BISS LIST PICKS for SF BAY AREA

BISS 4.27.11 - Happy Anniversary Afrolicious! / Jordan & The RituaL / NOLA FOMO

We know Biss Listers, not all of us can go to Jazzfest....grumble, grumble.....

But since we are talking about it already, don't forget about "GROOVIN' FOR THE GULF", A Benefit for Gulf Restoration Network & N.O. Musician's Clinic May 3rd and 4th at 12 BAR @ 608 FULTON, New Orleans , LA presented by New Era Presents & Biss Entertainment. Tuesday, the 3rd, is GROOVE WIZARDS, McTUFF TRIO, KIRK JOSEPH & FRIENDS, CLIFF HINES QUINTET. And Wednesday, the 4th, is The MONOPHONICS, SOUL PROJECT, BRANCH y PAZ and ANDREW DUHON TRIO. (**WIN** (http://www.12barnola.com/)

Also not to be missed while you are there, The Drummers Cometh Superjam on May 1st featuring Zigaboo Modeliste, Billy Martin, Russell Batiste, Raymond Webber, Papa Mali, Eric Lindell, Nick Daniels plus Anders Osborne and the Revivalists, 10 PM, The Howlin Wolf, New Orleans.

Biss Entertainment always supports our friends with Satisfied Productions who put on the amazing Bayou Rendezvous every year. It's a full night of music on May 6th from 9pm til sunrise with Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret., & The Pharoah Gummit, The New Orleans All-Stars, Rebirth Brass Band, Papa Grows Funk, Vinyl, The Lee Boys, Eric McFadden Trio, Orgone, Good Enough For Good Times, Monophonics

Thank Goodness we have the city by the bay to distract us, and what a good job it does.

The BISS List would like to congratulate AFROLICIOUS on their four year anniversary and we expect to see everyone at their shows on Thursday and Friday nights at the Elbo Room (WIN**WIN**)......Thank you for keeping our booties shaking!


Jordon & The Ritual are playing Friday night at the Boom Boom Room but make sure to get there early for our friends The Brothers Lekas at 9pm! Then STEPPIN' with FILLMORE FUNK on Saturday! You know the BBR got the late night funk.

Also Friday...


JOHN SCOFIELD is doing a once in a lifetime preformance at GRACE CATHEDRAL. The acoustics alone are totally worth staying in town. If you are lookin' for some free Funk and Jazz roll through the new spot in the Mission, Brick & Mortar Music Hall, for Swoop Unit. Everyone WINS* when there is no cover!


East bound to Uptown Oakland for Mudhoney at The New Parish (*WIN)and for the North Bay kids the UPTOWN THEATRE in Napa has OZOMATLI... say that three times fast...or just go to the show and get down.


Monday night relax with a glass of wine in North Beach with Free Jazz...at Grant & Green with MIKE OLMOS, or at Mojito with JOE COHEN TRIO...See we got Jazz here? And its free...that's a twofer.

Monday would not be a Monday if THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD wasn't doing a sold out show at the Independent.


Sunny says, "City by the bay we love you...but maybe we should start a free beignet program for those who can't go to the fest. Beignets are awesomeness...but they don't compare to the BISS list, and that is saying a lot."

Wasn't MAKE A SCENE rockin last week? We can't wait for the next one on May 19th! This time featuring Sean Leahy, Reed Mathis, & Dave Brogan as Sean Leahy Trio, Mama's Cookin' from Tahoe and M80 Mailbox featuring Josh Clark, Sean Leahy and Dave Brogan. But wait there's more: the third set will be hosted by Joe Tatton of The New Mastersounds with others joining him to take us late in to the night.

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See you all at the Shows!!
Why?
B.I.S.S.!!!

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The electric light-up scarves from Earthkin Creations are still available for $100 each (down from $150!!) Email biss@bisslist.com if interested.

