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Monday, Apr 20
Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

From Los Angeles / Brooklyn

Kneebody ft.
Adam Benjamin
Shane Endsley
Kaveh Rastegar
Ben Wendel
Nate Wood

Special Guests Matthew Smith & Juice Box

Bio:
Kneebody blends a hip hop beat and swagger with the forceful certainty and conviction of rock...tied it up with steady collective improvisation and an obsession with structure.

"Not a lot of extended solos just a tight, shifting musical landscape of emotionally charged texture and tempo rendered with extraordinary musicianship and technical precision.

http://kneebody.com/

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Tuesday, Apr 21
Doors 3:30pm / Show 4pm
FREE

Join us for the GSA Community Awards Ceremony, honoring top UCSD graduate students who have made an outstanding difference in our community.

Social Mixer: 3:30pm / FREE
Awards Ceremony: 4:00pm / FREE

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Saturday, Apr 25
Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm
$5.00 UCSD students / $5.00 general

Huj throws the CD release concert of the year, with an outstanding line up that features San Diego local favorites, The Frights, along with up and coming ndie artist, Paper Days.

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Monday, Apr 27
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE

Join us for a special concert of improvised music featuring the talents of David Ballou (trumpet), Mark Dresser (bass), and Kjell Nordeson (drums).

Bio - Dave Ballou:

Dave has released nine internationally recognized CD's as a leader and co-leader. He has performed or recorded with ensembles led by Michael Formanek, Denman Maroney, Maria Schneider, Andrew Hill, Dave Liebman, Oliver Lake, Joe Lovano, Sheila Jordan, Steely Dan, Rabih Abou-Kahlil, Don Preston and an extensive list of jazz personalities. Dave has performed Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #2 with the Bella Musica Orchestra of NY, Larry Austin's Improvisations with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and Gunther Schuller's Journey into Jazz with the Spokane Symphony and Boston Modern Orchestra Project. He also was a featured soloist for the premiere of Schuller's Encounters, a composition celebrating the 100th anniversary of Jordan Hall.

The Meridian Arts Ensemble, The TILT Brass ensemble and the Monarch Trio have all performed his compositions. His work for solo trumpet, "Samskara" has been recorded by Jon Nelson for release in 2010. In 2009, Dave received an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. In 2010, Universtiy of Michigan French Horn professor, Adam Unsworth, performed an adaptation of "Samskara" for horn.

Dave is currently serving as an Associate Professor of Music at Towson University and coordinator of the Jazz/Commercial music division. He teaches classes in Jazz history, Jazz theory and improvisation, Jazz arranging, studio jazz trumpet and improvisation for all instrumentalists, jazz composition and coaches small jazz ensembles including the improvisation ensemble. He has taught at the Litchfield Jazz Camp, the Maryland Summer Jazz Camp, the Maine Jazz Camp and The Banff Institute.

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Tuesday, Apr 28
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE

Come One! Come All!

Watch as student bands compete for a chance to perform alongside national talent at Sun God Festival 2015 on Sunday, May 3.

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Thursday, May 7
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$10.00 UCSD students / $10.00 general

Slow Magic is the sound made by an unknown imaginary friend.

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Monday, May 11
Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm
FREE

The ladies are back!!!! Bitchy Bingo has quickly become one of the most anticipated and attended events at The Loft, so you're going to want to come early! The infamous drag show is punctuated by games of bingo, which gives 3 lucky people a chance to win cool prizes. Come join us for an evening of fun, laughter, games and entertainment that is sure to make you LOL.

Doors: 8:00PM
Show: 8:30PM

FREE

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Friday, May 15
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7pm
FREE

Do you have a talent you want the world to see? Then, come to You at The Loft and share it with us!

Don't have a talent, but want to watch others perform? Then, come on by for some great food from Zanzibar and catch some great performances!

If you're interested in performing, email avpconcerts@ucsd.edu to guarantee your spot!

We welcome all performances including music, comedy, spoken word, rants, and everything else!

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Friday, May 15
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$5.00 UCSD students / $10.00 general

The symbiotic convergence of music and art. Not just music as art, but when art is at the crux of every step of the musical process, to the point where sonic elements ooze with a visual journey of the mind; a multisensory experience. San Francisco electro dream-pop duo Cathedrals, whose debut Cathedrals EP came out in September on Neon Gold Records, is a product of this very concept.

A lot has gone right for this band thus far, especially the release of the Cathedrals EP on Neon Gold Records. The label, owned and operated by MSMR frontwoman Lizzy Plapinger, has quickly become a go-to label for budding electro-pop artists. Neon Gold caught wind of Cathedrals’ first single, “Unbound” on Hype Machine. “Next thing you know, we’re at Dolores Park (a classic San Francisco hill-top urban park) with Lizzy, talking about music and sharing our dreams,” says Hwin.

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Saturday, May 16
Doors 7pm / Show 7:30pm
FREE

Salsa Night at The Loft returns!

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Monday, May 18
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$6.00 UCSD students / $12.00 general

The Loft is bringing you another awesome show with two bands that you will fall in love with!

