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Davis, California

Tuesday, May 28, 2024



Sholi, Odawas, Garrett Pierce

Today, 8 p.m., $6

Luigi’s Fun Garden in Sacramento

It’s a trifecta of excellent artists at tonight’s show, which is presented by Cool As Folk. And there’s a little something for everyonea bit of catchy art-rock from Sholi, a touch of ethereal minimalist psychedelic from Berkeley duo Odawas and some quality folk from Garrett Pierce. For a preview of Pierce’s newest album All Masks, check out page 4!

Simple Creation, Cesura, Absolute Zero, Bloodshot Pizza, Bad Rocket

Today, 8 p.m., $10

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

So you can’t judge a book by its cover, but does that apply to bands? Originally known as Leather Pizza, the boys behind Bloodshot Pizza decided that blood was more metal than leather. Maybe so, but I think that they might need to rethink their priorities if they thought the wordpizzawas hardcore.

Sholi, What’s Up, Odawas, Buildings Breeding

Friday, 4:30 p.m., free

Delta of Venus

Before you start pre-partying for that party the night before the all-day rager that is Picnic Day, take a little break with this free outdoor show. All the bands on the line-up are celebrating their new releases.

KDVS Picnic Day Stage: State Cap, Paper Scissors Rock, PETS, Sholi, Mucky the Ducky

Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., free

Hunt Hall

Be sure to take some time out while you’re stumbling around campus incoherently to see any of these great bands. Straight from the hardcore streets of the dirty 530 is band Paper Scissors Rock, whose synths bring a little crunch to their catchy pop rock.

Davis Dance Revolution 2009

Saturday, 7:30 p.m., $12 presale and $15 at the door for general admission, $10 presale and $12 at the door with a student ID

Freeborn Hall

This DDR brings a stock of dancers not of the typical, arcade-playing fare, showcasing traditional and modern dances. This year’s event includes performances from Na KeikoO Hawaii, MK Modern and the UC Davis Chinese Dance and Arts Club.

Afroman, Tre Mak, Smoke, Nifty, H. Letham

Saturday, 8 p.m., $15 in advance, $18 day of show

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

Don’t be surprised if you smell a certain skunk-like stench or find yourself surrounded by bleary-eyed showgoersafter all, this is a man whose biggest hit is a song calledBecause I Got High.And hey, maybe after the show we can go the park after dark or sing them dirty rap songs.

The Devil Wears Prada, A Day to Remember, Sky Eats Airplane, Emarosa

Sunday, 6:30 p.m., $16.50 in advance, $18 day of show

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

Sure, I could make fun of the Myspace-Hot Topic-emo-scene nature of an event like this, but that would be too easyor would it? I suggest you find out for yourself, dear reader.

Katharina Ullman, Lacey Macri, Osabear, Olive Drive

Sunday, 8 p.m., free, 21 Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Allergies aren’t the only thing to come with springit also marks the beginning of the music season at Sophia’s! Expect a lot of acoustic goodness with this unofficial kick off of the Sophia’s season, which brings some of the best and brightest of the local music scene. Underage beebs, one solution, two words: Balcony B.

Bloc Party, Menomena

Tuesday, 8 p.m., $29.90 Freeborn Hall

Okay, Bloc Party’s cool and British and all, but I tire easily and can only shuffle awkwardly along to the beat for so long. And personally, I’m more excited for Menomena, a Portland-based band who never fails to get my spine tinglinwith their pulsating bassline and awesome vocals. Tapes nTapes or TV on the Radio fans, get on it.


Davis Feminist Film Festival

Today and Friday, 7 p.m., $18 general admission, $12 with a student ID

Veteran’s Memorial Theatre at 14th Street

In its fourth year, the festival uses film and other forms of digital media to challenge issues like sexism, racism and homophobia. For more information, check outFilms with a feminist edge.


Main Stage Dance/Theatre Festival

Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Main Theatre, Wright Hall

Elements of dance and theater are combined for this annual festival, which will showcase six separate works from undergraduate students and MFA candidates. To purchase tickets, visit theatredance.ucdavis.edu.


RACHEL FILIPINAS can be arts@theaggie.org.


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