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Tuesday’s Lowdown: Gunsafe’s Last Show (For Awhile)

Humbug! Surely this is not what Humboldt wanted for Christmas, but local unforgettable punk/country/folk fire starters Gunsafe are taking a little breaksy so that lead singer/songwriter Stella Martinez can move back to her New Mexico home to be closer to family.

Now, you better not pout. To be clear, the band isn’t breaking up per se — they are still planning a tour of non-Humboldt places for the spring to support their latest album (listenable here). Also, there has to be a going away show, si? Si. Thus, Gunsafe will take to one of their favorite stages Tuesday night at the Eureka Inn’s Palm Lounge for a set in which they promise to debut “super, secret, awesome” new music. ’Tis the season of giving. 

As part of their extended farewell, the band stopped by KHUM’s Meet Me in the Morning on Sunday. Listen to their chat with DJ Lyndsey Battle as well as a song below.

--Andrew Goff

(AUDIO) Gunsafe


The Nutcracker

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 7 p.m. / $20 / $12 children under 12

North Coast Dance presents their annual holiday tradition. Features guest choreographers Ikolo and Sarah Griffin, a fantastic cast of local dancers, and world class guest performers.

442-7779 / northcoastdance@sbcglobal.net / Web site


Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 10 p.m. / 21+

Gunsafe's last show in Humboldt "for at least 5 months or so." Be burned to a crisp with the finest local outlaw country punk. Free. (Anna Hamilton plays her weekly set at 7 p.m.)

Ping Pong

Logger Bar / noon / 21+

Sometimes The Logger Bar sets up ping pong tables. This is one of those times. Get your Gump on.

668-5000 / Web site

Game Night

Crush / 5 p.m.

Don't be bored. Play board games.

Pelican Dreams Film

Minor Theatre / 6:40 p.m.

Made by internationally acclaimed film maker Judy Irving (The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill) and featuring Humboldt County's own Monte Merrick (Humboldt Wildlife Care Center/Bird Ally X), and footage by local film maker ishan Vernallis.

Web site

Buddy Reed

Libation / 7-9 p.m.

Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.

825-7596 / Web site

8-Ball BCA Tournament

Rose's Billiards / 7:30-10 p.m. / $10

497-6295 / guyboutin@rosesbilliards.com / Web site

The Opera Alley Cats

SpeakEasy / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

Burning live jazz under the "stars."

444-2244 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.

Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Good and Evil Karaoke

Silver Lining / 8 p.m.

Karaoke. In an airport.

839-0304 / Web site

Sunny Brae Jazz

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.

Local jazz and southern fried chicken night.

839-7580 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre