Sonny & The Sunsets
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Join Civic Center Commons for the 2018 Commons Block Party on 3rd Thursdays — June 21, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 20, and Oct 18 — from 5 to 9pm at Civic Center Plaza. Enjoy FREE performances by local bands curated by Another Planet Entertainment and food trucks and bar from Off the Grid.
Also part of the 2018 Commons Block Party series is our 1st Sunday event, happening on on Fulton Street from 11am to 3pm on July 1, Aug 5, Sept 2, Oct 7 and Nov 4.
Sonny & the Sunsets are a beautiful West Coast thing. Birthed from the sand, the surf, and twilight campfires down in Ocean Beach, Sonny & the Sunsets’ busted beach-pop songs spark recollections of doo wop’s otherworldly despair, a dose of goofball humor from the Michael Hurley school, and positive possibilities exuded by Jonathan Richman. Helmed by the singer / songwriter, playwright, author & onetime troubadour Sonny Smith, The Sunsets have featured a revolving door lineup that have included Shayde Sartin, Ryan Browne, Kelley Stoltz and Tahlia Harbour. Adopting a range of sounds Smith’s sardonic, laid-back style is interwoven throughout his compelling songwriting and vocals.
Graham LeBron is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and film composer from Oakland, CA.
He became Golden Gram in 1999 upon moving from Texas to California. After explaining to a friend that he’d been made fun of as a kid by being called Golden Grahams, etc, said friend informed him that it was actually an awesome name. Since then, he has worked and played in various musical capacities all over the world .
Putting his music degree from Rice University to work, since 2010, he has composed music for film, commercials and online spots, among his clients are Square, Levi’s, Asana, NearFuture and Ikea. He is represented by Portland music agency, Marmoset. A multi-instrumentalist formerly of Rogue Wave, Port O’Brien and The Album Leaf, he is also an accomplished DJ and recording engineer. In 2013, he scored the independent feature length film, I’m obsessed with you (but you’ve got to leave me alone). The film debuted at the Sonoma Independent Film Festival in April 2014.He is currently at work on several recording projects for his record label, Outer Sound, including the third Golden Gram album. He plays drums with Outer Embassy (members of Daring Ear, Extra Classic) and is a touring member of Easysound Recording Artist, Fruit Bats.