Thursday, March 20's Lowdown

Damn. It feels like there are only rarely whole Humboldt weekends that include as much band-age as this particular Thursday night:

  • If you've got nothing to do Friday, you might consider staying in Phillipsville tonight. The Riverwood Inn has somehow seduced up the Avenue blues harp player John Nemeth as well as jazz/soul band The Bo-Keys -- the group's various members played on many classic '70s soul albums for artists such as Al Green, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and the Isley Brothers. (Note: we try not to do the "played with" name drop thing here on the Lowdown, but you'll agree them's some heavies.)
  • Closer to civilization, Chris Parreira has corralled an indie hat trick at Robert Goodman Wines headlined by earnest Seattle rockers Autumn Electric (see video of their performance from earlier this week on Davis radio station KDVS farther down). Canary and the Vamp and John Ludington open.
  • Keeping with the triple alt band theme, Jambalaya plays host to Philly "math-pop" duo Pattern is Movement, as well as local groups Neighbors and thelittlestillnotbigenough.
  • Another rock trifecta -- and the only show we're highlighting attendable by the under 21 set -- head to The Works for White Manna, Tacos and Splinter Cell. We are band rich.

Beat that, Friday. More options in your Lowdown below. 

-Andrew Goff

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Mike Mandates

Bo-Keys. Bring a clean shirt for the car ride home.

Events

(Submit yours!)

Autumn Electric, Canary and the Vamp, John Ludington
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 8 p.m.
Chris Parreira presents Autumn Electric, "a band from Seattle, with songs chalk full of grace and style."
826-9463 / Web site / View Comments

White Manna, Tacos, Splinter Cell
The Works / 8 p.m. / $4
Psyche rockers White Manna, with TACOS from Tacoma, and Splinter Cell opening the show.
442-8121 / splintercellband@earthlink.net / Web site / View Comments

Pattern is Movement, Neighbors, thelittlestillnotbigenough
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / $8 / 21+
A Thursday night filled with indie rock bands awaits you.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

John Nemeth with The Bo-Keys
Riverwood Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+
Soul and blues singer and harmonica player, John Nemeth for one night only with Memphis soul band, The Bo-Keys.
943-1766 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.
Irish/Celtic music.
442-1177 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Perform yer stuff.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Speed Dating
Six Rivers Brewery / 7 p.m. / $25
This week’s age group is 55+.
839-7580 / 6rbevents@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Tim and George Breed
Westhaven Center for the Arts / 7 p.m.
Old-timey banjo and folk tunes.
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Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers
Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.
Old time country while you eat meat.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

Monty Python's Spamalot
Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 7:30-10 p.m. / $18 / $15 3/20 only, Cast Benefit / $16 students/seniors / $25 3/15 only, Fortuna Sunrise Rotary Benefit
"Lovingly ripped off" from the 1975 film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this musical comedy retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
786-5483 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Bear River Casino / 8 p.m.
Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

Blues Night
Redwood Raks / 8 p.m. / $5
With Brian Smith and Kimberli Hudson. Open dancing at 9 p.m. No partner necessary.
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Anna Hamilton
Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / Free / 21+
Anna sings the blues!
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

An Evening of Melodrama
Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8-9:30 p.m. / Free
Join Dell’Arte’s first year actor/creators as they perform ten short melodramas of their own devising.
668-5663 / info@dellarte.com / Web site / View Comments

DATAblend
The Siren's Song Tavern / 8 p.m.-2 a.m. / Free
"Taste purple slaps from the soul y'all! Join us for this month's musical excursion, blending past and future sounds, bending genre's, and levitating the dance floor."
442-8778 / events@thesirenssongtavern.com / Web site / View Comments

No Covers
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m.
Improvisational quirky, classical, jazz funk piano and drums duo.
826-7222 / Web site / View Comments

Open Jam
The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
With Jimi Jeff.
530-629-2679 / View Comments

DJs Pressure/Anya
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
Beats.
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Shugafoot
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.
Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.
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Accurate Productions
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+
S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Hip hop krunkage for your butt.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 2D: 1:15, 3:55, 6:35, 9:15
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 3D: 12:45, 3:25, 6:05, 8:45
  • 3 DAYS TO KILL: 12:00, 2:45
  • DIVERGENT: 8:00
  • FROZEN 2D: 12:30, 3:05
  • LEGO MOVIE 2D: 12:15, 2:50, 5:20
  • MONUMENTS MEN: 12:05, 3:00, 5:50, 8:40
  • MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN 2D: 12:00, 2:30, 4:55, 5:40, 7:25, 8:00
  • MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN 3D: 1:50, 4:25
  • MUPPETS MOST WANTED: 7:00
  • NEED FOR SPEED 2D: 12:20, 3:20, 6:20, 9:20
  • NEED FOR SPEED 3D: 2:20, 5:30, 8:30
  • NON-STOP: 12:55, 3:35, 6:15, 8:55
  • POMPEII 3D: 6:55, 9:30
  • SON OF GOD: 11:50, 2:55, 6:00, 9:05
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 2D: 3:00, 5:35, 6:30, 8:15
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 3D: 3:45, 9:20
  • DIVERGENT: 8:00
  • LEGO MOVIE 2D: 2:50, 5:20
  • MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN 2D: 3:10, 5:40, 8:05
  • MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN 3D: 4:55, 7:25
  • MUPPETS MOST WANTED: 7:00
  • NEED FOR SPEED 2D: 3:30, 9:10
  • NEED FOR SPEED 3D: 6:25
  • NON-STOP: 3:35
  • SON OF GOD: 5:15, 8:30
Minor Theatre
  • 2014 OSCAR NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORT FILMS: 3:30, 6:05, 8:45
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 2D: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10
  • AMERICAN HUSTLE: 5:10, 8:20