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The Whiskey Thieves in the Plaza

The Tuesday night market has the Whiskey Thieves in the Grinstead Amphitheater tonight, July 24, for a 5:30 p.m. start. Under the palm tree, there will be a puppet show followed by Dan Martin and various buskers, also starting at 5:30 p.m.

The Blue Moon Saloon has DJ Saucy 1 with special guests tonight, July 24, at 9 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has the after-market party tonight, July 24, with the Adam Traum Trio at 7:30 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has 2 Friends on Thursday, July 26, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards has blues from the Rett Hamer Band on Friday, July 27, kicking off at 6 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub presents the Timothy O’Neil Band on Friday, July 27, for an 8 p.m. show.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Nowl Jewkes Friday, July 27, for a 7 p.m. show.

The Ledson Lounge has William Russell for a 6 p.m. show Friday, July 27.

Sonoma Springs Brewery welcomes Tom Martin to the brewery on Friday, July 27, for a 7 p.m. show.

Huichica Music Festival at Gundlach Bundschu Winery

The Donkeys

Leave it to the winery with the most difficult name to pronounce in the entire Sonoma Valley to come up with a music festival with an even more difficult name to pronounce. Huichica (pronounced “Wha Chee Ka”) is actually the name given to the soil that is in the ground where the winery currently is, and has been since 1858. Now in it’s third year, the Huichica Music Festival to be held at the Gundlach Bundschu Winery has added additional hours to the Saturday, June 2, event and added an event tonight, June 1, in the 90 year old barn on the property that will feature a dinner catered by the Fremont Diner and will present the Occidental Brothers Dance Band Internationalfor dancing. The night kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2, the event kicks off at noon and will have the entire winery grounds closed to the public with music all day, as well as the “wine city” where concert-goers will

Sonny and the Sunsets

enjoy food and wine pairings, along with “food city” that features multiple food trucks. There will also be a “kid zone” during the day to keep the children occupied. The music starts at noon, on two different stages, with Pure Bathing Culture, Old Light, Sea of Bees, Little Wings, Cotton Jones, the Donkeys, Papercuts, Sonny and the Sunsets, Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, Poor Moon and Beachwood Sparks. The shows are expected to sell out, but for tickets and more info, point your browser to www.huichicamusicfestival.com.

The Sonoma Community Center will be the place for a series of fundraisers for the Silver Moon Theater called Saturday Nights in June, with the first one taking place Saturday, June 2, with an amazing line-up of local singer-songwriters. On the bill will be Jason Huybers, Dan Martin, Michael Lounibos, Tom Martin and Tony Gibson. The shows are a benefit for the theaters performance of Agatha Christies “And Then There Were None” to be presented later in the summer. Showtime is 7 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door.

The Sonoma Sinatra, Stan Pappas will be making an appearance at the tasting room of Muscardini Cellars and Ty Caton on Saturday, June 2, as part of the wine club appreciation party. The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. and is free for wine club members, but a cover will apply to the general public. There will also be barbecue available from Jeremy with his famous tri-tip. The tasting room is located in Kenwood in the Kenwood Village Plaza.

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards continues the Friday night music series tonight, June 1, with the Rolling Blackouts. The show is a homecoming of sorts for member John Calmeyer, who was the Vice President of Marketing for the winery when it was run by the Sebastiani-Cuneo family. There is no cover for the show, and there will be food available as well. Showtime is 6 p.m.

The Plaza Bistro has jazz tonight, June 1, with the Mike Zilber Duo, kicking off at 7 p.m. Jazz legend Dave Liebman calls Mike Zilber, “one of the best composers and players around anywhere, period!” Zilber has performed and-or recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Smith, Sonny Stitt, , Eddie Henderson, John Handy, James Genus and many others. Tonight, he will have with him Mimi Fox on guitar. Saturday, June 2, the bistro welcomes the Jeff Massanari Duo, with Massanari on guitar and Peter Barshay on bass. That show also kicks off at 7 p.m. and there is no cover either night.

