September 30, 2009


Old Western Saloon
Saturday, October 3 - Crosscut Blues band,
Sunday, October 4 - Little Sister

Station House Cafe
Sunday, October 4 - The Big Tamborski jazz & blues trio -

Smiley's Schooner Saloon
Thursday, October 1 - JAYBIRD
Friday, October 2 - Jug Dealers
Saturday, October 3 - Tom Finch Band
Monday, October 5 - Hip Hop/Spin

Point Reyes Dance Palace
Saturday, October 3 - Performing Arts Series: Shanghai Quartet
performing Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Debussy and Penderecki, and selections from China Songs. / 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 4 - 3rd Annual Point Reyes Green Home Tour / 12:30 - 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 4 - Point Reyes Books presents: Edward Espe Brown, author of The Complete Tassajara Cookbook: Recipes, Techniques, and Reflections from the Famed Zen Kitchen and The Tassajara Bread Book, is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest and an accomplished chef who helped found Greens Restaurant with Deborah Madison. In 2007, Edward appeared in How to Cook Your Life, a critically acclaimed feature-length documentary / 1-3 p.m., Free

Phoenix Theatre, Petaluma
Friday, October 2 - Importaletum, Thought Vomit, Decour the Masses, Entangled
Saturday, October 3 - ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, Movie showing

McNear's Mystic, Petaluma
Friday, October 2 - Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women, Eliza Gilkyson
Saturday, October 3 - Montrose, Lovplanet
Tuesday, October 6 - Dark Star Orchestra

Rancho Nicasio
Friday, October 2 - The Legendary Billy Joe Shaver

19 Broadway, Fairfax
Thursday, October 1 - Eric Levy's Love Lounge
Friday, October 2 - First Friday - reggae / dancehall
Saturday, October 3 - Publish The Quest
Sunday, October 4 - 19 Broadway Swing Band / 6 p.m.

142 Throckmorton
Wednesday, September 30 - Gonzalo Bergara Quartet: Django Reinhardt-inspired Jazz / 8 p.m.
Thursday, October 1 - A Promis Kept: Celebration of Jim McPherson / 8 p.m.
Friday, October 2 - The EDLOS, a cappella broadway
Saturday, October 3 - Will Durst, Michael Bossier and Debi Durst opening the evening
Sunday, October 4 - Scientist Turned Comedian, Tim Lee

September 28, 2009

Poet, musician, activist and author Gil Scott-Heron is heading to the Bay Area this weekend, with a live appearance at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. (Goldenvoice presents: Gil Scott-Heron with Ise Lyfe and Orgone)

Herron calls himself a "piano player from Tennessee," but his discography and background speak volumes more than that. His work has defined two, arguably three generations of soul, jazz and hip hop.

Perhaps his most famous piece, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," anticipated the implosion and subsequent decay of the 60's cultural revolution, planting the man and his work in the cannon of high school curricula nationwide. Today's political and social turmoil is fertile soil for Herron's message, he might tell you that little has changed over the last 50 years.

He's been out of touch for decades, but is still plugging away. His latest book, The Last Holiday, covers Stevie Wonder's 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a national holiday. And rumor has it that Herron also has new material on the way...

Joining Herron on stage is the Los Angeles based funk and soul outfit, Oregon (Ubiquity Records). The band may need a little more polish, but one of the band's horn players and Bay Area native Joel Bowers (second from the left) is worth a closer look here. I studied music with him during college... He probably knows every one of Stan Getz's solos by heart and can role with the grimiest. We parsed out the dizzying patchworks of horn legends like Eddie Harris and Sunny Stitt, while digging into some DJ Logic or the Meters.

Bowers has been involved in some very cool projects, working with Big Daddy Kane, Connie Prince and the Keystones, or this older so-cal-based outfit, the GreasyBeats. So I'm stoked to see him pushing ahead with OREGON. Check 'em out this weekend!

