BISS LIST PICKS for SF BAY AREA

BISS 01.02.14 -KEVVY KEV'S VIBES / STU ALLEN / PETER ROWAN / NAIVE MELODIES / NVO, MATERIALIZED, & ZEBUEL / SILENT FRISCO ON ICE!!

Welcome to 2014 BISS LISTERS!!  What an entry into the New Year!! The Honeydrops, Sea of Dreams, New Bohemia, & Breakfast of Champions... Pulled the ripcord by6pm on new years day and didn't make it in to Supper of Survivors.  I'll try for next New Year's!
 
Now that I'm somewhat recovered, I'm looking at the upcoming shows on the BISS calendar and it looks like 2014 won't disappoint!!
 
Let's get back out there tonight,Thursday, with *Vibes* featuring DJ Kevvy Kev (of Wu Tang) with an All Female Hip Hop Plethora of MC's & DJs (Melina Jones, Hazel Rose, Dom Jones, Coco Peila, Breathless). *WIN*
 
Friday in the East Bay, our friend Stu Allen is playing with Mars Hotel at Ashkenaz (*WIN).  In the North Bay, Peter Rowan is playing at Sweetwater (*WIN*). And in the city, Naive Melodies will be bringing Talking Heads to the Boom Boom Room (*WIN*).
 
Saturday night, three BISS favorites, NVO, Materialized, and Zebuel are playing at The Independent (*WIN)! Here are the top 5 new years resolutions that this show will help you keep:
5) Get more exercise: Epic dance parties are great cardio.
4) Jump start your love life: Studs and Foxes will be everywhere.
3) Enjoy life to the fullest: "I went to too many concerts" Said no one ever on their deathbed.
2) Quit smoking: The Independent is a high class non-smoking establishment.
1) Save money: $10 ticket prices are friendly for techies and non-techies alike.
 
Late night on Saturday, we head over to the Boom Boom Room for the LARK SHOWCASE (a Burning Man Soul Party) plus Kuckaw (ft mbrs of Albino) plus our friend Cliff Hines from NOLA with his Duo (*WIN*)!!
 
Sunday, Silent Frisco proudly presents Round 3 of Silent Frisco on Ice. After two sold out, spectacles of happy people making turns on the frozen wonderland of Justin Herman plaza, the public demand for a third event was enormous. On Sunday, January 5th, the Justin Herman rink will celebrate its last night of operation with Silent Frisco on Ice featuring Motion Potion & DJ Zeph from 8-11:30pm. (*WIN*)
 
To those of you getting on THE BOAT, aka JAM CRUISE 12, have a blast!! I'll get there some year! In the meantime, rep hard for BISS. The lineup looks more amazing than ever with the likes of Les Claypool's Duo de Twang, Thievery Corporation, Bootsy Collins & The Funk Unity Band, Galactic, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Lotus, The Wailers, Keller Williams, Keller & the Kimocks, Gigantic Underground Conspiracy, Conspirator, Lettuce, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, John Popper, DJ Logic, George Porter Jr., Stanley Jordan, Adam Deitch, The New Mastersounds, The Infamous Stringdusters, ALO, Rob Garza, Anders Osborne, MarchFourth Marching Band, Orgone, Pork Tornado, Bonerama, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, The Revivalists, Monophonics, Mike Dillon Band, Eric Krasno Band, Everyone Orchestra, Alan Evans Super Jam, Nathan Moore, Brock Butler, Cyril Neville, Oteil Burbridge, Bil Evans, Will Bernard, Alecia Chakour, Skerik, Victor Wooten, Butch Trucks, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, Col. Bruce Hampton, Kofi Burbridge, Jennifer Hartswick, Chris Chew, Roosevelt Collier, Joel Cummins, Anders Beck, Paul Hoffman, Billy Iuso, Terry McDermott, & Jans Ingber... And that's all I'm gonna say about that!
 
As the new year starts to take off, get ready for these upcoming shows....
 
