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BISS 05.19.16 : THE WHO/ SURE FIRE SOUL ENSEMBLE/ B-52'S / MONOPHONICS / TURKUAZ & THE NTH POWER / HAPPY BIRTHDAY WAVY!!

Best of the BISS List
By Staff Writer: Casey Sol

Hey BISS Listers! I had a great time out in the desert soaking up too much sun & sand at Joshua Tree Music Festival. If you didn't make it, be sure to check out the line-up and discover some really incredible bands from all over the planet! Those of you who participated in Bay to Breakers - that looked like quite the crazy party, way to go! Anyways, we have a ton of great shows happening all over this week, so if you're up for a little road trip, go ahead and pack up the car! If you're staying around The Bay, we have more than enough dance parties to get you excited!

On Wednesday, we went to one of my favorite Bay Area venues, Ashkenaz, to catch STU ALLEN & MARS HOTEL **WIN TICKETS** for a little mid-week dance party. 

If you're more in the mood for some good ole' fashion rock & roll tonight, Thursday, THE WHO with SLYDIGS will be playing over at the Oracle Arena. For something completely different, it's AFROBRAZILIAN NIGHT w/ AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE, ANTONIO GUEDES & THE BJILLAQUILES, BATALA SAN FRANCISCO, plus DJ CARIOCA and DJ GOYO at Rickshaw Stop for some straight up booty shakin' music.

On Friday, we have a couple easy destination shows for you get-away kids. NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE will be at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz and THE B-52'S with GREG KIHN BAND are playing at the beautiful, Mountain Winery, in Saratoga. However, we do have some really special shows right here at home. The international blues treasure and all around badass, TAJ MAHAL, will be playing his first of three nights at Yoshi's after just coming off a European tour. If you haven't seen Taj before, I totally suggest going to at least one of these nights! Over at Terrapin Crossroads, another not to miss show (if only we could be everywhere...), we have JOHN SCOFIELD with WIL BLADES & SCOTT AMENDOLA.

THE PRIMAVERA 4th ANNUAL GROOVE SESSIONS: "PROJECT WOO" starts off our Saturday party decisions with THE MONOPHONICS & MJ'S BRASS BOPPERS at Bottom of the Hill. At Neck of the Woods we have an all-day music festival, HIBBITY DIBBITY PRESENTS: 2ND ANNUAL BELLYMAN'S BALL, with $4 dollar Anchor Steam Draught all day! The Presidio Yacht Club will be hosting LUMANATION if you're feeling some high energy reggae beats. TURKUAZ & THE NTH POWER are back at Slim's to remind us of how awesome Jazz Fest was for those that went...or just give those who didn't a chance to pretend they were there. For the weekend road warriors - JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE with FRANCISCO FERNANDEZ will be in Saratoga at the Mountain Winery and one of our very own Bay Area favorites, MIDNIGHT NORTH, will be gracing the stage at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz!  Don't forget the second of three nights at Yoshi's with TAJ MAHAL either!

On to Sunday! WAVY GRAVY'S 80TH BIRTHDAY BENEFIT FOR SEVA FOUNDATION will be held at the SOMO Village Event Center in Rohnert Park featuring YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND, STEVE EARLE, JOHN POPPER, NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE, DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS, THE T SISTERS, ACHILLES WHEEL, GRATEFUL BLUEGRASS BOYS, SAMBADROP MARCHING BAND, CLOWN CONSPIRACY AND SURPRISE GUESTS!  Sounds like quite the party to me! Back at Mountain Winery is the southern rock all-stars, LYNYRD SKYNYRD. Over in Petaluma, we have LEON RUSSELL, LEE GALLAGHER & THE HALLELUJAH at McNear's Mystic Theater. Last, but not least, you still have one more chance to catch TAJ MAHAL at Yoshi's, don't blow it!

As Monday rolls around and cloning yourself to be at all these great shows all week hasn't worked yet...there is still a chance to see the rock 'n' roll music legend LEON RUSSELL alongside RILEY ETHERRIDGE at Yoshi's!

Whewww, that's just a taste of the week! Read on for more ticket giveaways and upcoming shows!


 
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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!

