Just 3 bands blowing the doors off Cooper's....also we will be playing some music. Come and enjoy..or else
After two years of attempting to turn Arcata into the town from Footloose, Police Chief Chris Gallagher "resigned" in early June of 2003. Alibi owner Justin Ladd immediately applied for a live music permit and on Thursday, June 12th The Alibi hosted it's first night of live music with mountain-metal masters The Hitch and garage kings The Letdown rocking a packed house on a $2 cover. On Saturday, June 12th, 2004 Dragged by Horses, who had only recently emerged on the local music scene to knock The Hitch off of their heavy-rock throne, opened for the Japanese psych-blues band DMBQ to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of live music. Roshawn Beere and Steve Bohner, former members of The Hitch, and Pablo Midence, former front-man for Dragged by Horses, are now 3/4 of Lord Ellis (with Andy Sorter filling out the band on electric piano), who will open the 12-year anniversary celebration at The Alibi this Saturday, June 13th. In early 2004 Dameon Lee Waggoner had mentioned that his friend Colin had recently put together a band and requested that they open for Dameon's band, Lowlights, sometime at The Alibi. On Thursday, March 18th, 2004 MooM debuted at The Alibi, featuring Colin Begell on guitar and vocals, Andy Powell on bass, Ryan Brodie on lap steel, and Brian Godwin on drums. Changing their name to Rasper, the same line-up performed at The Alibi twice in the fall of 2004 until Brodie left the band in late October. The band went on hiatus to regroup, with front-man Colin continuing to perform solo sets at The Alibi opening for bands such as Franklin Delano from Italy and Juanita Family and Friends from Portland. Colin, Andy, and Brian resurfaced as Strix Vega and the band made their Alibi debut on Saturday, June 25th, 2005. Jay Forbes replaced Brian Godwin on drums in 2007, and band continues to perform at venues around Humboldt. Strix Vega will close out the 12-year anniversary celebration.
Sounds Like: Deep Purple (1968-1976), Black Sabbath, Pelican, Lawrence Welk
Bio: Founded in 2011, Lord Ellis brings together 20 years of Humboldt County kick ass rock tradition. Bands like, The Hitch, Dragged by Horses, Wasabi and Grimace were the precursors of this latest incarnation that promises to knock you off your feet, step on your head, then maybe give you a hand up ...See Full Bio
"You may have heard the rumblings in the local rock world about a band taking the monster rhythm section of The Hitch, drummer Steve “Thee Alchemist” Bohner and bassist Roshawn Beere, adding killer guitarist Pablo Midence from Dragged by Horses and a keyboard player, Andy Sorter. Briefly known as Yeti Fight and/or El Yeti, the band is now called Lord Ellis (a much better name). Imagine losing your breaks at the top of a mountain pass and rolling downhill with only the grinding metal of your gears for control — that’s what Lord Ellis feels like. The band has been woodshedding for a long time without many club gigs, but now the heavy hitters are emerging from their practice space to play a Friday the 13th show at the Lil’ Red Lion, sharing the bill with Vastum, a brutal metal band from Oakland"