The Moose Lodge this Sunday, Feb. 27, will be the place for “Blues and Horseshoes,” a benefit for Cody Cordellos who was born with the skin condition “Epidermolysis Bullosa” (EB). EB is a skin disorder that with even the slightest bump or friction on the skin will cause blistering, akin to third degree burns. It is estimated that 50 in every one million live births have the condition, which crosses all races and genders. “Miracles Through Music” has put on several benefits in the past, and this one will feature music from the Sonoma County Blues All-Stars and Third Party. There will also be a spaghetti feed and horseshoe tournament, with the standing champs taking on all comers. The event kicks off at noon and goes until 5 p.m. For more info, point your browser to www.miraclesthroughmusic.org.
The St. Francis Dads Club is putting on a crawfish boil and Mardi Gras party on Saturday, Feb. 26, in Fr. Roberts Hall at St. Francis school. According to A. J. Riebli, the crawfish is being flown in from Louisiana and there will be king cake for dessert. The dance music will be provided by local Cajun favorites Gator Beat. Tickets are available in the St. Francis school front office.
Lokal on Broadway has an encore appearance of a group that appeared at the restaurant last month, the Adam Traum Acoustic Trio, featuring Pat Campbell and David Thom on Saturday, Feb. 26. The band will be laying down folk, country, bluegrass and some finger-picking as well. The show kicks off at 8 p.m.
Steiners Tavern will have the Tri Tip Trio tonight, Feb. 25, for an 8 p.m. show. The band features some local cajun legends, including local Bruce Gordon, and has garnished praise from cajun legend Queen Ida. There is no cover for the show.
Murphy’s Irish Pub continues the live music across the alley at the Taste of the Himalayas as the pub gets ready for its re-opening set for March 1.Tonight, Feb. 25, has the reggae-inspired tunes of Dan Martin for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, Feb. 26, brings in Dawn Angelosante for some heart-felt melodies, also at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb 27, has members of Tudo Bem, Dave Aguilar and Peter McCauley for a performance at 6 p.m., and they promise to play “everything but Celtic music.” There is no cover for any of the shows at the pub.
If you want to catch the whole Tudo Bem band in action, yep, all three of them, you can do that tonight, Feb. 25, at the Olde Sonoma Public House in the Fiesta Plaza in Boyes Hot Springs. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and there is no cover.
The Plaza Bistro has jazz legends Mad and Eddie Duran tonight, Feb. 25, for a 7 p.m. show. The duo has been a fixture in the San Francisco jazz circuit for many years. The two met at the Cotati Jazz Festival years ago and Mad sat in with Eddies band, and the rest, they say, is history. There is no cover for the show.
The Hellhounds are on the road this weekend, tonight at Spankys Bar in Cotati for a 9:30 p.m. show. Saturday, Feb. 26, has the bluesmen in Napa at Uva Trattoria for an 8:30 p,m, show.
Sukhwat Ali Khan will be in Oakland on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Heartform concert, that kicks off at 7 p.m. For more info, point your browser to www.heartform.com
Hot 45s – Shows within a 45 minute drive from the Island
Wonderbread 5 – Friday, Feb. 25.
19 Broadway – Fairfax
Sol Horizon – Saturday, Feb. 26.
Last Day Saloon – Santa Rosa
Gator Beat w/the Pulsators – Saturday, Feb. 25.
HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol