Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sept 4: Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio at Napa Valley Opera House

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 12:14 PM

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What’s cooking in the Napa Valley Opera House Jazz Kitchen this week? At first glance, the twangy banjo might not seem to match well with smooth-as-mayo jazz, but after witnessing Bela Fleck with the Marcus Roberts Trio, you’ll see they’re as odd and excellent of a pairing as cheddar cheese and apple pie. Give them a taste test on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 8pm. $60—$65. . . . If that doesn’t suit your palate, try velvet-voiced Madeleine Peyroux and Brit-born Rebecca Pidgeon. After Pidgeon opens the night with some Ruby Blue folk pop, Peyroux performs with her signature “postmodernist coolness” on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8pm. $40—$45. . . . Where’s all this going down? At the Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa. 707.226.7372.

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Sept 1: Madeleine Peyroux and Rebecca Pidgeon at Napa Valley Opera House

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 11:04 AM

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What’s cooking in the Napa Valley Opera House Jazz Kitchen this week? At first glance, the twangy banjo might not seem to match well with smooth-as-mayo jazz, but after witnessing Bela Fleck with the Marcus Roberts Trio, you’ll see they’re as odd and excellent of a pairing as cheddar cheese and apple pie. Give them a taste test on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 8pm. $60—$65. . . . If that doesn’t suit your palate, try velvet-voiced Madeleine Peyroux and Brit-born Rebecca Pidgeon. After Pidgeon opens the night with some Ruby Blue folk pop, Peyroux performs with her signature “postmodernist coolness” on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8pm. $40—$45. . . . Where’s all this going down? At the Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa. 707.226.7372.

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Sept 1-3: Fishstock at Jenner Community Club

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 11:03 AM

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Why yes, things do happen out in far-west Sonoma County! Behind a gas station out by the ocean comes the annual Fishstock celebration—a three-day event of music, food and fun. While swimmingly enjoying grilled summer goodies and local wines, you can float by the community market for some fresh produce, or hear Dead Cat Hat, the Jennerators and Miss Jane play at Café Aquatica. And even though most outside of the North Bay have never heard of this small town, I’m sure BBQ oysters and king salmon tacos are nothing to miss. Follow the currents to this lesser known part of the coast (make sure to bring your GPS) this Labor Day weekend from Saturday, Sept. 1 to Monday, Sept. 3 at Jenner Community Club. 10398 Hwy. 1, Jenner. Noon—6pm. $5. 707.865.2771.

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Sept 1: George Winston at Dance Palace

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 11:02 AM

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If you’ve recently been sick of the overplayed pop music on the radio, then turning your ears south to Marin might be the choice for you. Classical and jazz pianist George Winston hits the eighty-eights for “Summer Show,” a concert benefiting the community and cultural center. This Grammy-award winner harmonizes with local chef Chuck Edwards, who serves farm-to-table dinners beforehand to fill the air with chords of both musical notes and savory flavors. Witness these masters of the keyboard and cutting board on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Dance Palace. 503 B St., Point Reyes Station. Dinner 6pm; concert 8pm. $18—$36; $100 for dinner. 415.663.1075.

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Aug 31: Monophonics at Sweetwater Music Hall

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM

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Monophonics is everything that their single-sounding band name is not. This psychedelic soul and funk band from across the bay plays everything from “cinematic soul, heavy funk and 60’s rock to spaghetti western laced with yellow sunshine acid.” Their music is sure to sit fuzzily In Your Brain, the band’s newest record and their first for the legendary San Francisco fuck-soul-jazz imprint Ubiquity Records. These cosmic dance-groove synthesizers are definitely going to hit more than one note in listeners—especially at the low-ceilinged Sweetwater—so turn it up on Friday, Aug. 31, at Sweetwater Music Hall. 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 9pm. $15. 415.388.1100.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Aug 28: Diana Krall at the Wells Fargo Center

