The Music Guide That They Don't Want You to Read!

The Music Guide That They Don't Want You to Read!

The ending will surprise you!

(July 31, 2014) With just one surprising trick, you'll never want for live music again! Just keep reading... Thursday: The results will shock you! We've all known someone who's gone to Reggae at...

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No! Sleep! 'Til Autumn!

Another show, another fest, another Circle of Death

(July 24, 2014) Heya, Humboldt! I don't know what's caused the explosion, but here we are in the middle of summer and in addition to festival madness — how about that Folklife Fest?!...

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Coming Home

Beyond The Whiskey Rebellion

(July 17, 2014) First up, the Humboldt Folklife Festival goodness continues through Saturday, July 19 – please see the calendar section for full listings, then round out your selections with the shows below,...

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Due Dates

Humboldt is poised to deliver

(July 10, 2014) Somehow what should have been a lackadaisical post-holiday week turns out to have a number of potentially damn fine shows. Of special note, the joy that is the Humboldt Folklife...

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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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in our blogs...

Tonight's Setlist: Avant-Garde, Twangy and Influential Options

(July 31, 2014) A-town #1To a certain group of avant-garde rock fans — do you count yourself among them? — Dead Rider and Free Salamander Exhibit are legend. Dead Rider pulls off loopy...

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Tonight's Setlist: The Siren Calls

(July 28, 2014) Mmmmmmmonday. It's not always a bad thing! Tonight for example, the Siren's Song Tavern is the site once again of a fun, fun show, this time with Ruby Pins, all...

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Tonight's Setlist: Remembering Tina, Festive Festivals, Burlesque, Dreamy Pop and Sludge

(July 26, 2014) Tina Fraser Photo by Bob Doran On a serious note — although I sense the event will be as much celebration as memorial — a bunch of former/current denizens...

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