In May, when Jessicurl founder/world music DJ Jessica McGuinty underwent heart surgery and our own lovable Arts and Entertainment Editor/Music Guru Bob Doran had a stroke, many people asked if there was anything they could do. After all, recovery can be tough, and medical bills ain't cheap.
The good news is that both lovely people are bouncing back, and there is something you can do. You can get down to good music, laugh and bid on things for yourself at the "Back on Their Feet" benefit concert for Jessica and Bob. The show, brought to you by The Arcata Eye and the Journal, is at HumBrews on Thursday, July 25 at 8 p.m. Go ahead and write it down; we'll wait.
Stomp your boots and whoop it up with The Trouble and Gunsafe, both fresh from the stages of the Humboldt Folklife Festival. Don't sit down, though, because Missing Link DJs Matt & Adam will have lots of vinyl with them. And it will be funky. Or dope. Do people still say dope? Either way, it's a lot for $10 at the door.
Hope it doesn't hurt when Bob and Jessica laugh. Local comedy diva Sherae O'Shaughnessy is hosting the evening, and our own Kim Hodges, also of the Ba-Dum-Chh comedy troupe, will be encouraging us all to chuckle inappropriately. That's plenty of funny. Then there's the silent auction with all kinds of tickets, goodies, services and even artwork from Center Arts, Baroni, 3 Foods, Renata's Creperie, Darius Brotman, Robert Goodman Winery, Garden Gate and more. Rex Bohn will also be calling a live auction. Check out the growing list on our A&E Blog. You're such a giver — treat yourself to something pretty. Interested in donating? Give Debi Farber Bush a call at 845-3873.
Should be quite a party ... see you there!