The Sonoma Springs Brewery welcomes Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates for a one-set, one-night show on Saturday, June 2, at 6 p.m. Edwards and the band describe themselves as a “melancholy pop-baroque-folk group.” There is no cover for the show.

Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes Liz Brown and True Grit tonight, June 1, for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, June 2, it’s the return of the popular Larry Carlin and his act Mostly Simply Bluegrass, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, June 3, it’s an early show with the Beth Whitley Duo. There is no cover for any of the shows at the pub.

The Hellhounds

Local bluesmen the Hell Hounds are all over this weekend, and starting early on Sunday, June 3, in the Sonoma Plaza as part of the Hit the Road Jack entertainment. The band will be set up and ready to go at 8 p.m. The day before, Saturday, June 2, the boys will be at Miriam Vineyards in Healdsburg for a 1 p.m. show and then in Napa at Uva Trattoria for an 8 p.m. show.

Local musician Bren Wrona Norris has announced a series of music classes for children, to be offered all summer long at locations throughout the Valley. Norris is an award winning singer-songwriter and a tenured K – 12 music teacher. Some of the classes she is offering are even suited for children as young as three months, with parent-child involvement, all the way up to improve classes for teens. For more info, point your browser to www.teach-me-music.com.

The Ledson Lounge welcomes back the Jess Petty Duo on Saturday, June 2, for an evening of trumpet and flugelhorn, and vocals with a strong jazz vocal style. Showtime is 7 p.m.

The Blue Moon Saloon has karaoke on Saturday, June 2, kicking off at 9 p.m. Sunday, June 3, it’s the Sunday night blues jam, kicking off at 10 p.m. There is no cover either night.

Mad and Eddie Duran are on the road on Sunday, June 3, in Kensington, playing with the Montclair Women’s Big Band, kicking off at 3 p.m.

The Whiskey Thieves will be at Grant and Green in San Francisco tonight, June 1, for a 9:45 p.m. show. Saturday, June 2, has the boys at Peri’s in Fairfax, for a 9 p.m. show.

Hot 45s – Shows within a 45 minute drive from the Island

Melvin Seals and JGB - Saturday, June 2
Mystic Theatre – Petaluma
765-2121

Pride and Joy – Saturday, June 2
Last Day Saloon – Santa Rosa
545-2343

Sol Horizon - Saturday, June 2
HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol
829-7300

Jerry Jeff Walker – Friday, June 1
Uptown Theater – Napa
259-0123

The Tubes – Saturday, June 2
George’s Nightclub – San Rafael
415-226-0262

 

Bell Bottom Bash benefits veterans’ memorial

Bell Bottom Bash

It’s time, once again, for the Bell Bottom Bash, this year to be held at the Sonoma Community Center in Andrew’s hall on Saturday, May 19, kicking off at 6 p.m. The event, now in its sixth year and presented by Valley of the Mooneyhan ProMotions, has decided that this years beneficiary will be the “Rise of the Fallen” memorial project. The project creates “spirit boxes” which are holograms of fallen soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq, so that more than the soldiers names will live on. This years bash will be dedicated to long-time Sonoman Allen Moore, who lost his short battle with cancer last year. In addition to the fun and silent auction, costume contest and go-go cages, Popo the Clown will be painting faces and there will be line dancing lessons to go with the disco songs. Wildflower Weed will open the night with some influential music from the sixties and then BackTrax will be doing three sets, one each from the ‘60s, ‘70s and wrapping with a set from the ‘80s. The dance music will stretch from Question Mark and the Mysterians, to the Bee Gees all the way to the Cars and Peter Frampton. The event is family friendly but is expected to sell out. There will be food available from Mary’s Pizza Shack and beverages as well. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Sonoma Valley Music and at the door, if available.

David Thom Band

It’s being called “Jammin’ for Safe Access” and will be held at the Moose Lodge on Saturday, May 19, kicking off at 5 p.m. The organization works to provide researchers and patients access to medical cannabis for research and therapeutic uses. The evening includes performances from the David Thom Band, Dead Horse String Band, Sycamore Slough String Band, Melody Walker and Jacop Groopman, plus Grandpa Banana’s Band. There will also be a “picking parlor” for those that want to jam. David Thom’s famous pulled pork sliders will also be available. Tickets will be available at the door. For more info about the organization, point your browser to www.safeaccessnow.org.

