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BISS 01.06.17 : BBR BOWIE BASH / FUNK REVIVAL ORCHESTRA / TOWER OF POWER / DEAR 2017...

Dear 2017 - I know we barely even know each other, so it may be presumptuous for me to start asking for favors, but do you think you could try to be a bit kinder than 2016? (not to mention the end of 2015) I understand that this is just life and sometimes it's hard...but maybe a little less cruelty by the time you hand me off to 2018?

Almost anyone you ask experienced personal loss of friends & family--human & otherwise. We also collectively lost some amazingly great talents who touched the whole world including (but not limited to) a number of musicians, writers, actors, comedians, a sports figure or two and believe it or not multiple astronauts...(sans politically) Starting and ending this list with the two (imho) most epic: David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Glen Frey, Abe Vigoda, Paul Kantner, Vanity, Harper Lee, Keith Emerson, Frank Sinatra Jr, Pete Fountain, Edgar Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Florence Henderson, Greg Lake, Garry Shandling, Merle Haggard, Leon Russell, Muhammad Ali, Donald E. Williams, Piers Sellers, John Glenn, Gordie Howe, Garry Marshall, Gene Wilder, Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, & Prince

Fun Fact that you don't give a Sh** about? MIT Researchers say 2016 Didn't Have More Famous Deaths Than Usual. IN fact, it was below expected... (the number of famous people dying has been increasing pretty much linearly since 2000) HOwever, the  level of mega famous was higher than normal (they "say" 16) so it just "feels" like more... Yeah, sure, whatever... 2016 sucked. 2017 can do better! (we give you the go ahead on Charlie)

So here we are ready to move on and hang out with you for the next year. And while some of us (quite a few I know) may be starting out with injuries and surgeries and other life challenges to sort out, we have a whole year to get back on track.

In conclusion... I humbly ask you please 2017, please, if you wouldn't mind, please cut us all a break and be a little gentler? We would all appreciate your leniency... If not, Sunny is gonna glitter bomb you!

Sincerely,
Pamela,
aka Miss BISS,
ALL the rest of the BISS crew,
not to mention most of the world....
PS. I am very confident that the healthy BISS Listers will be able to step it up and rep for those of us who can't get up and out quite yet to launch into our new relationship...

You all know why I am so confident in all of you to hold it down dear BISS Listers as we roll into 2017? Because I have seen the upcoming calendar of shows and it's looking good right outta the gate!

Let's start with this weekend... then check the  Google Calendar to see what else is coming up!
 

BEST OF THE BISS THIS WEEK


1/6/2017
  • BooM BooM RooM Presents: *FIRST CHURCH OF THE SACRED SILVERSEXUAL's 6TH ANNUAL BOWIE BIRTHDAY BASH at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**
  • Lagos Roots AfroBeat Ensemble, DJ Prince at Elbo Room
  • KATDELIC + DJ Little John- David Bowie Birthday Celebration With All-Star Funk Favorites at Moe's Alley
  • TOWER OF POWER -Legendary East Bay R&B hit-makers at Yoshi's


1/7/2017
  • BooM BooM RooM Presents: *FIRST CHURCH OF THE SACRED SILVERSEXUAL's 6TH ANNUAL BOWIE BIRTHDAY BASH at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**
  • *FUNK REVIVAL ORCHESTRA* (+Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat) 9 pm 'til 4 am at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Western Winter Formal V featuring: The Easy Leaves plus Country Lips plus Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • TOWER OF POWER -Legendary East Bay R&B hit-makers at Yoshi's

1/8/2017
  • *Return Of The Cypher* **FREE HIP HOP PARTY** [FREEE *Hip Hop Live Rap Emcees w/ DJs & Musicians] at Boom Boom Room 
  • Wil Blades "Sunday Sessions" With weekly guests for some straight JAZZ, NO CHASER! at Madrone Art Bar
  • TOWER OF POWER -Legendary East Bay R&B hit-makers at Yoshi's


1/10/2017
  • FAT TUESDAYS with Atta Kid: Co-led by Max Cowan (keys) and Daniel Casares (sax) at Madrone Art Bar **WIN TICKETS**
  • TOWER OF POWER  at Yoshi's

1/11/2017 
  • MARK KARAN, MITCH STEIN, STEVE ADAMS, AND DANNY LUEHRING at Terrapin Crossroads
  • TOWER OF POWER  at Yoshi's  


1/12/2017
  • For the Funk Of It Presents: *BLACK STAR SAFARI* & *HI STRANGENESS* at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Atta Kid - Funk in an arty hotel bar at Bar Fluxus
  • TOWER OF POWER at Yoshi's



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UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS
Mark your calendar

1/14/17 : Leftover Salmon with Dead Winter Carpentersat
The Fillmore **WIN TICKETS**

1/18/17 : The NTH POWER [FT. Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce, Dumpstaphunk), Nate Edgar (John Browns Body), Nick Cassarino, Courtney Smith] + *THE SEXTONES* at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**

