Saturday, November 16, 2013

From the Hum: The Logger Celebrates, Sold-Out Mr. Humboldt to Live Stream, The Meat Puppets at Hum Brews, Jay Arner to Prettify the Alibi

Posted By on Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Long live the Logger!
Saturday offers a chance to celebrate one of the most exciting resurrections in Blue Lake's history — the return of the Logger Bar. One year ago, winsome Kate Martin and her crew recreated and reopened the bar and the community leapt for joy in response. Go help them celebrate with LaPatinas starting at 8:30 p.m.

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Although I'm personally rooting for my buddy Mr. Red Wood, this photo of Mr. H. Ipster Pibr VII made me laugh the hardest

Probably your ideal date night option – if you have tickets already – or a computer!
In not-exactly-live-music news – although one may reasonably expect some demonstration of musical talent – Mr. Humboldt at the ATL. Judging from the press photos of the contestants, this looks to be the sexiest, funniest place to be Saturday night. Please see elsewhere in the Journal for more on this inaugural debut of Humboldt's newest beauty pageant. Oh, you didn't get tickets? Well, pop some popcorn, cuddle up with your honey on the couch and watch the spectacle unfold here.

"Down," the first single off The Meat Puppets new album, Rat Farm (yes, it's not much in the way of video action, but great song!)

More on the can't-miss meat theme
Not too many bands could compete with a veritable chorus line of our county's most manly men, but The Meat Puppets offer a tempting alternative at Humboldt Brews. Working from an influential country-punk catalog now spanning decades and supporting the band's newest album, Rat Farm, which is a sort of sunburnt folk evidencing years of honed craft, The Meat Puppets have only gotten better. The World Takes opens. Cover is $15, advance tickets are recommended, music starts around 9:30 p.m. and the show is 21-and-over.

Jay Arner – see, it's pretty, isn't it?
Something new and interesting
Over at the Alibi on Saturday, Vancouver multi-instrumentalist Jay Arner offers delightfully understated mood pop that ranges from lush post-punk synthscapes to pulsing bass tracks. Think the sparseness of folk music with the mechanics of the most appealing resurgence of Joy Division-esque '80s bands. As usual, 11 p.m. and $5.

Also of interest Saturday night: Striped Pig Stringband with dynamic caller Charmaine Slaven at 7 p.m. in the Arcata Veteran's Hall. Cover is $7 or $6 for Humboldt Folklife Society members, students and seniors, and free for kids 12 and under. Proceeds benefit the Mad River Alliance. Additionally, Bay Area hip-hop icon Too Short appears at in an all-ages show at the Arcata Community Center. Tickets are $30 and the show starts around 8 p.m.
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