Dec. 15 & 16: American Music in Napa & Sebastopol


  • Dan Pulcrano
  • Phil Alvin

There’s no one like the Blasters. Formed by brothers Phil and Dave Alvin in Los Angeles circa 1979, the high-energy rock and roll outfit was influenced by bluesmen like T-Bone Walker, came up with ’80s punk icons like Black Flag and gave career jump-starts to country rockers like Dwight Yoakam. Whether sweating it out at cramped honky-tonk bars or lighting up stages at swanky dance halls, the Blasters still walk a hard line and pump out catchy rockabilly blues. This week, they make two pit stops in the North Bay, playing at 8pm on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at City Winery in Napa (1030 Main St.; $20–$25; 707.260.1600) and at 7:30pm on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at HopMonk Tavern in Sebastopol (230 Petaluma Ave.; $20; 707.829.7300).

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