May 27, 2009

Bo Bay Today, Wed. May 27 - 8 a.m.

- by Jon Moore

First thought is always best
Here at Wharf Road end
Up at dawn
After a yawn
Hear Jane’s echo around the bend

Sun is up and piercing
Each hair on my face
Feel’s great
Make no mistake
Feels like I drew an ace

Softly rippling
Channel lapping
Folks in banter
One-hand clapping

There is one gull
Up on a rock
Scopes each move
Like the sweep hand of a clock

Jumping quickly
Makes the wall
Here come more
To a wall free-for-all

Right Here Today, on the BoBay

Love-music is hard to come by...

... don't miss yours.

May 26, 2009


Rancho Nicasio
Friday, May 29 - Rancho Allstars featuring Takezo / 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 30
- Tom Rigney & Flambeau Cajun Orkestra / 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 31
- Mike Lipskin and Dinah Lee / 5 p.m.

142 Throckmornton, Mill Valley
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: The Music Man, Marin Youth Performers

Phoenix Theater, Petaluma
Friday, May 29 - Toast Machine, GimCrackery Summit, Noise Boys
Saturday, May 30
- Andre Nickatina, AP9, Nocturnal Hustlas

19 Broadway, Fairfax
Wednesday, May 27 - High Fidels
Thursday, May 28
- Lucky Otis
Friday, May 29
- Reggae Angels
Saturday, May 30
- Korty & Friends with Peak Season
Sunday, May 31
- Amy Serrata

McNear’s Mystic Theatre
Friday, May 29 - Wake the Dead, Elders / 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 30
- AC D/She, Jekyl / 8:00 p.m.

Smiley’s Schooner Saloon
Thursday, May 28 - Emma Lee / 8 to 11 p.m.
Friday, May. 29
- DGIIN / 9 to 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 30
- STEPHANIE KEYS BAND / 9 to 1 p.m.
Sunday, May 31
- OPEN MIC with the PINKS / 8 to 12 midnight
Monday, May 1
- spin, reggae, SUCKER FREE / 8 to 12 midnight

Old Western Saloon
Friday, May 29 - Big / Yard / reggae
Saturday, May 30
- Third Rail

May 20, 2009


1. Is this Love, Bob Marley – Kaya (Tuff Gong)
2. Guiro Electric, Thievery Corporation – DJ Kicks (K7)

3. Fin justifie les moyens, MC Solaar – Prose Combat (Cohiba)

4. Tears of A Clown, English Beat – Beat This: The Best of…(Rhino/Wea)

5. It Could Be Sweet, Portishead – Dummy (London)

6. Come and Go, Les Savy Fav – Let’s Stay Friends (French Kiss)

7. Malaria Codes, Octopus Project – One Ten Hundred Thousand Million (Peek-A-Boo)

8. It’s For You, Outhud – Let Us Never Speak of It Again (Kranky)

9. Smash A Kangaroo, Diplo – Decent Work for Decent Pay (Big Dada)

10. Where It’s At, Beck – Odelay (Geffen)

11. Amour du sol, Yelle – Pop-up (Caroline)

12. Sweater Song, Weezer – Weezer “Blue Album” (Geffen)

13. Eau d’Bedroom Dancing, Le Tigre (Mr. Lady Records)

14. Games, Biz Markie – Weekend Warrior (Tommy Boy)

15. Goin’ Down South, Lyrics Born – A Bothered Mind (Fat Possum)

16. Hoverin’, The Amps – Pacer (Elecktra/Wea)

17. Carey, Joni Mitchell – Blue (Warner Brothers/Wea)

18. What’s Golden, Jurassic 5 – Power in Numbers (Interscope)
19. Scorcher – The Daughter Dem Irie, Barryington Levy – Englishman (Greensleeves)
20. Je veux te voir, Yelle – Pop-up (Caroline)

... and this week’s Guilty Pleasure is ...


