The Friday, May 19, Column

The Bodies

Soundbytes – Punk-o Rama

If punk rock is your forte, then El Verano is the place for you this weekend. Unbeknownst to many, Sonoma has deep roots in the punk scene, going back to the ‘80s with Modern Action Records being a big part of the picture. Never heard of them? Point your browser here. The Briefs, the Bodies and Roadside Bombs are just some of the acts on the label and many of those acts will be at the El Verano Inn on Friday, May 19, then on Saturday, May 20, the Bodies will be holding a reunion at the Reel Fish Shop and Grill as a benefit for AKA and Sonoma Valley Little League, This will be the first Sonoma appearance by the band in over five years.

The Bodies will take the stage at about 10 p.m. and opening the show will be Never Fear, featuring Scott DeMartini, who twice placed second in the “World’s fastest drummer” contest, Rich Little, owner of Little Vineyards and Jeff Bundschu of Gundlach Bundschu Winery fame. The band has a unique was of covering many hard rock classics and turns them almost into a jam. Never Fear hits the stage at 9 p.m. The show is expected to sell out, and tickets and more info can be found at what may be the longest URL ever, Friday at the El Verano Inn kicks off at 9 p.m. as well, with Roadside Bombs, the Quitters, !No Accion!, and the Has Beens. Tickets will be available at the door.


Showcase the Band

Hawaiian Luau

The Sonoma Moose Lodge has been the scene of many a benefit over the years. This Saturday, May 20, it will be the Moose Lodge that is the beneficiary of the third annual California Luau. Funds raised from the event will be used to help pay for upgrades to the lodge’s kitchen. Dinner will be prepared by moose member Roger Declercq of Sonoma Gourmet, and will feature whole roasted crispy pig with three salsas, smoked chicken thighs with pineapple-soy glaze, slow-smoked brisket with horseradish barbecue sauce, side dishes and all followed up by homemade desserts by the “Women of the Moose.”

Providing the musical entertainment for the evening will be Showcase the Band. Showcase is one of the most versatile acts in Sonoma Valley, with the ability to play dance songs ranging from swing, Cajun, rock and blues, and Louie and Patti Perez have been heading up the act for more than 20 years. In addition to the band, the dancers of Hula Mai will be in attendance for a dance performance. There will also be a raffle and silent auction. Tickets for the Luau will be available at the door and include the show, dinner and a drink. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. The Sonoma Moose Lodge is at 20580 Broadway, in Sonoma.

Many wonder what exactly the Moose Lodge does, as lodges and social clubs are becoming a thing of the past. A social club, like the Moose and Elks, are dedicated to serving the community and the Moose Lodge gives money to local schools, the Sonoma Valley High School culinary program, 4-H clubs, the Lions Club, and local families facing hardships. It is also the place to play bingo, also a thing of the past, every Tuesday night, as well as Sunday polka dancing. The lodge is always looking for new members to join the organization, with the hopes of keeping the long tradition of social clubs alive. For more info about the Moose Lodge, point your browser to


O and the Riots

Set List – The Rundown

Annex Wine Bar, 865 W. Napa St. Sonoma, 938-7779
Tonight, May 19: Ralph Cetola. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 20: Coyote and the Tricksters. 7:30 p.m.

B. R. Cohn Winery, 15000 Sonoma Hwy. Glen Ellen, 800-330-4064
Sunday, May 21: Rhyme and Reason. 2 p.m.

B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille, 400 First St. E. Sonoma, 938-7110
Tonight, May 19: DJ Zion Cub. 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 20: DJ Cal. 9 p.m.

El Verano Inn, 705 Laurel Ave. El Verano, 935-0611
Tonight, May 19: Roadside Bombs, the Quitters, !No Accion!, and the Has Beens. 9 p.m.

Fetters Hot Springs Feral Cat Ranch, 17480 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma, 935-5991
Saturday, May 20, Woodland Stock featuring the Woodland Star School Band. 2 p.m. Adam Traum and the Straw Wattles. 4 p.m. Credo High School American Music Ensemble. 5 p.m. Dale Henry Geist. 6 p.m. J. M. Berry and the All-Stars. 7 p.m. the Mark Larson Band. 8:30 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market, Depot Park, 270 First St W. Sonoma
Today, May 19: Stewart Degner. 9:30 a.m.

HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway Sonoma, 935-9100
Tonight, May 19: Black Cat Bone. 5 p.m. Danny Montana. 8 p.m
Saturday, May 20: Jimbo Scott. 1 p.m. Aki Kumar and Jon Lawton. 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 21: Roem Baur. 1 p.m.

Kivelstadt Cellars, 13750 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen, 938.7001
Tonight, May 19: Dawn Angelosante and Tony Gibson. 6:30 p.m.

Moose Lodge, 20580 Broadway Sonoma, 996-3877
Saturday, May 20: California Luau Showcase the Band and the Hula Mai dancers. 4 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma, 935-0660
Tonight, May 19: Derek Irving and his combo. 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 20: Dan Martin. 8 p.m.

Muscardini Cellars, 9380 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, 933-9305
Saturday, May 20: “Simmer Down Saturday” with the Jami Jamison Band. 6 p.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House, 18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs, 938-7587
Tonight, May 19: Ryan Tatarian. 6:30 p.m. Reggae Night with Byron Borges. 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 20: Karaoke. 7:30 p.m.

The Reel Fish Shop and Grill, 401 Grove St. El Verano, 343-0044
Tonight, May 19: the Redwood Prophets. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 20: the Bodies reunion. 8:30 p.m.

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards, 389 Fourth St. E. Sonoma, 933-3230
Tonight, May 19: Poyntlyss Sistars. 6 p.m.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma, 996-1364
Tonight, May 19: Bruce Gordon. 6:30 p.m. the Acrosonics. 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 20: Full Circle. 5 p.m. Left Coast Syncopators. 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 21: Wine Country Blues Band. 5 p.m. Acoustic Blues Jam. 8:30 p.m.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 16290 Arnold Drive Sonoma, 996-6024
Saturday, May 20: Sonoma Valley Chorale May Concert. 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 21: Sonoma Valley Chorale May Concert. 3p.m.

The Starling Bar, 19380 Sonoma Hwy. Sonoma, 996-3055
Friday, May 19: the Howell Mountain Boys. 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 21: “O” and the Riots. 7:30 p.m.

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