Plenty of St. Patricks’ Day music

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have Izzy and the Kesstronics tonight, March 16, at 7 p.m.

Mondo American Beer Garden will have Sparrow on Wednesday, March 17, for an evening of jazzy tunes at 7 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have three acts to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday, March 17, starting at 3 p.m. with Deirdre Egan and Arias Beardsley, followed by Dockside and the evening wraps up with the Carrtunes.

The annual Rotary Club St. Patrick’s Day dinner will have Showcase the Band on Wednesday, March 17, at the Sonoma Community Center. The event kicks off at 5 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have Celtic music from John Kelly, Glen Bettencourt and Jennjifer Jekel on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m.

Steiners Tavern will have Kit Kat Karaoke on Thursday, March 18 starting at 10 p.m.

The Terry Disley Experience trio will be at the Plaza Bistro Friday, March 19. Showtime is 7 p.m.

The El Dorado Kitchen will have Chris Dupree in the fireplace lounge on Friday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have A Tribute to John Kelley on Friday, March 19, at 8 p.m.

Steiners Tavern will have Ten Foot Tone on Friday, March 19, at 10 p.m.

Sean Carscadden and Marty O’Reilly will be at the Sonoma Springs Brewery on Friday, March 19, at 7 p.m.

Pancakes and music to benefit the SVHS music department

It’s being called “Pancakes N’ All that Jazz” and the day will feature music provided by local acts and students as well. The event is the senior project of Ron Perkins, who is a drum major for the pep band and his mentor for this project is David Irvine, leader of the Sonoma Valley Chorale. Playing throughout the day will be Dana Land and EZ Kewl, along with student performances by Barret Wilbur, David DeSmet and Jeff Peterson. The SVHS Jazz Band and the Jazzberries will also perform. The benefit is at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building on Sunday, March 14, and goes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a silent auction as well. The music department still needs to raise $15,000 to fund the students trip to New York in April. You can get tickets at the door or at Whole Foods on Saturday, March 13, during the vendor fair, as Whole Foods is supplying all the food for the event.

The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is beginning the new series of The Mix, a social event at the museum on Saturday, March 13. The event will have an acoustic set by the Whiskey Thieves and DJ music by Michel Saga, along with appetizers and a signature cocktail made by “Cap’n Lou.” The event kicks off at 8 p.m. Members of the museum will get in free. You can become a member that night or just purchase admission. For more info, point your browser to www.svma.org.

The “Sonoma Valley Battle of the Bands” is returning this year for its third season on Sunday, May 16, but is seeking bands that want to be in the competition right now. The event is sponsored by the Sonoma Community Center and being coordinated by local merchant Michael Halem. This year, the age for eligible musicians has been raised to 21 years. For more info, hit Halem by email at halem@sonic.net.

La Luz will be having a benefit on Saturday, March 13, at Little Switzerland that will feature the music of Carlos Herrera. Herrera will be playing solo from 6 to 7 p.m. Herrera and his band will take the stage until 8:30 p.m. and will then be followed by Sapo Guapo who will play until 11 p.m. For tickets and more info, call Brenda Serrano at 938-5131.

The Chapel Concert series continues tonight, March 12, at the Mission Chapel. Tonights show will feature Steve Albini playing traditional music of Italy. Albini will be accompanied by Marcie Brown on cello, Steve La Porta on percussion and John Douglas on flute, saxophone and clarinet. Showtime is 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the Mission office.

Steiners Tavern will have the classic rock sounds of BackTrax tonight, March 12, for a night of dancing. The band plays songs that were hits from the ‘50s to the ‘90s. The show starts at 10 p.m. and there is no cover. Saturday, March 13, the tavern will have DJ music from XXXeno, starting at 10 p.m. Sunday, March 14, brings Sue Albano and Mark Dennis to the stage, for an early show that begins at 7 p.m. You can also catch a live interview and song from Albano and Dennis on the latest Sonoma Valley Music Scene show, podcast at www.sonomamusic.com.

John Burdick will be back at the cozy confines of Olive & Vine tonight, March 12, for a night of original music, some blues and maybe even some new tunes. Showtime is 7 p.m. and there is no cover.

The El Dorado Kitchen has music from Keith Andrew tonight, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. Andrew has been described as “a rarified blend of smooth jazz, world beats; a distinctly chill vibe.” There is no cover for the show.

