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Thursday, Aug 20
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $11.00 general

Free for UCSD Students
$10.00 (+$1 service fee for GA)

HOLYCHILD is made up of Liz Nistico and Louie Diller. In 2010 the two found themselves in a modern dance class together, while Liz danced and Louie accompanied on drums and piano. They began collaborating immediately after meeting and now make pop music to make us think.

The LA-based duo found early success in 2013 through their song, Happy with Me, which received over 100,000 plays in one week and got to #1 on Hype Machines Popular Charts. The band continues to receive local and national support, with Nylon Magazine describing the track as mind-glowingly addictive, with Billboard grouping the band in their annual 14 Artists to Watch in 2014, and with LA Weekly naming HOLYCHILD as one of the ten LA bands who are going to blow up.

The accolades have been sweet, and the pair landed a record deal with the reputable Glassnote Records early in the year. Their debut EP, MINDSPEAK, was released in March 2014 and questions society's view of the woman from often times a sarcastic/absurdist perspective. HOLYCHILD is committed to making their own form of music they affectionately call brat pop, and sharing their art with the world.

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Saturday, Sep 19
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $15.00 general

Circa Waves Bio

Circa Waves are Kieran Shuddall (guitar / vocals), Joe Falconer (guitar), Sam Rourke (bass) & Sian Plummer (drums). They formed in Liverpool, England in mid-2013 and released their debut single, Get Away in December of that year on renowned independent label, Transgressive Records.

Signing to Virgin Records in early 2014, they released their second single, Stuck In My Teeth in March 2014 to coincide with an appearance on the prestigious NME Awards tour alongside Interpol, Royal Blood and Temples. The tour culminated in a rapturous sold-out show at London’s Brixton Academy.

Recording their debut album with Dan Grech at the famous RAK studios in London, the first single from the sessions, Young Chasers was released in July, following a run of their own sold-out UK headline shows. The summer of 2014 also saw the band appear at most of the UK’s leading festivals, playing to packed tents at Reading / Leeds and Latitude and a prestigious appearance on the 2nd stage at Glastonbury being highlights.

Oberhofer Bio

Memories can be inspiring or stifling, alluring or ugly, wistful, joyous or flat. But what if they all come rushing back in a moment of quiet? You're in headphones, zoned out, and your entire life flashes before your eyes, floods your ears, sounds like a screaming orchestra, feels like a bounding sack of lead, and looks like an unholy filmic mashup of David Cronenberg and Ken Burns. This is "chronovision," a high-concentration dose of pure memory. And on the album of the same newly minted name, Brad Oberfhofer distills his own total recall into beautiful, bittersweet song.

Chronovision bears the mark of that dedication, even if the perspective is often far more cloistered. "I spent my life inside a hole/I don't have any place to go," he coos through a forced grin on "Nevena," while on "Someone Take Me Home," he imagines a future in which his muse has left him for dead — set to cheery fuzz-pop, naturally. And sweet though they may be, "Sea of Dreams" and "White Horse, Black River" are respective dedications to Oberhofer's two grandmothers, who passed recently. Still, the LP's coda finds him looking outward, with optimism: "Listen to everyone/They too have songs in their eyes." The line implies that "chronovision" — the heady sum of one's memory — can be shared, and why not? That's what Oberhofer's just done.

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Saturday, Sep 26
Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm
$5.00 UCSD students / $10.00 general

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Luluc have mesmerized a new generation of folk listeners with Passerby, their critically-acclaimed debut album on Sub Pop Records. Co-produced by Aaron Dessner of The National, the timeless album is built around Zoe Randell’s stunningly understated vocals, which Lucinda Williams has described as “the kind of voice that can make you cry.” NPR’s Bob Boilen called Passerby his favorite album of the year on All Songs Considered. Luluc has toured with The National, Father John Misty and J Mascis and will continue to perform throughout 2015, including a stop at the Newport Folk Festival.

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Wednesday, Sep 30
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Join us for this special evening, presented in partnership with RCINY, the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York.

When Romanian-born pianist, Lucian Ban, and Grammy-nominated violinist, Mat Maneri, joined up for a concert in an opera house in the middle of Romanias Transylvania region, the music was, as JazzTimes puts it, as close as it gets to Goth jazz. Released as a live album by ECM, the Transylvanian Concert has won critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic and has spawned several tours. The duet is now touring the west coast, presenting material from their album & more - a program of self-penned ballads, blues, hymns and abstract improvisations, informed by the traditions of both jazz and European chamber music. In all, a uniquely compelling set.