1/17/14 & 1/18/14 - Edwardian Ball & World's Faire 2014 - The Edwardian Ball is an elegant, whimsical, spectacle of a madhouse slapdashery of costumery and cocktails, circus and storytelling, ribald music, and daring exhibitions that promise to entice and enchant - a feast for the senses with the style and panache of the turn of the 19th century.
http://www.edwardianball.com/ 
 
2/1/2014 - High Sierra Music and Mr. Hat present a very special Guitarmageddon Tribute to the life and music of J.J. Cale at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco.  Guitarmageddon is a project featuring Bay Area guitar heros Josh Clark (Tea Leaf Green), Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz (ALO, Jack Johnson), Jeff Miller (New Monsoon) and band leader Sean Leahy.
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/event/432329-guitarmageddon-josh-clark-san-francisco/ 
 
**AUGUST 1st, 2nd, & 3rd** 
GUITARFISH MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 @ Cisco Grove Campground
 
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BISS CALENDAR 
Thurs, 1/2/2014
YOUNG REMEDY, City P, Hosted by: Roach Gigz **WIN TICKETS**
Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Show: 9PM
$10 adv - $15 dos
Thurs, 1/2/2014
Afrolicious with DJs/ Hosts Pleasuremaker & Senor Oz plus resident percussionists and special guests (Afro-Tropi/Electric/Samba/Funk- LIVE MUSIC) **WIN TICKETS**
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
Show: 930PM
$5 b4 10:30
$8 after"
Thurs, 1/2/2014
BRIAN McKNIGHT with Full Band (Multi-Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, & Producer) 
Yoshi's SF, San Francisco, CA
Show: 8PM & 10PM
8pm $55, 10pm $50
Fri, 1/3/2014
*NAIVE MELODIES* ( Talking Heads tribute Bash! ) **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
Show: 930PM
$10
Fri, 1/3/2014
45 SESSIONS: DJ Platurn, DJ Enki, Delgado, Mr. E 
Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Show: 10PM
FREE
Fri, 1/3/2014
ACHILLES WHEEL (jam | psych | rock) + DEADBEATS **WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Novato, Novato, CA
Show: 9PM
$8
Fri, 1/3/2014
PETTY THEFT + THE GRAIN **WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Sebastapol, Sebastapol, CA
Show: 9PM
$15
Fri, 1/3/2014
Imperial Messenger Service w/ David Freiberg performs the music of Quicksilver Messenger Service**WIN TICKETS**
Sweetwater Music Hall, MIll Valley, CA
Show: 9PM
$20-$22
Fri, 1/3/2014
Pharoah Sanders Quartet - legendary jazz saxophonist
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
Show: 8PM & 10PM
8pm $32 & 10pm $26
Fri, 1/3/2014
BRIAN McKNIGHT with Full Band (Multi-Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, & Producer) 
Yoshi's SF, San Francisco, CA
Show: 8PM & 10PM
8pm $65, 10pm $60
Sat, 1/4/2014
SOLGANIX, Aisha Fukushima & Raptivism, Power Struggle, Gordo Cabeza **WIN TICKETS**
Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Show: 9PM
$7 adv - $10 dos
Sat, 1/4/2014
Great American Times 2 - A Western Winter Formal featuring The Easy Leaves , The B-Stars,
The Bootleg Honeys 
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Show: 9PM
$15
Sat, 1/4/2014
NVO, Materialized, ZEBUEL **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
Show: 9PM
$10
Sat, 1/4/2014
Pharoah Sanders Quartet - legendary jazz saxophonist
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
Show: 730Pm & 930Pm
7:30pm $35 & 9:30pm $29
Sat, 1/4/2014
BRIAN McKNIGHT with Full Band (Multi-Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, & Producer) 
Yoshi's SF, San Francisco, CA
Show: 8PM & 10PM
8pm $65, 10pm $60
Sun, 1/5/2014
The THIRD and FINAL ROUND! Silent Frisco on ICE ROUND THREE! Motion Potion, DJ Zeph (8 pm ends at 11:30 pm)
**WIN TICKETS**
Embarcadero ICE RINK (Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco, CA
Show: 8PM
$20.00 $25.00
