Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

(August 25, 2016) In a previous Setlist, I mused on what qualifies a band as local. Now, I won't wade into those waters again, but on a somewhat related note, I've been wondering...

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Hot August Nights

Kneel before the Neils

(August 18, 2016) There are two Neils near and dear to my musical heart. The first I would hear cranking out of my father's car when my sister and I were small. I...

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Being There

(August 11, 2016) Last week I had the opportunity to chat with a hardworking band that spends a good portion of each year out on the road. Although we briefly talked about the...

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Will You do the Fandango?

(August 4, 2016) We all have daily struggles in our modern lives, trying to scrape by and hustle a living out of the crushing jaws of the free market. Money issues aside, it's...

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Who Needs a DeLorean When You've Got Ears?

(July 28, 2016) Some music will always hold a dear spot in our lives. It could be a song that we listened to obsessively for days on end after a high school...

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A Fistful of Appreciation

(July 21, 2016) A couple of music festivals are now behind us with the Folklife Festival and Northern Nights having just wrapped up. But with upcoming festivals on the horizon such as the...

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Letting the Days Go By

(July 14, 2016) A memory from the 20th century recently found its way back into my mind. During my somewhat unremarkable final two years in high school, I was able to leave campus...

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Let's Go Get Folked

Humboldt traditions and new blood

(July 7, 2016) We're a county of music lovers, are we not? Here in Humboldt, we have our fair share of summer music festivals, which probably outdoes many counties with much larger populations....

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Some Like it Hot

Some are even willing to stand in line

(June 30, 2016) The Fourth of July is nearly upon us and, as a red-blooded patriot, I quested to write something about music, America and perhaps Brexit. After long thoughts about John Phillip...

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Humboldt Played

Defining the locus of local

(June 23, 2016) By the time you read this you will hopefully have had enough time to deal with your grief over the Golden State Warriors blowing a 3-1 lead and giving the...

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To Pre, or Not to Pre

(June 16, 2016) With summer almost/now upon us — depending when you read this — it's no surprise that we've got some busy musical weekends upon us. Oyster Festival (technically, Arcata Main Street's...

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Into and Out of the Theater Business

(August 22, 2016) Looking to manage a marquee? Here's your chance. The Arcata Theatre Lounge is on the market for a cool $1.85 million via Ming Tree Realtors. The revamped Art Deco...

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'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': Sizzla Speaks at Reggae on the River

(August 9, 2016) Reggae dancehall artist Sizzla Kalonji has given few interviews in recent years. So it was sort of a big deal when Kalonji’s camp confirmed at the last minute that the...

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