It was June in Sonoma—when all everyone expects is sunshine and blue skies for miles—but it rained. And rained. And every event in the area was cancelled. Except one: the second annual Huichica Music Festival. In fact, it’s our belief that the inclement weather made an outstanding music festival that much more “rock and roll.” [...]
So, here’s the question: what good is a 125-something-year-old tractor barn if you can’t clear it out once in a while, bring in a wildly popular East Coast art pop band and throw a boot-stomping, jaw-dropping, twinkly-lit, Gewurz-fueled, utterly sold-out show that surely must have blown at least a few historic rafters somewhere off into [...]
Take two parts fuzzy fuschia pipe cleaner, 1 part glitter, five parts wine and a stunning and provocative art exhibition. Marinate in the rock n’roll and coarse-ground attitude of the Static People. What more could you ask for on a Saturday night in Sonoma? The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art hosted its regularly-occuring Mix—this time [...]
Expanding on Gundlach Bundschu Winery’s summer indie rock concerts, Jeff Bundschu and Eric Johnson (of the Fruit Bats) curated and produced the first annual Huichica Music Festival in Sonoma, California. The weather was incredible, the winery grounds were glowing and the bands were some of the Bay Area’s brightest rising musical stars. Oh and the [...]
This is not garage rock. This is workshop rock. With grist, greatness and more raw edge than a compound miter saw, High Noon Sons and their guitars ripped through the fluorescent vacuum of a warehouse on Eighth Street East last Friday, taking the lucky audience (and a few Coronas) along for the ride.
Blazing sun, live outdoor music, tamales, bicycles and beer. It could’ve been summer. But the pumpkins, Day of the Dead altars, hay rides, gourd masks and changing colors meant it was none other than the Sonoma Garden Park’s Harvest Festival. Thank you to the Sonoma Garden Park and Sonoma Ecology Center for a wonderful afternoon! [...]
“If I may make a suggestion,” announced Indian Valley Line guitarist and local musician Ryan Lynch, “everyone should get a glass of the Sebastiani Barbera—one of the best wines ever!” A perfect pairing for this superb red? Indian Valley Line’s dreamy Americana, which closed out the wonderful evening of indie folk music at Sebastiani Winery [...]