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October 2019 KURATED

When asked why they chose these songs, here's how some of our core staff members responded: On choosing "Realigned Dub" by African Head Charge: "Sounding just as adventurous as they did in 81'. Dub meets the tabla; a percussionist's fantasy marriage." - Ammaar Vayani, Assistant GM On choosing "Return Of The Death Ray" by The Bomboras: "Surf rock, to me...

G. Garçon: An Introduction

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing hip hop artist, G. Garçon about his origins, creative process, and his new album “25” dropping September 30th 2019. 

The stage name hails from France; the rapper from Inglewood. The G stands for Geezus, a previous alias, that was later expanded on as...

Dirty Penni Fest 4: Penniback Records’ Impact on the Local Music Scene in Los Angeles

The independent record label, Penniback Records, continues to highlight and expand the DIY music scene in Los Angeles. Dirty Penni Fest 4, the record label’s fourth annual music festival headlined by The Buttertones (special tribute to Dick Dale) and co-headlined by Tropa Magica this year, was a vivid demonstration of the record label’s...

Sac Zine Fest 2019 – Review

Catch a Zine by Its Toe! If it Hollers, Buy Two Copies!
Sacramento Zine Fest 2019
Saturday, May 25th, 2019 from 11 AM to 5 PM
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Hello true believers!  Oh, the lovely sight of a room full of ZINES! (And assorted fun things!)

If you love art, if... 						
						

ALBUM REVIEW: Signor Benedick the Moor (SB the Moor) – El Negro

On 7 February 2019, the emerging enigmatic artist Signor Benedick the Moor dropped SPIRIT REALM.FINAL, a new full length LP through the Deathbomb Arc label. In anticipation for this release, the famed label recently sent us SB’s first album- 2014’s El Negro.

SB is an experimental artist originating from...

Jon “pls b nice” Bunting Introduces Me to the Cannoli King

“What do you think? Should I go for it?” I turn around to meet a goofy grin and a New York Giants jersey that looks like it could be roomy on an actual football player. The young man holding the jersey is decidedly not of football build, but he is Jon Bunting, a lanky 20-year-old recording artist...

Artist Interview: FLORAL

Floral is an instrumental two-piece math-rock duo from the CA South Bay Area. Ryan Fernandes sat down with Nate and Ty of Floral to talk about new music, doing it yourself, and making your own rules. You can hear some of their tunes at https://floral1.bandcamp.com/ and catch them at Slim’s in SF...

Queer Quollaboration – PA Show Highlight

Show: Queer Quollaboration
Host: Graham
Show Description: Featuring interviews with people involved in local and regional efforts to advocate and support the LGBTQ community. Topics discussed: gender norms, queer activism, mental and sexual health, queer youth, queer politics, coming out, LGBT history and so much more!
Contact Info: geeverett@ucdavis.edu
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UC Davis Makes Forbe’s List for Number of Women in STEM

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UCD was ranked #1 on Forbe’s list as the most highly valued degree for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Our spring reporter, Myah Daniels, discusses the UC Davis grant program ADVANCE, which encourages women to establish careers in science and engineering; and interviews students in the program. (Image: ucdavis.edu)

Watermelon Music Celebrates Duke Ellington’s Birthday

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On Friday, April 29th, the Watermelon Music Store in downtown Davis hosted a celebration marking the store’s 20th anniversary and the 117th birthday of the late Jazz musician, Duke Ellington. Our spring reporter, Rebekah Velasco, interviews some of the local jazz vocalists and musicians who performed Ellington classics at the event. (Image: davisdowntown.com)

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