Thursday, July 20, 2017

BISS LIST 07.20.17 : BLUES TRAVELER / NOICE! / SMOKED OUT SOUL / OASIS SF / PAMELA PARKER / VICTOR LITTLE / VINYL / SAM CHASE / SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80

Hello Music Lovers!  Lovers may not be the right word. How about freaks? Yes, Music Freaks! You know who you are. We are those who are always looking for that next musical fix. We have been obsessed with it for as long as we can remember and to this day, no matter our age and no matter the hour. It's always there.

Folks with our condition are so lucky to be in the Bay Area where the live music options are nearly endless for every genre almost any night of the week. There is so much for all us to choose from because the music of the world comes to us, nightly.




Do you remember the first band you fell for? That band that you just had to see over and over anywhere & anytime they would play. You might sleep outside of the University Union to be at the front of the line to get the BEST seats! You might poorly plan a road trip or two in pursuit of that next gig. I know the answer for many of you might be the Grateful Dead. Of course! So the next one after that? Widespread? Phish? String Cheese? Too many to name!

Truth be told, Blues Traveler was the one for me! They are still one of my faves to this day! This tour celebrates thirty years as a touring band. Not saying I have been hooked on them that long cause that would just date me... But I feel like I haven't seen them in a 100 years even though I saw them play an epicly old school set at Jazzfest in NOLA earlier this year. So believe me  when I tell you I am more than a little excited that they are returning to the Bay Area this week... Anyone who knows me from back in the day, knows this and anyone who knows me now knows it must be true because it's rare for me to leave the city, let alone to make my way to San Jose and for a 5 pm show. And just wait, my optimistic thoughts might conquer me and the girl inside my head will convince me to catch the BT set in Sacramento on Monday to stay all in the groove. No need to be
mulling it over!

So this weekend kicks off early, because it starts on Thursday with Blues Traveler plus Ben Henderson & Friends plus Socorra @ Music in the Park at Plaza De Cesar Chavez. 

When we get back to the city, we will be dropping by Asiento in the Mission for NOICE! Our friends, DJ Just & Dj B positive will be spinning the disco funk house boogie all night! From there, it's just a little jump down the street to 6th & Mission to Monarch for Smoked Out Soul's Winter Baby Summer Party feat DJ FOX and of course ZEBUEL, Will Magid, Paul Oliphant and Enrique Padilla (**WIN TICKETS**).

Of course, as always there are many other excellent musical selections on the BISS List calendar for Thursday (and every other night). We do our best to keep our calendar updated for you with all the events we think you might want to know about. http://bit.ly/bisslistcalendar

Friday... What are YOU doing Friday night? I am kicking mine off in SOMA with another fabulous live drag production by by Miss D'Arcy Drollinger and all at SF Oasis. This time with a modern comical gender bending retelling of the 70's cult coming-of-age film. Don't miss Debbie Does Dallas The Musical! If you're lucky, you might find yourself hanging out with the cast for a cocktail following the hijinks! Love this place! http://bit.ly/OasisSFEvents
 
Photo credit: Todd Spor Smith from our last visit to Oasis for Three's Company Live Returns a few months back!

After the show, PAMELA PARKER'S FANTASTIC MACHINE plus STEPPIN **WIN TICKETS** will be rocking out at the Boom Boom Room.

The Biggest Hit on Saturday night is a no brainer with VICTOR LITTLE'S BIG HIT plus BIG STICKY MESS (**WIN TICKETS**) at Boom Boom Room. Tho there are other Big Hits on Saturday in my Best Of picks for this week including Vinyl & friends ft. Fred Ross & members of Alphabet Soup plus El Metate (**WIN TICKETS**) at 19 Broadway; The Sam Chase & the Untraditional plus Coffis Brothers plus Junk Parlor (**WIN TICKETS**) at The Independent; The Humidors plus Sun Hop Fat (**WIN TICKETS**) at Ivy Room; Lyrics Born with his Full Band plus The Crooked Stuff (**WIN TICKETS**) at Sweetwater Music Hall; & BLONDE REDHEAD Performing 'Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons' in its entirety plus Porcelain Raft **WIN TICKETS** at Regency Ballroom.

