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

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Tonight: Rain. Low around 55. South wind around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Saturday: Showers. High near 57. West southwest wind between 9 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Oysters and Ale, scheduled for tonight on Woodley Island, has been postponed to a date yet-to-be-determined.

Pastels on the Plaza‘s fate will be decided at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning. Artists should show up prepared to chalk! <Insert “watercolor” pun here>


Jennifer Savage: The Savage Eye – Sept. 23, 2008

If you’ve somehow missed the hype, here’s one more nudge to go check out Humboldt County, the movie, this Friday, Sept. 26 at The Minor. The film, by Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs (not to be confused with the Fieldbrook mechanic!), chronicles the adventures of Peter Hadley (Jeremy Strong) during his unintentional stay with an eccentric SoHum pot-growing family (is there any other kind?). While the movie is a mostly fine production on its own merits, the excitement lies in the recognition of the names and locales so lovingly documented. Read the rest of this entry »

Ross Rowley: A tribute to Bert Tolley

This column ran in the August 12, 2008 issue of the Eye.

Bert Tolley, lifelong country musician from Arcata, passed away this past week. It is my belief, he never gained the praise from his peers that he deserved. For 30 years, Bert played all over Northern California with the band, Country Fever. In the band’s prime, they were one of the premier working country bands. They’d get off work, grab a bite to eat, load up the gear, drive to the gig and start setting up. Read the rest of this entry »

Jennifer Savage: ‘Korbel’ – better than a meth-laced burrito

From the print edition:

Leave early and bring a chair. That’s mostly all you need to know. Because of course you’re going to catch Korbel – the centerpiece of Dell’Arte’s Mad River Festival only runs one more weekend (no show on the Fourth).

You wouldn’t miss a chance to see the gleesome threesome nurses, would you? You’ll need some medical help because the sultry-vampy combination of Lila Nelson, Joyce Hough and Jaese Lecuyer is enough to give anyone fever (“Never know how much I love you/Never know how much I care”) and that’s just the beginning. Read the rest of this entry »

Oooh, the anticipation! It tingles so good

Reading to anticipate in the May 6, 2008 Arcata Eye Scene section:

Daniel Lewis experiences a sudden and meaningful realization.

Josh Duke can’t get no satisfaction.

Ross Rowley explains why “cover band” is not, in fact, a derogatory term.

The omnipresent TMc|Eye breaks it down – or rather, takes photos of those who do.