Arcata Eye Scene

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

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Terrence writes about A-town’s Flickr genuises.

Josh Duke enjoys the Vista.

Jennifer reviews My Name is Rachel Corrie, begs you to see The Blakes, dances in anticipation of Urinetown and does a rundown of further bands On Tour.

At some point in the last year, I attended a cabaret at Arcata Playhouse, where the high point was hearing Tyler and Kate sing “Do You Take It?,” a jazzy-lounge-style duet about er, anal sex, performed with a high-class attitude. When I relayed this unexpected moment of hilarity to a friend, he said, “Well, yeah – it’s a Wet Spots song!” Mature audiences can hear The Wet Spots (Cass King and John Woods) sing their smart, catchy tunes about sex at the Arcata Playhouse, Wednesday Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. Cost is $10. Call (707) 822-1575 for reservations.

Immerse yourself in the rock Thursday night when Floating Goat and their SF-brethen Walken flood the Alibi with riffs inspired equally by Helmet and Sabbath. “Heavy downbeat junkyard dog metal,” as how one listener described Floating Goat’s “Twice As High.” Go to – or just turn on KSLG 94.1 FM. Show starts at 11:15 p.m. Ian starts collecting money ($5) at 10:30 p.m.

The Blakes play the Jambalaya Friday night. (See B1 print edition.)

As a member of Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore is a legend. On his own, he’s pretty cool, too. AS Presents welcomes him to the Depot (of all places) Friday, Oct. 26. If The Blakes weren’t playing at the Jambalaya (see B1), this is where I would be.

Saturday night sees the return of sensitive rockers Dragged By Horses with a band out of Portland called Facepilot. Given the way the music erupts like rock lava, maybe Melt-your-facepilot would’ve been more apt. Expect a sonic beatdown. Earplugs and steel-toed shoes recommended. Check out
At the Alibi, Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11:15 p.m. $5.


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