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Spring Reverb


Spring's coming and along with it is St. Patrick's Day, the Vernal Equinox, Purim and the Worm Moon. Also a certain group of my friends — you know the ones — tell me that Mercury is currently in retrograde. So, if all of this change going on — the most chaotic of which for many of you was probably last Sunday's daylight savings time — is causing pause and concern, we can all be forgiven for that. And if this week doesn't find you cloistered away in your home burning sage and frankincense, or driving up and down the coast listening to the Book of Revelation section of the James Earl Jones narrated audiobook of the King James Bible while looking for signs of the opening of the Sixth Seal, then here are some suggestions on how to spend your week. Enjoy. Thursday Pacific Northwest phenom Alice DiMicele has been playing activist-tinged acoustic music very well and on her own terms for the last three decades. Tonight she rolls a solo set out at the Arcata Playhouse for all of the folkies in the area at 7:30 p.m. (price TBA). Wunderkind Delaney Rose opens the night. Friday Mieczysaw Horszowski was a physically diminutive Polish master pianist whose life and career literally spanned the entire 20th century. A last pupil of his, Rieko Aizawa, started The Horszowski Trio with violinist Jesse Mills and cellist Raman Ramakrishnan to honor the virtuoso's tonal vision. Tonight at 7:30 p.m. the trio will appear at the Calvary Lutheran Church as a part of the Eureka Chamber Music Series. The program will include pieces by Schumann, Elliott Carter and Shostakovich's highly dissonant World War II masterpiece the Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 67. ($30, $10 seniors, $5 students). Saturday Rosewater is the only local Grateful Dead tribute act of any prominence that eschews the use of "Grateful" or "Dead" in its title and for that I applaud the group. Tonight the band will play three sets at The Jam (the first set's free, then it's $10 after 9:30 p.m.) of music by its spiritual masters. Layla Dias opens at 6 p.m. Over at Humbrews at 9:30 p.m. you can catch local power trio Blacksage Runners as the boys roll through the hits. What hits? Why the ones from their sole album Takin' to the Road. For a mere $10 you can support a true blue…

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