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Whether on Letterman or at HumBrews, Future Islands’ Lead Singer is a Better Dancer Than You (VIDEO)

In an attempt to influence your Monday funtimes planmaking process, your Lowdown would like to present as Exhibit A the accompanying clip of synthpop band Future Islands performing on the Late Show with David Letterman about a month ago. Please note the movements and vocal inflections of lead singer Samuel Herring. What you are witnessing is what is commonly referred to as “going for it." Do you ever go for it like this? Seems like a good thing to do sometimes. Perhaps if we attend the Future Islands show at HumBrews Monday evening, some of what they got will transfer from the stage into our sponge-like souls. Then we can all go for it. Together. Forever.

You could also go bowling

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

The Getdown

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's finest funk musicians get up to Getdown.

822-4766 / Web site

Future Islands

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

Post-wave dance band from North Carolina featuring "cartwheeling synthesizer melodies tumbling across the austere wilderness of post punk bass pulse." Ed Shrader's Music Beat opens.

826-2739 / Web site

Board Leadership Roundtable

Humboldt Area Foundation / noon-1:30 p.m. / $20 / $10 NorCAN Members / 18+

442-2993 / norcan@hafoundation.org / Web site

Volunteer Orientation

Food for People / 2:30-3:30 p.m.

445-3166 / panderson@foodforpeople.org / Web site

Paths 2 Prosperity

See Event Description / 4-6 p.m. / Free

Increase your financial literacy.

822-8536 / charlie@financialresourcecenter.org / Web site

Aber Miller and Drew Mohr

Sushi Spot McKinleyville / 5-8 p.m.

Electric jazz.

839-1222 /

Friendship Circle Dance

Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4

Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.

444-3161 /

Open Mic

Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.

Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.

407-3550 / Web site

Quiz Night

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.

822-3453 / Web site

Swing Dance Night

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7-10 p.m. / $7

616-6876 / Web site

Really Cheap Bowling

Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight

$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!

No Covers

Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.

Improvisational piano/drum duo.

497-6093 / Web site

Farallon Quintet

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8-9:30 p.m. / $10 / $5 students & seniors

San Francisco quintet comes to HSU, featuring clarinetist Natalie Parker, playing music by Mozart, Carl von Weber and others written for this unique combination of instruments: string quartet plus virtuoso clarinet.

826-3928 / Web site

Karaoke with DJ Marv

Six Rivers Brewery / 8-11 p.m.

Karaoke and also sushi.

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

Whatever Forever

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8 p.m. / 21+

Pandemonium Jones spinning eclectic jams alongside Missing Link's Matt Jackson.

Jimi Jeff Open Jam Night

Simon LeGree's Roadhouse Saloon / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Jam in the middle of nowhere -- really as far east as you ever want to go.

Rude Lion Sound's Dancehall Mondays

Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Reggae/dancehall night. Looks like this.

677-3543 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre