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Thursday Night Football

Sep
18
5:15 pm





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Doors open at 5:15 PM

Game at 5:25 PM

Doors Open 10 minutes before Game

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase


The Screaming Skull (1958)

Oct
1
6:00 pm





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Doors at 6 PM

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Beer and Pizza specials all night long!

The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. A free raffle before the feature include some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all.Sponsored by La Dolce Video, Savage Henry Magazine, Scrap Humboldt, Phantom Wave Records, Daisy Drygoods, Vintage Avenger, Tin Can Mailman, The Clothing Dock and more.

Will she lose her mind?

“For reasons best known to local TV programmers, the modest shocker The Screaming Skull was telecast on what seemed to be a daily basis in the 1960s. The hero-villain is Eric (played by John Hudson, who later billed himself as William Hudson), the husband of neurotic millionairess Jenni Peggy Webber. By strategically placing miniature skulls all over the house, Eric hopes to drive Jenni into madness so that he can take control of her fortune. The police suspect that Mickey the gardener Alex Nicol, who also directed the film) is the man behind the campaign of terror, but the truth finally surfaces in the last reel, wherein Eric gets what’s coming to him-and more besides. … “ ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Leftover Salmon Featuring Bill Payne of Little feat with Special Guests Absynth Quintet

Oct
2
8:00 pm





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Thursday, October 2

Friday, October 3

Doors at 8 PM

Shows at 9 PM

Tickets available at  Wildberries

$25 per night

$45 for both nights

Tickets also available online at ATL per night only

Happy hour prices on food and beverage until 9:00 PM.

21 and Over

 

Leftover Salmon

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Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgrass pioneers were one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genre.

Though the lineup would change through the years, the foundation of Leftover Salmon was built on the relationship between co-founders Drew Emmitt (vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandolin), Vince Herman (vocals, guitar,washboard) and Mark Vann (electric banjo). Following a decade of constant growth and constant touring, on March 4, 2002, Mark Vann lost his battle with cancer. Vann insisted that the band carry on and Salmon did so for several years leading up to an indefinite hiatus in 2005. If Leftover Salmon had never played another note after leaving the stage in 2005, the legacy would have been secure; the members’ names etched in the books of history. But today, more than two decades after Salmon first took shape, the band has a new album, Aquatic Hitchhiker, on LoS Records, a new banjo phenom named Andy Thorn, and a new lease on an old agreement. Leftover Salmon is officially back.

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Thorn grew up a Salmon fan in North Carolina and says the band helped him realize “this is what I want to do with my life.” Ironically, it’s his presence in the group that has given Leftover Salmon new life. “Andy’s a real young guy with a lot of great energy who plays in a way that definitely relates to Mark’s [Vann] playing and he’s a lot of fun to be around, it’s led to a real revival that just clicks on some hard to describe level” says Herman. “We’ve played with some great banjo players over the past few years, and not to say anything about them being less than great musicians, but there’s just something intangible about playing with Andy that kind of makes Drew and I look at each other and grin. This is what we’ve been missing as far as that feeling between Drew, Mark and I that used to be there.” Produced by Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin, Aquatic Hitchhiker is Leftover Salmon’s first record in eight years and first ever of all original material. “Steve [Berlin] understood where this album needed to go and how we all needed to work together as a band to make it happen” explains Emmitt. The recording process solidified the new Salmon, cauterizing old wounds and allowing fresh ideas to grow over past scars.

 

Absynth Quintet

 

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“It!s not a leap to suggest that Absynth Quintet will be a big deal on the west coast string band circuit in short order.” – The Metro, Santa Cruz.

“A bionic string band?” Fire breathing traveling-gypsy-circus-indie-grass?” The Absynth Quintet purvey a truly unique brand of high energy acoustic music. “The band’s sound, born and cultured in the fertile hills of Humboldt County, Ca. melds a reverent treatment of time honored American music with a reckless, virtuosic and often zany approach to innovation.” There’s something Django-esque, something distinctly Eastern European that saturates many of the songs, but always present is the foot-stomping influence of bluegrass roots.

