Back to the beat
Whether leftover turkey or tension needs working off, tonight offers a fine selection starting with Butch Clancy
at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. The Motown native is best known for street dancer Marquese Scott's performance to his interpretation of Foster The People's "Pumped Up Kicks" — 78 million YouTube views and counting. But the hip-hop, house, dubstep remix genius has a ton of other credits to his name, including headlining over 20 dates across the U.S., winning Beatport Play's remix contest with a rendition of Zeds Dead's "Cowboy," Ellie Goulding commissioning an official rework of her single "Anything Could Happen" and Steve Aoki hand-picking Clancy's "Where I Can't Follow" to feature on a forthcoming Dim Mak compilation.
Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and $15 limited advanced tickets are available at People's Records, DTA, Wildberries, The Works and via relentlessbeats.com. This show is 21-and-over.
Over at the Alibi, as usually happens on Saturday nights, some rock 'n' roll for the modern age. You've got your Big Days of Tundra
, Macktown mathcore heroes, plus Portland's Lahontan Cutthroat
, which is not only the band's name, but also that of a threatened fish native to the Eastern Sierras and Nevada's state fish. The two-piece band has a track called "Lucid and Rambling," which, in addition to being a finely restrained chunk of musical grunge, sums up the general vibe of Lahontan Cutthroat's Tumblr as well. For example, from the band's last stop in Arcata: "... Sam and I decided to grab a drink at a cafe called Blondie's. Turns out they were hosting an open mic later that night. So we showed up, played last, blew some eardrums and it was all gravy on a biscuit. Soon as we packed up, the illustrious and formidable Justin Tuttle took us to his good friend Ray's casa where we proceeded to drink and be merry. To all our surprise, an hour later, we were unexpectedly dosed with acid (it was in the vodka; a joke Ray's friend had played on him earlier in the week without his knowing ... go figure). Naturally, that left us all a bit confused, but no worries as it turned into quite a beautiful evening."
You can have your own beautiful evening with the shaggy-haired travelers for a mere $5. Things get going around 11 p.m. and, yes, as always, it's 21-and-over, kids.
Dance, dance your cares away
Continuing our theme of Saturday-brings-it-back-with-a-vengeance, three different dance options lie in wait for those the legal drinking age and above. First, Missing Links Records' venerable Soul Night
at Humboldt Brews. This month's theme is, appropriately, Tryptophan Pajama Jam
. Tickets are $5 and, as always, going fast. Music starts around 9 p.m.
Around the corner, the Jambalaya hosts "a hard core German Sparkle Party" in honor of Tamtam
's and Qaiel
's birthday. Electric Gravy
starts things off with some hip-hop improv at 10 p.m., followed by the heavy, synth-laden, hip-hopera trio Space Biscuit
, who promises songs about all sorts of "twisted fantasies." DJ Chris Que closes with a sure-to-be-juicy dance set. Cover's $5.
Finally, you got your free electro-soul dance party with WurlyBird
at The Logger Bar in beautiful downtown Blue Lake at 9 p.m. With all this, you'll need a seriously legit excuse to stay home Saturday night. After all, your body needs to move, and our local clubs and promoters have made sure you've got choices. Thanks, guys!