Dec 12th, 2014 @ 755 After Dark- 755 Petaluma Ave Sebastopol, California 95472: Green Light Silhouette, Manzanita Falls, Induvin

After Dark

DATE: Dec 12th, 2014
TIME: 7:00-11:00
LOCATION: 755 After Dark
755 Petaluma Ave Sebastopol, California 95472
PERFORMERS: Green Light Silhouette, Manzanita Falls, Induvin
GENRE: Alternative, Indie/folk, Hard Rock
COST: $7

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Going to be a great night of some of the best local bands all playing together for a great cause. Green Light Silhouette, Manzanita Falls and Induvin are putting on a benefit show for a local Sonoma County family who’s last year has been rocky and uncertain after the discovery of a brain tumor on their youngest daughter. Bands are all top notch and ready to put on a great night of music for a worthy cause. Come on out have a drink listen to some amazing bands, which is the easiest way to help out an amazing family.

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Saturday December 13th @ Burgers and Vine: Maria Muldaur


DATE: Saturday December 13th
TIME: 7pm Dinner 9pm Show
LOCATION: Burgers and Vine
PERFORMERS: Maria Muldaur
GENRE: Blues
COST: $100 dinner & show or $20 show

A night with Maria Muldaur and Meritage pop up dinner also paired with Envolve winery meet the wine makers Danny Fay and Mike Benzinger.
$100 dollar ticket gets you a 5 course meal and 5 different wines.
Standard limited $20 ticket. No food included

Homemade Focaccia and our Famous Olive pesto

Crispy Marin Miyagi Oysters, Sambuca spinach and Parma Prosciutto
NV Sparkling Brut Rosé

1st Course
Grilled Prawns, Heirloom beet, Micro greens, Blood Orange Napoleon with citron dressing
2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley

2nd Course
Wild mushroom & Black truffle risotto served in a Parmesan crisp
2012 Pinot Noir, “Lennox Vineyard” Russian River

3rd Course
Pancetta wrapped pork tenderloin, stuffed with Cypress grove Truffle tremor cheese, on a bed of roasted Butternut squash, Pomegranate reduction, Winter vegetable bundles
2012 Syrah, Bennett Valley

150 year old family recipe of Chef Carlo

Burgers & Vine
Maria Muldaur

Maria Muldaur
Saturday – December 13th
Dinner starts at 7pm
Show starts at 9:00pm
Burgers & Vine
400 First street east
Sonoma CA 95476

About the band:


Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,”which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 50-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music. During the folk revival of the early ’60s, she began exploring and singing early Blues, Bluegrass and Appalachian “Old Timey” Music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the ’60s.

In the 40 years since “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz and Big Band (not to mention several award-winning children’s albums). She has now settled comfortably into her favorite idiom, the Blues. Often joining forces with some of the top names in the business, Maria has recorded and produced on-average an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammies and other awards.

Her critically acclaimed 2001 Stony Plain Records release, Richland Woman Blues, was nominated for a Grammy and by the Blues Foundation as Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year, as was the follow up to that album, Sweet Lovin’ Ol’ Soul. Her timely 2008 album,Yes We Can!, featured her “Women’s Voices for Peace Choir,” which includes: Bonnie Raitt, Joan, Baez, Jane Fonda, Odetta, Phoebe Snow, Holly Near and others. In 2009 Maria teamed up with John Sebastian, David Grisman, and Dan Hicks. Maria Muldaur & Her Garden of Joy garnered Maria her 6th Grammy nomination, and was also nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year by The Blues Foundation.

In 2011 Maria released Steady Love, a contemporary electric Blues album that reflects the kind of music she loves to perform live – what she calls “Bluesiana Music” – her own brand of New Orleans-flavored Blues, R&B and “Swamp Funk.” Steady Love reached #1 on the Living Blues Chart, and garnered her another nomination for Best Traditional Female Blues Artist from the Blues Foundation.

In 2012, for her 40th album, Maria produced the critically acclaimed ….First Came Memphis Minnie, a loving tribute to the pioneering Blues woman who inspired and influenced so many female Blues artists who followed in her footsteps, many of whom joined Maria on this special project: Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Snow, Ruthie Foster, Koko Taylor and Rory Block accompanied by the amazing guitar work of Del Rey, David Bromberg, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Roy Rogers, and others.

