The fourth of July is upon us and we're dusting off the lawn chairs to catch the fireworks. What fireworks you may ask? Arcata may not have the money for fireworks but best believe that over off Alliance Rd, Garyfest will be blowing your eyelids clean off and up into the AC/DC filled sky. Before that though, come see our new delivery of Peruvian, Persian and French delicacies and ask us about the awesome events coming up soon.
PIRATE RADIO DANCE PARTY BENEFIT starring DJ MANTEASE
Saturday July 3rd, start your weekend pre-game party off right with a night of butt shakin' and prize winnin' with your local Pirate Radio Station. As a benefit to increase their broadcasting range, Humboldt's own Free Radio Alliance will be hosting a shindig at the Arcata Alibi, starting at 10pm, with tons of prizes donated by local businesses, and the amazing DJ Mantease (Brian Woida) spinning tons of Funk, Soul, Cumbia and Afro-Beat to stir the beast within you. Even if you're just looking for something to do, come see what your local Pirate Radio Station is all about all for a measly 3 bucks!
JEFFERSON STATE OLD TIME REVUE
Well its just about time to strap in for another full day of fun and music. July 23rd come on down to the Arcata Playhouse for our 2nd annual Jefferson State Old Time Revue. Sponsored by BANG BANG, AMPT and SAVAGE HENRY, it'll be an all-ages, family friendly explosion of music going from 5 'till midnight. This year we're excited to welcome back some old friends as well as wave hello to some new ones.
NO GOOD REDWOOD RAMBLERS
STRIPED PIG STRING BAND
THE UNIDENTIFIED STRING BAND
MISS LANA REBEL
THE BROTHERS COMATOSE
POKEY LAFARGE & THE SOUTH CITY 3
Doors will open at 4:30, show starts at 5pm and tickets are on sale now at the shop ($20 in advance $25 at the door). We'll have pulled pork and cake pops if you're hungry and beer to slake your thirst should you be over 21. BANG BANG will be there with their Costume & Curio Corner, Savage Henry will be podcasting live! and Pirate Radio has graciously offered some of their amazing DJs to staff the event! This will be a night to remember so make sure you're there with us, or you know maybe you'd rather watch Atlanta Braves v Cincinnati Reds, your call.
DECHEMAN & THE GARDENER
Without a doubt this is one of our top five records of this year. Sounding like a Psychedelic Bossanova Freakout, veteran rocker Decheman and his young Gardener have created an album that is so good, we had them shipped all the way from France rather than miss out on this 300 copy run of LPs. Organ, Flute, harmonica and guitar collide with the drums to create that kind of original throwback sound so many musicians have tried unsuccessfully to capture. We don't know if it's the relaxed climate, the warm sound of the home recording, or maybe it's the rosé but whatever the cause, these two frenchies have succeeded in recording just the kind of rump shaker this U.S. of A needed for the summer. As we mentioned, copies of this are limited so grab one while you can, and check out the back where our own little Mattjackson got his first album mention! Thanks to Yannick and the fine folks at Kizmiaz Records for putting out an album we wholeheartedly believe everyone should hear.
!!CHECK THEM OUT LIVE!!
Two weeks ago, our friends at Secret Stash gave us the sad news that this amazing LP has gone out of print. We were just about to gnash our teeth over selling our copies when we discovered a box tucked behind the desk of another of our distributors! Fantasy Entertainment, one of the top producers of porno during the 70's and 80's, in a dramatic turn of events, apparently recorded more awesome music for porno than they did porno itself! 30 reels of unreleased music, along with the music from their blockbusters, was discovered by the former CEO's son Mort Rosen and after lengthy legal battles over the rights, Secret Stash was able to release 2 volumes of material from awesome action films like Grateful Head, Ride Me Like a Wave and The Beaver Hunter.
WATER TOWER BUCKET BOYS "Meet Me Where The Crow Don't Fly"
Our favorite Portlandians have returned with an EP to keep your thirst up for their modern Americana sound. If you came out to their last show at the Arcata Playhouse or maybe caught them at the barn dance then you saw just how these boys can transition seamlessly between original material, traditional standards like Cumberland Gap or even a Misfit's cover. Showcasing the songwriting skills of each of the band's core members, this EP shows the continuing evolution of a band that is helping to carry traditional American music into the future.
Enjoy your 4th of July everyone and when we come back for another post, Adam will tell you all about the two new genres of Music he's discovered: Apocalyptic Appalachia and Swing Diskoteka so stay tuned kiddies and, as always,
keep diggin' those crates
--Matt n' Adam