The “Howl” to benefit Altimira Middle School.

The Cork Pullers

For the third year in a row, it’s time for the ‘Howl,” a benefit for Altimira Middle School to be held at the Moose Lodge on Saturday, Nov. 3. The event is named after the howl of the wolf, which is the schools mascot. The evening kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be prepared by Chef Roget DeClerq, featuring a menu of beef stew over polenta along with bread, salad, appetizers and dessert, along with a vegetarian option. At 8 p.m., the music starts with the Cork Pullers followed by DJ Bubba and there is also a dance only option for folks that can’t make the dinner. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Altimira Middle School office. For more info, call 415-860-5958.

Yoga Community is hosting a benefit for Sonoma Music Arts School on Saturday, Nov. 3. You may have read about the schools owner, Aldo Mosca in last weeks edition of the Index Tribune, and as the piece stated, Mosca isn’t about throwing benefits, so some of his buddies, including Rhys Wade are doing it for him. The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. with a flurry of local musicians until 10:30 p.m. Slated to be on the bill are Plan Be, Ten Foot Tone, JoyRide, Easily Distracted, Dawn Angelosante with Tony Gibson, Garen Patterson, Aldo Mosca and Deirdre Egan with Devra Wolfe. There will also be a number of silent auction items. Yoga Community is at 577 5th St. W.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has the Sonoma Mountain Band tonight, Nov. 2, for a special show that will include the latest CD release party from band guitarist Dave Hamilton, titled “Thinking about Time.” The night kicks off at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, it’s the always popular Andrew Freeman, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Nov. 4, there is a Celtic pub jam that goes of at 3:30 p.m. followed by Sean Carscadden and Marty O’Reilly for an early show at 6:30 p.m. There is no cover for any of the shows.


The Sunflower Cafe welcomes JoyRide tonight, Nov. 2, playing on the patio as part of the artist reception, featuring art from Jennifer Cabaud and wine tasting from Highway 12 winery. The event starts at 5 p.m. and there is no cover.

The Annex Wine Bar has a duo performing tonight with Sean Carscadden and Cliff Hugo, kicking off at 6 p.m. It is also “Fondue Friday” at the annex, with a variety of fondue choices. There is no cover.

The Kenwood Firemans Association is having a benefit party called the Farmhouse Harvest Festival on Saturday, Nov. 3, kicking off at noon at the Farmhouse in Kenwood. There will be food, drinks a silent auction, tye dye lessons where folks are encouraged to bring their own clothing to dye, Popo the Clown and live music from the Pulsators and the Timothy O’Neil band. There will also be a fashion show at 3 p.m. Children are free. The Farmhouse is at 9255 Sonoma Hwy. in Kenwood. For more info, call 337-0867.


John Burdick

Olive and Vine in Glen Ellen continues “Supper Club Sundays” this Sunday, Nov. 4, with a show that will feature Jon Williams, Jimmy Dillon and John Burdick. The music starts at 6 p.m. and Chef Catherine Venturini has a special bistro menu prepared.

It’s time again for the Dance for the Troops, presented by American Legion Jack London Post #489 at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building on Saturday, Nov. 3, kicking off at 6 p.m. The event features food and a full bar, and dancing to the music of the Moonlighters. Attendees are encouraged to dress in vintage military or ‘60s attire. All proceeds will fund holiday packages for the troops now serving abroad. Tickets are available at Eraldi’s Menswear or Reader’s Books, or at the door. For more info, call 935-9426.

The Kathmandu Corner welcomes Dan Martin tonight, Nov. 2, for an 8 p.m. show. Martin plays a unique style of classic reggae music. Saturday, Nov. 3, it’s Tim O’Neil, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Nov. 4, the corner welcomes Tony Gibson and Dawn Angelosante for an early show, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Sonoma Springs Brewing Company has Tom Martin tonight, Nov. 2, playing songs to get you inspired to go out and vote. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Adam Traum

The Epicurean Connection presents Adam Traum, hot off his CD release show a couple weeks back, for a night of music that kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

The Plaza Bistro has jazz form Amanda King tonight, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. King is a classic chanteuse who performs little known gems from the ‘30s and ‘40s, as well as jazz standards and popular songs from the Great American Songbook. There is no cover.

