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Saturday, Oct 4
Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm
$6.00 UCSD students / $12.00 general

Run River North's music traverses emotional and musical landscapes woven into the strings duo of Daniel Chae and Jennifer Rim, alongside the galloping rhythm section of bassist Joe Chun, keyboardist Sally Kang and drummer John Chong. Together, their voices coalesce as one, a chorus calling out with a gentle urgency. The music of Run River North explores the ever-shifting search for self, from the energetic indie-rock interludes to the lonesome guitar strums, always asking the question: Is home a place or is it the people in your life? “We’re not a posh, polished pop sound,” says Alex Hwang, Run River North's singer/songwriter. “We have stories we want to tell and they take a little more time. After all, the journey to find your place is a long one, it’s an ongoing, evolving adventure.”

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Monday, Oct 6
Doors 6pm / Show 7pm
FREE

Have a song or story to share? Blabbermouth is a monthly event held at The Loft, giving writers of prose, poetry, and fiction, as well as musicians and performers a place to share their art.

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FREE for UCSD students

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Wednesday, Oct 8
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Vocalist/performer Bryce Vine encapsulates the best of both coasts. Born and raised in a humble apartment in NYC he moved to LA before high school allowing him to fully absorb the “Cali” lifestyle. Bryce has developed a sound that is a keen blend of singable radio-friendly pop and laid back, in-the-cut hip-hop; A California brand of positivity mixed with the mantra, “You only live once.”

Nestled in the heart of Suburban San Diego Super Groupie is a unique, breath of fresh air in today's pop culture. With influences ranging from Outkast, to Sublime, to the Beatles they have no boundaries on their music.

Lightyears Ahead is a UCSD student hiphop/ rap group who is stoked to hit The Loft stage.

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Thursday, Oct 9
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$8.00 UCSD students / $12.00 general

Pioneering the style of “VideoSongs” on YouTube, Pomplamoose is a San Francisco-based indie-pop-rock-duo comprised of Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn. With the debut of their online presence in summer 2008, Pomplamoose has garnered a significant fan following ever since. Often compared to artists like The Bird and The Bee, Feist and Regina Spektor, they quickly became renowned for their split-screen video-editing that deliberately features every instrument used in the recording process. Veering away from the traditional model, Pomplamoose remains unsigned to this day, successfully making a living from album sales, licensing deals, touring, and the enthusiastic support of their fans.

Wordly, yet San Diego based duo, OKAPI SUN combine dance, electronic, samples and tribal beats.

John Schroeder is Pomplamoose's guitar player who is ready to shred the stage.

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Friday, Oct 10
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
$6.00 UCSD students / $12.00 general / FREE reserved

Joshua White - piano
Mark Dresser - bass
Kjell Nordesen - drums
Michael Dessen - trombone
Gavin Templeton - alto salx / bass clarinet

“Joshua has immense talent…I was impressed by his daring and courageous approach to improvisation on the cutting edge of innovation. He is his own man.”
– Herbie Hancock

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Tuesday, Oct 14
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

An hour or so drive outside of London, at the point where the city’s vast swathes of suburbs become the green fields of the countryside, you’ll find Hitchin, home of the Rhythms of the Worlds Festival and hometown of 23-year-old singer-songwriter James Bay. It’s this kind of environment that has the habit of breeding the very best kind of British vocalist, singers and songwriters grounded by melodic truth and raw emotion. “I’m trying to make songs that make people feel something and, if I’m lucky, even move them,” he explains. James Bay is a singular modern talent; an old head on young shoulders, a damn good guitar player and an even better songwriter. A true soul singer, chasing “that goose bumps moment” by channeling artists such as Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen and James Blake, his music is intensely personal. “I’m trying to keep things human and emotional,” he explains. “It’s hard to know what the balance is, but you know it when you hear it. It’s such a personal process that it’s hard to share stuff sometimes.” But share he does, casting a light onto his attempts to make sense of the world, and a young man’s discovery of love and loss.

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Wednesday, Oct 15
8pm

$12.00 UCSD Students/$18.00 General Admission/$28.00 Reserved

Tentacle Sessions
Post-performance ArtTalks!

Sophisticated, versatile, and lithe, Tri Minh’s Quartet blends electronica, acoustic instruments, and traditional Vietnamese motifs in an exhilarating program of collaborative and improvised works. A futurist of electronic music, Minh opens a window onto one of the world’s unsung contemporary music scenes. “You could record a landscape on camera or get an artist to paint a version of it, but Tri Minh’s soundscape preserves the magic. He’s able to capture it all” (Hanoi Grapevine). Through his compositions he is forging an artistic identity that is unmistakably global – yet uniquely Vietnamese – in the ever-widening spaces of Vietnam’s ongoing liberalization.

