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Cold Shot branches out into According to Bazooka

For more than 30 years, local musicians Richard Urbino and Rene Martucci have rocked crowds in the band Cold Shot. Now, the two have started an entirely new band, According to Bazooka. While Cold Shot primarily plays covers, According to Bazooka plays completely original songs, featuring accordion, guitar and bouzouki — a Greek plucked string instrument, […]

Old-school country artist Jeremy Pinnell sings about life

Free show Who: Jeremy Pinnell and The 55’s When: 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 Where: Berryessa Brewing Company, 27260 Highway 128 in Winters Information: 530-795-3526. These days, country music brings to mind overly polished pop music with a twang. Jeremy Pinnell plays country music — but it isn’t that. This is old-school, hard country in […]

Davis’ own Gravy Nation launches music video

Locally grown tunes What: Gravy Nation concert (21 and older) Where: Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in Davis When: 9 p.m. Thursday, July 30 Cost: $5 cover at the door Information: Call 530-758-4333 Classic rock meets ’90s pop punk in Gravy Nation. The Davis band, founded by Christopher Hunt, is shaking up the local scene. The band’s songs feature […]

July 28, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Davis Music Festival bringing variety of youth-pleasing styles to town

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 […]

June 16, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Filmmaker eyes history of iconic music venue

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 …

Internationally known musician Butterscotch brings it home for Whole Earth

“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 […]

May 07, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Scotland’s Belle and Sebastian to play at Mondavi

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 […]

April 07, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

California Honeydrops drop in for ‘Down Home’ tour

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 […]

March 04, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Tha Dirt Feelin plays Saturday at G Street Wunderbar

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 […]

January 08, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mamajowali to bring ‘Afroamericana’ music to The Palms

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 […]

November 18, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Acclaimed guitarist Peppino D’Agostino to play The Palms

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 […]

September 30, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Armadillo Music, KDVS host massive vinyl record fair

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, […]

September 26, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis rock legends The Skins to reunite for one night

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. […]

September 10, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,
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