Whole Lotta Love

Whole Lotta Love

Saturday serves it up

(April 10, 2014) I had just parked in Arcata when my phone buzzed. "The band canceled!" my husband alerted me, referring to our plans to see Warm Soda at The Shanty later...

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April Showers

Bring great shows

(April 3, 2014) Hey there, Humboldt! The question this week, as always, is: why stay home? Yes, I know your home is cozy and delightful (and the weather outside might be frightful!...

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A Doozy

So many shows make your head spin

(March 27, 2014) Please sit down. Don't worry, you'll be up soon enough. It's just that I am about to spew so many your-options-in-live-music at you that if you're standing, the sheer number...

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Hard to Describe

The week's music speaks volumes

(March 20, 2014) Describing a band's sound without turning to cliché or meaningless phrases can be a challenge. Press releases ring with adjectives and promises that would also work for wine or...

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Shake, Rattle & Roll

Post-quake wildness

(March 13, 2014) Did you already forget about Sunday night's earthquake? If you don't have your emergency supplies prepped and packed, stop reading and take care of that, pronto. Ready? Good. Now...

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Beauty, Beasts and Belles

(March 6, 2014) March came in with rainbows — yay! — more a unicorn than the proverbial lion. How the month goes out remains to be seen, but how you go out...

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Mardi Gras Madness

The good kind of fat

(February 27, 2014) Wow. This week. So much. Mardi Gras, garage rock dance party, a benefit for the blind, New York folk, San Francisco Americana, one of the guys from Ween, horn-heavy bluegrass...

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A Motherlode of a Week

These people want to give you a show

(February 20, 2014) Dear Humboldt, our local talent bookers have been going a little nuts making sure you have no excuse to stay home. Please read on and plan accordingly. Friday's bonanza...

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For Love

Or something approximating it

(February 13, 2014) And here we find ourselves in a week anchored by Valentine's Day. Dismissing the holiday as a mawkish, cheesy, Hallmark-exploited ode to cliched ideas about romance is easy —...

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Pictures of Lily

Judging a band by the looks of it

(February 6, 2014) Twee Thursday You can tell by the photo that Humboldt County will love Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys. She's adorable, like the girl you had a crush on in grade...

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Give Peace a Chance

Gritty beats, guitar heroes, epic groove fest

(January 30, 2014) If you only go to one gig this week, make it the one that matters most: Saturday's Increase the Peace fundraiser. Sparked by the spate of violence that accompanied...

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in our blogs...

Tonight's Setlist

(April 15, 2014) The Redwood Jazz Alliance welcomes the Michael Moore Quartet on Tuesday, April 15 at 8 p.m. at the Morris Graves Museum of Art. Known for his virtuosity, his expressiveness and...

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Tonight's Setlist: The Magnificence that is Saturday, April 12.

(April 12, 2014) Skate, chili and a Minor Threat cover band No one will accuse the folks at RampArt of being slackers. Establishing an indoor skate-art park with a focus on providing something cool...

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Tonight's Setlist: Future Islands, Whatever Forever

(April 7, 2014) The big show tonight is North Carolina post-wave dance band Future Islands over at Humboldt Brews. Did you see them kill it on Letterman last week? Get your tickets now. Terse, yet...

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