Midnight Sun Massive at Murphy’s

Midnight Sun Massive

You may have heard the name; the band has been performing around Sonoma County since the early ‘80s, and now is your chance to catch Midnight Sun Massive tonight, Aug. 26, at Murphy’s Irish Pub, for an 8 p.m. show. The band plays a mix or calypso and Caribbean reggae music, and all the musicians in the band are multi-instrumental and write songs as well. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Pato Banton, Sly Stone, the Neville Bros., Jorge Santana, Jimmy Cliff and more. The show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, the pub brings in High Country, for an evening of contemporary and traditional bluegrass, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Aug. 28, has Dave Aguilar and Peter McCauley of Tudo Bem, playing everything except Celtic music. That show is an early show, kicking off at 6:30 p.m. There is no cover for any of the shows at the pub.

The Plaza Bistro has the Essiet Okon Essiet Trio in the backroom tonight, Aug. 26, for a 7 p.m. show. Originally from West Africa, Essiet now hails from New York and has played with the likes of performed with premiere Latin artists including Eddie Palmieri, the Fort Apache Band, Danilo Perez and more. With him tonight will be Sylvia Cuenca on drums and Grant Levin on piano. Saturday, Aug. 27, brings in local Stephanie Ozer from Glen Ellen. Ozer is a masterful piano player and has a performing degree from University of Michigan. With her will be Mary Fettig on flute and saxophone. Showtime is 7 p.m. and there is no cover either night.

Jess Petty and Ken Chambers are back at the Ledson Lounge on Saturday, Aug. 27, for a 6 p.m. show.

Deborah Winters

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards continues the once-a-month food truck event tonight, Aug. 26, and features an appearance by Deborah Winters in the tasting room. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. and there is no cover.

Landmark Winery and Vineyards welcomes Rue Manouche to the patio on Saturday, Aug. 27, for a 1 p.m. show. The band performs a kind of French pop mixed with gypsy jazz. There is no cover for the show and the event is family and dog friendly.

JoyRide will be doing a special show at the Presentation School “Back to School Picnic” on Sunday, Aug. 28, for a 4 p.m. start at the school.

Sean Carscadden

The Katmandu Corner welcomes in the Penny Hens, playing Americana music on Friday, Aug. 26, for a 7:30 p.m. show. Saturday, Aug. 27, Sean Carscadden is at the corner, as a solo act, also at 7:30 p.m. There is no cover.

The Olde Sonoma Public House welcomes, from Los Angeles, the rock duo City Fritters Saturday, Aug. 27, for a 7:30 p.m. show. There is no cover. Back at the Olde Sonoma, by popular demand, is karaoke with Cat Smith and friends on Sunday, Aug. 28, kicking off at 7 p.m.

The Moose Lodge will have Showcase the Band on Saturday, Aug. 27, as part of the Hot August Nights, kicking off at 7 p.m. For tickets and more info, call 996-3877.

Sonoma Springs welcomes Dan Littlefield tonight, Aug. 26, for a 7 p.m. show. There is no cover.

The Blue Moon Saloon has a reggae dance party on Saturday, Aug. 27, featuring DJ Byron Borgess. The fun starts at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, the blues jam continues with anyone wanting to jam, just show up and talk to the band. The jam kicks off at 10 p.m.

Stan Pappas, the Sonoma Sinatra, will be on the road tonight, Aug. 26, to Rickey’s Bar in Novato for a 7 p.m. show.

Mad and Eddie Duran will be making an appearance at the Brentwood jazz festival on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m.

The Hellhounds are on the road again tonight, Aug. 26, at Cuvee Restaurant in Napa for a 9:30 p.m. start and on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Mack’s in Pengrove for a 9 p.m. show.

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

Chrome Johnson– Friday, Aug. 26.
19 Broadway – Fairfax
415-459-0293

Petty Theft – Friday, Aug. 26.
Last Day Saloon – Santa Rosa
545-2343

Sol Horizon – Friday, Aug. 26.
HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol
829-7300

Solid Air – Saturday, Aug. 27.
HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol
829-7300

Natalie Cole – Aug. 27 – 28
Yoshi’s – Oakland
510-238-9200

The Scott Hamilton All-Star Quintet with Jackie Ryan and Larry Vuckovich – Monday, Aug. 29

Napa Valley Opera House
226-7372

Pete Escovido – Friday and Saturday, Aug 26 – 27.
George’s Nightclub – San Rafael
415-226-0262

Mark Hummel – Saturday, Aug. 27.
Southern Pacific Smokehouse – Novato
415-899-9600

Grandpa Banana and David Thom – Sunday, Aug. 28.
Southern Pacific Smokehouse – Novato
415-899-9600

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