Tommy Thomsen

Larson Family Vineyards will be presenting a benefit for Sonoma Valley Teen Services on Saturday, May 19, called “Cowboy Cab” that will feature Western Swing Hall of Famer, Tommy Thomsen and his band, in addition, there will be vintage wine tasting, a silent auction and hors d’oeuveres from Community Cafe. Showtime is 6 p.m. and advance tickets can be purchased at Mary’s Pizza Shack or at the door.

The Whiskey Thieves

Tonight, May 18, at the Moose Lodge it’s the Whiskey Thieves and Train Wreck Junction. From what we can tell, it’s not a benefit for anything and just a show to go out and have fun at and enjoy the new set up at the Moose Lodge, as they’re making the venue very music-friendly, with a new enclosed bar area and new stage. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door.

It’s barn dance time again at the Grange Hall in Boyes Hot Springs on Saturday, May 19, starting at 8 p.m. Music will be provided by the Honeysuckle Sisters. The dances are similar to square dancing, with caller Ken Olcott teaching the reels and circles in advance, then continue calling while the band plays. Dancers under 26 years of age are admitted free.

The Sonoma Community Center will be hosting the student vocal recital of “Find your Voice” tonight, May 18, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. It’s also rumored that there will be an appearance by the Hot Flashes as well. Tickets are available online at www.sonomacommunitycenter.org or at the door.

The El Verano Inn presents Josh and Nelson Kraft on Saturday, May 19, kicking off at 9 p.m. There is no cover.

The Corkpullers

Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes the Cork Pullers for their 100th show as a band tonight, May 18, kicking off at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, the pub welcomes the Perfect Crime, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, May 20, it an early show for Shades of Green, kicking off at 6:30 p.m.

The Ledson Lounge welcomes back Dan Daniels and Nicky DePaola on Saturday, May 19, for a 6:30 p.m. show that brings jazz with a smidge of Motown. There is no cover for the show.

Chris Hanlin

The Epicurean Connection presents Chris Hanlin on Saturday, May 19, kicking off at 5 p.m. There is no cover for the show.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Nooo Brass, which is kind of the opposite, as the band is teeming with trumpets, featuring Graham Bruce on trumpet, Chris Amberger on bass, Tim Acosta on trumpet, Chris Barnes on trumpet and Jerry Dibble also on, you guessed it; trumpet. Saturday, May 19, the bistro brings in Jazz Gitan, which features Don Price on lead guitar, Ken Billeci on rhythm guitar with Jane Thompson on bass. The act is an acoustic jazz trio that carries on the tradition of gypsy swing created by Django Reinhardt together with Stephane Grappelli during their domination of the Paris jazz scene in the ‘30s. The music of Jazz Gitan is the swinging jazz of the ‘30s and ‘40s, plus a cross-section of songs from the modern Gypsy Jazz repertoire. There is no cover for either show.

Reader’s Books will have a ‘Meet the Musicians” session on Saturday, May 19, with several jazz musicians available for questions. Bill Moody will talk about his career in jazz, joined by bassist Steve Webber to demonstrate the role of the rhythm section, followed by a reading from Bill’s new book, titled “Czechmate: The Spy Who Played Jazz” and interviews following. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. and seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the door.

Trinity Church is presenting a concert to honor music director John Burke on Sunday, May 20. Burke has been a prolific composer of choral music.  He has particularly enjoyed writing songs for children. During the show, Beth Carter, Choral Director of the First United Methodist Church, accompanied by flautist Nan Perrott, will sing three of the 30 pieces which were published by the duo in past years. The Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Brian Sebastian will sing two Christmas anthems written by Burke, to honor his composing and his long career conducting Bay Area church choirs. Admission is free and the event is open to all, although if you feel like making a donation, there will be places available.

