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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 Getdown

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's finest funk musicians get up to Getdown.

822-4766 / Web site

Friendship Circle Dance

Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4

Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.

444-3161 /

Buddy Reed

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 7 p.m.

Low down blues.

826-7222 / Web site

Swing Dance Night

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-10 p.m. / $7

616-6876 / Web site

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.

Open Mic

Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.

Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.

407-3550 / Web site

Quiz Night

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.

822-3453 / Web site

Really Cheap Bowling

Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight

$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!

No Covers

Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.

Improvisational piano/drum duo.

497-6093 / Web site

Monday Night Karaoke

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.

You are not too good for this.

839-7580 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound's Dancehall Mondays

Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Reggae/dancehall night. Looks like this.

677-3543 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
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Minor Theatre