Unless you are made of stone, the news of late has gotten you down. Now would be a good time to get together with your neighbors and get down the right way.
Increase the Peace is happening on Saturday, Feb. 1 both at the Jambalaya and Humboldt Brews (donations accepted). The anti-violence fundraiser is a showcase of local talent and a chance for some community bonding. Poetry, spoken word and guest speakers get going at 6 p.m., along with a silent auction.
The list of musical acts starting in both locations at 9:30 p.m. is still growing, but so far the bill includes: Liquid Kactus, Wownd Humboldt, Farmhouse Odyssey, the Getdown regulars (Pete Ciotti, Brian Swizlo and Drew Mohr), The Resonators, Berel Alexander, Splinter Cell, Scuber Mountian, Ashanan, Electric Gravy, Space Biscuit, the Hip Hop Lounge, Mo and Morgan Hollis, Samba Parade, Michael Kavanaugh and Ben Allen. Even if this weren't for a great cause, it's a tough lineup to pass up.
Not to mention the Humboldt Area Foundation is sliding all the proceeds over to the Stop the Violence campaign. Who can't get behind that?