Yes, the smell of Kinetics is in the air. Ah, sweat! Ah, grease! Ah, bribery! But that is not all the fair city of Arcata offers you this weekend.
The fourth annual Bob Dylan's Birthday Bash
channels the iconic songwriter's elegant and oft-obscure lyrics through a dozen-ish of your favorite local folk-flavored bands for not just one, but two nights (and an afternoon), because you need that kind of time and this many people to do justice to a catalog as big as Bob's.
The magic begins Friday at 9 p.m. at Humboldt Brews with The Rezonators
(Chris Parreira and Marc Jeffares from The Trouble, Jimi Hawk from Graffiti), The Subterranean Homesick Boozers
(Parreira, Jeff Kelley and Norm Bradford from the Miracle Show and Vanishing Pints, Jay Forbes of Strix Vega and Full Moon Fever and Issa Stemler), plus The Birdhouse Band
(Siena Nelson and Sky McKinley). Cover is $5, show is 21-and-over.
The Dylan festivities spill over to Saturday the 24th (the man's actual date of birth) with an all-day free event beginning at Mad River Brewing Co. The music starts at 3 p.m. and includes The Rezonators, Morgan Corviday and Jan Bramlett
, and more songsters a'plenty.