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Posted on October 22, 2008 – 3:20 PM | by OldManFoster
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October is awesome. Make sure the moths haven’t eaten your sweaters because you will need them! I see the emergence of pumpkin patches, shorter days and ah yes, Buffalo Bill’s pumpkin ale. De-lish. Please go out and support not only the bands, but the venues who are opening their doors to live music. If at a coffee shop show- buy a cup of coffee or a tea, if at a pizza parlor- buy a slice and a drink. In these rough times every one needs a little help. And on to the article…

10/10/2008
Bad Trips (ex-Monoshock/Liquorball), Nothing People, Art Lessing and the Flower Vato
@TBA
We’re still not sure on the venue as we go to press, so hopefully this show pulls through.  Bad Trips are ex-MONOSHOCK (check out the CD collection on S-S) and, speaking of one of our favorite labels, NOTHING PEOPLE have one of the best LPs of the year on S-S with their unique psych-art-punk.  In the meantime, check out both records and visit www.undietacos.org for updated info on the venue. -HK

10/11/2008
KDVS ORMF VI: LSD and the Search for God, blackblack, Traditional Fools, Hexlove, Ohioan, Inca Ore, Beware of Knight, Religious Girls, The Countless Others, San Fransisco Water Cooler
@ Plainfield Station in Woodland, CA. All Ages. 2-7PM.
KDVS Radio hosts #6 in their sporadic all day music festival Operation Restore Maximum Freedom. If you’ve yet to experience one of these events, you’re in for a treat. Prepare yourself for a variety of musical acts, great food, ice cold beer and a setting that only Plainfiion can provide. Chill with the regulars, pick out your favorite Patsy Cline song on the Juxebox and enjoy the show. Pre-Sale tickets, shuttle information and more are available here: http://www.myspace.com/maximumfreedom.  -HK

10/18/2008
The Pets, Photobooth, TBA
@ 300 Room at the West Capitol Bowl in West Sacramento
8PM, 21+, $5
Two bay area bands each with members of one of my favorite past locals- the FM Knives. Great power pop/punk with awesome hooks and seriously addicting songs. This show should be great! Get in a few games and then watch the show. Two perfect combos.  -HK

10/19/2008
Ricky Berger, Tippy Canoe, Lindsey Cook
@ Luigis’s Fun Garden , 8PM, $5
The media onslaught named Ricky Berger seems to have slowed down a bit since completing her triple whammy of magazine cover appearances earlier this year.  I say ‘seems’ because I’m sure that she’s actually recording five records simultaneously or finishing up her debut Broadway show, or perhaps welding up a streamliner for Bonneville next year.  With her I’m not putting anything out of the question. In any case, here she stops by Luigi’s to deliver a piping hot slice of acoustic pop with a couple of other folkie acts also on tap.  -TF

10/24/2008
Human Eye (MI), Elmapi (France), tba.
@ TBA
18+, 9PM, $5
Originally scheduled at Luigi’s Fun Garden, this show got bumped just before deadline!  From Detroit, HUMAN EYE have a fantastic new record out on Hook or Crook records. It’s soaked with static , it’s loud, but addicting and catchy . The singer sounds a little like Iggy Pop, but their songs sound more like the HUNCHES, CLONE DEFECTS or a more energetic BLANK DOGS. Listen to “Rare Little Creature” on their myspace page. It will blow you away! Also on the bill, Elmapi from Paris have a weird-pop sound that fans of ADULT and PETS (Sacramento) will like.  -HK

10/30/2008
Donny Hue & the Colors + TBA
@ Old Firehouse, Davis
18+, 9PM, $5
 A new band to me- I just checked out a couple tracks, and this cute, pop laced with folk group should be right up the alley of many people in our area. Fans of K Records, Crossbill Records and local groups like Buildings Breeding will eat this up!  -HK

10/31/2008
Ganglians, Sucks and Fatty Acid
@ Java Lounge, All ages, 8PM, $7 or $4 with a costume,
OK, one question: how is it that Rick Ele DIDN’T book this show?  Headliners the Ganglians have been building a buzz (uh, both metaphorically and literally, I guess) for months now, and they are accompanied by a pair of bands whose taste in monikers probably codes that this is not so much for the over 35 crowd. Said groups, Sucks and Fatty Acid, trade new wave art damage for the Ganglians’ acid casualty trend, but the binder on this bill seems to be a healthy disdain for simple melodies. Wearing a costume gets you $3 off, plus the Java Lounge now has Pizza AND Beer.  What else are you gonna do on Halloween?  -TF

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