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Music by Dani Shivers, artwork from Jimmy Ovadia, an exhibition featuring Roman de Salvo, and The Lost Abbey Brewery's new brews



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Hear This: Dani Shivers

A newbie delivers scary good music

Cool kids south of the border have been rocking out to Tijuana’s Dani Shivers (née You Schaffner) for the better part of a year. Now her low-fi Casio riffs have finally crept into San Diego’s speakers, making her our crush of the month. Powered by beat-up keyboards picked up at Tijuana swap meets, Shivers’ music is a witches’ brew of canned beats, toy xylophones, and Schaffner’s vocals (think: lost little girl gone wicked). She’s the perfect soundtrack to any electro/’80s séance party invoking child specters. (Her Twitter bio lists influences as “toys, horror films, childhood, hypercuteness, dark alleys, nostalgia, night terrors, bedtime stories, witches, ghosts, death, candy, love and magic.”) Fans of the Cranes, Fever Ray, and Björk will find something to like in these spooky tracks, which have names like “Witch,” “Cold Cat,” and “Graves” (our fave). Stream ’em all at soundcloud.com/danishivers. // RZS


Surreal World

Without knowing his name, you might already be
a fan of Jimmy Ovadia. The 29-year-old painter is the blasphemous talent behind the hamburger-eating Jesus at Neighborhood, The Fountain of Youth on Rubicon Deli’s alley wall, and the bazillion canvases hanging in Ave 5 Restaurant. The Bonita native also collaborates with bands, including SD’s The Nervous Wreckords. View Ovadia’s work at Ave 5, El Camino, Salon Tonic, and The Grand Artique. Through Feb. 4, he’s in the group show Works of Wisdom at La Jolla’s Thumbprint Gallery.
// Christine Pasalo


Mötley Brew

Strawberries and Dom. Snooki and self-tanner. Beer and rock ’n’ roll. Timeless combos. The heathen masterminds at The Lost Abbey Brewery are obviously fond of the latter coupling. Each month in 2012, they’ll release a new “track” (aka limited-edition craft beers) inspired by legendary rock hits. The criteria? Every song must invoke heaven or hell. Each will come in a gothic 375 ml hood-and-wire bottle with its own original “album art,” and the entire series will culminate in a collector’s box set. The first, released in January, was an ode to Van Halen’s “Runnin’ with the Devil.” This month’s little sinner? Guns N Roses’ version of “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” which itself is a version of The Lost Abbey’s Cuvee de Tomme—a strong, dark ale aged in bourbon barrels and loaded with sour cherries. Only 450 bottles of every beer will be made, all available starting the third Saturday of every month—exclusively at the brewery’s tasting room. They’ll unveil the track list as the year goes on. Stay tuned. // Christi Warren


Dissecting Nature
A group exhibition featuring works such as Olive Branch Rorschach (pictured) by hometown fave Roman de Salvo. Now through Feb. 25 at Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla.

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