Rancho Nicasio
Friday, May 22 - Country Legend, The Carlene Carter Band
Sunday, May 24 - BBQ ON THE LAWN - The Blues Broads featuring: Tracy Nelson, Dorothy Morrison, Carlene Carter, Annie Sampson, and Angela Strehli, Dave Gonzalez's Stone River Boys
Monday, May 25 - BBQs ON THE LAWN: Flatlanders

142 Throckmornton, Mill Valley
Thursday, May 21 - An Evening with Charlie Hunter / 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 22 - Representative / 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 26 - Mark Pitta & Friends / 8:00 p.m.

Phoenix Theater, Petaluma
Thursday, May 21 - Goodriddler, Batman vs. Predator, The Girl with Violent Arms, Cave / 8 p.m., All ages
Friday, May 22 - Body or Brain, Serf and James, Decent Criminal, heytherelittleone / 8 p.m., All ages
Saturday, May 23 - DARFUR BENEFIT: End Death with Death Metal - Importaletum, Sentinel Beast, Black Diamond, and more / 8 p.m., All ages

19 Broadway, Fairfax
Wednesday, May 20 - Buddy Owen, Amelie Kindler
Thursday, May 21 - BODY ROCK (funk, breaks, & afrobeat)
Friday, May 22 - Pride & Joy
Saturday, May. 23 - CALMODEE
Sunday, May 24 - Dori & Dave

Bolinas Community Center
Saturday, May 23 - ‘Maybelle’ and ‘Paper Leaves,’ (Folk, Rock)
Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) - Bo Community Center benefit: Bobo Tempo, BBQ in the Plaza / Noonish

McNear’s Mystic Theatre
Saturday, May 23 - "Forever Young" 3rd annual Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute: Crooked Roads PLUS: Emily Jane White, Pine Box Boys, Courtney Janes, Jerry Hannan, Z-Trane Band, Warehouse Eyes, Clay Hawkins / 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 29 - Wake the Dead (Celtic "Dead" Jam) / 9:00 p.m.

Smiley’s Schooner Saloon
Thursday, May 21 - Planet Loop / 8 to 11 p.m.
Friday, May. 22 - classic easy rock with JUST FRIENDS / 9 to 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 23 - Celtic Ska with MAD MAGGIES / 9 to 1 p.m.
Sunday, May 24 - OPEN MIC with New Moon Players / 8 to 12 midnight
Monday, May 25 - spin, reggae, SUCKER FREE / 8 to 12 midnight

Old Western Saloon
Friday, May 22 - Joe Valley Band
Saturday, May 23 - Sacred Profanities
Sunday, May 24 - Dennis Mc Gee acoustic / 2:00 p.m.

May 15, 2009

Get Your Leather On

Yeah Yeah Yeah's, newest installment, “It's Blitz” has been tearin' up the program for the last few weeks. If you missed it, or are otherwise not convinced, check out their hotness for yourself in this video (featuring San Francisco’s legendary Filmore auditorium. Cuz, Hey – we all need a little NYC-in-the-summer-time, sometimes.

As for the rest of it all, Here’s this weeks hot list:
1. Cross Country - Archie Whitewater (Cadet Records
2. Janitizo, Don Julian - Soundtrack: Savage (Southbound)
3. 90% of Me is You, Given McCrae (Cat Records) -
4. We Must Be in Love, Five Star Steps - First Family of Soul Best of... (Buddha)
5. Love From the Sun, Roy Ayers - Ubiquity (Verve)
6. Organ Donor, Endtroducing - DJ Shadow (MoWax)
7. Let the Dollar Circulate, Billy Paul -When Love is New (Legacy)
8. Sign of the Times, Bob James - Sign of the Times (Koch)

9. The Truth, Handsome Boy Modeling School - So..How’s Your Girl? (Elektra)
10. Starstruck, Santogold - Santogold (Downtown)
11. Dawn of the Dead, Does it Offend You Yeah? - You Have No Idea Almost Gold
12. Bet You Look Good on the Dance floor, Artic Monkeys - People Say (Domino)
13. Dance Floor I Am, I’m Not
14. Dragon Queen, Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It’s Blitz (Interscope)
15. Transformer, Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere (Downtown)
16. Don’t Change, Lyrics Born - Everywhere at Once (Anti)
17. Welcome to Jamrock, Damian Marley - Welcome to Jamrock (UNVD Labels)
18. Throwback, Biz Markie - Weekend Warrior (Tommy Boy)
19. Getting High, Ian Brown - Greatest Hits (Interscope)

20. Polyphase, Aaron Broomfield - check the crazy lights they had back then!

21. Act like you know, Fat Larry’s Band - funkclassicmaster
22. I Want To Spend My Life With You, Goldie Alexander - funkclassicmaster
Young, Willing and Able, Minnie Riperton -
24. Pleasure For Your Treasure, First Touch -
25. Bad Girls, Donna Summer - The Journey / The Very Best Of...