In response to Indigo Shoes, the AQ raised the money needed for their second album by pre-selling it on Kickstarter. Promptly, they began work on their latest album, ‘IOTA’, which was released in 2011.” Michael Dronkers, program director for KHUM and KSLG radio said “…their semi-nerdy songwriting and brilliant virtuosity don’t overpower the melodies that overrun Iota.” This record succeeds at every level.”

Matt Eakle of the David Grisman Quintet said of” IOTA, “The AQ hit a home run! Great original material, some of the tunes sound like they were written at the height of the bluegrass era, 60 years ago, but about modern subject matter. VERY COOL!”

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“While touring to support their latest release, the band has shared the stage with such greats as Hot Buttered Rum, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Railroad Earth, Devil Makes Three, Rushad Eggleston, Fareed Haque,  Leftover Salmon  and Matt Eakle of the Grisman Quintet.

” Absynth Quintet finds a space between street corner busking, sit down concerts at The Freight And Salvage and all night laser light shows.” They tap into their diverse musical roots and teases out something fresh, original and relevant to today’s music scene.

 


ETC Presents The Dry Branch Fire Squad and The Blackberry Bushes

Oct
5
6:00 pm





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Doors at 6:00 PM

Show at 7:00 PM

$20 at the Door

$18 advanced tickets at ATL, Wildwood Music, People’s Records and The Works.

Happy hour prices on food and beverage until 7:00 PM

21 and Over

Dry Branch Fire Squad

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For more than 25 years Dry Branch Fire Squad has been one of bluegrass music’s most popular bands, renowned for its spry mix of front-porch standards, modern ballads, and the old-time sounds from which bluegrass first sprang. The (quartet) is positively adored for its droll, scampy stage shows, fueled by Ron Thomason’s cornpone-and-hard-cider wit. On their irresistible new Rounder concert CD, Live at the Newburyport Firehouse…his laconic monologues unfurl like long, laze serpents: When they strike, it’s with such suddenness and accuracy that they almost leave you too breathless to laugh. Almost.
-Scott Alarik, Boston Globe – From the official website

The Blackberry Bushes

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The Appalachian Mountains are the oldest mountains in the world, and the Mississippi River is the most musical river ever known. Jes Raymond and Jakob Breitbach may have met in the rainy bottom of the Puget Sound, but their music is vibrantly infused with the essence of the homes they wandered west from. The Blackberry Bushes draw from these deep roots of American traditional music to create a playful and resonant sound with both twang and sophistication. Joyful singing and enchanting songwriting are supported by carefully constructed soundscapes that feature virtuosic fiddle. Joined by Daniel Ullom on mandolin and Forrest Marowitz on the upright bass, they are a fresh exclamation of new Bluegrass and Americana.

The Blackberry Bushes Stringband has that rare magic that allows them to artfully fuse sounds from many genres into a string instrumentation that retains distinct threads of sonic color. This is a daredevil sound that is delicate, bold, and like their thorny namesake, rooted and growing, growing, growing. – From the official website


Monday Night Football

Oct
6
5:15 pm





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Doors open at 5:20 PM

Game at 5:30 PM

Doors Open 10 minutes before Game

Seattle at Washington

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase


The Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Oct
7
6:00 pm





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Doors at 6:00 PM

Movie at 6:30 PM

Tickets available at the EPIC office at 145 G Street, Suite A in Arcata, and available on the EPIC website 

Call 822-7711 for more information

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The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call to action. At Wild & Scenic, film goers are transformed into a congregation of committed activists, dedicated to saving our increasingly threatened planet. We show environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. Through these films, Wild & Scenic both informs people about the state of the world and inspires them to take action. Wild & Scenic raises resources and awareness for EPIC’s initiatives to recover Northwest California’s native species and to protect and restore the redwood forest ecosystem.” –From the EPIC website 

Visit the EPIC website for more info on specific films being shown.


The Bat (1959)

Oct
8
6:00 pm





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Doors at 6 PM

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Beer and Pizza specials all night long!

