The Tuesday, March 28, Column

Coyote and the Tricksters

Weekday Rundown

Annex Wine Bar, 865 W. Napa St. Sonoma, 938-7779
Wednesday, March. 29: Judy Williams. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 30: the Cork Pullers. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 31: Coyote and the Tricksters. 7:30 p.m.

B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille, 400 First St. E. Sonoma, 938-7110
Thursday, March 30: Brandon and the Bees Knees. 9 p.m.

El Verano Inn, 705 Laurel Ave. El Verano, 935-0611
Tonight, March 28: Neelix One presents Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market, Depot Park, 270 First St W. Sonoma
Friday, March 31: Stewart Degner. 9:30 a.m.

HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway Sonoma, 935-9100
Wednesday, March 29: Open – Mic night. 8 p.m.
Friday, March 31: Peace of G. 8 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma, 935-0660.
Friday, March 31: Hooper and Sloss. 10 a.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House, 18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs, 938-7587
Friday, March 31: Reggae Night with Byron Borges. 8 p.m.

The Reel Fish House and Grill, 401 Grove St. El Verano, 343-0044
Friday, March 31: Second Line. 7:30 p.m.

Sonoma International Film Festival, Back Lot, 120 First St. E.
Thursday, March 30: Chris Estes. 2 p.m. the Jigs. 3:30 p.m.
Friday, March 31: the Drifting Rich. 2 p.m. Ari and Anthony. 3:30 p.m.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma, 996-1364
Tonight, March 28: American Roots Night with Lou A. Rodriguez, Tim Eschliman and Bruce Gordon. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 29: Acrosonics with Bruce Gordon and players from Stompy Jones. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 30: Wildflower Weed. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 31: Ryan Tatarian. 6:30 p.m. Rubber Soul. 8 p.m.

The Starling Bar, 19380 Sonoma Hwy. Sonoma, 996-3055
Thursday, March 30: Sonoma International Film Festival After-Party with Ten Foot Tone. 10 p.m.

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The Friday, March 24, Column

 

Tidbits

Junior Boogie

Junior Boogie Blow-out at EVI

Local harmonica celebrity Junior Boogie has once again put together an All-Star set of performers for a show tonight, March 24, at the El Verano Inn for a night of blues and more. Scheduled to appear tonight with Boogie, in no particular order are Rich Kirch who spent 14 yrs with John Lee Hookers Band, Roy Blumenfeld on drums, one of the founders of the Blues Project, Adrian Trevino, Zakk Murphy, Andrew Emer, Codi Binkley, Gabe Brueske, King Daddy Murr, Brian Ruff, Joe Morphis, “T-Luke” Domingue and more. Boogie himself has been recognized and was voted best harmonica player of the year in 2012 by the Bay Area Blues Societies West Coast Hall of Fame. The show kicks off at 9:30 p.m.

Wendy DeWitt

Wendy DeWitt Boogies at Hopmonk

The “Queen of Boogie Woogie,” Wendy DeWitt is back in town for a show at HopMonk Tavern in Sonoma this Saturday, March 25. Born in San Francisco but raised in Sonoma, one of De Witt’s early inspirations was listening to Tommy Thomsen playing shows at the Rustic Inn in Glen Ellen, which existed on the site where Glen Ellen Market sits now. It’s said that was Jack London’s hangout when he lived in the Valley. De Witt would listen to the songs off her balcony and later, Thomsen, who was a friend of her fathers, would come over and play some more. DeWitt has presented the “Queen of Boogie Woogie” concerts at Yoshi’s in Berkeley for the last 15 years, and has featured Deanna Bogart, Sue Palmer, Dona Oxford, Lisa Otey, Lady Bianca and Annieville Blues to name a few. Kirk Harwood, long-time drummer, who sometimes works with DeWitt as a duo has said “Her left hand is as good as any bass player I’ve ever worked with…” and he would know, having worked with the legendary Marin County act Clover, who was the backup band for Elvis Costello’s first album and later went on to become Huey Lewis and the News, Tommy Thomsen, Norton Buffalo, Roy Rogers and more. Show time is 8 p.m.

Rubber Soul – Photo: Melania Mahoney

Rubber Soul Shakes it up at Woman’s Club

After a wildly successful show in February at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club which featured an entire night of all the Beatles number one hits, the local Beatles tribute act Rubber Soul has returned for an encore performance on Saturday, March 25, with and entirely new show which will showcase many dance songs as well as the hits. The act has learned over 7 full albums of Beatles material and is one of the finest Beatles tribute acts in the region. The show is a celebration of National Woman’s Month and proceeds will benefit the Woman’s Club. In addition, students from Sonoma Valley High School, who will prepare and present small hot bites, along with sweet treats. Donations will be accepted to support the students summer trip to Nicaragua with The Seeds of Learning organization to work with the people of Nicaragua to build schools, health center, and community facilities. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with show time at 7:30 p.m.

