Calvin Johnson, photo by Alex Surber

Location
633 M Street, corner of M and Colgate
Capacity
40 people inside, 80 in the backyard
Residents
Chandler
Matt
Jaclyn
Former Residents
Will Scott Nick Alex Kane Serpico-thee-cat Courtney Stuart Sally Elisa Ben

You may have noticed a house in East Davis that had a giant KDVS billboard in the back yard. You don't need to know why the billboard is here and not along I-80, but let it stand as a marker of rad live music. (The billboard was relocated to the Goondocks -on Lehigh- during Elisa's going-away party! We should construct a giant robot/rocket to replace it. Now that the Goondocks has retired, we did steal it back. I think it's hanging out at KDVS' newest house show venue, "Babelyon". But we should still build a giant robot rocket anyways!). You may have thought the house was dead! But the Davis house show music Gods have shined upon us at the last minute, and we will still be open for another year! So come on by and enjoy some music like always.

The most current listing of Robot Rocket shows is the KDVS Events Facebook page.

Shows here tend to be on the mellower, poppier end of the spectrum, partly because of the noise, but mostly because of tradition. We book many different kinds of shows: folk to rock to electronic to experimental, to even some punk (nothing too house-thrashing though). Shows are almost always free with donations encouraged. Serpico may not let you pet him if you stiff the bands, however. Potluck baked goods and fruits are always welcome.

(Formerly known as the Rocket Tones Residence, and perhaps even more formerly known as a show house in the '80s according to Mick Mucus.)

For booking info, contact Chandler Lavin @ chandler.lavin@facebook.com

Check out this cool write up in L.A. Weekly that the RRR got about the Fidlar show! Read it (here), then consider the fact that Robot Rocket had to go dormant for months after the ensuing noise violation. Hmmmm...

Elisa wrote an article about the origins of the Robot Rocket Residence for the summer 2012 issue of KDViations.

Part of the KDVS/Davis house show network. Here are our current (11/2013) house buddies: Villanova House, Turtle House RIP: Dam Haus, The Shack, Bomb Shelter, Charred Dog House, The Goondocks, The Pink House, The Attendance Office

Upcoming shows

3/22/14

Atlantic Thrills 2014

Photos

Heartwarmer, photo by Alex Surber Hawk Jones, photo by Alex Surber Pregnant, photo by Alex Surber T-Kette, photo by Alex Surber Gene Party, photo by Alex Surber

Months of Indecision, photo by Alex Surber Kids, photo by Alex Surber Meowtain, photo by Alex Surber Idaho Joe Winslow, photo by Alex Surber The Fancy, sleepy time, photo by Alex Surber MLE with her New Toy, photo by Alex Surber

Dubb Nubb- sisters and musicians, photo by Alex Surber Angelo Harmsworth & Good Amount, photo by Alex Surber Pregnant, photo by Alex Surber Zoe Boekbinder, photo by Alex Surber Briana Marela, photo by Alex Surber

Sean Johannsen, photo by Alex Surber Ok Vancouver Ok, photo by Alex Surber Hawk Jones, photo by Alex Surber Upside Drown, photo by Alex Surber Coasting, photo by Alex Surber The Haunted Windchimes, photo by Alex Surber

2011 & Before

Teenage Sweater, full of ankst, photo by Alex Surber Poppet, photo by Alex Surber Letters, photo by Alex Surber Serpico the Cat, photo by Alex Surber Dreamdate, photo by Alex Surber

Veedon Fleece w Bones' projector, photo by Geoff Johnson Many Many Blogs at the first backyard show A Good Pillow, photo by Nicole Browner Mucky the Ducky, photo by Nicole Browner Arcs, photo by Drake Martinet "Lights", photo by Nicole Browner

The Heather Show, photo by Drake Martinet A Good Pillow, photo by Jason Dunne photo by Jason Dunne MC2 aka Michael Collins, photo by Geoff Johnson No Paws (No Lions) That Darn Cat

Past Shows

3/9

Charms (Seattle) Red Ribbon (seattle) Pockets (Davis)

1/22/13

Haymarket Squares (Arizona) Kasra Mirblouk (Davis) Justin Catanzaro (Vacaville)

11/21/13

  • IJI (seattle)
  • James Rabbit (Santa Cruz)
  • Donald Beaman (Davis)
  • Brian Jackson (Davis)

