Saturday, June 30, 2018

Music Tonight: Saturday, June 30

Posted By on Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 4:00 AM

SHUTTERSTOCK
  • Shutterstock

Tyger Byle bills itself as "Humboldt's preeminent jug-prog band." Having never seen the group live and so being deprived of all context I have absolutely no idea what that means. At all. However, I am told by local sources that it is a show worth checking out so maybe find out for yourself — for free — at the Logger Bar tonight at 9 p.m.

Speaking of Blue Lake, that town's best country cover band Barn Fire plays Humbrews tonight at 9:30 p.m. ($5). Featuring a heavy set of whoopers and weepers from the best of the outlaw country catalog, this is surely a fun time for all you good ol' boys and buffalo gals. Gritty folk act Dead Bird Sons opens.

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , ,

Lalas Burlesque Show

Posted on Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 4:00 AM

PHOTO BY JERRY JIN
  • Photo by Jerry Jin
Ooh, la la la. And a few more Lalas ... Round up your posse or make it a hot date night and head to Bear River Casino Resort Saturday, June 30 at 9 p.m. for the Los Angeles-based Lalas Burlesque Show. The ladies of L.A. deliver an evening of ribald humor, dance and audience interactivity ($50 table for two, $95 table for four).
  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Friday, June 29, 2018

Music Tonight: Friday, June 29

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 4:00 AM

SHUTTERSTOCK
  • Shutterstock

Humboldt's finest Pink Floyd tribute band Money plays the Eureka Friday Night Market on Clarke Plaza this afternoon at 5 p.m. This free gig — not in the sky — will allow you ample ambling time to check out the various wares around you at the market while vibing out to analog verisimilitude of bygone sounds supreme.

Another cash-free show awaits you at 7 p.m. at the Eureka First United Methodist Church when Reno's Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble presents its concert program entitled Coming of Age. Ever wanted to see a real human version of a chromatic bell music box from the golden age of German and Swiss wind-up automaton engineering? Well here's your chance.

And finally, the spooky honky-tonk and bluegrass sounds of The Pine Hill Haints haunt the Logger Bar at 9 p.m. for a free one with support from fellow Arkam Records rock act The Invisible Teardrops. Viva!

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , ,

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Mad About Dell'Arte

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 12:15 PM

Pratik Motwani in the mask as Ruzzante. - PHOTO BY TUSHAR MATHEW
  • Photo by Tushar Mathew
  • Pratik Motwani in the mask as Ruzzante.
Humboldt County’s own Dell’Arte International received a shout-out from the San Francisco Chronicle this week in an article highlighting the performing art center’s 47-year history, nearly all of which has been spent in the bucolic city of Blue Lake.

Currently ongoing is its 28th annual Mad River Festival, which features original theatrical works by the company. Read more about the event that began June 14 and runs through July 15 here and here.

(FYI: While the Chronicle article touts the performance of Ruzzante Comes Home from the War, the story of soldiers returning from battle, the last show is July 1.)
  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , ,

Music Tonight: Thursday, June 28

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 4:00 AM

SHUTTERSTOCK
  • Shutterstock

Smokestack Relics is a band made up of two multi-instrumentalist brothers, Cameron and Collin Webb, who play a sort of road running powerful brand of swamp rock — a genre known for its gritty and twangy troubadours usually from south of the Mason-Dixon line. These Webb boys hail from Golden, Colorado, but that doesn't put a hole in their pirogue, sound-wise. Don't take it from me. Go find out for yourself for free at the Logger Bar at 9 p.m.

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: ,

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Hollywood Star for Mayor of Flavortown

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 5:08 PM

Does this make Guy Fieri look like he has a halo? Yes, it does. - SHUTTERSTOCK
  • Shutterstock
  • Does this make Guy Fieri look like he has a halo? Yes, it does.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced its "Class of 2019" inductees and among the stars of film, TV, stage and music to receive a star on the Walk of Fame is — holy moly, stromboli — one Guy Fieri of Ferndale.

No dedication ceremony dates have been announced yet but expect the host of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (it filmed in Humboldt once, you might have heard about it), Guy's Grocery Games and Rachel vs. Guy: Kids' Cook-off  (shama-lama ding-dong, when does he sleep?) to unveil his polished pink star sometime next year. Righteous.


Continue reading »

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , , ,

Music Tonight: Wednesday, June 27

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 4:00 AM

COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
  • Courtesy of the artist

The Outer Space hosts an evening of experimental electronic sounds, ambient drones and chaotically curated beat-filled field recordings at 7 p.m. ($5). Join Morher, Kole Galbraith, Matchess and TALsounds as each act entertains you with what will surely sound like the late shift in a light industrial zone to the uninitiated but transcendent heaven for the rest. Join the ranks.

Meanwhile at the Miniplex at 9 p.m., Daptone/Wick Records artist Michael Rault gets flashy with his ELO-inspired sassy rock band. Local holy moly rollers Paradise Inc. open ($10).

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , ,

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Mexican Rodeo at the Fair was Wild, Folks (Photos)

Posted By on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 4:07 PM

A bull rider fights to hold on at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. - PHOTO BY MARK LARSON
  • Photo by Mark Larson
  • A bull rider fights to hold on at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds.

The Brahma bulls at the Mexican Rodeo offered a new kind of thrill ride at the Redwood Acres Best of Humboldt Fair on Sunday — but only young cowboys from the rodeo company were allowed to ride the bulls.

A good-sized crowd including a lot of families got a close-up view of the action from bleachers and reserved tables surrounding the temporary corral and loading chute on the raceway midfield.  Others watched the bull riding from the raceway stands and listened to the live music offered before, during and after the rodeo.

This song lyric ran through my head after watching the bull-riding action: "Mamá, no dejes que tus bebés crezcan como vaqueros" (“Mama, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys”).

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , , ,

Music Tonight: Tuesday, June 26

Posted By on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 4:00 AM

SHUTTERSTOCK
  • Shutterstock

There are a couple of free gigs going down in Blue Lake this evening for those of you who like things on the quieter side. Over at the Mad River Brewery tasting room you can find the standards-laced guitar and vocal sounds of Blue Lotus Jazz. Two hours later and a little way toward the 299 at the Logger Bar there is the delightful Old Time Music Jam. Bring your serpent horn, parlor guitar or hurdy gurdy and help brighten up the night.

Also at 8 p.m. at The Siren's Song, you can catch a solo set by mononymous folk artist Ronhaar (price TBA). The Pacific Northwest native will be passing through Eureka tonight on his Summer Solstice Tour of the West Coast so don't miss out.

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Monday, June 25, 2018

Music Tonight: Monday, June 25

Posted By on Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 4:00 AM

SHUTTERSTOCK
  • Shutterstock

It's a quiet one tonight and apart from some restaurant and club dance gigs I have already promoted in these pages, I can't really cosign on a show this evening. However, it is the anniversary of two very different events worthy of celebration. Thirty-four years ago, Prince released what will probably be remembered as the greatest American record of all time: the soundtrack to Purple Rain. And on this day 148 years ago in Montana General George Custer finally got what was coming to him in the Battle of Little Bighorn. This seems like a good time to cheer on the underdogs against overwhelming government oppression while listening to something that makes being an American a source of pride, a scant resource for many of us. So Let's Go Crazy Horse and all of y'all have a lovely Monday.

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

socialize

Facebook | Twitter

© 2020 North Coast Journal

Website powered by Foundation