Mondo American Beer Garden has the folk inspired sounds of Wildflower Weed for a night on Saturday, March 13. Paul Whiting and Bill Sells of the Hoovers will be starting the show, which kicks off at 7 p.m. with an acoustic set. There is no cover for the show.

The Shop is presenting it’s first open-mic event on Saturday, March 13. The Shop, operated by Operation Youth, is the Valleys venue for teens to enjoy a night of music in a drug and alcohol-free environment. Young musicians wanting to play can sign up on the Shops facebook fan page, or at 6:15 p.m. the night of the show. The venue hopes to make the second Saturday of every month an open-mic night.

You will have two opportunities to check out Showcase the Band this weekend, starting on Saturday, March 13, for an early St. Patrick’s Day dinner dance at the Moose Lodge. That show gets under way at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 14, the band takes the stage at Little Switzerland for an early evening show that kicks off at 5 p.m.

The Plaza Bistro has the Andrew Emer quartet tonight, March 12, for a night of jazz. Appearing with Emer tonight will be Michael Abraham on guitar, Dayna Stephens on tenor saxophone and Shaun Lowecki on drums. The show starts at 7 p.m. and there is no cover.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have a tribute to the Cotter family on Saturday, March 13. Noreen and Bill Cotter were regular players at the pub since the very beginning and now their family and friends play a show yearly to remember the couple. The show goes off at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 14, the pub welcomes back the Brothers Comatose for an evening of eclectic Americana music. That show starts at 7 p.m.

EZ Kewl is on the road Saturday, March 13, to Santa Rosa and an evening at A’Roma Roasters. Showtime is 8:30 p.m.

The Whiskey Thieves are playing a new venue in Santa Rosa tonight, March 12, at the Chrome Lotus. Showtime is 9:30 p.m. The venue is at 505 Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa.

Stephanie Ozer will be in Napa at the Mustard Festival on Saturday, March 13, playing with the Mary Jensen quartet. The band will play three sets during the day on the Silo’s jazz stage. Show times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The Hellhounds will also be in Napa at Uva Trattoria on Saturday, March 13, for an 8:30 show. There is no cover.

Sonoma Valley Music Scene – 3/11/10

This week we have a live interview with Sue Albano and Mark Dennis as well as a song recorded live from the Arts Guilds recent opening. We hit the blues side of town as well and start of with one of Sonoma Valleys legends of music.

Playlist:

Band        –     Album         –           Song

Norton Buffalo – Lovin in the Valley of the Moon – 18 Wheels

Rich Little – Band Blend – Roll me over Juliet

Gator Beat – Lucky Stars – Lucky Stars

Hellhounds – Back to Sonoma – Landlord Blues

Michael L. Castle – Bluesman – Me and the Devil

Marty O’Reilly – Live at SCC – ?

John Burdick – Somewhere – Junkie Boys

10 Foot Tone – Elevate – Castaway Cans

Indian Valley Line – Peggy Sonoma and a Boxcar – Sister Rosetta

Points North – Demo – The Phoenix (home version)

Open Mic at Murphy’s

Mondo American Beer Garden will have the EZ Kewl on Wednesday, March 10, for an evening of jazzy tunes at 7 p.m.

Rive Gauche Dining Club will have the sounds of David Aguilar and Peter McCauley to accompany dinner on Wednesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. For more info, call 996-9453.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have Open Mic Plus on Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. The special guest musicians will be Mark Willson and Mario Ramirez.

Steiners Tavern will host “Give Thanks Thursdayz” with DJ Robert Roots on Thursday, March 11. Roots likes to kick off the show with some classic rock then move into classic and dancehall reggae music. Showtime is 9 p.m. and there is no cover.

The Andrew Emer quartet will be at the Plaza Bistro Friday, March 12. Showtime is 7 p.m.

The El Dorado Kitchen will have Keith Andrew in the fireplace lounge on Friday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m.

The Chapel Concert series continues on Friday, March 12, at the Mission Chapel. This months show will feature Steve Albini playing traditional music of Italy. Showtime is 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the Mission office.

