Permission to shamelessly brag please! The West End is rich with talented individuals and West End residents are within walking distance of many great venues to see them. This is the September calendar.
September 8th, Wednesday– Quarter Mile Combo opens for Southern Culture on the Skid. Quarter Mile Combo:You hear pure rockin’ Americana Rockabilly from this 4 piece act! The Quarter Mile Combos backbone is kept solid by drummer Gary Daly, and Todd Troublemaker’s upright bass slappin’. The West End’s own Justin Barr slings sweeping guitar solos and riffs alongside powerhouse vocalist, front woman, Nettie Hammar. With their recent release of “Motels, Gas and Beer”, The Quarter Mile Combo’s live show will take you down an electrifying winding road of good time rock n roll! Location: Mystic Theater 21 Petaluma Blvd. N, Petaluma .Doors Open at 7 p.m. Limited Seating. 18 & over $15
Sept 9th, Thursday- Deluxe Buckets The Bands: Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, Sex and Machines, Hobo Gobblins and West End Favorite Deluxe Buckets. Deluxe Buckets, those debonair devils in plaid, features the West End’s own Kelly “KC” Cowan, Dan “Detroit” Murphy, “Sexy” Dan Krause, Cliff “eekins” Hill. Location: New College aka The Arlene Francis Center aka. The Film and Art Collective 99 Sixth St. Music starts at 8 p.m. $7 More info on facebook
September 10th, Friday– Carnival of Chaos– A highly visual, verbal & physical comedy show in a cabaret like setting, with ‘The Mark & Dre Show’ + special guests. An evening of strange comedy, insane juggling, sardonic magic, musical parody and dangerous stunts! Location: The Arlene Francis Center (AKA New College) 99 Sixth St. in Railroad Square $10-$20 Doors open @ 7pm for drinks and music, then 8pm show. Carnival of Chaos
September 24th, Friday– St. Peterbilt. How romantical! Picture you and your honey overlooking the beautiful vineyards of Alexander Valley, enjoying a picnic dinner with a delicious Hanna wine, and dancin to the double clutchin-ist, cop dodgin-ist, jack knifein-ist trucker band in this fine county! Don’t miss St. Peterbilt , with West End’s Justin Barr on guitar,performing at the last KRUSH Hanna Winery Concert. It’s guaranteed fun in a beautiful setting. Location: Hanna Winery Music starts at 6pm. Free.
September 24th, Friday- CHOPS – The unveiling of Locust-Motive an evening of innovative art. Start off the Handcar Regatta Weekend by being one of the first to view the teen-designed and fabricated handcar. View other contraptions by Krank-Boom-Clank, Arn Anderson and Whiskey Drunk Cycles . Music and food. Location: Chop’s Teen Club corner of W. 6th & Adams. 5 to 7 p.m. Veil falls at 5:30- Don’t miss it!
September 25th, Saturday- Earle Fest– A celebration of Americana Music Bands: Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women, James McMurtry, The Belleville Outfit, St. Peterbilt & more! Outdoor open seating. Beach chairs, lawn chairs and blankets welcome. Food and beverages for sale on site. No coolers, pets or carry-in alcohol. Location: Earle Baum Center 4539 Occidental Rd. Noon to 7 p.m. $20 advance, $25 at gate. (under 10 free) More info Click Here!
September 30th, Thursday- Miss Kitty & the Big Dogs Jump, Swing & Blues. Excellent vocals and musicians including the West End’s own Tim Sarter. Miss Kitty will have everyone dancing. Location: Aubergine after Dark 755 Petaluma Blvd, Sebastopol. Show at 8 p.m. Beginner swing dance class at 6:30
If you are a West End Artist or Performer… Don’t be shy! We want to brag about you too. Send your performance/show dates to Lea Barron-Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org
The West End Calendar has a full listing of events, West End Artists and performer dates, meetings and other dates of neighborhood interest.