Druthers and Exit Strategy

    Hiatus Picks the Week’s Best Bets

    Che Cafe / Oct. 23 / 7 p.m. / FREE

    Bitch all you want about Michael Moore being a propagandist,
    but if you disregard his worth as a filmmaker, please check your artistic coat
    at the Dick Cheney booth for the sterile and emotionless. Moore’s done his
    share of muckraking (notably an unwise interview with Charlton Heston), but if
    that’s all you know of him, you apparently haven’t seen “Sicko,” Moore’s 2007
    survey of the American Health Care system. Funny, moving, and surprisingly
    uplifting despite minor factual flaws, his treatise on the health care failure
    in the U.S. works its way into more of a study on what democracy entails for
    it’s people. Che Cafe hosts this free
    screening, preceded by a $4 dinner starting at 5 p.m. (CM)

    The Black Lips
    The Casbah / Oct. 18 / 8:30 p.m. / $10

    The four greasy, sloppy boys of the Black Lips — grunged-up
    as their cheap crop of teenage punk may be — wear a Southern folk sensibility
    far beyond their years. For every fuzzy, lo-fi guitar screech and muddled
    wisecrack there is an earth-etched melody and a buried tale of working-man
    strife. After three furious studio albums and two balls-out live discs, new
    flower-punk full-length Good Bad Not Evil seems a little less embarrassed about
    its roots, clearing the brambles of distortion for a (still stubbornly
    youthful) take on country-western blues. But come this evening, spilling over
    the creaky Casbah stage, fuck that — you can shove your damned croak-folk right
    up your music-snob asshole. (SW)

    Age, Hellshock, Mala Sangre & Young Favorites
    Che Cafe / Oct. 18 / 7 p.m. / $8

    Stop by the Che tonight for a mosh-worthy lineup that’ll get
    all your leftover teenage angst out on the dance floor. Punk rockers Age,
    Hellshock, Mala Sangre and Young Favorites make noise, not music — assaulting
    us with jerky riffs and shaky audio feedback. Expect apocalyptic sets and metal
    riff sampling from Hellshock, while Mala Sangre punctuates the lulls with
    thrashing percussion. Newbies Age and California-based Young Favorites open and
    close the show with hyped tension and a quicker rhythmic pace. (JG)

    Exit Strategy: This Week On-Campu

    Native Root
    Porter’s Pub
    Oct. 19, 12 p.m.

    Music from the Crooked Road
    Mandeville Auditorium
    Oct. 19, 8 p.m
    Violation, Dynasty & More
    Che Cafe
    Oct. 19, 7 p.m.
    “Live Free or die hard”
    Price Center Theater
    Oct. 20, 6 & 9 p.m.
    Roma Nights: Cory French
    Espresso Roma
    Oct. 22, 8 p.m.

    Poetry SLAMM feat. Kenton
    UCSD Bookstore
    Oct. 23, 6 p.m.
    Han Han Cho
    Mandeville Recital Hall
    Oct. 24, 8 p.m.

    7 generations, Die Young & Shallow Breathing
    Che Cafe
    Oct. 2, 9 p.m.

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