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Sean Carscadden

Set List – The Rundown

Annex Wine Bar, 865 W. Napa St. Sonoma, 938-7779
Tonight, March 24: Lynne O and the Riots. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: Vitamin Girl. 7:30 p.m.

B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille, 400 First St. E. Sonoma, 938-7110
Tonight, March 24: “Latin Night” with DJ Willie. 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: DJ Cal. 9 p.m.

El Verano Inn, 705 Laurel Ave. El Verano, 935-0611
Tonight, March 24: Junior Boogie with Roy Blumenfeld, Adrian Trevino, Zakk Murphy, Codi Binkley and more. 9:30 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market, Depot Park, 270 First St W. Sonoma
Today, March 24: Stewart Degner. 9:30 a.m.

HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway Sonoma, 935-9100
Tonight, March 24: Sean Carscadden. 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: Wendy DeWitt. 8 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma, 935-0660
Tonight, March 24: Dawn Angelosante and Tony Gibson. 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: Sean Carscadden. 8 p.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House, 18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs, 938-7587
Tonight, March 24: Reggae Night with Byron Borges. 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: Karaoke. 7:30 p.m.

The Reel Fish Shop and Grill, 401 Grove St. El Verano, 343-0044
Friday, March 24: Dan Martin Trio. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: Peace of G and Wildflower Weed. 8:30 p.m.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma, 996-1364
Tonight, March 25: Ryan Tatarian. 6:30 p.m. 3 on a Match. 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: Full Circle. 5 p.m. Magic. 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 26: Acoustic Soul, 5 p.m. Acoustic Blues Jam. 8:30 p.m.

Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club, 574 First St. E., 938-8313
Saturday, May 25: Rubber Soul.  7:30 p.m.

The Starling Bar, 19380 Sonoma Hwy. Sonoma, 996-3055
Sunday, March 26: the Goddamn Band. 7:30 p.m.

If your gig isn’t in my column, you didn’t tell me about it. jmberry@sonomamusic.com

The Tuesday, March 21, Column

Three on a Match

Weekday Rundown

Annex Wine Bar, 865 W. Napa St. Sonoma, 938-7779
Wednesday, March. 22: Calvin Ross. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 23: the Betty Blues. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 24: Lynne O and the Riots. 7:30 p.m.

B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille, 400 First St. E. Sonoma, 938-7110
Thursday, March 23: Brandon and the Bees Knees. 9 p.m.
Friday, March 24: Latin Night with DJ Willie. 9 p.m.

El Verano Inn, 705 Laurel Ave. El Verano, 935-0611
Tonight, March 21: Neelix One presents Karaoke, 9 p.m.
Friday, March 24: Junior Boogie and Friends. 9:30 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market, Depot Park, 270 First St W. Sonoma
Friday, March 24: Stewart Degner. 9:30 a.m.

HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway Sonoma, 935-9100
Wednesday, March 22: Open – Mic night. 8 p.m.
Friday, March 24: Sean Carscadden. 8 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma, 935-0660.
Friday, March 24: Dawn Angelosante and Tony Gibson. 10 a.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House, 18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs, 938-7587
Friday, March 24: Reggae Night with Byron Borges. 8 p.m.

The Reel Fish House and Grill, 401 Grove St. El Verano, 343-0044
Friday, March 24: Dan Martin Trio. 7:30 p.m.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma, 996-1364
Tonight, March 21: American Roots Night with Lou A. Rodriguez, Tim Eschliman and Bruce Gordon. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22: Acrosonics with Bruce Gordon and players from Stompy Jones. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 23: King Daddy Murr and Prince of Thieves. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 24: Ryan Tatarian. 6:30 p.m. 3 on a Match. 8 p.m.

If your gig isn’t in my column, you didn’t tell me about it. jmberry@sonomamusic.com

The Friday, March 17, Column

Half People – Photo: Will Austin

Soundbytes – Ugly Tattoo Contest

We all have those things we regret and it’s not often we get a chance at a do-over, but if one of your regrets is that first tattoo that may or may not have been done by an “artist” of questionable status, then your chance to have that all “done over” is coming up on Sunday, March 19, at B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille when the third annual “Ugly Tattoo Contest” will be held, with the “winner” of the ugliest tattoo getting $400 worth of tattoo work done by world-renowned local tattoo artist Shotsie Gorman. There will also be door prizes and a raffle for additional items, which will benefit Planned Parenthood.