The Whiskey Thieves are in Napa on Saturday, Nov. 3, for a harvest party at Vinoce Winery, starting at 3 p.m.

Dana Land and her “Sexytet” will be in San Rafael at Studio 55 on Saturday, Nov. 3, kicking off at 8 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

Charlie Musselwhite – Friday, Oct. 12
HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol

Sol Horizon – Saturday, Oct. 13
HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol

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

John Lee Hooker Jr. – Saturday, Oct. 13
Biscuits & Blues – San Francisco

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

JoyRide at Murphy’s Irish Pub

The Tuesday night market has Rick Hardin under the palm tree tonight, Oct. 9, starting at 5:30 p.m.

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

Murphy’s Irish Pub presents the after party with the Adam Traum Trio tonight, Oct. 9, after the Tuesday night market.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have no music on Thursday night, Oct. 11, and will be closed for an employee party.

The Olde Sonoma Public House welcomes back the Wind Up Monkeys on Thursday, Oct. 11, for a 7 p.m. show.

Little Vineyards in Glen Ellen has another night of “Jammin’ in the Vineyards” on Thursday, Oct. 11, kicking off at 5 p.m.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Mad and Eddie Duran on Friday, Oct. 12, kicking off at 7 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub presents JoyRide on Friday, Oct. 12, for an 8 p.m. show.

Sonoma Springs Brewery has Dan Martin on Friday, Oct. 12, kicking off at 7 p.m.

Daedalus Howell, live and in person

The Tuesday night market has music in the Grinstead Amphitheatre tonight, Aug. 14, with the Anton Schwartz Quintet, presented by the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society, kicking off at 6 p.m.

The Blue Moon Saloon has DJ Saucy 1 with special guests tonight, Aug. 14, at 9 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub presents the after party with 2Friends tonight, Aug. 14, after the Tuesday night market.

The Big 3 Diner welcomes Tom Martin to the dining room for a 6 p.m. show on Wednesday, Aug. 15. .

The Epicurean Connection has an open-mic, sponsored by Stacey Tuel from the Penny Hens, called “Words, Strings and Wild Things,” on Thursday, Aug. 16, and it’s clear to us that the wild thing will be Daedalus Howell. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has Elaine Dempsey on Thursday, Aug. 16, for a show that kicks off at 8 p.m.

The Community Cafe welcomes Songwriters in Sonoma on Thursday, Aug. 16, for a 7 p.m. show that will feature Chris James, Steve Kritzer and Ash Thursday, all performing original music. For reservations and more info, call 934-4090

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards has the Hellhounds on Friday, Aug. 17, kicking off at 6 p.m. and along with the band, there will be a Chevrolet Corvette showcase from members of Diablo Valley Corvettes and Corvettes of Sonoma County. There is no cover for the evening.

Murphy’s Irish Pub presents the Cork Pullers on Friday, Aug. 17, for an 8 p.m. show.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Le Jazz Hot Trio on Friday, Aug. 17, for a 7 p.m. show.

The Moose Lodge has the Scallywags for an 8:30 p.m. show on Friday, Aug. 17.

The David James tasting room, in the Mercato next to the Chocolate Cow, welcomes Macy Blackman for an evening of jazz on Friday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m.

The Jack London State Historic Park welcomes the Trandescence Theater for a night of music on Friday, Aug. 17, called ‘What a Wonderful World” kicking off at 8 p.m. in the winery ruins at the park in Glen Ellen. For tickets and more info, point your browser to

David Thom All-Star Band at the Moose Lodge

David Thom

The Moose Lodge is quickly becoming a live music venue, and it’s no accident. Billy Bragg and the boys have been improving the venue and making it a nicer place for their members and the general public as well. The tradition of playing live music in fraternal organizations dance halls goes way back, where local bands would get their first chance to play live at the local Elks Club, Eagles Hall or at the IOOF Hall. Certainly not his first show, David Thom has been making big waves in the bluegrass circles as of late, with his latest CD release, “That Old Familiar,” which was produced by Grammy Award-winner Laurie Lewis getting rave reviews, to his appearances at the legendary Freight and Salvage in Berkeley to appearing with Grandpa Banana it numerous shows around the Bay Area. Tonight, at the Moose Lodge, Thom has put together an all-star bluegrass line-up, calling themselves the Hardly Strictly Mash-up Boys, that features himself on mandolin, Kyle McCabe on the upright bass, Riley Hill on guitar and Isaac Cantor on banjo. The show kicks off tonight, July 13, at 8 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door.

