Requiem for a Dream

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 the Beginning

Arcata, birthplace of brilliance

(June 11, 2015) This week brings us the goodness of two women who launched from Arcata to find smashing success elsewhere, and are returning to play hometown shows; plus, an anniversary of A-town's...

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Future road trips and the week in closer-to-home

(June 4, 2015) I have a bunch of extra tickets to The Mountain Goats," my friend posted to Facebook. "Who wants to go?" "I do!" I commented, joking — she's in Portland and...

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Something Old, Something New

A few things borrowed, a bit of blue

(May 28, 2015) Let's kick things off with a quick reminder that the Summer Arts & Music Festival is happening at Benbow Lake State Recreational Area this weekend, featuring approximately one zillion bands,...

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Schooool's Out!

Start your sonic summer

(May 21, 2015) We're happy to report that the sometimes-slow chunk of time following the HSU graduation is not, in fact, happening this year. Instead, a full slate of options awaits your joyful...

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You Should Totally Stay Home This Week


(May 14, 2015) Life is weird. Have you noticed that? When you're a kid, you think you have it all figured out, then you get older and realize you don't know much at...

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Thinking Out Loud

Mud, dirt, Downfall and digression

(May 7, 2015) Let's look ahead to the end of the month for a moment: The 39th annual Summer Arts and Music Festival takes place May 30 and 31 at Benbow and features...

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All Kinds of Music

For all Humboldt's kinds of people

(April 30, 2015) It's a long list of goodness, friends. Let's dive in. Thursday: All You Need is Love (and Money) All right, so there's a benefit for Boys and Girls Club of...

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An Epic Week (!!!)

All the best strings, a rock reunion, True Detective and 'Mrs. Robinson' — seriously

(April 23, 2015) Guys! This week is nuts! I feel like I'm 15! So many exclamation points!!! Forget about sleep or saving money or anything other than getting yourself out to at least...

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Mood Music

Sliding into your heart

(April 16, 2015) You know when you're in a kind of mood and then music comes to you that does more than reflects that mood, it soaks right into you and you soak...

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in our blogs...

Tonight's Setlist: When Descriptions Win

(June 29, 2015) An unusual show at Richards' Goat features Shelter Death, best known for an ability to "utilize alien programming, heavy electronics and pained instrumentation that makes for a tragic and austere...

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Tonight's Setlist: Wrap Your Weekend With Some Reggae Chill

(June 28, 2015) The Green's latest album, Hawai'i '13, opens with a chant because, according to guitarist, vocalist and one of the band's five songwriters JP Kennedy, "From the times of ancient...

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Tonight's Setlist: Demons and Monsters

(June 27, 2015) Locals night in A-town The Mother Vines bring the surf-psych punk rock and Super Demon delivers the Macktown math metal at the Alibi. Music at 11 p.m., $3 cover, 21-and-over....

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