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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Artsweek

MUSIC

Living Legends

Today, 7:30 p.m., free

Sacramento State University Union Ballroom

NorCal has its share of hip-hop collectives, but holding it down for Los Angeles is eight-piece group Living Legends, whose minimal beats and heavy rhymes recall that of Hieroglyphics, sans the Bay Area grittiness.

 

The Inversions, James Rabbit, Color of Love, Antarctica Takes It!

Today, 8 p.m., free, 21

300 Room in West Sacramento

James Rabbit is all over the place. With his ownvaguely Muppet-likemix of jazzy piano, utterly danceable pop and upbeat showiness, he answers the long-standing question of what it would be like if Queen, Phoenix, Michael Buble and Mika were to make a musical baby. Because I know you all were wondering, too.

 

Pokey LaFarge, West Nile Ramblers

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Pokey LaFarge has an old-timey quality, but he doesn’t like to be addressed as suchwhat about classic? Vintage? Quintessential Americana? All semantics aside, tonight kicks off the spring music season at Sophia’s, and the back-porch approach to rootsy pop is the perfect accompaniment to the patio venue.

 

Hybridity: In the Mix

Friday, 7 p.m.

Freeborn Hall

A cultural fusion of fashion, music and dance, this Asian Pacific Culture Week event will feature special performances from crews Eye Eighty andAmerica’s Best Dance Crewalum Fanny Pak.

 

Autumn Sky, Adrian Bourgeois, Early States

Friday, 8 p.m., $5

Luigi’s Fun Garden in Sacramento

Carmichael singer-songwriter Autumn Sky’s got a guitar she calls Sam (after the hobbit in Lord of the Rings), a ukulele named Lisa Marie and her folk-pop is as whimsical as that of Regina Spektor or Kate Nash. Cutesy in the best way possible.

 

Timothy James Wright, Garrett Pierce

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

San Francisco ex-pat Garrett Pierce has returned to Davis, spinning songs of mysticism with his latest album All Masks. Fans of Garrett Pierce should take to fellow artist Timothy James Wright: Both create delicate, guitar-driven folk.

 

Vivian Girls, Abe Vigoda, Agent Ribbons, Dog Party

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Luigi’s Fun Garden in Sacramento

When I say Abe Vigoda, I’m not referring to the dude who played Sal Tessio in The Godfather series. Unless that dude somehow formed a four-piece SoCal band that’s so ahead of their time that they’ve moved past no-wave and into something calledtropical pop/punk.

 

Miss Lonely Hearts, Cicada Omega

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Spring’s the perfect season for good olmerrymaking music, and local band Miss Lonely Hearts delivers the goods. Their rootsy folk has a homemade quality to it, a sound that recalls classics like Woodie Guthrie and Tom Waits.

 

Death Cab for Cutie

Monday, 8 p.m., $35

Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

So what has Death Cab been doing since they last came these here parts? Well, besides Ben Gibbard taking Zooey Deschanel off the market (damn him), the band recently released The Open Door EP, a five-track album that some consider a companion piece to last year’s Narrow Stairs.

 

French Cassettes

Wednesday, noon, free

The Quad

What do the French Cassettes and I have in common? For one thing, we’re both holding it down for the 209 (the band is from Ripon, I’m from Tracy). Secondly, we share an appreciation for French pop, which is how the band categorizes their music. For non-Francophiles, this translates to a synthy, psych-y mix reminiscent of Radiohead and Sonic Youth.

 

AT THE MOVIES

Breathless

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

Studio Theatre

Jean-Luc Godard was at the forefront of the French New Wave, and his first-feature film Breathless became an icon in the genre. The film follows the story of a young thug on the run from the law and his relationship with his American girlfriend.

 

ART / GALLERY

KDVS Art Installation: DJ Artwork and KDVS History

On display Apr. 27

Delta of Venus

This installation features artwork from several KDVS DJs and a brief introduction into the station’s history with old KDVS posters, show flyers and other odds and ends taken from the depths of 14 Lower Freeborn.

 

THEATER / MONDAVI

Jesus Christ Superstar

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

607 Pena Drive

Two things: Rock opera and Jesus. Need I say more?

 

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

 

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