It’s a Dixieland band extravaganza on Saturday, July 14, at Cline Cellars Winery on the great lawn at the venue. The all day event will feature 13 Bay Area Dixieland jazz acts, including Black Diamond Blue Five, Devil Mountain Jazz Band, Golden Gate Rhythm Machine and more. Wine, beer and food will be available for purchase, and guests can bring a picnic. Live ragtime and blues piano will be played on tasting room deck with big band and swing in the barrel room. The day kicks off at 11 a.m. and tickets can be purchased the day of the show. For more info or reservations, call 940-4025.

Andrew Emer

The Plaza Bistro has Noam Lemish tonight, July 13, for a show that will include George Marsh on drums and Jim Kerwin on bass. Lemish released his first album, “Yes And” in Fall of 2008, which is a collaboration with master drummer George Marsh. Recently completed recording projects set to be released in the near future include an album of piano solo improvisations and a forthcoming second release with George Marsh. Showtime is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14, the bistro welcomes Andrew Emer on bass and Chris Pimental on guitar, also for a 7 p.m. start. There is no cover either night.

There is no music at Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards tonight, July 13, due to a private event on the property. Live music returns next week.


JoyRide brings their act into Steiners Tavern for an early show that kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight, July 13. Sitting in with the band on saxophone will be Keith Ridenhour, of the Jami Jamison Band and the Whiskey Thieves fame. There is no cover for the show.

Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes in local bluesmen the Hellhounds tonight, July 13, for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, July 14, it’s Larry Carlin night and he has with him the Penny Hens, also for an 8 p.m. show. If you have not seen this act, then it’s time. We were very impressed with these two young ladies the last time we saw them at the pub. Sunday, July 15, it’s an early start at 6:30 p.m. for Shards of Green. There is no cover for any of the shows at the pub.

Sonoma Springs Brewing Company welcomes Michael L. Castle to the brewery for an acoustic show on Saturday, July 14, at 7 p.m.

The Ledson Lounge has William Russell tonight, July 13, for a night of acoustic guitar. Russell received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the Boston Conservatory and a Masters Degree in Music from Florida State University. As well as being a classically trained musician, he is also an established composer and arranger. Expect a performance with a blend of original compositions, music from the classical guitar repertoire, contemporary arrangements, traditional Christian Hymns, along with a touch of Chet Atkins. Showtime is 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, it’s Dan Daniels and Joyce Grant. Grant has been singing jazz in Bay Area venues for over 20 years and has been described as a “mezzo-soprano with a voice like dark honey.” Her unique shows consist of a blend of jazz, blues, country western, rhythm and blues, and funk. Showtime Saturday is 7 p.m. There is no cover either night.

Chateau St. Jean Winery in Kenwood has a Bastille Day celebration that will feature the sounds of the Haute Flash Quartet on Saturday, July 14, kicking off at 11 a.m.

The Hellhounds are on the road to Cuvee in Napa on Saturday, July 14, for a 9:30 p.m. start.

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

Modern English – Saturday, July 14
19 Broadway – Fairfax

Reverend Horton Heat – Sunday, July 15
Mystic Theatre – Petaluma

Toots and the Maytals – Tuesday, July 17
The Fillmore – San Francisco

Ray Davies – Thursday, July 19
The Fillmore – San Francisco

Festival del Sol – Sunday, July 15
Napa Valley Opera House

Tangerine Dream – Friday, July 13
Uptown Theater – Napa

Willie Nelson – Wednesday, July 18
Uptown Theater – Napa

Hoo Doo Rhythm Devils – Friday, July 13
George’s Nightclub – San Rafael

Earth Wind and Fire– Friday, July 13
Wells Fargo Center – Santa Rosa