In 2013, taking a brief hiatus from her yearly recording schedule, Maria focused on 3 special collaborations, performing worldwide with the 50th Anniversary Kweskin Jug Band Reunion concerts, teaming up with the Campbell Brothers, world-renowned Sacred Steel Gospel artists, for a very special presentation entitled, “Spirit & The Blues”, and touring as Special Guest Artist with Bill Wyman and The Rhythm Kings.

2014 marks 40 years since Maria’s big hit “Midnight at the Oasis” was riding at the top of the charts. To celebrate this landmark, Maria has created a multi-media retrospective Way Past Midnight , which chronicles her 50 year journey “to the Oasis and Beyond”. This special presentation features all her hits and fan faves from every stage of her career, as well as fascinating, entertaining, (often humorous!) stories of her personal encounters, friendships, and collaborations with many of the greatest names in music.

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Good idea?

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Threat Con Nation Magazine – Issue 14














Threat Con Nation Magazine is an independently owned local music news and events publication available on a monthly basis for free.  They’re at it again – Issue 14 has just been released, giving the world a glimpse into the greater Sacramento area’s rock music scene. Featured in this issue are bands such as Kryptic Memories, Revolver (a Rage Against the Machine tribute band), Beatdown, Voodoo Sex Cult and others.

Also featured are spots for reader submitted poetry, local rock charts, show flyer submissions and a bunch of other great information.

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Saturday, November 29 2014 @ 276 Corona Rd: Legal Disaster and Ridgway Space Station

Legal Disaster

DATE: Saturday, November 29 2014
TIME: 7:00pm-9:30pm
LOCATION: 276 Corona Rd
PERFORMERS: Legal Disaster and Ridgway Space Station
GENRE: Ska/Punk/Reggae

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Rain or shine house show featuring great live music and the band will be hanging out with all their fans. If you’re in or out of the area, this will be a show you don’t want to miss.

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Singer’s Dream Stomp Box


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VIDEO: Thrive! – “So Beautiful” at Whiskey Tip


How about some reggae for your Monday? Sounds about right. Check out Thrive!, a Santa Cruz based group when they hit Whiskey Tip in Santa Rosa last March.

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Threat Con Nation Magazine: Save the Print Campaign (Sacramento)

Do you love local music ‘zines? Threat Con Nation Magazine in Sacramento is the best one out there. Professional design. Articles that draw you directly into the scene and make you feel like you are truly a part of it. They feature local bands from Sonoma County, too (Last issue featured Santa Rosa’s own Adicript).

Go to their GoFundMe campaign page and help them keep printing physical mags for a full year (they are distributed, for free). They deserve all the money in the world for what they do.

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Threat Con Nation Magazine – Issue 13

Threat Con Nation Magazine






















Head on over to Issu online magazine and check out Threat Con Nation Magazine – Issue 13 while it’s still hot. Featured in this issue is Santa Rosa’s own Adicript, as well as Zen Arcadia (video featured in earlier post) and others from around Northern California.

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Thank you, Bobby

Thank you Bobby

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Perspective: Music vs. Music Videos


When I listen to music, I focus on the sound, the song. The foundational drum beat, the strumming pattern of the guitar chords, the melody of the vocals, the bass, the solos. The structure of the song and its harmonies, and literally how it makes me feel. If it’s a song from when I was a kid, there are feelings and memories associated with when I listened to it back then.

When I watch a music video, I primarily focus on the band, or the characters in the video and its plot. The video itself might tell its own story and this is obviously more up front. To me, music videos should be an accurate visual representation of a song.

Not to say that music videos are unnecessary, not to any extent. I very much enjoy watching music videos (I *am* from the 90’s MTV generation after all). When a music video at least contains elements of a musical performance (shots of the (full) band playing the song for instance), this gives me a much more complete portrayal. Music should be able to stand on its own feet without a visual aid, but if done right, a deserving and unique dimension can provide an even better perspective. But it’s got to match the message of the music – otherwise it comes across to me as artificial and unnecessary.

– Jordan

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