Dan Martin back at Murphy’s

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The El Verano Inn has Karaoke from Neelix One tonight, Jan. 27, starting at 9 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has Open-Mic on Wednesday, Jan. 28, with sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar presents Calvin Ross on Wednesday, Jan. 28, for a 7:30 p.m. showtime.

The Epicurean Connection welcomes Kepi Ghoulie on Wednesday, Jan. 28, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

The Eric K. James tasting room has “Vocalist Open Mic and Rhythm and Blues Dance Party” hosted by Dallis Craft on Thursday, Jan. 29, kicking off at 7 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar welcomes Jaydub and Dino on Thursday, Jan. 29, for a 7:30 p.m. showtime.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has Dan Martin on Thursday, Jan. 29, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Epicurean Connection presents Hannah Jern Miller and Ben Dublin on Thursday, Jan. 29, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Rossi’s 1906 in El Verano welcomes the Blues Defenders on Thursday, Jan. 29, kicking off at 8 p.m.

The Eric K. James tasting room has Macy Blackman’s Praline Trio on Friday, Jan. 30, kicking off at 7 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar presents Full Circle on Friday, Jan. 30, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. The venue is 21 and over only.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes the Mark Levine Trio on Friday, Jan. 30, for a 7 p.m. show.

The Epicurean Connection presents Sally Haggard on Friday, Jan. 30, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Rossi’s 1906 in El Verano welcomes Central Station and Miles Schon on Friday, Jan. 30, kicking off at 9 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma presents Wendy DeWitt on the tavern stage on Friday, Jan. 30, for a 9 p.m. start time.

Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes Kevin Russell on Friday, Jan. 30, starting at 8 p.m.

Burgers and Vine has DJ Isak on Friday, Jan. 30, kicking off at 9:30 p.m.

Muscardini Cellars in Kenwood has “Uncorked and Unplugged” in the tasting room on Friday, Jan. 30, with a strictly acoustic performance from Hillary Wicht and Cliff Goldmacher, starting at 5 p.m. Admission includes a glass of wine.

World Class jazz on the Rotary Stage

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The Sonoma Community Center continues its 2015 Winter Performance Series in Andrews Hall on the Rotary Stage on Saturday, Jan. 24, with a show from SVETI, a New York-based jazz trio with local ties. The band features keyboardist Julian Pollack, drummer Marko Djordjevic, and bassist David Ewell. According to All About Jazz magazine, “Sveti is a group of absolutely monster musicians!” Julian Pollack spent his formative years in Berkeley where he began formal study of the piano at age of five with his mother, and was called a child prodigy, able to play difficult pieces of classical music well beyond his years. Pollack now lives in New York, where he met Marko Djordjevic, who is considered by many as a “world class drummer” and “a true innovator.” Djordjevic has played on more than 40 albums and has thousands of live performances to his credit. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. with doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets and the full Winter Performance Series lineup is available online at svbo.org, or by calling 938-4626 ext. 1.

Gundlach Bundschu Winery is kicking off it’s 2015 music series on Saturday, Jan. 24, with an appearance by Phosphorescent playing the barrel cave stage. Crystal Skulls, featuring Christian Wargo of Fleet Foxes and Alina Hardin will open the show, which kicks off at 7 p.m. Tickets and more info can be found by pointing your browser to gunbun.com.

The Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building will be hosting the Sonoma Valley High School crab feed on Saturday, Jan. 24, and after the food, there will be dancing with local classic rockers BackTrax. The dinner portion is sold out, but you can buy dance-only tickets at the door at 9 p.m.

Rossi’s 1906 in El Verano welcomes the The Bumblin’ Bones and the Best Mates tonight, Jan. 23. Bumblin’ Bones was formed in April of 2014 by Ian Hinkley, who has been writing and performing songs on guitar and piano for 15 years in the bay area. Heavily influenced by Tom Waits, Jack White and Bob Dylan, he was joined by bass player Matt Ruff who after years of playing everything from punk rock to Ecuadorian folk music, had thrown himself full-force into the world of ’60s psychedelia. The act was finalized with the addition of Taylor Diaz on drums whose unfaltering, symphonized style perfectly beds Ian’s occasional scattershot guitar. Showtime is 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, it’s time for original rock music, with a few unique versions of covers, with Ten Foot Tone. The stage at the venue should be large enough for front-man Jon Williams to perform visually as well as musically. Showtime is also at 9 p.m.

Burgers and Vine presents Punching Billy and Death by Cowbell tonight, Jan. 23 for a night rock music and songs that feature the cowbell, and one that should have. Showtime is 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, it’s a dance party with Broken Silence Sound, also kicking off at 9:30 p.m. There is no cover either night.

