The Friday Sept. 11 Column

Unauthorized Rolling Stones
Unauthorized Rolling Stones

Unauthorized Rolling Stones – FAHA Center

They’ve been called the next best thing, and a blast from the past, but one thing is for sure, Rudy Columbini has got his tribute act to the Rolling Stones finely tuned. In 2014 he ramped up the talent in the act, landing rock veterans from acts like Huey Lewis, Whitesnake, Rick Derringer, Sons of Champlin, Boz Scaggs and more to finely polish the act. So much that David Patrick of Spectator magazine, and the actual bands photographer for 20 years to state “They sounded more like the Rolling Stones than the Rolling Stones do. In fact, The Unauthorized Rolling Stones sang many of Stones’ songs better than the Stones!”

Your chance to catch the act right here is Sonoma is Saturday, Sept. 12 at the FAHA Heritage Center in El Verano for dining and dancing under the stars with food provided by El Molino of Sonoma and a no-host bar. Tickets can be purchased online at For more info, call 935-0200.


The Rad Trads

Double Bill – Rossi’s 1906

The East Coast and West Coast meets on the stage at Rossi’s 1906 Dancehall on Saturday, Sept. 12 with a couple acts that won’t easily fit on the stage. The night starts with the Cruz from Santa Rosa and wraps up with the Rad Trads from New York City.

The Crux, headed up by Josh Windmiller, combines the sounds of Gypsy jazz, blues, klezmer, gospel, pirate and more into a musical offering that is like something you’ve never heard. Technically a “punk-funk” band, the band can contain any number of instruments and performers on any given night. It’s very possible the act could have you marching around the dance floor with them by the end of the show.

The Rad Trads, out of New York City, describe themselves as a “horn-powered” band that turns jazz into rock and roll. Gigging primarily the indie-rock circuit, the act has turned themselves into one to watch for on the east coast and is heading out west for a mini-tour that starts at Rossi’s on Saturday, then continues to the Russian River Jazz fest and up the west coast. Formed in 2012, when all the members were finalizing their degrees in jazz and on a whim decided to pick up a gig. The second gig they did was over three hours long, and for an act that literally only knew five or so songs before the show, they knew they were on to something.

The show kicks off at 9 p.m. For tickets and more info, point your browser to and see the calendar page.


Set List – The Rundown

The Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall
452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma – 996-1364.

Tonight, Sept. 11, Willis, Cochran and Davies – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 12, Full Circle – 4:30 p.m. – Left Coast Syncopaters – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13, Diva Singer Night and Community Jam with Dallis Craft and Karla Downey – 7:30 p.m.
Monday. Sept. 14, Graceland Unplugged with Dallis Craft – 7:30 p.m.

Annex Wine Bar
865 W. Napa St. Sonoma – 938-7779

Tonight, Sept. 11, Acoustic Soul – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 12, Hard Travelin’ – 7:30 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub
464 First St. E. Sonoma – 935-0660

Saturday, Sept. 12, Mostly, Simply Bluegrass – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13, Kevin Russell and his so-called Friends – 2:30 p.m.

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards
389 Fourth St. E. Sonoma – 933-3230

Tonight, Sept. 11, Sugarfoot – 6 p.m.

Rossi’s 1906 Dancehall
401 Grove St. El Verano – 343-0044

Tonight, Sept. 11, DJ Isaak – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 12, the Crux and the Rad Trads – 9 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13, 3 on a Match – 5 p.m..

HopMonk Tavern
691 Broadway Sonoma – 935-9100

Tonight, Sept. 11, Dan Goldfus – 5 p.m. – Billy Manzik – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 12, Jen Tucker – 1 p.m. Vintage Grass – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13, Vardo – 1 p.m.

B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille
400 First St. E. Sonoma – 938-7110

Tonight, Sept. 11, DJ Cal – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 12, DJ Hi – C – 9:30 p.m.

B. R. Cohn Winery
15000 Sonoma Hwy. Glen Ellen – 800-330-4064

Sunday, Sept. 13, Bray – 2 p.m.

Epicurean Connection
122 W Napa St. Sonoma – 935-7960

Tonight, Sept. 11, Homebrew – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 12, Brooke and the Caterpillar – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13, Larrie Noble and Jon Otis – 1 p.m.

Muscardini Cellars
9380 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood – 933-9305

Tonight, Sept. 11, Magic – 5 p.m.

Poseidon Vineyards
23568 Arnold Dr, Carneros – 706-2020

Sunday, Sept. 13, Sonoma Sinatra – Stan Pappas – 3 p.m.

FAHA Heritage Center
197 W. Verano Ave. Sonoma – 935-0200

Saturday, Sept. 12, Unauthorized Rolling Stones – 7 p.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House
18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs – 938-7587

Sunday, Sept. 13, Karaoke – 7:30 p.m.

Blue Moon Saloon
19380 Sonoma Hwy. Sonoma – 996-3055

Saturday, Sept. 12, Karaoke – 9 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13, Blues Jam – all welcome – 10 p.m.

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