REGULAR >> $18 GA; $28 Reserved
SUBSCRIBER >> $15 GA; $24 Reserved
UCSD STUDENT >> $12

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Thursday, Oct 16
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$15.00 UCSD students / $15.00 general

The Colourist first stumbled upon one another in an underused warehouse in Orange County, CA, where Adam and Maya discovered the harmonic chemistry that has come to define the band's bright and anthemic signature sound.

Having spent much of 2012 honing their live show with the likes of Grouplove, Electric Guest and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., The Colourist begin 2013 holed up in a small studio in Southern California. It's there that Adam Castilla (vocals, guitar), Maya Tuttle (drums, vocals), Kollin Johannsen (guitar, bass), and Justin Wagner (bass, keys) will commit their pop-fueled, indie-bred rock to tape before embarking on their first national tour.

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Friday, Oct 17
8pm

$12.00 UCSD Students/$18.00 General Admission/$28.00 Reserved

Vocalist Cyrille Aimée is one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation. With her smoky yet tender voice she is bringing back vintage jazz in delightfully inventive ways. Raised in France, as a child she snuck out of her bedroom window on summer nights wandering into nearby gypsy encampments filled with those attending the annual Django Reinhardt Festival. She quickly fell in love with their music, and was captivated to the point of traveling throughout Europe, playing and singing on street corners across the continent. Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival's International Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, Aimée is certain to captivate ArtPower! jazz fans with her alluring voice.

Quote: “I grew up in Django Reinhardt’s town… I fell in love with the gypsies’ culture, their way of life, their freedom, and especially, their music and the way they live it.”
– CYRILLE AIMEE

REGULAR >> $18 GA; $28 Reserved
SUBSCRIBER >> $15 GA; $24 Reserved
UCSD STUDENT >> $12

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Friday, Oct 24
12am

$29.00 UCSD Students/$34.00 General Admission

7pm Food 8pm Movie

A lovely orphaned circus girl finds out that she's actually a wealthy heiress!
W.C. Fields plays a loveable juggling carnival crook. Carol Dempster (La Jolla's very own silent superstar) is his born-in-a-circus-trunk ward. This film will be underscored with live music from the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra (led by UCSD alumnus Scott Paulson). Under Scott's direction, the audience will assist with sound effects utilizing everything from an actual slapstick to other tools of the trade: Birdcalls! Bulb horns! Ukuleles! Musical saw! Orchestral harp!
[D.W. Griffith, 1920, USA, 104 min.]

Quote: “Scott Paulson's merry band of eccentric nightingales is an inspired notion.”
- SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE

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Soft Garlic Butter Pretzel with Stone Ground Mustard, Shredded Pork Sliders with sides of Beer Battered Onion Rings and Blue Cheese Horseradish Slaw, Caramel Corn Dessert. Vegetarian options available upon request. Drinks sold separately.

REGULAR >> $34 Food + Movie; $10 Movie Only
SUBSCRIBER >> $29 Food + Movie; $8 Movie Only
UCSD STUDENT >> $29 Food + Movie; $6 Movie Only

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Monday, Oct 27
Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm

The ladies are back!!!! Bitchy Bingo has quickly become one of the most anticipated and attended events at The Loft, so youre 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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Wednesday, Oct 29
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$6.00 UCSD students / $12.00 general

Grizfolk Bio

The story behind the band Grizfolk unfolds like a richly episodic Beat novel: it's a collection of vignettes that give way to one another with ease; their songs like chapters in a traveler's cherished diary, suspended in time and space above an aural landscape of blue-collar romanticism and electro-inflected folk-rock.

Their songs speak of dusty deserts and the vagabonds that inhabit
them, mixing America’s country music heritage with that of an
electro-pop persuasion: It's where folklore meets four-on-the-floor;
where tumbleweeds meet turntables. Songs that sound both futurist and revivalist at once; fashioned from a casually-indefinable collage of synth-pop squelches, junkyard percussion, undeniably catchy hooks and boot-stomping guitar lines.

We the Folk Bio
UCLA based folky get-down band. Their energetic sound drew them to play parties and shows around campus. We The Folk has established a signature sound that defies categorization, enveloping their audiences in a dynamic and energetic experience.

