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Saturday, May 25, 2013's Lowdown

As we stated on yesterday's Lowdown, this weekend is all about the Kinetic Grand Championship. And while the Lost Coast Outpost will be kovering the race (too much) this year, we'll be the first to admit that Kinetics has enough hype goin' for it. (Here's your komplete guide if you need it. See?)

Instead, we wanted to use the koveted ... oops, coveted Saturday Lowdown slot to "leak" tracks from the new Lord Ellis album that will be released officially at tonight's show at The Alibi. Have you not encountered Lord Ellis yet? If you've been around Humboldt enough, you've seen its parts scattered through other bands. The lineup of Roshawn Beere (bass), Steve Bohner (drums/beard), Pablo Midence (guitar) and Andy Sorter (keyboards) bring enough melodic heaviness to spare (listen below). On this night, they'll be joined on the bill by hard rock trio out Washington Mos Generator. Oh, and if you pay to get in you get a free CD.

So yes, put some local music in your ears in digital form below and live and in person Saturday. And there's plenty more goin' on in Humboldt, Kinetic and not, in your Lowdown farther down.

-Andrew Goff 


Hickey Fest

The Peg House / 11 a.m.

Three-day music festival featuring 30 bands. Festival entry includes camping at Standish Hickey State Park.

925-6444 / Web site

Kinetic Grand Championship

Various / noon

Three-day, 42-mile human-powered art vehicle race over land, sand, mud and water known as the “Triathlon of the Art World.”

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Lord Ellis CD Release Show

Alibi / 10:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Members of The Hitch and Dragged By Horses bring you an audio bludgeoning that only a Humboldt County band can deliver. Mos Generator opens. Free CDs!

822-3731 / Web site


Six Rivers Brewery / midnight

839-7580 / Web site

Arcata Farmers' Market

Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Local produce, meats flowers and more. Music at 10 a.m. (Click for music schedule.)

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Ferndale Farmers' Market

Main Street, Ferndale / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

On the corner of Shaw and Main streets. Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

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March Against Monsanto

Humboldt County Courthouse / 11 a.m.

Yes Sweet Can

Arcata Playhouse / 2 p.m.

Show includes circus skills, aerial silks, acrobatics, slack rope, and hula hoops, propelled by the infectious music of EO, a one-man orchestra. Part of the Playhouse Family Fun Series.

822-1575 / Web site

True Gospel Singers

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

445-8600 / Web site

Beer and Buffet with Mad River Brewery

Humboldt Brews / 6:30 p.m. / $30

Music by Chris Parreira.

826-2739 / Web site

Yes Sweet Can

Arcata Playhouse / 7 p.m.

Show includes circus skills, aerial silks, acrobatics, slack rope, and hula hoops, propelled by the infectious music of EO, a one-man orchestra. Part of the Playhouse Family Fun Series.

822-1575 / Web site

Next to Normal

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18

Musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.

442-6278 / Web site

Flow Fashion Show

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m.

Culminating showcase for students in the AAI Fashion Design program.

822-1220 / Web site

Ba-Dum-CHH Comedy Night

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m. / $5

Join guest headliner San Francisco comedian Will Head along with Ba-Dum-Chh troupe members Anders Arson, Bryant Kellison, Ivy Vasquez, John McClurg, Nando Molina, Dr. Foxmeat and Tony Persico.

839-7580 / Web site

The Finals

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8 p.m. / Free

Dell'Arte International's first-year class present an evening of 10-minute, original plays

668-5663 / meghan@dellarte.com / Web site


Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+

'70s funk to '80s rock. Two great decades, if I do say so.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Steel Standing

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / 21+

Local calypso group.

668-5000 / Web site

The Roadmasters

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+

Local country institution.

733-9644 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com /


The Pine Cone Tavern / 9 p.m. / 21+

Smooth grooves from Oregon.

541-813-1551 / pctavern101@gmail.com / Web site

Steel Standing

Logger Bar / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

Steel Standing plays their last show until a brief and final return in September! Steel pans percussion and bass.

668-5000 / steelstandingband@gmail.com / Web site

Dr. Squid

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.

Renditions of rock and dance favorites as well as original music.

668-9770 / Web site

40 Oz. to Freedom

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

Sublime tribute band.

668-9770 / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

The Ritz / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Dance ... dance ... get on down in ya undapants ...

DJ Itchie Fingaz

Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m. / 21+

People be dancin'.

444-2017 / Web site

Something for Everyone Featuring C Baker and Friends

The Jam / 10 p.m.

822-4766 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre