Gun Bun Summer

Sonoma winery's concert season amps up

Set in the hills of Sonoma, Gundlach Bundschu Winery has established itself as a refreshingly intimate gathering space for an eclectic array of veteran and up-and-coming indie bands and performers from the Bay Area and beyond. This summer, Gun Bun has several concerts worth checking out.

This weekend, Chicago instrumental rock band Tortoise (pictured) make their way to the winery’s redwood barn for a show in support of their seventh album (and first in seven years), The Catastrophist, released in January. The band surprised fans by adding lyrics, sung by guest vocalists, to their instrumental compositions.

Gun Bun hosts its annual Huichica Music Festival featuring two days of music, food trucks, beer and wine on June 10–11. Headlining the festival are Los Angeles psychedelic rockers Mystic Braves and popular party troupe Dengue Fever.

Other Huichica acts include co-organizer Eric D Johnson’s newly reformed rock band Fruit Bats, San Francisco favorites like Kelley Stoltz and Vetiver, and old-school outfits like Arizona roots-rock band Giant Sand and New York electronica act Silver Apples.

Later this summer, Gun Bun will bring back East Coast dream-pop ensemble Real Estate and welcomes resonant Los Angeles songwriter Julia Holter.

Tortoise perform on Saturday,
April 30, at Gundlach Bundschu Winery,
2000 Denmark St., Sonoma. 8pm. $35–$40.

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