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SPECIAL EDITION BISS PRESENTS:: BLUES TRAVELER BENEFIT / GUITARFISH MUSIC FESTIVAL / NEW MONSOON / STAXX BROTHERS / JAZZFEST PREPARTY!

Happy Monday BISS Listers! We are so excited to be presenting these upcoming shows that we just had to put out a special edition to tell you about them all! Don't worry, the regular BISS List with all our shows and chances to win tickets will be coming out later this week.  
5/13 - BISS Presents: Blues Traveler: A Benefit In Honor Of Bo Mahoney In Conjunction With Sweet Relief at The Independent.

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If you have ever emailed in to win tickets from BISS, you have probably exchanged emails with Bo. (Some people even call him Mr. BISS since he is married to Miss BISS) Unfortunately, our dear friend Bo has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's) which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. To show him how much we love and support him, all of his friends are coming together for a benefit concert at The Independent.  The list of special guests is already starting to grow and we will tell you some of them soon. We expect this to be nothing less than an epic and amazing event for a great cause. Tickets are $35 dollars unless you wanna go VIP style. VIP will include a Sound check pre-party with Blues Traveler where you will get to meet the band, plus indulge in fantastic NOLA cuisine brought to you by "Roux The Day", and a pretty awesome silent auction. All the proceeds will be going to the Bo Mahoney Fund aside from the 7% we are donating to Sweet Relief. That 7% will go towards other Bay Are musicians (and crew) who are in need of healing. Wanna know more about Bo?https://www.sweetrelief.org/program/bo-mahoney-fund/  
Doors: 7:30pm - Show: 9:00pm. (Time may change to earlier for VIP ticket holders)
General Admission: $35
VIP: $100
Age restrictions: 21+
Address: 628 Divisadero St
Venue phone: 415-388-3850

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Early bird tickets already went on sale and will be available for just a few more days.  Maybe you didn't buy your tickets yet because you are waiting to hear the lineup? Well then, here's a little taste of what we have in store for you!!   

Pimps Of Joytime , Orgone, Lyrics Born, Magic Gravy (Feat Lebo), Sambada, BLVD, Joe Craven, New Monsoon, Afrolicious, Tracorum, Vinyl, Joy & Madness (Feat 6 Members Of The Nibblers), Lech De Tigre, Peter Joseph Burtt & Kingtide, Spirit Hustler, Samba Stilt Circus And More TBA!! 

"Blue is the New Green" with Guitarfish Music Festival, an environmentally conscience,  three-day, family-friendly, music, arts and community festival located on the Yuba River in Cisco Grove, California. Festival goers are in for a beautiful weekend with multiple music stages, arts & crafts vending, kids activities, access to hiking trails and more. 

The Guitarfish Music Festival team looks forward to another wonderful event under the trees in the mountain air, and invites everyone, both returning fans and first-timers, to join them in celebrating an amazing weekend with friends and family. For more information, please visit guitarfishfestival.com.
Date: July 26, 27 & 28, 2013
Tickets: $129 for 3-day pass (early bird rate, limited quantity available)
All Ages: Children 12 & under free (campground impact fee only)
Address: 48415 Hampshire Rocks Rd., Cisco Grove, CA 95728

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NOLA Jazz Fest 2013 is quickly approaching and we are throwing a pre-party to get in the mood.  If you don't know, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, aka Jazz Fest, is an annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. Jazz Fest takes place every year, last weekend of April and first weekend of May. (April 26th - May 5th 2013). Jazz Fest doesn't just include the many stages and many many bands playing Thurs to Sun of each weekend at the Fair Grounds Race Course,  in Mid-Citybut also the days & nights surrounding the Festival and the many shows at unaffiliated New Orleans nightclubs scheduled during the Festival event weekends.  Come get in the Jazz Fest spirit at one of our favorite BISS watering holes.  Bring your grids & your cubes, share your plans, share your pics, get amped up. Pre party with the pros.
Time: 7:00pm-10:30pm
Admission: No Cover
Age Restrictions: 21+
Address: 1854 Divisadero St. (btw Pine & Bush)

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New Monsoon will be appearing at the fabulous Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley on Saturday May 18th. Their previous shows here sold out, so be sure to get your ticket order in early! 

San Francisco rock quintet New Monsoon is the collaborative vehicle for the vocal and instrumental prowess of founding members Bo Carper (acoustic guitar and banjo), Jeff Miller (electric guitar) and Phil Ferlino (keys). Now well into its second decade of national touring, the band also features the muscular rhythm section of Marshall Harrell (electric bass) and Michael Pinkham (drums).

New Monsoon's exhilarating blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation shines in an irresistible blend of sophisticated song craft, inventive musical exploration and down home rock-n-roll. "They have a collective power that comes off as a real unified force on stage. It's not just a band, you know? It's something transcendental." - Michael Shrieve (original drummer, Santana)
Date: May 18th, 2013
Doors: 8:00pm - Show: 9:00pm.
Admission: $18.00.
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Box office: (415) 388-3850.
Address: 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley
Venue phone: 415-388-3850
New Monsoon - Southern Dew - Houston
New Monsoon - Southern Dew - Houston















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Hailing from Seattle, this fusionistically funky band brings their high energy, hard Ass Soul sound to the Boom Boom Room for a danceable and hip shaking night, brought to you by BISS Presents! The bill includes Seattle favorites, The Staxx Brothers, Righteous Trash (a dirty impound DJ favorite out of LA that will be appearing at Coachella this year), and the bay area's own, Sean Leahy and his trio. More special guests TBA. Surprise guests will abound.  Come celebrate the 3rd year of Dennis Cook's revolutionary rock & roll blog with BISS, Staxx, & Boom Boom Room Presents. It's a night at The Boom Boom Room you best not miss!
"There is food porn, there is fish porn, there is XXX porn. Dirtyimpound.com is ROCK PORN" -Davin Michael Stedman (Staxx Brothers)
Doors: 9:30
Admission: $12 advance,  $15 at the Door
Age restrictions: 21+
Address: 1601 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Venue phone: (415) 673-8000

The Staxx Brothers,
The Staxx Brothers, "Name Dropper" music video

















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