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We would like to perform songs for your entertainment, this Saturday at the Alibi at 11 p.m.
Let’s have fun together, for the purposes of rockin’ out!
We are playing music with Freeball & Lightning from Oakland – who are quite good.
Sincerely, the band Magnum
Courtesy Martin Swett, Arcata Photo Studios
Sure, some people are purists, preferring the comfort of high-end headphones and studio-produced sound to the somewhat imperfect live experience, but for those of us with a hankering for the catharsis of the loud and live music experience, Ian Hiler has a full week of therapy lined up at the Alibi. Read the rest of this entry »
Oh. My. God. Let me repeat that phrase: Oh. My. God. I just saw two bands Saturday night at the Alibi that I not only believe will change my life forever, but the landscape of music itself for generations to come. Dragged by Horses paid us a visit, and heralding their performance was Prize Country, bands who should not only be in the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, but should also be on the board that decides who gets in every year after that. If I were to gauge the intensity of my experience Saturday night, it’d rank somewhere between the time Mike Ness spat on me, and the time I saw Exene Cervenka sang and made me fall in love with her. I can die a happy man after Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »
Remember when Hope is Noise (swoon) played the Alibi last year. The Irish lads recently posted a video for their anthem “Two Gods Short of My Trinity” featuring clips from their U.S. tour – many scenes from their great set at the ‘bi included! Check it out. (Some viewers may also recognize a certain Humboldt’s New Rock studio as well.)
It seems like the more I go out the harder it gets to decide what I want to see. I’m a fan of a lot of bands around here and not only that, but feel rather responsible these days to put my two cents into this column and make some what of an impression on the reader to go see these bands and support the local scene. (I appreciate both of you readers, by the way.) More here.
In my life I try to surround myself with those that I think will not only create a positive atmosphere, but also inject wisdom in my life for me to live by. I spent many an hour deciding whether I should attend to see Trigger Renegade and the Zygoats Friday evening.
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