Mar. 23: The Devil Makes Three at the Phoenix Theater

Pete Bernhard has a good, entrenched history in Sonoma County. While living at a famed Santa Rosa punkhouse, he played at weddings in Occidental and worked for neurotic junk hoarders in Forestville. Bernhard’s time in the area coincided with his band, the Devil Makes Three, just getting off the ground, and we welcome him home whenever he digs his boot heels back into our sand. Of course, it’s more than simple sentimentalism driving DM3’s ever-increasing fan base to rabidity. For every forsaken loner who’s found strength in a folk song, for every crusty punk who’s taken up sewing and dreamed of moving to North Carolina, for every tattooed, whiskey-drinkin’, jalopy-drivin’ iconoclast, there’s a Devil Makes Three song to serve as life’s theme. Be there when Pete, Cooper and Lucia do their thing on Tuesday, March 23, at the Phoenix Theater. 201 E. Washington St., Petaluma. 8pm. $15; all ages. 707.762.3565.Gabe Meline