Thurs 5/19/2016
*NIGHT OF K-OS* (DJ K-OS, Katdelic +Brothers Prince with Special Guests
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, CA
 
Thurs 5/19/2016
SEAN HEALY PRESENTS: CASKEY
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
 
Thurs 5/19/2016
Champion Sound Record PresentsL THE SURE FIRE SOUL ENSEMBLE, The Grease Traps, DJ Platurn
New Parish, Oakland, CA
 
Thurs 5/19/2016
CRYPTICAL And Friends Recreating the Grateful Dead's legendary 5/19/74 show from the Portland Memorial Coliseum
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
 
Thurs 5/19/2016
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents Little Wings, Alex Bleeker and The Freaks, The Range of Light Wilderness
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
 
Fri 5/20/2016
Uncle Sea Monster w/the Small Change Romeos
19 Broadway, Fairfax, CA
 
Fri 5/20/2016
Karamo Susso - International West African kora star Karamo Susso performs two sets - one acoustic, one dance-oriented - accompanied by percussionist Moussa Camara, bassist Ben Isaacs, drummer Tony D, and special guests.
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
 
Fri 5/20/2016
*STEPPIN* (+ STANG)
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, CA
 
Fri 5/20/2016
NU-RICKS.COM PRESENTS: ERK THA JERK
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
 
Fri 5/20/2016
Tracy Sirota Pre-Release Party,  Oliver Jacobson
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
 
Fri 5/20/2016
AN EVENING WITH PETTY THEFT
Hopmonk Novato, Novato, CA
 
Fri 5/20/2016
TOMMY CASTRO AND THE PAINKILLERS, RON THOMPSON
Hopmonk Sebastapol, Sebastopol, CA
 
Sat 5/21/2016
El Radio Fantastique and La Liberta
19 Broadway, Fairfax, CA
 
Sat 5/21/2016
**Turkuaz/Nth Power AfterParty Spectacular** Members of Nth Power&Turkuaz Horns w/ Wil Blades  feat: ( Nikkie Glaspie (Drums- Nth Power) Nate Edgar (Bass- Nth Power) Nick Cassarino (Guitar- Nth Power) Wil Blades (B3- Stanton Moore Trio) Josh Schwartz (Bari Sax- Turkuaz) Greg Sanderson (Tenor Sax- Turkuaz) Chris Brouwers (Trumpet- Turkuaz) + Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, CA
 
Sat 5/21/2016
LOVESEAT CONGREGATION - CD RELEASE SHOW
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
 
Sat 5/21/2016
N5MD SHOWCASE: BVDUB, Near The Parenthesis, Emilio Pozzolini (modular set)
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
 
Sat 5/21/2016
POINTS NORTH, STIMULI, FLANELHED
Hopmonk Novato, Novato, CA
 
Sat 5/21/2016
SWINGIN' UTTERS, La Plebe, MDC (Presenting the book "Memoir Of A Damaged Civilization" by Dave Dictor), I.R.A. (From Colombia)
New Parish, Oakland, CA
 
Sat 5/21/2016
STARDUST AND STAGECOACH TOUR, JULIA FAIRLIGHT AND RACHEL OTO
Sierra Valley Lodge, Calpine, CA
 
Sat 5/21/2016
Turkuaz plus The Nth Power
Slim's, San Francisco, CA
 
Sat 5/21/2016
Narada Michael Walden
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
 
Sun 5/22/2016
GTS PRESENTS: RADIATE SAN FRANCISCO- Fowler, Double Take, No More Solace, Shoot the Mariner, Outboard, Ignite Club, Recordline
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
 
Sun 5/22/2016
Electric Squeezebox Orchestra
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
 
Sun 5/22/2016
UNLEASH! DJ Olga T & DJ MysDefy, mommasboyz, KINGDOM!
Ivy Room , Albany, CA
 
Tues 5/24/2016
PROJECT QUEUE with Bdubs & the Players and KingKongzilla
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, CA
 
Tues 5/24/2016
Doc's Lab Presents a Tuesday Residency: Megan Slankard
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
 
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
The Chapel and BottleRock presents: PARTICLE
The Chapel, San Francisco, 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
LOST DOG FOUND, EARLES OF NEWTOWN
Hopmonk Sebastapol, Sebastopol, CA
 
Sat 5/27/2016
Farhead + Totally Dead.
Neck of the Woods, San Francisco, CA
 
Fri 5/27/2016
GONDWANA
New Parish, Oakland, 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
 
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
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