, ranchera and rock.

 

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

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