Sunday, March 31, 2019

Music Tonight: Sunday, March 31

Posted By on Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 4:00 AM

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The Arcata Playhouse hosts Jaese Lecuyer tonight at 7:30 p.m. ($15). A sweet-voiced singer/songwriter who trades in a gentle mix of folky light soul music, Jaese is also the former director of the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir who used to perform under the name J.C. Brown. Expect a quiet local show in the with some pleasant guitar work and impressive vocals.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Music Tonight: Saturday, March 30

Posted By on Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 4:00 AM

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The Hot Club of Cowtown is an Austin, Texas-based trio that specializes in western cowboy swing music mixed with the pre-World War II European "Gypsy jazz" of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. Tonight the band appears at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. with the soul and roots mini orchestra Dustbowl Revival to play a unique tribute to The Band on the 50th anniversary of that group's celebrated "Big Pink House" tunes ($49).

If you are in the mood for roots music played very well but in a more downhome and inexpensive setting, may I suggest you drive out to Blue Lake an hour later at 9 p.m. to catch Belles of the Levee at the Logger Bar for free? You certainly can't go wrong there.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Come on, Get Scrappy

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 7:00 AM

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On your mark, get set, sew! SCRAP Humboldt's sixth annual Rebel Craft Rumble gets underway on Saturday, March 30 at Arcata Playhouse with more glitter, glue and zany ingenuity than you can shake a recycled popsicle stick at.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for drinks, schmoozing and silent auction bidding before feathers fly in the first round starting at 7:30 p.m. So what's the deal? Four teams of creative geniuses compete in time challenges to create their cleverest designs constructed from surprise materials and insane set-ups. Improv with a glue gun. Iron Chef with upcycled items. Scrap it up, we'll take it.

Who's who this year? The Beaver Sisters are back, bringing their A-frame game to battle the Fabulous Fabricators, the Forest Futher Muckers and Let's Get Physical: The Aerobic Crafters. Which team will emerge Extreme Ultimate Supreme Craft Masters? That'll be up to judges DJ Mike Dronkers, a "secret guest judge" and the reigning Extreme Ultimate Supreme Craft Masters, R and C Craft Factory. And if all that wasn't enough to ring your bell, local comedian and SCRAP Humboldt's own Dev Richards hosts.

Just $20 gets you in but bring extra cash for food, drinks and to help SCRAP Humboldt raise money for its education programs by bidding on the silent auctions and raffles featuring treats from local businesses. Get your ticket now at SCRAP Humboldt, Wildberries Marketplace and online at www.scraphumboldt.org.

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Music Tonight: Friday, March 29

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 4:00 AM

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For the last 30 years, native Southern Californian Rick Crowder has performed as his alter ego Sourdough Slim, a sort of timeless singing comedic cowpoke cut from the same chaps as Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. Armed with a harmonic, acoustic guitar, accordion and a range-splitting yodel, this raconteur will bring his family friendly show to The Old Steeple tonight at 7:30 p.m. ($30, $25 advance). Joining him is the multi-instrumentalist Robert Armstrong, a man celebrated for his fine skills on the musical saw and steel guitar, as well as his notoriety as the creator of the 1970's underground comic Mickey Rat.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Music Tonight: Thursday, March 28

Posted By on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 1:30 PM

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The Duncan Burgess Trio plays The Basement tonight at 8 p.m. I haven't seen Duncan's trio but I have seen his solo guitar gig at Libations a few times and I can tell you that the man can play some truly lovely interpretations of jazz standards, whether he's on the six strings or the sax.

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Voices (and Spirits) Lifted in Song

Posted By on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM

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Humboldt SINGS, a DreamMaker Project of the Ink People that holds group singing events, has invited its 2019 visiting song leader Benjamin Mertz — jazz pianist, composer and song leader with a specialty in the black spiritual tradition — to host two special events.

First, join neighbors, friends and new friends at the Community Sing with Benjamin Herz: Songs from the African Diaspora on Friday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. at D Street Neighborhood Center ($10-20 suggested donation, free for students/youth under 25, but no one turned away for lack of funds). Mertz will lead the group in multi-part songs from Africa and the African Diaspora. Whether you're a pro on stage or just in the shower, your voice is welcome (and encouraged) here.

Next, Mertz presents the workshop: A Long Way from Home: The Birth Story of Black Spiritual Music on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship ($30, $15 students/seniors).

According to Mertz's website: "Participants will begin with the music of West Africa and follow its development through work songs, field hollers and the early Negro Spiritual. This workshop is designed to help all of us (not only black folks) connect with our own ancestral stories and learn to tell our stories through the power of music."

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Rise Up! — An Evening of Melodrama

Posted on Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 4:00 PM

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Spend an intense evening with the international student creators from Dell'Arte's First Year Ensemble when they present powerful, short, original dramas in Rise Up! — An Evening of Melodrama on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 28-30 at 8 p.m. in Dell'Arte's Carlo Theatre (pay-what-you-can).

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Music Tonight: Wednesday, March 27

Posted By on Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 4:00 AM

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There's a really nice esoteric and cultic show happening tonight at the Miniplex at 9 p.m. Geist and the Sacred Ensemble is a Pacific Northwest droning folk curio that trades in ritualistic and neo-pagan sounds and imagery. Opossum Sun Trail is what you get when you force the set designers of Pee Wee's Playhouse to decorate Death Valley at gunpoint and MRDR MTN is as beautiful and doomed as a mayfly in a tarpit. Got it? Well, if not, cough up the sliding scale door price of $5-$10 to discern the legends on the silver mine map, which I am drawing here for you.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Music Tonight: Tuesday, March 26

Posted By on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 4:00 AM

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The Logger Bar hosts its ongoing Old Time Music Jam at 8 p.m. tonight. This gathering is free in every sense of the term, as there is no fee and anyone who wants to get involved is welcome to join. Just bring and instrument and soundmaker and for goodness sake, some sense of pitch and rhythm.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Music Tonight: Monday, March 25

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 4:00 AM

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The ongoing Balkan and Eastern Music meetup is happening at The Sanctuary this evening at 7 p.m. There is a $6 but possibly negotiable drop-in fee for those of you who wish to learn how to sing or play the music of eastern reaches of Europe.

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