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Lowdown: The Most Impressive Gotye Cover? (VIDEO)

What is tonight, you ask? Why, it's International Guitar Night at the Arcata Playhouse, of course! What the hell does that mean? Well, in this instance it means that four master-level acoustic string manipulators will share the stage for a night of virtuosity that's sure to make you want to retire from strumming. Your antagonists: IGN founder Brian Gore, Italy's Pino Forastiere, Argentina's Quique Sinesi and England's Mike Dawes. These guys are good guitar guys.

To give you an idea of the level of fretboard magicianry at work here, please attempt to comprehend what Mike Dawes has done to Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" in the clip below. We are going to go out on a limb and say that you can't do that. 

Keep practicing. Details on IGN and other less frustrating Monday night events in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

International Guitar Night

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $20 / $18 members and students

International Guitar Night founder Brian Gore will be joined by Italy's Pino Forastiere, Mike Dawes from England, and Quique Sinesi from Argentina.

822-1575 / Web site

Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $15 / 21+

Husband and wife folk/rock duo on tour in support of their new album Wassaic Way.

826-2739 / Web site

The Getdown

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's finest funk musicians get up to Getdown.

822-4766 / Web site

Volunteer Orientation

Food for People / 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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

Aber Miller and Drew Mohr

Sushi Spot McKinleyville / 5-8 p.m.

Electric jazz.

839-1222 /

Quiz Night

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.

822-3453 / Web site

Open Mic

Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.

Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.

407-3550 / Web site

Swing Dance Night

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-10 p.m. / $7

616-6876 / Web site

Blues Monday

Crush / 7 p.m.

Get down with local dirty bluesman Buddy Reed every Monday.

Friendship Circle Dance

Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4

Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.

444-3161 /

Lemon Lemon Cherry

SpeakEasy / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / 21+

"We've been playing the first Monday of the month at The Speakeasy for about a year now, and this will be our last one. We love playing there, and we will definitely be back on other random days, but nothing regularly scheduled. Thanks for your support! And thanks to The Speakeasy!" -LLC

444-2244 / Web site

Really Cheap Bowling

Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight

$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!

Karaoke with DJ Marv

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

The Lowdown implores you to resist attempting "Bohemian Rhapsody" ... it always goes poorly.

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

No Covers

Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.

Improvisational piano/drum duo.

497-6093 / Web site

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.

Roots and Culture Dance Night

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

Reggae and world music every Monday night.

826-9463 / Web site

USGGO

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

Jazz/funk improvisation trio.

Rude Lion Sound's Dancehall Mondays

Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Reggae/dancehall night. Looks like this.

677-3543 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre