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Benefit for fallen motorcyclists at the Moose Lodge

It was Thursday, Oct. 4, when Heath Hunter and Angelica Gonzalez left town for Petaluma on Hunter’s Harley Davidson. They didn’t make it. The crash is still under investigation, but something went awry close to the intersection of Watmaugh Road and Arnold Drive. Hunter did not survive the crash and Gonzalez was left with serious injuries and a long recovery time ahead of her. Hunter’s cousin, William Kizer, has put together a benefit music festival slated for Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Moose Lodge kicking off at 5 p.m. to raise money for the Gonzalez and Hunter families. On the bill is Refuge, Failed Sanity, the Wind Up Monkeys, Paulie Hips and the Child Bearers and Amongst Reason. The day is billed as a family event and there will be a raffle for prizes and hot dogs and hamburgers available from the grill. “There’s only going to be about 300 tickets sold and I hope we sell out,” said event organizer William Kizer. For tickets and more info, call 933-6620.

The Kathmandu Corner is back in full swing this weekend with 2 Friends and a Benz tonight, Nov. 9, for an 8 p.m. show. The act consists of “The Monster,” Bob Edmondson, Eric Joost and Katie Benz. Benz is a recent graduate from University of California at Berkeley and a former student of Edmondson, who is an educator at Sonoma Charter School. Saturday, Nov. 10, it’s Tom Martin, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Nov. 11, the corner welcomes Rhys Wade for an early show kicking off at 6:30 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar has music all weekend, starting tonight, Nov. 9, with Tony Gibson, for a 6 p.m. show. Saturday, Nov. 10, it’s Dave Hamilton, fresh off his latest CD release party, also at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, it’s an early show, kicking off at 4 p.m. with the incomparable Jon Williams. There is no cover for any of the shows at the annex, and food and wine are available for all shows as well. The venue is dog-friendly, but you must be 21 years or older in human years to attend.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has local bluesmen the Hellhounds tonight, Nov. 9, for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, Nov. 10, it’s Larry Carlin’s Under the Radar, playing traditional bluegrass, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Nov. 11, there is no music, but Jack Benny Dinner Theater. For tickets and more info, call 935-0660.

Sonoma Springs Brewery has Pete Olson tonight, Nov. 9, for a 7 p.m. show. There is no cover.

The Blue Moon Saloon welcomes bluesmen Levi Lloyd and the 501 Blues Band on Saturday, Nov. 10, for a 9 p.m. show. Lloyd is a blues veteran, having played with B. B. King, John Lee Hooker and toured worldwide as the longtime guitarist for the legendary Joe Louis Walker. There is no cover for the show. Sunday, Nov. 11, it’s the regularly scheduled blues jam, kicking off at 10 p.m.

Olive and Vine in Glen Ellen welcomes the Carlos Herrera Trio, laying down two sets of Latin fusion on Sunday, Nov. 11, kicking off at 6 p.m. Don’t be surprised if John Burdick jumps in for a tune or two. The venue also has a special bistro menu planned for the evening.

The Plaza Bistro has the Dick Conte Trio tonight, Nov. 9, for a 6:30 p.m. show. Conte is somewhat of a local legend in jazz, with his contributions to the Bay Area jazz radio scene stretching back 40 plus years. Tonight, Conte will have with him Steve Webber on bass and Bill Moody on drums. There is no cover.

The Epicurean Connection welcomes Becky Alter tonight, Nov. 9, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

The Whiskey Thieves are on the road to Petaluma on Saturday, Nov. 10, to the Lagunitas Taproom and Beer Sanctuary for a 3 p.m. show.

Dick Conte at the Plaza Bistro

The Blue Moon Saloon has DJ Saucy 1 with special guests tonight, Nov. 6, at 9 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has Open-Mic plus on Thursday, Nov. 8, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the lovely and talented Kathryn DelChiaro. For a slot, call Steve T. Ney at 287-7109.

The Annex Wine Bar welcomes Adam Traum on Thursday, Nov. 8, starting at 6 p.m.

The Plaza Bistro presents the Dick Conte Trio on Friday, Nov. 9, kicking off at 6:30 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has the Hellhounds on Friday, Nov. 9, for an 8 p.m. show.

The Annex Wine Bar welcomes Tony Gibson on Friday, Nov. 9, for a 6 p.m. show.

The “Howl” to benefit Altimira Middle School.

The Cork Pullers

For the third year in a row, it’s time for the ‘Howl,” a benefit for Altimira Middle School to be held at the Moose Lodge on Saturday, Nov. 3. The event is named after the howl of the wolf, which is the schools mascot. The evening kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be prepared by Chef Roget DeClerq, featuring a menu of beef stew over polenta along with bread, salad, appetizers and dessert, along with a vegetarian option. At 8 p.m., the music starts with the Cork Pullers followed by DJ Bubba and there is also a dance only option for folks that can’t make the dinner. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Altimira Middle School office. For more info, call 415-860-5958.

