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Patrick Watson
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$8.00 UCSD students / $12.00 general / FREE reserved

Patrick Watson first broke through to audiences in 2006 with his album Close to Paradise. The album went gold in Canada and won numerous awards, including the Polaris Prize. It saw international release in September 2007 and has since sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. Watson also began to receive attention around the same time for his song To Build a Home, which he performs with Cinematic Orchestra on their 2007 album, Ma Fleur. Fittingly, the seeds of his own band were cinematic and collaborative in nature, having begun as a multi-media project entitled Waterproof9 with Quebec visual artist Brigitte Henry. His core four-piece band of Watson (vox, keys), Mishka Stein (bass), Simon Angell (guitar) and Robbie Kuster (drums) began to take shape in the wake of the self-released Just Another Ordinary Day in 2003, and before long buzz on their live show had lead to performances with an impressively diverse group of artists, from Phillip Glass and Steve Reich, to Feist. In the summer of 2006, they were invited on a European tour with the late James Brown, just before the release of Close to Paradise.
Watsons latest offering, entitled Adventures in Your Own Backyard, is in his own words, an effort on the bands part to make the kind of music we would want to listen to at home. The albums title is both a nod to this sentiment, and to the fact that it was recorded almost entirely in Watsons apartment in Montreal. Both Close to Paradise and Wooden Arms were recorded over long periods of time, in many different placesWooden Arms is especially scattered in its geography, with a number of the songs having been informed by the bands extensive travels in the wake of the success of Close to Paradise.

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Ben Howard
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$12.00 UCSD students / $15.00 general / FREE reserved

Ben Howard is currently taking the UK & Europe by storm and we're excited to announce he'll be heading to The Loft as part of his upcoming US tour.

A little about Ben in his own words!

I was brought up in Totnes, South Devon.. neatly nestled between the moors and the sea.

I travel lots, surf when I can, probably drink too much, definitely think too much, and at 22 still make irrational choices. I like the outdoors and the Autumn. I'm happiest on the road or at home with friends.

Musically I started playing and writing as a kid and it's maybe the one thing that's never changed. Mum was a big listener to all the greats- the likes of John Martyn, Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Simon and Garfunkel, Donovan etc so that's played a big part in my life (Dad was more of a Yes and Pink Floyd man). Our tape collection is pretty good:)

Much love from Devon,

Ben.

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YACHT w/ The One AM Radio and Onuinu
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$12.00 UCSD students / $16.00 general / FREE reserved

YACHT is coming back to the Loft to celebrate the start of a fabulously long weekend.

YACHT is a Band, Belief System, and Business conducted by Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans of Marfa, Texas and Portland, Oregon, USA. All people are welcome to become members of YACHT. Accordingly, YACHT is what YACHT is when YACHT is standing before you.

YACHT was born in 2002 in Portland, Oregon, as a solo cross-disciplinary experiment for Jona Bechtolt, using technology to extend physical bo2undaries of communication, performance, and music. In 2008, after a shared mystical experience in the Far West Texas desert, Bechtolt was joined in the YACHT endeavor by longtime collaborator Claire L. Evans. Spurred by this paranormal bond, this new incarnation of YACHT wrote and recorded See Mystery Lights in Marfa, Texas.

Currently, the Straight Gaze Robert Bobby Birdman Kieswetter, Jeffrey Jerusalem Brodsky, and Katy Davidson of the Key Losers round out the live presentation of YACHT. YACHTs heart is in these live presentations: uncluttered, inspiring sessions of damaged dance moves and coded ritualism, backed by constantly changing elementsPower Point presentations, audience Q&A sessions, and shamanistic video environments.

YACHT has toured with LCD Soundsystem (R.I.P.), the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Architecture in Helsinki, and Vampire Weekend; YACHT is multidisciplinary enough to have been paired with the Chemical Brothers, the Breeders, and Phoenix; YACHT has played on boats, in caves, in bathrooms, in art galleries and museums, in rural China, and at the Hollywood Bowl.

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Board & Brew
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
6pm
FREE

BOARD & BREW

GAMES + FLATBREAD PIZZA

Here at The Loft, we are most definitely playing games. LOTS of games. Come hang out with us, enjoying Specialty Flatbreads, Craft Brews and Tasty soda Floats from Zanzibar whilst playing your favorite board game! We'll provide the games and Zanzibar will have specials on the foods!

Open till 10pm

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Bitchy Bingo
Monday, May 21, 2012
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
FREE

The ladies are all geared up and ready for the last Bitchy Bingo of
the 11-12 year! This 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.

