Lauren Keene

Pay for some music, you mooches!

Volunteering for the Davis Music Festival, I encountered all types of people. Most attendees were cool, friendly people. But I also had a lot of people looking for a hand outs — “Hey, I’m with the band,” “I just want to grab a drink” and “I’m not going to stay long.” Twenty bucks for 20 […]

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500 lap up local music, but I want encore!

I’m happy to report the Davis Music Festival was a success! Five hundred wristbands sold, as did an unknown quantity of single-venue tickets. In all honesty, I was worried there’d be a weak turnout, so I was pleasantly surprised. I spent most of the festival working the door at Delta of Venus. It seemed most […]

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My picks for the Davis Music Festival

The Davis Music Festival is fast approaching. This Saturday, see 20 bands at five venues in downtown Davis. Get an all access wristband for $20 at Armadillo Music, 205 F St., (530) 758-8058, or visit the festival website, where you can get the full schedule. Proceeds benefit The Davis Schools Arts Foundation. Danny Tomasello is the […]

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Breathe Owl Breathe plays Sophia’s on Friday

Hear more What: Breathe Owl Breathe When: 11 p.m. Friday Where: Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 219 E St., Davis Admission: $7, at the door Info: (530) 758-4333 or http://www.sophiasthaikitchen.com The old-time charm and backwoods aesthetic of Michigan’s Breathe Owl Breathe is the perfect antidote to busy, noisy urban life. And Davis residents can enjoy some of […]

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Electro dance scene is all a-Glow

The downtown Davis dance scene lacks diversity. At most bars. you’ll hear the same rap and pop hits. But inside Woodstock’s Pizza, 219 G St., you’ll find electronic dance music, including dubstep, glitch-hop, drum-n-bass and breaks, at Glow, a black-light dance party every Saturday featuring DJ Rogue. Hours are 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. “Woodstock’s […]

Young musicians shine at Concert on the Green

Check it out What: Concert on the Green, to benefit the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation When: 5 p.m. Saturday Where: Wildhorse Golf Course, 2323 Rockwell Drive Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for ages 10 and under Info: http://www.dhsblueandwhite.org Want to see four young, talented local bands rock the stage? Come to the […]

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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