Vox Populi, the local contemporary rock vocal group, will be back at the Sebastiani Theatre on Monday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. for a show called “PEOPLE GET READY! Vox Populi and Plan Be go eclectic.” This will be their third performance at the Sebastiani Theatre with songs by such popular artists as Jason Mraz, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, the Beatles, and more. Also, joining Vox Populi and Plan Be this year is “V. P. KIDS,” Vox Populi’s choir for musical children. Tickets will be available at the door.

Ten Foot Tone will be on the road to Cotati on Saturday, May 19, to the Tradewinds for a 9:30 p.m. show.

The Hellhounds will be at the Tradewinds in Cotati tonight, May 18, for a 9:30 p.m. start.

BackTrax will be at Infineon Raceway on Monday, May 21, at noon as part of Pacific Track Times training session.

Stephanie Ozer will be at the Hotel Healdsburg in Healdsburg tonight, May 18, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Hot 45s – Shows within a 45 minute drive from the Island

BoDeans - Friday, May 18.
Mystic Theatre – Petaluma
765-2121

Canned Heat – Friday, May 18.
Yoshi’s – San Francisco
415-655-5600

Pride and Joy – Friday, May 18
Uptown Theater – Napa
259-0123

Jeff Campitelli, Peppino D’Agostino, VOENA & friends - Sunday, May 20
Uptown Theater – Napa
259-0123

John Lee Hooker Jr. – Saturday, May 19.
Biscuits & Blues – San Francisco
415-292-2583

Sun Kings – Beatles Tribute – Saturday, May 19.
George’s Nightclub – San Rafael
415-226-0262

Open Mic at Epicurean Connection

The Tuesday night market has Chris Hanlin under the palm tree tonight, May 15, starting at 5:30 p.m.

The market after-party at Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes the Penny Hens tonight, May 15, kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

The Blue Moon Saloon has DJ Saucy 1 with special guests tonight, May 15, at 9 p.m.

Sonoma Valley High School presents the Spring Concert in the Little Theater on Wednesday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. This will be the final concert for the year from all the musical groups at the high school. Tickets will be available at the door.
Murphy’s Irish Pub
has Keeley Valentino on Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m.

The Olde Sonoma Public House welcomes Rag Tag Sullivan on Thursday, May 17, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Songwriters in Sonoma are back in action at Meadowcroft Winery in Carneros at Cornerstone on Thursday, May 17. The evenings performers are Garrin Benfield, Arann Harris and Ali Weiss. For more info and reservations, call 934-4090.

The Epicurean Connection is having an Open-Mic on Thursday, May 17, kicking off at 7 p.m. Stacy Tuel of the Penny Hens will be running the show and the featured performer is Jonah Raskin. The evening will include poets and performers, as well as musicians.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Noo Brass on Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub presents the Cork Pullers on Friday, May 18, for an 8 p.m. show.

The Moose Lodge has the Whiskey Thieves and Train Wreck Junction for a show on Friday, May 18, kicking off at 8:30 p.m.

Sonoma Valley Chorale does Puccini

The Sonoma Valley Chorale is back in action, under the direction of David Irvine, with two shows this weekend at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building, kicking off tonight, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. and then again Saturday, May 12, for a matinee show that starts at 2 p.m. The group will be accompanied by a full orchestra and local tenor Diego Garcia. The group will be performing Pucini’s “Messa di Gloria.” Tickets for the shows can be purchased at Pharmaca or at the door, if available. For more info, call 935-1576.

Internationally acclaimed pianist Anastasia Dedik will make her solo debut in Sonoma on Sunday, May 13, when she performs at the Vintage House senior center, for a 3 p.m. show. Dedik is Founder and Artistic Director of the “Russian Heritage” Piano Competition for young pianists in St. Petersburg and will perform a striking and challenging program that includes pieces from Beethoven, Chopin and more. The show is being presented by the Sonoma Classical Music Society and tickets can be purchased at Readers Books or at the door the day of the show.

