Sunday, September 30, 2018

Music Tonight: Sunday, Sept. 30

Posted By on Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 4:00 AM

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins play the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. ($89). - SUBMITTED
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Long before I dove into the Sonic Youth school of "tuning every guitar string to the same note and droning your way through a track," I discovered an even older master of the form in Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, with its "all E's and a B" acoustic strum. Written a half a century ago by the Stills part of the equation, this light and timeless piece still inspires fresh ears who are blissfully ignorant of its kaleidoscopic baby-boomer hook-up culture origins. However, the two main players in that origin story — one an improbable survivor of the mid-century excesses of the most profligate generation since the Pharisees and the other a chanteuse and song interpreter par excellence — team up tonight at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts for a blockbuster performance. To speak simply, Judy Collins and Stephen Stills are coming to town for a night at the opera and they are national treasures so maybe think about getting a gander while the getting is good. At 7 p.m. ($89).

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Music Tonight: Saturday, Sept. 29

Posted By on Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 4:00 AM

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Newly minted local metal act Unholy Orifice — possibly named after the trepanning spout at the cervical base of my skull, which I use to excise most of the memories from my adolescence — is graduating tonight from fast-rising local opener to bona fide recording artist with a demo release party at Siren's Song at 7 p.m. Along for the ride are local amp-burners Ultramafic, Knot Ewe and Racket. ($5).

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Can't Stop the Serenity

Posted on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 8:00 AM

SERENITY
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And you can't take the sky from me. Agree? Then get to Arcata Theatre Lounge on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. to nerd out with the Humboldt Browncoats over your love of all things Firefly ($5). T-shirts, trivia, prize drawings and a screening of Serenity at 6 p.m. Costumes encouraged, of course.

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Music Tonight: Friday, Sept. 28

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 4:00 AM

Moira Scar plays The Outer Space at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. - PHOTO BY KEVIN BROWN. COURTESY OF THE ARTISTS
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  • Moira Scar plays The Outer Space at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28.

The Outer Space has a promising show tonight at 7 p.m. for fans of the sacred art of the DIY six-string (and synth) samurai. Oakland's post-punk trio Moira Scar is really, really cool. It's just that simple. Joining in for the fun are Shively's heaviest trio of evergreen rumblers Blackplate, punk rock royal upsetters The Cissies and the vacant and proper neo-surf rock sounds of Sue and the Namis ($5).

Over at The Jam and for the same price you can catch local pop-bluegrass supergroup The No Good Redwood Ramblers. The night-long hoedown kicks off circa 9:30 p.m. with an opening performance by local string-smith Chris Parreira — known for his work in local acts The Trouble and No Pardon. Should be fun.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Let it Pride

Posted on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 8:01 AM

Redwood Pride - PHOTO BY MARK LARSON
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After a successful inaugural year, Redwood Pride is back with a three-part festival Saturday, Sept. 29 called Pride with a Purpose, celebrating and supporting LGBTQ+ people and their allies in an environment of inclusivity and acceptance. The all-day, family-friendly event gets underway with a Community Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jefferson Community Center (free) with live music and performances by The Raging Grannies, RaWorthy, Kara Doten, Blood Hunny and John David Young Conspiracy. Community organizations will be tabling along with vendors with Pride and rainbow merchandise, food and drinks, commemorative T-shirts and more. The event features guest speaker Leslie Castellano, Humboldt Skate Park demos and an opportunity for you to belt out your best "Born this Way" at the Lip Sync Tournament.

At 4 p.m., the fun spills over to Second and I streets in Old Town for the start of the Redwood Pride Parade. Wave your rainbow/freak flag from the sidelines or take to the streets with the estimated 100 participants as they sashay down Second. Things end up at the Historic Eagle House at Second and C streets around 5 p.m. There the Pride Night party commences with all-ages entry until 8:30 p.m. and then rolls into 18 and up until midnight. DJs JewLion, Bastard, CoppertonE and ANDREAS bring the beats before drag performers Elektryx, Felix Flex, Davinya Rae Nation, Nova Sixx, Justin Hismouth, Apple Adams and Mercury Rising do their thang at 9 p.m. Pride-themed beverages (and lewks) will be served and food trucks will be on site to keep you steady. Come early for door prizes and take part in the raffle for $500 worth of local gift baskets, gift certificates and other cool swag.

Kali Cozyris

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Fieldbrook Art and Wine Festival

Posted on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM

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Voted Best Wine Festival in this year's NCJ Best of Humboldt. And for good reason. The Fieldbrook Art and Wine Festival, Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. is held on the beautiful grounds of Fieldbrook Winery and features live music, artisan booths, oysters, smoked and grilled albacore and chicken, desserts and wine by the glass and bottle (free admission. Food, wine and beer for sale).

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Music Tonight: Thursday, Sept. 27

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 4:00 AM

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It's an unusually busy Thursday night here in Hum. Co. First up is EDM duo Hippie Sabotage, pulsing the knobs at the Mateel at 9 p.m. for all of the jet-setting pleasure seekers in the SoHum industrial matrix ($40, $35 advance).

At the same hour in Arcata for $30, you can hear syrup-thick twee pop music played by people with pixie-cut mullets, ear gauges and hand tattoos when Never Shout Never schmoozes into the Kate Buchanan Room at Humboldt State University.

Finally, tonight at Humbrews, you are cordially invited to visit the intersection of Burning Man, steam punk and the Oregon Country Fair when the hyperactive circus-dance experience MarchFourth makes a Napoleonic plunge into our nocturnal borderland at 9:30 p.m. ($20).

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the Eureka Theater

Posted on Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 4:00 PM

GENE WILDER AS WILLY WONKA
  • Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka

Keep it classy. Keep it classic. The Eureka Theater is showing a sugary Fourth Friday Flix: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) on Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. ($5). Gene Wilder's wild curls and crazy eyes keep everyone guessing. What's real and what isn't? Is he a good guy or bad guy? Watch the tunnel scene — you be the judge. And kids, mind your manners.

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Music Tonight: Wednesday, Sept. 26

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 4:00 AM

Iron & Wine plays the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. - COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
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  • Iron & Wine plays the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Sam Beam is the central component in the band called Iron & Wine. For nearly two decades, he has made music for the masses — from the unfortunate and extremely cloying cover of Such Great Heights to the genuine great heights of his later albums — Sam Beam has kept Iron & Wine relevant and alive. He brings that life to the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts tonight at 7:30 p.m. ($49). Come find out what all of the fuss is about.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Music Tonight: Tuesday, Sept. 25

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 4:00 AM

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Blue Lotus Jazz is a guitar and vocal jazz duo who I have enjoyed in the past and repped in this column before. I will now rep them again, because their music is free, easy and calming. Catch them at 6 p.m. at the Mad River Brewery's tasting room.

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