Hula Mai’s Ho`ike in the Grinstead Amphitheater

Patrick Lendaza

A two-part hula inspired concert is scheduled for Sonoma Valley, with the first part being held tonight, June 22, in the Grinstead Ampitheater. Hula Mai’s third annual Ho`ike will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with plenty of singing and dancing talent, and also its own live band and will be performing the entire spectrum of hula; ancient, modern, comic and even hulas using the spectacular feathered gourds called ‘UlÌ ulÌ. Hawaiian hula legend, Patrick Landeza, saw Hula Mai performing at a concert last summer, and felt that there may be a growing audience for Hawaiian music and culture in Sonoma Valley. Since then, he has tested the waters here with a first show in February and a second in April. Being pleased with the audience response to those shows, Landeza has booked a third show for Sonoma, the Legends of Waikiki, with five island musicians. Landeza, also a musician and recording artist in his own right, will be Hula Mai’s Special Guest Artist in the Plaza on June 22. Check back for details for part two, on Friday, June 29, when the Legends of Waikiki, straight from the Hawaiian Islands, performs a two-hour concert at 7 p.m. in the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building.

Static People

Local punk rockers Static People have released a new video that has garnered a huge response on the internet in only one week. The single “Toxic Overload” is directed by Patche$, Hamilton Gordon and Joey Spingarn, and shot at Berkeley’s Adventure Playground and at an unnamed San Francisco Bay Area high school. The video tells the story of in the near future, the education system has been completely privatized and is controlled by corporations and pharmaceutical companies. All students are medicated for maximum compliance. In a classroom somewhere, three students make a break to escape. To see the video, point your browser to www.staticpeople.com.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Larry Dunlap and Bobbe Norris tonight, June 22, for a 7 p.m. show. This husband-wife duo presents an exciting program of standards from the Great American Songbook, jazz and Brazilian music as well as original music. Their music is sensitively arranged and adventurous, making for performances that are full of surprises. Saturday, June 23, it’s Wayne DeLa Cruz on piano and Hammond B3, also for a 7 p.m. show. There is no cover either night.

Adam Traum

Adam Traum will be in the tasting room at Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards tonight, June 22, for an evening of folk, country and “pickin’ and grinnin’” Traum comes from a family of musicians, including his late uncle Artie Traum and his father, Happy Traum, who was a fixture in the Greenwich Village scene back in the day. Mongos Barbecue will also be available as well as wines by the glass. The evening is free and open to the public and is dog and family friendly. The night kicks off at 6 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub presents Arann Harris and Bad Farmers tonight, June 22, for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, June 23, it’s the Amy Wigton Trio, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, June 24, it’s time for E. Z. Kewl for an early show, kicking off at 6:30 p.m. There is no cover for any of the shows at the pub.

JoyRide

Parkpoint Health Club has JoyRide as part of a photo reception from Rick Bolen and Susan Loesch tonight, June 22. The evening kicks off at 5 p.m.

Showcase the Band will be at the “Sunday Social” at the Moose Lodge on Sunday, June 24, for a 5 p.m. show. The band will be playing European music, including polkas and waltzes. The Moose is hoping to be the “go-to’ place for the Sunday afternoon dance crowd left homeless once Little Switzerland closed. Personally, we can say, the Moose have made some nice changes at the lodge, if you haven’t had time to check it out, maybe Sunday will be your chance.

The El Verano Inn welcomes DJ Bubba for a night of classic rock and oldies on Saturday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. Several guest DJ’s will also be sitting in. There is no cover.

The Blue Moon Saloon has karaoke on Saturday, June 23, kicking off at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. Sunday, June 24, it’s the Blues Jam, kicking off at 10 p.m. There is no cover either night.

Adam Traum will be on the road to Sausalito for the Taste of Rome event on Saturday, June 23, for a 7 p.m. start.

Rag Tag Sullivan, featuring Jason Bodlovich, will be in Duncan Mills, at the Blue Heron on Sunday, June 24, kicking off at 3 p.m.

David Thom and his bluegrass act will be in Susanville on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 – 24. Starts and set times are not set yet. The show is at the Susanville Fairgrounds.

Stephanie Ozer will be at “Jazz Camp West” on Saturday, June 23, for a week long music/dance immersion camp in the Redwoods, accompanying vocal classes in Latin American Standards led by Maria Marquez.

Brewnel will be at the Sausalito Jazz and Blues Festival tonight, June 22, at 6:30 p.m.

The Hellhounds will be at the Pacheco Plaza farmers market tonight, June 22, for a 6 p.m. show.

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

Petty Theft – Sunday, June 24
Rancho Nicasio – Nicasio
415-662-2219

Narada Michael Walden – Friday, June 22
George’s Nightclub – San Rafael
415-226-0262

Glen Campbell – Friday, June 22
Wells Fargo Center – Santa Rosa
546-3600

B-52’s– Sunday, June 24
Wells Fargo Center – Santa Rosa
546-3600

Trace Adkins – Tuesday, June 26
Wells Fargo Center – Santa Rosa
546-3600

Fishtank Ensemble – Thursday, June 28
142 Throckmorton – Mill Valley
415-383-9600

Moonalice – Saturday, June 23
Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley
415-388-3850

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