Past Events


Friday, Apr 25
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Formed in late 2008, The Earful touches on various styles of the funk in all of its forms and pays tribute to the masters. Having shared the stage with amazing talent such as Soulive, Level 42, Groundation, Orgone, The Aggrolites and Les Nubians, they bring a paint peeling, barn burning
intensity that is unforgettable.

Performing with them, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, the Alabama-based sextet harkens back to the region's classic soul roots while extending the form with electrifying potency. Incorporating heavy elements of gospel influence, they perform with a pentacostal energy that is both gripping and emotional.

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Saturday, Apr 26
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
$10.00 UCSD students / $17.00 general / $20.00 reserved

April in Paris CD Release - World Jazz Music

Featuring -
Kamau Kenyatta, piano/sax
Peter Sprague, guitar
Danny Green, piano
Evona Wascinski, bass
Julien Cantelm, drums
Lou Fanucchi, accordion
Allison Adams Tucker, vocals

World Jazz in support of International Jazz Day

Show Bio:

World jazz vocalist Allison Adams Tucker celebrates the release of her second album "April in Paris" and UNESCO's International Jazz Day at The Loft. "April in Paris" was recorded in Paris at the end of her last Europe tour consequently on the 1st Annual International Jazz, and highlights songs of Springtime from around the world. With a voice “supple as silk” (eJazzNews), and “mesmerizing, whether in English, Japanese, or French” (, Allison Adams Tucker creates a unique montage of jazz-driven melodies and rhythms that is turning heads. From Brazilian to straight ahead, French chansons to Mediterranean and beyond," expect the unexpected.” (Scott Yanow)

Artist Bio:

A San Diego native, Allison entertains audiences in Japan, Europe, Mexico, and around the US, and is happy to reunite with an incredible group of San Diego jazz talent with whom she shares a long musical history. Each of these musicians has played an important part in both of Allison's albums. For the Loft performance, Allison is joined by UCSD faculty Kamau Kenyatta and UCSD alumni Danny Green and Evona Wascinski. Evona was also a part Allison's Europe tour group that recorded the album in Paris. A truly international jazz celebration.

Allison's debut CD "Come With Me" (Allegato Music 2008), co-produced by jazz guitarist Peter Sprague (Dianne Reeves, Chick Corea, Sergio Mendes) and arranged by Kamau Kenyatta (Gregory Porter, Hubert Laws, Patti Austin), received international acclaim, was nominated for Best Jazz Album 2009 by the San Diego Music Awards, and continues to receive airplay on radio stations in 18 countries.

Word Around Town:

"I don't think we've ever had a local singer with as broad a repertoire. She pulls in everything from French chanson to vintage Argentinian tango to classic jazz standards here, and knocks every track right out of the park."
— Jim Trageser North County Times

"Tucker is an astonishing singer with impeccable pitch and crystal clear diction, allowing each lyric to be heard clearly, even if the language itself was new...she could sing in Martian and make it sound romantic"
— Robert Bush | San Diego Reader

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Tuesday, Apr 29
Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm
FREE UCSD students / $5.00 general / FREE reserved

Chris Garcia is an upcoming comedian from the San Francisco area, and was named the "need to watch" comedian by San Jose Mercury News. He has had the pleasure with working with comedians like: Patton Oswalt, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, Dave Attell, David Cross, Maria Bamford, Reggie Watts, Aziz Ansari, Human Giant, The Kids in the Hall, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Robin Williams. And he's coming to UCSD to bring laughter and fun to students! Join in and laugh with us on April 29th!

FREE for UCSD Undergraduates
$5 for General

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: Doors at 8pm; Show at 8:30pm
Where: The Loft

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Wednesday, Apr 30
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE reserved

Marshall Activities Committee presents Marshall Unwired

Come to hear some great acoustic music!

With Performances from:

Graham Richardson from "Huj"

Albert Posis

Melissa Polinar

Olivia Thai & Daniel Wolfe

Open to all UCSD Students
Free Admission!
Doors open at 7:30pm

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Saturday, May 3
Doors 7pm / Show 7:30pm
FREE reserved

Doors: 7PM
Show: 7:30PM

UCSD's Q Promo presents a night of educating about the empowerment of women in hip hop.

7:30PM - 9:00PM The workshop will be hosted by Miki Vale and UCSD Professor Jillian Hernandez

9PM - 9:30PM Solo performance by Miki Vale

9:30PM - 11PM DJ set/social hour

This event is a portion of a week long "salon series in feminist and queer of color critique."

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Sunday, May 4
Doors 5pm / Show 6pm
$12.00 UCSD students / $20.00 general

The Bad Plus has spent almost fifteen years redefining what a piano-bass-drums trio can and should be. They’ve reached audiences of all demographic stripes with an uncompromising body of original music (plus some ingenious, genre-jumping covers) and dedicated touring around the globe. On their eighth studio album, Made Possible, bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King take their distinctive musical M.O. to captivating new heights, proving once again that the rules of musical convention are made to be broken.

