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Lowdown: Scott Pemberton Trio in Arcata Tonight

Before you head out on your epic Fishbone/Hayfork road trip this Friday, perhaps consider a sweaty rock show warm up in the form of the Scott Pemberton Trio, who will fill hallowed HumBrews with dirty, dirty guitar freakouts Wednesday night. The guitarist and Portland native's sound has been described as "Ween meets Hendrix." Taste Pemberton's brand of excess in the extended, uh, "cover" of The Beatles' "Dear Prudence" below with guest vocals by fellow PDXers Shook Twins.

Also, it's never too early to be planning your weekend fun (and beyond). In that spirit we're directing you to the Lowdown Lookahead, a master list of all the Lowdown "red lined" events into the foreseeable future. Get on that and/or look for more Wednesday night distractions in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

War of the Monsters (1966)

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

A giant monster that emits a destructive ray from its back attacks Japan and takes on Gamera. How could this be bad?

822-1220 / Web site

Pints for Nonprofits

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-9 p.m.

"Drink beer. Save fish." Raise a pint in support of Mad River Alliance. Music by Mo and Morgan.

668-4151 / Web site

Rebelution, Common Kings (SOLD OUT)

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m. / $25

"Originally formed in Santa Barbara, CA in 2004, Rebelution’s strong DIY mentality, relentless touring and deep connection to their fan base via social media, has led them to being one of the best-selling reggae artists on the planet."

668-9770 / Web site

Scott Pemberton Trio

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $12 / 21+

"Classic rock, jazz, psychedelia and everything in between collide and fuse around the notion of discovery that jumps with ease from the composer to the listener."

826-2739 / Web site

100 Years of Radical Social Work

Goodwin Forum / noon

Social Work Department Chair Ronnie Swartz will give a brief introduction of the department and its history, followed by a presentation by professor Cesar Abarca and his students examining the evolution of social work and its commitment to serving marginalized and suppressed communities.

826-3928 /

Aber Miller

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.

Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.

677-0230 / Web site

GMO Free Humboldt Volunteer Meetings

Arcata Co-op Community Kitchen / 6-7 p.m. / Free

822-5947 / humboldtgmofree@gmail.com / Web site

Free Yoga Class

Meadowbrook Apartment Complex / 6-7 p.m. / Free / 18+

651-368-1109 / raetotheanne@gmail.com /

Buddy Reed

Blondies Food and Drink / 6 p.m.

Low down blues.

822-3453 / 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

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

No Covers

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Jazz improvisational duo.

444-2244 / Web site

Joe Garceau

Six Rivers Brewery / 8-11 p.m. / Free

Local singer/songwriter.

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

Open Mic w/ Lauren Smith

Logger Bar / 8 p.m.

First Wednesday of every month.

668-5000 / Web site

Jimi Jeff Jam

Central Station / 8 p.m.

Jam with Jimi.

839-2013 /

Kirtan

Arcata Core Pilates Studio / 8-9 p.m.

Inner joy through chanting sacred sound.

Blues Jam

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Duh-nuh, duh-nuh...

839-0545 /

Comedy Open Mikey

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

Hosted by Nando Molina. Beats by Gabe Pressure.

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

Bar Fly Karaoke

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

443-3770 / Web site

Whomp

The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Every Wednesday Jambalaya makes with the whompity whomp.

822-4766 / 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