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Please Bring Agitated Mountain Lions to HumBrews Tonight

If good television matters to you and you also pay for cable/know how to manipulate the internet, you have likely stumbled upon the exploits of US Marshal Raylan Givens as chronicled in the FX dramatic series Justified. And if you do in fact fall in that category, then your ears have without a doubt absorbed the hybrid rap/bluegrass sounds of the group Gangstagrass, whose song "Long Hard Times to Come" serves as the show's theme (see above).

That sounds familiar, yes? Right. We mention this in Lowdown land, of course, because the Emmy-nominated band will roll into Humboldt Brews Monday night to test your endurance for their experimental genre.

But their basic cable fame is only the tip of the iceberg, folks. As though marrying the musical stylings of Bed-Stuy and Appalachia weren't impressive enough, the group has also perfected another unique skill they don't shy from boasting about. Please respect the following passage that kicks off their promo material:

"There are only three bands that can tame a mountain lion just by playing. Gangstagrass is one of them. Gangstagrass is also the other two of them."

What an opportunity, Humboldt! Please bring all your agitated pet mountain lions to HumBrews tonight. Gangstagrass will make 'em civil.

-Andrew Goff


Devlan James Band

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

"Devlan James is a Seattle based songwriter and musician. He lives on a houseboat and fantasizes about living in sunny weather when not playing his guitar." James will play on KHUM around 1 p.m.

822-4766 / Web site


Humboldt Brews / 9 p.m. / $15 / 21+

"Banjos and rappers shouldn't sound this good together. But they do. There are only three bands that can tame a mountain lion just by playing. Gangstagrass is one of them. Gangstagrass is also the other two of them." - Gangstagrass promo material.

826-2739 / Web site

Volunteer Orientation

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

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

Aber Miller and Drew Mohr

Sushi Spot McKinleyville / 5-8 p.m.

Electric jazz.

839-1222 /

Swing Dance Night

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

616-6876 / Web site

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

Poets on the Plaza

Plaza View Room / 8 p.m. / $1

Humboldt wordsmiths gather and read at each other.

Karaoke with DJ Marv

Six Rivers Brewery / 8-11 p.m. / Free

The Lowdown implores you to resist attempting "Bohemian Rhapsody" ... it always goes poorly.

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / 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

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.

Roots and Culture Dance Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.

Reggae and world music every Monday night.

826-9463 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound's Dancehall Mondays

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

Reggae/dancehall night. Looks like this.

677-3543 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre