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Author Archive: Landon Christensen

Red Union Blue inks record deal

Teacher by day, rocker by night, Chris Lee is following his dream with Red Union Blue. The Davis High School teacher started the local rock/pop/country band two years ago, and now has signed a record deal. Want to hear their music? Red Union Blue will play a free, local show at 1 p.m. Saturday, May […]

Sunday night music series thrives at I-House

Check it out What: Sundays at I-House When: 7-9 p.m. Sundays, April 6 and 27 and May 4 and 25 Where: International House, 10 College Park, Davis Admission: Free, with a $5-$15 donation suggested Info: or 916-541-8980. International House, Davis, has been promoting international understanding since 1981. According to, the mission of I-House […]

Take a musical journey with Webster, Gerber

Details Who: Chris Webster and Nina Gerber When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 Where: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters Tickets: $20, available at Armadillo Music, 205 F St. in Davis Info: 530-758-8058 Take a trip down Apple Blossom Lane with Chris Webster and Nina Gerber. The duo will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, […]

Musicians come Home for the Holidays early this year

That’s the ticket What: Home for the Holidays benefit concert for Davis School Arts Foundation When: 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children, available at Watermelon Music and Armadillo Music Info: 530-758-2455, There’s no place like home for the holidays. Gather the family […]

Music fundraiser Festival on the Green features top-name performers

There’s a party in Central Park this weekend that’s been four years in the making. Music Only Makes Sense and the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation are hosting the first Festival on the Green from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Nine bands will perform on two stages in  Central Park in Davis. Scheduled to […]

The Davis Music Festival rocks on

The annual Davis Music Festival, which celebrated its third year in June, has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 2011. This year, 65 bands performed at 13 venues throughout downtown Davis over two days. Although a date for the 2014 festival hasn’t been set yet, music fans should plan to attend this […]

No maybe about it, Carly Rae Jepsen to play in Davis

In the know What: Carly Rae Jepsen When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Mondavi Center Tickets: $39.50 Info:, 530-754-2787 “Call Me Maybe” is more than a hit pop song, it’s a cultural phenomenon. From the Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez dance video on YouTube, to Cookie Monster’s “Share it Maybe,” the song was omnipresent last summer. “Call Me […]

The Blank Tapes return to Davis

The Southern California trio The Blank Tapes is bringing its ‘60s style psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll with a beach-party vibe all the way to Northern California. Fans of early Beatles, The Kinks and The Velvet Underground will dig the band’s groovy sound. The Blank Tapes, along with pals Mystic Braves and Hindu Pirates, will perform […]

Davis Music Festival: 2 days, 65 bands, 13 venues

That’s the ticket What: Davis Music Festival, featuring 65 bands; proceeds benefit the Davis School Arts Foundation When: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday Where: 13 venues around downtown Davis Tickets: $25 in advance at Armadillo Music, 205 F St.; $30 at the door; for a $15 upgrade, hear JD McPherson at 7 […]

One-woman show to benefit Trek for a Cure

Local resident Annette De Bow has been living with the rare, progressive blood cancer, myeloproliferative neoplasm, since 2008. Her particular disorder, polycythemia vera, causes overproduction of blood cells in the bone marrow. There is no known cure. De Bow decided to confront the deadly disease head-on by raising money to find a cure. In 2010, she […]

Pull up ‘a place in the sun’ with Pablo Cruise

Check it out Who: Pablo Cruise headlining “Groovin’ in the Grove,” a family-friendly benefit for SADVC and Soroptimist International of Woodland When: Starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, with Beam at noon, Grooveline at 2 p.m. and Pablo Cruise at 4 p.m. Where: Nelson’s Grove, 15285 County Road 99E, Woodland Tickets: $25, available at This Sunday, find […]

Red Jacket Mine to perform twice in Davis

You have two chances this weekend to catch Seattle’s pop rockers, Red Jacket Mine. The band is performing at 10 p.m. Friday at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in Davis. Local synth-pop band Contra opens the show at 9 p.m. This show is for the 21-and-over crowd and costs $5 at the door. The […]

Camper Van Beethoven celebrates 30th anniversary in Davis

Innovative, indie rock originator Camper Van Beethoven is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new album and tour. For the first time in more than 25 years, the band will perform in Davis at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The Davis Live Music Collective […]

Looking for vinyl? Take a spin by the Music Fair

Audiophiles on the hunt for rare records, CDs and cassette tapes should check out the Armadillo Music and KDVS 90.3 FM Vinyl and Music Fair from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. in Davis. Admission and parking are free. This is the second music fair being held […]

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