Halloween arrives a couple days early in Sonoma

Grrrrr…

OK. We’re going on a mini-rant here. Once again, we have Halloween in the middle of the week and parties and events planned this weekend AND on the actual day of Halloween. We’ve managed to move the days we celebrate the birthdays of people like the founder of our country to a day that is “more convenient.” Can’t we move Halloween to the closest Friday or Saturday night? I’m pretty sure the children would like it, not having to go to school the next day, and we can still celebrate “All Hallows Eve” in our own special way on the 31st. Rant over. So, we have a lot going on this weekend, and it seems that the El Verano Inn and the Moose Lodge have it all wrapped up.

Tonight, Oct. 26 at the El Verano Inn it’s the “Brain Eaters Halloween Festival,” kicking off at 7 p.m. with a huge punk and rock line-up, that features the Brain Eaters, the Gentlemen Soldiers, Pauly Hips and the Child Bearers, Bite, the Quitters, Ammo-Wagon and Dark Lord Byron. There is no cover for the show. Saturday, Oct. 27, it’s Ten Foot Tone, playing their 13th Halloween show at the venue. There will be prizes for the best costume, candy and other surprises. That show kicks off at 9 p.m., also no cover.

BackTrax

The Moose Lodge has a double bill tonight, Oct. 26, with BackTrax and Showcase the Band coming together for a show that will celebrate Halloween with a costume contest and more, but also raise money for PKD, Polycystic kidney disease. PKD is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases, affecting an estimated 12.5 million people worldwide. The show kicks off at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, it’s the annual Halloween show with the Bodies, the Quitters and some “dumb” guests. Doors are at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. You must be 21 or over to attend.

Dana Land

If rock and punk music isn’t your thing for Halloween, then you can catch Dana Land on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Sonoma Valley Womans Club, for a night of jazz that is being billed as “Nightmare on First Street East” which kicks off at 7 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Womans Club. Land has assembled quite a line-up for the evening, with Jonathan Alford, Jeff Sanford, Akira Tana and Chris Amberger backing her on vocals. For tickets and more info, call 373-0700.

Olive and Vine in Glen Ellen has the full John Burdick Band on Sunday, Oct. 28, for the “Supper and a Show” series, kicking off at 6 p.m. The band will be doing original material as well as some cover songs.

Annex Wine Bar, next to the Community Cafe on W. Napa St. welcomes Chris Hanlin for a show tonight, Oct. 26, kicking off at 6 p.m. Fridays are Fondue night at the annex, with a surprise fondue every week.

Midnight Sun Massive

Murphy’s Irish Pub has the always popular reggae act Midnight Sun Massive tonight, Oct. 26, kicking off at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, it’s Mike Z, guitarist with E. Z. Kewl, for a night of standards and more, also going off at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, it’s an early show with Cynthia Carr and the Carrtunes doing their annual Halloween Extravaganza, with prizes and specials. There is no cover for any of the shows at the pub.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Kontrabanned tonight, Oct. 26, for a 7 p.m. show, that features Sandra Poindexter on violin, Chris Planas on guitar and Ben Luis on bass. There is no cover for the show.

The Gristmill Bar and Grill in Glen Ellen has the WildKats on Saturday, Oct. 27, for an 8 p.m. show. The band features several Glen Ellen locals and is always a fun time. There is no cover for the show.

Sonoma Springs Brewery is celebrating their fourth anniversary this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 27, with live music and discounts, all depending on your apparel. The afternoon kicks off at 3 p.m. and has the Trees, followed by Wildflower Weed and friends. Discounts on brew can be had by wearing your Sonoma Springs T-shirt, a tye-dye T-shirt, or any model of lederhosen. At 7 p.m., it’s time for Jafar Thorne. Thorne has been engulfed in music since he was 13 years of age, but over the years, he came to admire the song craft and production of U2, the bluesy edges of Led Zeppelin, the pure soul of Bob Marley, the neo-tribalism of electronica, and the improv-driven, melting-pot ethos of the Grateful Dead. There is no cover for the afternoon or evening shows.

The Jewish Winemakers are having a celebration of wine, and along with that is live music on Sunday, Oct. 28, kicking off at 1:30 p.m. at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building with more than 20 local wineries pouring. The afternoon features Stephaine Ozer, Mama Loshn and Shameless.