Posted By on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM

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Jazz seems to be having a moment. With top-selling artists like Esperanza Spalding and Melody Gardot, this creative, at times erratic, music is definitely enjoying some time in the sun. Grammy winner Diana Krall is one of several artists at the forefront of this scene. Krall, who will be performing at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts on Aug. 28, is known for her sultry sound and whispery lyricism. For those who haven’t listened to her before, you can expect a swanky club vibe, a few classic covers and some wry between-song patter. Still aren’t sure that Krall’s sound is for you? Elvis Costello married her, and many would argue that he has pretty good taste. Sway to the sensual beat on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $69.75—$89.75. 8pm. 707.546.3600.

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Aug 28: Chuck Prophet at Healdsburg Plaza Bandstand

Posted By on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM

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It’s rare that a musician falls so in love—or addicted, as the case may be—with a city that he creates a whole album about said city. But if that city is San Francisco and if that musician is Chuck Prophet, it makes a little more sense. Prophet has, as he describes it, been chasing the San Francisco dragon his whole life. Many of the songs on his San Francisco—themed album Temple Beautiful have political underpinnings, but this is nothing new for Prophet. As a singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer, the California native is well loved locally, meaning his free concert this week at the Healdsburg Plaza will probably fill up quickly. With any luck, he’ll play “After the Rain,” with its reference to the Russian River, on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Healdsburg Plaza Bandstand. Healdsburg Avenue and Matheson Street, Healdsburg. Free. 6pm. 707.431.3300.

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Aug 25: Magnum P.I. Party at Red Car Tasting Room

Posted By on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 11:52 AM

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Calling all Tom Selleck look-alikes. Or Magnum, P.I. diehards. Or people who like wine and pizza. Red Car Winery is inviting you to its Magnum P.I. Party. Red Car was founded in 2000 with 50 cases of Syrah, and today, the winery has added Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Rosé to its repertoire. The tasting room is a nod to a romantic time in L.A. history when electric trolleys were zipping about, but also has a hipster element—in a good way. The place has a record player and an old couch, which are the makings for a good shindig. If you have an especially good mustache, you certainly shouldn’t miss out—the best mustached attendee wins a free Red Car Magnum. Get it? Magnum? Come investigate on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Red Car Tasting Room. 8400 Graton Road, Sebastopol. Free for wine club members, $20 for public. 2pm. 707.829.8500.

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Aug 25: Roseanne Cash at Uptown Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 11:47 AM

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Johnny Cash left a hell of a legacy in his wake. One happens to be his daughter, Roseanne Cash. And while Roseanne may not have exactly the same don’t-give-a-shit attitude as her father, she does have his talent running through her veins. Roseanne Cash is a multi-genre singer and songwriter, Grammy award—winning artist and published author. She’s also collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, including Sheryl Crow and Bruce Springsteen. Her gentle voice offers a softer side of country, which represents the biggest departure from her father’s musical style. For those who prefer sweet lullaby music to twangy-country tunes, Roseanne Cash fits the bill. Enjoy her brand of Cash on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Uptown Theatre. 1350 Third St., Napa. $50—$60. 8pm. 707.259.0123.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Aug 19: Sonoma County Bicycle Expo at 2nd & E Streets

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 3:08 PM

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If seeing those Olympic thigh muscles haven’t inspired you to pump pedal yet, then the Sonoma County Bicycle Expo will. Featuring BMX stunt performances, well-fashioned art bikes, street musicians, and bike-building workshops, this athletic celebration is nothing to drive past! Get a rare opportunity to see local elected officials in their bike wear during the annual Ride About Town and race down Second Street in the Small World Fat Tire event by Bike Monkey. This all-day fest might tire you, but no worries—New Belgium Brewing hosts a “chill space,” complete with comfy chairs and a giant Connect Four game. Skip the steroids and throw up those kickstands on Sunday, Aug. 19, at Second Street between D and E Streets, Santa Rosa. 10am—4pm. Free. 707.545.0153.

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