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BISS 05.25.16 : LIGHTENING IN A BOTTLE / THE CURE / BOTTLE ROCK / SF CARNAVAL / HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

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By Staff Writer: Casey Sol

Hey BISS Listers! Happy Hump Day! We have plenty of great shows happening this week to gear us up for Memorial Day weekend fun, festivals, BBQ's, whatever it may be! So let's jump right in...

Some of you may be getting an early start on the holiday weekend and heading to LIGHTENING IN A BOTTLE. They have quite the lineup this year, including RUBBLEBUCKET, BIG GIGANTIC, CHET FAKER, and more! Be sure to catch LUCENT DOSSIER EXPERIENCE while you're out there too - they're one of my favorite performance groups out there. If you still have to put in another day at work, you can catch the always awesome, STU ALLEN & MARS HOTEL, **WIN TICKETS** at Ashkenaz.

Rolling into Thursday we have, THE CURE & THE TWILIGHT SAD at Shoreline Amphitheater which should be a blast. Over at The Chapel we have PARTICLE **WIN TICKETS** which I've heard before described as "space-porn" which actually seems fitting. INSPECTOR GADJE will be playing at the Yerba Buena Gardens giving us a taste of Balkan style brass with 12 horns and 2 percussionists...that definitely seems like a party right there. At Doc's Lab, THE HIGHWAY POETS & SWEET PLOT **WIN TICKETS** take the stage. And last, but not least, we have the PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND with YOSVANY TERRY at Miner Auditorium for some Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms.

BOTTLE ROCK starts up on Friday and runs through the entire weekend up in Napa. If you're looking to purchase just a day ticket, Friday's line-up includes STEVIE WONDER, LENNY KRAVITZ, MICHAEL FRANTI, BUDDY GUY, & more! If you've never seen GOGOL BORDELLO, Friday is your chance at The UC Theatre Taube Family. For the funk chasers, GRANT GREEN JR., BERNARD PURDIE, WIL BLADES, & PIGWAR **WIN TICKETS** will be at The Boom Boom Room! At Hotel Utah we have three eclectic groups, TRACORUM, FLIGHT OF RYAN, and twin sisters, CARMEN & CAMILLE **WIN TICKETS** to switch things up a bit.

Right into Saturday's dance parties, at Ashkenaz we have the INAUGURAL DIASPORA DINNER with MJ's BRASS BOPPERS and ANDREW CARRIERE'S ZYDECO/CAJUN ALLSTARS **WIN TICKETS** with dance lesson's starting at 7pm. Go over and get your New Orleans fix and learn some new moves! The hip-hop duo, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS, will also be playing at Bill Graham Civic Center. If you're still thinking about BOTTLE ROCK, Saturday's lineup includes FLORENCE & THE MACHINE, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, ZIGGY MARLEY, MONOPHONICS, MOONALICE, and more! Can't beat these headliners! Over in Petaluma, TALLEY UP!, the psychedelic funk and New Orleans inspired band, will be playing at Lagunitas Brewing. The SF Carnaval kicks off on Saturday with BAYONICS plus the Latin rock, afro-Caribbean all-star's, SOLTRON at the Elbo Room. If you misses GRANT GREEN JR., BERNARD PURDIE, and WIL BLADES last night at The Boom Boom Room, you have another chance Saturday! Can't beat a late night funk party. We also have some tickets to giveaway for Denver band, GREENER GROUNDS **WIN TICKETS** at the Ivy Room if you're looking for some fun jams.

The weekends not over yet! BOTTLE ROCK has yet another awesome day of music including the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, THE LUMINEERS, SHOVELS & ROPE, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA, and (if you missed him earlier in the week in The Bay) GOGOL BORDELLO. At the Great American Music Hall, there is BERNIE MAN: A BENEFIT CONCERT TO BELIEVE IN with GUITARMAGEDDON, JORDAN & THE RITUALS, and our favorite Phish cover band, CHUM. IVAN NEVILLE will be with the PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND at The Miner Auditorium. The classic American funk band, WAR, will be alongside LOS LONLEY BOYS on Sunday **WIN TICKETS** at Mountain Winery. I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to seeing a show at Mountain Winery this summer and we will have plenty of tickets to give away this summer! Keep your eyes on the prize! You can also head over to Tupelo if you missed TALLEY UP! yesterday.

A little sneak peak of the post-Memorial Day weekend parties, on Monday we have one man, two saxophones, RIC ALEXANDER **WIN TICKETS** spreading awareness for prostate cancer with his simultaneous saxophone performance you shouldn't miss! For some catchy sing-alongs head to the Great American Music Hall to see BRETT BENNEN with FIREKID. The week could really fly by with all these awesome acts so I'm just going to throw in that AFROMAN **WIN TICKETS** will be firing up at The Boom Boom Room!