The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. A free raffle before the feature include some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all.Sponsored by La Dolce Video, Savage Henry Magazine, Scrap Humboldt, Phantom Wave Records, Daisy Drygoods, Vintage Avenger, Tin Can Mailman, The Clothing Dock and more.

“When it flies, someone dies…”

“This fourth film version of the Mary Roberts Rinehart-Avery Hopwood stage chestnut The Bat is so old-fashioned in its execution that one might suspect it was intended as “camp” (though that phrase wasn’t in common usage in 1959). Agnes Moorehead plays mystery novelist Cornelia Van Gorder, whose remote mansion is the scene for all sorts of diabolical goings-on. The “maguffin” is a million dollars’ worth of securities, hidden away somewhere in the huge and foreboding estate. Vincent Price is seen committing a murder early on-but he’s not the film’s principal villain. Others in the cast include Gavin Gordon as an overly diligent detective, and former Our Gang star Darla Hood as a murder victim. The Bat was adapted for the screen by its director Crane Wilbur, himself a prolific “old dark house” scenarist and playright.” ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Stand Up! Comedy And Arcata Theatre Lounge Presents The Triumphant Return Of Johnny Taylor.

Oct
9
8:00 pm





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Doors at 8:00 PM

Show at 9:00 PM

$10 advanced tickets available online here

$10 at the door

18 and over

Stand Up! Comedy and Arcata Theatre Lounge  presents The Triumphant Return of Johnny Taylor.

Get ready Humboldt County, because you are about to witness The Triumphant Return of Johnny Taylor! His first comedy album, Tangled Up In Plaid, releases on September 23, and he is returning to Humboldt to celebrate the release. He’s bringing up and coming Sacramento comedian Jaime Fernandez with him, and they’ll be teaming up with Kim Hodges and your host, Tony Persico for an amazing show. And don’t worry about going out on a Thursday night – you’ll be home by 11, and you can laugh your ass off without completely ruining yourself for work the next day!

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Sacramento’s Johnny Taylor uses sharp wit, and off-beat sensibilities to communicate his sometimes tragic life experiences in a hilarious way. A dynamic performer, Johnny has established a reputation for displaying a wide range of comedic styles. He has opened for some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy, including Robin Williams, Bobcat Goldthwait, Brian Posehn, Wayne Federman, and more. Johnny is a regular at every major comedy club in Northern California, including the San Francisco Punch Line, Sacramento Punch Line and Cobbs Comedy Club, 142 Throckmorton Theater, and was recently featured on Comedytime.TV.

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Jaime Fernandez is a Sacramento based stand-up comic who has performed all over the Northern California scene. Drawing primarily from real life her dark, verbose, often self-deprecating humor plays with an audience’s perception of women, dating, relationships and the world at large. She co-hosts a weekly open mic at midtown’s Luna’s Cafe, hosts and produces a monthly story telling showcase at the Sacramento Comedy Spot, and has performed at San Francisco Punch Line, Sacramento Punch Line, Sacramento Comedy Festival, opened for Last Comic Standing’s David Huntsberger– and still works a cubicle heavy day job in web development.

 


Ocean Night Film Screening

Oct
10
6:30 pm





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Doors at 6:30 PM

All ages

$3 suggested donation

Free for OC, Surfrider, and Baykeeper members & children 10 and under.

Every month: Ocean Night Films! From majestic documentaries to epic surf flicks, explore the great blue sea with Northcoast Environmental Center, Humboldt Surfrider, and Humboldt Baykeeper.

This month Ocean Night will be featuring a screening of Heroes of the Coast (2013).

Written, produced and directed by Janet Bridgers, the President of EarthAlert!, Heroes of the Coast (2013), tells the story of some of the Californians who invested their time, money and, sometimes, their careers, in supporting the passage of Proposition 20, The California Coastal Protection Act.

 

 


ATL Productions Presents Pimps of Joytime, Moon Hooch

Oct
11
9:00 pm





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Doors at 9 PM

$20 at the Door

$15 advanced ticket at

ATL, Wildberries, People’s Records and The Works.

