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September, 2008 | Midtown Monthly

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Upcoming lecture educates on ethical consumerism


Don’t miss this upcoming event (next Thursday night)! It promises to be an evening of inspiration on how to make conscientious shopping choices this holiday season. Reverend Billy is the star of Morgan Spurlock’s 2007 documentary about American consumerism, evil corporate practices like sweatshop labor, and buying local! The event will take place outside in the parking lot by R5 Records, and Missouri piano legend Mike V will be there to set the mood. This event is free, and sponsored by javalounge!

TONIGHT (satiddy) Losin Streaks Electric Jellyfish +2


tonight is a KDVS Presents show at Luigi’s Fun Garden:

Electric JellyFish (Australia)
Losin Streaks (Land Park)
Ghost Echoes (sf)
LeMaster (Sacto)
EJ are psych rock from Oz– they are reputed to rule live, so c’mon sac, check ‘em out.  There is a 100% chance that Kicksville 29 BC DJ Tim Matranga will dig this show!
Five bucks, all ages!

Mattress TONIGHT at Luigi’s Fun Garden


Hello all,

Tonight (Friday, Sept 26th), MATTRESS from Portland, Oregon will be playing live at Luigi’s Fun Garden with Green Green, Sister Crayon and Dead Western. He has a great new record out on a Canadian label, as well as a 7″ released on local label, Malt Duck. Recommended if you like lo-fi synth and pop. Mattress has been compared to the likes of Suicide and Nick Cave. You could also add Blank Dogs to that list. Show starts at 9pm, 18+ and it’s only $5!

I will see you there, with a beer in my hand and a song in my heart.

Watch the “El Dorado” video.

Art meets tasty, tasty, food, and wine… and beer

This Saturday Sep 27 and Sunday Sep 28 over 80 Sacramento artists will be particpating in the Capitol Area Studio Studio hosted by the Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento and making their studios available to the viewing public.

The weekend will kick off with a VIP reception and preview party the Friday evening prior. For $40 reception goers will get to sample food from L Wine Lounge, Ju Hachi, and DeVere’s Irish Pub. In addition to the food Railbridge Cellars will be hosting free wine and DeVere’s will be offering samples of the beer they will soon be serving at their new location in the Firestone Building on 16th and L. AND WAIT there’s more, that $40 admission will also buy you a one year membership with the Center allowing you to take advantage of their lecture programs and other special events throughout the year!

Bertolucci’s at 60

I stopped by Bertolucci’s Body and Fender Shop to drop off some copies of the latest issue (with the Bertolucci, Westergard, Barris article) and discovered that they’re having a car show this Sunday, September 28 from 10AM – 2PM. Bertolucci’s is celebrating 60 years in business so this will probably be quite a party. I don’t know if the Sestito Cadillac (above) will be there, but I’m sure it’ll be worth checking out.
Bertolucci’s, 1717 Stockton Blvd, Sacto

September Things to do

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Down on the Corner

By Guphy Gufstafson

WallpaperIn August my thoughts turn to ice cold beer…. But honestly, my thoughts are always on ice cold beer. What better place to get your fix than the local corner store? Most carry the same things: trucker hats, incense, novelty lighters, 30 different kinds of lottery tickets, one kind of toilet paper, one kind of cat food, a selection of alcoholic beverages and cigarettes and most importantly, popsicles. Each store, like each of us, is special in its own way.  Read more »

Hot August Knights

By Mike Blanchard

BertolucciEver since cars became available to the masses, there have been those who wanted to distinguish their cars from the crowd.  Some wanted to emulate their racing heroes and their favorite racecars– thus the hot rod was born . Some wanted to show more style than the other guys at the Drive-in and attract more girls– thus the custom was born .  Most people outside of the car enthusiast community would be surprised to know that in the thirties, forties and fifties, Sacramento was one of the centers of the custom car world.  Read more »

RED HEROINE (1929) – Crest Kung Fu

For weeks I have been practically salivating at the thought of seeing Red Heroine, a 1929 Chinese Kung Fu epic that screens at the Crest on Tuesday. Here’s the trailer:

The film looks fantastic, sort of a silent era Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, but making it even better is the chance to see it with live musical accompaniment from the Devil Music Ensemble. this is the sort of event that I usually have to drive up to the Pacific Film Archive to see, so I’m STOKED that it’s happening right here on the grid.

Film shows at 7:30– I’ll be the one eating a bag of popcorn bigger than my head.

Little Saigon

Local Hawaiian shirt aficionado and pap-meister R. E. Graswich recently did an on-air report about the burgeoning Little Saigon area of Sacramento, prompted by a story about it in Saveur (he pronounced it “Sav-oh”). Read more »