BØRNS Bio
Just twenty years old, indie-pop singer-songwriter Garrett Borns is already carving himself a place in the industry. Forming a band with multi-endorsed, internationally recognized drummer Scott Pellegrom, guitarist Kevin Kozel, and highly talented bassist Tom Thomas, Borns signed on with Rezidual Records in 2011 and hit the road. The group’s collection of talent and charm enlisted a flurry of press attention, plus ever-mounting booking opportunities and careful attention from the leaders of the industry at the national level

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Saturday, Nov 1
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$8.00 UCSD students / $12.00 general

Joywave is an eclectic group specializing in alternative pop hailing from Rochester, NY. After the success of 2013's "88888" mixtape, they established their Hollywood Records imprint Cultco Music, through which they released their debut EP "How Do You Feel?" on March 11. With a catalog that deftly jumps between genre, Joywave's "How Do You Feel?" EP demonstrates the band's pointed talent for blending influences. The Joywave sound is grounded in classic songwriting, often injected with house music's energy, disco's playfulness and an overarching hip hop spirit. Where any other band might lose its identity in the quest to experiment with so many different sounds, Joywave's all embracing approach and ineffable knack for making music that feels good puts their distinct personality front and center

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Thursday, Nov 20
8pm

$12.00 UCSD Students/$18.00 General Admission/$28.00 Reserved

Tentacle Sessions
Post-performance ArtTalks!

Deemed by the New York Times as a cellist who performs “with unforced simplicity and beauty of tone,” Jeffrey Zeigler’s musical intuitions are highly regarded in the classical and contemporary music worlds. With collaborators such as Norah Jones, Hauschka, and Laurie Anderson (to name a few), Zeigler is clearly able to cross genres with verve and grace. As the cellist of the internationally renowned Kronos Quartet for eight seasons, he played an integral role in redrawing the boundaries of the string quartet medium. Now solo, Zeigler is tackling his artistry with the same sense of curiosity and adventure. Highlights of his solo work include the commissioning and premiere of new works for cello by Bryce Dessner, Vijay Iyer, Glenn Kotche, Nico Muhly, and Richard Reed Parry, among others.

REGULAR >> $18 GA; $28 Reserved
SUBSCRIBER >> $15 GA; $24 Reserved
UCSD STUDENT >> $12

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Wednesday, Jan 7
8pm

$12.00 UCSD Students /$18.00 General Admission/$28.00 Reserved

Hailed by JazzTimes’ 2013 critic poll as the “Best Jazz Guitarist”, guitar prodigy Julian Lage is a brilliant creative force to be reckoned with. The subject of an Academy Award-nominated documentary, Jules at Eight, He gained pivotal early exposure as a protégé of legendary vibraphonist Gary Burton. With his first recording, Sounding Point, Lage arrived at a unique approach to composition and ensemble craft, and earned him his 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Whether he is playing an electric or an acoustic guitar, Lage returns to ArtPower! with his signature purity of tone and consistency of attack to everything in his repertoire.

Quote: "The best music you make is relevant to the culture you are in, the timeframe you are in. I want to keep it as relevant as possible." – JULIAN LAGE

REGULAR >> $18 GA; $28 Reserved
SUBSCRIBER >> $15 GA; $24 Reserved
UCSD STUDENT >> $12

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Friday, Jan 16
8pm

$29.00 UCSD Students/$34.00 General Admission

ArtTalks! with Director Alexa Karolinski

Oma & Bella provides an intimate glimpse into the world of Regina Karolinski (Oma) and Bella Katz, two dynamic octogenarian friends who live together in Berlin. Survivors of the Holocaust who stayed in Germany after the war, it is through the food they cook together that they remember their childhoods, maintain a bond to each other, and answer questions of heritage, memory, and identity. Directed by Oma's granddaughter Alexa, the documentary captures their ongoing struggle to retain the past while remaining very much engaged in the present. “With a delicate grace and a warm sense of humor, it is one of the most touching portraits of an elderly couple―and of Holocaust survivors― ever seen on screen” (The Paris Review).
[Alexa Karolinski, 2012, Canada, 76 min]

Oberhausen Film: Wildnis (The Wild)
An exquisite meditation on the life of an elderly couple.
[Helena Wittmann, 2013, Germany, 12 min]

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Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls, Roasted Brisket served with Carrot and Potato Tzimmes, Cinnamon and Sugar Cheese Blintz. Vegetarian options available upon request. Drinks sold separately.

SPONSOR German Studies Program at UC San Diego

REGULAR >> $34 Food + Movie; $10 Movie Only
SUBSCRIBER >> $29 Food + Movie; $8 Movie Only
UCSD STUDENT >> $29 Food + Movie; $6 Movie Only

Foovies Series: Configurations of Contemporary Germany
ArtPower! and Zanzibar at the Loft are serving up a triptych of films co-curated by UCSD faculty member Margrit Frölich. This “portraiture” series explores contemporary German identity as it relates to concepts of home, economy, and history. As a special treat, each feature will be accompanied by a short film from the renowned Oberhausen Short Film Festival.

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