“This band contains some of the most punk energy I’ve ever seen or felt as a musician — it just doesn’t need to do it so obviously,” King says. “That’s our statement. It’s a complex emotion.
Few jazz groups in recent memory have amassed such acclaim, and few have inspired such controversy. Their belief in the band ethos and their personal brand of avant-garde populism have put them at the forefront of a new instrumental music movement, drawing audiences both traditional and mainstream. While the bulk of their output has been original music, they have deconstructed songs in the pop, rock as well as the country and classical music idioms.

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Monday, May 5
Doors 7pm / Show 7pm

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. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this month's Blabbermouth will feature special guests David Romero with Perla Negra Quintet.

Nationally recognized Spoken Word Artist, David Romero, will be a special guest host, with spoken word performances and band accompaniment.

Enjoy some bites and beverages and come support your fellow students.

Raza and Mecha will also perform to celebrate!

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Tuesday, May 6
$12.00 UCSD students / $18.00 general / $28.00 reserved

Regina Carter is a knockout violinist who creates music that is “wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent, and, at times, breathtakingly daring…taking the listener into the future of jazz” (Time Magazine). For this MacArthur Genius fellow, the violin isn’t merely an improvisational vehicle. It’s a passport to unexpected realms, an instrument that unlocks the door to a myriad of cultures and worlds. Since emerging from the Detroit scene in the late 1980s, Carter has recorded a series of dazzling albums–joining forces with piano giant Kenny Barron on Freefall and exploring African music on Reverse Thread. Regina’s Southern Comfort program at The Loft will uncover the songs and music from her father’s home state of Alabama, celebrating the joyous music that infused her childhood.

REGULAR >> $18 GA; $28 Reserved
SUBSCRIBER >> $15 GA; $24 Reserved

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

Fashion Quarterly Magazine would like to start off the new year and the launch of their Spring/Summer '14 issue with all of our friends and peers. Come by The Loft to raise a glass, enjoy a bite to eat, listen to music, and take a peek at the latest issue of our magazine.

Browse selections from local boutiques such as Lolo Boutique and also get a chance to rummage for gems at our a thrifting table set up by FQ, both available exclusively for this event.

This event is FREE for all students, and throughout the night we will be raffling prizes, including gift cards from The Cottage and discounts from Mustard Cartel.

**If you're interested in joining our staff, this would be a great opportunity to talk to any of the FQ staff members about our experiences on the magazine and how to join! We will be present and mingling at the event.

Check out past issues of the magazine and follow us here:

INSTAGRAM: @fqmag ( )

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Friday, May 9
Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm
$10.00 UCSD students / $10.00 general

UCSD'S beloved band Soda Pants is finally launching their debut album! They will be performing their new music as well as giving out downloads to their new album--free with the $10 ticket! Come out to The Loft to celebrate with them and show support!

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Saturday, May 10
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Hailing from Oakland, California, Trails and Ways evokes a much wider geographical scope than their Nor-Cal roots might suggest. Self described as "Bossa Nova Dream Pop," they weave samba and flamenco rhythms along with lyrics sung in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, bringing an eclectic, world music vibe to the atmosphere and performance of their music. Their song "Nunca" has taken off within the online airwaves and their horizons looks promising to say the least!

Opening for them will be local favorites, Dirty Gold. Out of the scene for quite some time, we are excited to have them perform and can't wait to welcome them back onto the stage at The Loft.

Come and lose yourself in some sweet summer vibes!

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Monday, May 12
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 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


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Wednesday, May 14
Doors 6pm / Show 7pm

Professor Unscripted is back! Come join your peers for a fun night at The Loft while watching Mean Girls. UCSD Professor Karen Shelby will be talking about gendered language as seen in media.

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Saturday, May 17
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
$5.00 UCSD students / $10.00 general

Featuring -
Danny Green
Peter Sprague
Tripp Sprague
Duncan Moore
Julien Cantel
Justine Grinnell

GA: $10.00 (advance) / $12.00 (door)
UCSD Students: $5.00
All Ages Welcome!

Danny Green Bio ~

San Diego native Danny Green has garnered a reputation in the jazz community as an emerging artist whose music sounds simultaneously seasoned and fresh, showcasing a brilliant blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin and classical elements. Green’s music engages listeners around the world with evocative melodies and infectious rhythms. According to, “Danny Green is what evolution in jazz is all about, expressing the traits of those that came before him, with a style and panache that is all his individual who expresses what is inside of him.”

Danny received his B.A. in piano performance from UCSD, where he graduated with honors and awarded the Jimmy Cheatham Jazz Award. He received his Master's Degree in Music (Jazz Studies) from San Diego State University in 2011 where he was awarded “Outstanding Graduate Student” along with several scholarships.

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