Friday the 13th!

You’re not superstitious, are you? How could it possibly be a bad night when there are TWO great reasons to come out to the Torch Club. It’s our 12th Anniversary celebration and John Nemeth is back! Come in for the no cover, happy hour, anniversary celebration with Pailer and Fratis, stay for the 9:00 show with John Nemeth, one of the hottest young performers in northern California.

Bonnie Bishop is here tonight!

All the way from Nashville, Bonnie Bishop takes the Torch Club stage tonight. Currently working on an album slated for release this fall, Bonnie’s sound has evolved from her Americana and Texas music roots to incorporate driving rock rhythms on her guitar and piano. A prolific songwriter whose compositions come from the heart and her personal experience, Bonnie is a great addition to the Torch Club calendar. Get your weekend off to the best possible start by coming out to bask in her talent and support her tour.

Lew Fratis Trio

Get your music week off to a great start with a long-time Torch Club regular. Lew Fratis brings his trio tonight for your listening pleasure. Joining Lew will be Joe Lev on bass and Jimmy Bagshaw on the skins. Why not also stop in early and catch Bill Mylar at happy hour?

Coffis Brothers to wrap up the weekend.

Come on out for a great Sunday night at the Torch Club for some young rock n rollers from Santa Cruz, The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men.


Get yourself a big blender and pour in some rockabilly, country and rock and what comes together is Dixon’s hot band, Jenny Lynne & Her Real Gone Daddies. It’s Saturday night in Sacramento and where else should you be but the World Famous Torch Club!

Cole Fonseca returns tonight!

If you don’t know Cole Fonseca’s story and you just show up to see him, it’s a memorable enough experience. But if you know he survived a horrendous auto accident (he was not driving) and see how he has fought his way back to be an outstanding musician and performer, it’s almost unimaginable. You don’t want to miss this show, he doesn’t come around to this area too often. You’ll witness intensity and power that is just not all that common. The last time I saw him, he was singing and blowing harp with one hand permanently tucked into his pocket. Recently I heard he was playing guitar again.

Sioux City Kid is here tonight!

Wow, the week is just flying by. Time to get the weekend started as Sioux City Kid visits from San Francisco. Their myspace page identifies their genre as¬†Americana / Indie / Rock. One of the tunes I heard was reminiscent of the sound track of a film about the old west. Now that’s Americana I can relate to.¬†Downbeat at 9:00.

It’s Howell Devine for your Wednesday night!

The Howell Devine trio is back again tonight. Do you enjoy down home blues? How about some raw slide guitar and a hot rhythm section playing the sounds of the old south? Throw in a little harp and you’ve got something that will really get you going. Howell Devine is not just your run-of-the-mill bar band. If you missed them last time, here’s your chance to make up for it! It will ease you on into the second half of your week with a smile.

Dippin’ Sauce tonight!

What? Tuesday too soon to start the weekend? Are you kidding me? The weather is beautiful, sunset is later, who even thinks about what day it is? It’s about having a good time and these electrifying practitioners of the blues are just what you need to move your week along. Torch Club regulars Dippin’ Sauce light up the stage tonight! With the lowest cover of the week, you have enough for an extra drink! Please do so responsibly (and you know what I’m sayin’).

Two great shows today!

Happy Sunday, everyone. There’s no reason to be moping around just because tomorrow is Monday. The sun is shining and the Torch Club has two of the most popular of our regular acts! Before Johnny Guitar Knox takes the stage at 8:00, there’s a great no cover happy hour with Aaron King and friends from 4-7:00. Come on out and get your fill of comfort food for the ears before you face the new work week.