From the Hum: Friday Night's Funtimes



Punk's not dead!

As someone who grew up in a cultural wasteland, surviving only via radio brought in from the outside world during a time when punk and new wave were still considered dangerously subversive by middle school principals and parents, the descriptions of NOBUNNY's show at the Ink Annex brought glee to my heart.

From Jesse Pearson, show promoter: "NOBUNNY has a pretty big underground following, this should be a big show, last time they played the Shanty, people from the Bay Area made the trip up to see them, it was crazy, the singer takes all his clothes off and wears a freaky rabbit mask!"

From the Journal's calendar section: "Songs that sound like they were written by a punk-rock mutant from the future." From Goner Records, NOBUNNY's label: "Sometime, you may find yourself broke, unable to get laid and, despite it all, constantly surrendering to the urge to sit around all day, get high, jerk off and eat candy. Times like these it feels like no can help, no one understands ... nobody except NOBUNNY, that is."

The show is, appropriately, all ages and $5. Local lovelies The Lost Luvs bring the '60s-style garage rock and Dirty Pillows suggest you might enjoy some "sick fucking garage rock!" Beer is available to those 21-and-over with ID. Doors at 7 p.m.

Friday options for grown-ups
If all that rabbity nonsense doesn't appeal to you, never fear! Four other options await to fulfill your live music needs. Technicolor Hearts, Rider Rosie and Blood Gnome bring dreamy synthscapes, one-woman French folk and all-girl synthpop, respectively, to the Palm Lounge — for free! Show's 21-and-over and gets started around 10 p.m.

Over at The Siren's Song, rowdy country boys Cliff Dallas & The Death Valley Troubadours rock with Electro Saloon, an acid country spinoff starring members of Strix Vega and Patronus. Music time is said to be 8:30 p.m. This free show is the musical equivalent of oysters and chocolate. In addition to the verrry romantic croonings of Dallas et al, last time Electro Saloon played at The Works, folks ended up making out in their cars for hours. So best leave the kids at home.

In yet another lust-inducing option, the ever-sexy Rooster McClintock, Humboldt County's number one honky-tonk band, tears it up at the Logger Bar starting around 9 p.m. Another free 21-and-over show.

Finally, for something a bit more heady, the lovely, at times ethereal, Shook Twins return to Humboldt Brews. Tickets are only $10 in advance, and that's how you should get them. Doors at 9 p.m., 21-and-over.

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