Tickets to go on-sale soon.
UCSD Student: $6
General: $12

Doors: 8pm
Show: 9pm

PRIDES Bio

Prides are a Scottish synthpop band formed in Glasgow in 2013. Made up of Stewart Brock (piano, lead vocals), Callum Wiseman (guitar, piano, vocals) and Lewis Gardiner (drums). On the 17th of February 2014, the band released the EP named "The Seeds You Sow" which contains 3 songs. Their song Out of the Blue is in FIFA 15.

Magic Giant Bio

Like a banjo player and a DJ rocking a club show in a barn, Magic Giant is a band on a mission to move bodies and souls. The group kicked off 2015 with a performance on KEXP hosted by John Richards (credited for discovering The Lumineers' "Ho Hey"). They have since been featured on Spotify's New Music Tuesday, Billboard for 'Artist on the Verge,' and NPR's Songs We Love, which proclaimed, "This L.A. indie-folk band has a summer festival anthem on its hands."

The trio just wrapped up self-producing its debut EP, notably featuring Rashawn Ross of Dave Matthews Band and Spencer Ludwig of Capital Cities. The band's communal live shows are inspired by experiential groups like The Grateful Dead and events like Woodstock. Described by some as "rave-folk," Magic Giant has been turning clubs into dance parties on their maiden US headline tour, concluding with a full house at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles.

Magic Giant continues to build a reputation for its anthemic sing-alongs, blending organic instruments with big drums and electronic beats. The band is composed of Austin Bis on lead vocals; Zambricki Li on banjo, mandolin, and fiddle; and Brian Zaghi on upright bass and acoustic guitar.

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Wednesday, May 20
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE

Akiko Tsuruga Bio ~

AKIKO has been a mainstay on the New York jazz scene since 2001. Being of Japanese origin, this talented musician began playing the Organ at the age of three. She launched her career in jazz immediately after graduating from the Osaka College of Music. While living in Osaka, she had opportunities to play with world-renowned jazz
musicians from the United States. Grady Tate, in particular, had the strongest influence on her professional career and convinced her to move to the U. S, and performed on her
Japanese debut album. Dr. Lonnie Smith is one of Akiko’s greatest mentors, and she considers him as her biggest influence.

Early in her New York career, she had the great pleasure to play several gigs with Frank Wess and Jimmy Cobb. While she has made a great reputation performing with her own band, she has also enhanced her name on the jazz scene playing with Lou Donaldson at Carnegie Hall, as well as jazz festivals and jazz clubs all over the world, including tours in Japan. Going to Europe with Lou Donaldson has become an annual event for her since 2012.

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Friday, May 29
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$6.00 UCSD students / $12.00 general

End your spring right with Blackbird Blackbird.

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About Blackbird Blackbird

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Start Info
Born in July 2010
Genre
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Band Members
Mikey Maramag - Production, Samples, Instrumentation
Hometown
Honolulu, Hawaii
Record Label
Om Records/Lavish Habits
Affiliation
Affiliated with Vibes
Short Description
http://blackbirdblackbird.net/
http://soundcloud.com/blackbirdblackbirdsf/
http://blackbirdblackbird.bandcamp.com/
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All songs and images are owned by Mikey Maramag unless otherwise noted.
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Direct Contact:
Mikey Maramag - byebyeblackbirdx@gmail.com

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Blackbird Blackbird is the moniker of San Francisco-based wünderkind Mikey Maramag. His unique style of dreamy folktronica recalls influences from all ends of the musical spectrum; deeply textured, hypnotic songs pay homage to psychedelic pop the likes of Caribou and Washed Out, while the warmth of analogue instrumentation spliced with digital artifacts hints at contemporaries James Blake, Four Tet and Mount Kimbie.

Anthemic, dream-driven themes inspire Blackbird Blackbird's work, where layers of electronic texture drape over organic sounds and ghostly vocals. Within elongated song structures, Blackbird Blackbird harnesses thematic elements of dynamism and composition to create depth and complexity, while never losing sight of his pop sensibilities.

Blackbird Blackbird's debut album Summer Heart was lauded by modern tastemakers, receiving critical acclaim from the likes of Fader, XLR8R, Rcrdlbl, and more. Recently returning from a whirl-wind European tour, Blackbird Blackbird has been signed to the Lavish Habits imprint out of San Francisco. His upcoming Boracay Planet EP features remixes from the likes of American bass music virtuoso Grenier (aka DJ G) and Atlanta’s foremost proprietor of rave music, Distal. This highly-anticipated EP is slated for release October 16 2012.
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Saturday, May 30
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
$5.00 UCSD students / $10.00 general

The Brevet, comprised of Aric Chase Damm (lead vocals, guitar), Michael Jones (backing vocals, piano) and David Aguiar (backing vocals, drums), is a young American band from sunny Southern California. They have a mutual love for making powerful music in their mobile home park studio that hugs the 405 freeway. By combining Americana rock, sweeping orchestral tracks, gang vocals, unforgettable choruses and connective emotional lyrics, The Brevet passionately spills their hearts through cinematic sounds which has led to fans and critics labeling them as one of the first in the ‘Epic Americana’ genre. The band released their album “Battle of the Heart” on April 30th, and have already been met with great success. The track “Let Go” was featured The CW’s ‘90210’ while “Start To Begin” & “Rocks Beneath the Water” complemented MLB games on Fox and The MLB Network. The hard work and dedication to their craft has begun to turn the heads of critics and fans alike. The Brevet is excited to continue building its audience.

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