New York Times -
A lovely and restive new album on ECM recorded in Mr. Bans native land that reveals their shared interest in enfolding mystery

All About Jazz -
"Moments of unanticipated beauty"

The Guardian -
"Ban suggests Keith Jarrett, Monk and early Abdullah Ibrahim with 20th-century classical infusions . . . Maneri's melancholy sound and imaginative phrasing have been guided by the philosophies of his microtonalist sax-playing father Joe, Ornette Coleman's free-jazz, 12-tone and baroque music . . . . . the set it has its own kind of melancholy beauty, and plenty of wayward exuberance, too"

Jazz Weekly -
"A modern collection of sonatas that erase the lines between jazz and classical, a melding of sounds similar to a modern liturgy"

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Saturday, Oct 3
Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Parade of Lights Bio

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For L.A.-based quartet Parade of Lights, making music is a matter of turning their shared obsessions with distortion-drenched shoegaze, heady synth-pop, and epic stadium rock into a hook-heavy yet deeply inventive alt-electro hybrid. Delivering anthem after anthem, the band’s debut album Feeling Electric finds lead vocalist/guitarist Ryan Daly, drummer Anthony Improgo, bassist Randy Schulte, and keyboardist Michelle Ashley channeling both frenetic energy and immaculate precision into songs with a spirit that’s bombastic but penetrating, unflinchingly hopeful but rooted in raw feeling.

LEX Bio

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The empresses had to combine their powers to overcome the void as one, their journey began - for the illumination of the universe the combination of their powers, artistry, innovation, and electronic execution is LEX.

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Friday, Oct 9
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$29.00 UCSD students / $34.00 general

Pre-screening ArtTalk with Moises Esperanza, San Diego Latino Film Festival

Regular: $34 Food + Movie; $10 Movie Only
UCSD Students: $29 Food + Movie; Free Movie Only

Los Hamsters is a delightfully dark social satire about a riotously dysfunctional Tijuana family. The parents and two teenagers are going to such lengths to hide secrets from each other that they are completely oblivious to the drama in the others lives. Emerging Mexican filmmaker Gil Gonzalez has crafted a comedy that packs a lot of punch through subtly drawn family dynamics reflecting contemporary middle class society worldwide. [Gil Gonzalez, 2014, Mexico, 71 min]

SHORT FILM
Los Contreras Family
A comedy about a family engaging in illicit activity they are hiding from each other. [Alejandro Becerril El.as, 2014, Mexico, 12 min]

MENU
Mini Beef Empanadas with Spicy Aioli, Carnitas Tacos with Black Beans and Spanish Rice, Churros. Vegetarian options available upon request, visit artpower.ucsd.edu for menu. Drinks sold separately.

COMMUNITY PARTNER
San Diego Latino Film Festival

UC SAN DIEGO PARTNER
Raza Resource Centro

FOOVIES SERIES
The 2015–16 Foovies series explores cultural and gender identity in the context of three “national awareness” months, thoughtfully paired with deliciously prepared menus by Zanzibar at The Loft. The series is integrated into UC San Diego’s Visual Arts curriculum and offers students free tickets to each event!

MORE INFO: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/events/2015/10/09/los-hamsters#.Vakq7xNVhBc
TICKETS: https://ucsdboxoffice.com/Online/seatSelect.asp?BOset::WSadmissions::admission::performance_id=F56D4712-F4D7-4E75-A24E-D0A56D1AABB3

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Thursday, Oct 22
10pm
$12.00 UCSD students / $30.00 general

UCSD Student: $12 / General: $30

Join us after the performance and celebrate with ArtPower artists at The Loft. Beverages will be available to purchase from Zanzibar. Open to La Santa Cecilia ticket holders only.

UC SAN DIEGO PARTNER
Women’s Center

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Friday, Oct 23
8pm
$12.00 UCSD students / $18.00 general / $28.00 reserved

At the forefront of a new generation of Cuban pianists, 26-year-old Alfredo Rodriguez possesses a sublime and soulful virtuosity. Born in Havana to a popular singer and television personality of the same name, the young Alfredo began classical piano studies at age 10. As a teen, he appeared on his father’s show with many of Cuba’s greatest musicians and simultaneously played in street bands while studying at the prestigious Instituto Superior de Arte. A fateful invitation to perform at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in 2006 brought the pianist to the attention of Quincy Jones, who produced Rodriguez’s debut album, Sounds of Space. Rodriguez made his American debut at the Playboy Jazz Festival opening for Wayne Shorter, and his career has been on a rocket ride ever since. Rodriguez will bring his new working trio, who will blow the roof off The Loft in support of their Quincy Jones–produced Mack Avenue album, The Invasion Parade, a thrilling exploration of contemporary and Latin jazz.

