Always on the hunt for new sounds and new contexts, the Berkeley-bred eight-string jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter
is something of a Pat Metheny for the funk generation; last year, he was seen with Meters drummer Zigaboo Modeliste at Yoshi’s, and for his upcoming album, Gentlemen, I Neglected to Inform You You Will Not Be Getting Paid, he picked up seasoned players from Antibalas and TV on the Radio. Always with a tight group, Hunter is an unstoppable touring machine with a bounty of musical ideas and great sidemen. This weekend’s show features Hunter along with jazz trumpeter Ron Miles, the Lounge Lizards’ Curtis Fowkes, trombonist Alan Ferber, and Eric Kalb, who’s guested with Sharon Jones’ band, the Dap-Kings, on drums. Get down to new tracks like “High Pockets and a Fanny Pack” and “Every Day You Wake Up New York Says No” on Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 8:30pm. $20. 707.829.7300.