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Stephanie Richards + Phantom Station: Conduction for Butch Morris
Monday, January 30, 2017
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE

This three-part series excavates spontaneous sonic combustion and delves into the unknown through Conduction, an artistic process created by Butch Morris to enable "an improvised duet for ensemble and conductor" without words or musical notation. Through a process of ideographic physical signs and gestures, Prof. Stephanie Richards conducts the ensemble Phantom Station to create a communion of multiple intelligences and a bravely vulnerable creative journey into the unknown.

Phantom Station is a collective of artists and graduate students of the UCSD Department of Music, performing January 30, February 27 and March 13.
Each concert will feature a special guest.

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Stephanie Richards
Exploring spaces between jazz and experimental music, trumpeter and composer Stephanie Richards has become a unique voice in the NYC experimental scene, collaborating with improvisational pioneers Henry Threadgill, Butch Morris, John Zorn and Anthony Braxton along with performance artists Mike Kelly, Laurie Anderson and Yoko Ono. Celebrated as an adventurous performer, Stephanies theatrical tendencies often include multi-disciplinary collaborations of sight, sound and movement. An avid collaborator and supporter of new music, Stephanie has premiered new works throughout North America and Europe, while having her own compositions premiered at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Blue-note and Lincoln Center. Stephanie is a founding member of the Asphalt Orchestra, created the collective Bang On a Can, where she has worked with David Byrne, St. Vincent, Susan Marshall and has also performed alongside Kronos Quartet, The Pixies, Kanye West, A-Trak and Common. Stephanie holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, McGill University and the California Institute of the Arts and has held residency at Stanford University. A recent addition to the faculty at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Stephanie also encourages the performance and commissioning of jazz and new music as Vice-President of the Festival of New Trumpet (FONT). Richards is currently working towards the release of a Tricentric Foundation grant for commissioned scents and sounds.

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ArtPower Presents: Ensō String Quartet ArtTalk
Friday, January 27, 2017
Doors 7pm / Show 7pm
$9.00 UCSD students / $45.00 general / FREE reserved

ArtPower presents
Ens String Quartet ArtTalk
Friday, January 27, at 7 pm

Early Bird: $4054 ; Regular: $4559
UCSD Students: $9

Join us before Ens String Quartet take the stage for a pre-performance ArtTalk. Open to Ens String Quartet ticket holders only.

More Info: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/enso-string-quartet/
Tickets: https://ucsdboxoffice.com/Online/seatSelect.asp?BOset::WSmap::seatmap::performance_ids=77ED51AB-DD5A-4527-9943-7EF697C9261A

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ArtPower Presents: Maarja Nuut
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$9.00 UCSD students / $23.00 general / $28.00 reserved

Early Bird: $1830; Regular: $2335
UCSD Students: $9

Hailing from Northern Estonia, fiddler/singer Maarja Nuut combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics to create a space where minimalism and experimental music meet the village musical traditions of prewar Europe. Having received the 2015 Tallinn Music Week Prize and showcased at the 2014 Womex festival, Nuut is now bringing her unique renditions of Baltic folk music to her San Diego debut at ArtPower.

Estonian fiddler Maarja Nuut takes her countrys folkloric tunes on a stunning personal journey. Her voices unusual pitches and repetitive phrasing form gradually shifting soundscapes.Chicago Tribune

More Info: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/maarja-nuut/
Tickets: https://ucsdboxoffice.com/Online/seatSelect.asp?BOset::WSmap::seatmap::performance_ids=97FE8A3E-E677-455C-8CE3-0CC66037868D

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ArtPower Presents: Maarja Nuut ArtTalk
Thursday, January 26, 2017
10pm
$9.00 UCSD students / $23.00 general / $28.00 reserved

Join us after Maarja Nuut take the stage for a post-performance ArtTalk. Open to Maarja Nuut ticket holders only.

More Info: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/maarja-nuut/
Tickets: https://ucsdboxoffice.com/Online/seatSelect.asp?BOset::WSmap::seatmap::performance_ids=97FE8A3E-E677-455C-8CE3-0CC66037868D

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A Tribute to Coldplay
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE

DOORS: 7:30pm
SHOW: 8:00pm

Are you a diehard Coldplay fan? Does Chris Martin's voice bring you back to sharing an afternoon with your class crush in 9th grade honors English when you were randomly grouped together to grade each other's short essays, which was complicated because you saw they had some serious grammar issues but you didnt want to be thaaaaaat person who would blow a slim chance at teenage romantic human interaction for the sake of academic integrity, but you still wanted to look like you were taking it seriously as not to appear mentally weak so you heavily dilute your criticims to appear reliable and honest, then you never spoke in person again?

I'm no 'scientist', but If you are craving some nostalgia and pure feelings, we can 'fix you' riiiiiight up with this tribute to Coldplay, featuring the illustrious Coldplayed!

