Arcata Halloween with Teach Me Equals and Stand Still

Ben Allen, music editor

Celebrate Halloween in downtown Arcata with two incredibly talented indie rock bands performing at The Jambalaya.

A duo consisting of Greg Bortnichak and Erin Murphy, Teach Me Equals sound is created with cello, guitar, violin and vocals accompanied by numerous samples and electronic percussion. They have been described as “symphonic indie pop.” The band creates music that is both challenging, while also accessible enough to appeal to the casual listener. The duo has amassed a solid local following with a number of passionate performances in our area over the last several years. The band’s execution in a live setting leaves the audience awestruck by their intensity of delivery as well as the enormous sound projected by the two artists. Their current West Coast tour is in support of a cassette compilation and fanzine from the recently resurrected, influential record label Punk In My Vitamins.

Teach Me Equals destabilizes the modern concepts of pop music while both questioning and pointing toward its future.

Local favorites Stand Still will be bringing their unique brand of “indie dream pop” to the evening.

Get dressed up, indulge in some drinks, and bring your friends. This is not a show to be missed!

Saturday, 10/31/15 Doors at 8:00pm $10 

The Jambalaya 915 H St, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-4766

About Ben Allen

Our music editor Ben Allen was born one stormy evening in a quaint Northern California coastal village. Upon birth he was immediately exposed to the soothing analog sounds of artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Captain Beefheart and Santana. As the lad grew, so did his appreciation for an assortment of abrasive hard rock. A pubescent flirtation with butt metal was shattered in the early 1990’s by exposure to Nirvana and other so-called “Alternative” bands. While in college, our protagonist became a DJ on a local station, and began work as a freelance music journalist. During this period he became entranced with artists such as Tortoise, Slint, Modest Mouse, Guided By Voices and Pavement. Currently Allen resides in Arcata, CA where he continues to obsess and salivate over new recordings by his favorite artists. He works with music industry people to ensure that Savage Henry’s contributors receive music and other promotional materials. He also writes a silly monthly list titled “Ben’s 10.”

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