Happy hour prices on food and beverage until 10:00 PM.

21 and Over

The Pimps of Joytime

If you have yet to encounter the Brooklyn-based band, The Pimps of Joytime, prepare to take a funky ride! The PJT’s live events and recordings have captivated fans all across the country, as they have begun writing their own success story, show-by-show, and track-by-track.

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Bandleader Brian J is a charismatic and soulful visionary, whose well-crafted songs invite the listener to enter a world of infectious dance grooves and indelible melodies. Spending formative years in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles, Mista J honed his craft, becoming an accomplished live performer, multi-instrumentalist and producer.

In 2005, Brian began to assemble a group of righteously soulful vocalists and musicians to assist in bringing to life the musical concept that would become The Pimps of Joytime. The band’s diverse sound and spirited attitude is strongly influenced by the Brooklyn DJ culture and live music scene from which they emerge. Recent collaborations with legendary artists Cyril and Art Neville of the Neville Brothers and Roy Ayers have helped vitalize the band’s connection to its roots.

Over the course of the past five years, The Pimps have evolved into a road tested and audience approved groove machine. They have excited crowds at over 100 club dates and festivals in 2012 alone, and are on target to exceed that volume in 2013. The exponential growth of the band’s fan base can be partially attributed to an artful blend of musical styles, including elements of afro-beat, salsa, rock & roll and electronica. Brian J’s classic songwriting and the band’s undeniable swagger on stage consistently energize dance parties wherever they appear.

In 2011, The Pimps of Joytime released their second studio album, “Janxta Funk!” through the boutique label Wonderwheel Recordings. With a steadily increasing repertoire and a passionate following of music lovers nationwide, the time was right to fortify their organization. The wall of their Facebook page is constantly receiving enthusiastic posts from fans from around the globe as word of mouth further carries news of this fresh new arrival.

The Pimps of Joytime are poised to bring their audacious sound to savvy audiences around the planet. Their forthcoming third studio album coming this fall will be a new chapter in the book of the Funk and a testament to the fact that real music is alive and kicking!

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Moon Hooch

Moon Hooch captured the imaginations of thousands with its infamous stints busking on subway platforms and elsewhere in New York City: two sax players and a drummer whipping up furious, impromptu raves. This happened with such regularity at the Bedford Ave station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that the band was banned from playing there by the NYPD. The trio’s subsequent tours with They Might Be Giants, Lotus, and Galactic as well as on their own have only broadened the band’s appeal. Wherever Moon Hooch plays, a dance party soon follows.

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Hornblow Recordings and Palmetto Records are now proud to release Moon Hooch’s second album, This Is Cave Music, on Sept 16, 2014. The title refers to the term Moon Hooch coined to describe their unique sound: like house music, but more primitive and jagged and raw. Horn players Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen do this by utilizing unique tonguing methods, or adding objects — cardboard or PVC tubes, traffic cones, whatever’s handy — to the bells of their horns to alter their sound. Not to be outdone, drummer James Muschler gets swelling, shimmering sounds from his cymbals, and covers the head of his snare with a stack of splash cymbals to emulate the sound of a Roland TR-808 drum machine’s clap.

Wilbur was raised in Massachusetts, and Muschler in Ohio; McGowen grew up in several different European countries. The three met while students at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, and they found in each other a common work ethic and holistic philosophy. Moon Hooch are committed to environmental and agricultural sustainability, and they’re such fans of Michael Pollan’s groundbreaking The Omnivore’s Dilemma that they visited the farm that Pollan profiled in the book, Polyface Farms, in rural Virginia while on tour in 2013. Moon Hooch literally caused a stampede when they set up and played their song “Tubes” in the pasture as cattle swirled in the background. (The trio lived to tell the tale, and the “Cattle Dance Party” video has been viewed nearly 200,000 times and counting on YouTube.) Muschler also maintains a blog called Cooking in the Cave (cookinginthecave.net) where he chronicles the band’s vegan tour-van culinary endeavors — it’s amazing what these guys can do with a hot plate.

