BISS LIST PICKS for SF BAY AREA

BISS 1.27.11 - Moe. / Great American Taxi / ALO / Robert Randolph / George Clinton / Eric McFadden


How awesome it is to live in the SF Bay Area?! This week is yet another perfect example. As Sunny says, "Seat belts ON!!!!"

So, buckle up and lets go for a ride........

As we often do, we start the weekend tonight, on Thursday, with Moe @ The Fillmore. Congrats to Sue! And let's not forget the hottest Afro-Tropi-Electro-Funk-Disco-House dance party in town @ The Elbo Room for the weekly Afrolicious party!! But wait there's more tonight! HERE COME THE FUNK...not only on Thursday, but also Saturday and Tuesday....GEORGE CLINTON will be performing at YOSHI'S.......now that is some funky funky funk!! This is close to sold out so get on it!!

Staying in the East Bay tonight? Then you are sure to be @ The New Parrish for Great American Taxi with Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon.

Now, on to Friday, which kind of funk do you want? For your soul-funk, we've got ROBERT RANDOLPH playing the first of two nights @ The INDEPENDENT. For your hip-hop soul funk, we've got Breakestra @ Yoshi's. Or maybe you just want some heavy heavy afrobeat! Then you want to be at the Elbo Room for Albino! No matter how funky or heavy you are gonna get, you know you will end up at The Boom Boom Room for ERIC MCFADDEN & THE FARAWAY BROTHERS to end your night!

Then Saturday...BISS favorite, ALO is playing @ The FILLMORE for the 5th Annual Tour d'Amour : A Benefit for Music In Schools Today. Bring it! ALO is broadcasting live on blip.fm as we write this and now we really can't wait for Saturday night!! ... Still want more?....Then head to the BOOM BOOM ROOM for BILLY MARTIN (MMW) and WIL BLADES to finish out your Saturday night.

And don't forget...jazz is alive in this town with Andre Custodio's Jazz Jam Session @ 50 Mason on Sunday nights ....AND jazz jam double duty on Mondays on one little block of Grant street with Joe Cohen @ Mojito and Mike Olmos @ Grant & Green.

Mark your calendars for upcoming BISS events on February 17th, March 17th, March 24th, & April 21st... why? BISS!!

Til next week....

And remember.....seat belts save lives, and music saves our soul........

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BISS CALENDAR
Thurs, 1/27/2011
Afrolicious With DJs/Hosts:
Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.elbo.com/Calendar.php
Show: 10PM
$5

Thurs, 1/27/2011
GREAT AMERICAN TAXI
New Parish, Oakland, CA
http://www.thenewparish.com/
Show: 8PM
$15 Adv., $18 at the door

Thurs, 1/27/2011
An Evening with Singer-Songwriter Suzanne Vega
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco, CA
http://www.palaceoffinearts.org/
Show: 8PM
$25/$35/$50/$65/$100.

Thurs, 1/27/2011
Moe. Congrats to Susan W.****
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$28

Thurs, 1/27/2011
GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC
Yoshi's SF , San Francisco, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/calendar
Show: 8PM & 10:30PM
$45

Fri, 1/28/2011
Eric McFadden & FARAWAY BROTHERS [9:30PM 'til 2:30AM+] Congrats to Idna B.****
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 9:30PM
$12

Fri, 1/28/2011
Albino!
Afrobeat Lab Series
Experimenting live with
DJ Jeremiah
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.elbo.com/Calendar.php
Show: 10PM
$10

Fri, 1/28/2011
CRYPTICAL
Sausalito Sea Horse, Sausalito, CA
www.crypticalband.com
Show: 9PM
$5

Fri, 1/28/2011
The Grease Traps and Bulk with DJ Riddm
Shattuck Downlow, Berkeley, CA
http://www.shattuckdownlow.com/
Show: 9PM
$5 advance or w/Cal ID, $7 at the door

Fri, 1/28/2011
Robert Randolph & the Family Band
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$25

Fri, 1/28/2011
BREAKESTRA
Yoshi's SF , San Francisco, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/calendar
Show: 10PM
$16

Sat, 1/29/2011
BILLY MARTIN & WIL BLADES DUO (of Medeski Martin Wood) **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 9:30PM
$15

Sat, 1/29/2011
Alo Congrats to Amy M.****
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$23

Sat, 1/29/2011
Robert Randolph & the Family Band
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$25

Sat, 1/29/2011
GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC
Yoshi's SF , San Francisco, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/calendar
Show: 8PM & 10:30PM
$45

