Thursday, July 11, 2013's Lowdown

To refer to Blitzen Trapper as indie folk, probably their most commonly assigned genre stamp, doesn't really take into account the diverse palette of sounds the group dispatch throughout their music. They're artsy. They're Americana. They're big sounding, but restrained. Most importantly for Humboldt ears though, they'll be here --specifically, Thursday night at HumBrews.

Brief band history: the Portland-birthed ensemble "broke through," as they say, with their 2007 album Wild Mountain Nation and its title track (can you say Rolling Stone magazine's 98th ranked song for 2007? Woot.) Acclaim earned them a spot on fabled Sub Pop records, which meant that their next album's title track -- "Furr" off Furr -- was No. 4 on the 2008 version of aforementioned list. (Oh, lists.)

So, ya. For what it's worth, major music magazine's approve of the band that's playing off-Plaza tonight. Need some actual sound to decide if they're worth your entertainment dollar? LoCO's got that. For a sampling of BT's particular approach to tactful soundscaping, check out this video for "Girl in a Coat" off their most recent album American Goldwing.

If that don't grab ya, other options below in Thursday's Lowdown.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

If you like sexy bass players, and I know I do, you'll be at Mad River Brew tonight for the public debut of HumCo's newest band, Sound Judgment.

Events

(Submit yours!)

Klez Encounters
Arcata Playhouse / 7:30-10 p.m. / $5 / $10 sliding scale
Eclectic mix of originals and traditional Klezmer music. Fezzes and fake mustaches optional. Benefit for the Arcata Playhouse youth programs.
822-1575 / klezhumboldt@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

The Submarine Show
Dell'Arte / 8 p.m. / $12 / $7 kids under 12
Two men crash their submarine on bottom of the sea.
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East and West Marimba Concert
HSU Native Forum / 8 p.m. / $10 / $7 students/seniors
Part of the Zeltsman Marimba Festival.
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Blitzen Trapper
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $15 / 21+
Portland-based experimental country/folk quintet signed to Sub Pop Records wraps you up in a warm, aural blanket,
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Henderson Center Farmers' Market
Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.
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McKinleyville Farmers' Market
McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.
268-1800 / Web site / View Comments

Sound Judgment
Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m. / Free
Jazz ensemble.
668-4151 / Web site / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.
Romantic jazz with your dinner?
725-5200 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Eureka Summer Concert Series
C Street Market Square / 6 p.m.
Featuring country artist McKenna Faith.
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Mia Casasanta
Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.
Vocalist accompanied by Easton Stuard on piano and Michael Curran on drums.
923-2748 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Perform yer stuff.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Sirens Song Slam
The Siren's Song Tavern / 7:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Slam poets spill their guts for the numerical scores of five random judges. Special feature from local poet and activist Jerry Martien.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Compost Mountain Boys
Shamus T Bones / 7:30-10 p.m.
Bluegrass with your meat?
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Bear River Casino / 8 p.m.
Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

Jimi Jeff
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.
www.jimi-jeff.com
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Pressure/Anya DJs
Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+
Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.
499-0163 / View Comments

Accurate Productions
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Kingfoot
Logger Bar / 9 p.m.-noon / Free / 21+
Acoustic trio.
668-5000 / kingfootband@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 11:55, 12:35, 3:15, 5:05, 5:50, 8:25
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 3D: 2:30, 7:40
  • GROWN UPS 2: 7:00
  • LONE RANGER: 12:45, 2:00, 4:15, 5:30, 7:50, 9:00
  • MAN OF STEEL 2D: 1:30, 8:10
  • MAN OF STEEL 3D: 4:50
  • MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 2D: 11:50, 1:10, 2:55, 5:20, 6:45
  • MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 3D: 8:35
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 6:40
  • PACIFIC RIM 3D: 10:00
  • THE HEAT: 12:20, 1:15, 3:10, 4:05, 6:00, 6:55, 8:50, 9:40
  • THIS IS THE END: 9:20
  • WHITE HOUSE DOWN: 12:00, 12:50, 3:00, 3:45, 9:15
  • WORLD WAR Z 2D: 2:35, 3:55, 5:40, 8:05, 9:30
  • WORLD WAR Z 3D: 12:05
Garberville Theater
  • FAST AND FURIOUS 6: 7:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 12:20, 2:15, 2:55, 5:35, 7:25, 8:10
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 3D: 11:45, 4:55
  • GROWN UPS 2: 7:00
  • LONE RANGER: 2:00, 5:25, 8:50
  • MAN OF STEEL 2D: 1:40, 5:00, 8:20
  • MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 2D: 11:40, 1:00, 3:05
  • MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 3D: 8:30
  • PACIFIC RIM 3D: 10:00
  • THE HEAT: 12:30, 3:20, 6:10, 9:00
  • THIS IS THE END: 9:30
  • WHITE HOUSE DOWN: 12:50, 3:50, 6:50
  • WORLD WAR Z 2D: 12:10, 3:45, 9:20
  • WORLD WAR Z 3D: 5:45
Minor Theatre
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 2D: 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
  • LONE RANGER: 4:55, 8:15
  • WORLD WAR Z 2D: 3:55, 6:35, 9:15