Dixieland outfit Earles of Newtown
is a nine-piece band whose members dress to the nines for their raucous, New Orleans–inspired performances that blend blazing horns, bluegrass banjos and dueling vocal melodies. Hailing from the hills of Nevada City, the Earles have become staples at festivals and concert halls around the Bay Area and Northern California, opening for the likes of Dr. John and the March Fourth Marching Band and headlining shows in San Francisco on a regular basis. This week, the Earles bring their Southern style and distinct jazz sounds back to the North Bay, inviting the chain-stomping local folk rockers the Crux to join them on Friday, May 27, at HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 8pm. $12. 707.829.7300.