Sun, 1/30/2011
Andre Custodio's Jazz Jam Session
50 Mason Social House, San Francisco, CA
http://www.myspace.com/jazzjamsanfrancisco
Show: 8PM
**No Cover**

Mon, 1/31/2011
Mike Olmos - Jazz on Monday EVERY Monday in North Beach
Grant & Green, San Francisco, CA
http://www.myspace.com/grantandgreensf
Show: 9PM
**FREE SHOW**

Tues, 2/1/2011
GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC
Yoshi's SF , San Francisco, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/calendar
Show: 8PM
$45

Wed, 2/2/2011
THE TONY WILLIAMS LIFETIME TRIBUTE BAND with JACK BRUCE, VERNON REID, JOHN MEDESKI and CINDY BLACKMAN
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/oakland
Show: 8PM
$35

Thurs, 2/3/2011
the Dead Guise **WIN TICKETS**
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
http://www.ashkenaz.com/html/calendar.php
Show: 9PM
$10

Thurs, 2/3/2011
Afrolicious With DJs/Hosts:
Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.elbo.com/Calendar.php
Show: 10PM
$5

Thurs, 2/3/2011
Social Distortion
with Aggrolites and Chuck Ragan
The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
http://thewarfieldtheatre.com/
Show: 8PM
$29.75

Thurs, 2/3/2011
THE TONY WILLIAMS LIFETIME TRIBUTE BAND with JACK BRUCE, VERNON REID, JOHN MEDESKI and CINDY BLACKMAN
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/oakland
Show: 8PM
$35

Fri, 2/4/2011
The Mother Hips **WIN TICKETS**
the Palm Ballroom, San Rafael, CA
www.murphyproductions.com
Show: 9PM
$20 - $30

Fri, 2/4/2011
Social Distortion
with Chuck Ragan **WIN TICKETS**
The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
http://thewarfieldtheatre.com/
Show: 8PM
$29.75

Fri, 2/4/2011
THE TONY WILLIAMS LIFETIME TRIBUTE BAND with JACK BRUCE, VERNON REID, JOHN MEDESKI and CINDY BLACKMAN
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/oakland
Show: 8PM
$35

Sat, 2/5/2011
ERIC McFADDEN TRIO plus: DJ K-OS **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 9:30PM
$12

Sat, 2/5/2011
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$20

Sat, 2/5/2011
Zigaboo Modeliste
The New Parish , Oakland, CA
http://www.thenewparish.com/
Show: 9PM
$15 Adv., $18 at the door

Sat, 2/5/2011
THE TONY WILLIAMS LIFETIME TRIBUTE BAND with JACK BRUCE, VERNON REID, JOHN MEDESKI and CINDY BLACKMAN
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/oakland
Show: 8PM
$35

Sun, 2/6/2011
Andre Custodio's Jazz Jam Session
50 Mason Social House, San Francisco, CA
http://www.myspace.com/jazzjamsanfrancisco
Show: 8PM
**No Cover**

Mon, 2/7/2011
Mike Olmos - Jazz on Monday EVERY Monday in North Beach
Grant & Green, San Francisco, CA
http://www.myspace.com/grantandgreensf
Show: 9PM
**FREE SHOW**

Mon, 2/7/2011
GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS
Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastopol, CA
http://www.hopmonk.com/music.html
Show: 12 Noon
****FREE SHOW****

Thurs, 2/10/2011
Afrolicious With DJs/Hosts:
Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.elbo.com/Calendar.php
Show: 10PM
$5

Fri, 2/11/2011
VINYL (plus: DJ K-OS & Special Guests) **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 9:30PM
$12

Fri, 2/11/2011
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave with Los Amigos Invisibles **WIN TICKETS**
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$25

Sat, 2/12/2011
HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND (New Orleans) + Special Guests & DJ K-OS ('til 2:45am+) **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 9:30PM
$15

Sat, 2/12/2011
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe **WIN TICKETS**
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$25

Sat, 2/12/2011
STS9
The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
http://www.thefoxoakland.com/calendar.php
Show: 8PM
***SHOW CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS***

Sun, 2/13/2011
Andre Custodio's Jazz Jam Session
50 Mason Social House, San Francisco, CA
http://www.myspace.com/jazzjamsanfrancisco
Show: 8PM
**No Cover**

Sun, 2/13/2011
"Voice of the Wetlands All Stars
Also Appearing: Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone & Waylon Thibodeaux, Mike Zito
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
http://www.gamh.com
Show: 9PM
$27

Sun, 2/13/2011
P Funk Allstar RonKat Spearman's SUGAR BOOTY VALENTINE, KATDELIC KATBARET
Supper Club, San Francisco, CA
www.supperclub.com
Show: 10PM
$15

