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Those dudes ARE so cool and chill, aren’t they?

Outside Missing Link Records

Outside Missing Link Records

Recently Seattle’s Light in the Attic label stopped by our own Missing Link Records as part of their Road Trip.Our first stop was Missing Link Records.

“This place was new, small, and fantastic! These dudes were so cool and chill,  it really just felt like we were hanging out with old friends from childhood. They were super excited for our arrival, and went through our records like crazy. They pulled out a little bit of everything, and started listening to it right there and then. They had this mirror that they made that was a sasquatch but without his face. If you lined your face up correctly, you became sasquatchified! So undoubtedly we all participated in that.”

Click on the link for the whole scoop, including their stop at the Works in Eureka.


Jazz Brunch at Muddy’s

Jazz Brunch at Muddy's Hot Cup on Sundays. TMc | Eye

Jazz Brunch at Muddy's Hot Cup on Sundays. TMc | Eye

Jazz Piano Brunch

Sundays, 11am – 1pm

Muddy’s Hotcup, 1603 G Street, Arcata (map)
Quiet, contemplative, and innovative music for the soul.
Muddy’s complete calendar here.

KHUM in-studios: The Bee Eaters, ALO

KHUM 104.3 FM midday guy Mike Dronkers hosts The Bee Eaters Friday at 11 a.m.

Former Rubbernecker, current Svelte Velvet drummer and solo artist Greg Lojko is bringing Tashina and Tristan Clarridge’s band The Bee Eaters to the Arcata Playhouse that night. Tickets are $10 HFS members, $12 general and are available at Wildwood Music and at the door.

KHUM weekend man Michael Moore welcomes ALO on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. They play the Van Duzer that night. Tickets are $20 general, $15 HSU students, 18-and-over only.

Listen live via the stream.

The NPK – ‘Current’ event

This Thursday, Jan. 22 at the Mateel Community Center, the high energy dance band NPK will host a release party for their third self-produced independent album, The Current.

The NPK at Humboldt Brews, raising money for Surfriders Humboldt Chapter

The NPK at Humboldt Brews, raising money for Surfrider's Humboldt Chapter

The band is comprised of Tanner Speas on vocals and guitar, Dave Murray on saxophone, Tao Ryce on 5-string bass, Gregg Gratzel on drums and Galen Davis on percussion. The show will also include the premiere of the NPK’s first music video. The doors  open at 6:30 p.m. with a cover charge of $10. The music will start with This Dying Wish at around 7 p.m. Next, Subliminal Sabotage will perform and then be followed by the music video and NPK’s show. Meanwhile, dinner and desserts will be served by Beginnings to raise money for their new kitchen. Also beer and wine will be available to those who are 21 and over. The proceeds will benefit the Mateel Community Center. The new album will be for sale along with a new line of NPK clothing which is silk screened by the band. This is an all-ages event and everyone is invited to join in the celebration of true independent Humboldt County music. For more information, contact (707)223-3749 or

Live in the KHUM studio: Flatiron String Band

Colin Vance has the Flatiron String band live on KHUM’s Chicken Scratch at 8:30 p.m. this Monday. Tune into 104.3 FM to hear! The band plays at Muddy’s on Tuesday, Jan. 20, along with The Striped Pig String Band.

The Blakes at Humboldt Brews, March 13!!!

Thanks for the heads up, Monica!

Refresher #1:

Blakes brothers Snow and Garrett

Blakes brothers Snow and Garrett

Refresher #2: The Blakes – \”Don\’t Bother Me\”

Needless to say, we’re very, very excited!

Lila Nelson is oh, so pretty… vacant!

Acclaimed singer songwriter Lila Nelson will make an appearance at Arcata Photo Studios (APS) Friday during Arts!Arcata from 6 to 9 p.m.

Nelson will perform several songs from her latest release Letter Home as well as – if we’re all really, really lucky – at least one Sex Pistols cover. Also, recent portraits of Nelson in and around Arcata will be on display.

The event is also an opportunity to meet – in between songs – APS photographers Martin Swett, Sheldon Sabbatini and Terrence McNally as well as S&S Events coordinator Taffy Stockton. If you’re nice and are over-21, they may give you a glass of wine.

APS is located on the Plaza Level of Jacoby’s Storehouse.

For a more traditional taste of Lila, check out “American Miracle” from Letter Home: american_miracle1

Please note: “I got used by Lila Nelson (R)” is a registered trademark of Madeline Music. It may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including but not limited to electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or other means, without the prior express written permission of Madeline Music.