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Before You See Him at the Mateel, Please Define Hank 3's Music For LoCO

It's all too common in the music biz for bands to promote themselves by acting as though they are just not up to the task of describing the music they play. Or worse, when they give you some long-ass, unhelpful made-up genre. Generally, your Lost Coast Outpost ain't buying' it. C'mon, band, you could have easily shortened "ambient aggrotech cybergrind folk pop" into the much more understandable genre "unlistenable." That would have served us better.

But then there's Hank 3, who we mention here because, of course, he'll be at the Mateel Community Center Wednesday night. That dude is actually kinda hard to define in that he floats between genres so regularly. Proof? Well, just a couple weeks ago, the guy simultaneously released two very different sounding albums. We'll let Hank (via his website) describe 'em:

Musical ADD! Love it. So as much as we whined about the ongoing onslaught of genres invented by musicians, LoCO will now ask you to invent a category for Hank 3's music and leave it on our Facebook page. Best submission wins a job in music PR.

-Andrew Goff

(Below: Two sides of Hank 3.)

EVENTS

Pints for Nonprofits

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 3 p.m.-midnight

Benefiting RampArt youth programs.

826-7222 / Web site

Hank 3

Mateel Community Center / 7 p.m. / $25

The king of “Hellbilly” returns! "The grandson of country music legend Hank Williams and the son of Hank Williams Junior, Hank 3 is one of the most prominent musicians to play neotraditional country in a country music market dominated by pop country."

923-3368 / Web site

Free Produce Market

Fortuna Community Services District / 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / Free

445-3166 / hmchugh@foodforpeople.org / Web site

Pints for Nonprofits

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 1-9 p.m.

Benefitting Humboldt Community Alliance with Family Farmers. Music by Chris Parreira.

668-4151 / Web site

Maori Healers in Humboldt

See Event Description / 1-6 p.m. / $150 / $100 sliding scale

Visiting from New Zealand, these traditional healers use a deep tissue body work to transform your body, mind and soul on many levels.

496-8606 / wholenow866@gmail.com /

Jay Dancing Bear

Mosgo's / 5 p.m.

Acoustic originals.

826-1195 / Web site

Little River Trail Public Site Visit

See Event Description / 5:30-7 p.m.

Join friends and neighbors for an upcoming site visit to examine opportunities to extend the Hammond Coastal Trail north across the Little River towards Westhaven and Trinidad.

269-2055 / josh@nrsrcaa.org /

Free Community Classes

Essential Elements Wellness Spa & Sauna / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free

839-7772 / info@essentialelementsspa.com / Web site

Humboldt Hard Court Bike Polo

Highland Park / 6 p.m. / Free

Like horse polo minus the stable fees.

541-531-6671 / daryl_witmore@yahoo.com / Web site

Zumba

The MGC / 6 p.m. / $6

725-3300 / tpockett@ervmgc.com / Web site

Carnival of Souls (1962)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5

Science Fiction Pint and Pizza Night. A drag race turns to tragedy when one car, with three young women inside, topples over a bridge and into the muddy river below. The authorities drag the river, but the search is fruitless and the girls are presumed dead until a survivor stumbles out of the river

822-1220 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.

Low down blues.

822-3453 / 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

Alissa Arnason

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Canadian singer/songwriter.

923-2748 / Web site

Song Circle w/ Seabury Gould

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church / 7:30 p.m.

Sing some folk songs, peoples.

822-4102 /

No Covers

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Jazz improvisational duo.

444-2244 / Web site

Matt Engel

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.

Matt Engal from Peace of Mind Orchestra doing his solo acoustic set.

839-7580 / Web site

Matt Pless and Francie Moon

Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / $None Public

668-5000 / Web site

Whomp Whomp Wednesday

Nocturnum / 9 p.m.

HumCo craves beats.

499-0163 /

Bar-Fly Karaoke

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

443-3770 / Web site

Karaoke

Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+

How could this be a bad idea?

Salsa Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / $5

Get a salsa lesson then apply that knowledge.

826-9463 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+

Were you just thinking, "Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?" Here it is!

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre