Monday, June 10, 2013's Lowdown

After three years as co-owner and face of Eureka's Red Fox Tavern, local keyboardist extraordinaire Brian Swislow told the Lost Coast Outpost today that he and business partner Brent McCormack have closed their establishment as they search for a buyer. Contrary to what you might expect, dude seemed in high spirits.

"I'm walking away knowing I did something really good," he says. Being a touring musician himself, he cites strong positive response and support from the musicians and bands that played there over the years as a reason he considers his time at the Fox a success. In the end though, it was the support from the community Swislow says was lacking.

"We weren't making enough money to make it worth it," he says. "Eureka doesn't really have the foot traffic, so unless you have independent money it's really hard to keep a place open."

Swislow reports that he and McCormack have spoken with "four or five" potential buyers -- some are interested in keeping the club under the Red Fox banner, some aren't. But don't worry about Brian. His musical pursuits and his clothing line Fatbol keep him busy enough.

And! If you'd like to tell "Swizlo" congrats on his years of musical service you can see him on the keys tonight at The Getdown, the weekly funk jam he hosts along with Pete Ciotti and DJ Rickshaw at Jambalaya. That and more in Monday's Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

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Events

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Friendship Circle Dance
Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4
Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.
444-3161 / View Comments

Open Mic
Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.
Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

Swing Dance Night
Redwood Raks / 7-10 p.m. / $5
With a live band. $5.
616-6876 / View Comments

Buddy Reed
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 7 p.m.
Low down blues.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

Quiz Night
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Harmonaires Practice
Eureka Mall / 7 p.m.
Sing it out. Local barbershop group's weekly open practice for shower singers interested in branching out.
View Comments

Really Cheap Bowling
Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight
$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!
View Comments

No Covers
Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.
Improvisational piano/drum duo.
497-6093 / Web site / View Comments

The Getdown
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local funk jam hosted by DJ Rickshaw, B. Swizlo and Pete Ciotti celebrating those who've artistically enriched Humboldt County.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Monday Night Karaoke
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.
You are not too good for this.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Reggae/dancehall night.
677-3543 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • AFTER EARTH: 1:15, 3:50, 6:25, 9:00
  • EPIC 2D: 12:25, 5:35
  • EPIC 3D: 3:00, 8:00
  • FAST AND FURIOUS 6: 2:20, 3:10, 5:25, 8:30, 9:20
  • GREAT GATSBY 2D: 2:05, 5:15, 8:25
  • HANGOVER PART III: 1:45, 4:25, 7:00, 9:30
  • INTERNSHIP: 12:15, 2:00, 3:15, 4:55, 6:10, 7:50, 9:10
  • IRON MAN 3 2D: 11:55, 5:55, 8:55
  • IRON MAN 3 3D: 2:50
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 11:50, 2:35, 5:20, 8:10
  • PURGE: 12:10, 2:30, 5:05, 7:25, 9:40
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 12:00, 2:40, 6:15, 8:50
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D: 11:50, 5:45
Fortuna Theatre
  • AFTER EARTH: 4:45, 7:15
  • EPIC: 4:50
  • FAST & FURIOUS 6: 4:00, 6:50
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 4:15, 7:05
  • THE HANGOVER PART III: 7:10
  • THE INTERNSHIP: 4:05, 6:45
  • THE PURGE: 5:00, 7:25
Garberville Theater
  • THE GREAT GATSBY: 7:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • AFTER EARTH: 4:20, 6:55, 9:25
  • EPIC 2D: 7:30
  • EPIC 3D: 4:55
  • FAST AND FURIOUS 6: 3:00, 6:00, 9:05
  • HANGOVER PART III: 4:35, 7:05, 9:35
  • INTERNSHIP: 3:15, 6:05, 8:55
  • NOW YOU SEE ME: 2:45, 5:30, 8:15
  • PURGE: 2:55, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 6:20, 9:20
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D: 3:10
Minor Theatre
  • FRANCES HA: 4:55, 7:05, 9:15
  • INTERNSHIP: 3:35, 6:20, 9:05
  • STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 2D: 3:15, 6:05, 8:55