Motogruv

There’s a rock and roll show this weekend on Saturday, May 12, at the El Verano Inn with three bands, headlined by locals Josh and Nelson Kraft, supported by Motogruv and opening the night will be Crash Landing. Showtime is 9 p.m. and there is no cover.

The Maysonnave House has a benefit for little Sierra Luby tonight, May 11, at 6 p.m. Sierra has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and to make complications worse, she also has downs syndrome. Some of the contributors to the event are the Red Grape, the Depot Hotel, the Hot Box Grill and more. Chris Hanlin will be providing the music. For tickets and more info, call 935-7960.

There is another benefit for Austin Ridge, the young man that was attacked in Boyes Hot Springs back on April 25, tonight, May 11, at the Blue Moon Saloon with the Roadside Bombs and the Braineaters, a Misfits tribute act. The band is comprised of some of the finest in local punk, with former members of the Randumbs, Arise, Ammo Wagon and Motogruv. Showtime is 9 p.m. and there is no cover, but donations will be accepted all night. Saturday, May 12, the saloon will have karaoke starting at 9 p.m. Sunday, May 13, it’s the blues jam, that will kick off at 10 p.m. There is no cover.

Sean Carscadden

Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes Dan Martin to the Snug tonight, May 11, for a night of “reggae fusion,” kicking off at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, the pub welcomes Larry Carlin and Keystone Station for a night of traditional bluegrass, also kicking off at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13, has an early show for Mothers Day with Sean Carscadden and Marty O’Reilly, that kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Carscadden is encouraging everyone to “bring your mom!” There is no cover for any of the shows at the pub.

The Ledson Lounge welcomes back Dan Daniels and Nicky DePaola on Saturday, May 12, for a 6:30 p.m. show that brings jazz with a smidge of Motown. There is no cover for the show.

The Whiskey Thieves

The Sonoma Plaza will be host the Sonoma Napa Grand Fondo on Saturday, May 12, and there is live music scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kicking off the day will be Traffic Jam, followed by Junior Boogie with the Whiskey Thieves wrapping up the day. There is no cover for the event, but food and beverages will be available in the Plaza.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Chris Amberger tonight, May 11, at 7 p.m. With Amberger tonight will be with Aaron Garner on piano and Brian Kendrick on drums. Saturday, May 12, it’s the Cynthia Tarr Trio, that will feature Randy Vincent on guitar and Cliff Hugo on bass. That show also kicks off at 7 p.m. and there is no cover either night.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has Doug Blumer tonight, May 11, for a 5 p.m. show followed by Brian Bergeron at 9 p.m. There is no cover.

Rancho Viejo is bringing back Latin guitarist Carlos Herrera for an encore performance for a special Mothers Day evening show on Sunday, May 13, that will kick off at 5 p.m. The venue has a special Mothers day menu planned as well.

The Cork Pullers will be at Larson Family Winery on Sunday, May 13, for an afternoon of music, kicking off at 11:30 a.m.

Stephanie Ozer is on the road to Piedmont to Piedmont Piano on Saturday, May 12, at 8 p.m.

Adam Traum is in Marin at the Marin Community Music School at 5 p.m.

Sean Carscadden is at Provenance Vineyards in Rutherford, Napa valley, on Saturday, May 12, for a noon show.

The Hellhounds are in Napa on Saturday, May 12, at 8 p.m. for a show at Uva Trattoria.

Hot 45s – Shows within a 45 minute drive from the Island

Pride & Joy - Friday, May 11
19 Broadway – Fairfax
415-459-0293

Gator Beat- Saturday, May 12.
Rancho Nicasio – Nicasio
415-662-2219

Wonderbread 5 - Saturday, May 12.
Mystic Theatre – Petaluma
765-2121

Johnny Winter - Wednesday, May 16.
Mystic Theatre – Petaluma
765-2121

LuvPlanet – Saturday, May 12
Last Day Saloon – Santa Rosa
545-2343

Lindsey Buckingham- Monday, May 14
The Fillmore – San Francisco
415-346-6000

Creed – Wednesday, May 16.
The Warfield – San Francisco.
www.thewrarfieldtheater.com