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Lowdown: Folkin' Friday

Your Lowdown won't fib: As far as Humboldt Friday nights go, this is a fairly low key one. Watching arty short films at the ATL could be fun. There's a hip hop CD release party at the Jam that might impress. Macktown's arts night is still chuggin' along. Sure, you've got options. 

Of course the evening's highest profile aural offering springs forth from the hallowed Arcata Playhouse where folk singer/songwriter and violinist Tracy Grammar will take advantage of one of Humboldt's most intimate rooms to share songs from her new album Joy My Love. Absorb an iota of the atmosphere she creates by taking in the YouTubage below and/or map out your evening by utilizing Friday's Lowdown further down.



Tracy Grammer

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $13 members

"Renowned for her springwater-clear alto, perfectly intoned violin, and guitar playing that is by turns percussive and delicate, Grammer has also become a masterful storyteller with an ease and charisma on stage."

822-1575 / Web site

Anna Hamilton

Angelina Inn / 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.

725-5200 / Web site

McKinleyville Arts Night

McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.

Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.

JD Jeffries Trio

The Silver Lining / 6 p.m.

Grateful Dead Dance Party

Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / 21+

Show from Veneta, Oregon on 8-27-72.

826-2739 / Web site


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site


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

Acoustic Americana trio playing original songs of heartbreak, malaise and tsunamis.

839-5090 / kingfootband@gmail.com / Web site

Future Shorts Film Night

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m.

Collection of short films from around the world.

822-1220 / Web site

Accurate Productions

The Ritz / 9 p.m.

City Lights dance night.

Don's Neighbors

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

Local rock band.

668-9770 / Web site

Jimi Jeff and the Gypsy Band

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

Blues, rock and more.

733-9644 / Web site

Dr. Squid

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

Humboldt party band would prefer you dance more.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Shuffle Fridays w/ Pressure/Anya

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

Pressure Anya mixing booty shaking slaps, traps and blaps all night long.

gabe@pressureanya.com / Web site

Nac One

The Jam / 9:30 p.m. / $10 / 21+

Nac One Hold the Torch album release party. Sets by Hiway, Flo J Simpson, Professor Funk and more.

822-4766 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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