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(VIDEO) Remember When Nicki Bluhm Sang That Hall and Oates Song and the Internet Loved It?

So you didn't win your Oscar pool. Boo hoo. Let the Lowdown make your Monday better, mmmkay?

Three months ago, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers were standing tall on Conan O'Brien's very visible stage. Monday night the group will present their sparkly soul/rock from behind the hallowed HumBrews subwoofers. Strap in.

Now if you're wondering where you might have heard that name Nicki Bluhm before, we'll try to help you out. 1) She shares the Bluhm-half of it with her husband and Mother Hips frontman Tim Bluhm; 2) Nicki starred in Gap's global "Icon Redefined" ad campaign; 3) She and the Gramblers had a minor viral video hit when one of the clips from their Van Sessions series -- in which the group record themselves covering predominantly '80s songs while sardine-packed in their road van -- started making the Internet rounds. (Check out their in-vehicle version of Hall and Oates "I Can't Go For That" below.)

Before you set coordinates to HumBrews tonight though, make sure you catch the group as they battle Humboldt County's version of Conan O'Brien, KHUM DJ Mike Dronkers. The Gramblers will appear on an edition of Upstage Live around 5 p.m. on 104.3/104.7 for some songs and Q&A. Tune in.

-Andrew Goff


AEDC Spotlight on Success

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 5 p.m. / $5

AEDC’s annual celebration of small business.

822-1220 / Web site

Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers

Humboldt Brews / 8 p.m. / $15 / 21+

"Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers made a needle’s-eye leap onto the national music circuit in 2012, bringing with them a refreshing sound, spirited stage show and wellspring of good vibes, along with a turntable and milk crates stocked with their favorite vintage vinyl for backstage sustenance."

826-2739 / Web site

The Getdown

The Jam / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's finest funk musicians get up to Getdown.

822-4766 / 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 /

Kneeland Fire Special Board Meeting

Kneeland Elementary School / 6-7 p.m.

599-8911 / board@kneelandfire.org / 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 /

Quiz Night

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

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

822-3453 / Web site

Open Mic

Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.

Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.

407-3550 / Web site

Swing Dance Night

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

616-6876 / Web site

No Covers

Eureka Inn / 8 p.m.

Improvisational piano/drum duo.

497-6093 / Web site

Really Cheap Bowling

Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight

$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!

Whatever Forever

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

Pandemonium Jones and his DJ cronies spin a psychedelic soundclash where genres battle to the death.

pandemonium.jones@gmail.com / 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


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

Jazz/funk improvisational trio.

Rude Lion Sound's Dancehall Mondays

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

Reggae/dancehall night. Looks like this.

677-3543 / Web site


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