While their self-titled first album, which cracked the top 10 of Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart, approximated the band’s acoustic approach to dance music, This IsCave Music takes their cave music hybrid further into electronic and pop music realms with synthesizers, post-production work, and even singing added to the mix. “We aren’t trying to do it for the sake of reaching a wider audience,” McGowen points out. “We are doing it because it’s where our passion has evolved to. This album is a culmination of that.”

Listening to this music, it’s easy to become emotionally invested. It may not always prompt you to strip off your clothes, but the emotional impact on both the musicians and their fans is visceral and undeniable.

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Critters (1986)

Oct
12
5:30 pm





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Doors at 5:30 PM

Movie at 6:00 PM

Film is $5

Rated PG-13

They’re hungry!

“Critters, an amusing horror comedy directed byStephen Herek, is the story of a family menaced by eight basketball sized creatures from outer space who arrive at their Kansas farm in search of food. Helen Brown (Dee Wallace Stone) and Brad (Scott Grimes), owners of the farm find themselves held hostage as the creatures roll, jump and bounce around during the night. They are pursued by a pair of inept, intergalactic bounty hunters, Charlie (Don Keith Opper) and Johnny (Terrence Mann) who canshape-shift at will and are packing weapons capable of taking care of any creature they encounter. The special effects of this humorous thriller are extremely good and the creatures themselves have distinct and separate personalities.” ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi


Monday Night Football

Oct
13
5:15 pm





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Doors open at 5:20 PM

Game at 5:30 PM

Doors Open 10 minutes before Game

49ers at Rams

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase


Dementia 13 (1963)

Oct
15
6:00 pm





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Doors at 6 PM

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Beer and Pizza specials all night long!

The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. A free raffle before the feature include some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all.Sponsored by La Dolce Video, Savage Henry Magazine, Scrap Humboldt, Phantom Wave Records, Daisy Drygoods, Vintage Avenger, Tin Can Mailman, The Clothing Dock and more.

Someone has an axe to grind…

“A young Francis Coppola was given the job of directing this moody low-budget chiller after begging producer Roger Corman for the opportunity to reuse the sets for another film which Corman was shooting in Ireland. The story centers on the dysfunctional Haloran family, who live in a state of perpetual sorrow in a spooky Irish castle. Still mourning the death of her young daughter Kathleen — who drowned in the lake seven years ago — Lady Haloran (Ethne Dunn) tortures herself regularly by visiting the girl’s grave (when she’s not shrieking and collapsing in anguish every five minutes). When daughter-in-law Louise Haloran (Luana Anders) loses her husband to a heart attack, she manages to conceal the body for fear of being cut out of Lady Haloran’s will. To further complicate matters, a mysterious interloper begins prowling the grounds with an axe to grind… a very big axe. This enjoyable, quirky psycho-thriller is enlivened by Coppola’s inventive camera setups, atmospheric locations and Patrick Magee’s over-the-top performance as the leering family doctor. Despite some ragged editing (probably not Coppola’s doing), this has relatively high production values for a spare-change Corman project.” ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

 


A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Oct
17
7:30 pm





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Doors at 7:30 PM

Movie at 8:00 PM

Film is $5

Rated R

The scream that wakes you up, might be your own…

“In the early 1980′s, a psychopath named Freddy Krueger – known as the Springwood Slasher – murdered several children with a glove outfitted with straight razor blades attached to the fingers. When a foolish decision by a judge sets him free, Krueger is burned alive in the boiler room where he worked by an angry mob of the parents whose children he terrorized & murdered. Years after his death, the children whose parents were responsible for Krueger’s death – including Nancy Thompson, daughter of the police officer who arrested Krueger – are experiencing terrifying nightmares involving a burned man wearing a glove with razor blades on the fingers. The ghost of Freddy Krueger is haunting their dreams, and when Nancy’s best friend Tina dies in her sleep violently during a dream confrontation with Krueger, Nancy realizes she must find a way to stop the evil psychopath’s reign of terror – or never sleep again…” ~ Derek O’Cain, Rovi


World Famous and The Arcata Theatre Lounge Present Minnesota: Mind Machine Tour, GJones and Jackal

Oct
18
9:30 pm





Saturday, October 18

Doors 9:30 PM

Door price t.b.a.