September 25, 2009

Bo Bay Today, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009

- by Jon Moore

Traffic on Wharf Road
It’s seven-thirty
Me, early poet
Hell, I don’t know it

Cormorants fly by
Dive and disappear
‘neath Fall foggy skies
Snatch chow

Beaches barren
Save one lone gull
On Stinson spit
And there ain’t no swell

Overhead a rumble
Airplanes they fall fast
Keep an ear, cuz it ain’t clear
Fog’s still in, but it won’t last

A new cormorant sits
The lone gull flits
All wings stretch wide
Then launch into a lofty ride

Right here today on the Bo Bay

September 23, 2009

Drive Time!

Let's see here: Wednesday again?
- iphones
- bordertown gunfights
- malaria
- war
- healthcare
- recession
- pollution and climate change
- over crowding...

We know. That's why we're here. Remember? If not for the local emergency information, locally produced programs — then just for the fun of it!

Only four days remain of KWMR's pledge Fall fund drive. We've heard from 256 dedicated supporter, who've plopped down some $19,000 since our kick-off last week.

But we still have room in the hat: help keep local radio healthy. If you haven't called in your donation yet, do it this morning! (415) 663 - 8273, or pledge online at OR, better yet, check the All Day Music team for a little breakfast, broadcasting live from the Stinson Beach Market, 8 - 10 a.m. Wednesday ONLY

September 22, 2009


Old Western Saloon
Friday, September 25 - Seraphin
Saturday, September 26 - Jake Mackey and the Muddy Suns

Point Reyes Dance Palace
Friday, September 25 - Nick Tipon presents Sacred Sites: Preserving Native American Cultural Resources in Marin and Sonoma. Illuminating Landscape: Inquiries into Land, History, and Culture
Saturday, September 26 - Kate Moody: improvised and composed piano music with guided meditation
Sunday, September 27 - Kitka Vocal Ensemble

Phoenix Theater, Petaluma
Friday, September 25 - Subtones, CD RELEASE PARTY: w/ Body or Brain, Parade Route, Rumblefish
Saturday, September 26 - Burn the Ruin, Assemble the Skyline, and Archaic Smile, Keep it Simple
Sunday, September 27 - Pepper, Iration, IllScarlett

Rancho Nicasio
Friday, September 25 - Ed Early Band
Saturday, September 26 - Rancho Allstars w/ Annie Sampson
Sunday, September 27 - California Honeydrops

142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley
Thursday, September 24 - Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
Friday, September 25 - Maria Muldaur CD RELEASE PARTY: Garden of Joy Jug Band
Saturday, September 26 - Taylor Negron Performs the Unbearable Lightness of Being: w/ spoken word and original music

McNear's Mystic, Petaluma
Friday, September 25 - My Suicide, a film by David Lee Miller
Saturday, September 26 - Lost Boys 21 Grams
Sunday, September 27 - Average White Band, DJ Harry D

19 Broadway, Fairfax
Thursday, September 24 - 5 Minute Orgy & Friends
Friday, September 25 - The Mother Hips
Saturday, September 26 - Stymie & The Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra

September 20, 2009

September 18, 2009

Bo Bay Today, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009

- by Jon Moore

Gurgling ocean
Channel swirl
Gull on rock
Is it a girl?

How does one tell
Early morn in the cool
Wrapping this small town
Time to go to gull school

While in this near instant
Feeling the earth turn
Over the ridge top
Seething that sun burn

Blasting shots of glare
Jettison off the channel
Blinding (don’t look at it)
Binding like pajama flannel

Missy gull still sits preening
While toasty at the coasty rises
Skies soft blue, for me and you
Welcome KWMR’s Fall Pledge

Right here today, on the Bo Bay

September 16, 2009

It's time to support our local radio station KWMR! You're invited to join the All Day Music crew as we once again kick off the fall pledge drive with delectable omelets at Toby's Feed Barn in Point Reyes. Come hang out tomorrow morning Wednesday, September 16, from 8-10 a.m. (omelets'll be ready around 8:45, but we'd love to take your pledge anytime between 8 and 10 this morning!). This year marks both the tenth anniversary of our show and of the radio station, and we'd love to hear from you! Tune in Wednesday, and consider giving a call at (415) 663-8273 or dropping by to help KWMR during pledge week. Thanks for playing...

