Monday, Oct. 13's Lowdown

“Seattle is where we all ended up but we stay because of the opportunities it provides us and because moving sucks. Our favorite city/show on the tour besides Davis was Eureka, CA. We don't want to blow the lid on the secrets that make Eureka magical but we can state for the record, if you don't have fun playing Eureka you are doing everything wrong with your life.”

Seattle band Childbirth expressed the above Eureka scene-boosting sentiment in a recent interview with Bust magazine, the latest evidence that behind the Redwood Curtain thrives an often overlooked musical community. Eureka risen.

Take tonight, a Monday, for example. A perusal of today’s Lowdown listings reveal a couple of Eureka-based shows pairing artistically adventurous touring acts with Humboldt-grown soundsmiths. First, check out a clip of The Van Allen Belt above — they share a bill with local songwriting machine John Ludington at The Palm Lounge. Then, sample The Breaking Yard in the video below — catch them at The Siren’s Song Tavern with local harmonizers Mad River Rose

These are technically both free shows, so float around, why don’t ya?

--Andrew Goff

Events

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The Breaking Yard, Mad River Rose
The Siren's Song Tavern / 8 p.m.
Cinematic indie folk with an acoustic/electronic sounding flare. Local ladies Mad River Rose open.
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

OU
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $13 students/seniors
OU is dialect for 'egg' in Sardinia, the remote island in the Mediterranean. OU is also an eclectic jazz sextet based in Rome known for their energetic live performances.
822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site / View Comments

The Van Allen Belt, John Ludington
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Pittsburgh-based alternative pop group are "a spacey mix of 60s-influenced psych-pop layered with smile inducing quirk and head scratching charm."
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Indigo Hillbillies
Victorian Inn / 6-8 p.m. / Free
Vintage and original country music.
786-4949 / cherylkelley@live.com / Web site / View Comments

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

Poets on the Plaza
Plaza View Room at Plaza Grill / 8 p.m. / $1
Humboldt wordsmiths gather and read at each other.
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Really Cheap Bowling
Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight
$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!
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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.
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Rude Lion Sound
Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Reggae/dancehall night.
677-3543 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE HORRIBLE NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY: 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 6:40, 8:45
  • ANNABELLE: 12:05, 3:40, 5:55, 9:30
  • BOXTROLLS 2D: 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 7:55
  • DRACULA UNTOLD: 12:40, 4:00, 6:15, 9:30
  • EQUALIZER: 2:15, 5:15, 8:15
  • GONE GIRL: 12:20, 2:35, 6:10, 8:25
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 12:00, 2:50, 5:40, 8:30
  • JUDGE: 12:50, 3:05, 6:20, 8:35
  • LEFT BEHIND: 12:35, 3:20, 6:00, 8:40
  • LET S BE COPS: 4:25, 9:35
  • MAZE RUNNER: 12:45, 3:35, 6:25, 9:15
  • MEET THE MORMONS: 11:55, 2:05, 4:20, 6:35, 8:55
  • THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU: 1:50, 7:00
Mill Creek Cinema
  • ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE HORRIBLE NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY: 4:30, 6:40, 8:50
  • ANNABELLE: 4:20, 6:50, 9:20
  • BOXTROLLS 2D: 3:10, 5:35, 8:00
  • DRACULA UNTOLD: 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  • EQUALIZER: 2:55, 6:00, 9:05
  • GONE GIRL: 5:10, 8:35
  • JUDGE: 5:20, 8:30
  • MAZE RUNNER: 3:30, 6:20, 9:10
Minor Theatre
  • GONE GIRL: 4:55, 8:15
  • MY OLD LADY: 3:40, 6:10, 8:40
  • SKELETON TWINS: 4:10, 6:35, 9:00