$15 limited advanced ticket at World Famous Productions

$20 advanced tickets at Wildberries, People’s Records and The Works.

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Happy hour prices on food and beverage until 10:30 PM

21 and Over

 

Minnesota

Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Christian Bauhofer moved to Santa Cruz, CA at the young age of 18. Having just moved from the state, Christian’s newfound friends nicknamed him Minnesota, and unknowingly created his party crushing alter ego. A guitarist from the age of 12, Minnesota made attempts at forming bands until he attended Symbiosis Gathering for the first time in 2009. There he was drawn to the emerging Electronic Dance Music culture and all of a sudden knew what career path he wanted to pursue. Shortly after Symbiosis, Minnesota bought Ableton Live and his first midi controller, and within a few months was making hip-hop remixes that his friends couldn’t stop playing. Around the same time, Minnesota teamed up with a couple friends and started a production company called Vital SC (now Vital Events), but despite a string of successful shows with big name artists, Minnesota decided to split off from the promoting side of the industry in pursuit of his musical career. Now as Minnesota reflects back on his decision, he couldn’t be happier.

Many people try to fit Minnesota in one of the various subgenres of EDM, however, his music is so unique that it really can only be described as BASS music. Early on in his career Minnesota stated, “My goal is to make bass heavy Dubstep/Glitch-Hop music that’ll get you dancing, but it is not the same old three note transformer step,” and, “I try to focus more on the melodic side of Dubstep, and hopefully, make quality songwriting a more relevant factor in the genre.” Since these statements Minnesota has followed through on his word and created smooth, melodic, uplifting sounds that have been celebrated by fans nationwide, and have been lauded by the likes of Bassnectar, Adventure Club, Big Gigantic, Paper Diamond and more. “Quickly becoming a staple in my sets,” commented Bassnectar when discussing the use of Minnesota’s track “Push It”. “Perfect for when I need a track that is epic and churning but also melodically hyped.”

Now in his third year of touring, Minnesota has played nearly every major festival nationwide, played alongside STS9, Big Gigantic, MiMOSA, Zion I and Paper Diamond, and completed his first headlining tour (with support from Protohype & DCarls) this last Spring that hit over 35 cities. Now with 2014 approaching, he plans on dedicating a considerable amount of studio time in order to perfect his sound, something that he feels is of upmost importance in order for him to continue touring.

Minnesota’s goal seems simple: to release diverse productions that can win over any crowd. The support of his management team, agency, and some of the world’s greatest artists can only attribute to his hunger for more time spent on the road and in the studio. To those that haven’t had the opportunity to see Minnesota perform, make sure to be on the lookout for the next time he rolls into your city. To put it lightly, Minnesota is a name to watch.

 

 

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Hocus Pocus (1993)

Oct
19
5:30 pm





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Doors at 5:30 PM

Movie at 6:00 PM

Film is $5

Rated PG

Three witches return to exact their revenge.

“The people of Salem capture and execute three witches for practicing witchcraft. Before their deaths, they vow to return to Salem 300 years on Halloween to exact their revenge. Three hundred years later, a skeptical, newly transplanted Californian, Max, explores the ruins of the legendary witches house and dares the witches to manifest themselves. Disregarding the warnings of his sister and girlfriend, Max lights the Candle of Black Flame. With that, the witches reappear to wreak havoc on the town. The kids take off with the witch’s spellbook. The sorceresses, who will die by the morning light if they don’t recite the incantation for immortality, have to get the books by whatever means they can.” – Rotten Tomatoes


Monday Night Football

Oct
20
5:15 pm





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Doors open at 5:20 PM

Game at 5:30 PM

Doors Open 10 minutes before Game

Texans @ Steelers

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase


Maniac (1934)

Oct
22
6:00 pm





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Doors at 6 PM

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Beer and Pizza specials all night long!

