July 31: Dr. Abacus at Smiley’s Saloon

Described as “animated sounds for cartoons that never happened,” the wild, unpredictable jazz of Dr. Abacus comes to Smiley’s Saloon for a night of crazy sounds and zany antics. The five members of Dr. Abacus don festive costumes, wield a cacophony of horns and percussion and blare a loony blend of hyperactive music and imaginative compositions—look no further than their old-timey “Banana Peel Two Step” to hear the wildness. Their live shows never fail to “animate” audiences.

Dr. Abacus plays on Thursday, July 31, at Smiley’s Saloon, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas, 8pm. Free. 415.868.1311.