Yoga Community is hosting a benefit for Sonoma Music Arts School on Saturday, Nov. 3. You may have read about the schools owner, Aldo Mosca in last weeks edition of the Index Tribune, and as the piece stated, Mosca isn’t about throwing benefits, so some of his buddies, including Rhys Wade are doing it for him. The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. with a flurry of local musicians until 10:30 p.m. Slated to be on the bill are Plan Be, Ten Foot Tone, JoyRide, Easily Distracted, Dawn Angelosante with Tony Gibson, Garen Patterson, Aldo Mosca and Deirdre Egan with Devra Wolfe. There will also be a number of silent auction items. Yoga Community is at 577 5th St. W.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has the Sonoma Mountain Band tonight, Nov. 2, for a special show that will include the latest CD release party from band guitarist Dave Hamilton, titled “Thinking about Time.” The night kicks off at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, it’s the always popular Andrew Freeman, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Nov. 4, there is a Celtic pub jam that goes of at 3:30 p.m. followed by Sean Carscadden and Marty O’Reilly for an early show at 6:30 p.m. There is no cover for any of the shows.

JoyRide

The Sunflower Cafe welcomes JoyRide tonight, Nov. 2, playing on the patio as part of the artist reception, featuring art from Jennifer Cabaud and wine tasting from Highway 12 winery. The event starts at 5 p.m. and there is no cover.

The Annex Wine Bar has a duo performing tonight with Sean Carscadden and Cliff Hugo, kicking off at 6 p.m. It is also “Fondue Friday” at the annex, with a variety of fondue choices. There is no cover.

The Kenwood Firemans Association is having a benefit party called the Farmhouse Harvest Festival on Saturday, Nov. 3, kicking off at noon at the Farmhouse in Kenwood. There will be food, drinks a silent auction, tye dye lessons where folks are encouraged to bring their own clothing to dye, Popo the Clown and live music from the Pulsators and the Timothy O’Neil band. There will also be a fashion show at 3 p.m. Children are free. The Farmhouse is at 9255 Sonoma Hwy. in Kenwood. For more info, call 337-0867.

 

John Burdick

Olive and Vine in Glen Ellen continues “Supper Club Sundays” this Sunday, Nov. 4, with a show that will feature Jon Williams, Jimmy Dillon and John Burdick. The music starts at 6 p.m. and Chef Catherine Venturini has a special bistro menu prepared.

It’s time again for the Dance for the Troops, presented by American Legion Jack London Post #489 at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building on Saturday, Nov. 3, kicking off at 6 p.m. The event features food and a full bar, and dancing to the music of the Moonlighters. Attendees are encouraged to dress in vintage military or ‘60s attire. All proceeds will fund holiday packages for the troops now serving abroad. Tickets are available at Eraldi’s Menswear or Reader’s Books, or at the door. For more info, call 935-9426.

The Kathmandu Corner welcomes Dan Martin tonight, Nov. 2, for an 8 p.m. show. Martin plays a unique style of classic reggae music. Saturday, Nov. 3, it’s Tim O’Neil, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Nov. 4, the corner welcomes Tony Gibson and Dawn Angelosante for an early show, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Sonoma Springs Brewing Company has Tom Martin tonight, Nov. 2, playing songs to get you inspired to go out and vote. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Adam Traum

The Epicurean Connection presents Adam Traum, hot off his CD release show a couple weeks back, for a night of music that kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

The Plaza Bistro has jazz form Amanda King tonight, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. King is a classic chanteuse who performs little known gems from the ‘30s and ‘40s, as well as jazz standards and popular songs from the Great American Songbook. There is no cover.

The Whiskey Thieves are in Napa on Saturday, Nov. 3, for a harvest party at Vinoce Winery, starting at 3 p.m.

Dana Land and her “Sexytet” will be in San Rafael at Studio 55 on Saturday, Nov. 3, kicking off at 8 p.m.

Rag Tag Sullivan at Murphy’s Irish Pub

The Tuesday night market has Fred McCarty under the palm tree tonight, Oct. 30, starting at 5:30 p.m.

The Blue Moon Saloon has DJ Saucy 1 with special guests tonight, Oct. 30, at 9 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub presents the after party with Rag Tag Sullivan tonight, Oct. 30, after the Tuesday night market.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has the Tonewoods on Thursday, Nov. 1, kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Amanda King on Friday, Nov. 2, kicking off at 6:30 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub presents the Sonoma Mountain Band on Friday, Nov. 2, for an 8 p.m. show.

Sonoma Springs Brewing Company has Tom Martin on Friday, Nov. 2, kicking off at 7 p.m.

The Kathmandu Corner welcomes Dan Martin on Friday, Nov. 2, for a 7 p.m. show.

