California Roots Music & Art Fest to Plant 800 Redwoods

August 12, 2016

Hosting tens of thousands of music and art lovers in Monterey for the last seven years, the California Roots Music & Arts Festival has grown to become one of the most popular fests in the state. Now, Cali Roots is giving back, partnering with the Redwood Forest Foundation to introduce 400 limited Redwood Passes for next year’s […]

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Frankie Boots Gets Loud with New Band

August 4, 2016

Earlier this summer, the Bohemian profiled Sonoma County folk songwriter Frankie Boots, the front man of Frankie Boots & the County Line, whose new album, Leave the Light On, is awash in dusty Americana charm and soulful melodies. While Boots is known to many for his acoustic affirmations, this week he unveils an altogether louder […]

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Vokab Kompany Bounce into Sebastopol

July 27, 2016

San Diego electro-funk big band Vokab Kompany is hot off the release of their 5th studio album, The Good Kompany Record [Instrumentals], and is performing this weekend at HopMonk Tavern in Sebastopol as part of their summer tour. Led by vocalists Rob Hurt and Burke Baby, the eclectic ensemble has successfully gotten the party started for […]

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Woodsist Festival Relocates to Point Reyes

July 26, 2016

It’s been a Big Sur tradition for six years, but the Woodsist Festival, co-presented by Woodsist Records and (((folkYEAH!)))) announced today that they have been forced to move the location of this year’s musically diverse fest–scheduled for today and tomorrow, July 26 and 27–to Love Field in Point Reyes Station. The culprit is the out […]

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The Velvet Teen Joins Hey Mercedes for California Dates

July 19, 2016

At the turn of the century, in the era of pop punk and emo waves of genre rock that pulsed through the collective teeneage conciosuness, Hey Mercedes was one of the biggest bands out there. Formed from the remains of ’90s emo-core outfit Braid, Hey Mercedes combined smart syncopated beats and heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics for a pop-tastic run […]

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Celebrate Halloween in July with Isaac Rother & the Phantoms

July 12, 2016

Can’t wait until October to have a Halloween party? Neither can Los Angeles garage rockers Isaac Rother & The Phantoms, who roll into Santa Rosa on Wednesday, July 13, for a spooktacular show that kicks off their ‘Haunting the West Coast’ summer tour. Specializing in a throwback ’60s sound akin to Bo Diddley and Screaming Jay Hawkins, Rother’s […]

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2016 NorBays Music Awards Voting Is Open

July 8, 2016

Each year since 2005, the NorBays have recognized the best bands of the North Bay, with voting open to the public and gold-record awards presented to winners. We’re back this year, with a free outdoor awards ceremony planned and a new category. Voting is now open for the 2016 NorBays. Before you join us for the […]

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Watch the Music Video for Emily Jane White’s “Pallid Eyes”

July 6, 2016

Fort Bragg native Emily Jane White’s long awaited album, They Moved in Shadow All Together, is finally getting an official release this Friday, July 8. We’ve already previewed the album’s first single, “Frozen Garden,” and now White unveils the music video for the album’s second single, “Pallid Eyes.” Featuring a hypnotic acoustic riff and White’s ethereal […]

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Ashtray Plays Santa Rosa For First Time in Nearly Five Years

July 1, 2016

It’s been awhile since longstanding Santa Rosa punk band Ashtray has been on stage in their hometown. Almost five years in fact. In the meantime, there’s been babies born, changes of scenery and side projects for the group, led by vocalists Sarah-Jane Andrew and Dave Wiseman. Next week, July 8, Ashtray makes their return to Sonoma […]

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Colombian Punk Bands Headline July 4th Outdoor Show in Santa Rosa

June 29, 2016

This Monday, July 4, a full lineup of young punk rock bands hits the grass at Doyle Park in Santa Rosa for a day of loud tunes and good food to celebrate America’s 240th birthday. “A Day in the Park” will feature Oakland rockers Sterile Mind, Santa Rosa band Hellbomber, all-female North Bay punks Kitten Drunk and […]

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