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click to enlarge NCJ Best of Humboldt Party marquee at the Eureka Theater
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Our turn! All year long the Journal gives you the where, when, what scoop on the awesome soirees other folks are trying to seduce you to and, well, we’ve decided we wanna feel pretty too!

And thus, in conjunction with our super scientific Best Of Humboldt Issue, the NCJ cordially invites you to our first ever Best of Humboldt Party (we named it after the issue). It’s goin’ down Friday, Sept. 21. at the historic Eureka Theater at 8 p.m. and, keeping in line with the theme, we’re doing our damnedest to bring you our region’s top shelf stuff: the best home grown music, the best local food and the best little alt weekly newspaper readers' poll.

Who we got at this thing? Ah, yes. If you haven’t seen Huckleberry Flint in a couple years, expect a sonically different band than you previously soaked in. The former bluegrass guaranteed good time merchants have gone Newport Folk Festival on us and are focusing a little less on making your foot tap and a little more on making your spirit soar. Has your spirit soared lately?

Who else? ... Right. At this point in Humboldt history, pure American rockers The Trouble find themselves the local band of the moment. Gigging relentlessly over the past year, the boys have earned coveted stage time at the OysterFest and closed out this year’s Folklife Festival. How do they top that? Rumor has it they’ve recruited a horn section for our little party. Tasty.

Finally, is there a hotter ticket in town than Missing Link Record’s monthly vinyl Soul Night dance parties? That was rhetorical; there is not. DJs Matt n’ Adam, the booty-motivating masterminds behind Humboldt’s best reason to sweat, will be on hand as well. So wear logical shoes.

Also, we’ll be handing out awards to the winners of this year’s poll, the folks who make HumCo hum, yo.

Sound like correct use of a Friday? Tickets for our Best Of Humboldt Party are $15 at the door, but if you hurry your keisters on over to Missing Link Records in Arcata or The Works in Eureka you can secure some budget $10 advanced passes (while supplies are in supply). We good? K, see you there.

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