Between the daytime beauty and the onslaught of seriously amazing nighttime options, Humboldt County really is the best. Case in point: Humboldt Brews has landed two sure-to-be-epic shows requiring you to forego your predictable weeknight routine and instead spend it being happy in the venue's outstanding music room.
First up, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
offer a "luminous, heartfelt patchwork of California folk-rock, brisk Americana and show-stopping soul" in an early (8 p.m.) Monday night gig. (Note: Nicki is the wife of Tim Bluhm, whom you know from The Mother Hips.) Tickets are $15 and strongly recommended in advance. Please enjoy this Paul McCartney and Wings cover while you're counting down the hours:
You can also get a little pre-show taste via KHUM's Upstage Live
, starting around 5 p.m.
And then... don't even think about slowing down because Tuesday night brings Moistboyz
featuring Mickey Melchiondo aka Dean Ween from Ween playing dirt, best described as a "ferocious mix of charging riffs fusing classic metal with an outlaw country vibe." The melting of faces is promised. Qui
– featuring David Yow
from Jesus Lizard
(!!!) opens, show time is 9 p.m. and tickets are $15. Get a sample of the hilarity here:
Both shows are 21-and-over.