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BISS CALENDAR

Thurs, 4/28/2011
Afrolicious **WIN TICKETS**
4 Year Anniversary!
Featuring Hosts Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz
plus resident percussionists Qique, Sergio and Diamond
DJ Smash (Blue Note/ Motown) and
Nappy G (Groove Collective/NYC)
Live AFROLICIOUS performance
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.elbo.com/Calendar.php
Show: 10PM
$7/$10

Fri, 4/29/2011
Jordan & The RITUAL (+ many special guests) **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 10PM
$10

Fri, 4/29/2011
Afrolicious **WIN TICKETS**
4 Year Anniversary!
Featuring Hosts Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz
plus resident percussionists Qique, Sergio and Diamond
DJ Smash (Blue Note/ Motown) and
Nappy G (Groove Collective/NYC)
Live AFROLICIOUS performance
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.elbo.com/Calendar.php
Show: 10PM
$7/$10

Fri, 4/29/2011
Ozomatli
Uptown Theatre, Napa, CA
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C00464C1AE254E0
Show: 8PM
$35 + applicable fees

Fri, 4/29/2011
SWOOP UNIT
BRICK AND MORTAR MUSIC HALL, San Francisco, CA
brickandmortarmusic.com
Show: 10PM
**FREE SHOW**

Sat, 4/30/2011
STEPPIN' (Fillmore Nasty Funk) + LE VICE **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 10PM
$10

Mon, 5/2/2011
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, 5/2/2011
Joe Cohen Trio
Mojito's, San Francisco, CA
http://www.myspace.com/mojitosf
Show: 9PM
**FREE SHOW**

Mon, 5/2/2011
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$15

Tues, 5/3/2011
Psychedelic Furs perform "Talk Talk Talk"
Slim's, San Francisco, CA
http://www.slims-sf.com/
Show: 8PM
$31

Tues, 5/3/2011
Chris Cornell
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$40

Thurs, 5/5/2011
Grateful Dead Night
FILL-IN FRIENDS **WIN TICKETS**
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3533635
Show: 8PM
$10

Thurs, 5/5/2011
Chris Robinson Brotherhood **WIN TICKETS**
The New Parish, Oakland, CA
http://www.thenewparish.com/
Show: 9PM
$15

Thurs, 5/5/2011
BANG DATA **WIN TICKETS**
BRICK AND MORTAR MUSIC HALL, San Francisco, CA
brickandmortarmusic.com
Show: 10PM
$5

Thurs, 5/5/2011
Afrolicious
Cinco De Mayo Celebration
With DJs/ Hosts Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz
plus DJs El Kool Kyle y Roger Mas
from EL Superritmo
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.elbo.com/Calendar.php
Show: 10PM
$5

Thurs, 5/5/2011
Valerie Orth
Ashleigh Flynn
The Heather Combs Band
Rick Hardin
Hotel Utah Saloon, San Francisco, CA

Fri, 5/6/2011
JUNO WHAT?! (+ ACORN PROJECT) + DJ K-OS **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 9PM
$12

Fri, 5/6/2011
MISSION PLAYERS **WIN TICKETS**
BRICK AND MORTAR MUSIC HALL, San Francisco, CA
brickandmortarmusic.com
Show: 10PM
$5

Sat, 5/7/2011
JUNO WHAT?! (+ ACORN PROJECT) + DJ K-OS **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 9PM
$12

Sat, 5/7/2011
Charles Bradley &
The Menahan Street Band **WIN TICKETS**
BRICK AND MORTAR MUSIC HALL, San Francisco, CA
brickandmortarmusic.com
Show: 9PM
$12 Adv / $15

Sun, 5/8/2011
KT Tunstall
Also Appearing: Charlie Mars, MIGGS
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
http://www.gamh.com
Show: 9PM
$24

Sun, 5/8/2011
Two Nights!
The Revolver Tour
Elvis Costello
& The Imposters
The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
http://www.thefoxoakland.com/calendar.php
Show: 8PM
$49.50 - $89

