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Dec. 2, 2004
From: Joel Sonenshein
Subject: Re: Music in December
Hi, Bob ...
I'll be doing the HFS song circle at the Arcata Community Center
on Dec. 2 and Dec. 16. The last entry in the Journal was
a tad confusing. Could you list it as follows? Also, since the
format has changed, maybe you could give me a couple of sentences
in "The Hum" to explain.
Event: Song circle - Open Mic
Date: Dec. 2 and Dec. 16
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Place: Arcata Community Center
Sponsors: Humboldt Folklife Society and the City of Arcata
Contact: Joel at 839-7063
Thanks, Bob. Have a good holiday.
Another from Joel
I forgot to give you the Peter Case info:
Subject: Peter Case returns
Peter Case returns to Arcata on Dec. 10 for a house concert.
If any of you missed him his last time through, don't let this
one slip by. Peter sold out two shows on successive nights and
left us all wowed by his music and laughing at his tales of travels
through the decades. Interestingly, his song "Spell of
Wheels" was featured this morning on NPR's "Car
This year marks Peter's coming full circle as a singer-songwriter-guitarist-performer
as he celebrates his 50th birthday, his 20th anniversary as a
solo artist (some of you may remember Peter's early bands, The
Plimsouls and The Nerves) and his 10th anniversary as a Vanguard
recording artist. To mark this auspicious year Peter collected
14 of his personal favorite recordings and cut two new ones for
his newly released "Who's Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile?
Selected Tracks 1994-2004." You can visit his Web site
Opening the show will be local recording artist Sari Baker. Tickets
are $15 and can be reserved by replying to this e-mail or calling
me (Joel) at 839-7063. This show will most definitely sell out,
and it will sell out fast, so don't dawdle.
Thank you for helping to support our local folk music scene.
Mazzotti Entertainment Presents
Ozomatli At Mazzotti's on the Plaza, Arcata
Dec. 6. Doors open at 9 p.m.; show starts around 10 p.m. Ages
18 and over with ID.
Ozomatli is a phenomenon: a 10-member band with African, Latin,
hip-hop and Arab styles mixed into their own trademark blend.
Their latest album, Street Signs, features several notable guests:
French-Jewish violinists Les Yeux Noir, The Prague Symphony,
legendary Latin jazz and salsa pianist Palmieri, Los Lobos singer-guitarist
David Hidalgo and drummer Mario Claire, formerly of The Wallflowers.
They've headlined Reggae on the River and Earthdance, and now
you'll get a more intimate evening at Mazzotti's on the Plaza,
Contact info: www.ozomatli.com
[photo at right:
Subject: Greetings From Big
Rain at Blue Lake Casino/Arts & Entertainment
Hello Bob Doran, Arts and Entertainment Director- North Coast
Please see information about the next show at Blue Lake Casino-Steelhead
Lounge. To listen to tracks from Big Rain's latest album go to
www.oakrecords.com. Then click on enter and go to bottom of page.
Click on weekly chart report. You will see Artist Air Play Reports
and click on "I'm Not Running" under Big Rain. You
will also see some of the radio stations that are the playing
latest single. You can also click on big rain photo on artist
page and go to audio samples to hear more of the album.
Thank you so much,
Bruce Guynn/Big Rain
Hi Bob - Ian from the Alibi said you might be willing to give
us some press. We're playing there Dec. 4. Let us know if we
can put you on the guest list.
The Ravens, Shevel Knievel @the alibi <http://www.thealibi.com/>
Shevel Knievel are a volume-happy trio from Oakland on a search-and-destroy
mission to return supercharged guitar tone to your life, just
because they know you need it. You didn't think so, did you?
Shows you how much smarter they are than you, huh? First and
foremost, they are loud: it is apparent that they (rightly) worship
Motorhead as gods. Also, they have a sly sense of humor, best
typified by "As it is in the beginning so shall it be in
the end," their hypno-riff and bouncing bass tribute to
Barry Manilow and Freddy Mercury. The intro, an ode to Diamond
Dave, demonstrates that they are capable of whipping up a tremendous
mountain of earhurt when Jenny Reb sacrifices a foaming, spurting
bottle of beer to her bass. Vocals often take a back seat to
heavy guitar work, which is a fantastic blend of feedback and
rhythm. They give you grinding psychedelic tributes to Sabbath
riffs and pure amp-blown riff rock with a huge, chunky sound
a delightful equilibrium teasingly flirting with chaos.
Check them out at the Alibi Saturday, Dec. 4
Thanks for your time.
Date: Nov. 8, 2004 11:10:54 PM PST
Subject: Tamaras touring now - LA, San Diego, Sacramento, Humboldt
& the NW
If anyone doesn't want to receive e-mails regarding Tamaras,
that's OK. Let us know and we will delicately remove you from
our precious list of friends with love.
Here's a look at December for Tamaras and her very funky drummer
More NW dates will be added.
Thursdays, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 at noon.
Ramone's Bakery and Café
Friday, Dec. 3 and 4. Time TBA
Friday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m.
New Year's Eve bash
Manila Community Center
1611 Peninsula Drive, Manila
Come out and show your support for this amazing musician. See
Tamaras live; take home her newest release "Ordinary Supergirl"
and a T-shirt to accompany it.
Ordinary Supergirl is receiving great reviews and is being played
on KHUM 104.3FM, KMUD 91.1 FM and KHSU 90.5 FM in Humboldt, California.
Call the request line to hear a song!
Thank you for supporting independent music.
Universal Love Music
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