Sun, 1/5/2014
Return of the Cypher * Freestyle Hip-Hop * DJ Kevvy Kev * Davu & Bottom Hammer * FREE Party! 
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
Show: 930PM
FREE
Sun, 1/5/2014
C-PLUS, Nick Jame$ **WIN TICKETS**
Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Show: 9PM
$7 adv - $10 dos
Sun, 1/5/2014
DUB MISSION presents the best in dub, roots reggae & dancehall with
DJ SEP, MANEESH the TWISTER and special guest JAH YZER (Jah Warrior Shelter HiFi) (Dub/Reggae/Dancehall- DJs) **WIN TICKETS**
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
Show: 9PM
FREE before 9:30 pm/$6 after
Sun, 1/5/2014
Pharoah Sanders Quartet - legendary jazz saxophonist
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
Show: 7PM
$32
Sun, 1/5/2014
BRIAN McKNIGHT with Full Band (Multi-Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, & Producer) 
Yoshi's SF, San Francisco, CA
Show: 7PM & 9PM
7pm $55, 9pm $50
Tues, 1/7/2014
Califone, The Luyas 
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Show: 8PM
$16
Tues, 1/7/2014
Tower of Power
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
Show: 8PM & 10PM
8pm $42 & 10pm $35
Wed, 1/8/2014
Tower of Power 
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
Show: 8PM & 10PM
8pm $42 & 10pm $39
Wed, 1/8/2014
YOUNG DUBLINERS **WIN TICKETS**
Yoshi's SF, San Francisco, CA
Show: 8PM
8pm $19 adv, $23 door
Thurs, 1/9/2014
Afrolicious With DJs/ Hosts Pleasuremaker & Senor Oz Plus resident percussionists 
and special guests **WIN TICKETS**
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
Show: 930PM
Tickets $5 b4 10:30
$8 after"
Thurs, 1/9/2014
An evening w/ DUSTBOWL REVIVAL (bluegrass | gospel | jug band) **WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Novato, Novato, CA
Show: 8PM
$10
Thurs, 1/9/2014
ANDY McKEE - imaginative and masterful acoustic guitar virtuoso 
Yoshi's SF, San Francisco, CA
Show: 8PM
$31
Fri, 1/10/2014
GRANT GREEN JUNIOR w/ BERNARD PURDIE & EAMONN FLYNN & DANIEL CASARES **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
Show: 930PM
$15
Fri, 1/10/2014
DEATH VALLEY HIGH, Flexx Bronco, Happy Fangs **WIN TICKETS**
Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Show: 9PM
$5 adv - $8 dos
Fri, 1/10/2014
BELLEZA CONNECTION: BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL PARTY Namorados da Lua - CD Release, Lucio K, Special Appearance by Papiba from Sambada, Batala, Capoeira Luanda California **WIN TICKETS**
New Parish, Oakland, CA
Show: 9PM
$10 adv- $13 dos
Fri, 1/10/2014
Dead Winter Carpenters, American Nomad, Sleeping Giants **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
Show: 9PM
$15
Fri, 1/10/2014
Tower of Power 
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
Show: 8PM & 10PM
8pm & 10pm $45
Sat, 1/11/2014
Wil Blades, Skerik, Jeff Parker, Simon Lott **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
Show: 930PM
$15
Sat, 1/11/2014
BANG DATA, EL CONJUNTO NUEVA OLA, Deejay Julicio **WIN TICKETS**
Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Show: 9PM
$10 adv - $13 dos
Sat, 1/11/2014
MIDNGHT SUN MASSIVE (roots | rock | reggae) + TBA **WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Novato, Novato, CA
Show: 9PM
$10
Sat, 1/11/2014
KINGSBOROUGH + ROEM & THE REVIVAL AND GIRLS AND BOYS **WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Sebastapol, Sebastapol, CA
Show: 9PM
$10
Sat, 1/11/2014
Grant Green Jr. w/ Bernard Purdie **WIN TICKETS**
Sweetwater Music Hall,
Show: 9PM
$17.00 - $20.00
Sat, 1/11/2014
SUNSETSF PRESENTS Diego's Umbrella, Con Brio, plus special guests!s **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
Show: 9PM
$20 ADV - $25 DOOR
Sat, 1/11/2014
Tower of Power 
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
Show: 730PM & 930PM
7:30pm & 9:30pm $45
Sun, 1/12/2014
