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Lowdown: Thursday's SoHum/NoHum Offerings

(Left to right: IT, MH, BA)

Hi! This Humboldt Thursday evening will be dominated by two high profile shows, one in SoHum and another in NoHum.

First, ears assembled at the Mateel Community Center will be filled with lyrical images of war and peace delivered by two conscious emcees. In one corner, Immortal Technique was born in Lima, Peru, raised in Harlem, did prison and now drops angry rhymes about "revolution." In the other corner, Brother Ali, who tends to be noted for his obvious uniquenesses (legally blind, albino, Muslim), but has gained a loyal audience due to his thoughtful lyrics. Both will headline tonight's show with full sets.

Meanwhile at the Arcata Theatre Lounge, famous rhythm devil Mickey Hart and band will excite the deadhead faithful -- less than a week before his 70th birthday -- with jams off his group's new album Superorganism, as well as the requisite Grateful Dead hits. Hart says of the music on his new disc:

"This time we journey into the micro, the hidden worlds of rhythm within us, within our bodies. The brain, Rhythm Central, the place of dreams is explored. My brain wave signals are reimagined in sound using a cap with electrodes that can read the throbs and signals of the brain. I have also sonified the sounds of stem cells, and heart rhythms for this recording."

There 'tis. Other options in your Thursday Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff 


Cruz'n Eureka

Eureka / 6 p.m.

Annual weekend-long celebration of classic car culture. Poker Run on Thursday. Cruise on Friday. Car show in Old Town on Saturday. Benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods.

Web site

Immortal Technique! and Brother Ali

Mateel Community Center / 7 p.m. / $27 / $22.50 adv.

Influential hip hop artists each perform individual full sets as part of their War and Peace Tour.

923-3368 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 7 p.m.

Lowdown blues.

445-8600 / Web site

Mickey Hart Band

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:30 p.m. / $35 / 21+

“This time we journey into the micro, the hidden worlds of rhythm within us, within our bodies,” says Hart. Tea Leaf Trio open.

822-1220 / Web site

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.

268-1800 / Web site

Fred and Junior

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Local swing jazz duo helps the hops go down.

668-4151 / Web site

Humboldt Homebrewers Meeting

Humboldt Beer Works / 7-9 p.m.

442-6258 / info@humboldtbeerworks.com / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Ray Bevatori

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.


923-2748 / Web site

Darien Gap

Libation / 7-9 p.m. / 21+

825-7596 / bmayes85@gmail.com / Web site

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Old time country while you eat meat.

407-3550 / Web site

Nicholas Williams

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free

Authentic folk and bluegrass.

826-7222 / Web site

Becky's New Car

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m.

Becky Foster, is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-stricken millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works.

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / Web site

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m.

839-0545 /

Open Jam

The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

Accurate Productions

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

S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.

800-684-2464 / Web site

The Movers and The Shakers

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free

Three piece rock/blues jam band.

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Brian Post

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

Local pianist.

826-9463 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /


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