The Kathmandu Corner has Wildflower Wed with Jeffro Hunter tonight, Oct. 26, for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, Oct. 27, it’s Richard Sumberg, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Oct. 28, the corner welcomes Jon Williams from Ten Foot Tone for an early show, at 6:30 p.m. doing a solo acoustic performance. If you’ve not yet seen Williams perform, make it on over to the corner on Sunday.

The Blue Moon Saloon has DJ music tonight, Oct. 26, with Robert Roots, Cruxx and Divine Proportion laying down grooves starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, it’s time for karaoke, kicking off at 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, it’s time for the blues jam that goes off at 10 p.m. There is no cover any night.

The Epicurean Connection welcomes Gayle Skidmore on Saturday, Oct. 27, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Jami Jamison is on the road on Saturday, Oct. 27, for a show at Papas Taverna, kicking off at 7 p.m.

“Sunday Supper Club” at Olive and Vine

Chris Hanlin

Glen Ellen is once again a hotbed of live music in the Valley this weekend, with lots of happenings brewing. Music is back again, every Sunday night at Olive and Vine and this Sunday, Oct. 14, will feature Chris Hanlin and some of his session players from Los Angeles, and even a string quartet from the Sonoma State University Music Department. Hanlin is expected to re-create a good portion of his latest CD release, in addition to some new tunes as well. The Sunday evening shows will feature music and a special supper menu, and the room vibe is a bit different from the singer-songwriter sessions the venue hosted last year. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show kicks off at 7 p.m.

The Glen Ellen Village Street Fair is also happening on Sunday, Oct. 14, and in addition to the 100 or so booths that will line Arnold Drive, there will be live music as well. The day kicks off at noon with a parade that will feature, among other things, the Sonoma Valley High School Marching Band and then the festivities begin, with everything from a quilt raffle to an alley just for childrens activities. Arnold Drive will be closed from the Jack London Saloon all the way to Warm Springs Road, with the stage set up in front of the Glen Ellen Post Office. The order of appearance, with no specific set times, is the Solcats, Traffic Jam, the Cork Pullers and Buck Nickels and Loose Change. There is no cover for the event and all are welcome.

Tudo Bem

The Grist Mill Bar and Grill also has music, on Saturday, Oct. 13, with local Glen Ellen boys Tudo Bem. Over the past 25 years, the members of Tudo Bem, Peter McCauley, Pat O’Connell and David Aguilar, have been fortunate enough to grace the stage with the likes of Jackson Brown, Norton Buffalo, Bonnie Raitt, Maria Muldaur, “Ramblin” Jack Elliot, the Doobie Brothers and even Bo Diddley. Showtime is 8 p.m. and there is no cover.

Buena Vista Winery will be the place for the celebration of the Sonoma Valley Muse on Saturday, Oct. 13, and what better place to honor this years recipient, Count Agoston Haraszthy, than at the winery he started back in 1857. Arriving guests will be treated to performances from a series of soloists featuring violin, viola, flute, oboe, clarinet and vocal performances by students of the San Francisco Conservatory. Once in the reception area, patrons will be entertained by the Fil Lorenz Orchestra featuring vocalist Lori Carsilo. This nine-piece band will bring an array of musical styles starting with ‘30s “Big Band” selections, straight through to pieces from every subsequent decade. During dinner in the courtyard of the recently restored champagne cellar, guests will be entertained by a classical quartet, and be treated to performances from Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble, and the voice of Cynthia Tarr. The beneficiary of the evening is part of the project to raise the final dollars to transform Andrews Hall into Sonoma’s first dedicated performance venue for local and regional performers and audiences. For tickets, event time and more info, call 938-4626, ext. 1.

Train Wreck Jucction

It’s time once again for the Sonoma Bartender Battle on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building. The event, as fun as it is, as actually 100 percent non-profit, with all funds raised split evenly between American Legion Jack London Post 489 and Native Sons of the Golden West Parlor 111, both here in Sonoma Valley. The Town Square will be defending its sweep of the festivities from last year and Train Wreck Junction will be back again for dancing after the event. Tickets, if available, will be at the door, or in advance at Steiners Tavern, Eraldi’s Mens Wear or the Town Square.

Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes JoyRide tonight, Oct. 12, for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, Oct. 13, it’s Arann Harris and the Bad Farmers, also kicking off at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, local favorites Sean Carscadden and Marty O’Reilly will be at the pub for 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 welcomes jazz legends Mad and Eddie Duran tonight, Oct. 12, for a new start time for every show, 6:30 p.m. There is no cover.

The Ledson Lounge has Jess Petty on Saturday, Oct. 13, for a 7 p.m. show. Petty plays trumpet and flugelhorn sings in a strong jazz vocal style that is his own, and is considered a world-class musician. He began his musical career in the Monterey Bay area, gigging with other musicians, and studied with Bud Clooney, trumpeter with the Harry James Band. There is no cover for the show.

Sonoma Springs Brewery welcomes Dan Martin tonight, Oct. 12, for a 7 p.m. show.

The Blue Moon Saloon has Conscious Culture Shock with a number of reggae DJ’s tonight, Oct. 12, kicking off at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, it’s the Gentlemen Soldiers playing a Pogues tribute, starting at 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, the blues jam rolls on, starting at 10 p.m.

Michael Hinton will be at the Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa on Saturday, Oct. 13, with Keystone Revisited, kicking off at 9 p.m.

Stephanie Ozer will be at the Hotel Healdsburg tonight, Oct. 12, in the lounge starting at 7:30 p.m.

Adam Traum is on the road all weekend, starting tonight, Oct. 12, at Cuvee in Napa and on Sunday, Oct. 14, in Marin at the Marin Community Music School Workshop, getting underway at 3 p.m.

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

Miles Schon Band – Friday, Oct. 12
19 Broadway – Fairfax
415-459-0293

Charlie Musselwhite – Friday, Oct. 12
HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol
829-7300

Sol Horizon – Saturday, Oct. 13
HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol
829-7300

Dark Star Orchestra – Sunday, Oct. 14
Uptown Theater – Napa
259-0123

John Lee Hooker Jr. – Saturday, Oct. 13
Biscuits & Blues – San Francisco
415-292-2583

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience – Sunday, Oct. 14.
The Warfield – San Francisco.
www.thewrarfieldtheater.com

Bell Bottom Bash benefits veterans’ memorial

Bell Bottom Bash

It’s time, once again, for the Bell Bottom Bash, this year to be held at the Sonoma Community Center in Andrew’s hall on Saturday, May 19, kicking off at 6 p.m. The event, now in its sixth year and presented by Valley of the Mooneyhan ProMotions, has decided that this years beneficiary will be the “Rise of the Fallen” memorial project. The project creates “spirit boxes” which are holograms of fallen soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq, so that more than the soldiers names will live on. This years bash will be dedicated to long-time Sonoman Allen Moore, who lost his short battle with cancer last year. In addition to the fun and silent auction, costume contest and go-go cages, Popo the Clown will be painting faces and there will be line dancing lessons to go with the disco songs. Wildflower Weed will open the night with some influential music from the sixties and then BackTrax will be doing three sets, one each from the ‘60s, ‘70s and wrapping with a set from the ‘80s. The dance music will stretch from Question Mark and the Mysterians, to the Bee Gees all the way to the Cars and Peter Frampton. The event is family friendly but is expected to sell out. There will be food available from Mary’s Pizza Shack and beverages as well. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Sonoma Valley Music and at the door, if available.

David Thom Band

It’s being called “Jammin’ for Safe Access” and will be held at the Moose Lodge on Saturday, May 19, kicking off at 5 p.m. The organization works to provide researchers and patients access to medical cannabis for research and therapeutic uses. The evening includes performances from the David Thom Band, Dead Horse String Band, Sycamore Slough String Band, Melody Walker and Jacop Groopman, plus Grandpa Banana’s Band. There will also be a “picking parlor” for those that want to jam. David Thom’s famous pulled pork sliders will also be available. Tickets will be available at the door. For more info about the organization, point your browser to www.safeaccessnow.org.