Return of the Cypher * Freestyle Hip-Hop * DJ Kevvy Kev * Davu & Bottom Hammer * FREE Party! 
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
Show: 930PM
FREE
Sun, 1/12/2014
AMOEBAPALOOZA SF **WIN TICKETS**
Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Show: 9PM
$5
Sun, 1/12/2014
From Chicago: The J. Hanrahan Quartet performing John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" **WIN TICKETS**
Sweetwater Music Hall, MIll Valley, CA
Show: 7PM
$12.00 - $14.00
Sun, 1/12/2014
Jonny Lang 
Uptown Theater NAPA, Napa, CA
Show: 8PM
$45-$55
Sun, 1/12/2014
Tower of Power 
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
Show: 7PM & 9PM
7pm & 9pm $45
Tues, 1/14/2014
Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah & New American Farmers (cosmic Americana) **WIN TICKETS**
Sweetwater Music Hall, MIll Valley, CA
Show: 8PM
$10.00 - $12.00
Tues, 1/14/2014
Robben Ford 
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
Show: 8PM
8pm $26 / Premier seating + Meet and Greet $49
Tues, 1/14/2014
An Evening with SHAWN COLVIN 
Yoshi's SF, San Francisco, CA
Show: 8PM
$45
Wed, 1/15/2014
Albert Lee **WIN TICKETS**
Sweetwater Music Hall, MIll Valley, CA
Show: 8PM
$25.00 - $30.00
Wed, 1/15/2014
Robben Ford
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
Show: 8PM & 10PM
8pm & 10pm $26 / Premier seating + Meet and Greet $49
Wed, 1/15/2014
An Evening with SHAWN COLVIN 
Yoshi's SF, San Francisco, CA
Show: 8Pm
$45
Thurs, 1/16/2014
**SOPHISTAFUNK** **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
Show: 930PM
$10
Thurs, 1/16/2014
THE ABIGAILS, Froth, Creeping Pink, DJ Al Lover **WIN TICKETS**
Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Show: 9PM
$7
Thurs, 1/16/2014
AFROLICIOUS with DJs/Hosts PLEASUREMAKER & SENOR Oz, plus guests and resident percussionists **WIN TICKETS**
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
Show: 930PM
Tickets $5 b4 10:30
$8 after"
Thurs, 1/16/2014
An Evening with SHAWN COLVIN 
Yoshi's SF, San Francisco, CA
Show: 8PM
$45
Fri, 1/17/2014
** IKE STUBBLEFIELD Band** Featuring:Ike Stubblefield, Eddie Roberts - New Mastersounds, Thomas McCREE (LYRICS BORN), Daniel Caseras (Sax) + MOONDOG MATINEE +DJ K-OS **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
Show: 930PM
$20
Fri, 1/17/2014
The Edwardian Worlds Faire 
Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Show: 8PM
$42.50 - $85.00
Fri, 1/17/2014
Stu Allen & Mars Hotel **WIN TICKETS**
Sweetwater Music Hall, MIll Valley, CA
Show: 9PM
$22.00 - $24.00
Fri, 1/17/2014
SILA plus LAGOS ROOTS, NON STOP BHANGRA 
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Show: 9PM
$17 adv / $19 door
Fri, 1/17/2014
TWO NIGHTS! Sly & The Family Stone's Stand! Feat. Awesome Orchestra Collective feat. The Bengsons + Members of Beats Antique, Bayonics, Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Marcus Shelby, Jazz Mafiz feat. Crossroads, Tumbleweed Wanderers, Will Magid & Friends, Zakiya Harris, Con Brio **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
Show: 8PM
$25adv-$30dos
Fri, 1/17/2014
Booker T. Jones
Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA
Show: 8PM & 10PM
8pm $35 & 10pm $29
Add-on: Meet & Greet: $60
Sat, 1/18/2014
ALPHABET SOUP (plus: DJ LOGIC) **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
Show: 930PM
$15
Sat, 1/18/2014
12th Annual Sleepless Nights : A Tribute to Gram Parsons & Cosmic American Music: Midnight North (with Grahame Lesh), 
Red Meat, Sonny & The Sunsets, Sweet Chariot, Kelly McFarling, Big Eagle, Noelle Cahill Band and Paula Frazer & friends 
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Show: 9PM
$13
Sat, 1/18/2014
SEAN HAYES + TREBUCHET **WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Sebastapol, Sebastapol, CA
Show: 830PM
ADV $22 DOS $26
Sat, 1/18/2014
The 14th Annual Edwardian Ball 
Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA