Kinetics is happening
(yay!) with the requisite "secret" Halvorsen Park party. But what else to do on a Saturday night?
First, as noted yesterday, the Bob Dylan Birthday Bash continues out in Blue Lake
Second, the Jambalaya puts forth an interesting lineup: bassist Bobby Vega
, whose credits include playing with Sly & The Family Stone and Etta James; with drummer Prairie Prince
, a founding member of Journey, and member of The Tubes and Todd Rundgren's band; plus guitarist Chris Rossbach
, who played with Zigaboo Modeliste. SuperHelix
joins the trio. Cover is $15, show is 21-and-over.
Third, on the other side of the bay, as well as the gender and musical spectrum, Seattle's dancey modern rock act (and self-declared Yeah Yeah Yeahs fanatics) Mrs. Howl
plays at the Palm Lounge with local dark punk disco queens Space Biscuit
and the bluesier Plumb Uglies
. The show promoters promise Mrs. Howl will start at 9 p.m., so arrive on time. A $3-to-$5 donation is asked and the show is for adults of legal drinking age and up.
Finally, that show has some stiff competition over in A-town, where cute-moody-rockers-from-the-Bay-Area Finish Ticket
celebrate the Atlantic Records re-release of their album Tears You Apart
. Finish Ticket is spending most of the summer hitting big festivals and large venues, so this is a rare chance to not only catch an alt/rock/indie/etc. band like this in Humboldt, but to do so in the sweet embrace of the Arcata Playhouse. Show time is 8 p.m., tickets are $10 and the show is 21-and-over.