The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. A free raffle before the feature include some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all.Sponsored by La Dolce Video, Savage Henry Magazine, Scrap Humboldt, Phantom Wave Records, Daisy Drygoods, Vintage Avenger, Tin Can Mailman, The Clothing Dock and more.

Beware! His insanity may consume even you.

“Produced and directed by exploitation specialist Dwain Esper and written by Mrs. Esper, Hildegarde Stade, this ultra low-budget “educational” melodrama not only defied logic but broke virtually every rule of narrative film-making. That would not necessarily be a detriment to a film ostensibly warning about the dangers of untreated insanity, but Maniac is so badly handled in an obvious attempt to both horrify and titillate that it defies description.

Vaguely based on Poe’s The Black Cat and referring in several scenes to the same author’s Murders in the Rue Morgue, Maniac told a rambling, sometimes incoherent story of a vaudeville impersonator turned lab assistant to an insane scientist. Like most Mad Medicos, Dr. Meirschultz (Horace B. Carpenter) is attempting to bring dead tissue to life but this particular scientist is accidentally killed in the process. His assistant (Bill Woods) takes over his persona, walling up the dead doc in the process.

The protagonist’s increasing dementia — which threatens to engulf the viewing audience as well — is depicted via inserts from silent films such as Benjamin Christensen’s classic Witchcraft Through the Ages and Fritz Lang’s Siegfried. There is plenty of gratuitous feline footage and at one point the fake Dr. Meirschultz actually devours a cat’s eye! (“Why,” he exclaims, “It’s not unlike a grape or an oyster!”) For unexplained reasons, the faux doctor examines a couple of women in various stages of undress. The presence of these women remains vague and they never appear again. There is also a deranged person (Ted Edwards) who believes he is the re-incarnation of the orangutan killer in “Rue Morgue”; a couple of women fighting with syringes; and various shots of girls lounging about in their underwear for no apparent reason other than audience titillation … “ ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi


The Shining (1980)

Oct
24
7:30 pm





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Doors at 7:30 PM

Movie at 8:00 PM

Film is $5

Rated R

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

“… Stanley Kubrick’s eerie 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel. With wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and psychic son Danny (Danny Lloyd) in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as the winter caretaker at the opulently ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. Before the Overlook is vacated for the Torrances, the manager (Barry Nelson) informs Jack that a previous caretaker went crazy and slaughtered his family; Jack thinks it’s no problem, but Danny’s “shining” hints otherwise. Settling into their routine, Danny cruises through the empty corridors on his Big Wheel and plays in the topiary maze with Wendy, while Jack sets up shop in a cavernous lounge with strict orders not to be disturbed. Danny’s alter ego, “Tony,” however, starts warning of “redrum” as Danny is plagued by more blood-soaked visions of the past, and a blocked Jack starts visiting the hotel bar for a few visions of his own. Frightened by her husband’s behavior and Danny’s visit to the forbidding Room 237, Wendy soon discovers what Jack has really been doing in his study all day, and what the hotel has done to Jack.” ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi


Random Acts Of Comedy

Oct
25
7:30 pm





Saturday, October 25

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Doors at 7:30 pm

Show at 8 pm

$6

All ages

10 yr + with parental guidance suggested

Watch the improv all-stars of Humboldt County, Random Acts of Comedy, at an improv comedy showcase with spontaneous scenes, hilarious games, snappy songs, and fantastic stories all made up on the spot based on audience input. You say it, we play it–like magic! Join us for our 6th Season!!


Labyrinth (1986)

Oct
26
5:30 pm





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Doors at 5:30 PM

Movie at 6:00 PM

Film is $5

Rated PG

“That’s not fair!”

