Two great shows for your Saturday!

Today, from 4-7 p.m., Neckbone headlines a benefit for the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation. Potluck — bring a dish to share, Raffle, Live music, Dancing. Then at 9:00, Northern California favorite Daniel Castro takes the stage for your extreme pleasure.

The Nibblers are here!

Wait, let me check my phone, is today Friday? Hey, the Nibblers are here and I don’t have to get up for work the next morning! They were great on Sundays, but here’s a real chance to partay! For anyone who used that as an excuse and hasn’t seen them before, they have horns, soulful vocals, abundant energy and have been voted the Best Funk/R&B Band in the 2010 Sammies. What are you waiting for?

Correction! Forever Goldrush tonight!

Thanks for the info from Aaron King, who will be bringing his new pedal steel and, with Harley White Jr., opening tonight for Forever Goldrush! This is a Sacramento band who have been around for 15 years, playing in the country/pop/rock genres. Be sure to get here by 9:00 to catch all the fun.

It’s the Kerri Carr Band!

You say you didn’t get enough partying on Fat Tuesday? Well keep the fun going tonight at the Torch as the Kerri Carr Band takes over the room. This year-old band features the former lead singer of Rowdy Kate and is packed with lots of talented singers  and songwriters. They have already developed quite a following and you should be among them. Yes. You. Now.

Happy Birthday, Sam Myers

(February 19, 1936 – July 17, 2006)   began his career as a drummer for Elmore James.  For nearly two decades he was the featured vocalist for Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets.  Born in Laurel, Mississippi. Myers acquired an interest in music while a schoolboy in Jackson, Mississippi and became skilled enough at playing the trumpet and drums that he received a non-degree scholarship from the American Conservatory School of Music in Chicago. Myers attended school by day and at night frequented the nightclubs of the South Side of Chicago, meeting and sitting in with Jimmy Rogers, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Little Walter, Hound Dog Taylor, Robert Lockwood, Jr., and Elmore James.

Lonesome Locomotive for your Sunday evening.

Currently working hard to release their debut EP, Lonesome Locomotive detours around the Bay Bridge to bring you their sounds from San Francisco tonight. Funkadelic-Cowboy-Folk Grass is how they describe their genre. Not sure what that means? Well as the band likes to say, “We play a lot, come listen.”

It’s a Lovely Saturday!

Karen Lovely plays the world famous Torch Club tonight. The multi- Blues Music Award nominated artist hits the stage with her band and her powerhouse vocals. After bursting onto the scene less than 5 years ago, she has been wowing audiences with a mix of old school and contemporary blues.

It’s Thursday! True Mad North is ready to start the weekend with you.

True Mad North is a northern California band whose lyrics will strike a chord with anyone who responds to catchy or thoughtful (not always found in the same place). Their harmonies are occasionally reminiscent of groups like the Beach Boys (seriously, just listen to the latter part of “Sweetie”). If that doesn’t spark your interest, how about the country-style lyrics in “Glass of Gasoline”. Just don’t bring that spark too close.

Merle Jagger is here tonight, Wednesday

Merle Jagger is a trio from LA, but it’s not a citified, Hollywoodized bunch of celebrities. These guys are from the underground scene and in their case, it’s the kind of fertile ground that’s home to citrus ranches and barnyards. This will be something fresh and not to be missed.


Not sure what to do for Valentine’s Day? Or maybe you have dinner plans, but you’re eating early? The Torch Club is the place to be! How often do you get to see a Top 20 Billboard act in Sactown? These Nashville cats will bring some sounds you may not have heard before, but will be hard to forget.