2/17/17 : Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at The Independent **WIN TICKETS**


2/4/2017 : THE MOTET: Presented by Jambase with Skerik's Bandalabra at The Fillmore  **WIN TICKETS**


 

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FULL BISS GOOGLE CALENDAR: http://ht.ly/em4F300onAX
 
Thurs, 1/5/2017
Fog Swamp and MJs Brass Boppers 
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.elbo.com/Calendar.php
Show: 9PM
$12

Thurs, 1/5/2017
HUSHconcerts presents: HUSH on ICE! DJ Mancub, King Most
Embarcadero Ice Rink, San Francisco, CA
http://www.hushconcerts.com/calendar/
Show: 830PM
$25

Thurs, 1/5/2017
Rita Hosking Trio and Painted Mandolin (feat. Joe Craven) - country-folk originals and “the acoustic side of Jerry Garcia” **WIN TICKETS**
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA
http://thefreight.org/event/2017/01/01/month/all/all/1
Show: 8PM
$18-$20

Thurs, 1/5/2017
SONGS ABOUT SOMETHING: OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE TUNES IN THE ROUND - "ALBRO EDITION" HOST PAIGE CLEM WITH LEBO AND STEVE ADAMS (ALO) AND ALEX AND BEN MORRISON (THE BROTHERS COMATOSE) **WIN TICKETS**
Ivy Room, Albany, CA
http://ivyroom.ticketfly.com/
Show: 8PM
$12-$14

Thurs, 1/5/2017
*FREE MANNEQUIN* (+The Fell Swoop. Trace Repeat) **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, Ca
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
$5-$50 (BENEFIT)

Thurs, 1/5/2017
Zolopht, Lior Ben-Hur & Sol Tevél **WIN TICKETS**
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
http://www.docslabsf.com/
Show: 8PM
$8-$10

Thurs, 1/5/2017
KIMOCK **WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Sebastopol, Sebastopol, CA
http://hopmonk-sebastopol.ticketfly.com/
Show: 9PM
$35

Thurs, 1/5/2017
Talking Dreads - Reggae Tribute to Talking Heads feat Mystic Bowie of Tom Tom Club + The Killer Queens - All Female Tribute to Queen **WIN TICKETS**
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/calendar/
Show: $12-$15

Fri, 1/6/2017
Lagos Roots AfroBeat Ensemble, DJ Prince
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
http://www.elbo.com/Calendar.php
Show: 10PM
$13

Fri, 1/6/2017
KATDELIC + DJ Little John- David Bowie Birthday Celebration With All-Star Funk Favorites 
Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz, CA
http://www.moesalley.com/
Show: 9PM
$10-$15

Fri, 1/6/2017
BooM BooM RooM Presents: *FIRST CHURCH OF THE SACRED SILVERSEXUAL's 6TH ANNUAL BOWIE BIRTHDAY BASH AT THE CHAPEL  **WIN TICKETS**
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
http://www.thechapelsf.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$20

Fri, 1/6/2017
TOWER OF POWER -Legendary East Bay R&B hit-makers
Yoshi's , Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM & 10PM
$45/SOLD OUT

Fri, 1/6/2017
HOWARD WILEY AND THE EXTRA NAPPY Bandleader Howard Wiley  **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
$12

Fri, 1/6/2017
Inner Standing Sound & Dub Mission present: DUB CLUB - San Francisco # 2 featuring: Dub-Stuy Records Release party for Dubamines "Joker Smoker" EP featuring remix by Saule, Grime City DJs Dubsworth & Supa, DJ Sep (Dub Mission), Inner Standing Sound System, Live Mek We Build/Vibes Wise video shoot featuring Arkaingelle and Ras Amlak **WIN TICKETS**
F8, San Francisco, CA
http://dubclubsfjan6.bpt.me/
Show: 10PM
$8-$10

Fri, 1/6/2017
RONSTADT GENERATIONS, ISMAY **WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Sebastopol, Sebastopol, CA
http://hopmonk-sebastopol.ticketfly.com/
Show: 8PM
$15

Fri, 1/6/2017
Shakey Zimmerman "Songs of Neil Young and Bob Dylan", Sasha Lanier and Rob Thompson **WIN TICKETS**
Ivy Room, Albany, CA
http://ivyroom.ticketfly.com/
Show: 830Pm
$13

Fri, 1/6/2017
Xeb [Former original Third Eye Blind members play the 6-million selling self-titled record from start to finish] **WIN TICKETS**
Slim's, San Francisco, CA
http://www.slimspresents.com/events/month/
Show: 9PM
$18-$21

Sat, 1/7/2017
*FUNK REVIVAL ORCHESTRA* (+Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat) 9 pm 'til 4 am **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
$12

Sat, 1/7/2017
Western Winter Formal V featuring: The Easy Leaves plus Country Lips plus Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms  **WIN TICKETS**
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
http://www.slimspresents.com/events/month/
Show: 9PM
$20

Sat, 1/7/2017
BooM BooM RooM Presents: *FIRST CHURCH OF THE SACRED SILVERSEXUAL's 6TH ANNUAL BOWIE BIRTHDAY BASH AT THE CHAPEL  **WIN TICKETS**
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
http://www.thechapelsf.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$20

Sat, 1/7/2017
TOWER OF POWER -Legendary East Bay R&B hit-makers
Yoshi's , Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/calendar/
Show: 730PM & 930PM
$48/SOLD OUT

Sat, 1/7/2017
Bunny Pistol's Barbary Coast Burlesque **WIN TICKETS**
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
http://www.docslabsf.com/
Show: 10PM
$15-$90

Sat, 1/7/2017
RONSTADT GENERATIONS **WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Novato, Novato, CA
http://www.hopmonk.com/novato/music-and-events/
Show: 8PM
$15

Sat, 1/7/2017
JOHNNY DOWNER TRIBUTE- BENEFIT FOR SEBASTOPOL MUSIC FOUNDATION, BENEFIT FOR SEBASTOPOL MUSIC FOUNDATION **WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Sebastopol, Sebastopol, CA
http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/music-and-events/
Show: 12PM
$10

Sat, 1/7/2017
Mustache Harbor **WIN TICKETS**
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$20

Sat, 1/7/2017
Tycho, Nitemoves
The Fox, Oakland, CA
http://www.thefoxoakland.com/
Show: 8PM
$35/SOLD OUT

Sun, 1/8/2017
*Return Of The Cypher* **FREE HIP HOP PARTY** [FREEE *Hip Hop Live Rap Emcees w/ DJs & Musicians]
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, Ca
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
FREE

Sun, 1/8/2017
Wil Bladesfor "Sunday Sessions" With weekly guests for some straight JAZZ, NO CHASER! 
Madrone Art Bar , San Francisco, CA
http://madroneartbar.com/calendar.php
Show: 930PM
FREE

Sun, 1/8/2017
TOWER OF POWER -Legendary East Bay R&B hit-makers
Yoshi's , Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/calendar/
Show: 7PM & 9PM
$42/SOLD OUT

Sun, 1/8/2017
Food drive benefitting St. Vincent De Paul society: Aaron Redner & His Band of Love Ninjas Concert & Food Drive Starring: James Nash, Bryan Horne, Ben Jacobs and Lucas Carlton **WIN TICKETS**
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/calendar/
Show: 6:30PM
$12-$14

Mon, 1/9/2017
JOHN HANRAHAN'S A LOVE SUPREME QUARTET -Performing the full album in celebration of John Coltrane
Yoshi's , Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM
$18

Tues, 1/10/2017
FAT TUESDAYS with Atta Kid: Co-led by Max Cowan (keys) and Daniel Casares (sax) **WIN TICKETS**
Madrone Art Bar , San Francisco, CA
http://madroneartbar.com/calendar.php
Show: 10PM
$5

Tues, 1/10/2017
TOWER OF POWER -Legendary East Bay R&B hit-makers
Yoshi's , Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM & 10PM
$42 - 8PM SOLD OUT

Tues, 1/10/2017
Underground Nomads (Belly/Tribal Dance Performance sets 930 & 10):  Amar | Wendy Marlatt
F8, San Francisco, Ca
https://undergroundnomads.wordpress.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM
$5-$10

Wed, 1/11/2017
MARK KARAN, MITCH STEIN, STEVE ADAMS, AND DANNY LUEHRING
Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, Ca
http://www.terrapincrossroads.net/events/
Show:
730PM

Wed, 1/11/2017
TOWER OF POWER -Legendary East Bay R&B hit-makers
Yoshi's , Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM & 10PM
$45   - 8PM SOLD OUT

Wed, 1/11/2017
6Roses (David Boyce & Michael Cavaseno Jazz Duo) 7-9PM Soulful Jazz Renditions   & Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy at 9:30pm 
Madrone Art Bar , San Francisco, CA
http://madroneartbar.com/calendar.php
Show: 7PM & 930PM
FREE

Thurs, 1/12/2017
Atta Kid - Funk in an arty hotel bar
Bar Fluxus, San Francisco, Ca
https://www.facebook.com/events/241598369601912/
Show: 930PM
FREE

Thurs, 1/12/2017
For the Funk Of It Presents: *BLACK STAR SAFARI* & *HI STRANGENESS* **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, Ca
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
$5-$7

Thurs, 1/12/2017
TOWER OF POWER -Legendary East Bay R&B hit-makers
Yoshi's , Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM & 10PM
$45   - 8PM SOLD OUT

Thurs, 1/12/2017
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents The Electric Prunes, Strangers in a Strange Land, DJ sets by Cyril Jordan (of Flamin' Groovies), Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show **WIN TICKETS**
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
http://www.thechapelsf.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$25




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