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

The Lowdown Fun Committee

McGuinty Might

If Larry Likes it, it must be good. No Good Redwood Ramblers at the Logger get my vote. And you know you were looking for an excuse to go to Blue Lake. 


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Trinidad Arts Night
Trinidad / 6-9 p.m.
Kinda like Garberville Arts Alive, but in Trinidad.
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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 / / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / / Web site / View Comments

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 / / Web site / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
Larrupin Cafe / 6-9 p.m. / Free
677-0230 / / Web site / View Comments

Fortuna's First Friday
Fortuna / 6-9 p.m.
Art, music, fun and great deals from local merchants in the friendly city.
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Papa Paul
Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.
Local folk/rock.
442-1177 / Web site / View Comments

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 / / Web site / View Comments

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 / / Web site / View Comments

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 / / Web site / View Comments

SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.
Local jazz/blues band gets it done.
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / / Web site / View Comments

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 / / Web site / View Comments

Mateel Comedy Cabaret
Mateel Community Center / 8:30 p.m. / $10 / 18+
This month featuring Ellis Rodriguez and Jonny Eller.
923-3368 / / Web site / View Comments

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 / / Web site / View Comments

RLA Trio
Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+
826-9463 / / Web site / View Comments

Swingin' Country
Central Station / 9 p.m. / 21+
Local country/rock band.
839-2013 / View Comments

Anna Hamilton
Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free
Jazz singer, songwriter and guitarist.
839-7580 / / Web site / View Comments

Bar Fly Karaoke
Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
443-3770 / Web site / View Comments

Dr. Squid
Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+
Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.
733-9644 / Web site / View Comments

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? / Web site / View Comments

Fargo Brothers
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+
Plaza ass shaking.
822-0919 / View Comments