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Lowdown: Secrets

For over a month now, LoCO has attempted to ignore whispers that one of Humboldt’s all-time most beloved bands were secretly planning a return to the stage. As you know, if there is one thing we love around here, it’s secrets.

But then we saw the attached Facebook status update hit the tubes from none other than Humboldt Bay Harbor Commissioner Mike Wilson. We seem to recall Wilson playing in some local bands over the years, but our memory is as foggy as the bay he commissions for. Very mysterious, yes? But the question remains: What is this practice show at the Arcata Playhouse tonight he refers to all about?

“Maybe it’s a clown show,” Wilson told the Outpost this morning. Sure! Maybe! Or maybe it’s connected to the show happening tomorrow night at The Palm Lounge. Who could ever really know for sure?!

Gah. All this secrecy is hurting our heads. Let’s just watch a completely unrelated video below. Oh, Thursday Lowdown listings farther down. 

--Andrew Goff

(Above: Who are these people?)



Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m.

'Practice show' for something.

822-1575 / Web site

Steel Toed Slippers

The Jam / 9-1 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Humboldt County natives make their funky return before their nine-state tour takes off.

822-4766 / stslippers@gmail.com / Web site

Open Mic

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Compost Mountain Boys

Shamus T Bones / 7:30 p.m.

Local bluegrass veterans encourage toe movement. Plus, meat.

407-3550 / Web site

Trivia Night

Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / 21+

Second Thursday trivia night hosted by Jerry Lee Wallace. Prove to Blue Lake how smart you are.

668-5000 / Web site

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / Web site

Blues Night

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 8 p.m. / $5

With Brian Smith and Kimberli Hudson. Open dancing at 9 p.m. No partner necessary.

616-6876 / Web site

Trivia Night

SpeakEasy / 8-9 p.m. / Free

444-2244 / Web site

Electric Gravy

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

Night for emcees to free flow over improvised analogue electronica with funk/hip hop beats.

826-7222 / Web site

Open Jam

The Forks / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

With Jimi Jeff.

530-629-2679 /

DJs Pressure/Anya

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

800-684-2464 / booking@pressureanya.com / Web site

Roots 'N' Culture Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Selectahs T Aura, Noble Tobal and Pozitive iDiaz team up with Special Guests for a night of excellent vibes.

826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site


Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 9 p.m.

Local jazz/funk combo treats you nice.

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /


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