Thursday, October 17, 2013

From the Hum: Tonight's Blues, Hard Rock and Hip-Hop (and Watts)

Posted By on Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Earl Thomas and Eddie Angel sit down for some "coffee-house style blues" at the Arcata Playhouse. Earl'll tell stories from the road and Eddie'll make his acoustic guitar sing. Soulful Jesi Naomi opens the show, which starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 advance, $15 at the door. A 10 on the grown-up meter.

Aesir, a new local band about which little information exists on the Internet other than that the band covers Zeppelin and Sabbath and does some original "high voltage electrifying rock music," plays the Jambalaya, around 9 p.m., one supposes. This show is 21 and over. Potentially a 7 on the reliving-your-youth meter.

GRiZ's The Rebel Era Tour featuring Two Fresh and Anvil Smith lands at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. This is a big deal hip-hop show — GRiZ combines passion and skill to make melodies bigger and better and beats funkier and more awesome. Also, saxophone. Very cool. Two Fresh is comprised of twin brothers Kendrik and Sherwyn Nicholls — get it? — who add kickass drummer Colby Buckler to their stage shows. They've compelled audiences to dance at fests across the U.S. and continue ascending up the hip-hop ladder as if summoned from above. Anvil Smith is Russian and reputed to be "nothing short of astounding." Should be hours of excellence.

Doors open at 9:30 p.m. with happy hour food and beverage prices until 10:30 p.m. $20 limited advanced tickets are at People's Records, DTA, Wildberries and The Works. This show is 21 and over. A 9.5 on the make-you-sweat meter.

And, oh yeah, Reggie Watts is at the Van Duzer. The show is sold out, but if you can find a miracle, do it. An easy 10 on the I-saw-him-when meter.

Full Hum here.
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