Tonight brims with opportunity, beginning with the Chris Parreira
-booked gig at Humboldt Machine Works — aka Robert Goodman Wines' new music room — starring Seattle indie folk band Autumn Electric
, plus Canary and the Vamp
, a local band styled in the "Roaring '20s Tin Pan Alley, wild-banshee-flapper music" mode, along with the great John Ludington
, a man whose musical expression transcends words, although "alien folk genius" comes close. Cover is $7 general, $5 students, show starts at 8 p.m. Bonus trivia — Autumn Electric knits their own hats.
Over at the Jambalaya, Philadelphia duo Pattern is Movement
performs what drummer Christopher Ward
refers to as an "indie cabaret." The band experiments with pop and jazz blended into looping melody and layered with falsetto lyricism. "It's insane they're making it up here, so don't miss these weirdos! Please bring a friend, make a good night for all of us — it's hard to get beautiful, eccentric music like this up here," pleads booker Phil Kumsar
. His band, littlestillnotbigenough
, is also playing, as is Arcata band Neighbors
, which puts the sync in idiosyncrasy. Cover is $8, show starts at 9 p.m. and is 21-and-over.
But don't worry, kids — the Works has you covered with a line-up including A-town space rockers White Manna
, Tacoma-based heavy experimentalists Tacos
and HumCo fun punks Splinter Cell
. It's 9 p.m., $4, all ages.
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