Sun, 2/13/2011
Ky-Mani Marley
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$20.00 - $22.00

Mon, 2/14/2011
VALENTINE'S DAY *GABBY La La, ERIC McFADDEN, PAMELA PARKER* **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 9PM
$8

Mon, 2/14/2011
Mike Olmos - Jazz on Monday EVERY Monday in North Beach
Grant & Green, San Francisco, CA
http://www.myspace.com/grantandgreensf
Show: 9PM
**FREE SHOW**

Mon, 2/14/2011
An Evening with CAKE: Showroom of Compassion World Tour
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$37

Tues, 2/15/2011
An Evening with CAKE: Showroom of Compassion World Tour
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$37

Wed, 2/16/2011
Stymie & The Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.elbo.com/Calendar.php
Show: 9PM

Wed, 2/16/2011
An Evening with CAKE: Showroom of Compassion World Tour
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$37

Thurs, 2/17/2011
the THUGZ (Tribal Hippie UnderGround Zone) **WIN TICKETS**
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
http://www.ashkenaz.com/html/calendar.php
Show: 9PM
$10

Thurs, 2/17/2011
Afrolicious With DJs/Hosts:
Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.elbo.com/Calendar.php
Show: 10PM
$5

Thurs, 2/17/2011
ALO
Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz, CA
http://www.moesalley.com/calendar.php
Show: 9PM
$20

Thurs, 2/17/2011
An Evening with CAKE: Showroom of Compassion World Tour
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$37

Fri, 2/18/2011
CON BRIO plus: SWOOP UNIT **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 9:30PM
$10

Fri, 2/18/2011
ALO
Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastopol, CA
http://www.hopmonk.com/music.html
Show: 8PM
$18 Advance
$20 at Door / 21+

Fri, 2/18/2011
2 Nights!
Stockholm Syndrome
featuring Jerry Joseph, Dave Schools, Wally Ingram, Eric McFadden and Danny Louis, Super 400 **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$22

Sat, 2/19/2011
2 Nights!
Stockholm Syndrome
featuring Jerry Joseph, Dave Schools, Wally Ingram, Eric McFadden and Danny Louis, Super 400 **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$22

Sun, 2/20/2011
Andre Custodio's Jazz Jam Session
50 Mason Social House, San Francisco, CA
http://www.myspace.com/jazzjamsanfrancisco
Show: 8PM
**No Cover**

Tues, 2/22/2011
GREGORY PORTER
Celebrating New Album Water
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/oakland
Show: 8PM
$35

Wed, 2/23/2011
10th Anniversary of New Monsoon
NEW MONSOON - Unplugged & Electric
plus HONEYMOON (opening)
Yoshi's SF , San Francisco, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/calendar
Show: 8PM & 10:30PM

Thurs, 2/24/2011
Afrolicious With DJs/Hosts:
Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.elbo.com/Calendar.php
Show: 10PM
$5

Thurs, 2/24/2011
An evening with the Guitarmageddon Blues Ball
Slim's, San Francisco, CA
http://www.slims-sf.com/
Show: 9PM
($13/$16)

Thurs, 2/24/2011
B.B. King
The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
http://www.thefoxoakland.com/calendar.php
Show: 8PM
$45.50 - $85.50

Thurs, 2/24/2011
The Stone Foxes
Voxhaul Broadcast, The Ferocious Few, The Soft White Sixties
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$12

Fri, 2/25/2011
JUNO WHAT?! (+ Special Guests) *CD RELEASE EVENT* **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 9:30PM
$12

Fri, 2/25/2011
Albino!
Afrobeat Lab Series
Experimenting live with
DJ Jeremiah
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.elbo.com/Calendar.php
Show: 10PM
$10

Sat, 2/26/2011
JUNO WHAT?! (+ Special Guests) *CD RELEASE EVENT* **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 9:30PM
$12

Sat, 2/26/2011
JGB
with Melvin Seals **WIN TICKETS**
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
http://www.gamh.com
Show: 9PM
$25

Sat, 2/26/2011
CRYPTICAL
Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastopol, CA
http://www.hopmonk.com/music.html
Show: 8PM
$10

Sat, 2/26/2011
Ragga Muffins Festival featuring Bunny Wailer, Israel Vibration, Gentleman, Richie Spice, Sister I-Live, feat. MCs Robert Rankin & Spliff Skankin
The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
http://www.thefoxoakland.com/calendar.php
Show: 5PM

Mon, 2/28/2011
John Popper & The Duskray Troubadours **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$20.00