Let's start in Eureka. Meskalito
, a new Arcata funk ensemble, joins funk improv quintet Ultra Secret Good Guy Organization
in support of Ashland's moody alt rockers The Jawbone Club
at the Palm Lounge. Show starts at 9 p.m., is free (tips appreciated, touring costs!) and 21-and-over.
Moving over to A-town, Arcata mega-poppers The Wild Lungs
join Eureka acoustic punks TheBoredAgain
at the Jambalaya. Revel in the intangible beginning at 10 p.m. Cover's $3, show is 21-and-over.
Maybe you want to experience a "beat." Head into the Arcata Theatre Lounge, where the sexified and infectious melodies of The Polish Ambassador
will emanate from the stage, along with Liminus
featuring the folk songwriter-electronic music composer pairing of Wildlight
(the press kit promises Wildlight will "jumpstart a party into a syncopated bounce"), classically trained composer, producer and trumpet player Saqi and loop pedal goddess Ayla Nereo
. Warm up by downloading the Ambassador's 10-album, 30-remix discography for free at thepolishambassador.com
. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., tickets are $17 advanced and $20 general, available at People's Records, Wildberries and The Works. This show is 21-and-over.
Plan the rest of your weekend here