Your weekend music calendar

Posted on May 18, 2012 by Sonoma Valley Sun

Who’s playing what, where, and when. No cover charge unless noted.

Friday, May 18

Innovative jazz quintet comprised if hour horns (Graham Bruce, Tim Acosta, Chris Barnes and Jerry Dibble) and bass (Chris Amberger). Presented by the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society. 7 p.m. Plaza Bistro. 996.4466.

The Cork Pullers
Folk/Americana trio plays customized covers of forgotten hits. 8 p.m. Murphy’s Irish Pub. 935.0660.

The Whiskey Thieves
Hard-rocking quartet rolls into the Moose Lodge. Train Wreck Junction opens the show. 8:30 p.m. $10, to benefit the Lodge. 20580 Broadway. 996.3877.

Black Cat Bone
Acoustic duo is veritable jukebox of classic rock: British Invasion, Motown, 70’s funk, 80’s new wave, 90’s whatever, and more. 9 p.m. Hopmonk Tavern. 935.9100.

Saturday, May 19

Dan Martin
9 p.m. Hopmonk Tavern. 935.9100.

Dan Daniels and Nicky DePaola
“Jazz with a smidge of Motown” from lounge-savvy vets. 6:30 p.m. Ledson Hotel. 996.9779.

Jazz Gitan
Influenced by Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, and the Parisian club scene circa 1938, the acoustic trio (two guitars and a double bass) plays gypsy jazz and swing. Presented by the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society. 7 p.m. Plaza Bistro. 996.4466.

Perfect Crime
Folk, blues and ballads (and airtight alibis) from local trio. 8 p.m. Murphy’s Irish Pub. 935.0660.

Ali Handal
Sultry songstress and fret-ripping guitar player has sung on a Neil Young album, danced with Janet Jackson, performed at Neverland Valley Ranch and had her music featured on “Sex in the City” and “Dawson’s Creek.” 9 p.m. Hopmonk Tavern. 935.9100.

Sunday, May 20

Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble
A tribute to John Burke, the organist, pianist and conductor now in his 94th year. 3 p.m. Donations welcomed. Trinity Episcopal Church, 275 E. Spain St.

Polka Dance Party
Accordions gone wild. 5 p.m. $10. Moose Lodge, 20580 Broadway. 996.3877.

Shards of Green
The band formerly known of Shades of Green plays Irish and Country, with a little Pop thrown in for good measure. A hint of Calypso will start to appear in the near future. 6:30 pm, Murphy’s Irish Pub, 935-0660

Tuesday, May 22

Joy Ride
Live, lively music (and BBQ oysters) for the Farmers Market ‘After Party,’ 7:30 p.m. Murphy’s Irish Pub. 935.0660.

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