Archive for May, 2010
Our pal Matt K Shrugg is currently on tour with SF punks Zodiac Killers in Europe. Here’s some just-posted footage of Sac’s ‘Best Drummer’ Sammie-Award winner blasting off in Montpellier, France.
We here at Midmo, swear this beautiful coincidence was unplanned.
Long live John Waters!!!
We raved about Suh’s work in the May Art Picks. The artist’s hazy landscapes seem almost like movie sets for an art house disaster film. Quiet and elegant, the images offer a glimpse of the familiar made eerie. Check it out!
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Why is it that the hot shows this weekend are in Yolo County? OK, there is that Constants (Lost theme band) + Four Eyes show at Luigi’s tonight that is darned appealing, but the pure pop elegance of the Finches just can’t be denied. Even in Davis. Heckasac informs us that there have been some lineup changes, but assures that main songbird Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs is still at the helm.
Then Sunday offers all the insanity that is Operation Restore Maximum Freedom, KDVS’ daylong music fest. Local faves English Singles will be on early, while Seattle noise stars the A-Frames will be topping the bill. In between is a mix up of musical acts ranging from Rank/Xerox, Mucky the Ducky and the UC Davis Gamelan Ensemble. ORMF is a guaranteed good time, just be sure to bring sun block!
5/21, 7PM, $5, Bike Forth, 1221 1/2 4th Street, Davis
The Constants, Four Eyes
5/21, 9PM, Luigi’s Fun Garden, 1050 20th Street, Midtown
Operation Restore Maximum Freedom
5/23, 2-10PM Plainfield Station, 23944 County Road 98, Woodland
While it’s a total bummer that Rafter’s moped shop got NIMBY’ed out of the garage behind Bows and Arrows, there is a teeny-tiny silver lining: Now B&A can use that space to pile up extra cool gunk, and can even open it up to the hoi polloi once in a while…. like this weekend!
Olivia and Trisha decided that they’ve got TOO MUCH STUFF, so they’re opening up the back space for a two day sale that runs from 8AM Saturday to 3PM Sunday. Everything is $1 – $5… so basically flea market prices. And, as if that wasn’t enough, they’ll be having a giant sale in the store as well, with most stuff 25 – 75% OFF.
ok, Got it? Good. GO!!
Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 8:00am
End Time: Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 3:00pm
Location: in the alley behind bows&arrows 1712 L street, by old soul
“Jammin’ in the Park,” the biggest fundraiser of the year for Midtown’s La Raza Galeria Posada, will take place this Saturday, May 22.
Headlining the show is Malo. Led by Jorge Santana (Carlos’ brother), this Latino powerhouse racked up a pile of van-friendly hits in the seventies. Also on tap is local Keri Carr, late of Rowdy Kate, and Bay Area artist Blanca Sandoval… There will be plenty more entertainment in this all day party.
Saturday, May 22. Noon-6 PM
Cesar Chavez Park
10th & J Sts. (in front of City Hall)
Tickets are on sale at:
La Raza Galeria Posada (1024 22nd St. in Midtown)
R5 Records (Broadway and 16th Street)
All Dimples Records Locations
and www.inticketing.com (Valid until 5/21 8 PM.)
This may sell out, so purchase your tickets early! If there are tickets available, they will be $10 at the gate @ Cesar Chavez Park day of show beginning at 11 AM
For additional information about this all-ages event,
please call (916) 446-5133.
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The Sacramento Kings are inviting all fans to join them for the “NBA’s GREATEST Draft Lottery Party” tomorrow, May 18, at 18th Street between L and Capitol.
The block party-style event is free to the public and starts at 4PM. A live ESPN telecast of the NBA Draft Lottery begins at 4:30. The Lottery will be shown on a giant outdoor screen for all fans to see, and the party will include prize giveaways, the Sacramento Kings Dance Team, the Sacramento Kings Breakers, special offers from Midtown-area vendors and special VIP guests!
Out of the 14 teams in the Lottery, the Kings have the third-best odds of receiving the number one pick in the Draft. Last year’s pick, Tyreke Evans, went on to be named NBA Rookie of the Year – who will it be this year?
Liv and Tim and I were pleased to be invited to tour the Wednesday Cesar Chavez Park farmer’s market with Grange chef Micael Tuohy. This guy really knows his produce! I was super impressed. He knew most of the purveyors by name. After the tour, which took about an hour, Tim high-tailed it back to work and Liv and I got to sit down for lunch at The Grange with other local food writers and bloggers.
As a side note, I can’t even begin to tell you how frustrated I am with wordpress’ photo-posting settings. It has taken me an hour to make this post, probably, and the photos are just willy-nilly. Sorry!