After a two-year hiatus, indie alternative rockers the Fruit Bats
are back together and on the road. The band is fronted by Eric D. Johnson, known in the North Bay as one of the founders and organizers of the Huichica Music Festival at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma. Supposedly, the band called it quits back in 2013. But earlier this year, Johnson wrote that, after years of having to add “(Fruit Bats),” in parentheses, after his name in solo performances, he decided to start up the band again with a U.S. tour and upcoming album. Fruit Bats make their way to the North Bay on Friday, Oct. 9, at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark St., Sonoma. 7pm. $28. fruitbatsmusic.com.