Thursday, August 14, 2008

BISS 08 13 08 Blue Turtle Seduction @ 12 G's / Papa Grows Funk @ BBR

The full BISS list will be out next week, so check & scroll down to the calendar for all the upcoming shows. Mark your calendar for these features.

Friday night see the 5-member South Tahoe outfit Blue Turtle Seduction at 12 Galaxies. You'll love BTS if you like Americana with an electric guitar infusion. And you know you gotta catch one more show at 12Gs, which closes its doors after five years of bringing live music to the Mission. Then, stop by the Independent for a jambient show by Sound Tribe Sector 9. And then for the late night - Papa Grows Funk! This New Orleans jazz-funk group played the Independent last week, and the city wants them back! They are rolling through for an unplanned show at the Boom Boom Room.

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Upcoming Featured Shows:

Sept. 4th – Sept. 14th - Hornucopia Festival – Multiple Venues, San Francisco

The Hornucopia Festival spans ten days and offers sixteen shows, with more than thirty brassy, horny bands. We are excited to offer the limited, discounted In the Pocket Pass to members of the BISS List. This offer includes tickets to four of the hottest shows in the festival, sure to bring the horns heavy and happening. With one In the Pocket Pass, you get four great shows for the price of three. $45 gets you four kicking shows:
Thurs 9/4 at Amnesia: Ska and Latin beat junkies Franco Nero, Du Uy
Sat 9/6 at the Rickshaw Stop: The Realistic Orchestra with Shotgun Wedding Quintet and The Brass Mafia

Wed 9/10 at the Elbo Room: Soul Crushing bill Lord Loves A Working Man, Soul Captives + Amulettes

Thurs 9/11 at Café du Nord: Latin beat maestros Manicato with Monophonics & Kapakahi Quintet
Get these special passes fast! They won't last. or

Sept. 12th & Sept. 13th - JJ Grey & MoFro – The Independent, San Francisco

Down-home roots, rock and soul artist JJ Grey and his band Mofro are celebrating the release of their new album Orange Blossoms with two live performances in San Francisco on September 12th and 13th at the Independent. Following up on the major success of Country Ghetto, Orange Blossoms is a groove-driven, soulful masterpiece.

With long-time friend and guitarist Daryl Hance, bassist/organist Adam Scone, drummer Anthony Cole, and the Hercules Horns of saxophonist Art Edmaiston and trumpeter Dennis Marion, Grey glides from gospel-tent fervor to Southern-fried rockers to deeply emotional soul. Orange Blossoms gets its juice from JJ's gritty, smoldering vocals and intense, funk-infused guitar and keyboard work. JJ and his band Mofro deliver devastating performances.

Blues Revue says the band plays "irresistible North Florida roots, soul and blues....Joyous, funky grooves and gritty, mesmerizing lyrics."

Relix raves that "Grey and Mofro fuse rock with plenty of soul and groove-heavy blues, and dirty, infectious funk. The deep and introspective lyrics are a breath of fresh air."

And the New York Times says that "Grey is a singer-songwriter [who] celebrates life's most fundamental joys with unforced talent and deep feeling."

This Week's Ticket Giveaways:

To win tickets this week, send us an email address for someone who WANTS to be added to the list. You could win a pair of tickets to any of these shows!

Thurs, 8/14/2008 - WIL BLADES BAND (featuring: JOE COHEN of Jazz Mafia) + Special Guests

@ Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA 9:30PM

Fri, 8/15/2008 - PAPA GROWS FUNK [from NEW ORLEANS]

@ Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA 9:30PM

Sat, 8/16/08 - Hai Karate (members of: Karl Denson, Lyrics Born, ALO, SLY STONE, Brass Mafia +)

@ Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA 9:30PM

Tues, 8/19/2008 - Joe Bagale Presents: Supertaster - Jazz Mafia Tuesdays

(feat. Joe Bagale, Adam Theis, Jon Monahan and Matt Berkeley plus special guests)

@ Bruno's, San Francisco, CA 9:30pm

Fri, 8/22/2008 - Vinyl

@ Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA 9:30PM