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BISS 2.16.11 - BISS Entertainment Presents "Make A Scene" with Afrofunk Experience & High Beamz @ The Boom Boom Room!!

Dear BISS Listers, Based on your contributions to the music community in San Francisco, you are being cordially invited to participate in a completely unique opportunity, bringing our local musicians and fans together to "make a scene" and define the direction and quality of music locally. In order for this ongoing project to be successful, we need every one of you to participate as headliners, openers, sit-ins & fans!


At this time, we have three confirmed dates at The Boom Boom Room for the event: February 17, March 24, and April 21. We will kick off the first one this Thursday night, Feb 17th with Afrofunk Experience headlining & High Beamz opening. (Eric Levy of Garaj Mahal, Cecil Pnut Daniels, Mark Murphy of Izabella, Mo Sardella of Sol Rising, Chris Zanardi of Five Eyed Hand, & Andrew Ferren)


Let us give you more detail about this event...


What is "Make a Scene"?

Make a Scene will be a monthly residency at the Boom Boom Room, presented by BISS Entertainment. It will take place on the third Thursday of each month (March being an exception so far) to ensure consistency for our audiences. At each event, there will be an opening band which may be either an up and coming local band or a super group side project, followed by a second set from the headline band, followed by a third set of well organized (by RSVP Only) jamming sit-ins, hosted by the headliner, with a plethora of local performers, as well as, other talented musicians that may be playing at different local venues that evening.


What is the goal and why is this different?

Right now, we are blessed with many, many talented local musicians and bands. Each of those carry a fan base of differing sizes and interests. The goal of Make a Scene is to bring this talent together enabling the participants to: 1) expose new fans to their music, 2) help generate "buzz" and momentum around the local music scene that will grow and help increase popularity of the participating musicians, 3) bring musicians together who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to play on the same stage, and 4) TO HAVE FUN AND MAKE INCREDIBLE MUSIC FOR ALL TO ENJOY!!!!!!


What are the expectations?

What we need from you is a commitment to participate. You must have the foresight and enthusiasm for the concept and a desire to grow the SF music scene for long term benefit through a community effort.


SF really can be a mecca for incredible music, much like what has been happening for the past several years in NYC through clubs like Brooklyn Bowl, where incredible musicians are drawing HUGE audiences and gaining notoriety by working together towards a common goal. This is a movement, not a single event, and we want to know that those of you accepting this opportunity are on board with that concept.


We are extremely excited about this event and the potential for all of you. We hope that you share our enthusiasm and vision for what this event can become through your dedication and desire to "Make a Scene" in San Francisco!


Peace, love, and (of course) music!


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BISS CALENDAR

Wed, 2/16/11
Newfangled Wasteland, Deadwinter Carpenters and an acoustic set with Dave Brogan and Trevor Garrod **Congrats to Jason S.**
Cafe du Nord, San Francisco, CA
http://www.cafedunord.com/?temp=calendar&cal_view=month&cal_date=2|2011|28&so1=0
Show: 9PM
$10

Wed, 2/16/11
Stymie & The Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.elbo.com/Calendar.php
Show: 9PM

Wed, 2/16/11
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
BISS Entertainment Presents...MAKE A SCENE! Featuring AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE Plus The High Beams **Congrats to Megan M.**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 9PM
$10

Thurs, 2/17/2011
Wicked Mercies
Cell Space, San Francisco, CA
Show: 8PM

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
Tour D' Amour
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

Thurs, 2/17/2011
Wicked Mercies
Cellspace, San Francisco, CA
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/146234
Show: 9PM

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
GABBY LA LA- CD release party **PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS!**
w/ Odd Bird + Forrest Day
Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, CA
http://www.mystictheatre.com/calendar/list/2011/2#3
Show: 8PM
$13

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

Sat, 2/19/2011
TORNADO RIDER (plus: DORADO) **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 9:30PM
$10

Sat, 2/19/2011
2 Nights!
Stockholm Syndrome
featuring Jerry Joseph, Dave Schools, Wally Ingram, Eric McFadden and Danny Louis, Super 400 **Congrats to Forrest H.**
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**

Mon, 2/21/2011
BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION
Yoshi's SF , San Francisco, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/calendar
Show: 8PM
$15