The Annex Wine Bar presents Acoustic Soul tonight, Jan. 23, playing acoustic classics and blues featuring the vocals of Jackie Holzhauer kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, it’s Ralph Cetola and Krazy Kat playing rock, blues and some cajun. That night also kicks off at 7:30 p.m. There is no cover but the venue is 21 and over only.

Adobe Road Winery has an open acoustic jam in the tasting room on Sunday, Jan. 25, kicking off at 4:30 p.m. Musicians are welcome to bring their own acoustic instruments; guitars, kazoos, dulcimers, banjos, bongos etc. The venue will also have wines by the glass and cheese plates available.

The Erik James Tasting Room has music tonight, Jan. 23, with has the New Copasetics with Tim Eschliman, Gailene Elliot, Sean Allen and Luis Rodriguez kicking off at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, it’s the Left Coast Syncopators, featuring Tim Eschliman, Snakebite Jacobs and Kevin Zuffi also for a 7 p.m. show. There is no cover either night, but there is a $10 minimum.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Rolando Morales tonight, Jan. 23, for a 7 p.m. start. Morales has performed throughout Spain, England, Italy, Ireland, Mexico and Hawaii. His diverse talents span the musical spectrum and on any given night you may hear him performing driving Cuban grooves to Latin rhythms with rock and funk elements, original sambas to passionately sung boleros, or even fiery classical and flamenco-inspired inventions to swinging Latin-jazz. There is no cover.

The Epicurean Connection presents the Mark McDonald Trio tonight, Jan. 23, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, it’s 5 Cent Coffee, also for a 7:30 p.m. show. Sunday, Jan. 25, it’s an early start for Keady Phelan, kicking off at 1 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has another show in the “Listening Room” on Sunday, Jan. 25, with an appearance by Danny Click. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door. Tonight, Jan. 23, the tavern stage welcomes Girls and Boys, for an 8 p.m. start. Saturday, Jan. 24, it’s Hand Me Down, also for an 8 p.m. start.

The El Verano Inn welcomes Tsunami on Saturday, Jan. 24, for an evening of classic rock, kicking off at 9 p.m. There is no cover.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has the Sonoma Mountain Band tonight, Jan. 23, kicking off at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, it’s Michael Mullin, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Jan. 25, it’s an early show with the Fairfax Social Club taking the stage at 5:30 p.m.

The Blue Moon Salon has Karaoke on Saturday, Jan. 24, starting at 9 p.m. It’s the continuation of the blues jam on Sunday, Jan. 25, starting at 9:30 p.m. There is no cover.

The Mosey Boys are on the road to Windsor with an appearance at the Sonoma Regional Library on Saturday, Jan. 24, for a 2 p.m. show.

Acoustic Soul returns to Annex Wine Bar

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The El Verano Inn has Karaoke from Neelix One tonight, Jan. 20, starting at 9 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has Open-Mic on Wednesday, Jan. 21, with sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar presents Calvin Ross on Wednesday, Jan. 21, for a 7:30 p.m. showtime.

The Epicurean Connection welcomes Kepi Ghoulie on Wednesday, Jan. 21, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

The Eric K. James tasting room has “Vocalist Open Mic and Rhythm and Blues Dance Party” hosted by Charlie Hickox on Thursday, Jan. 22, kicking off at 7 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar welcomes Judy Williams on Thursday, Jan. 22, for a 7:30 p.m. showtime.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has Mike Z on Thursday, Jan. 22, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Epicurean Connection presents Josh Jackson on Thursday, Jan. 22, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Rossi’s 1906 in El Verano welcomes the Blues Defenders on Thursday, Jan. 22, kicking off at 8 p.m.

The Eric K. James tasting room has the New Copasetics with Tim Eschliman, Gailene Elliot, Sean Allen and Luis Rodriguez on Friday, Jan. 23, kicking off at 7 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar presents Acoustic Soul on Friday, Jan. 23, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. The venue is 21 and over only.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Rolando Morales on Friday, Jan. 23, for a 7 p.m. show.

The Epicurean Connection presents the Mark McDonald Trio on Friday, Jan. 23, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Rossi’s 1906 in El Verano welcomes the Bumblin’ Bones and Best Mates on Friday, Jan. 23, kicking off at 8 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma presents Girls & Boys on the tavern stage on Friday, Jan. 23, for a 9 p.m. start time.

Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes the Sonoma Mountain Band on Friday, Jan. 23, starting at 8 p.m.

Burgers and Vine has Punching Billy and Death by Cowbell for a night of original rock music on Friday, Jan. 23, kicking off at 9:30 p.m.

“Listening “Room” installed at HopMonk Sonoma

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After being on “Double-Secret Probation” for three years, Dean Biersch and the crew at HopMonk Sonoma have proven to the City of Sonoma that they can be good musical neighbors, and have created a unique space within the tavern where the current stage is now. Called the “Listening Room,” heavy theatrical curtains have been installed to separate the room from the rest of the Tavern. A brand new state of the art sound system has been installed and the venue is now seated, with VIP and general admission options. “We’re looking to add another cultural layer to town with a music series that is kind of different from other venues” said Biersch. “We’re really going for an intimate singer-songwriter setting.” The first performance of the series is tonight, Jan. 16, with songwriters Freedy Johnston and Tom Freund, along with Willy Ingram on brush percussion. Freedy Johnston is a gifted songwriter whose lyrics paint sometimes witty, often poignant portraits of characters often unaware of how their lives have gone wrong. Johnston seemingly appeared out of nowhere in the early ’90s and quickly established himself as one of the most acclaimed new singer-songwriters of the day. Tom Freund is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Freund’s music consists of elements of blues, folk, and rock music. He released his debut solo album in 1998 and has released albums on his own Surf Road Records since 2000. He has contributed to albums by artists including Graham Parker, Mandy Moore and Josh Kelley. Upcoming shows in the series will feature Chuck Prophet on March 1. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the tavern.

The Sonoma Classical Music Society is kicking off their 2015 season on Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Vintage House senior center with the debut Sonoma performance from the Farallon Quintet. The quintet was founded in 2012 and is the only professional chamber music group in the Bay Area focused exclusively on the clarinet quintet; string quartet plus clarinet repertoire. The quintet is composed of Bay Area musicians Natalie Parker on clarinet, Dan Flanagan and Matthew Oshida on violins, Elizabeth Prior on viola and Jonah Kim on cello. All are principal players in orchestras such as the San Francisco Ballet, Santa Rosa, Marin, Berkeley and Fremont Symphonies and the Sacramento Philharmonic. Among the works they act will perform will be “Clarinet Quintet in B flat major,” by Carl Maria Von Weber. Showtime is 3 p.m. and tickets and more info can be found at sonomaclassical.org.

Muscardini Cellars in Kenwood is continuing the ‘Wine Down Friday” events in the tasting room with a slight twist. The winter series is called “Uncorked and Unplugged” and all indoor shows will be strictly acoustic with no PA, mics or amplifiers. Tonight the winery has Tommy Thomsen along with “Catfish” Jack and “Fiddlin’” Gus Garelic. Showtime is 5 p.m. and admission includes a glass of wine.

Adobe Road Winery is beginning to have an open acoustic jam in the tasting room on Sundays, beginning this Sunday, Jan. 18, kicking off at 4:30 p.m. Musicians are welcome to bring their own acoustic instruments; guitars, kazoos, dulcimers, banjos, bongos etc. The venue will also have wines by the glass and cheese plates available.

Tickets may still be available at the door for the Crushers of Comedy show, which will be at the Valley of the Moon Boys and Girls Club on Saturday, Jan. 17. The evening features comics Jenny Yang and Aiko Tanaka and an opening appearance from BackTrax playing a set of classic rock. Showtime is 7 p.m. and more info can be found at crushersofcomedy.com

Burgers and Vine presents Ten Foot Tone tonight, Jan. 16 for a night original rock music. The show also marks the return of Gerard Serafini to the stage after a medical procedure that had him down for a couple months. Welcome back G-Man! Showtime is 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, it’s a dance party with DJ Isak, also kicking off at 9:30 p.m. There is no cover either night.

The Annex Wine Bar presents Dawn Angelosante and Tony Gibson tonight, Jan. 16, playing acoustic classics along with some originals, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, it’s Nancy Briggs and Mad Duran playing jazz standards. That night also kicks off at 7:30 p.m. There is no cover but the venue is 21 and over only.

Rossi’s 1906 in El Verano welcomes the BluesBox Bayou tonight, Jan. 16. The act plays a unique sound of American roots music that unites influences from Louisiana swamp boogie, cajun, zydeco, blues and reggae. Showtime is 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, it’s a reggae dance party that features a number of reggae acts and DJ Saucy1 spinning reggae in-between sets all night. Showtime is also at 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, it’s the Tri-Tip Trio for an afternoon show, kicking off at 4 p.m.