“Fifteen-year-old Sarah resents her baby brother Toby and secretly wishes that he will just disappear. Her wish comes true when goblins kidnap the boy. Feeling responsible and guilty about his abduction, she sets forth to retrieve him, and finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime. To rescue her brother, she must sneak into the castle of the Goblin King, which is in the center of a fantastical labyrinth. But, the task is easier said than done, for the maze is filled with strange creatures and mind-bending puzzles, and nothing is really as it seems.” – Rottentomatoes


Monday Night Football

Oct
27
5:15 pm





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Doors open at 5:20 PM

Game at 5:30 PM

Doors Open 10 minutes before Game

 Washington @ Dallas

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase


Messiah of Evil (1973)

Oct
29
6:00 pm





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Doors at 6 PM

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Beer and Pizza specials all night long!

The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. A free raffle before the feature include some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all.Sponsored by La Dolce Video, Savage Henry Magazine, Scrap Humboldt, Phantom Wave Records, Daisy Drygoods, Vintage Avenger, Tin Can Mailman, The Clothing Dock and more.

The Dark Stranger is coming…

A small California village is attacked by zombies in this 1974 thriller. This film is a mix of the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Carnival of Souls (1962), and Night of the Living Dead (1968), topped off with a nod from the psychedelic early seventies. Almost nothing in the entire plot is ever explained, but rather left to the viewer’s interpretation. The movie’s dream-like structure leads the viewer to question what is going on, and with each successive scene, the mystery becomes more obscure. It is interesting to note an urban legend regarding the film exists that a key subplot regarding the true nature of Michael Greer’s character “Thom” and his connection to the “Messiah of Evil”, aka the “dark stranger” was cut from the final edit of the film. Greer plays the “dark stranger” in the flashback sequence and at the end of the film, Thom tells Arletty of a dream he had, placing him in a situation similar to the “Donner Party”, that the “dark stranger” was present at. This leaves the question of whether or not Thom was the reincarnation of the “dark stranger” or the actual “dark stranger”. 

 


World Famous and The Arcata Theatre Lounge World Famous Productions Presents Bump In The Night: The 4th Annual World Famous Halloween Festivus

Oct
31
9:30 pm





Friday, October 31

Doors 9:30 PM

Door price t.b.a.

$25 limited advanced ticket at World Famous Productions

$20 super limited advanced tickets at Wildberries, People’s Records and The Works.

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Happy hour prices on food and beverage until 10:30 PM

21 and Over

World Famous and The Arcata Theatre Lounge World Famous Productions invite you, if you dare, to the 4th annual World Famous Halloween Festivus. We’re calling on all the creepy, spooky, and ghoulish creatures of the night to join us in celebrating everything that goes ‘Bump In The Night’.

To make sure we bump as hard as we can we’ve enlisted some ridiculous talent to rock Basscraft’s Voids…

Two Fresh

Two Fresh has travelled a long way with their sound in a short time. Originally from Nashville, TN, and now residing in Denver CO, twin brothers Sherwyn & Kendrick Nicholls have developed into a unique electronic production team.

The twins early work, “The Baker’s Dozen,” was nostalgic of early 90′s hip-hop, using soulful and lo-fi samples, intertwined with classic drum stylings. With their first full length album, “Airmail”, Two Fresh took the sound in a spacey, yet grounded direction that has set the foundation for their more recent works. Having released “Watch This!” in early 2013, the twins’ latest EP showcases the more upbeat side of their musical spectrum.

Sherwyn and Kendrick developed a broad fan base, spanning all across North America, through extensive touring with artists such as Skrillex, Bassnectar,12th Planet, and Daedelus as well as performing at a slew of music festivals including Electric Daisy Carnival, SXSW and Detroit Electronic Music Festival.

Now in their fifth year as a group, be sure to catch Two Fresh out this summer performing new material from their forthcoming full-length release due this fall!

 

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Nevermind (Petey Clicks & Grenier)

 

Danny Corn

Danny Corn lives on the vanguard of electronic music, leaving the trends to other people. As a DJ, he is known as an instrumental player in the formation of the “west coast” sound. Over the years Danny Corn has travelled extensively and played with just about everybody who has made moves in the scene. A champion of syncopated, bass heavy music, Danny Corn rides the edge of experimental sounds, whilst staying firmly committed to the dancefloor.