Tommy Thomsen

Larson Family Vineyards will be presenting a benefit for Sonoma Valley Teen Services on Saturday, May 19, called “Cowboy Cab” that will feature Western Swing Hall of Famer, Tommy Thomsen and his band, in addition, there will be vintage wine tasting, a silent auction and hors d’oeuveres from Community Cafe. Showtime is 6 p.m. and advance tickets can be purchased at Mary’s Pizza Shack or at the door.

The Whiskey Thieves

Tonight, May 18, at the Moose Lodge it’s the Whiskey Thieves and Train Wreck Junction. From what we can tell, it’s not a benefit for anything and just a show to go out and have fun at and enjoy the new set up at the Moose Lodge, as they’re making the venue very music-friendly, with a new enclosed bar area and new stage. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door.

It’s barn dance time again at the Grange Hall in Boyes Hot Springs on Saturday, May 19, starting at 8 p.m. Music will be provided by the Honeysuckle Sisters. The dances are similar to square dancing, with caller Ken Olcott teaching the reels and circles in advance, then continue calling while the band plays. Dancers under 26 years of age are admitted free.

The Sonoma Community Center will be hosting the student vocal recital of “Find your Voice” tonight, May 18, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. It’s also rumored that there will be an appearance by the Hot Flashes as well. Tickets are available online at www.sonomacommunitycenter.org or at the door.

The El Verano Inn presents Josh and Nelson Kraft on Saturday, May 19, kicking off at 9 p.m. There is no cover.

The Corkpullers

Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes the Cork Pullers for their 100th show as a band tonight, May 18, kicking off at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, the pub welcomes the Perfect Crime, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, May 20, it an early show for Shades of Green, kicking off at 6:30 p.m.

The Ledson Lounge welcomes back Dan Daniels and Nicky DePaola on Saturday, May 19, for a 6:30 p.m. show that brings jazz with a smidge of Motown. There is no cover for the show.

Chris Hanlin

The Epicurean Connection presents Chris Hanlin on Saturday, May 19, kicking off at 5 p.m. There is no cover for the show.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Nooo Brass, which is kind of the opposite, as the band is teeming with trumpets, featuring Graham Bruce on trumpet, Chris Amberger on bass, Tim Acosta on trumpet, Chris Barnes on trumpet and Jerry Dibble also on, you guessed it; trumpet. Saturday, May 19, the bistro brings in Jazz Gitan, which features Don Price on lead guitar, Ken Billeci on rhythm guitar with Jane Thompson on bass. The act is an acoustic jazz trio that carries on the tradition of gypsy swing created by Django Reinhardt together with Stephane Grappelli during their domination of the Paris jazz scene in the ‘30s. The music of Jazz Gitan is the swinging jazz of the ‘30s and ‘40s, plus a cross-section of songs from the modern Gypsy Jazz repertoire. There is no cover for either show.

Reader’s Books will have a ‘Meet the Musicians” session on Saturday, May 19, with several jazz musicians available for questions. Bill Moody will talk about his career in jazz, joined by bassist Steve Webber to demonstrate the role of the rhythm section, followed by a reading from Bill’s new book, titled “Czechmate: The Spy Who Played Jazz” and interviews following. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. and seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the door.

Trinity Church is presenting a concert to honor music director John Burke on Sunday, May 20. Burke has been a prolific composer of choral music.  He has particularly enjoyed writing songs for children. During the show, Beth Carter, Choral Director of the First United Methodist Church, accompanied by flautist Nan Perrott, will sing three of the 30 pieces which were published by the duo in past years. The Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Brian Sebastian will sing two Christmas anthems written by Burke, to honor his composing and his long career conducting Bay Area church choirs. Admission is free and the event is open to all, although if you feel like making a donation, there will be places available.

Vox Populi, the local contemporary rock vocal group, will be back at the Sebastiani Theatre on Monday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. for a show called “PEOPLE GET READY! Vox Populi and Plan Be go eclectic.” This will be their third performance at the Sebastiani Theatre with songs by such popular artists as Jason Mraz, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, the Beatles, and more. Also, joining Vox Populi and Plan Be this year is “V. P. KIDS,” Vox Populi’s choir for musical children. Tickets will be available at the door.