Mon, 5/9/2011
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, 5/9/2011
Joe Cohen Trio
Mojito's, San Francisco, CA
http://www.myspace.com/mojitosf
Show: 9PM
**FREE SHOW**

Mon, 5/9/2011
Two Nights!
The Revolver Tour
Elvis Costello
& The Imposters
The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
http://www.thefoxoakland.com/calendar.php
Show: 8PM
$49.50 - $89

Thurs, 5/12/2011
WHISKERMAN / TREVOR GARROD **WIN TICKETS**
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3533635
Show: 8PM
$10

Thurs, 5/12/2011
Afrolicious
With DJs/Hosts:
Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz
plus special guest
Black Mahal
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.elbo.com/Calendar.php
Show: 10PM
$5

Fri, 5/13/2011
RUBBLEBUCKET **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 9PM
$15

Fri, 5/13/2011
ART BREAKERS 2011: LAUNCH
Featuring THE MONOPHONICS w/ Aurora Activity Pony **WIN TICKETS**
BRICK AND MORTAR MUSIC HALL, San Francisco, CA
brickandmortarmusic.com
Show: 10PM
$12 advance, $15 at the door

Fri, 5/13/2011
Citizen Cope **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$25

Fri, 5/13/2011
JAZZ MAFIA
STEVIE WONDER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION **WIN TICKETS**
The New Parish, Oakland, CA
http://www.thenewparish.com/
Show: 9PM
$15 ADV / $20

Fri, 5/13/2011
9th Annual Joshua Tree Music Festival
The Joshua Tree Lake Campground, Joshua Tree, CA
http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/directions.htm
$85 for all three days, Camping is $15 per person per night.

Fri, 5/13/2011
Dedicated Maniacs
The Connecticut Yankee, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theyankee.com/
Show: 9PM

Fri, 5/13/2011
The Cars
The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
http://www.thefoxoakland.com/calendar.php
Show: 8PM
$49.50

Sat, 5/14/2011
Soulive / Lettuce **WIN TICKETS**
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$25

Sat, 5/14/2011
JAZZ MAFIA Tribute to Stevie Wonder **WIN TICKETS**
BRICK AND MORTAR MUSIC HALL, San Francisco, CA
brickandmortarmusic.com
Show: 10PM
$10

Sat, 5/14/2011
9th Annual Joshua Tree Music Festival
The Joshua Tree Lake Campground, Joshua Tree, CA
http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/directions.htm
$85 for all three days, Camping is $15 per person per night.

Sat, 5/14/2011
Wavy Gravy's 75th Birthday Boogie!
A benefit for Seva Foundation featuring Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Henry Kaiser, Chris Robinson, Pete Sears & many more
Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA
http://www.seva.org
Show: 7PM
Tickets are $45 and are available at inticketing.com. VIP tickets for $250 include a preshow dinner and a limited edition event poster

Sat, 5/14/2011
Citizen Cope
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$25

Sun, 5/15/2011
9th Annual Joshua Tree Music Festival
The Joshua Tree Lake Campground, Joshua Tree, CA
http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/directions.htm
$85 for all three days, Camping is $15 per person per night.

Sun, 5/15/2011
Citizen Cope
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$25

Mon, 5/16/2011
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, 5/16/2011
An Evening with
Melvins
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
http://www.gamh.com
Show: 9PM
$22.50

Mon, 5/16/2011
Joe Cohen Trio
Mojito's, San Francisco, CA
http://www.myspace.com/mojitosf
Show: 9PM
**FREE SHOW**

Mon, 5/16/2011
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$15

Tues, 5/17/2011
An Evening with
Melvins
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
http://www.gamh.com
Show: 9PM
$22.50

Thurs, 5/19/2011
*MAKE A SCENE* - Mama' Cookin, Sean Leahy Trio, M80 Mailbox & 3rd set hosted by Joe Tatton of NMS **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 9PM
$10