11/7/13

FUCKIN' FUNNY COMEDY SHOW

  • HEADLINER* RAY MOLINA

ANDREW HOLMGREN (Sylvan Productions, Get Yucked Up) DAVID GBORIE (SF Weekly Comics to Watch 2013, SF Sketchfest) ANNA SEREGINA (SF Comic to Watch '13, Sac Comedy Fest's Best Stand Up, Sketchfest, dual citizenship) DARBY HERMS (Adorable)

4/9/13

  • Justin Catanzaro (Vacaville)
  • Freddy Fudd Pucker
  • Ben Simon (NY)

https://www.facebook.com/events/261220644014549/

1/17/2013

read an article about the show in LA weekly (here!)

and listen to a bootleg of the show (here!)

12/15/12

12/14/12

11/30/12

11/16/12

10/26/12

9/5/12

8/25/12

8/20/12

8/17/12

8/4/12

7/29/12

7/19/12

7/11/12

CANCELLED

7/1/12

6/27/12

6/25/12

6/23/12

6/18/12

6/13/12

6/11/12

6/5/12

***show cancelled*** :(

5/30/12

5/5/12

4/28/12

4/27/12

4/7/12

3/20/12

3/6/12

  • Coasting (NY)
  • Upside Drown (Oakland)
  • Dixon (SF)

2/13/12

  • Clouds and Mountains (Colorado)
  • The Haunted Woodchimes (Colorado)
  • Garret Pierce (Sac)
  • Willy Tea Taylor (Oakland)
  • Zac Bauman (Davis)

12/6/11

  • Teenage Sweater (Santa Rosa)
  • All Yr Sweaterz (Reno)
  • Marlene Marlene (Davis)

9/20/11

  • Cataldo (Seattle)
  • Nat Lefkoff (Davis)
  • The Heather Show

9/14/11

  • Jordan O'Jordan (Oly)
  • Dane Terry (Oly)
  • Oh Foot! (Davis)

9/4/11

  • Harlowe and the Great North Woods (PDX)

8/26/11

  • James Rabbit (Santa Cruz)
  • Iji (Seattle)

8/21/11

  • Letters (Oly)
  • Poppet (Davis/Berlin)
  • Colleen Johnson (Oly/Oakland)
  • Maelstorm (Oly)

7/28/11

  • Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (NY)
  • Fort King (LA)
  • Language Adoption (Sacto)

7/16/11

  • Daniel Bachman & Ryley Walker (VA / Chicago)
  • Michael Collins (Brooklyn)
  • Bones (Detroit)
  • Veedon Fleece (Seattle)

7/3/11

Elisa's going-away party

6/9/11

  • Eleanor Murray (Olympia)
  • Abigail Peachtree (Recording)
  • bitpart

4/30/11

  • Dreamdate (SF) (Recording)
  • The Wrong Words
  • The Croissants

3/19/11

  • Like A Villain (Portland)
  • Upside Drown (Oakland)

3/4/11

  • James Rabbit (Santa Cruz)
  • Iji (Seattle)
  • World History (Seattle)

11/6/10

  • Humble Cub (Tacoma, WA)
  • Slashed Tires (Seattle)
  • Open mic

10/25/10

  • Ember Schrag
  • Open mic

10/18/10

  • Half-handed Cloud (Berkeley)
  • John Thill (Napa)
  • MLE (Vacaville)

9/18/10

  • Generifus (Olympia)
  • Briana Marela (Olympia)
  • Sundance Kids (Seattle)
  • Kevin Greenspon (LA)
  • Vehicle Blues (Chicago)

9/11/10

  • Letters (Olympia)
  • Poppet (Davis)
  • Sixteen-Sixteen (Davis)

8/13/10

  • Three Blinks For Maybe (France, Concord)
  • Oh Foot (Davis)
  • Nat Lefkoff (Davis)

6/3/10

  • The Terrordactyls (WA)
  • Lions, Bats and Bears feat Lauren Cole Norton! (Davis)
  • Oh Foot (Davis)

5/8/10

  • The Shondes (NY)
  • Poppet (Davis)

11/17/09

  • Half-Handed Cloud (Berkeley)
  • Nat Lefkoff (Davis)
  • Yolo County (Davis)