Whiskey Thieves play to benefit for El Verano School

The Whiskey Thieves are stepping up to support some of their alma mater by playing at Little Switzerland Saturday, March 6. The show will also have on the bill Marty O’Reilly and Sean Carscadden and the Cork Pullers. Whiskey Thieve front man Cody Binkley attended El Verano Elementary school and Tim Curley of the Cork Pullers currently teaches at the school. Although not an officially school district sanctioned event, the funds will benefit the fourth and fifth grade year-end field trips. The show kicks off at 7 p.m. with Magic Dick the magician doing a 45-minute set. Children and families are all welcome to attend. Tickets can be purchased at the school or at Sonoma Valley Music.

In case you miss the Whiskey Thieves Saturday, you can catch them at the Sebastiani Theatre on Monday, March 8, for a special show that will be recorded for an upcoming DVD release. The show is a benefit for the band to help raise funds to take them to the SXSW (South by Southwest) music festival in Austin, Texas. The band has four shows scheduled in and around the festival. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre box office.

The REPO art show takes place tonight, March 5, at the Arts Guild of Sonoma and will have an appearance by Sue Albano and Mark Dennis at 6 p.m. The show will feature art made from found and discarded items, including a piece made by Albano.

The Plaza Bistro has the Benny Barth trio tonight, March 5, which will include Gary Digman on bass and Randy Vincent on guitar. Barth is a legend in the jazz world, coming out of the Indianapolis jazz scene in the late ‘50s. Showtime is 7 p.m. and there is no cover.

Mark your calendars for this coming New Years Eve, as the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance has announced that Bay Area favorites Pride and Joy will be headlining the annual “Puttin’ on the Glitz” fundraiser. For more info, go to www.sonomamentoring.org.

The El Dorado Kitchen will have the gypsy jazz sounds of Rue Manouche, featuring Michel Saga tonight, March 5, for a 6:30 p.m. show.

If you miss Rue Manouche tonight, you can catch them Saturday, March 6, at Landmark Winery and Vineyards for a 1 p.m. show.

Imagery Estate Winery will have the ‘70s classic rock sounds of the Nite Lites on Saturday, March 6, for a 1 p.m. show. The show will be in the back patio by the fountain and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. There is no cover for the show.

Steiners Tavern will have the sounds of DJ Dave on Saturday, March 6, kicking off at 9 p.m.

Jewel and the Rhythm Ride will be performing at her class of the 5Rythyms at the Parkpoint club on Sunday March 8. With Jewel that day will be Bob Young on congas and djembe drums, Steven Shain on standup bass, Patricia Hatfeild playing bells, gongs, congas, djembe, and various other ethnic instruments plus special guest Keiko on taiko drum. The class kicks off at 4 p.m. and class members are invited to use the facilities after the show. For tickets, call Jewel at 480-5639.

Mondo American Beer Garden will have the sounds of Hard Travelin’ on Saturday, March 8, for a 7 p.m. show.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has local favorites the Sonoma Mountain Band tonight, March 5, for an 8 p.m. show. The band plays folk and bluegrass. Saturday, March 6, brings the solo guitar work of Andrew Freeman to the pub for a show that also goes off at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 7, brings the return of the popular Irish pub jam session. The jam goes off at 6 p.m. and listeners and performers are welcome.

EZ Kewl will be at the Apple Box in the Petaluma Mill tonight, March 5, for a 6 p.m. show. Monday, March 8, the jazzy gents will be at the Big 3 Diner for a dinner show that kicks off at 7 p.m.

The DiRosa Preserve has music as part of their salute to an emerging artists event being held Saturday, March 6, at 6 p.m. Serf and James will be providing acoustic alternative pop music for the show. For more info, call 226-5991.

Natasha James and her band will be on the road all the way to Baja California in San Felipe for the annual tequila festival, which is suiting, as her latest release is called “Tequila Time.” The band will be playing shows all weekend, Friday March 5, through Sunday, March 7.

Jon Popenoe and his blues band are on the road to Rickeys bar in Novato tonight, March 5, for a no cover show that kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

The Hellhounds will be on the road to a new venue in Santa Rosa. The local bluesmen take the stage at Stout Brothers on Saturday, March 6, for a 9 p.m. show.

Local AC/DC tribute act High Voltage will be laying down Bon Scott era classics tonight, March 5, for a 9 p.m. show at Quincy’s pub in Cotati.