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Bad Lilas take over Jam Thursday night

Although Humboldt County has lost Lila Nelson to bigger cities and brighter lights, a few brave men have taken up the mantle of her memory, specifically, her “Bad Lila” radio personality, formerly of KHUM 104.3 FM’s Sunday afternoons. (“Good Lila” began the day with an all-acoustic show.) How does she feel about The Bad Lilas?

Lila says, “The dichotomous good/bad Lila persona rift was years in the making, a comment on the ever present virgin/whore double bind experienced by women all over the world. I just hope these ‘Bad Lilas’ don’t cheapen it with mudflap girl images. Ha. Those are good guys though, and great musicians.

The Bad Lilas

The Bad Lilas

On Thursday, MARCH 12, The Bad Lilas are playing at The Jambalaya with Rooster McClintock at 9 p.m., Cover is $5; show is 21 and over. The Bad Lilas are made up of former members of The Rubberneckers B.T. Hollister and Greg Lojko, Colin Vance of The Striped Band, James Westfall and W. Scott Coulter. The Bad Lilas play a blend of folk, bluegrass, old time and rock n’ roll in an acoustic setting. The Bad Lilas… “Not Just Another Boy Band.”


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