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Anne Ternus-Bellamy

Alive and Kickin’

No need to drive across the causeway to see a cool show, the music scene is alive and well here in Davis. Last night had something for everyone- rock, metal and electronic music- all within a few blocks. I started the night out at Luigi’s Fungarden at 213 E St. The sister location to Sacramento’s […]

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Yellow Jacket Motel: a Venn diagram of rock ‘n’ roll

If you’re looking for some hard-rockin’ local music that deviates from the skinny jean, angular haircut, hipster set, check into the Yellow Jacket Motel. What started as a cover band has morphed into one of the best local rock bands to hit the scene since Middle Class Rut. Check them out at 9 p.m. Saturday […]

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

Jolie Holland, Sea of Bees perform Tuesday

Just the ticket Who: Jolie Holland and Sea of Bees When: 8 p.m. Tuesday Where: Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Tickets: $12 each, available at Armadillo Music, 205 F St., or davislivemusic.com Thanks to the Davis Live Music Collective — a group of local music fans committed to promoting high-quality performances in this […]

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

Not your Grammies Grammys

The 2012 Grammy Awards broadcast was the second highest-viewed Grammy show in its history. No doubt Whitney Houston’s recent death had an impact. It was a recurring theme throughout the night. The tributes were tastefully done. LL Cool J opened with a prayer. It was an odd sight though, seeing Lady Gaga somberly bowing her […]

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Country singer kicks off big-name series at The Davis Graduate

Check it out Who: Country singer David Nail When: 8:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. Tickets: $22 presale, visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com; $27 at the door; patrons must be 18 or older Put on your cowboy boots and hats, country music fans, and head to The Davis Graduate, the premier country spot in town. […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

It’s the End of Music as We Know it

The music industry, as we know it, is on life support and facing extinction. I recently ran into an old friend who has been in the music industry for over a decade. I have nothing but respect for this woman- who I’ll call “Mary.” With passion, enthusiasm and a tireless work ethic, Mary built a […]

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Favorite Time of Year

It’s my favorite time of year. No, not Christmas- it’s time for top-albums-of-the-year. This year I’m going off the pop-culture grid, avoiding all music blogs, focusing on my favorites albums. This way you’re privy to lesser known albums not part of the music elite consensus. You may love these or hate ’em but at least […]

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Local Goodness

“How’s the local music scene?” you wonder? “Anything goin’ on in our sleepy little town?” “Goin’ great,” I say “Plenty is happening.” I saw Shayna and the Bulldog and The Dirt Feelin at the new G Street Wunderbar. Both played fantastic sets. Shayna recently lost its original drummer but gained a new one, who more […]

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Nachmanoff concert Sunday benefits Kiwanis Family House

Thanksgiving just passed, but we can still give thanks to those in need. Local singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff is hosting an afternoon concert Sunday, with proceeds benefiting the Kiwanis Family House at the UC Davis Medical Center. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets are $20 […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

A November to Remember

This November is a month I’ll remember for live hip-hop. First up was Curren$y and Method Man at Ace of Spades in Sacramento. As a massive Curren$y fan, I had high expectations and he did not disappoint. With a cast on his leg, Curren$y sat on a sofa the entire show. It actually made sense […]

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Sample new artists on KDVS label

Hear more What: KDVS Recordings’ dance party When: Friday evening, and the last Friday of each month Where: Delta of Venus, 122 B St., (530) 753-8639 Info: http://recordings.kdvs.org Freeform community radio station KDVS, 90.3 FM, has an unfortunate stigma attached to it: strange, experimental music for socially awkward, hipster art students. While that set does exist, […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Nachmanoff kick-starts his new CD with a quintessential Davis party

Folk singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff grew up in the suburbs of Virginia, but he’s a self-proclaimed “Davis guy.” It’s fitting that a Davis guy would have his CD release show at a quintessential Davis venue, the N Street Cohousing Common House; show time is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 716 N St. Admission is $20 donation […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Somethin’ in the Water

“Keep Davis Boring” I take umbrage with that bumper sticker. I get the sentiment — don’t make Davis another strip-mall, cookie-cutter town — but Davis is far from boring. I feel blessed to have grown up here. To a greater extent, being a Californian is pretty awesome. Spent six years living in Humboldt, which feels […]

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99 Problems

Like many folks, I’m a creature of habit who found comfort in adhering to a strict routine. Frankly, I needed a kick in the butt to get me out of my comfort zone. A major plus from all this is reconnecting with a longtime friend, “Ms. Jackson.” Ms. J and I recently watched “Get Thrashed: […]

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