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An email so hot it burnt my inbox: Scott H. Biram in A-town June 3!

Scott H. Biram is playing Arcata: Wednesday, June 3 at Humboldt Brews

His new record, “Something’s Wrong/Lost Forever” is due out May 19, 2009.

Most one-man bands are one-trick ponies. One riff, one sound, one gimmick, one bucket, whatever. Not Scott H. Biram. The man can and will throw down some feral, amped-up Delta blues just as easily as a stone cold country weeper that’ll get the girls all dewy-eyed with faith and desire, or even a heavy metal field holler—with the emphasis on holler. He can and will hold an audience rapt when he sings from the bottom of his boots about what it takes to get saved and how he’ll end up blowing the deal. Read the rest of this entry »

The Blakes at Humboldt Brews, March 13!!!

Thanks for the heads up, Monica!

Refresher #1:

Blakes brothers Snow and Garrett

Blakes brothers Snow and Garrett

Refresher #2: The Blakes – \”Don\’t Bother Me\”

Needless to say, we’re very, very excited!

Jennifer Savage: Show recommendations – Rev. Peyton, Hillstomp

Forget about those washboard abs you resolved to work toward for the new year. The only washboard on your mind ought to be the one Breezy’s wearing Wednesday night. Yes, last seen at Muddy’s with Jason Webley, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band lands in Humboldt Brewery this Wednesday. Yes, Josh Peyton is a reverend. Yes, they are big. And yes, you will be damn sorry if you miss this chance to stomp, hoot and holler along to some down-home original Delta-blues style roots music. bigdamnband.com.

So then you’ll find yourself Thursday all hopped up on the blues and anxious for the Friday night fix to be provided by Hillstomp at Jambalaya. They’ve been through here enough times that you probably know they play raucous trance blues that’ll sear through your body. You cannot sit down at a Hillstomp show – I do believe if you tried, you’d find yourself levitating. Yep, they’re that transcendent. hillstomp.com.

Fresh popped Scene Content

For your visual pleasure on B1:

Arts!Arcata, of course.

The magic of Thursday night karaoke in the Blue Lake Casino’s WAVE with Terrence’s commentary inside.

Plus, Humboldt Brews reopens: Read Josh Duke‘s Bonus Tracks‘ review, below.
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Humboldt Brews reopens Thursday

The long-awaited renovation of Humboldt Brews has been completed, and the near-Plaza pub begins the next chapter
in its history this Thursday, Dec. 6. The Eye’s favorite jam band, Moo-Got-2 will take the relocated stage in the newly expanded room – and no columns blocking the view!

Music continues Friday and Saturday with JGB featuring Melvin Seals and David Kemper both nights.

Coming up: Compost Mountain Boys, Womama, Blue Turtle Seduction, Wolf Navarro Band, Triple Junction and a New Year’s Celebration with Ishi Dube and Massagana.