26. The Girls, Calvin Harris - I Created Disco

And, this week’s Guilty Pleasures are...
1. Those Shoes Long Run, Eagles - Asylum
2. Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’,
Journey - Greatest Hits... (Sony)

May 14, 2009

Bo Bay Today, Wed. May 13, 2009, 8AM

- Jon Moore

Warm air
Wafts in
Cool is aware
It’s time will end

By noon
Or less
The Cool
Will undress

And in it’s shoes
Won’t be feet
No singing the blues
In there will be heat

Late spring
In BoBo time
Blue skies sing
In striated rhyme

Feel skin cook
Heart’s on fire
Springtime looks
You’ll get no higher

Right here today on the Bo Bay

Some day, no more House music...

...But not today.

Part man-part robot, the Juan Maclean has a new album out: I’m not big on disco, but thought that the cover would look good here. And with any luck, “The Future Will Come” (DFA) will rock as hard as MacLean’s 2005 album “Less Than Human.” For now, scoring an Amoeba pick for May (and this trippy video) will have to be enough. Please note their June 6 appearance at Mezzanine in San Francisco.

The Juan Maclean - "One Day"

May 13, 2009


Old Western Saloon
Friday May 15 - Buckaroo J. Bonet
Saturday, May 16 - Whiskey Hill

Smiley's Schooner Saloon and Hotel
Wednesday, May 13 - LARRY'S KARAOKE
Thursday, May 14 - New Band Showcase
Friday, May 15 - Spin, reggae, SUCKER FREE
Saturday, May 16 - to be announced
Sunday, May 17 - OPEN MIC w/New Moon Players
Monday, May 18 - Spin, reggae SUCKER FREE

Mill Valley Dance Hall
Friday, May 15 - Marley's Ghost
Saturday, May 16 - The Edge Jelly Jam

142 Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley
Thursday, May 14 - Jason Reeves and Amber Rubarth, The Vespa Experiment / 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 16 - Why We Sing! Marin Youth Choruses / 2:00 p.m.
- Butch Whacks and the Glass Packs / 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 17 - Throckmorton Chamber Players: Joe Bloom, Patty Farrell, Robert Howard and Helene Zindarsian / 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 19 - Mark Pitta & Friends Stand Up Comedy / 8:00 p.m.

19 Broadway, Fairfax
Wednesday, May 13 - Batrhyme and Buxter Hoot'n
Thursday, May 14 - ScareCrowe (blackcrows cover band)
Friday, May 15 - I Wayne w/ Relic Secure, Luv Fyah & DJ Rebs
Saturday, May 16 - Stu Allen & Friends
Sunday, May 17 - Lone Star Retrobates

Phoenix Theater, Petaluma
Friday, May 15 - Benefit Show: Burn the Ruin, Facing Binary, Surrendered Fire Child, Steady Marstine, and Destroying the Evil (lobby) /
7:30 p.m. All ages
Saturday, May 16 - Jungle Under Kings, Wayward Son, Caddy wampuss - The Jay Walkers / 8 p.m. / All ages

Mystic Theatre, Petaluma
Friday, May 15 - The Devil Makes Three, Hillstomp, Montana Slim String Band / 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 16 - Igor and the Red Elvises, The Pyronauts / 8:00pm
Sunday, May 17 - Cowboy Mouth, Dusty Rhodes and the River Band / 8:00pm

Ranch Nicasio
Friday, May 15 - Petty Theft / 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 16 - The Unauthorized Rolling Stones / 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 17 - The Avett Brothers

Bolinas Community Center
Sunday, May 17 - Where the Sidewalk Ends: A brunch benefit for the Bolinas Children’s Center
Buy Tickets and go!