Thurs, 5/19/2011
Chris Robinson Brotherhood **WIN TICKETS**
The New Parish, Oakland, CA
http://www.thenewparish.com/
Show: 9PM
$15

Fri, 5/20/2011
KATDELIC [of 'P FUNK ALLSTARS'] + Dj K-OS **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomblues.com/
Show: 10PM
$10

Fri, 5/20/2011
Poor Man's Whiskey, Dead Winter Carpenters
**WIN TICKETS**
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
http://www.gamh.com
Show: 9PM
$17

Fri, 5/20/2011
PIMPS OF JOYTIME **WIN TICKETS**
The New Parish, Oakland, CA
http://www.thenewparish.com/
Show: 9PM
$15 / $18

Fri, 5/20/2011
funky METERS
Bimbo's 365, San Francisco, CA
http://www.bimbos365club.com/
Show: 8PM
$75 general admission, $150 VIP and $60 for Blue Bear Community Members

Fri, 5/20/2011
ALLOFASUDDEN (CD Release), LEBO, WALKING SPANISH
Cafe Du Nord , San Francisco, CA
http://www.cafedunord.com/?temp=calendar&cal_view=month&cal_date=5|2011|20&so1=0
Show: 10PM
$12

Fri, 5/20/2011
GARRIN BENFIELD
Swedish Hall, San Francisco, CA
http://www.cafedunord.com/?temp=calendar&cal_view=month&cal_date=2|2011|28&so1=0
Show: 8PM

Fri, 5/20/2011
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band
The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
http://thewarfieldtheatre.com/
Show: 8PM
$42

Sat, 5/21/2011
MARK KARAN & JERMIMAH PUDDLEDUCK **WIN TICKETS**
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3533635
Show: 8PM
$16/$12 Advance

Sat, 5/21/2011
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$20 -$22

Sat, 5/21/2011
Mark Karan & Jemimah Puddleduck
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3533635
Show: 9PM
$12 advance (online soon)/ $15 door + $1 Ashkenaz contribution

Sun, 5/22/2011
JAPAN ROXX!! Tsunami benefit for Japan, Red Cross Japan, featuring:bernadette, Sex Industry,Tidelands, and more to be announced!
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
theindependentsf.com
Show: 8PM
$13

Mon, 5/23/2011
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, 5/23/2011
Joe Cohen Trio
Mojito's, San Francisco, CA
http://www.myspace.com/mojitosf
Show: 9PM
**FREE SHOW**

Thurs, 5/26/2011
Celebrating Bob Dylan's 70th Birthday
DOING DYLAN: Local Performers Play Their Renditions from Dylan's Repertoire featuring Eric & Suzy Thompson, David Gans, Pat Nevins, Graham Patzner, Marc Silber, Joe Balestreri, Tippy Canoe, Sean Hodge, and more! **WIN TICKETS**
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3533635
Show: 8PM
$15

Thurs, 5/26/2011
MORNING TELEPORTATION + Jaill With Devon Williams **WIN TICKETS**
BRICK AND MORTAR MUSIC HALL, San Francisco, CA
brickandmortarmusic.com
Show: 10PM
$8 adv./ $10

Thurs, 5/26/2011
Jeff Narell and Callaloo
Yoshi's SF Front Lounge, San Francisco, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/calendar
Show: 9PM
$10

Fri, 5/27/2011
CARNIVAL FEVER W/ B-SIDE PLAYERS **WIN TICKETS**
BRICK AND MORTAR MUSIC HALL, San Francisco, CA
brickandmortarmusic.com
Show: 10PM
$15

Fri, 5/27/2011
Jim Beam Live Music Series Presents The Fray
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-fillmore-san-francisco-ca-tickets
Show: 8PM
$40

Sat, 5/28/2011
CARNIVAL FEVER W/ MONOPHONICS **WIN TICKETS**
BRICK AND MORTAR MUSIC HALL, San Francisco, CA
brickandmortarmusic.com
Show: 10PM
$15