Reggae explosion at Burgers and Vine

Burgers and Vine presents the popular regional reggae act Midnight Sun Massive tonight, April 25. The act is an all-original reggae-calypso band combining “Caribbean rhythms with conscious lyrics to move your body and your mind.” Saturday, April 26, it’s T-Luke and Tight Suits. Showtime both nights is 9:30 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar has Jaydub and Dino tonight, April 25, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26 it’s Fallen Angel also for a 7:30 p.m. show. There is no cover for any of the shows but the venue is 21 and over.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has Hannah Jern-Miller on the beer garden stage today, April 25, for a 5 p.m. show. Later, on the tavern stage, it’s Sean Carscadden at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, the garden stage welcomes Garrin Benfield, for a 1 p.m. show. Later on the tavern stage, it’s Jamie Clark for an 8:30 p.m. show. Sunday, April 27, the garden stage has Gypsy Jazz Caravan for a 1 p.m. show. There is no cover and the shows are family-friendly.

Muscardini Cellars has another “Wine Down Friday” on the porch at the tasting room in Kenwood today, April 25, which features Acoustic Soul. The show starts at 5 p.m. and the cover includes a glass of wine.

The El Verano Inn has Stan Pappas for a tribute to Frank Sinatra tonight, April 25, for a 7:30 p.m. show that will include dressing up the inn with fancy tablecloths and candles. Saturday, April 26, it’s another Driven reunion show, since the first one was so much fun for the musicians. Sons of Charles opens the show, which kicks off at 8 p.m.

The Erik James Tasting Room has music tonight, April 25, with Willis, Cochran and Davies, kicking off at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, it’s Stevie Gurr and Bruce Gordon, also for a 7 p.m. show. There is no cover either night.

Murphy’s Irish Pub presents Timothy O’Neil tonight, April 25, for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, April 26, it’s comedy night with Sal Calanni, for two shows, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, it’s an early show kicking off at 6:30 p.m. with Tony Gibson.

The Epicurean Connection presents Dixie Giants tonight, April 25, for a 7:30 p.m. show. Saturday, April 26, it’s Live Piano Bar also for a 7:30 p.m. start. Sunday, April 27, has an early start for Five Cent Coffee, kicking off at 1 p.m.

It’s “April in Carneros” this weekend and some wineries are featuring live music on both Saturday and Sunday, April 26 - 27. Meadowcroft Winery presents the Bees Knees and Ceja Vineyards has Orquesta Borinquen. It’s a ticketed event and for tickets and more info, point your browser to carneroswineries.org.

The Gran Fondo bicycle race is back in town with live music in the Plaza on Saturday, April 26, that will feature the up-and-coming local act Traffic Jam, along with the Highway Poets and Said the Shotgun. The music starts at 10:30 a.m.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes the Kristen Strom Duo with Scott Sorkin on guitar tonight, April 25, for an 8 p.m. show. Strom has recorded more than 25 CDs with various jazz and pop artists, including Crossing Borders, John Worley and Worlview, Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo, Wally Schnalle, Burning Bridges, Tim Volpicella and four albums with the Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra. There is no cover for the show.

The Blue Moon Saloon presents the continuation of the blues jam, starting at 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. There is no cover.

If your gig isn’t in my column, you didn’t tell me about it. Hit me up at jmberry@sonomamusic.com.

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J.M. Berry's Hot 45s

Editor’s Note: While there is no shortage of great concerts in Sonoma, sometimes it is fun to get out of the Valley. Here’s what you can hear within 45 minutes of fair Sonoma.

The Fixx – Sunday, April 27; Mystic Theatre –

Petaluma; 765-2121

Detroit Disciples – Friday, April 25; Rancho Nicasio – Nicasio; 415-662-2219

Frobeck – Friday, April 25;

HopMonk Tavern – Novato; 415-892-6200

Sorentinos – Saturday, April 26; HopMonk Tavern – Novato; 415-892-6200

James Moseley Band – Friday, April 25; The Fenix – San Rafael; 415-813-5600

Graham Nash – Tuesday – Wednesday, April 29 – 30;

City Winery – Napa;


Mighty Groove –

Saturday, April 26;

Redwood Cafe – After Dark – Cotati; 795-7868

Greg Brown – Saturday, April 26; Sebastopol Cultural Center – Sebastopol;


Third Rail – Saturday, April 26; Twin Oaks Tavern – Penngrove; 795-5118