Gorman has been doing tattoos for almost 40 years, at a time when they were not only frowned upon by society, but also still illegal in many areas. Gorman was a co-founder of the “Alliance of Professional Tattooists.” In addition to being a tattoo artist, Gorman also is a sculptor, painter and a performance poet. Formerly from New Jersey, he and his wife, Kristine, have settled in Sonoma to raise their family and now operate the Tarot, Art & Tattoo Studio in Boyes Hot Springs.

And to add to the festivities, there will be a performance by Half People, who are essentially half of the act Static People, which features Dmitra Smith on vocals and stand-up drums and Pascal Faivre on guitar and looping devices. Smith is a professionally trained vocalist with a three octave range and Faivre has roots in the original punk scene in France. The duo puts on an interesting show, playing unique versions of obscure cover songs along with some originals.

There is no cover for the show, which kicks off at 6 p.m., but there will be plenty of opportunities to donate to the cause.

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Tri-Tip Trio

Set List – The Rundown

Annex Wine Bar, 865 W. Napa St. Sonoma, 938-7779
Tonight, March 17: Ralph Cetola Band. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 18: Wildflower Weed. 7:30 p.m.

B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille, 400 First St. E. Sonoma, 938-7110
Tonight, March 17: DJ Cal. 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 18: DJ Tamayo. 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 19: “Ugly Tattoo Contest” with Half People. 6 p.m.

El Verano Inn, 705 Laurel Ave. El Verano, 935-0611
Saturday, March 18: the Last Resort and Mid-Life Krysis. 9 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market, Depot Park, 270 First St W. Sonoma
Today, March 17: Stewart Degner. 9:30 a.m.

HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway Sonoma, 935-9100
Tonight, March 17: Aki Kumar and Jon Lawton. 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 18: Witherward. 8 p.m.
Sunday, March. 19: Rainbow Girls – in the Listening Room. 8 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma, 935-0660
Tonight, March 17: St. Paddy’s Day music. 10 a.m.
Saturday, March 18: Kith and Kin. 8 p.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House, 18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs, 938-7587
Tonight, March 17: Reggae Night with Byron Borges. 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 18: Karaoke. 7:30 p.m.

The Reel Fish Shop and Grill, 401 Grove St. El Verano, 343-0044
Friday, March 17: 2nd Street Blues Band. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 18: Tri-Tip Trio. 8:30 p.m.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma, 996-1364
Tonight, March 17: Ryan Tatarian. 6:30 p.m. T Luke and the Tight Suits. 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 18: Full Circle. 5 p.m. Sean Carscadden. 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 19: Paula Szoka, 4 p.m. Bruce Gordon and Friends, 5 p.m. Acoustic Blues Jam. 8:30 p.m.

Vintage House senior center, 264 First St. E. Sonoma, 996-0311
Sunday, March 19: The PrimaTrio, 3 p.m.

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The Tuesday, March 14, Column

Peace of G

Weekday Rundown

Annex Wine Bar, 865 W. Napa St. Sonoma, 938-7779
Wednesday, March. 15: Judy Williams. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 16: Peace of G. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 17: Ralph Cetola Band. 7:30 p.m.

B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille, 400 First St. E. Sonoma, 938-7110
Thursday, March 16: Brandon and the Bees Knees. 9 p.m.
Friday, March 17: DJ Cal. 9 p.m.

El Verano Inn, 705 Laurel Ave. El Verano, 935-0611
Tonight, March 14: Neelix One presents Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market, Depot Park, 270 First St W. Sonoma
Friday, March 17: Stewart Degner. 9:30 a.m.

Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark St. Sonoma, 938-5277
Wednesday, March 15: Black Mountain.  7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 16: Thao.  7:30 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway Sonoma, 935-9100
Wednesday, March 15: Open – Mic night. 8 p.m.
Friday, March 17: Aki Kumar and Jon Lawton. 8 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma, 935-0660.
Friday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day music. 10 a.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House, 18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs, 938-7587
Friday, March 17: Reggae Night with Byron Borges. 8 p.m.

The Reel Fish House and Grill, 401 Grove St. El Verano, 343-0044
Friday, March 17: Second Street Blues Band. 7:30 p.m.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma, 996-1364
Tonight, March 14: American Roots Night with Lou A. Rodriguez, Tim Eschliman and Bruce Gordon. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15: Acrosonics with Bruce Gordon and players from Stompy Jones. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 16: Plan Be. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 17: Ryan Tatarian. 6:30 p.m. T Luke and the Tight Suits. 8 p.m.

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