September 15, 2009


The Old Western Saloon
Friday, September 18 - Friends of the River$
Saturday, September 19 - Scallywags

Point Reyes Dance Palace
Friday, September 18 - West Marin Dance Party goes Hip Hop: For grades 6, 7, and 8. Featuring a professional disc jockey from Portable Party Crew-West plus Hip Hop instructors / 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 20 - Sixth Annual Dance Palace Duck Derby: White House Pool / 11 a.m.
Tuesday, September 22 - A Celebration of our National Parks: Join NPS staff, the Point Reyes National Seashore Association and filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto as we preview their work in progress, Moments in Time. The documentary profiles the people and events that led to the creation of the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. We will see a 16-minute clip on the creation of the PRNS and also clips from Ken Burns’ upcoming 6-part series on our national parks: The National Parks: America’s Best Idea / 7: 30 p.m.

Smiley's Schooner Saloon
Wednesday, September 16 - LARRY’S KARAOKE
Thursday, September 17 - FOUR SHILLINGS SHORT / Ladies Night
Friday, September 18 - THE THUGS
Saturday, September 19 - MUSHROOMS
Sunday, September 20 - OPEN MIC New Moon Players
Monday, September 21 - SUCKER FREE

McNear's Mystic, Petaluma
Wednesday, September 16 -
Sashamon, the Holdup
Thursday, September 17 - Citizen Cope
Friday, September 18 - Marshall Tucker Band, Alameda Allstars
Saturday, September 19 - Jerry Heff Walker, Django Walker
Sunday, September 20 - Blues Traveler, Points North

Peri's Fairfax
Wednesday, September 16 - High Rhythm Hustlers
Thursday, September 17 - Rahman's Songwriters
Friday, September 18 - Breakin Bread
Saturday, September 19 - Culann's Hounds
Sunday, September 20 - Andre and Friends

19 Broadway, Fairfax
Thursday, September 17 - Rock Night: Wiskey Thieves
Friday, September 18 - Pride and Joy
Saturday, September 19 - St. Crox Raggae Army
Sunday, September 20 - Lonestar Retrobates, Hip Hop open mic w/ DJ Daymitreeus

142 Thockmorton, Mill Valley
Wednesday, September 16 - Mark Atkinson Trio
Thursday, September 17 - Health Now Forum Real and Vocal String Quartet
Sunday, September 20 - Scott Amendola Trio

Rancho Nicasio
Friday, September 18 - Unauthorized Rolling Stones
Sunday, September 20 - 85s and Petty Theft


September 9, 2009


Point Reyes Dance Palace
Friday, September 11 - Mexican Independence Day Celebration with Los Compas: salsa and cumbia from San Francisco. Mexican food on sale 7 p.m., music 8-10 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13 - Locavore, Locavolt & Localand: From dependence on fossil fuels to a local food, local energy, and local farm future. Co-sponsored by Point Reyes Books and Transition West Marin / 1 p.m. For info call 663-1158 or visit

The Old Western Saloon
Friday, September 11 - Raya Nova
Saturday, Septeber 12 - Duke and the Boys

Smiley's Schooner Saloon
Thursday, September 10 - ENDLESS NEST & INDIAN SUMMER Friday, September 11 - HONEY DUST
Saturday, Septeber 12 - Jeb Brady Band
Sunday, September 13 - Open mic with Diana Monday, September 14 - Sucker Free

Rancho Nicasio Friday, September 11 - Buddy Owen Band / 8 p.m.
Saturday, Septeber 12 - Volker Strifler Band
Sunday, September 13 - Buckwheat Zydeco / 4 p.m.

Toby's Feedbarn, Point Reyes Station
Friday and Saturday, Sept., 11 and 12 - Jesse Denatale and Brian Fitzpatrick

19 Broadway, Fairfax Thursday, September 10 - Moustache Harbor (70's Hits) feat. Members of Tainted Love
Friday, September 11 - American Drag & Special Guests
Saturday, Septeber 12 - The Unauthorized Rolling Stones
Sunday, September 13 - Second Sunday Jazz Series

Phoenix Theater, Petaluma
Friday, September 11 - Snood, The Push, Rex Per Diem, Funky Junkies / 8 p.m., all ages
Saturday, September 12 - Reel Big Fish, Suburban Legends, One Pin Short