The Erik James Tasting Room has music tonight, Jan. 16, with Charlie Hickox, Tim Eschliman and Luis Rodriguez kicking off at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, it’s Ron Dubin’s Rosetown Ramblers also for a 7 p.m. show. There is no cover either night, but there is a $10 minimum.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes the Mike Zilber and Mimi Fox Duo tonight, Jan. 16, for a 7 p.m. start. Jazz legend Dave Liebman calls Mike Zilber “one of the best composers and players around anywhere, period!” There is no cover.

The Epicurean Connection presents the Rusty Strings Express tonight, Jan. 16, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, it’s Adam Traum, also for a 7:30 p.m. show. Sunday, Jan. 18, it’s an early start for Sally Haggard, kicking off at 1 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has Jon Williams on Saturday, Jan. 17, kicking off at 9 p.m. There is no cover and the shows are family-friendly.

The Barking Dog Roasters in Boyes Hot Springs welcomes Joe Chaplain on Sunday, Jan. 18, for a 2:30 p.m. show.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has the Perfect Crime on Saturday, Jan. 17, for an 8 p.m. show.

The Blue Moon Salon has Karaoke on Saturday, Jan. 17, starting at 9 p.m. It’s the continuation of the blues jam on Sunday, Jan. 18, starting at 9:30 p.m. There is no cover.

Hot 45’s – Good shows less than a 45 minute drive from the island.

 

The Mother Hips - Saturday, Jan. 17
HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol
829-7300

The Wood Brothers – Friday, Jan. 16
The Fillmore – San Francisco
415-346-6000

Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Saturday, Jan. 17
The Fillmore – San Francisco
415-346-6000

Patti Smith – Wednesday, Jan. 21
The Fillmore – San Francisco
415-346-6000

Roy Orbison Returns – Roy Orbison tribute – Saturday, Jan. 17
Uptown Theater – Napa
259-0123

Tom Rigney and Flambeau – Friday, Jan. 16
142 Throckmorton – Mill Valley
415-383-9600

AZ/DZ – AC/DC Tribute - Saturday, Jan. 17
HopMonk Tavern – Novato
415-892-6200

Miles Schon Band – Friday, Jan. 16
The Fenix – San Rafael
415-813-5600

Unauthorized Rolling Stones – Sunday, Jan. 18.
Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley
415-388-3850

Soul Section – Friday, Jan. 16
Twin Oaks Tavern – Penngrove
795-5118

Glen David Andrews with T-Luke & The Tight Suits – Saturday, Jan. 17
Zodiacs – Petaluma
773-7751

Dawn and Tony at Annex Wine Bar

 

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The El Verano Inn has Karaoke from Neelix One tonight, Jan. 13, starting at 9 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has Open-Mic on Wednesday, Jan. 14, with sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar presents Calvin Ross on Wednesday, Jan. 14, for a 7:30 p.m. showtime.

The Epicurean Connection welcomes Hoot and Holler on Wednesday, Jan. 14, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

The Eric K. James tasting room has “Vocalist Open Mic and Rhythm and Blues Dance Party” hosted by Dallis Craft on Thursday, Jan. 15, kicking off at 7 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar welcomes MCM on Thursday, Jan. 15, for a 7:30 p.m. showtime.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has Lane Tietgen on Thursday, Jan. 15, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Epicurean Connection presents Loud as Folk on Thursday, Jan. 15, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Rossi’s 1906 in El Verano welcomes the Blues Defenders on Thursday, Jan. 15, kicking off at 8 p.m.

The Eric K. James tasting room has Charlie Hickox, Tim Eschliman and Luis Rodriguez on Friday, Jan. 16, kicking off at 7 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar presents Dawn Angelosante and Tony Gibson on Friday, Jan. 16, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. The venue is 21 and over only.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Mike Zilber and the Mimi Fox Duo on Friday, Jan. 16, for a 7 p.m. show.

The Epicurean Connection presents the Rusty Strings Express on Friday, Jan. 16, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Rossi’s 1906 in El Verano welcomes the BluesBox Bayou Band on Friday, Jan. 16, kicking off at 8 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma presents Freedy Johnson and Tom Freund on the tavern stage on Friday, Jan. 16, for a special 9 p.m. start time. Tickets will be available at the door.

Burgers and Vine has Ten Foot Tone for a night of original rock music on Friday, Jan. 16, kicking off at 9:30 p.m.

Muscardini Cellars in Kenwood has “Uncorked and Unplugged” in the tasting room on Friday, Jan. 16, with a strictly acoustic performance from Tommy Thomsen, starting at 5 p.m. Admission includes a glass of wine.