Truckee Thursdays! – June 25th – Tonight!

Hey Truckee, Squaw Valley & Lake Tahoe peeps, don’t miss Junk Parlor tonight at Truckee Thursdays street faire in historic downtown Truckee! –

Live Music, Beer Garden, Farmer’s Market, Street Fair, Kids Area.

Be sure to come ready to dance!


Summer Nights in San Francisco!

There’s a balmy calm over the city this week – Summer is here, and the fog rolls in and out as the tides ebb and flow.

If you are lucky enough to be in San Francisco this weekend, get over to the 50 Mason Social House south of Market this Friday, June 19th for SWING NOIR. This gem of a venue serves up live music, cocktails, beer on tap and good wines in a swanky little lounge.

You can catch BARRIO MANOUCHE, DGINN, JITTERBUG RIOT, THE KLIPPTONES & JUNK PARLOR all on the same night this Friday! So, grab a partner and dance, dance, dance!

$10 Cover, 21+

50 Mason St, San Francisco, California 94102


Dgiin Banner 3 2015


Earth Day – Delhi 2 Dublin & Free Peoples!

It’s Earth Day, and what better way to spend it than in nature. After this post, I’ll turn off the computer and all electronics, and go for a walk. I want to feel the sunshine’s warm rays, smell the blossoms along the trail, and let a smile settle on my face.

There are a couple of great shows this weekend that I want to tell you about.

Delhi 2 Dublin are coming back our way and playing at Hopmonk in Sebastopol on Friday, April 24th. D2D have been making Sebastopol one of their tour spots for a few years now, and we want them to keep coming back, so, come on out and get onto the dance floor with this upbeat, fun, Bhangra and Celtic style band. See their tour poster below if you are not in the area and want to catch them somewhere else!

If you are in Truckee, then be sure to stop by Moody’s to hear Free Peoples on Friday, April 24th. If you miss them on Friday, then you can catch them on Saturday, April 25th at the same spot! Or go both nights!!

Free Peoples have been called “ Porch rock pros”, and their songwriting is” sophisticated with twists and turns that take the music several steps from the unexpected”.


Envisioning a better festival – Costa Rica

Just back from Costa Rica and working on the fabulous SOLD OUT Envision Festival. What a trip!
The location, performers, dj’s, musicians, artists, staff, participants, food, weather and wildlife couldn’t have been better.

The two main stages designed by visionary artists were visually off the hook.

There were a couple of downsides, such as thieves breaking through the security net and finding it hard to cool off, but aside from that, I don’t think there is much room for complaint. Keeping the standard and fine tuning the bugs can surely be accomplished for next year. Hopefully, being sold out won’t mean it has to grow The size of the festival was perfect!

Beep, bop, be do! ~ Whatchaupto?

If you’re in the Berkeley/Oakland area tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 22nd, and feel like a dance, get yourself over to Ashkenaz and enjoy the sounds of Royal Jelly Jive and La Mandanga!
Show starts at 8:30pm sharp! $12 – Get your tickets here:

On Friday, Jan 23rd, you can catch DGiiN and Junk Parlor at Zodiacs in Petaluma. Show starts at 9PM. $10 – Tickets:

On Saturday, Jan 24th you’ll find Highway Poets on stage with Painted Horses and Pat Hull in San Francisco at the Connecticut Yankee! (21+)




Great start to the New Year!

Brrrr…’s been cold this week!

Come and warm up with Royal Jelly Jive at Zodiacs in Petaluma on Friday, January 9th. They’re sharing the night with Gigantis and DJ Honeycomb. Definitely wear your dancing shoes!

On Saturday, Feb. 10th, Girls & Boys will be playing with Lungs & Limbs, Eagle Wolf Snake and AleXANDER Cardinale at Hopmonk in Sebastopol. Show starts early with pop songwriter extraordinaire XANDER at 7:30pm. Here’s a video clip of his new single, Made for You!




NYE – so many choices! ~ Whatever you decide; HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Here’s my list of favorite choices for one heck of a good time on New Year’s Eve!

Aubergine in Sebastopol with Dgiin, David Luning, Free Peoples & DJ Feral.

Garcia River Casino in Point Arena with Highway Poets.

Bolinas Community Center in Bolinas with Royal Jelly Jive at the MadMen Ball!

Sonoma Mountain Village in Rhonert Park with Girls & Boys and friends. Dance, laugh and dine at the 2nd Annual NYE extravaganza!

If you’re on the East Coast you can join Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra in Raleigh, NJ.

……and if you’re in Zion, Utah, how about spending NYE with the Rainbow Girls at the Bit & Spur!







From drought to flood! ~

Both Zodiacs gig with Rainbow Girls and Ashkenaz gig with Dgiin and La Mandanga are postponed tonight! Unfortunately, neither band is able to get out of their country dwellings due to severe flooding. You can still catch Dgiin at the Cigar Bar and Grill in San Francisco next Wednesday, Dec. 17th.

Be safe friends! ~ dance at home 🙂

It looks like the rain will let up in time for Free Peoples show at Ukiah Brewery tomorrow on Friday, Dec. 12th. If you can’t make it then, Girls & Boys are playing at Ukiah Brewery on Saturday, Dec. 13th.

Loving the sound of the rain on my roof! ~


It’s raining, it’s pouring! ~ Rainbows abound!

Duck inside for some great music tonight at the Milk Bar in San Francisco with Highway Poets! They go on at 10:30PM…….or you can catch the Highway Poets in Ukiah at the Ukiah Brewery on Friday, Dec. 5th.

If you’re in the Sebastopol area Friday, Dec. 5th, duck in at 755 After Dark (formerly known as Aubergine) for some fine tunes from Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra along with Rainbow Girls! Show starts at 9:00PM……

Get your dance on with Dgiin at the Ukiah Brewing Company on Saturday, Dec. 6th at 9:30PM……

Have a great weekend, everyone!




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