Although I live in Blue Lake, I hadn't heard much of the "Blue Lake 2017 Summer Kickoff Event" happening at Perigot Park this afternoon. However, I'm happy to hear that local father/son x2 rock band Doug Fir & the 2x4s will be playing at 1 p.m. I believe it's a free gig, and one that you can bring the kiddos to, so that's a definite plus. Make sure to put on some sunscreen as you may be dancing about longer than you imagine. If you can hang out longer in Blue Lake, walk over to the Mad River Brewery for the local honky-tonkers The Detours, who will be on around 6 p.m. and also for free. Kids are welcome at this one too. Talented local percussionist Sam Kaplan-Good gives me a heads up that one of his bands, Rogues' Gallery, whom he describes as "good ol' boys with original country songs, upright bass and a pedal steel," will be at The Siren's Song Tavern in Eureka tonight joined by Lyndsey Battle's new trio Daily Driver. So you've got plenty of reason to check out this 9 p.m. show that'll only set you back $5. At the same time, at the top of the hill in McKinleyville, you'll find the rock and blues of locals The Lost Dogs at Six Rivers Brewery. It's a free show, but always feel free to leave a tip if you appreciate the hard-working band. In the event you missed Doug Fir & the 2x4s in Blue Lake earlier, you've got a chance in Loleta tonight at 9 p.m. as they'll be playing at the Bear River Casino for free. It'll be a long day for these fellas, but something tells me that they'll be having a blast at each show. It's cause for celebration tonight as The Alibi is celebrating 14 years of live music right there on the plaza. Music will be starting around 11 p.m. with local "experi-metal" band Dead Man's Tale along with local stoner rockers Ultramafic. Celebrate those keeping the pulse alive for free tonight at The Alibi.