Jan. 18: Sean Hayes at Hopmonk Sebastopol


When it comes to that lazy, loping, drunk-style drumming, it’s hard to beat Sean Hayes’ “When We Fall In.” A combination of folk guitar, doo-wop-style call-and-response and Hayes’ own elegant tenor voice, the song is a standout on Hayes’ 2010 album Run Wolves Run, and showcases everything that’s right with this Bay Area tunesmith who once played Jesus in a film. (These are beardy times, and half the fun of seeing Hayes live is guessing how out of control his facial hair may be at any given time.) Hayes plays this week with locals Trebuchet—who are set to release their (excellent) second album—on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Hopmonk Sebastopol. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 8:30pm. $22—$26. 707.829.7300.