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AfroJazziacs & Science Fiction Jazz
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Sometimes a name is all you need. AfroJazziacs takes funky cool jazz sitting in a primped suit in a dark speakeasy and throws it on the dancefloor with high energy Afro-Cuban beats. Mixing cumbia, salsa, cha cha, bomba, and a mouthful of other genres that will make your legs bounce and your hips sway, expect to leave satisfied and a little sweaty.

Featuring Science Fiction Jazz, a quartet of experimental jam artists who take to mixing contemporary jazz with indie rock and even an (obvious) sci-fi twist. Not only is their onstage chemistry clear, but it continues to beat off the stage they believe it key to maintaining their jam band roots.

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Trend Magazine Launch Party
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE

Trend Magazine is a leading campus fashion organization, and they are bringing their launch party to The Loft. Join us for a TREND-y fashion show, as well as performances by UCSD student singer-songwriters and a DJ set to end your night right!

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Akron Family with Cuckoo Chaos
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$5.00 UCSD students / $10.00 general

This mystic melodic chillsonic band has earned themselves quite a reputation. Songs that start in a Beatles-inspired place inevitably erupt into skronk before settling into country sweetness, and folk-raised spirituals dart through Led Zeppelin territory, with 60s rock and general psychedelia.

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Latin Music @ The Loft Presents: Changuito
Monday, January 28, 2013
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Jose Luis Quintana, better known globally as Changuito is a living legend. He is credited with inventing many of the rhythms of the "Songo" style (the direct predecessor of Timba) as well a many other innovations in Afro-Cuban music and beyond. Changuito's unique style is defined by his complex rhythmic phrasing and hes universally respected as one of the most influential and innovative percussionists the world over for his unique and ever-inspiring contributions to music as a whole.

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El Ten Eleven - SOLD OUT
Saturday, January 26, 2013
8pm
$6.00 UCSD students / $12.00 general

SOLD OUT - Get ready for the Los Angeles based, fan-friendly duo, El Ten Eleven. Armed with double-neck guitar, drums and a dizzying array of foot pedals, El Ten Eleven creates complex, deeply felt music from scratch, with no help from laptops, click tracks or additional musicians.

Purchase your tickets by December 8th, and Fake Record Label will send you a FREE DOWNLOAD of the band's NEW ALBUM on December 10th!

8:00pm Doors

Tickets on sale now: https://ucsdboxoffice.com/

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Terry Bozzio, Alex Machacek, Jimmy Johnson / Mike Keneally
Friday, January 25, 2013
Doors 8pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general / $15.00 reserved

Drummer Terry Bozzio has teamed with Austrian guitar wiz Alex Machacek off and on over the past decade. A year ago, the pair added bassist Jimmy Johnson to the mix, which resulted in some of L.A.'s best concerts of the year. Expect some of the most intense sounds anywhere as these three genuine virtuosos team up for an evening of electric chamber music for the 21st century. - Tom Meek, LA Jazz

Alex Machacek's music starts where other music ends John McLaughlin

Catch Mike Keneally as he joins the night to perform a solo set of music.

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(Dis)Orient Art Gallery Opening
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Doors 6pm / Show 6pm
FREE

Join us for undergraduate student, May Yang's art gallery opening, (Dis)Orient. Enjoy the artworks while listening to the fresh beats of Poor Sport and happy hour specials at Zanzibar!

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Kamau Kenyatta Trio w/ Ben Schachter
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE

Kamau Kenyatta is a pianist, saxophonist, and admired Professor in University of California's Jazz Studies Department. This Jazz expert has worked with many other jazz elites, such as Hubert Laws, Earl Klugh, and Donald Byrd. On this special occasion, the Kamau Kenyatta Trio welcomes acclaimed saxophonist, Ben Schachter, to the stage. Join us as we fill the Loft with jazz and class.

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DVC @ The Loft
Friday, January 18, 2013
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9pm
FREE

Join us for an exciting dance with the DVC at The Loft. Free for students and guests!

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Sea Wolf
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$10.00 UCSD students / $15.00 general

Sea Wolf, led by Alex Brown Church, an indie folk musician based in Los Angeles, California is coming to The Loft!

Sea Wolfs founder and leading man, Alex Brown Church (writer/guitar/vocals), shares After the last record, which was written and recorded far from home and was more of a group experience, I really wanted to stay close to home, be in my own space and give myself room to explore and write and record on my own schedule, Church continues, I just felt I needed to bring Sea Wolf back to me, to my world, Church produced and recorded Old World Romance in the comfort of his home studio, with mixing by Kennie Takahashi (Broken Bells, The Black Keys, Jessica Lea Mayfield).

Don't miss your chance to catch them on their national tour with The Donnies The Amys!!

Students $10
General $15

Tickets On-Sale Friday Dec.7 at NOON
Get your tickets at the UCSD Box Office
Or online:
https://ucsdboxoffice.com/Online/default.asp

More about Sea Wolf:
Artist Site: http://seawolfmusic.com/
Artist Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/seawolf
Artist Bandcamp: http://seawolf.bandcamp.com/

The Donnies The Amys
Artist Site: http://www.thedonniestheamys.com/
Artist Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/thedonniestheamys

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Happy Hour featuring Trio Gadjo Gypsy Jazz
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Doors 4pm / Show 6pm
FREE

Join us for Happy Hour at The Loft with a special performance by Trio Gadjo. Promotional support from The Graduate Student Association, UCSD.

Happy Hour start: 4pm
Trio Gadjo: 6pm

Trio Gadjo is Aaron Mahn, Jason Durbin and Jeremy Eikam. While the focus of Trio Gadjo is the Django Reinhardt inspired gypsy jazz repertoire, members of the Trio bring a vast array of musical styles to each performance. Together, the musicians of Trio Gadjo have studied and performed traditional jazz, pop, classical, swing, and everything in between. This experience gives the Trio the extraordinary ability to quickly adapt their musical style to suit the environment. Recent performances range from adding an authentic jazz ambiance to candle-lit restaurants and intimate receptions to more upbeat shows for swing dances, music festivals, and beyond.

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Kini Kini and In Motion Collective
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
FREE UCSD students / $5.00 general / FREE reserved

Looking to groove with locals? Join us for In Motion Collective and Kini Kini. Formed by Latin percussionist, David Castaeda, Kini Kini specializes in a vast array of genres, with roots in Cuban Timba and mixtures of funk, jazz, salsa, and more. In Motion Collective was founded as an outlet for experimental improvisation, and has since developed into a groove-heavy Afrobeat influenced ensemble.

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NO15 Magazine VOL. V Launch Party
Friday, January 11, 2013
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE

Join NO15 Magazine as they release their fifth issue! Celebrate the first Friday of the quarter with San Diego's upcoming performers, Melted Toys and DJ NaturaLee, and an artshow. Put on your party outfit and come ready for loads of dancing, music, and art!

Come network with UCSD's most fashion forward individuals and learn about UCSD's internationally recognized magazine!

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Yellow Mambo DaY
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
6pm
FREE

Join us for Kian Lavi's closing art reception, Yellow Mambo DaY, with a live performance by The Dany Green Trio, celebrating the music of the Mambo and much more. Trio performance features Ian Tordella (sax), Julien Cantelm (drums), and Danny Green (piano).

Free!

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Blabbermouth
Monday, January 7, 2013
Doors 6pm / Show 7pm
FREE

Have a story or song 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. Enjoy some bites and beverages and come support your fellow students!

If you would like to participate, please email Shannon Fox at blabbermouthnightucsd@gmail.com, subject line January 7th.

Check out past performances!
http://blabbermouthnightucsd.wordpress.com/

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