Bruised and Content

Bruised and Content

A look back, a look ahead

(July 23, 2015) As promised, the Rubberneckers' reunion show was all that and then some. Half original members plus half longtime local rockers incorporated into the madness equaled a whole lot of fun....

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Bucolic and Bacchanal

Reunions and random happiness

(July 16, 2015) The Rubberneckers have never needed an invite, official or otherwise, to bring a night home. So it's completely logical that not only would the raucous formerly-of-Blue-Lake cowpunks time a visit...

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We Know You

Outstanding shows for introverts and extros alike

(July 9, 2015) Your taste in music says much about your personality – to which you may respond, "Duh." But science confirms what the average clubgoer may already assume. A study on this...

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Basking in the glow and more reasons to party

(July 2, 2015) Most days I look at Facebook as one of the following things: 1.) a tool for seeing what far-off friends are up to; 2.) a means of communication many of...

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Requiem for a Dream

A psychedelic, spacey start to summer

(June 25, 2015) Hello. Happy summer. Please go outside, report back, then attend some of these fine shows. Friday A gentle hit The weekend proper starts off with a full evening of psychedelic...

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Solstice, Oysters, Sisters, Choices

(June 18, 2015) Saturday is Oyster Fest — yum — see elsewhere in the Journal for full details on that fun time. I will note that The Official Afterparty takes place at Jambalaya...

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In the Beginning

Arcata, birthplace of brilliance

(June 11, 2015) This week brings us the goodness of two women who launched from Arcata to find smashing success elsewhere, and are returning to play hometown shows; plus, an anniversary of A-town's...

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Future road trips and the week in closer-to-home

(June 4, 2015) I have a bunch of extra tickets to The Mountain Goats," my friend posted to Facebook. "Who wants to go?" "I do!" I commented, joking — she's in Portland and...

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Something Old, Something New

A few things borrowed, a bit of blue

(May 28, 2015) Let's kick things off with a quick reminder that the Summer Arts & Music Festival is happening at Benbow Lake State Recreational Area this weekend, featuring approximately one zillion bands,...

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Schooool's Out!

Start your sonic summer

(May 21, 2015) We're happy to report that the sometimes-slow chunk of time following the HSU graduation is not, in fact, happening this year. Instead, a full slate of options awaits your joyful...

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You Should Totally Stay Home This Week


(May 14, 2015) Life is weird. Have you noticed that? When you're a kid, you think you have it all figured out, then you get older and realize you don't know much at...

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in our blogs...

Rolled, Rocked and Raised

(July 27, 2015) Journal contributor Jennifer Savage emceed this year's Roll on the Mattole, the Honeydew Volunteer Fire Company's annual fundraiser. Also in attendance was Journal staff writer — and Honeydew native — Linda...

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That's All, Folklife

(July 21, 2015) The Humboldt Folklife Festival picked, strummed, hooted and harmonized all the live-long day at the free concert finale at Dell'Arte International on Saturday, July 18. This was the 37th...

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(UPDATE: POSTPONED TILL TUESDAY) Monday Night Setlist: The Brilliant Kind of Odd

(July 13, 2015) UPDATE: According to the event's Facebook page: "Somehow related to the stock market glitch, Chinese stock market crash, United Airlines being grounded and The Wall Street Journal crashing this date...

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