Immediately spooky and catchy, El Radio Fantastique
's music has been called everything from junkyard hymns to cabaret grotesque to gypsy soul to New Orleans second line noir. The band's dangerously charming singer, songwriter, dumpster diver and former gravedigger Giovanni DiMorente
leads El Radio Fantastique's audience into a world where an old radio possesses and haunts its listeners. You'll find yourself similarly unable to resist moving your body to the night's fantastic sounds. Doors at the Arcata Playhouse open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m., cost is $12 to $20 sliding scale. Proceeds benefit the Environmental Protection Information Center's efforts to protect Northwest California's wildlife and wild places.
The Siren's Song hosts San Francisco's The Desert Line
and Eureka's Companion Animal
. The latter band's "Tsunami Siren" track is available via Companion Animal's Facebook
page and well worth a listen, not only for the fun of relating to the topic, but also for the charming and catchy semi-retro pop factor. The Desert Line delivers a sound
more atmospheric, wistful — exquisite. Show starts at 9 p.m., is all ages and free, although tips for the band will be appreciated.
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