Mon, 2/21/2011
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, 2/22/2011
Oscar Meyer's STEPPIN
Madrone Art Bar, San Francisco, CA
http://madroneartbar.com/images/uploaded/steppinad.jpg
Show: 10PM
$2

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

Fri, 2/25/2011
Tommy Castro and his band **WIN TICKETS**
the Palm Ballroom, San Rafael, CA
www.murphyproductions.com
Show: 8PM
$20 -$35

Sat, 2/26/2011
The Govnah
Blue Jay Cafe, San Francisco, CA
Show: 6PM
***FREE SHOW***

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 **Congrats to Sharon L.**
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 **WIN TICKETS**
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

Mon, 2/28/2011
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, 3/1/2011
The Mission Players, Mari Tochi
Yoshi's SF Lounge, San Francisco, CA
Show: 9PM
$7

Wed, 3/2/2011
Partially Seated Show
JJ Grey
Sunny War
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$25

Thurs, 3/3/2011
Robin Trower
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$38

Fri, 3/4/2011
The STAXX BROTHERS (plus: guests) **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 9:30PM
$12

Fri, 3/4/2011
Zero: A Chance in a Million feat: Steve Kimock, Greg Anton, Judge Murphy, Chip Roland, Liam Hanrahan
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
http://www.gamh.com
Show: 9PM
$30

Fri, 3/4/2011
GREENSKY BLUE GRASS
Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastopol, CA
http://www.hopmonk.com/music.html
Show: 8PM
$15

Fri, 3/4/2011
Drive-By Truckers
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$25

Sat, 3/5/2011
The STAXX BROTHERS (plus: guests) **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 21:30:00
$12

Sat, 3/5/2011
ZIGABOO MODELISTE : KING OF THE FUNKY DRUMS
Cafe du Nord, San Francisco, CA
http://www.cafedunord.com/?temp=calendar&cal_view=month&cal_date=2|2011|28&so1=0
Show: 9PM
$20

Sat, 3/5/2011
Zero: A Chance in a Million feat: Steve Kimock, Greg Anton, Judge Murphy, Chip Roland, Liam Hanrahan
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
http://www.gamh.com
Show: 9PM
$30

Sat, 3/5/2011
Greensky Bluegrass, Huckle
Slim's, San Francisco, CA
http://www.slims-sf.com/
Show: 9PM
$16

Sat, 3/5/2011
Drive-By Truckers
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$25

Sat, 3/5/2011
Trey Anastasio Band A Very Special Acoustic and Electric Evening
The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
http://www.thefoxoakland.com/calendar.php
Show: 7PM

FAT Tuesday, 3/8/2011
THE 2011 SF MARDI GRAS BALL &
SUNSET's FIFTEEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY
featuring (so far)
EXTRA ACTION MARCHING BAND
THE BRASS MAFIA
BOCA DO RIO
MEZZANINE, San Francisco, CA

Tues, 3/8/2011
Hot Pink Feathers, Blue Bone Express
Yoshi's SF Lounge, San Francisco, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/calendar
Show: 9PM
$10

Wed, 3/9/2011
Paula O'Rourke & The Scarlet Bellows
Soluna Cafe & Lounge, San Francisco, CA
www.solunasf.com

Wed, 3/9/2011
Two Nights!
Medeski, Martin and Wood
Edmund Welles Quartet **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$30

Thurs, 3/10/2011
Two Nights!
Medeski, Martin and Wood
Edmund Welles Quartet
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$30

Fri, 3/11/2011
North Mississippi Allstars **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM

Sat, 3/12/2011
Big Light
Joel Cummins
Wyllys **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 21:30:00
$15 adv./ $20 at the door

Sat, 3/12/2011
Umphrey's McGee **WIN TICKETS**
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$25

Sat, 3/12/2011
North Mississippi Allstars **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM

Sun, 3/13/2011
Umphrey's McGee **WIN TICKETS**
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$25

Sun, 3/13/2011
Meshell Ndegeocello Covers Prince **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$25.00

Sun, 3/13/2011
Vienna Teng & Alex Wong
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/oakland
Show: 5PM & 7PM
$30

Tues, 3/15/2011
House of Pain
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM