Tonight's Setlist: Options Suave and Serious


Photo by Chris Tuite

Oh, Strix Vega. One of Humboldt County's most enduring bands and for good reasons. They're talented, they're attractive and the trio's repertoire has grown to contain both long-form instrumental intricacies for music nerds and lush sing-alongables for those of us more hook-inclined. 

Prime your infatuation with this video by the Journal's Bob Doran:

Joining Strix Vega is Oakland's Muncie, who comes advertised as purveyors of "soul twang." They look real nice in the stunningly smiley photo adorning the top of their Bandcamp page and the songs served up do have some twang, that is true. This gig is at the Alibi, so it'll start after 11 p.m. Cover's $5 and yes, you must be of legal drinking age or older.

One more highlight before we leave you: Corinne West with Jeri Jones and Pam Delgado of Blame Sally land in the Arcata Playhouse. Known as "The Siren of the Sierras," West's voice invokes angels, if angels had a dangerous side. With her long, dark tresses and unsmiling visage, you know she's serious about taking you somewhere — it's not a surprise to learn she started her career tearing it up in hard rock bands before finding her niche in the global acoustic scene. Read more of her storied history here.

At once spacious and intimate, the Playhouse has a well-deserved reputation for being one of Humboldt's most delightful venues. Should be an excellent show.

Music's at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 general and $13 members. Pick them up at Wildberries, Wildwood Music or through

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