Archive for April Fool’s
APRIL 1, 2009
An unpredicted consequence of Arcata failing to provide a place for teens to safely and legally gather for loud, “rock”-style music shows revealed itself recently: the utter and complete demise of rock music within City limits. Read the rest of this entry »
APRIL 1, 2009
Everything old is new again. Pop culture in America is cyclical. Nowhere is that seen more than in music. We’ve seen fashions cycle back again 20 or 30 years later to be enjoyed by a whole new audience. Here in Arcata, with the cycle of college students bringing the latest craze from Southern California, never rule out the unexpected.
I never would have guessed the music of The Captain & Tennille would click with today’s twenty-somethings. Supposedly, in Long Beach and surrounding communities, Captain & Tennille nights at nightclubs are all the rage. I guess Abba has had a huge resurgence within the last few years. Enough to inspire the film, Mamma Mia to be produced with great success. That opened up the music of the 1970s Swedish pop sensations for a new generation. 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 »