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N.I.T.E. (Night In Technology Expanded)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE

N.I.T.E.
Night In Technology Expanded
Featuring Performances by:
Kaus & Emphasize
The Parker Meridien
DJ Marclar

Visuals by g.lamoar and an EXCLUSIVE screening of "the Red Ropes," a music video (directed by Angela Monique)

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Motown Monday
Monday, January 23, 2017
Doors 5pm / Show 5pm
FREE

Boogie on down to The Loft and listen to some new and classic motown tunes! Bring your friends and enjoy happy hour prices!

Featuring DJ Shneaky

5PM-7PM
FREE

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ArtPower Presents: New Orleans Swamp Donkeys
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$9.00 UCSD students / $23.00 general / $28.00 reserved

Early Bird: $1830; Regular: $2335
UCSD Students: $9

Featuring an all-star cast of fresh, brilliant musicians from around the country, the versatile New Orleans Swamp Donkeys perform jass, blues, vaudeville, original music, modern jazz adaptations, and many other New Orleansderived styles. After selling out the Blue Note NYC in 2014, the Donkeys released two new albums: Swamp Donkeys (all pre-1930s covers) andDonkey Business (all original material). The group gained international Internet fame when their version of the Game of Thrones theme garnered over a million views. This melting pot of American musical cultures brings people together from all walks of life. Welcome to the most exciting, soulful, foot-tapping, New Orleansstyle band to storm the planet in years.

More Info: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/new-orleans-swamp-donkeys/
Tickets: https://ucsdboxoffice.com/Online/seatSelect.asp?BOset::WSmap::seatmap::performance_ids=95781C96-40BD-427E-8045-1D8F4DD98C3A

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starRo w/ Graham Elliot
Friday, January 20, 2017
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$5.00 UCSD students / $10.00 general

starRo performing with full band. Tickets at entrance to the show!!!

Producer, artist, embracer and curator; Tokyo-born starRo is all these and more. From high art to street culture, from classical music to gaming soundtracks, from food and fashion to philosophy and psychology, starRo has spent the past five years creating and crafting a cultural, sonic-led movement that has begun to take seed across the planet.

Special Guest: Graham Elliot

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Shots Fired & PRO Present: Welcome Back Cypher - 30 Below
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Doors 7pm / Show 7pm
FREE

The Producers and Remixers Organization is teaming up with UCSD's Shots Fired battle rap league to bring you The Welcome Back Cypher; an introduction to UC San Diego's hip hop culture.

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ASCE Presents: You at the Loft
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Doors 6pm / Show 7pm
FREE

Music. Spoken word. Rants... everything is welcome!
Take the stage and share your talent with us at our first You at the Loft of the quarter... this time with free food!

Not a performer? Come on by and enjoy some great performances by fellow students and enjoy complementary flatbreads provided by Zanzibar Cafe.

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Trivia Night - Game of Thrones
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Doors 5pm / Show 6pm
FREE

Join us for this special edition of Trivia Night, featuring all Game of Throne questions, with outstanding GOT prizes to match the theme.

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Abstrack w/ The Lique
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Doors 8pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

All Ages

Abstack - Bio:

By sampling hip hop music and genre bending across house, dubstep, and tropical EDM, Abstrack has created a unique blend of contemporary electronic music. They are joined by special guests, The Lique, from Las Vegas.


The Lique - Bio:

The Lique is a funky hip-hop/jazz band from Las Vegas. They've been featured on AFROPUNK, were on Las Vegas Weekly's cover as "10 Acts To Watch in 2016", and named 2016 "Best Band" by Vegas Seven Magazine.

They've played: Life Is Beautiful Festival, Brooklyn Bowl (NY & Las Vegas), Wine Amplified Festival, Hard Rock Cafe, & had a residency on the Las Vegas Strip at The Sayers Club.

The Lique has opened for: Hiatus Kaiyote, Lecrae, Flo Rida, Emily King, & JMSN. Their high-energy concerts move crowds mentally, physically, & emotionally.

The Lique's debut album, "Democracy Manifest" is out now!


Links:

http://www.thelique.com/
https://www.facebook.com/abstracktheband/

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DVC Presents: Friday the 13th
Friday, January 13, 2017
8pm
FREE

Come join DVC DJs NDRU, STNGRVY, and DJ Red for a night of fun on Friday the 13th!

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ArtPower Presents: Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$9.00 UCSD students / $23.00 general / $28.00 reserved

Early Bird: $1830; Regular: $2335
UCSD Students: $9

Jerron Blind Boy Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists whom you have not heard of. . . yet. Only in his 20s, Paxton has an eerie ability to transform traditional blues, folk, country, and jazz into the here and now. He additionally mesmerizes audiences with his humor and storytelling. A world-class talent and a uniquely colorful character, he is virtually the only music-maker of his generationplaying guitar, banjo, piano, and violin, among other instrumentsto fully assimilate the blues idiom of the 1920s and 30s (Wall Street Journal).

More Info: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/jerron-blind-boy-paxton/
Tickets: https://ucsdboxoffice.com/Online/seatSelect.asp?BOset::WSmap::seatmap::performance_ids=558A2B8E-31A8-4D36-B45B-6CC5C81DBADE

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