by Andy Powell
The Humboldt Folklife Festival continues tonight at the Carlo Amphitheatre with "Bluegrass and Beyond" starting at 6 p.m. You'll hear from locals The Compost Mountain Boys and Clean Livin' along with the excellent — and formerly local — Jenny Scheinman all playing out in the Blue Lake sunshine. The sun's been setting about a quarter-to-9 most evenings, so bring some warm clothes so you can stay for the whole show. Folklife members get in for $7 and it's $10 for the rest of us. For something mostly different but at the same time, the Boys of Summer will be playing hits from the deep Eagles catalogue, which you can catch out on Eureka's Madaket Plaza in Old Town. Although some of the early Eagles did feature banjo courtesy of the immensely talented Bernie Leadon, I don't know that these boys tour with a banjo. But you never know. Head on down for this free show and be reminded how to take it easy. Another 6 p.m. show on tap tonight at the Mad River Brewery Tap Room back there in Blue Lake features The Vanishing Pints doing their Irish Folk thing. It's a free show but I've got a feelin' these fellas like to keep their whistles wet, so help 'em out. If none of this sounds hardcore enough for you, The Jam in Arcata might be the place for you. It's a night of various flavors of metal for only $12 with Thou (sludge) out of New Orleans, Cloud Rat (grind) from Michigan, False (black metal) from Minnesota and Moloch (doom) from the United Kingdom. Show starts at 9 p.m. Wear something with rainbows for fun.