Ten Foot Tone will be on the road to Cotati on Saturday, May 19, to the Tradewinds for a 9:30 p.m. show.

The Hellhounds will be at the Tradewinds in Cotati tonight, May 18, for a 9:30 p.m. start.

BackTrax will be at Infineon Raceway on Monday, May 21, at noon as part of Pacific Track Times training session.

Stephanie Ozer will be at the Hotel Healdsburg in Healdsburg tonight, May 18, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

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

BoDeans – Friday, May 18.
Mystic Theatre – Petaluma
765-2121

Canned Heat – Friday, May 18.
Yoshi’s – San Francisco
415-655-5600

Pride and Joy – Friday, May 18
Uptown Theater – Napa
259-0123

Jeff Campitelli, Peppino D’Agostino, VOENA & friends – Sunday, May 20
Uptown Theater – Napa
259-0123

John Lee Hooker Jr. – Saturday, May 19.
Biscuits & Blues – San Francisco
415-292-2583

Sun Kings – Beatles Tribute – Saturday, May 19.
George’s Nightclub – San Rafael
415-226-0262

Tom Martin at the Big 3 Diner

The Tuesday night market has the local up and coming youth act Traffic Jam under the palm tree tonight, May 8, starting at 5:30 p.m.

The market after-party at Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes the Penny Hens tonight, May 8, kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

The Blue Moon Saloon has DJ Saucy 1 with special guests tonight, May 8, at 9 p.m.

The Big 3 Diner welcomes Tom Martin for a dinner set on Wednesday, May 9, that kicks off at 6 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has Open-Mic Plus on Thursday, May 10, starting off at 7:30 p.m. For a slot in the proceedings, call Steve T. Ney at 287-7109

The Maysonnave House has a benefit for little Sierra Luby on Friday, May 11, at 6 p.m. Chris Hanlin will be providing the music. For tickets and more info, call 935-7960.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Chris Amberger on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub presents Dan Martin on Friday, May 11, for an 8 p.m. show.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has Doug Blumer on Friday, May 11, for a 5 p.m. show followed by Brian Bergeron at 9 p.m. There is no cover.

The Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building presents the Sonoma Valley Chorale on Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. for a show that will also feature Diego Garcia. For tickets and more info, call 935-1576.

The local king of the open – mic

Steve T. Ney

You’ve read his name in this space many times, Steve T. Ney. But who is this guy? Ney grew up in Los Angeles, but like many an expatriate, he landed in Sonoma, but not until after playing all the big clubs, like the Roxy, the Whiskey and many more on Sunset Strip. The ‘80s were a good time, but in 1993, Ney’s time was done, and having some friends in Sonoma, he came for a visit.

It took a couple weeks to realize he was no longer on the 405 freeway and the hand gesture of Sonoma was a little different than the one used in the southland, but what to do? Ney took a job replacing screen doors. The third day on the job, he was assigned a job at Murphy’s Irish Pub, then in the space where the Taste of the Himalayas is currently, and told then owner Larry Murphy “…it would sure be nice to work here.” The rest, they say, is history.

Ney settled into a singer-songwriter role for his own satisfaction and started pulling pints of Guinness for others satisfaction, and then when the pub moved across the alley to its current location, and really started to blossom into a live music venue, Ney began to run the open-mic sessions. For the last seven years, Ney has been at the helm of those shows, which then expanded to an open-mic at the upstart Olde Sonoma Public House, but it was during the time that Murphy’s Irish pub was undergoing a remodel, and the pub was using the space in the back of the Taste of the Himalayas as a temporary location, that Ney and owner Chhring Sherpa began talking. Always a big supporter of the local music scene, Ney thought what if he and Sherpa were to do an intimate live music venue that featured local singer-songwriters? And with that, the Kathmandu Corner was born. The venue, now open for almost 9 months, was just gaining popularity with the locals, and apparently with the ABC (alcohol beverage commission) as well, and although the bar was in a fine position for just a dining location, if the venue wanted to have regular live music, the bar would have to be relocated across the room, according to ABC regulations. The burden was too much to bear for Sherpa, and the live music portion at the venue was dropped. Ney has developed a nice corral of performers and clearly knows how to run a music venue and would love to continue his vision in another location. Is that your venue? If you think so, give Ney a call at 287-7109.

