Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tonight's Setlist: Remembering Tina, Festive Festivals, Burlesque, Dreamy Pop and Sludge

Posted By on Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 3:22 PM

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Tina Fraser
Photo by Bob Doran

On a serious note — although I sense the event will be as much celebration as memorial — a bunch of former/current denizens of the Humboldt County punk scene are hosting Tina Bina Boob Ops Wake, a gig/remembrance for Tina Fraser, who passed away from cancer earlier this year. Tina was the sister of Tyce Fraser, who sang in Eggly Bagelface and other bands in the '80s, and photographed and made flyers for several shows. In honor of her role in the music scene, the memorial begins with a flyer/art show at T's Café North (formerly Crosswinds) at 6 p.m. Then The Buffy Swayze and Guns & Barrels will play at Humboldt Brew from 8 to 10 p.m. The entire event is open to the public, no cover, but donations will be accepted to cover expenses. At press time, organizers were hoping to make it all ages.

Meanwhile, more summer festival fun continues out Lost Coast way with Roll on the Mattole, the annual Honeydew Volunteer Fire Co. fundraiser. This year's lineup features Absynth Quintet, Moonshine Mountain Band, Ishi Dube, DJ Marjo Lak, Asleep in a Creek, F-Holes on the Hill and Lost Coast Marimbas, plus the firefighter's challenge, an oyster bar, Rex Bohn auctioneer excitement and so much more. The event runs from noon 'til midnight. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 students and seniors, children under 12 free with adult.

Back in the northerly region of Humboldt, The Blue Lake Music Festival kicks off at 11 a.m. in Perigot Park with Woven Roots, Motherlode, Silver Hammer, Jimi Jeff and the Gypsy Band, Crossbones, Mojo Brown, Doug Fir and the 2x4s, The Movers and the Shakers and Abstract. Entry free is $10 "if you can afford it."

The Caravan of GLAM, Portland's queer cabaret troupe, brings a night full of debauchery, raffles and off-the-wall performances to the Jambalaya with DJs Pressure Anya providing the evening's soundtrack. The troupe consists of all genres of performers: drag, burlesque (male and female), S&M, acrobats, comedians, singers, gymnasts and sideshow performers. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m., tickets are $10 general and $20 VIP. Do I need to tell you it's 21-and-over?

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Over in E-town, you can sway and smile to the dreamy psych pop of Austin's Technicolor Hearts, above, at the Palm Lounge. Also performing, locals The Fairy Rings and a special solo performance by guitar slinger Erin Cearley. Free, 9 p.m., 21-and-over.

But wait, that's not all! See what I mean about this week? You'd think it was October. At the Alibi, Conneticut's Sea of Bones delivers heavy atmospheric sludge joined by trippy Golden Staters Mystics in Bali. Music starts around 11 p.m., cover's $5, 21-and-over.

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