Huichica Music Festival Tickets Are Available Now

March 2, 2018

Set in the picturesque grounds of  Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, the annual Huichica Music Festival is always one of the coolest weekends of music in the North Bay, packed with performances from hip indie-rock bands and overflowing with a delectable array of beer, wine and food trucks. Presented by Gun Bun Winery president Jeff Bundschu, boutique events […]

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Santa Rosa Natives Decent Criminal End Up on Kendrick Lamar Vinyl

February 28, 2018

Today in “You Can’t Make This Up” news; fast and fun California punk band Decent Criminal, who formed in Santa Rosa and who recently organized a North Bay wildfire relief benefit compilation album, has unexpectedly found themselves in an international goof-up, as their recent album, “Bloom,” wound up accidentally being pressed onto vinyl copies of rapper […]

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NPR Tiny Desk Contest Coming to Sonoma County

February 21, 2018

Calling all North Bay musicians, NPR’s massively popular Tiny Desk Contest is on for 2018.  Now in its fourth year, the nationwide contest for unsigned bands and artists is an opportunity like no other. Simply make a video of yourself performing an original tune while sitting at a desk in the style of NPR’s longrunning Tiny Desk Concert series, […]

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Selector Dub Narcotic Is Playing a Surprise Show in Santa Rosa

January 26, 2018

With a list of music credits longer than your arm, songwriter, bandleader, record label owner and all-around indie icon Calvin Johnson has spent the last 30 years setting trends and representing the best of DIY culture with his label K Records and his bands Beat Happening, the Halo Benders, the Hive Dwellers and others. When the Olympia, […]

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Mikey Pauker Reaches New Musical Heights on Latest Album

January 24, 2018

Berkeley folk and world music artist Mikey Pauker is already known in the Bay Area for his open-hearted melodies and catchy reggae beats, though fans are in for a different musical dimension when Pauker unveils his new album, ASCENSION, with an album-release concert on Jan 25 at Key Tea in San Rafael. Drawing on influences that […]

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Sun Kil Moon Plays Fire Relief Benefit in Sonoma

January 17, 2018

  Since forming Red House Painters in San Francisco in 1989, prolific and sonorous songwriter Mark Kozelek has secured a place in the annals of indie rock with gut-wrenching melodies and haunting lyrics about love, loss, memory and fate. Since 2003, Kozelek has been most associated with the gloomy folk projet Sun Kil Moon, which […]

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Bruno Mars, The Killers & Muse Headline BottleRock Napa Valley 2018 Lineup

January 8, 2018

Returning this May 25 through 27, BottleRock Napa Valley Music, Food & Wine Festival just unleashed its massive lineup of musical artists for 2018 including headliners Bruno Mars, The Killers and Muse. In its sixth year, BottleRock Napa Valley continues to impress with an eclectic lineup of veteran performers, today’s top-drawing entertainers, up-and-coming indie stars, and the best […]

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Gabriel Wheaton Heads Home for Album-Release Show

November 22, 2017

Los Angeles-based violinist and composer Gabriel Wheaton traces his musical lineage back to Sonoma County, where he was born and raised in Sebastopol. After mastering the violin at a young age and performing in chamber groups and orchestras while attending Analy High School, Wheaton moved to La La Land to study at UCLA in 2011. Wheaton currently makes a […]

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Luther Burbank Center Reopens With ‘Pay What You Can’ Program

November 6, 2017

Less than a month after the Tubbs fire ripped through Santa Rosa and destroyed an estimated 30-thousand square feet of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts’ campus, the center has defied expectations and reopened to the public today, November 6.  After cleaning and restoring the main auditorium, which was spared major damage, the center is reaching out […]

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Local Punk Bands Invade Bolinas This Weekend

November 3, 2017

Of all the mysteries that reside in Bolinas, one that kids are especially curious about is the long incomplete Bolinas Community Skate Park, first conceived of in the skateboarding craze of the ’90s, but left unfinished for years and currently languishing on the Mesa Park property. Over the last few years, a committed group has […]

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