This is a Love Letter

This is a Love Letter

Hello students! Goodbye readers!

(August 27, 2015) Like a lot of you, I'm a sucker for a good story and enjoy being filled in on topical issues by smart people, which means listening to podcasts on...

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Retro Active

Everything old is new (and great) again

(August 20, 2015) If you're not familiar with the self-coined "Beach Goth" of the Growlers, imagine a "distinctive melding of reverb-heavy surf guitar and Bakersfield-style honky tonk with '80s post-punk" — which is...

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Music in the Time of Infernos

Or: How I learned to stop caring and just dance

(August 13, 2015) Many musicians will tell you that summer in Humboldt County can be a rough time of year for working bands. Nothing stops completely on the coast, but it sure slows...

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An August Selection

Even in the slow times, Humboldt serves it up

(August 6, 2015) Is it the dog days of summer now? Or just the slow gathering of the entertainment storm preparing to unleash upon the return of the student crowd? In any case,...

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More Richer than My Tongue

When words fail, sound can often speak

(July 30, 2015) Hiya, readers. I'm sorry to tell you I have come down with a silly summer cold — this, after a friend exclaimed last week, "You never get sick!" — and...

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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 our blogs...

Up River, Down River

(August 25, 2015) As the morning fog burned off, revealing light smoke drifting overhead from inland fires, a diverse crowd gathered at the Yurok Tribe’s 53rd annual Klamath Salmon Festival on Saturday, Aug....

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Creamery Rises to the Big Top

(August 24, 2015) A sold-out crowd headed for a big-top circus tent that sprouted on an open lot on the south edge of the Arcata Creamery district on the evening of Friday, Aug....

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