Monday, Aug. 25's Lowdown

Calling all local rock bands with at least enough chops to muddle through “Born to Be Wild.” Your participation is required.

Local stewards of oldies but goodies KWPT The Point is again gearing up to hold their annual Classic Cover Contest, a grueling, multi-round, on-air competition giving local bands the opportunity at prizes and small town fame for paying homage to the most celebrated rock ‘n’ roll of all time.

For extensive details on how this works, direct your peepers this way. But essentially you record a song. Then it gets played on the air in competition with other songs. There’s a complicated bracket system. In the end the top three bands play a show at HumBrews on Nov. 7 where a champion is crowned. Long live rock.

So, can your band produce a halfway decent recording of “China Grove”? Yes? By golly, you’re almost there! Now all you need to email DJ Carole Ann at carolemorgal@gmail.com or ring her up at 786-5978. You can do this. Just be better than the guys in the video below.

Also, it’s Monday. Cool lookin’ hip-hop-ish brass band playing at the Jam tonight. Other options in your Lowdown below. 

--Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

Take a notepad and a pen to The Ocean Grove for Reggae Night and write your first term paper of the semester on what you find there. I would read that.

Events

(Submit yours!)

PitchBlak Brass Band
Jambalaya / 8:30 p.m. / $8 / 21+
"PitchBlak Brass Band is a Brooklyn-based 10-piece band whose style and sound represents hip-hop from the 1980s to present day. A collective of young musicians, composers and artists, PitchBlak embodies the contemporary and vibrant undercurrents of New York City."
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Emergency Medical Technician Training
Goodwin Forum / 5-10 p.m. / $365 / $325 HSU Students / 18+
This class provides entry level knowledge and skills, as well as testing strategies for the national exam and information on how to obtain and maintain national, state and local licenses and certifications.
826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Swing Dance Night
Redwood Raks / 7-10 p.m. / $5
With a live band. $5.
616-6876 / View Comments

Quiz Night
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Friendship Circle Dance
Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4
Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.
444-3161 / View Comments

Open Mic
Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.
Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

Really Cheap Bowling
Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight
$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!
View Comments

Jimi Jeff Open Jam Night
Simon LeGree's Roadhouse Saloon / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Jam in the middle of nowhere -- really as far east as you ever want to go.
View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Reggae/dancehall night.
677-3543 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2D: 2:20, 7:40
  • EXPENDABLES 3: 12:10, 3:05, 6:00, 8:55
  • GIVER: 12:50, 3:15, 5:40, 8:10
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 3:10, 9:00
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D: 12:15, 6:05
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 12:05, 2:55, 5:45, 8:35
  • IF I STAY: 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 8:05
  • INTO THE STORM: 12:00, 5:20
  • LET S BE COPS: 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:30
  • LUCY: 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 2D: 4:00, 9:20
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 3D: 1:20, 6:40
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 11:55, 1:15, 3:45, 6:15, 8:45
  • WHAT IF: 2:05, 4:35, 7:05, 9:35
  • WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL: 12:40, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10
Mill Creek Cinema
  • EXPENDABLES 3: 2:55, 5:50, 8:45
  • GIVER: 3:10, 5:35, 8:05
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 6:10, 9:00
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D: 3:15
  • IF I STAY: 3:25, 6:00, 8:35
  • LET S BE COPS: 4:15, 6:50, 9:25
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 2D: 6:35
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 3D: 3:55, 9:15
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 3:50, 6:25, 8:55
  • WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL: 3:30, 6:20, 9:10
Minor Theatre
  • BOYHOOD: 4:25, 8:00
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 3:25, 6:15, 9:00
  • MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10

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