10/20/09

  • Google Maps (Olympia)
  • Letters (Olympia)
  • Neil Ruud (Davis)

9/11/09

Jonathan Richman Cover Night

  • Joe from TNT Dynamite Kids, Jerry from San Francisco Water Cooler, Michael from Color of Love, Jojo from Please Quiet Ourselves, Craig from Villanova, Elisa from UCD Gamelan Ensemble, Ian of the Future

8/28/09

  • Jordan O'Jordan (Olympia/Ohio)
  • Dane Terry (Ohio)
  • A Good Pillow (Davis)

8/13/09

  • Generifus (Olympia)
  • Caucus (Tokyo)
  • Boxes (Davis)

8/6/09

  • Kevin Greenspon (LA)
  • Runners (Riverside)
  • John Thill (Napa)
  • Mucky the Ducky (Davis)

8/1/09

  • Afternoon Brother (Placerville)
  • Cruiser (Portland)
  • meowmeowturtle (Davis)

7/2/09

  • Stephen Steinbrink (Arizona)
  • Foot Ox (Portland)
  • ALAK (Placerville)
  • Many Many Tall Wilderness (Davis)

6/17/09

  • PWRFL PWR (Seattle/Japan)
  • The Naked Hearts (NYC)
  • Cap Lori (Seattle)

6/7/09

  • Dreamdate (Oakland)
  • Twig Palace (Portland)
  • World History (Seattle)

5/17/09

  • Elephant Micah (Eugene)
  • Marque Azreal (Davis)
  • Sombra (Springy & Friends) (Davis)

5/1/09

  • Stellaluna (Phoenix)
  • Nicole Kidman (LA)
  • A Good Pillow (Davis)

3/8/09

  • Generifus (Seattle)
  • Temple Vibe (Seattle)
  • Oh Foot (Davis)
  • Color of Love (Davis)

12/28/08

  • No Paws (No Lions) (Riverside)
  • Rapid Youth (Murietta)
  • The Cast Shadows (Davis)

12/20/08

  • Uggamugga (Phoenix)
  • Stellaluna (Phoenix)
  • James Vitiello (Davis)
  • Underground Underwater (Davis)

9/25/08

  • Oh Foot (Davis)
  • Mucky the Ducky (Davis)
  • A Good Pillow (Davis)

9/13/08

  • Pangea (San Fernando Valley)
  • Sabrina Simonton (SF)
  • Connecticut (Davis)

8/29/08

  • Drew Danburry (LA)
  • Canoe (Portland)
  • Adam & Darcie (Utah)

8/15/08

  • Arcs (Albuquerque)
  • Casper Pony (Seattle)
  • The Heather Show (Sacramento)

7/30/08

  • Mason Lindahl (Sacramento)
  • Why I Must Be Careful (Portland)
  • Woman Year (Sacramento)

7/16/08

  • Joe Finkel & TNT Dynamite (NY/Davis)
  • Please Quiet Ourselves (Berkeley)
  • Many Many Blogs (Davis)

8/28/07

  • Watercolor Paintings (Santa Barbara)
  • Mike XVX (Santa Barbara)

7/15/07

  • Griznar Music Collective (San Fernando Valley)
  • Please Quiet Ourselves (Berkeley)

6/27/07

  • Mike Weller (Las Vegas)
  • A Crowd of Small Adventures (Nevada)
  • Morgan's Orange (Las Vegas)

3/24/07

  • Drew Danburry (LA)
  • Aubrey Debauchery (Chico)
  • G2 (Davis)

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2012-07-22 12:01:07   Robots are cool! Rockets are cool! Lets put these words together without describing them any further because we are a bunch of fake hipsters. Has anything here ever involved a robot or a rocket? —NickSchmalenberger


2012-07-22 12:07:05   There is potentially some connection to Robot Media, but does that really have anything to do with robots either? Probably not, it just sounded cool. —NickSchmalenberger


2012-07-24 14:30:24   Man what a sour pus, whats next? You going to walk into Pluto's and ask to see their telescope? —CraigFergus


2012-08-02 13:55:22   I suggest you read the article on the house in the newest edition of KDViationS before you start talking out of your ass about things you don't know. Perhaps actually come by a show? —AlexSurber