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Let's All Sing Gillian Welch Songs Together

Sure, it's the first day of Reggae on the River, but oh me oh my oh, would you look at what's goin' on at the Mad River Brewery on Thursday night? You'll want to run on down to Blue Lake with your rag top down to sing along with the memorable tunes of Gillian Welch, who has to be one of the most covered songwriters by Humboldt County artists.

To be clear, Miss Welch will not be in attendance (surely, she has a good excuse). Instead, the Tribute Night will feature a gaggle of local Gillian groupies -- specifically performers The Lonesome Roses, Josephine Johnson, Colin Begall, Rachel Beccaria, Rich Kearns, Zach Zwerdling, Hot Wings, Trillium and Jo Kuzelka. Take your dear someone out to watch 'em sing that rock and roll.

Also, Pressure/Anya fans (and there are many of them) should take note that the regular Dirty Thursday dance party has moved this week to Nocturnum from its regular home at the Eureka Inn while some remodeling is done to the Palm Lounge.

More Thursday love in your Lowdown below and, oh, what the hell, a video of Chris Crofton and the Alcoholic Stuntband -- they're playing at The Shanty tonight -- singing a song about wrestler The Original Sheik. Whee!

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Reggae on the River

French's Camp / 9 a.m.

Making a highly anticipated return to the festival’s original French’s Camp venue, located approximately 10 miles south of Garberville. Music by Julian Marley and The Uprising Band, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley and Blak Soil, Anthony B and many more.

Gillian Welch Tribute Night

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m.

Evening of local musicians paying tribute to an amazing songwriter in sunny Blue Lake.

668-4151 / Web site

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.

Jeff Kelley

McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3-6:30 p.m.

268-1800 / Web site

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.

268-1800 / Web site

Wildwood Days

Rio Dell / 5 p.m.

Rio Dell's annual nearly week long community celebration. Check their website for the complete list of events.

info@wildwooddays.org / Web site

Eureka Summer Concert Series

C Street Market Square / 6 p.m.

Featuring nostalgic rock 'n' roll band LC Diamonds.

Humboldt Homebrewers Meeting

Humboldt Beer Works / 7-9 p.m.

Gabe and Chuck from Engineers Without Borders give a presentation on this years Humboldt Homebrew Festival.

442-6258 / info@humboldtbeerworks.com / Web site

HSU Guitar Group

Libation / 7 p.m.

825-7596 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Old time country while you eat meat.

407-3550 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / Web site

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / Web site

Jayke Orvis and the Broken Band

Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / 21+

James Hunnicut and Sean and Zander open.

668-5000 / Web site

Dogcatcher

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.-midnight / Free

Soul/jazz/folk/indie-rock quartet.

826-7222 / david.franklin@redwoodcurtainbrewing.com / Web site

Jerry Garcia's B-Day Dance Party

Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / 21+

Featuring a show from Winterland on 6/9/77 and full on light show by Marmalade Sky.

826-2739 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 8:30 p.m.

839-0545 /

Open Jam

The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

Pressure/Anya DJs

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

Dirty Thursdays bump 'n' grind boogie down.

499-0163 /

Dirty Thursday

Nocturnum / 9 p.m. / 21+

DJs Pressure and Anya move Dirty Thursday to Nocturnum for this week due to the scheduled/temporary Palm Lounge closure. No cover.

499-0163 /

Anna Hamilton

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt folk guitar playin', storytellin' tornado.

826-9463 / Web site

Accurate Productions

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+

S.I.N. and Service Night DJ night.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Chris Crofton and the Alcoholic Stuntband

The Shanty / 9:30 p.m.

Comedian/actor Chris Crofton brings his Nashvillian fist pump rock to Eureka. Eureka stalwarts Thee Eureka Garbage Co and all female synth popsicle Blood Gnome open.

444-2053 /

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre