Selling the Thizzle

Selling the Thizzle

The raucous and refined sounds you need

(January 22, 2015) What's that sound? Ah, yes. The melodies and beats announcing we've transitioned from the early January doldrums to the more thunderous drums of live music giddiness. Thursday — Rock 'n'...

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Identities: Mistaken and Otherwise

Multiple personalities from which to choose

(January 15, 2015) First, congrats to Adam Pokorski and Matt Jackson for reopening their record store, Missing Link. Second, extra high fives for opening it inside a tavern — genius. Third, apologies to...

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Baby, You're A Star

It's also fine to just listen and dance or rock or whatever

(January 8, 2015) Sure, sure, we've got some bands playing as the year's momentum picks up, but what about you? What about your chance to shine? Let's take a second to look at...

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Easing into it

(January 1, 2015) The old year may have exited with a bang, but this new one arrives with the whimper not atypical for this desolate time of year. The students are gone, those...

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To us!

Good places are rare

(December 25, 2014) Dear Esteemed Readers, We're often warned about assumption. Fair enough — not everything is as it appears. But you often can judge a book by its cover and your instincts exist...

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The Match Game

Pair the description with the gig

(December 18, 2014) Let me share with you a heartwarming tale of the season. A couple Mondays ago, three bands were scheduled to play at the Jambalaya. All the bands were there, ready...

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Which Humboldt Venue Are You? (Part 1)

Are you hot? Sticky? Sweet?

(December 11, 2014) Before we get into this week's quiz, let's take a moment to consider People Who Do Good. One such person is the indefatigable Julie Ryan. I first met Julie a...

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Cheer up!*

Mood-alleviating shows to usher you through the SAD

(December 4, 2014) Hello, dear readers! How are you feeling? Perhaps you, too, are struggling to adjust to the early darkness, thinking it must be about time to crawl into bed and then...

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Which Humboldt gig are you?

Find out where you belong by answering six simple questions

(November 27, 2014) Let's take the guesswork out of show attendance with this highly scientific questionnaire. (Note: Scoring totals are a tool to measure quantitative appeal and not a ranking of qualitative worth.)...

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Suggestions, Absurd & Otherwise

Where to go, who to see and ridiculous advice on staying sane

(November 20, 2014) We are entering the holiday season. I know this because I have seen the jingle bells and singing Santas at the stores and my student friends are ricocheting between freaking...

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Your Excuses Are No Good

If you don't take advantage of Humboldt's music scene, you might as well move to Redding

(November 13, 2014) The biggest problem we have this week, dear friends, is how to justify not attending everything — you could go out night after event-filled night and still find yourself FOMOing...

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