Also, one of my favorite traveling bands, HANDMADE MOMENTS, were in a terrible accident this past week. If you caught their free Jammin' On the Bus show outside Jammin' on Haight a few weeks ago you know how talented, fun, and beautiful these folks are. Their solar powered, stage top, bus was destroyed and Joel has already undergone two surgeries on his badly crushed legs. They need all the prayers, thoughts, positivity, and well wishes they can get. Below is a link to their gofundme account to help with the costs of their injuries and living expenses while Joel is on the long road to recovery. Anything you can do helps! Thank you!!
https://www.gofundme.com/25jdhfg


 
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS!

7/28/16 - 7/31/16 :  
Guitarfish Music Festival featuring 
 
  
ALO (2 Nights), The Greyboy Allstars, Orgone, Lyrics Born (with full band), Hamsa Lila, Poor Man's Whiskey, Afrolicious, Mumbo Gumbo, Yak Attack, Jankytown Orchestra, The Starfish & Guitarfish Diva Ball (Late night ball all-star extravaganza), Gene Evaro Jr. & The Family, Dirty Revival, Joy & Madness, Katdelic Acoustic, Jimmy Leslie & The Flow, Peter Joseph Burtt & The Kingtide, Crow & The Canyon, and The 3 (Sunday Gospel Set) and more TBA @ 
Cisco Grove, California
Early Bird Tickets available:
8/12/16 - 8/14/16 :  
For The Funk Of It featuring Orgone, Object Heavy, Fred Wesley, Jelly Bread, Mojo Green, IdeaTeam, Analog Son, Stymie and The Pimp Jones Love Orchestra, Klozd Sirkut, Delta Nove, Joy and Madness, Elektrapod, The Humidors, Tubaluba, 7 Come 11, Kuckaw!, Black Star Safari, 4 Piece Puzzle, Black Fong, Big Sticky Mess, & Hoopty @ Belden, CA
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SEE CONTEST RULES ABOVE ON "HOW TO WIN TICKETS" TO THE FOLLOWING SHOWS THIS WEEK!

Wed 5/25/2016
Stu Allen & Mars Hotel -- Grateful Dead
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
 
Thurs 5/26/2016
BOTTLE ROCK MUSIC FEST PRESENTS: SON LITTLE
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
 
Thurs 5/26/2016
The Highway Poets, Sweet Plot
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
 
Thurs 5/26/2016
Co-founder of bluegrass legends Hot Rize: Tim O'Brien, Caleb Caudle
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
 
Thurs 5/26/2016
The Chapel and BottleRock presents: PARTICLE
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
 
Fri 5/27/2016
Luxe 29 Group presents Marcus Machado ft. special guest
19 Broadway, Fairfax, CA
 
Fri 5/27/2016
Grant Green Jr., Bernard Purdie (James Brown) & Wil Blades [+ PIGWAR]
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, CA
 
Fri 5/27/2016
LA BOHEMIA PRESENTS: CARNIVAL KICK-OFF SHOW: VERY BE CAREFUL, Camino Band
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
 
Fri 5/27/2016
Travis Hayes / essence - CD Release Party/The Belle Sounds, Diamond Heights
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
 
Fri 5/27/2016
EARLES OF NEWTOWN, THE CRUX DUO
Hopmonk Sebastapol, Sebastopol, CA
 
Fri 5/27/2016
Farhead + Totally Dead.
Neck of the Woods, San Francisco, CA

Fri 5/27/2016
GONDWANA
New Parish, Oakland, CA
 
Fri 5/27/2016
Sons of Champlin with special guests David Luning, Greg Errico (of Sly and the Family Stone) and Tal Morris, The Madmen feat. Amber Morris
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
 
Sat 5/28/2016
INAUGURAL  DIASPORA DINNER with MJ's BRASS BOPPERS and ANDREW CARRIERE'S ZYDECO/CAJUN ALLSTARS ( New Orleans 2nd Line! Dance lessons w/Linda Francis 7PM)
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
 
Sat 5/28/2016
Grant Green Jr., Bernard Purdie (James Brown) & Wil Blades [+ IDEATEAM]
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, CA
 
Sat 5/28/2016
DAMAGE WITH CARE TOUR 2016: MOVING UNITS, Billy Changer, Visions, Glass Spells
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
 
Sat 5/28/2016
THE MELT, JAMES HARMAN
Hopmonk Novato, Novato, CA
 
Sat 5/28/2016
Greener Grounds + Stone Soul
Ivy Room , Albany, CA
 
Sat 5/28/2016
HELLBOUND GLORY
Sierra Valley Lodge, Calpine, CA
 
Sat 5/28/2016
Sean Hayes, Adam Kirk
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
 
Sun  5/29/2016
THE REBELLIOUS YOUTH BOOK LAUNCH: ACID GHOST, Half Past June, Bobey, Inner Wave
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
 
Sun 5/29/2016
Electric Squeezebox Orchestra
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
 
