Expression of Freedom

Expression of Freedom

Red lights, white noise and bluegrass

(July 3, 2014) Hey, baby, it's the Fourth of July. What's on your celebration agenda? Debating whether Americans are truly free given the shackles of income inequality, lack of adequate health care and...

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Musical phlegm flam

You think it's funny, but it's snot

(June 26, 2014) I recently found myself sucked into a debate about whether a band member deliberately shooting snot rockets and spitting onto the audience during a show improved or diminished the live...

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Modest Proposals

(Mostly) low-cost good times

(June 19, 2014) It might feel like summer already, what with school getting out and Oyster Fest having happened and your friends lazing at the river (assuming they're not too sunburned, poor things)...

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Breaking Away From the Expected

(June 12, 2014) Hello! I'm here to tell you about some live music performances that will enhance your life, make you more attractive to others and ensure that you don't become the kind...

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Rounding the bass

Drumming up some good times

(June 5, 2014) Ah, baseball! What could be more feel-good than sitting in the stands, cheering on the Humboldt Crabs, seeing all the folks you only see in the summertime, wondering if the...

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Feeling Lucky

Key words for a good time

(May 29, 2014) Sometimes switching gears from reading the news to writing about music requires a sort of conscious cognitive dissonance. "Damn, people are messed up," says my brain, reeling from shootings and...

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Shows that make sense

(May 22, 2014) There are many things I do not understand. The Shugborough Inscription. What a head gasket does. Why we continue engaging in behavior we know to be bad for us....

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A reminder to be kinder

(May 15, 2014) Humboldt State's graduation weekend manifests itself in many ways. Students exhale as the final assignment is turned in and the world crowns them official adults. Parents rejoice in their...

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Country Cocktail

The notes on this week's notes

(May 8, 2014) Let's just launch into it, shall we? Thursday three-fer Soulful string band fans have a chance to experience the SF-based Hot Buttered Rum in a free noontime show on...

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Houses of the Holy

Musical awakenings for flocks of varying faiths

(May 1, 2014) Let's start off with Sunday. Often on Sundays, I like to stay in my pajamas and refuse to leave the house unless the excursion has to do with walking to...

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Summer Longing

And bummer songing

(April 24, 2014) People are itching for summer. The river calls. Trails await. Road trip ideas lace through conversation. Sometimes the music scene slows down a bit, what with the students gone...

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in our blogs...

Tonight's Setlist: A splash of this, a dash of that

(July 8, 2014) Let’s say you wanted to create a band perfectly suited to play at Humboldt Brews... Its members would be from Colorado. They’d inspire dancing. They’d have instrumental chops that they’d...

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Tonight's Setlist: Rock at the 'bi

(July 5, 2014) Oh, Nipplepotamus! Why would you play a show at the Alibi when I am out of town? Fans of the band are already ramping up for the trio’s Alien Scene...

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Tonight's Setlist: In Which We Celebrate the Freedom to Describe Oneself

(July 4, 2014) Siren’s Song boasts “exotic dancer in full effect” for the tavern’s July 4 party. What constitutes “full effect” remains to be seen, but hopefully the offering is more original...

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