UPDATE: According to the event's Facebook page: "Somehow related to the stock market glitch, Chinese stock market crash, United Airlines being grounded and The Wall Street Journal crashing this date was fumbled and double booked. The show is still happening but is just happening the next night -The 14th of July. Same time ; same place; same bands. Any questions concerning this should be directed to the Siren's Song Tavern. Sorry about the confusion."
So, go on Tuesday, people. Everything else is the same.
This show should be weird and heavy and good with the avant-indie, Boston-based Bent Knee, ambient jamminess of Hendo's Deep Dark Light, and The Fairy Rings, a bunch of dudes that don't own motorbikes and are all like 12 years old (maybe slightly older), but rock out like some kind of background band at a 1960s-version of Sons of Anarchy.
At the Siren's Song Tavern. All ages, 9 p.m., no cover as advertised, but bring some cash to throw in the hat.
I don't even know who books the Little Red Lion, but whoever this mysterious genius is, he or she is bucking the scientifically based indie fan personality trend. In this case, the Southern-psych flavored Ancient River, whose music I just found myself so lost in that I had to double check and make sure I hadn't accidentally gotten high. Nope, just lounging in the dreamy daze of Keeper of the Dawn.
These guys are not small time. The fact you can see them in that tiny, quirky gem of a bar, well, even you deserve that treat; don't let your low self-esteem tell you otherwise. The joint's 21-and-over, obv, and the music should start around 10 p.m. No word on the cover, so load up with some cash and be prepared to buy some merch.
Elsewhere, The Holy Trinity Church of Trinidad turns 141 years old this year and at 3 p.m., in celebration, an ensemble of string and oboe musicians will perform the music of Handel, Bach and Beethoven. Cellist Peter Kibbe of Los Angeles is the featured guest, along with recent-arrival-to-Humboldt, composer and conductor Michael Kibbe, who will world premiere his ode to oboes, Obo-dacious. Local musicians and members of the Eureka Symphony Erika Blackwell, Julie Fulkerson, SherryHanson, Don Morris, Kit Morris, Vanessa Kibbe, Ellen Weiss and Kira Weiss complete the ensemble.
Call 845-1125 to reserve a seat. A $15 donation is suggested. All ages.
Rock fans — be aware that the fine sounds of A-town rock'n'rollers Nipplepotamus grace the Alibi tonight. Music at 11 p.m. and the cover's only $2. See you over cheap drinks. Oh, and 21-and-over, natch.
Regarding tonight – here's a show will be stupid fun. Not thatThe Bottom Dwellersare stupid – far from it! – but you'll be having so much fun immersed in songs ranging from gritty twang to creepy ballad, your mouth will likely spend the evening permagrinned to the gills. Take a break, you hardworking thing, and get yourself to the Sanctuary, 8 p.m., all ages, $10.
Another option is the funky awesomeness of The Nucleus – these guys don't play together much, so here's your chance to get your outgoing self out. Free! Show at 9 p.m. at Jambalaya, 21-and-over. The High Life and Jam Collective also perform.
At Siren's Song, with a selection that includes Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sisters of Mercy, Christian Death, Nina Hagen, Bauhaus, Sex Gang Children, the Cure, Virgin Prunes, Xmal Deutschland, Specimen, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 45 Grave and what more do you need?
Event organizers note that the Siren's Song bar "is now equipped with wine for all you vampires that need a bit of blood before you get up on stage!"
No surprise to also note that "debauchery is encouraged." Resident DJs Wrye and Decoffinated in attendance. All ages, free, 9 p.m.
An unusual show at Richards' Goat features Shelter Death, best known for an ability to "utilize alien programming, heavy electronics and pained instrumentation that makes for a tragic and austere peal." Do with that what you will.
Also performing: Pod Blotz and Glochids, plus Humboldt's DL Mathias doing "synthesizers for shut-ins" and DJ interludes provided by Ensemble Economique.
The Green's latest album, Hawai'i '13, opens with a chant because, according to guitarist, vocalist and one of the band's five songwriters JP Kennedy, "From the times of ancient Hawaii and even up to present day, chanting has been a part of our culture. It's a way to start something important. When we chant, we ask for blessings, knowledge and guidance so that we can be 'pono' or righteous in whatever we do."
The chant prepares the listener as much as the band. Hawai'i '13 dances through roots reggae, soul and R&B — a logical sound for a band that's supported Rebelution, Iration, SOJA and Damian Marley, and has played at the Vans Warped Tour, Wakarusa, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival and California Roots Festival.
The Green plays the Arcata Theatre Lounge along with The Expanders, known for reggae centered in three-part vocal harmonies and strong songwriting, with lyrics that range from socially heavy to playful and upbeat, in the tradition of classic 1970s Jamaican groups like the Ethiopians, the Gladiators and the Mighty Diamonds, Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 advance at Ticketfly, Wildberries, People's Records and the Works, $25 at the door. The show is 21-and-over.
The weekend proper starts off with a full evening of psychedelic alt rock as L.A.'s Mild High Club and Hemingway play Blondie's, along with Humboldt's Something Simple.
First, let's take a moment to appreciate the fine play on words: "Mild High" Club — ha! Okay. The Club is the musical output of one Alexander Brettin, and sounds like you're on drugs in hazy, dreamy, lazy-brained way. If you dig 13th Floor Elevators, Brian Jonestown Massacre, e.g., you may want to haul yourself over to check it out. DJ Positive Idiaz spins at 7 p.m., and the night goes on from there. Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $7 and are available at the Works, People's Records and Wildberries — get $2 off admission at the door if you bring a can of food to donate to Food for People.
Some Kind of Wonderful
Humboldt's own-personal-Jesus-with-a-turntable DJ Red will stand and deliver you back to 1980s dance hall days at Richard's Goat.
He'll spin you right round (like a record), taking you one step beyond, until you'll find yourself gazing into the mirror in the bathroom, face flushed, but don't worry — you're pretty in pink.
This party out of bounds begins at 9 p.m., no cover.
Carol Jacobson, Music Director & Conductor of the Eureka Symphony.
The Eureka Symphony recently announced its 2015-2016 season, “Experience the Greats” — a theme offering renowned composers and guest artists. There are five performances scheduled including a season opener, the popular holiday concert and a season finale. Nestled in the mix is a performance "dedicated to the contributions made to film by great composers, with such well-known classical composers as Rossini, Debussy, Strauss, Handel and contemporary composers John Williams and Hans Zimmer," and a concert showcasing the works of 20th-century composers, featuring a harpist/tango dancer.
Season Tickets for the 2015-2016 Season are available now. There are a number of discounted ticket packages available, which can be purchased online at eurekasymphony.org or by calling the ticket line at 845-3655. Single tickets go on sale on August 17.