Friday, April 11, 2008

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Friday, April 11; tonight, the girls will rock!

All-ages fun

It’s worth mentioning that it is Arts! Arcata. It’s also worth noting that Melody Stone (that’s me, 408 MySpace friends) has a show of digital art and a robot painting up at Dotty May’s Closet, across the street from the Arcata Volunteer Fire Department, right off the Plaza.

After wandering around Arcata, you can jump on over to Eureka for a show at the Accident Gallery. It’s starting around 8 p.m. and will feature music by:

  • The Monster Women (girl-fronted Eureka sci-fi garage rock, 1,012 MySpace friends).
  • Romanteek (girl-fronted Olympia Disco house rock, 1,443 MySpace friends) — warning, you may be tempted to dance to this music.
  • The Beat Nun (one-girl electronic/indie rock, 455 MySpace friends) — reminiscent of Postal Service and Cat Power.

There’s an $8 cover charge for the evening of inspiring female musicians.

For the over-21 crowd

At the Red Fox Tavern, Passion Presents will present another girl-rock scene with Zepparella (San Francisco all-girl Led Zeppelin cover band, 2,056 MySpace friends).

If you don’t like lady vocalists, well, maybe you should get over that and give one of these shows a try.

Saturday, April 12

All-ages fun

At Big Pete’s Pizza in Arcata we’ve got Napoleon Complex (San Diego indie rock, the kind of music that makes me swoon). They’re similar to The Weakerthans (if you don’t know that band, please go check them out) and are obviously inspired by the Beatles (1,456 MySpace friends). That show would start around 9 p.m.

For the over-21 crowd

Jambalaya is hosting a fairly impressive hip-hop lineup with Akil, from the now-defunct Jurassic Five. I’m going to assume he will be rapping, but don’t quote me on that. One time I went to see Metallica and they played ’70s funk covers; that just goes to show you can’t assume things. Other acts performing that night are Raashan Ahmad (of the Crown City Rockers), Coolzey, James Two, and The Chicharonee. The cover charge is $20, and the show starts around 10 p.m.

On a side note, over at The Alibi, touring bands Drunken Prayer and Power of Country will play starting around 11 p.m.

Looking into my crystal ball of rock, the future will bring us ...

King Brothers (Japanese punk rock, 11,484 MySpace friends), hailed as the most dangerous band in Japan, with Shellshag (Brooklyn punk rock, 3,655 MySpace friends) at Jambalaya (always 21+); show starts at 10 p.m. on Monday, April 14.

Over in Eureka (same night) at Aunty Mo’s, there will be loudness with Arcata’s Nipplepotamus (456 MySpace friends) and touring band the Goddamn Gallows (psychobilly, country-core, 2,607 MySpace friends).

No one has told me the reason for all the Monday night shows. As soon as someone explains this to me, I’ll pass the knowledge on to you.

Oh, and just so you all know, next Friday Tegan and Sara are playing at Humboldt State University. I can’t be more excited for this show. If you are unfamiliar with the talented singer/songwriter Canadian lesbian twins, check them out. Also look for my Q-and-A with Tegan Quin in this e edition.

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(Opinions expressed in columns are not necessarily those of The Eureka Reporter or its staff. Melody Stone is the Arts and Entertainment editor for The Eureka Reporter. She likes stickers, sushi and going to shows.)

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