Please join Arthur Magazine tonight as we conclude our Arthur Sunday Evenings series of music at the 50-years-old-and-growing-strong McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica.
McCabe’s is all-ages, and doesn’t sell adult-designated beverages, so bring the whole family, bring your own flask and so on. Coffee, tea, bottled water, soft drinks and home-baked cookies will be available for reasonable prices. There will be two intermissions, and there are ins and outs all night so you can go outside to use your cel, or perhaps have an invigorating smoke.
McCabe’s holds 150; we’ll have 75 seats out for those who prefer to sit rather than dance or sway or lay down. Here’s the info:
Sunday, Feb 17, 7pm – $12 – call McCabe’s at 310-828-4497 to buy a ticket
Blissed longhairs from the Bay Area working the eternal vein that runs from “Electric Music for the Mind and Body”/”Section 43”-era Country Joe and the Fish to Butterfield Blues Band’s “East-West” to Jefferson Airplane to Quicksilver Messenger Service to the Doors to Suicide to Les Rallizes Denudes to Spacemen 3. As guitarist-vocalist Ripley Johnson acknowledges, “It’s been done already, by the Velvets most famously. This is just our take on it. It just feels so right: repetition, drone, simplicity — that is life, the sound of the nervous system, the sound of the universe.”
Cascading river-of-consciousness folksongs from the young Nevada City nature-songstress
Texan nomad fellas on a dark, lonesome, reverb-soaked high — think the Stones’ “Wild Horses” in super-slow-mo and you’re getting there
Hot tips from McCabe’s on how to park for free near the shop:
Arthur Sunday Evenings poster by ARIK ROPER