Halloween arrives a couple days early in Sonoma

Grrrrr…

OK. We’re going on a mini-rant here. Once again, we have Halloween in the middle of the week and parties and events planned this weekend AND on the actual day of Halloween. We’ve managed to move the days we celebrate the birthdays of people like the founder of our country to a day that is “more convenient.” Can’t we move Halloween to the closest Friday or Saturday night? I’m pretty sure the children would like it, not having to go to school the next day, and we can still celebrate “All Hallows Eve” in our own special way on the 31st. Rant over. So, we have a lot going on this weekend, and it seems that the El Verano Inn and the Moose Lodge have it all wrapped up.

Tonight, Oct. 26 at the El Verano Inn it’s the “Brain Eaters Halloween Festival,” kicking off at 7 p.m. with a huge punk and rock line-up, that features the Brain Eaters, the Gentlemen Soldiers, Pauly Hips and the Child Bearers, Bite, the Quitters, Ammo-Wagon and Dark Lord Byron. There is no cover for the show. Saturday, Oct. 27, it’s Ten Foot Tone, playing their 13th Halloween show at the venue. There will be prizes for the best costume, candy and other surprises. That show kicks off at 9 p.m., also no cover.

BackTrax

The Moose Lodge has a double bill tonight, Oct. 26, with BackTrax and Showcase the Band coming together for a show that will celebrate Halloween with a costume contest and more, but also raise money for PKD, Polycystic kidney disease. PKD is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases, affecting an estimated 12.5 million people worldwide. The show kicks off at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, it’s the annual Halloween show with the Bodies, the Quitters and some “dumb” guests. Doors are at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. You must be 21 or over to attend.

Dana Land

If rock and punk music isn’t your thing for Halloween, then you can catch Dana Land on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Sonoma Valley Womans Club, for a night of jazz that is being billed as “Nightmare on First Street East” which kicks off at 7 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Womans Club. Land has assembled quite a line-up for the evening, with Jonathan Alford, Jeff Sanford, Akira Tana and Chris Amberger backing her on vocals. For tickets and more info, call 373-0700.

Olive and Vine in Glen Ellen has the full John Burdick Band on Sunday, Oct. 28, for the “Supper and a Show” series, kicking off at 6 p.m. The band will be doing original material as well as some cover songs.

Annex Wine Bar, next to the Community Cafe on W. Napa St. welcomes Chris Hanlin for a show tonight, Oct. 26, kicking off at 6 p.m. Fridays are Fondue night at the annex, with a surprise fondue every week.

Midnight Sun Massive

Murphy’s Irish Pub has the always popular reggae act Midnight Sun Massive tonight, Oct. 26, kicking off at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, it’s Mike Z, guitarist with E. Z. Kewl, for a night of standards and more, also going off at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, it’s an early show with Cynthia Carr and the Carrtunes doing their annual Halloween Extravaganza, with prizes and specials. There is no cover for any of the shows at the pub.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Kontrabanned tonight, Oct. 26, for a 7 p.m. show, that features Sandra Poindexter on violin, Chris Planas on guitar and Ben Luis on bass. There is no cover for the show.

The Gristmill Bar and Grill in Glen Ellen has the WildKats on Saturday, Oct. 27, for an 8 p.m. show. The band features several Glen Ellen locals and is always a fun time. There is no cover for the show.

Sonoma Springs Brewery is celebrating their fourth anniversary this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 27, with live music and discounts, all depending on your apparel. The afternoon kicks off at 3 p.m. and has the Trees, followed by Wildflower Weed and friends. Discounts on brew can be had by wearing your Sonoma Springs T-shirt, a tye-dye T-shirt, or any model of lederhosen. At 7 p.m., it’s time for Jafar Thorne. Thorne has been engulfed in music since he was 13 years of age, but over the years, he came to admire the song craft and production of U2, the bluesy edges of Led Zeppelin, the pure soul of Bob Marley, the neo-tribalism of electronica, and the improv-driven, melting-pot ethos of the Grateful Dead. There is no cover for the afternoon or evening shows.

The Jewish Winemakers are having a celebration of wine, and along with that is live music on Sunday, Oct. 28, kicking off at 1:30 p.m. at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building with more than 20 local wineries pouring. The afternoon features Stephaine Ozer, Mama Loshn and Shameless.

The Kathmandu Corner has Wildflower Wed with Jeffro Hunter tonight, Oct. 26, for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, Oct. 27, it’s Richard Sumberg, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Oct. 28, the corner welcomes Jon Williams from Ten Foot Tone for an early show, at 6:30 p.m. doing a solo acoustic performance. If you’ve not yet seen Williams perform, make it on over to the corner on Sunday.

The Blue Moon Saloon has DJ music tonight, Oct. 26, with Robert Roots, Cruxx and Divine Proportion laying down grooves starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, it’s time for karaoke, kicking off at 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, it’s time for the blues jam that goes off at 10 p.m. There is no cover any night.

The Epicurean Connection welcomes Gayle Skidmore on Saturday, Oct. 27, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Jami Jamison is on the road on Saturday, Oct. 27, for a show at Papas Taverna, kicking off at 7 p.m.