Style Counsel

Style Counsel

What to wear and where to go

(February 26, 2015) L et's mix it up a bit. Pick something you wouldn't usually gravitate toward and give it a go. Remember, you can always leave discreetly, especially if you sit in...

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By the Dozen

Potentially perfect options for a polysonic spree

(February 19, 2015) Humboldt! I hope you've been getting enough sleep and eating well because we've got a busy weekend ahead. Please note the following options and plan accordingly. Thursday: Stellar hip-hop Call...

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Your Guide to Love

Or at least some musical options

(February 12, 2015) Oh, Valentine's Day. On one hand, an opportunity to offend your partner by not celebrating with enough enthusiasm; on the other, a reason to feel shut out by society for...

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In Memory, In the Moment

Celebrating the musicians who've passed on and those still with us

(February 5, 2015) For those who missed the news, please note the passing of former Blue Lake resident and beloved musician Kyle Scott, who died in a car crash Saturday in Alabama (see...

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Lessons from The Devil Makes Three

'Life will fuck you up anyway'

(January 29, 2015) When The Devil Makes Three first played in Humboldt County a decade ago, not many bands were doing what it did. We had our string bands, sure, both bluegrass and...

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Selling the Thizzle

The raucous and refined sounds you need

(January 22, 2015) What's that sound? Ah, yes. The melodies and beats announcing we've transitioned from the early January doldrums to the more thunderous drums of live music giddiness. Thursday — Rock 'n'...

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Identities: Mistaken and Otherwise

Multiple personalities from which to choose

(January 15, 2015) First, congrats to Adam Pokorski and Matt Jackson for reopening their record store, Missing Link. Second, extra high fives for opening it inside a tavern — genius. Third, apologies to...

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Baby, You're A Star

It's also fine to just listen and dance or rock or whatever

(January 8, 2015) Sure, sure, we've got some bands playing as the year's momentum picks up, but what about you? What about your chance to shine? Let's take a second to look at...

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Easing into it

(January 1, 2015) The old year may have exited with a bang, but this new one arrives with the whimper not atypical for this desolate time of year. The students are gone, those...

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To us!

Good places are rare

(December 25, 2014) Dear Esteemed Readers, We're often warned about assumption. Fair enough — not everything is as it appears. But you often can judge a book by its cover and your instincts exist...

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The Match Game

Pair the description with the gig

(December 18, 2014) Let me share with you a heartwarming tale of the season. A couple Mondays ago, three bands were scheduled to play at the Jambalaya. All the bands were there, ready...

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in our blogs...

That Time The Foo Fighters Played Arcata

(February 26, 2015) We almost missed making note of an anniversary near and dear to longtime A-towners' hearts. Thankfully, British weekly music mag NME reminded us about the significance of Feb. 23, 1995: Back...

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Plaza in Pink

(February 14, 2015) Scores of young folks descended on the Arcata plaza Friday to sing, dance and take a stand condemning violence against women. The annual event came as a part of V-Day...

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You and Me...

(February 5, 2015) The Devil Makes Three packed HSU's West Gym on Wednesday night, stirring an antsy crowd of 1,600 into a leaping, dancing frenzy. The band's doom-metal aesthetic, combined with its dark...

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