One weekend a year downtown Davis transforms into a South by Southwest-style music festival, with more than 60 bands playing on 12 different stages. The fifth annual Davis Music Festival spans three days — Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 19 to 21 — with the main event on Saturday, June 20. Tickets are available now for $25 […]
In the late 1970s, an old South Davis barn used by local thespians was converted into a music venue called The Palms Playhouse.
Despite its lack of air-conditioning or heat, its rickety folding chairs, or its location in a field, The Palms had a 27-year run. With its outstanding acoustics and intimate setting, it was a musical oasis in the Central Valley.
The Palms has since moved to Winters, but many fans still miss the old Davis venue. Local filmmaker Alvin Remmers is one of those fans. He’s working on a Palms documentary, which he hopes to premiere at …
“Smooth like butter … hard like scotch” is why she’s called Butterscotch. Originally from Davis, Antoinette “Butterscotch” Clinton is now an internationally known singer, songwriter and beatbox phenomenon. Beatboxing is the art of simulating percussion and drum machine sounds with your voice, and nobody does it better than Butterscotch. She claimed the title as the […]
Glasgow, Scotland’s, premier baroque, pop and indie rock band, Belle and Sebastian, has been at it for 20 years. The critically acclaimed, worldwide touring act is performing in Davis in support of its ninth studio album, “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance.” Belle and Sebastian will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the […]
Be there! Who: The California Honeydrops (a 21-and-over show) When: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 14; doors open at 8:30 p.m. Where: G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. Tickets: $15, available at Armadillo Music, 205 F St. Put on your dancing shoes, The California Honeydrops are back in town. For the first time since 2012, the […]
Davis-band Tha Dirt Feelin has been playing its high-energy funk, soul and hip-hop music for the past five years. Fans will have a chance to hear them again when the band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday at G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis. Admission is free, but only those 21 and older […]
What: Mamajowali When: 7:30 p.m. Where: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters Tickets: $20, available at Armadillo Music, 207 F St. in Davis, 530-758-8058 Add two continents and three innovative musicians and you get Mamajowali. The band featuring Joe Craven, Mamadou Sidibe and Walter Strauss, combines the music of West Africa with Americana. Mamajowali […]
Stay up to date with the local music scene by tuning into “Live in the Loam” on Davis’ nonprofit, community radio station, KDRT 95.7 FM. “Live in the Loam” is a showcase for musicians and bands traveling through our area. The show is dubbed a “pop-up” because the time it airs depends on the availability of […]
Check it out Who: Fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Peppino D’Agostino When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 Where: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters Tickets: $20, at Armadillo Music, 207 F St., or at the door It’s amazing what one man can do with an acoustic guitar. Fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Peppino D’Agostino, who creates technically complex […]
Record collectors and music fans, take notice — the Armadillo Music and KDVS Vinyl and Music Fair is here. With thousands of new and used records, cassette tapes and CDs, the Music Fair is your dream come true. Just be prepared to lose some time (and money) digging through the crates. This event takes place Sunday, […]
From 1969 to 1979, The Skins rocked the Davis music scene. Now, for the first time since 1994, The Skins will perform a reunion concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets are $15, available at Armadillo Music, Watermelon Music and at the door. […]
There must be something in the rain in the Pacific Northwest to have such a vibrant music scene. From grunge to riot grrrl to indie rock, Washington state has long been a hotbed for music. Continuing that tradition is the experimental pop, singer-songwriter style of Stephen Steinbrink. Steinbrink and his band will perform Tuesday, Sept. […]
Davis pop peddlers Preoccupied Pipers — of the legendary Davis band Lawsuit — are putting on The 1,000 Red Roses Concert Saturday, Aug. 23, in the E Street Plaza in downtown Davis. They’ll be joined by the Adrian West Trio and The Corner Laughers. The show runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and admission is free. The 1,000 Red Roses fund […]
Join the fun! What: Fourth annual Davis Music Festival When: 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday, June 21, with an opening night kickoff Friday, June 20, and a “Hangover Brunch” on Sunday, June 22 Where: 40 bands will play at eight venues in downtown Davis Tickets: $22 online or at Armadillo Music, 207 F St.; $25 at the […]