Arcata Eye Scene

A-town art, music, theatre. Mostly music. Updated Wednesdays.

On tour – Oct. 9, 2007

What’s happening this week?Solid Blues
Wednesday, Van Duzer

CenterArts Presents the debut tour of the blues extravaganza Solid Blues featuring Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, North Mississippi Allstars and Joe Krown on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. in HSU’s Van Duzer Theatre. This powerhouse blues showcase features some of the blues world’s most acclaimed artists in one dynamic evening. From her early days belting out the lead vocals on hits like “Respect Yourself” with The Staple Singers to soulful solo recordings, Mavis Staples always delivers show-stopping performances.

Charlie Musselwhite, one of the greatest living blues harmonica players, has won blues music’s highest honor, the W. C. Handy Award, a phenomenal 18 times.

The North Mississippi All-Stars are a fast-rising, young trio known for their exciting, contemporary take on the blues. New Orleans-style pianist Joe Krown rounds out the program. Tickets are $45 general, $43 senior/child, $35 HSU students and available at the University Ticket Office, the Works and The Metro.
For more information and credit card orders, call CenterArts at (707) 826-3928.

Dominic Castillo
and the Rock Savants
Thursday, Jambalaya

Dominic Castillo and the Rock Savants play with the Common Vice, Thursday, Oct. 11 at 9:30 p.m. at the Jambalaya.

Let’s say you were a jazz musician who studied at Berklee College of Music. In addition, you also happened to have had a classical education a la St. John’s College in Santa Fe, the curriculum of which solely consists of the great works of philosophy, history, literature and science. The countless hours of study and practice would have prepared you for what? Jazz clubs, academia, the great American novel? The answer to this question is of course “yes” – that is unless you are Dominic Castillo, in which case the answer is “writing songs, playing shows, recording with the Savants. Cover is $3, and the show is 21 and over.

Professor Gall
Saturday, Logger

The Professor Gall Fall Tour lands in Blue Lake, Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. Also playing, The Rubberneckers. This show is free. See professorgall.com for more.

The Foxx, The Neat
Humboldt Free Radio presents   The Foxx featuring  Dameon Lee of Lowlights and The Letdown in  The Foxx, a female-fronted glam pop from Albuquerque, with The Neat, power pop from Portland,  at The Alibi, Saturday, Oct. 13. The show is $4, and 21 and over.

Self-described as “equal parts Nick Lowe and Gram Parsons,” The Neat harken back to the days when rock and roll was king and the bad boys always had a soft side. Check’em out at myspace.com/theneat.

Uncle Earl
AS Presents welcomes the return of the all-female old-time string band Uncle Earl on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the Kate Buchanan Room. Humboldt’s own Huckleberry Flint opens.
Cost is $10 general, free to HSU students. The show is 18 and over, or HSU student with current ID. For more, see humboldt.edu/~asp.

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