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Discover Shayna and the Bulldog

Shayna and the Bulldog is the best local band you’ve never heard. Do yourself a favor and give them a listen, at their website. The band — Charles Castle (vocals, keys), Joel Daniel (vocals, bass), Cozy Gazelle (guitar, vocals) and Nina Doherty (drums, percussion) — performs at 11 p.m. Saturday at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 […]

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Common Frequency opens the air waves to new voices

You can help What: Common Frequency benefit dinner, panel discussion and concert When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday Where: UC Davis Technocultural Studies Building Tickets: $5 to $35, on a sliding scale Info: http://commonfrequency.org Local broadcasting opportunities will be the beneficiary when Common Frequency hosts a free concert and panel discussion Saturday evening at UC Davis. The […]

Band is Self Centered in a good way

To make it in the music industry, you have to believe in yourself. This is especially true of the five local guys in the up-and-coming rock band, Self Centered. The band was founded in 2008 by brothers Blake and James Grafton, both Davis High School grads. With Blake on vocals and James on drums, they […]

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Passage of time has been good to these musicians

In 1979, folk singer Al Stewart’s multimillion-selling hits “Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages” were radio staples. Stewart, an acoustic guitarist, was touring with a full band at the time. He felt out of place. “I don’t think I ever knew how to be in front of a band,” Stewart said in a recent […]

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Notorious Shank Brothers play two shows this week

While some retirees spend their golden years playing golf, Al and Erik Shank play bluegrass. The two brothers started jamming together in 2004, with Al on mandolin and Erik on banjo. They’ve since been dubbed The Notorious Shank Brothers, with Ken Eldridge on guitar and Kim Nguyen on bass. The Notorious Shank Brothers will perform […]

\’Home\’ to celebrate Davis schools

Enterprise correspondent \n They say there\’s no place like home for the holidays. \n And so each year, the Davis community comes together to celebrate the season at the seventh annual “Home for the Holidays” concert. \n The show will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the Veterans\’ Memorial Theater. Tickets — […]

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Marsalis sure has that swing

Enterprise correspondent \n The Marsalis name is synonymous with jazz. Like his siblings Branford, Wynton and Jason, Delfeayo Marsalis is a virtuoso musician keeping the spirit of traditional jazz alive. \n That spirit, fueled by the passion and talent of the Delfeayo Marsalis Octet, filled the Mondavi Center\’s Vanderhoef Studio Theater on Wednesday evening. \n […]

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Custom Neon lights up the town

Enterprise music critic After 10 years of rockinÕ shows, Custom Neon still shines bright. The local band is known for a blend of classic rock favorites from the 1960s through the Õ90s, along with original compositions. The sextet stands apart from other cover bands, thanks to four-part vocal harmonies, saxophone, keys, duel percussion and an […]

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Come on, letÕs go!

Enterprise music critic After three decades in music, three Grammy Awards and millions of albums sold, Los Lobos continues to rock. And the band still hits the road, to show young cats how itÕs done. Los Lobos will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the UC Davis Mondavi CenterÕs Jackson Hall. Tickets Ñ […]

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String king

Enterprise music critic Luthier Harrison PhippsÕ workshop is tucked inside the garage of a nondescript residential Davis neighborhood. Any musician in this space would feel like Charlie in the chocolate factory. Antique guitars line the walls; sheets of rare woods stretch to the ceiling. Every nook is crammed with materials, tools and acoustic guitars. Phipps […]

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SOUND ADVICE: Engage the dark side of the musical force

Enterprise music critic All the albums in this column are dark, bleak and gloomy. But wait … donÕt let that stop you; some true gems can be found here. Besides, with summer ending and fall upon us, a gloomy album will hit the right spot. Save the sunny dance-pop records for next summer. Interpol ÔInterpolÕ […]

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Festival raises ALS awareness

Enterprise music critic The Plainfield Palooza is putting the fun back in Òfundraiser.Ó This outdoor festival promises entertainment for the entire family, with laughter, music, magic, Hula Hoops, art, prizes and much more. ItÕll all happen from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Plainfield Station, Road 98 and Road 29, between Davis and Woodland. Tickets […]

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Whatever became of that group?

Enterprise music critic Back in the 1980s and Õ90s, bands didnÕt have websites or MP3s to promote music, they relied on cassette tapes. ÒLetÕs be frank: Cassette tapes suck,Ó said Mark Chiolis, a former Woodland resident and Channel 31 news photographer. Chiolis is the creator of MyHometownBands.com, a new website that allows veteran bands to […]

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The next best thing to a new Outkast CD

Enterprise music critic No other mainstream hip-hop group has achieved what Outkast has: six albums, six Grammy Awards, over 25 million units sold … and all without sacrificing creativity. From East Point, Ga., the duo of Andre Ò3000Ó Benjamin and Antwon ÒBig BoiÓ Patton has consistently recorded the most experimental, progressive music in the rap […]

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