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Reply All: David Casteneda y su Kini Kini
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE

Join us for a nite of dance and spoken word featuring UCSD faculty, students, and community guests.
Musical Guests Include:
David Castaneda - Vocals + Timbales
Gabriel Garcia - Vocals
Tiffany Guerrero - Vocals
Oscar Carranza - Congas
Kirk Portugueze - Drums + Timbales
Raul Gonzalez - Piano
Frank Gonzalez - Bass
Mario Gonzalez - Trumpet
Eric Morales - Violin
Tonga Ross-M'au - Tenor Sax

*** Special UCSD Faculty guest: Prof. Kamau Kenyatta ***

Spoken Word by: Ted Washington
http://www.punapress.com/tedwashington3.html

Presented by The Loft @ UCSD
Reply All: Jazz

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Freddie Gibbs
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$8.00 UCSD students / $12.00 general / FREE reserved

Hailing from Gary, Indiana, a place whose murder and crime rates have ranked it several times at the top of the Most Dangerous Cities list, Freddie Gibbs is the true definition of a street survivor. Raised on Garys east side, Gibbs lived the hard life firsthand in a run-down industrial community plagued with vice and ignored by the establishment. After playing at Ball State on a football scholarship, Gibbs was kicked out of college. Over the next few years he went through court-ordered boot camp, joined and got discharged from the military, and held down a series of 9 to 5 jobs without success. Feeling like the system had failed him, Gibbs turned to hustling; pimping and selling crack out of a local house. Inspired by rappers likeUGK, The Geto Boys and 2Pac, Gibbs started rhyming about his life and the issues facing urban youth in Gary and the countless other impoverished cities just like it.

The Steel Citys most famous musical residents to date are the Jackson Five, whose name still adorns a marquee on a falling-apart theater in Garys blighted downtown. His desire to rep the Midwest and his city led Gibbs to start recording mixtapes and pushing them online as well as the streets, where he quickly began garnering fans drawn to his original style, diverse flows, and deeply personal lyrics about his experience as a young black man growing up below the poverty line in a forgotten American city. Freddie has worked with respected producers like Statik Selektah, DJ Burn One, Cardo, Big K.R.I.T., Block Beattaz and Lil Lody among many others. Gibbs influences from Houston rap and Pac manifests in his ability to alternate between chillingly tense street stories of violence and laid back comedic tales about women and weed. Ultimately Gibbs shows and proves with his rhymes, which demonstrate the promise of a legend in the making. His skills, wit, and street credibility establish Freddie Gibbs as a true artist. Hes ready to represent for Gary, the Midwest, and anyone who relates to the struggle of inner city life. As Gibbs tells it: My music is definitely on some gangsta shit. Thats what I was raised on and what I witnessed. How can I speak on anything else?

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Rosie Thomas
Monday, April 30, 2012
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$8.00 UCSD students / $15.00 general / FREE reserved

Singer-songwriter Rosie Thomas embarks on a U.S. tour beginning March 15 in support of her upcoming album With Love. Due February 14 on Sing-A-Long Records, With Love is Rosie Thomas first full-length record in four years. Hailed by The New York Times as a sweet-voiced singer, With Love focuses on the central theme of love and its transformative powers.

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Kelsea Little
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $5.00 general / FREE reserved

WITH OLDEST BOY AND GIRL AND GREAT POWER
Kelsea will be completing her West Coast tour at The Loft with her homecoming show.

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Board & Brew
Monday, April 23, 2012
6pm
FREE
BOARD & BREW

GAMES + FLATBREAD PIZZA

Here at The Loft, we are most definitely playing games. LOTS of games. Come hang out with us, enjoying Specialty Flatbreads, Craft Brews and Tasty soda Floats from Zanzibar whilst playing your favorite board game! We'll provide the games and Zanzibar will have specials on the foods!

Open till 10pm

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SIP: Real World Wine Education, Class #4
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
6pm
$10.00 UCSD students / $15.00 general / $5.00 reserved

Impress your friends with The Loft's new wine series: SIP. Learn the lingo, scents, and flavors of all the best wines out there. This class focuses on how to read a wine list, a must for any wine lover. Food pairings included. Must be 21+ to participate.

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Keep Shelly in Athens
Monday, April 16, 2012
Doors 8pm / Show 8pm
$8.00 UCSD students / $12.00 general / FREE reserved

It's that special, magical time between Coachella weekends, with all
of those artists crawling around SoCal it's only natural UCSD snags a
few. With airy beats that are repetitive, but never trance-like, KSiA
is an accessible and lighthearted entry into the world of down-tempo
electronica. As enigmatic as they are talented, Keep Shelley in Athens
is one Greek duo you dont want to miss!

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David Mayfield Parade w/ Boom Chick
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$8.00 UCSD students / $12.00 general / FREE reserved

David Mayfield comes out of a musical family (his sister is Jessica Lea Mayfield). His new album reflects the numerous influences that come from a lifetime of being immersed in American music and channeling its unique forms with sincerity and celebration from the howl of early rock-n-roll, to the low lonesome twang of folk and country with a voice that is all at once heartbreaking and inherently hopeful.

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