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Wednesday, May 22, 2013's Lowdown

Rapper Danny Brown, who stops by the Arcata Theatre Lounge on Wednesday, has seen his national profile skyrocket just in this last month. Not for his music, unfortunately, but for an incident that occurred onstage that has sparked conversation about what defines sexual assault.

During an April 26 concert in Minneapolis, a female audience member briefly performed oral sex on Brown in the middle of a song while onstage. Discussion about whether the act was non-consenual and/or illegal, sexual double standards and masculinity in hip hop have played out across Twitter and in the comment sections of various media/music site. (Listen to the implications of the incident discussed on NPR's Tell Me More.)

Aside from a few tweets the night of the incident, Brown has continued with his Old and Reckless Tour -- its ATL stop also features hip hop quartet OverDoz and currently Humboldt-based lyrical force of nature L|A Dodger (pictured).

More Wednesday options below in today's Lowdown.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Kev and Dee

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Vintage rock/soul.

668-4151 / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.

Romantic jazz with your dinner?

725-5200 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Eureka Fair Wage Act Meeting

Labor Temple / 6:15 p.m.

Supporters of the Eureka initiative to require employers with more than 25 employees to provide a $12 minimum wage gather.

443-3731 /

Open Mic

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30 p.m.

Music and spoken word. Hosted by Mike Anderson.

445-8600 / Web site

St John Unplugged

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.

839-7580 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+

668-9770 / Web site

Danny Brown Old and Reckless Tour

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m. / $25 / $20 adv. / 21+

Phantom Wave presents the nationally known hip hop artist with support by OverDoz and Humboldt's own L|A Dodger.

822-1220 / Web site

Whomp Whomp Wednesday

Nocturnum / 9 p.m.

HumCo craves beats.

499-0163 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre