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Lauren Keene

Beard contest is a hairy situation

Whaler, walrus, horseshoe, Fu Manchu — they’re just a few of the many facial hairstyles celebrated by The Moustache and Beard Social Club. Welcome to the world of competitive facial hair. The Moustache and Beard Social Club proudly presents the first Davis ‘Stache and Beard Throwdown from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the G […]

August 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Live Music Collective capitalizes on fans’ energy with Sollee concert

Just the ticket Who: Ben Sollee, a classically trained pop cellist and folk singer; with opening act Elephant Revival When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Tickets: $17 in advance, at Armadillo Music, 205 F St., and www.davislivemusic.com; $20 at the door Davis has become quite a destination for […]

Davis Music Festival 2

“We just surpassed 2011 wristband sales” Danny texted me the night before the festival. An awesome sign, considering last year we hardly sold any pre sale tickets. I’m happy to report, Davis Music Festival 2 was even better than the original. I was stationed at Delta of Venus from 1pm to 8pm selling wristbands at […]

June 25, 2012 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged

Get your ticket to Davis Music Festival

Tickets are still available for the second annual Davis Music Festival, a daylong extravaganza featuring 46 bands playing at seven venues in downtown Davis. The music runs from 1 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday. The event, organized by the nonprofit organization Music Only Makes Sense, will raise funds to benefit local elementary, middle and […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

From rock to roots to reggae, Davis Music Festival has it all

That’s the ticket What: Second annual Davis Music Festival, a benefit for arts education in the Davis schools When: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday Where: Seven venues throughout downtown Davis Tickets: $20 in advance at Armadillo Music, 205 F St., and online at www.davismusicfest.com; $25 at the gate A full day of music and […]

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Tickets on sale for Davis Music Festival

Mark your calendars! The second annual Davis Music Festival is fast approaching. The daylong extravaganza, which takes place across seven venues in downtown Davis and features 46 bands, runs from noon to midnight Saturday, June 23. The event, organized by the nonprofit organization Music Only Makes Sense, will raise funds to benefit local elementary, middle […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tickets on sale for second annual Davis Music Festival

Mark your calendars! The second annual Davis Music Festival is fast approaching. The daylong extravaganza, which takes place across seven venues in downtown Davis and features 46 bands, runs from noon to midnight Saturday, June 23. The event, organized by the nonprofit organization Music Only Makes Sense, will raise funds to benefit local elementary, middle […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Portland Cello Project brings classical music to the masses

Details Who: Portland Cello Project When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St., downtown Davis Tickets: $7 at the door for patrons 21 and older; (530) 758-4333 Classical music fans chanting “we love PCP” might seem strange, until you realize they’re referring to the Portland Cello Project. Since its inception in 2007, […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hear everything from hip-hop to punk rock at Saturday festival

Details What: KDVS’ Operation Restore Maximum Freedom When: 1-10 p.m. Saturday Where: Plainfield Station, 23944 County Road 98 Tickets: $10, available at the door and in advance at Delta of Venus, 122 B St., and Records, 1618 Broadway in Sacramento KDVS’ Operation Restore Maximum Freedom is the antithesis of the typically overpriced, corporate summer music […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sweet Nectar of Bass

I’ve been to a lot of concerts in my 32 years — from mainstream acts at large amphitheaters to underground basement shows and everything in between. But what I witnessed at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium last Friday night was the BEST SHOW I’ve ever seen. It may sound like hyperbole, but Bassnectar was that good. Blew […]

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Experimental rock shakes the Mondavi Center

Check it out Who: Explosions in the Sky and Zammuto When: 8 p.m. Sunday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $29.50; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 Prepare to have your mind blown and ears ringing as instrumental post-rockers Explosions in the Sky and experimental rock band Zammuto hit the town for an 8 p.m. […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Aloha Screwdriver and The Small Dinosaurs

Futuristic surf rockers Aloha Screwdriver and underwear-clad The Small Dinosaurs invaded the G Street Wunderbar last Saturday night. Alameda’s Aloha Screwdriver played aggressive, Dick Dale inspired surf rock, with a retro-futuristic vibe (jumpsuits, ray guns, bubblegum cigarettes). The hard rocking trio had myriad theatrical tricks that kept the crowd entertained. In true rock star fashion, […]

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Travel the world with I-House music series

From Rumi poetry to the reggae beat, guests at the International House’s Sunday night live music series are exposed to lots of different cultures and experiences.

That’s the idea, say producers James Williams and William Bruyette, and it’s been brought to life beautifully each week over the past couple of months by by talented singers, dancers and poets.

Designed as an informal cultural exchange of music, spoken word, art and food, the series is offered from 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays at I-House, 10 College Park in Davis.

Admission is free, but donations of any amount are appreciated. Refreshments are available for …

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Vinyl record fans will be in heaven come Sunday

Not every modern music collection exist in a digital cloud. Many of us still enjoy buying physical albums in brick-and-mortar buildings. These record enthusiasts and music fans won’t want to miss the Armadillo Music & KDVS 90.3 FM Vinyl, CD and Music Fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m. Sunday at the […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

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