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You like bluegrass? Punk? How about the rock? Or something pretty on a Monday night? With video.

Head for the Hills

Fort Collins, Colorado’s own progressive bluegrass young guns Head for the Hills will take the stage at Humboldt Brews, Thursday July 24 at 9 p.m.
From their press release: “This fiery act has been blazing through the country and turning heads left and right… named winners of Yonder Mt. String Band’s 2007 Northwest String Summit Band Completion and rooted in the tradition of bluegrass, Head for the Hills is a well-balanced mixture of homegrown compositions, traditional harmonies, and an innovative approach to improvisation. Head for the Hills has performed and shared the stage with David Grisman, Sam Bush, Nickel Creek, Tim O’Brien, The Infamous Stringdusters, Emmitt Nershi Band, Pete Wernick (Hot Rize), Hot Buttered Rum and members of Yonder Mountain String Band among many others.” Cover is $5.

It’s Casual, Sirhan Sirhan

It’s Casual, the longtime Los Angeles-based indie thrash punk/metal duo of Edward E. Solis on guitar/vocals and W.C.E. on drums, is venturing up the West Coast with San Diego’s Sirhan Sirhan, landing in the Alibi, Saturday, July 26. Known for their explosively succinct live sets, It’s Casual delivers the maximum with the minimum. It’s Casual has been performing since the late 1990s throughout Southern California. The summer of 2002 found the pair part of the Vans Warped Tour… It’s Casual offers hard-hitting, riff-packed hardcore punk/metal delivery that rubs shoulders with the best of Black Flag, Fu Manchu, Motorhead and Bl’ast.

Silver Darling, Pokey LaFarge, Young Lost Ones, Charlotte Thistle

Silver Darling, an indie-Americana trio from Sacramento, plays the Jambalaya on Monday. The band is self-described as similar in sound to Damien Jurado, My Morning Jacket, M. Ward, Magnolia Electric Co. and Bon Iver.

Lil’Red Lion

Hockey is headed to Eureka Monday, July 28 to play at the Lil’ Red Lion. They say as a two-piece in Los Angeles, “Hockey was the kind of band that had the heads of execs spinning, thumbs clicking on their BlackBerrys before the end of their sets. They attracted attention from a handful of labels, got signed to a development deal with Columbia. They recorded with Talking Heads keyboardist Jerry Harrison. And when the same execs started twisting the band, trying to reform it to their liking, killing the heart and soul of what founding members Ben Grubin and Jeremy ‘Jerm’ Reynolds had worked hard to create, Hockey took a leap of faith and moved to the unknown eastern side of Washington state.”

As a four-piece in Spokane, “Hockey was quickly the talk of the town. Arriving in January of 2007, by May they had enough momentum that the local weekly, The Inlander, had them as a buzzworthy band in their annual music issue. They rose quickly, and became claustrophobic in a scene built too small for them.”
Now, “after nine months in their new home of Portland spent perfecting their sound, replacing their guitarist, recording their debut album and making strides within a brand new music scene, Hockey’s ready.”

Heads up
The Buffalo Killers
Wednesday, July 30
Big Pete’s Pizzeria

Humboldt Free Radio presents Alive Records artists The Buffalo Killers, psychedelic rock from Ohio, with The Ravens, Wednesday, July 30 at 10 p.m. All ages. More next week.

1 Comment»

  Ahmnodt Heare wrote @

You are correct about “Head for the Hills!” I saw them at BlancaFest on Saturday. They were awesome!

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