Peri's, Fairfax
Thursday, September 10 - Golddiggers
Friday, September 11 - Sweetie Pie and the Doughboys Saturday, Septeber 12 - Rusty Evans and Ring of Fire
Sunday, September 13 - Sexy Sunday

142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley
Wednesday, September 9 - Dr. Elmo and wild Blue: CD Release Concert / 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 10 - Peppino D'Agostino: Composer and Arranger, with Daniel and Anthony Lavezzo / 8 p.m.
Friday, September 11 - Noah Griffin does Broadway / 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 12 - Scaring the Children: Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman, Jay Lane with Jackie Greene / 6:45 p.m.
Sunday, September 13 - Brian Gore and Susan Z

September 3, 2009

Bo Bay Today

- Jon Moore

Bo town is alive

With folks from far and wide
Coastal ridge
Rising sun
Nifty hamlet for anyone

Josh offers a beer
Walking down the road
Pete’s working the kiosk
From Smiley’s humble abode

Here at the beach
Oh, so calm and true
Simple morning pleasures
As pelicans soar through

Ever notice diesel exhaust?
A truck just turned around
Roaring and a spewing
Blackened air floats to the ground

Bo town

Right here today on the Bo Bay

September 2, 2009


The Old Western Saloon
Friday, September 4 - Buddy Owens Band / 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 5 - Lumination / 9 p.m.

Point Reyes Dance Palace
Thursday, September 3 - Bread and Roses free concerts / 1:15 p.m.
Saturday, September 5 - Darol Anger's Monster String Quartet: featuring Brittany and Natalie Haas, Lauren Rioux / 8 p.m.
Sunday and Monday, September 6, 7 - The Great Dance Palace Rummage Sale: clothes, books, household items, furniture, rugs, toys, and more—on sale to benefit the Dance Palace. Please: no mattresses, futons, unassembled furniture, large appliances, electronic or electric items that do not work, rusty bikes or bike parts, televisions, or computer items. On Monday, all items are half-price at 2 p.m. and free at 3 p.m.

Station House Cafe
Sunday, September 6 - Paul Knight & Friends

Bolinas Community Center
Monday, September 7 - LABOR DAY CELEBRATION: BBQ, Silent Auction; Local Bands include Dub Squad, Mushrooms, Just Friends, BoBo Tempo, This Old Earthquake, The Original Neutrinos and El Mariachi Loco. Free shuttle and parking at Mesa Park. We welcome your auction items and support for the centers most important fundraiser – Call 868-2128 to contribute.

Smiley's Schooner Saloon
Wednesday, September 2 - LARRY’S KARAOKE
Thursday, September 3 - ALL MY PRETTY ONES
Friday, September 4 - JIMBO TROUT & THE FISH PEOPLE
Monday, September 7 - SUCKER FREE

William Tell House
Sunday, September 6 - Founder's Day BBQ with Hillside Fire / 1 p.m.

Rancho Nicasio
Friday, September 4 - Ron Thompson / 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 6 - Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings, with Jeffrey Halford / 4 p.m.
Monday, September 7 - Marcia Ball / 4 p.m.

Phoenix Theatre, Petaluma
Friday, September 4 - Deerhoof, Death sentance: Panda, PG13
Saturday, September 5 - Section M & the Sonoma County Musician's Alliance present: NOSTALGIA FEST (for sad old geezers) 2009: Kid Dynamo, Ground Round, Caffeine, Blindspot, The Invalids, Schoolbox, Mickey & the Bigmouths, Twine, Milkfat, The Catnps

McNear's Mystic Theatre, Petaluma
Saturday, September 5 - Israel Vibration, Giant Panda, Guerilla Dub Squad

142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley
Thursday, September 3 - Marin Youth Performers: Pre-Audition Meeting for Sound of Music / 5 - 6 p.m.
Friday, September 4 - Jane Austen Unscripted: An improvised play Directed by Dan O'Connor & Paul Rogan, Associate Director Brian Lohmann / 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 6 - Dan Hicks Legacy Show: Dan Hicks & his Bayside Jazz Band / 3-6 p.m.

19 Broadway, Fairfax
Thursday, September 3 - Next
Friday, September 4 - First Friday, Reggae/Dancehall
Saturday, September 5 - Richie Spice and Spanner Banner