Rapper Gift of Gab performs at Chrome Lotus

Big-name rappers performing in Santa Rosa aren’t all that common, so Friday’s (Jan. 10) appearance by Gift of Gab is worth noting. Under the stage name Gift of Gab, Timothy Parker of Oakland is half of the Bay Area hip-hop duo Blackalicious, with DJ Chief Xcel. On addition [...]

By | January 8th, 2014|2 Comments

Sebastopol’s HopMonk Tavern hosts Johnny Downer Memorial Celebration

Sebastopol’s HopMonk Tavern will host the fifth annual Johnny Downer Memorial Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 4, honoring a local musician and raising money to support music education. A popular local guitarist, Downer died in 2009. The Johnny Downer Music Memorial Fund was set up by his mother, Carol Esonis. Over [...]

By | December 30th, 2013|0 Comments

Toad in the Hole pub hosts “GreenHopFest” Oct. 13

The ever-genial Paul Stokeld is throwing another party at his Toad in the Hole pub in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square district. The second annual “GreenHopFest,” a celebration of the hop harvest starts at precisely 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the pub, 116 Fifth St. The event fetures fresh hop [...]

By | October 9th, 2013|0 Comments

Singer-songwriter Maia Sharp plays Aubergine in Sebastopol

  Singer and songwriter Maia Sharp, who has recorded five solo albums, including last year’s “Change the Ending,” will perform Thursday, July 25, in Sebastpol. In addition to her solo career, she has written songs for and collaborated with Cher, Trisha Yearwood, Terri Clark, Bonnie Raitt, Edwin McCain [...]

By | July 18th, 2013|0 Comments

Keys and Shul duo plays at Aqus Cafe in Petaluma

Petaluma singer Stefanie Keys and San Francisco guitarist Dave Shul will team up for an evening of acoustic duets from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Aqus Cafe, 189 H. St., in Petlaluma. Keys has performed as lead singer with Big Brother and the Holding [...]

By | January 28th, 2013|0 Comments

Jamaican vocal stars The Melodians play at Cotati’s Redwood Cafe

Before reggae, there was the Jamaican Rocksteady style of music, and you have a chance to see a live show by a couple of the genre’s pioneers. The Melodians, formed in 1965 in Kingston, Jamaica, bring their current tour to the Redwood Cafe at 8240 Old Redwood Highway [...]

By | January 17th, 2013|0 Comments

Next ‘Sonoma Songbirds’ concert set for Sebastopol

What name could possibly be better for an all-woman Americana quartet than this one? Foxes in the Henhouse. Can't top that. The group will appear in the next "Sonoma Songbirds Concert," starring recently transplanted Seattle singer and songwriter Jill Cohn, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Aubergine, [...]

By | January 9th, 2013|0 Comments

Comedy nights start in Rohnert Park

After a trial show in November, local comedians Brian Thomas and Nick Hoffman return Tuesday, Jan. 8, to launch a monthly open mic comedy night at the Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park. The shows will run from 8:30 to 10 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month in the [...]

By | January 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

‘Sonoma Songbirds’ return to Last Day Saloon

After headlining a "Sonoma Songbirds" show at the Last Saloon in September, transplanted Seattle singer and songwriter Jill Cohn returns there this week with a slightly different line-up. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Last Day Saloon, 120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. The [...]

By | December 11th, 2012|0 Comments

‘Sonoma Songbird’ concert at Last Day Saloon

"Wine, women and song" has become an outdated cliche,  but it does apply, in  a way, to an interesting musical event coming up. Wine is optional, but there will be lots of women and song at the "Sonoma Songbird" concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the [...]

By | September 21st, 2012|0 Comments