Wednesday, May 29, 2013

June 3: George Packer at Book Passage

Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2013 at 9:08 PM

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In the latest New Yorker, staff writer George Packer asks why the huge profits made in Silicon Valley’s tech world have grown as big as the massive gap between America’s rich and poor. He uses a wider lens his new book, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, taking on the last 35 years of U.S. history in a nation that’s in steady economic decline. Hear Packer read on Monday, June 3, at Book Passage. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 7pm. 415.927.0960.

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June 2: Matt Costa at Long Meadow Ranch

Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2013 at 9:03 PM

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Matt Costa is everything you’d expect from an artist on Brushfire Records, the label run by ambassador of chill Jack Johnson. His catchy, toned-down songs provide the perfect background for an afternoon of wine tasting and sunbathing in the Napa Valley. This weekend, Costa plays the opening concert of the Long Meadow Ranch Summer series, with upcoming performances by Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Langhorne Slim, Mother Hips and Sean Hayes. See him on Sunday, June 2, at Long Meadow Ranch. 738 Main St., St. Helena. 2pm. $30. 707.963.4555.

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June 1: Cheryl Strayed at the Petaluma Sheraton

Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2013 at 9:01 PM

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Cheryl Strayed’s fame is well deserved; she happened to write Wild, a memoir about her cathartic, months-long solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, and one of the best-selling books of 2012. She’s also the force behind the fabulous Dear Sugar columns over at The Rumpus. See the Oprah Book Club alumni for a writing workshop, craft talk and reading on Saturday, June 1, at the Petaluma Sheraton. 745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma. 9am-5pm. $197-$245, includes lunch and workshop materials. www.cherylstrayedevent.com.

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May 30: Big K.R.I.T. at the Phoenix Theater

Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2013 at 8:58 PM

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Along with Kendrick Lamar, 26-year-old Big K.R.I.T. is one of the freshest voices in the game right now. Hailing from Mississippi, the young rapper draws on old-school rap and touches of funk for the bedrock of his latest album Live from the Underground, out on Def Jam Recordings. Big K.R.I.T’s West Coast Tour hits town on Thursday, May 30, at the Phoenix Theater. 201 Washington St., Petaluma. 8pm. $22. 707.762.3565.

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May 31: Friday Night Live at the Cloverdale Downtown Plaza

Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2013 at 8:55 PM

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There’s nothing like spending a warm summer night boot-stepping by the gazebo in the main square, friends and neighbors all around, music in the air. Cloverdale’s Friday Night Live concert series makes this sweet fantasy into reality every Friday Night, starting May 31 with a performance by Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings. Get there early to load up on snacks at the Cloverdale Farmers Market when Friday Night Live kicks off on Friday, May 31, at the Cloverdale Downtown Plaza. N. Cloverdale Blvd. 7pm. Free. 707.894.4410.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May 29: Bruce Macgowan at 142 Throckmorton Theatre

Posted By on Wed, May 22, 2013 at 8:18 PM

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What is an “A-List Conversation”? And more importantly, how does one have one? Those who’ve kept up with sports figure Bruce Macgowan know; this week, the uninitiated can discover just what these epic pow-wows are all about as Macgowan sits down with Michael Krasny. It might seem strange—Krasny is the longtime KQED host who usually discusses art, culture, health, business and technology, while Macgowan has a strong background in sports writing and broadcasting in the Bay Area going back nearly 30 years. Who knows what topics may arise when the two hit it off on Wednesday, May 29, at 142 Throckmorton Theatre. 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. $12—$15. 7:30pm. 415.383.9600.

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May 25: James Hunter at Sweetwater Music Hall

Posted By on Wed, May 22, 2013 at 11:43 AM

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Although he’s toured with Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison and Etta James, James Hunter still continues to play shows at small venues like Sweetwater Music Hall. Hunter spent most of his early career playing at clubs in London, so it’s no surprise that he’s happy to return to his roots. Hunter’s style is so unique that even Van Morrison took notice and sang backup vocals on his songs “Turn on Your Love Light” and “Ain’t Nothing You Can Do.” The energy delivered by Hunter’s new group, the James Hunter Six, is more than most bands half their age. See the Grammy-nominated singer on Saturday, May 25, at Sweetwater Music Hall. 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. $22. 8pm. 415.388.3850.

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May 24: Jimmie Vaughan at Hopmonk Tavern

Posted By on Wed, May 22, 2013 at 11:38 AM

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Though it’d be tempting for him to be a family tribute act, Jimmie Vaughan, older brother to guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, has retained his own distinct style. He also offers listeners something novel: good music to dance to. Growing up in Dallas, Vaughan credits his musical abilities to hearing vintage blues, classic rock ’n’ roll and jazz at an early age—not to mention the radio stations in his area that played the good records. “I never got over that stuff,” Vaughan once said, “and I never will.” Hear songs like “Six Strings Down” and “Don’t ‘cha Know” on Friday, May 24, at Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. $45. 8pm. 707.829.7300.

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May 23: Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays at the Napa Valley Opera House

Posted By on Wed, May 22, 2013 at 11:34 AM

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Preservation Hall, in the heart of New Orleans, continues to be a place where a love of jazz can be felt in every room. The dedicated musicians of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band work daily to bring some of this feeling to every venue they play. Although the group’s lineup has changed throughout the years due to death or illness, the sprit of Preservation Hall is unchanged. With a long roster of Dixieland classics and New Orleans anthems—some of which the band recorded with Tom Waits a few years back—the Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays on Thursday, May 23, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. $30—$100. 8pm. 707.226.7372.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 18: Loveline Reunion at the Uptown Theater

Posted By on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 3:31 PM

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Though they may be better known for hosting Celebrity Rehab and for making sexist comments about women comedians respectively, Dr. Drew Pinsky and Adam Carolla had their start as a duo on “Loveline,” a syndicated radio show they hosted from 1995-2005. The two dished out advice on relationships and sex, covering everything from masturbation to infidelity, and lots of other topics that would only freak out sensitive ears. Personally, I stopped listening to the show back in 1993, when Jim Trenton (also known as “Poorman,” radio DJ on Los Angeles station KROQ) ended his hosting duties and was replaced by Riki Rachtman (no thanks). The Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew Reunion Tour happens on Saturday, May 18, at the Uptown Theater. 1350 Third St., Napa. 707.259.0123. $40. 7pm. 707.259.0123.

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