Previews

Song Review: Gregory Bortnichak “I’m On Fire”

Ben Allen, music editor Gregory Bortnichak’s cover of the Bruce Springsteen classic “I’m On Fire” begins so hushed and reserved, you may feel guilty for intruding on this intimately recorded moment. Bortnichak’s captivating, haunting vocal is accompanied solely by a gently plucked cello. There is not a hint of irony in this passionately delivered interpretation, as Bortnichak painstakingly deconstructs the …

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Live Show Preview: Teach Me Equals, Joey Sprinkles, The Apollo Era

Jimmy Peche, contributor Ahhh… fall has fallen, and it is getting on time to put your witch hats on and get freaky. Anyone else taste the essence of eye-of-newt in the damp, chill air? Well, what better an occasion to kick off your spooky-season’s celebrations than the return of doomy electro-classical duo, Teach Me Equals! Teach Me Equals is all …

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Live Show Preview: Tigerbomb’s Final Performance

Tigerbomb!, the beloved eighteen-year-old Guided By Voices tribute band with origins in Humboldt, will be playing their final show this weekend. The band’s performance will take place Saturday, May 28th at The Shanty in Eureka and they will be accompanied by three local bands. The concept of Tigerbomb! originated with vocalist Jensen Rufe. While attending HSU in 1997, Rufe wrote …

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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 …

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George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic Halloween

Ben Allen, music editor This Halloween George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic bring their brand of infectious funk to the Sapphire Palace at the Blue Lake Casino Hotel. Clinton’s musical career began in the early sixties with his doo wop group The Parliaments, before becoming a staff songwriter for Motown. The Parliaments went on to find enormous commercial and critical success throughout …

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Live Show Preview: Teach Me Equals / RedRumsey / The Tweeners

Ben Allen, music editor Two touring indie rock bands as well as local favorites The Tweeners will be performing at the Jambalaya this Monday, September 8th. Teach Me Equals is a duo comprised of New Jersey Native Greg Bortnichak and Floridian Erin Murphy. They play guitar, cello, violin and keyboards over homegrown samples created through effects pedals, noises and old …

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Live Show Preview: The Suicide Notes and Sex Crime

Ben Allen, music editor This Sunday, The Shanty plays host to a tremendous rock show featuring a diverse lineup that is not to be missed. Portland’s The Suicide Notes make their triumphant return to Eureka along with tourmates and fellow Portland residents Sex Crime. The Suicide Notes play incredibly infectious rock n’ roll led by three female vocalists and former …

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Chris Garcia live at the Arcata Theater Lounge Feb. 24

When we first worked with Chris Garcia it was at one of our first professional stand-up shows way back in January of 2012. He featured for Alex Koll and Garcia also appeared in the first SHITS and Giggles Comedy Festival later that year. What’s he been up to since then? Oh, nothing much, just appearing on the WTF podcast with …

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CHAMPS Trade Show!

We’re going to the North America’s premiere Counter Culture Expo, the CHAMPS Trade Show in Vegas later this month! Check out their website: http://www.champstradeshows.com/ for more information! And stay tuned to savagehenrymagazine.com for updates!

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Meat Puppets hit Humbews

If you don’t go to the Meat Puppets show this Saturday (11/16) you are setting a dangerous precedent for live music in Humboldt County. For Humbrews to land a band of this magnitude and to see them in an intimate venue is quite the treat. Now I don’t want to get into their whole history or anything, you can check …

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