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The Band Playing at HumBrews Tonight Made A Really Good Video (VIDEO)

It's another overachieving Wednesday night in Humboldt County. If you missed STOMP at the Van Duzer Theatre last night, dagnabbit, they're just gonna go ahead and bang on more trash cans tonight. If you need some high-energy, "livetronica" -- a combination of live and electronic instrumentation -- you can drop some cash and head out to the Eureka Theatre for tonight's Big Gigantic show.

Or you could check out the band that will be filling Humboldt Brews with wonderfulness. To our knowledge, the minimum number of views that allow a YouTube clip to be referred to as "viral" has not been established. But even if Lake Street Dive's video for "I Want You Back" and it's almost one million views don't exactly make the viral cut, it will still infect you with its sweet, lilting harmonies and laid-back jazzy arrangement. 

Check that clip out below and also make sure to tune into KHUM during the 4 p.m. hour when the group will get intimate with Larry. The rest of Wednesday's options are farther down in today's Lowdown.

-Andrew Goff


Big Gigantic

Eureka Theater / 8 p.m. / $25 / $20 adv.

Instrumental livetronica, hip-hop and jazz musical group based out of Boulder, Colorado bring the spectacle to Humboldt.

442-2970 / Web site


Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $55 / $25 HSU students

International percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments—matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps, etc.

826-3928 / Web site

Lake Street Dive

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m. / $10 / 21+

Jazz-schooled, DIY-motivated and classically pop obsessed band drops some catchy songs in your ear.

826-2739 / Web site

Pints For Nonprofits

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 1 p.m.

Benefit for North Country Fair planners Same Old People.

668-4151 / Web site

Free Community Classes

Essential Elements Wellness Spa & Sauna / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / Free / Free ALL

839-7772 / info@essentialelementsspa.com / Web site


The MGC / 6-7 p.m. / $6

725-3300 / tpockett@ervmgc.com / Web site

Humboldt Hard Court Bike Polo

Highland Park / 6-9 p.m. / Free

Like horse polo minus the stable fees.

541-531-6671 / daryl_witmore@yahoo.com / Web site

The Snow Creature (1954)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5

Science Fiction Pint and Pizza Night.

822-1220 / Web site

Eureka Fair Wage Act Meeting

Labor Temple / 6:15 p.m.

Supporters of the Eureka initiative to require employers with more than 25 employees to provide a $12 minimum wage gather.

443-3731 /

Open Mic

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30 p.m.

Music and spoken word. Hosted by Mike Anderson.

445-8600 / Web site

Open Mic

Logger Bar / 7 p.m.

668-5000 / Web site

April Moore

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Country singer/songwriter.

923-2748 / Web site

Joe Garceau

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.

839-7580 / Web site

No Covers

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Jazz improvisational duo.

444-2244 / Web site

White Manna and Nipplepotamus

The Shanty / 9 p.m. / 21+

White Mann album release party. Free show.

444-2053 /

Madi Simmons and DJ Gobi

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

The reggae will happen.

822-4766 / Web site

Bar-Fly Karaoke

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

443-3770 / Web site

Whomp Whomp Wednesday

Nocturnum / 9 p.m.

HumCo craves beats.

499-0163 /


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