April 17-18: Canja Rave at the Toad in the Hole and the Last Record Store

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Canja Rave are often referred to as the White Stripes of Brazil, and not without reason. Singer-guitarist Chris Kochenborger and his musical and romantic interest, drummer Paula Nozzari, whip up an unapologetically loud, bombastic sound that’s more Detroit beat than tropical heat. But if Kochenborger’s guitar solos on songs like “Xerife de Xangri-lá” sound eerily similar to Jack White songs like “I Smell a Rat,” one need look no further than White Stripes’ producer Jim Diamond, who helmed Canja Rave’s latest album, Badango. On a tour of America partially funded by the Brazilian government’s Ministerio de Cultura, Canja Rave has finally been getting some overdue stateside attention after a head-turning set a SXSW earlier this year. They return to Santa Rosa for two separate shows with locals HugeLarge this weekend on Saturday, April 17, at the Toad in the Hole (116 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 9:30pm; $5; 707.544.8623) and Sunday, April 18, at the Last Record Store (1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 2pm; Free; 707.525.1963).Gabe Meline



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