Junior Boogie

The El Verano Inn and Junior Boogie are presenting a blues extravaganza on Saturday, March 3, with the Bay Area Blues Society Caravan of All-Stars performing a no cover show for one night only. The band has played with some of the big names in blues, such as Etta James, Robert Cray and B. B. King. Showtime is 9 p.m.

The Meritage Martini and Oyster Bar has an artist reception for local artist Nina Gorbach on Sunday, March 4, and in addition, Jose Smith will be there playing the Paraguayan harp, accordian and bossa nova guitar. The reception begins at 3 p.m. and there is no cover.

Sue Albano and Mark Dennis are stepping away from their current act, JoyRide, for a night and playing as a duo at the Repo Art Show presented by the Arts Guild of Sonoma tonight, March 2. The event is a fundraiser for the Sonoma Community Center and there will be food and wine, as well as custom art pieces created by many local artisans. The gallery is at 140 E. Napa St.

John Burdick Band

John Burdick is back with his own band at the Sunday Songwriter Sessions at Olive & Vine in Glen Ellen on Sunday, March 4, for a 5 p.m. show.

Showcase the Band will be busy this weekend starting Saturday, March 3, with the annual Sons of Italy dinner dance held at Father Roberts Hall at St Francis Solano church, kicking off at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4, has the band at the Moose Lodge where they will be playing European dance music and hoping to capture the crowd that used to go to the dances at Little Switzerland. The Moose have been busy at the lodge, with a new lounge and dance floor for the venue. Showtime is 5 p.m.

The Jason Bodlovich Trio will be at Beer-vana in the Sonoma Community Center on Saturday, March 3, for the celebration of all things beer. The event will also have the judging of the amateur brewing contest as well as food and a commemorative glass for all attendees. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the door.

Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes the Sonoma Mountain Band tonight, March 2, for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, March 3, the pub has the popular guitarist Andrew Freeman, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, March 4, it’s the traditional Celtic sounds of Kith and Kin for an early show at 6:30 p.m. There is no cover for any of the shows at the pub.

The Plaza Bistro has Brian Andrus and his Latin jazz trio tonight, March 2, which features with Aaron Germain on bass and Nina Ott on piano. Showtime is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, its local jazz legend Dick Conte playing as a duo with Steve Webber on bass, also for a 7 p.m. show. There is no cover either night. Conte is on the road tonight, March 2, to Healdsburg for a 7 p.m. gig at the Hotel Healdsburg.

The Blue Moon Saloon has Reggae tonight, March 2, with DubBoom! performing live “Rap-n-Roll” music featuring DJ Bacchus, DJ Kellicot and DJ DonTron. Showtime is 9 p.m.

Chris Hanlin is on the road to the HopMonk Tavern in Sebastopol on Saturday, March 3, for 9 p.m. show.

The Hellhounds are in Cotati tonight, March 2, at the Tradewinds for a 9:30 p.m. show. Saturday, March 3, the local bluesmen find themselves in Napa at Uva Trattoria for an 8 p.m. show.

The Tonewoods will be in Petaluma at Aqus Cafe on Saturday, March 3, for a 7 p.m. show.

Dr. Joel Rudinow will be presenting “Parlor Professors of the Piano: The New Orleans Piano Tradition” on Monday, March 5, at Ellis Hall on the Petaluma campus of Santa Rosa Junior College. Showtime is 1:30 p.m.

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

Shana Morrison – Saturday, March 3.
Rancho Nicasio – Nicasio
415-662-2219

Wonderbread 5 – Saturday, March 3.
Mystic Theatre – Petaluma
765-2121

Pete Stringfellow – Saturday, March 3.
HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol
829-7300

Super Diamond – Friday, March 2.
Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco
415-474-0365

Joe Luis Walker – Friday, March 2.
Biscuits & Blues – San Francisco
415-292-2583

Chris Cain – Saturday, March 3.
Biscuits & Blues – San Francisco
415-292-2583

Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings – Saturday, March 3.
George’s Nightclub – San Rafael
415-226-0262

Korn – Sunday, March 4.
The Warfield – San Francisco.
www.thewrarfieldtheater.com