Sun 5/29/2016
WAR / Los Lonely Boys
Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
 
Mon 5/30/2016
Celebrate Memorial Day at the Sweetwater with: Matt Jaffe & The Distractions, The Human Assembly
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
 
Mon 5/30/2016
One man, two saxophones, for awareness:- RIC ALEXANDER, Levi Seacer, Jr.
Yoshi's , Oakland, CA
 
Tues 5/31/2016
BUMPIN UGLIES, The Millards, No Flow, Ridgeway
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
 
Tues 5/31/2016
Doc's Lab Presents a Tuesday Residency: Megan Slankard
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
 
Tues 5/31/2016
The John Brothers Piano Company, Radio Istanbul
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
 
Wed 6/1/2016
David Nelson Band w/ Barry Sless, John Molo, Mookie Siegel, and Pete Sears - Psychedelic
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
 
Wed 6/1/2016
AFROMAN + Special Guests!
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, CA
 
Wed 6/1/2016
STONE SOUL, GREENER GROUNDS
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
 
Wed 6/1/2016
3RD ANNUAL DOUBLE DRUMMER BLOW OUT: TOMMY IGOE GROOVE CONSPIRACY
Yoshi's , Oakland, CA
 
Thurs 6/2/2016
*HUNTER & THE DIRTY JACKS* (+ Evan Lanam & The Live Oaks, Colonel & The Mermaids)
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, CA
 
Thurs 6/2/2016
POPSCENE AND FLOOD PRESENTS: KEVIN GARRETT, DJ AARON AXELSEN
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
 
Thurs 6/2/2016
LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES
New Parish, Oakland, CA
 
Thurs 6/2/2016
Metalachi - The Worlds First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band, FeatherWitch
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
 
Thurs 6/2/2016
The Rides ft. Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Barry Goldberg
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, Berkeley, CA
 
Thurs 6/2/2016
World fusion guitarist: Freddy Clarke & Wobbly World
Yoshi's , Oakland, CA
 
Fri 6/3/2016
The Stone Foxes with Felsen
19 Broadway, Fairfax, CA
 
Fri 6/3/2016
DJ LOGIC, JOHN STATEN, BRIAN JAY, WIL BLADES & VICTOR LITTLE
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, CA
 
Sat 6/3/2016
*JELLY BREAD* (+ELEMENT BRASS BAND)
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, CA
 
Fri 6/3/2016
SERPENTS LAIR PRESENTS: DEYA DOVA, Drum Spyder, Liquid Love Drops, Serpent Sanctum
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
 
Fri 6/3/2016
Orchestra Euphonos, Taluna
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
 
Fri 6/3/2016
MOJO GREEN + more
Hopmonk Sebastapol, Sebastopol, CA
 
Fri 6/3/2016
The Anita Lofton Project + KATDELIC & Punk Funk Mob
Ivy Room , Albany, CA
 
Fri 6/3/2016
OAKLAND ODDITIES-From the creators of Symbiosis and Wormhole comes something bizarre and wonderful:  Main Room: Nadastrom (2 hr set), Grensta, Tony Inorbit , Conandrum - in The Sideroom hosted by Strategik: Anthony James, Dr. Whiskers , ECQ , HoverKraft
New Parish, Oakland, CA
 
Fri 6/3/2016
WORLD'S FINEST
Sierra Valley Lodge, Calpine, CA
 
Fri 6/3/2016
Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Two Time Grammy Winner & National Medal of the Arts Awardee
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
 
Sat 6/4/2016
"Swing in the Spring" Series Finale: Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers -Swing dance lesson w/ Nathan Dias 8PM
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
 
Sat 6/4/2016
SF POPFEST:THE SHIVAS, Dominant Legs, Emotional, Smoke Screens (New Band with members of Terry Malts)
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
 
Sat 6/4/2016
Jerry Hannan Band
, Gwyneth Moreland
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
 
Sat 6/4/2016
AN EVENING WITH 2 BIG
Hopmonk Novato, Novato, CA
 
Sat 6/4/2016
MILF! w/ Featherwitch · Shake it! Booty Band
Ivy Room , Albany, CA
 
Sat 6/4/2016
DAVID JOHN AND THE COMSTOCK COWBOYS
Sierra Valley Lodge, Calpine, CA
 
Sat 6/4/2016
Fleetwood Mask - The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac + The Jean Genies - Tribute to David Bowie
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
 
Sat 6/4/2016
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Sonny & The Sunsets' SF LP release show
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
 
Sun 6/5/2016
Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, Jazz in the Neighborhood, Edgardo Cambon, Laney College Big Band
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
 
Sun 6/5/2016
THE CULT
Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
 
Mon 6/6/2016
THE SHE'S, Max Pain and the Groovies, Sarah Bethe Nelson, Al Lover (live set)
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
 
Wed 6/8/2016
Nicole Atkins
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA