Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013's Lowdown

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:

  • On Brothers of the 4X4: "It's a traditional country record, it's got your slow country songs if you need to get some bad emotions out. It's got a couple of, you know, the not as sad kind of songs and a couple of songs that just aren't really country but they're kind of folky soundin'." 
  • On A Fiendish Threat: "It's done on an acoustic guitar with a little bit of fuzz on it and a stand-up bass beatin' it down, it's a different singin' voice for me. A lot of people who've known me for 10 years say, 'Man, if you hadn't told me it was you, I wouldn't have guessed. It just doesn't sound like you.' That's a good thing for me. That just means I'm changin' it up." 

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.)

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

Free Produce Market. It's messed up that they put Produce Market in jail on trumped up charges. Hopefully this rally in Fortuna will show "The Man" we mean business.

Events

(Submit yours!)

Pints for Nonprofits
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 3 p.m.-midnight
Benefiting RampArt youth programs.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Free Produce Market
Fortuna Community Services District / 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / Free
445-3166 / hmchugh@foodforpeople.org / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Jay Dancing Bear
Mosgo's / 5 p.m.
Acoustic originals.
826-1195 / Web site / View Comments

Free Community Classes
Essential Elements Wellness Spa & Sauna / 5:30-7 p.m. / Free
839-7772 / info@essentialelementsspa.com / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Buddy Reed
Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.
Low down blues.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Zumba
The MGC / 6 p.m. / $6
725-3300 / tpockett@ervmgc.com / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Open Mic
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates / 6:30 p.m.
Music and spoken word. Hosted by Mike Anderson.
445-8600 / Web site / View Comments

Alissa Arnason
Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.
Canadian singer/songwriter.
923-2748 / Web site / View Comments

Song Circle w/ Seabury Gould
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church / 7:30 p.m.
Sing some folk songs, peoples.
822-4102 / View Comments

Matt Engel
Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.
Matt Engal from Peace of Mind Orchestra doing his solo acoustic set.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

No Covers
SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Jazz improvisational duo.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Matt Pless and Francie Moon
Logger Bar / 9 p.m. / $None Public
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke
Lil Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+
How could this be a bad idea?
View Comments

Salsa Night
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / $5
Get a salsa lesson then apply that knowledge.
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

Bar-Fly Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
443-3770 / Web site / View Comments

Whomp Whomp Wednesday
Nocturnum / 9 p.m.
HumCo craves beats.
499-0163 / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
Were you just thinking, "Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?" Here it is!
View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 11:55, 2:50, 5:55, 9:00
  • CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 2D: 12:05, 2:40, 3:45, 5:10, 7:40
  • CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 3D: 1:25, 6:10
  • DON JON: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:35
  • GRAVITY 2D: 2:00, 6:45
  • GRAVITY 3D: 12:45, 3:10, 4:20, 5:35, 8:00, 9:10
  • INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2: 1:10, 3:55, 6:35, 9:20
  • MACHETE KILLS: 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
  • PRISONERS: 1:15, 4:50, 8:20
  • RIDDICK: 12:10, 5:45
  • RUNNER RUNNER: 1:45, 4:05, 6:30, 8:50
  • RUSH: 12:15, 3:15, 6:15, 9:15
  • THE FAMILY: 3:00, 8:40
  • WE RE THE MILLERS: 8:35
Mill Creek Cinema
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 5:20, 8:30
  • CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 2D: 3:45, 6:15
  • CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 3D: 8:40
  • DON JON: 4:20, 6:40, 9:00
  • GRAVITY 2D: 4:40
  • GRAVITY 3D: 7:00, 9:20
  • MACHETE KILLS: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • PRISONERS: 4:55, 8:20
  • RUNNER RUNNER: 4:50, 7:15, 9:35
  • RUSH: 3:00, 5:55, 8:50
Minor Theatre
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: 5:35, 8:40
  • ENOUGH SAID: 4:25, 6:45, 9:10
  • GRAVITY 2D: 4:40, 7:00, 9:20

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