Friday, March 28, 2014

Tonight's Setlist: Get Your Friday On With Fiddles or Livetronica or Jazz or Not-Jazz

Posted By on Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Austin heroine Carrie Rodriguez and renowned roots fiddler Luke Jacobs perform at Arcata Playhouse in support of their new album Live At The Cactus. Tickets are $15 general and $13 students. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Livetronica pioneers Particle are best known for marathon sets at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and the Austin City Limits Music Festival. The band combines a full light show and multimedia production with a signature mix of high-energy dance music, rock and funk. Catch them at Humboldt Brews starting around 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and the show is 21-and-over.

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If you're in the mood for excellent and sophisticated jazz, know that anything connected to the Redwood Jazz Alliance is the real deal. RJA's spring season continues with rising star bassist Linda Oh at 8 p.m. in HSU's Fulkerson Recital Hall. All About Jazz calls Oh's latest work, Sun Pictures, "an album of achingly fragile beauty." The touring version of Sun Pictures features Ben Wendel (of Kneebody) on sax, Matt Stevens on guitar and Justin Brown on drums. It's $15, $10 for students.

The jazz theme continues with a Redwood Coast Jazz Festival performance by Tommy Castro And The Painkillers — okay, so it's not exactly jazz since Castro is famed for his signature brand of modern day rocking rhythm and blues, but the gig is part of the jazz fest, so do with that what you will. This show happens in the sweet confines of the Eureka Theater at 4:30 p.m., tickets are $25 to $85 and a full lineup is available at redwoodjazz.org and in the Journal's Calendar section.

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