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Friday, May 24, 2013's Lowdown

Like it or not, Humboldt's Memorial Day weekend has and will continue to be dominated by Kinetics for the foreseeable. And while your Lost Coast Outpost still allow ourselves to get swept up in the kookiness, maybe you're just burned out on that scene and want to get the hell out of Dodge. We get it.

Well then! If your budget inhibits you from traveling too far out o' town, may we suggest Hickey Fest? Over three days at the Peg House in Leggett this weekend, from Friday to Sunday, 33 bands will take the stage birthing an outdoorsy indie paradise in the process. The price of admission gets you shared camping at Standish Hickey State Park. (We guess "Standish Fest" wasn't edgy enough.)

Click here to view the Hickey Fest schedule. We are not proud, so we'll admit that if you recognize more than three (3) bands on that itinerary then you are in some sense hipper than the entire Lost Coast Communications staff combined (but you also should get a job).

For less remote HumCo options, see your Friday Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Hickey Fest

The Peg House / 5 p.m.

Three-day music festival featuring 30 bands. Festival entry includes camping at Standish Hickey State Park.

925-6444 / Web site

Third Annual Bob Dylan's Birthday Bash

Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $10

Includes four great local bands performing the songs of Bob Dylan, and a tap-takeover by Mad River Brewing Co.

826-2739 / Web site

Garberville Farmers' Market

Garberville Town Square / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

Yes Sweet Can

Arcata Playhouse / 7 p.m.

Show includes circus skills, aerial silks, acrobatics, slack rope, and hula hoops, propelled by the infectious music of EO, a one-man orchestra. Part of the Playhouse Family Fun Series.

822-1575 / Web site

Frank Lucky

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.


923-2748 / Web site


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

The Finals

Carlo Theatre (Dell'Arte) / 8 p.m. / Free

Dell'Arte International's first-year class present an evening of 10-minute, original plays

668-5663 / meghan@dellarte.com / Web site

Next to Normal

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $18

Musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.

442-6278 / Web site

Folk Dance

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church / 8-10 p.m.

Teaching and request dancing. Sponsored by Humboldt Folk Dancers.

822-4102 /

LaPatina Band

Logger Bar / 8:30-11:30 p.m. / Free

With Jake Wiegandt, Jim Hatchimonji, Brin pwell, Neil McLaughlin and the brothers DeMarkus.

668-5000 / www.jeffdemark@gmail.com / Web site


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

'70s funk to '80s rock. Two great decades, if I do say so.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Rebel Outlaw

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+


733-9644 / Web site

Lyndsey Battle with the Billy Pilgrims

Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / 21+

Bluegrass and folk at the Palm Lounge with Lyndsey Battle, Cory Goldman, Rob Fowler, Kris Lang and other folky folks.

497-6093 / Web site

Dolphin Star Temple Mystery School, Couches, Companion Animal

Little Red Lion / 9 p.m. / 21+

Indie heaven.

Chuck Fenda

Ocean Grove Lodge / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. / $20 / 21+

Much reggae for you.

236-5796 / photographyamyyoung@gmail.com / Web site

Reckless in Vegas

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+

Alt. indie rock.

668-9770 / Web site

Accurate Productions

Angelina Inn / 9:30 p.m.

725-5200 / Web site

Dirty Rats

The Jam / 10 p.m.

822-4766 / Web site

DJ Lost

Pearl Lounge / 10 p.m.

Let's get Lost tonight.

444-2017 / Web site

Buddy Reed

The Ritz / 10 p.m. / 21+

Low down blues.


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