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Your No Good Humboldt Friday (VIDEO)

End your grueling work week with a tap of the toe and ‘grass stained eardrums? Friday night, local “jug grass” warriors the No Good Redwood Ramblers will headline what’s sure to be sardine-ish scene at Blue Lake’s house of worship The Logger Bar. The strummin’ and pickin’ quintet are celebrating the release of their first album, cleverly titled Good Ramblin’

Here are three ways to experience the NGRR today: 1) Tonight at the Logger (where they’ll share the bill with the mighty Gunsafe); 2) Today on KHUM 104.3/104.7 (where they’ll share chuckle with the mighty Larry Trask.); 3) In the Humboldt Live Sessions clip for their song “Cold Wind Blows” below.

Non-bluegrass fans (shame on you) can peruse your Friday Lowdown below.  

-Andrew Goff


Trinidad Arts Night

Trinidad / 6-9 p.m.

Kinda like Garberville Arts Alive, but in Trinidad.

Strong at The Heart Book Signing

Northtown Books / 7 p.m.

Benefit for the North Coast Rape Crisis Team celebrating the paperback publication of the book by local author Carolyn Lehman. Contains first person accounts, illustrated with photographs, of men, women and teens who talk about what happened to them and the ways they found to heal from sexual abuse

822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site

Physical Reality

Van Duzer Theater / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $10 / Free HSU students / $8 seniors, children

This year’s HSU Dance concert, with more than 40 dancers performing 10 new dances that employ styles from ballet to modern, traditional Middle Eastern to hip-hop.

826-3928 / Web site

No Good Redwood Ramblers CD Release

Logger Bar / 8:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

Get your hands on the bluegrass band's new album Good Ramblin'. Gunsafe opens,

661-400-2505 / thenogoodredwoodramblers@gmail.com / Web site


Northern Delights, Hayfork / 9 p.m. / $40 / $35 adv. / 21+

Yes, in Hayfork. "Celebrating 25 groundbreaking years, FISHBONE has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock since starting their professional career in Los Angeles burgeoning, Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s."

530-628-5246 / Web site

Coffee for a Cause

See Event Description / 5 a.m.-8 p.m.

Redwood Coast Career Fair

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where job seekers find opportunities and job providers find new talent.

441-5711 / cmbeding@charter.net / Web site

Job Market Career Fair

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Free

Sixth annual event "where job seekers find opportunities and Employers find new talent."

441-5711 / allen.maveety@edd.ca.gov / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6-9 p.m. / Free

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

Fortuna's First Friday

Fortuna / 6-9 p.m.

Art, music, fun and great deals from local merchants in the friendly city.

Papa Paul

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.

Local folk/rock.

442-1177 / Web site

Public Skate

Blue Lake Roller Rink / 6:30-9:30 p.m. / $5 Adults / $4 Ages 9-17 / $3 Ages 8 and under

Patrons are welcome to bring their own skates or rollerblades if they are clean, have no exposed bolts, and have at least one brake.

668-5932 / parks-rec@bluelake.ca.gov / Web site

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

Arcata High School / 7 p.m. / $10 General Admission / $8 Students

"Join us on a one of a kind adventure as we travel with Eurydice through the underworld to experience a modern retelling of the myth of Orpheus, with original music composed by AAI Music students Gaizah Wagschal and Carson McHaney."

825-2428 / mzapper@nohum.k12.ca.us / Web site

Monty Python's Spamalot

Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 7:30-10 p.m. / $18 / $15 3/20 only, Cast Benefit / $16 students/seniors / $25 3/15 only, Fortuna Sunrise Rotary Benefit

"Lovingly ripped off" from the 1975 film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this musical comedy retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

786-5483 / info@ferndalerep.org / Web site


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Electric Gravy

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Emcees, poets and singers are encouraged to free flow, or try out a piece of work in progress, over improvised hip hop style analogue electronica provided by Anwyn Halliday on synthesizers and Tamaras Abrams on drums and vocals.

826-7222 / Web site

Raising Grain

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8-11 p.m. / Free

"More microbe than men, the colonial organisms that make up the humanoid forms of Raising Grain communicate solely through bluegrass rhythms."

826-7222 / Raisinggrain@gmail.com / Web site

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised)

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 Senior/Student

Parody of the 37 plays written by William Shakespeare with all of them being performed (in shortened form) in about 97 minutes by only three actors.

442-6278 / ncrt@huomboldt1.com / Web site

Mateel Comedy Cabaret

Mateel Community Center / 8:30 p.m. / $10 / 18+

This month featuring Ellis Rodriguez and Jonny Eller.

923-3368 / office@mateel.org / Web site

Biscuits and Gravy

The Siren's Song Tavern / 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Space Biscuit at 10:00 p.m. and Electric Gravy's hip hop open mic at 11 p.m.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

RLA Trio

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

826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Swingin' Country

Central Station / 9 p.m. / 21+

Local country/rock band.

839-2013 /

Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band

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


800-684-2464 / Web site

Anna Hamilton

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free

Jazz singer, songwriter and guitarist.

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Bar Fly Karaoke

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

443-3770 / Web site

Dr. Squid

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

Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.

733-9644 / Web site

Friday Night Mixology

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

When you are tired of dancing you can play freaking air hockey, OK?

gabe@pressureanya.com / Web site

Fargo Brothers

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


668-9770 / Web site

Drag Wars 2014

Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. / $5 / 21+

Monthly LGBTQ/Ally dance party/newcomer drag competitor.

826-2739 / Web site

Kindred Spirits

Clam Beach Inn / 10 p.m.

839-0545 /


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /