Music Tonight - Thursday, June 8

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Electric-acoustic "mayhem" are on the bill this evening at the Mad River Brewery Tap room in Blue Lake at 6 p.m. Returning to the outdoor stage is Kaptain Kirk's Kosmic Koncoction, which will be jamming the eclectic tunes free of charge. Three hours later, David Dondero — whom NPR hailed as one of "the best living songwriters" about a decade ago — is making a visit to the Miniplex stage in Arcata. With 12 albums to his name, Dondero has a similar rambling spirit to his songs that represent the classic storytelling tradition of Americana troubadours kicking down the dusty dirt roads sidewinding along long silent train tracks. He's joined by local hero and quirky joyful songwriter John Ludington and fellow locals Kids Eat Free for this $10 sliding scale show.

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