May 12, 2009

May 10, 2009

Still Ramblin’

Ramblin’ Jack’s a man of our times. I lived near him once, he drives a dark blue F150. My roommate at the time told me that he first befriended Jack during an encounter at the mailbox. Apparently commenting on Highway One traffic, Jack exclaimed, It’s gettin’ to be like New York City around here!

He’s not wrong.

MetaCritic lauded Jack’s new album, A Stranger Here for – once again – touching the universal.

Bo Bay Today, Wednesday, May 6

- Jon Moore

Late to state
Pacific’s plate
Gulls being fed
Falling bread from overhead

Throw it up
Gulls swoop
Chomp mid-air
Easy dupe

Huddle close
By the shore
Shriek ‘n shrill
Crows caw more

Walkin’ doggies
Folks abound
Talk to people
In doggie sounds

Flash ‘n splash
Incoming tide
Take the day for a ride

Right Here Today on the Bo Bay

May 8, 2009

Bring it

Love that Nightmares on Wax can bring better and better jams (like this one – “Bring it” — from his latest album, Thought So...), while keeping his sound well-intact.

May 5, 2009


Point Reyes Dance Palace
Thursday, May 7 - Bread and Roses concert series, senior luncheon: pianist/vocalist Wendy Fitz and bassist Tim Bush (country, blues, and jazz standards) 1:15 p.m. FREE
Saturday, May 9 - George Winston solo piano concert / 8 p.m.

Smiley's Schooner Saloon and Hotel
Wednesday May 6 - LARRY'S KARAOKE
Thursday, May 7 - The Mushrooms
Saturday, May 9 - ANNIE BACON & O'Shen w/Zach Jones
Sun. May 10 - OPEN MIC W/ The Pinks
Monday, May 11 - SUCKER FREE Spin, reggae

19 Broadway, Fairfax
Wednesday, May 6 - Buddy Owen, Diamond Ortiz
Thursday, May 7 - Rock Night, Disfunctional Family and 10 Ton Heavy Thing
Friday, May 8 - Sticks & Stones, Zepparella
Saturday, May 9 - The Meditations, Queen Omega/Yellow Wall Dub Squad & Lloyd Brown
Sunday, May 10 - Second Sunday Jazz Series

Phoenix Theater, Petaluma
Friday, May 8 - Cloverleaf Drive, Waters, Keep It Simple, Nautilus, 7:30 p.m. / All ages
Saturday, May 9 - Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Murs, 7:30 p.m. / all ages

Ranch Nicasio
Friday, May 8 - Volker Strifler Band (Blues) 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 9 - Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet 8:30 p.m.

Mystic Theatre, Petaluma
Friday, May 8 - Tommy Castro Band, The Aces / 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 9 - Poor Man's Whiskey, the Brothers Comatose / 8 p.m.

The Old Western Saloon, Point Reyes Station
Friday, May 8 - St. Peterbilt, 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 9 - Windshield Cowboys, 9 p.m.

Bolinas Community Center - NO EVENTS SCHEDULED

142 Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley

Wednesday, May 6 - Alice Stuart & The Formerlys, A Stateswoman of the Blues / 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 7 - Trout Quintet, New Friends, Left Coast Chamber Ens. / 8 p.m.
Friday, May 8 - Four Stand-Up Dads: Comedy by parents, for parents! / 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 9 - Leon Russell /8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12 - Mark Pitta & Friends Stand Up Comedy / 8 p.m.

May 1, 2009

Bo Bay Today, April 29, 8:12 a.m.

- By Jon Moore

Solace of space
For the human race
Can’t fall from grace
No, not in this place

Feeling sounds
From all around
Squawking finds
Gulls of like minds

Blasting rays
Heat in waves
As faces front
Feel the sizzling brunt

Boat to launch
Bo fisherman
At sea he’ll lunch
Then return again

Off the channel
Mirror sight
In all this space
No brighter light

than right here today on the Bo Bay