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Friday, Nov 13
7pm
$12.00 UCSD students / $36.00 general / $54.00 reserved

Before Cuarteto Quiroga takes the stage, join us for a pre-performance ArtTalk. Open to Cuarteto Quiroga ticket holders only.

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Thursday, Dec 3
Doors 7:30am / Show 8am
$10.00 UCSD students / $15.00 general

Charlie Hunter introduces a new trio with "Let the Bells Ring On," a Program of evocatively greasy originals reuniting the 7-String guitar wizard with longtime collaborators -- trombone master, Curtis Fowlkes, and drum maestro, Bobby Previte.

Charlie Hunter, Curtis Fowlkes and Bobby Previte share a whole lot of history, but they’ve never recorded an album like, "Let the Bells Ring On." Gritty, greasy, and downright celebratory, the album features 10 original tunes by Hunter designed for the trio’s singular, deep-pocket sound. Hunter released the album on CD on April 14, 2015 and vinyl on July 21, 2015 on his label Charlie Hunter Music.

Previte and Fowlkes, a charter member of the Lounge Lizards and the Jazz Passengers, were both essential participants on Downtown scene in the 1970s and have worked together in countless settings over the years. Hunter and Previte have toured and recorded together in various all-star cooperative ensembles, such as The Coalition of the Willing (with fellow renegades Steven Bernstein, Skerik, and Marco Benevento) and more recently Omaha Diner, the deconstructivist quartet with Bernstein and Skerik.

But their most extensive undertaking is the free improv project Groundtruther, a protean project that assumes a new form with each special guest (a list that encompasses more than three dozen players, including Greg Osby, John Medeski, DJ Olive, Peter Apfelbaum, Uri Caine, and Jane Ira Bloom). For Let the Bells Ring On, Hunter was looking to showcase a different side of Previte.

“He’s probably known as a composer more than anything else,” Hunter says. “But he’s always been one of my favorite drummers. He came up in the 1960s, and he has the beat. You have to have lived it to have that feel. Because of his composer’s mind, we can play the simplest groove and it becomes something really exciting and compositional.”

This trio can go anywhere. Exploring a variety of sonic spaces, the tunes range from the foreboding tension and release of “Anthem: USA” and the tautly cinematic “Fellini Farm Team” to the antic hoedown “Hillbilly Heroine Chic” and churchy waltz “Spence.”

After several years of focusing on his stripped-down duo with drummer Scott Amendola, Hunter wanted to expand his textural and orchestrational possibilities. He had called on Fowlkes for his 2003 quintet album Right Now Move (Ropeadope) and couldn’t resist his huge, soul-drenched sound and vivid palette for his new trio.

“Conceptually I’ve been doing a duo thing with Scott that I love, but I wanted to have that third voice,” Hunter says. “I wanted somebody with a vibe who understands free improv and Al Green and Frank Sinatra and Sam Cooke. I wanted someone who can sing on their horn. I needed Curtis.”

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Friday, Dec 4
Doors 8pm / Show 12am
$12.00 UCSD students / $18.00 general / $28.00 reserved

Kendrick Scott is highly regarded as one of the premier drummers of his generation, as shown by the New York Times naming him one of “Five Drummers Whose Time Is Now.” He has recorded and played with a host of music luminaries including Terence Blanchard, Kenny Garrett, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Gretchen Parlato, and Angelique Kidjo. His band, Kendrick Scott Oracle (KSO), showcases Scott’s incredible subtlety and intensity and highlights his strengths as a drummer, composer, and a leader. The work of KSO focuses on what it takes to live, act, and love with conviction—all through the language of jazz.

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Friday, Jan 8
8pm
$12.00 UCSD students / $18.00 general / $28.00 reserved

An electro-acoustic project founded by the multi-laureate Mexican composer Felipe Perez Santiago, Mal’Akh Ensemble creates an eclectic sound that combines elements of traditional, avant-garde, folk, contemporary, rock, free jazz, and improvisational music. Considered one of the most innovative projects in the Mexican musical scene, Mal’Akh defines itself as a meeting point between different cultures, musical genres, and artistic disciplines. Animalik features a series of short animated films with live music performed by the ensemble. The films include animations from several countries and periods; from the stop-motion of the early 1900s to the most technologically advanced animation, including films created specifically for this show by contemporary Mexican visual artists.

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