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Period BOMB

Period BOMB, the Los Angeles-based baby martian gore pop band, are currently on tour and are playing in Davis tonight! You can see them at 8:30 at 239 3rd Street! This show includes a phone interview with Period BOMB members Cami Miami, Mars Odette, and Jizzy Creams while in a car on the way to their next tour stop. Through multiple connection losses and looking for a gas station the band talks about their music and the tour. This show also includes their song "Gnarly Princess" for which they just released the music video. This show also features "I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor" by Arctic Monkeys, and in other news, The Visit was excellent.

Butcher Shop 2015 - Year of the Goat

The Butcher Shop is a free annual festival in Chico, CA, featuring music, theatre, and art from the area. This year's theme was "Year of the Goat". This show features a recording of Jonathan Richman from the festival. In other news DHS is gearing up for its fall musical Band Geeks and Acme is preparing for its fall fundraiser, Food and Fairytales. Crown the Empire also just released a new song, "Prisoners of War". This song also features some math, mysteries, and maybe-hawaiian words. This show also includes the song "Hearts" by Patrick Watson from the album "Love Songs for Robots".

First Week of School

One week down, many many more to go! This show features a retelling of a radio-themed dream Rocket had, a review of Sinister 2, and 3 minutes of Donald Trump saying "China". This show also includes a series of moral dillemmas (dillemma creds to Jamie): if there were three people, identical to yourself in all relevant repects/capacities (age, intelligence, family relationships, emotional quota etc.) except that each needed a vital organ (heart, liver, kidneys) 1) Should you kill yourself to save the lives, 2) If someone else was in the same situation and you were observing, should they save the three people (would the benefits outweigh the harms), 3) Would your answer change depending on your relationships with the three people, and 4) how many people's lives would have to be at stake for you to sacrafice yourself in a real-world situation?

Last Day of Summer!

Today is the very last day of summer vacation in DJUSD. Today was also sophomore orientation at DHS. If any highschoolers are interested in being involved with theatre, there's a DHS drama/acme potluck BBQ on the first Friday of school. With school starting it's important for students to know their rights when it comes to suspensions, expulsions, and involuntary transfers, and this show includes an ACLU article with a lot of relevant information. In other news, Unfortunate, a show here at KDRT, hosted by DJ Nosferatu and OG Willikers, has recently come to an end. In honor of the fiery legacy of this show—nay, lifestyle, this show also includes some Calvin & Hobbes.

Isabella and Preston

This show features two guests: Isabella and Preston! Isabella is going into 8th grade at Harper and Preston is going into 9th at Emerson. They talk about their summers, school starting again, schedules, classes, and school start times before Preston takes a Hogwarts House Sorting Quiz. Preston is faced with elusive and perplexing situations such as "You are given a test at school that has questions that the teacher hasn't covered yet. In the middle of the test you notice that your friend next to you has a cheat-sheet. The teacher doesn't notice..." Preston also drops some fire lyrics over some fresh beats. Isabella and Preston also talk about music and give some advice to people entering the grades they just left. This show includes "Au Revoir (Adios)" by The Front Porch Steps, "Attitude" by Bad Brains (requested by Preston), and about 5 seconds of "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt.

Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee was released this summer on July 14. The book is a very early edition of To Kill a Mockingbird and the first book from Harper Lee in over 50 years. This show includes an article from The New York Times on the history behind Go Set a Watchman and Harper Lee's relationship with her editor. This show also includes an exerpt from the first chapter of Go Set a Watchman which was released in the Wall Street Journal on July 10. This show also features an interesting version of This Is Gospel by Panic! At the Disco (thanks to Blaine), an interesting song by Les ShrimpS, and the Main Title song from the To Kill a Mockinbird movie.

The Theatre Show

This show is all about theatre, both inside and outside of Davis. DMTC (Davis Musical Theatre Company) and Acme each have a show this summer. DMTC's performance of Fiddler on the Roof closed last weekend, a musical about the people and traditions of Anatevka, Russia in 1905. This show features the song "Sunrise, Sunset" from the broadway show. Acme's summer show is Argonautika by Mary Zimmerman, an adaptation of the Greek myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece. Argonatuka closes next weekend and on Thursday students get tickets half off. Acme is also celebrating its 35th aniversary!

East Coast Trip (P.2): Montreal and Leo Holton

Canada: home to maple syrup, hockey, and Leo Holton. Leo is 15 and lives in Ottowa, Ontario. In this show he talks about life in Canada, Canadian geography, and why Canadians are so nice. He also plays one half of a piano duet! Leo and I met during a chance encounter in Montpelier, Vermont and met up a few days later in Montreal, Quebec during the 2015 IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research) conference. This show also includes music from Canadian bands Simple Plan (from Montreal) and Sum 41 (from Ajax, Ontario). In other news the APMAs (Alternative Press Music Awards) were July 22. A video of the full show is available here.

East Coast Trip (p.1): NY and Griff Honsinger

The first new show in almost a month! This show features an interview with musician and New York resident Griff Honsinger on music and bands. Griff also talks about his job at Viacom and the many bands he's been in including Death to Slater, The Jims, Pedico, and Aahhhh. This show includes a cover of the Powerpuff Girls Song "Love Makes the World Go Round" by The Jims in which Griff plays bass and "Go Wild" by Wolf and the Wolves in which he plays guitar.

Summer Is Here!

School is OUT! Congratulations to all gratuating seniors! For those of us stuck in Davis for a few more years there are a lot of things going on this summer! Acme Theatre Company is hosting a summer writing program called The Food & Fairy Tales Project in which participants will create a collection of fairy tales the company will perform next season! This event is a collaboration with playwright Brian Oglesby. Going to movies is also an easy way to get out of the house in summer. Spy and Jurassic World are just the start of this summer's new releases. In Spy Melissa McCarthy plays a CIA agent who has spent her whole career behind a desk but goes into the field in her first undercover mission. In Jurassic World, the latest installment in the Jurassic park series, seeing animals that were once extinct walk around as they had millions of years ago has become commonplace.

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