Sunday will not be a day to rest with MATATU PRESENTS Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 plus DJ heyLove* **WIN TICKETS** at New Parish.

Monday, Sac for BLUES TRAVELER  at California State Fair.

Tuesday, we'll be in the hood for The Psychedelic Furs plus Robyn Hitchcock at The Fillmore. After the show, we'll head across the street to Boom Boom Room. When I am asked where the next place is to go and I say Boom Boom Room, the next question is often, "who's playing?" To which my answer is generally, "Does it Matter?" but this Tuesday is RAFA'S ONE MAN BAND & FRIENDS feat. Cochrane.McMillan & Eric Diberardino of Tea Leaf Green}  at Boom Boom Room. (Hmmm "ONE Man Band & Friends...?)

Wednesday, 7/26, is the first of two nights with Jack Johnson at The Greek. Look for an interview from BISS contributing editor, Josh Danson, with John Cragie who will be opening that first show.

A few weeks ago, The Crooked Stuff kicked off their residency night at Boom Boom Room and it was a pretty epic night! I strongly encourage you to see them this their second night in the bi-weekly series next wednesday.  

Thursday, you have another chance to catch Jack Johnson at The Greek. This time with local fave ALO opening up. Staying in the East bay after the show?  Scott Amendola Quartet w/ Jenny Scheinman, John Schott and Zach Ostroff (**WIN TICKETS**) is at Ivy Room.

Here in the city on Thursday of next week,  Smoked Out Soul presents: DJ Shortkut, KingMost & Special Guests  at Monarch; Atta Kid **WIN TICKETS** is at Madrone Art Bar; amd TODD STOOPS  feat. Reed Mathis, Jay Lane & Cochrane McMillan **WIN TICKETS** at Boom Boom Room .

That's enough of my short list of BISS Picks for this week. For more, read on...

As always we have a full calendar of the best shows you want to know about in the bay area...
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS!

7/23 : MATATU PRESENTS Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 plus DJ heyLove* **WIN TICKETS** at New Parish 
7/26 : RESIDENCY NIGHT w/ **THE CROOKED STUFF** & **GINA SICILIA** ft. Mbrs of Vinyl & Special Guests **DRINK SPECIALS & LATE NITE HAPPY HR** **WIN TICKETS**
8/4 : Robert Randolph & The Family Band plus Jazz Mafia's Mobtet **WIN TICKETS** at New Parish 
8/12 : ORGONE plus Mission Delirium **WIN TICKETS** at Brick & Mortar 

**MAKE SURE MY FAVORITE SUMMER FESTIVAL IS ON YOUR CALENDAR!!*
 
To enter to **WIN A FREE PARKING PASS** ($200 value), spread the word in as many places places and as many times as you can between now and 8/7!  Then email biss@bisslist.com to let us know all about it! Winner will be selected and notified on 8/10!!
**Congrats to Rands Mezza on winning our last contest. Will YOU be the next winner?

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Why?
B.I.S.S.!!!
#seeyouattheshows
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Live music is a gift... We give back by being there to accept it... dance, cheer, sing along, show up & did I already say dance?

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HOW TO WIN TICKETS

CHOOSE ONE or more of the contest questions  below and send your answer(s) in an email to biss@bisslist.com with the show & date for the show you want to win in the subject line.

*Be sure to request a show that says **WIN TICKETS** next to it.  
*Ticket winners are selected & notified via email the week of the show based on BEST responses.
1)  Why do you subscribe to The BISS List? 
2) Send us one email address for a new subscriber. It must be a NEW subscriber. And they must WANT to be added!! 
3) Why should you represent for BISS crew at this show? 
4) Participate in the DIGITAL STREET TEAM: Share & repost shows from the BISS List related pages on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites. Most & best posts could win you a pair of tickets!!  (based on visibility, tags, content)
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We are also announcing shows and giveaways on Twitter & Facebook every day!! So follow us and WIN more tickets!! 
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Disclaimer: BISS list is not an objective news source, but we do discriminate equally. If you would like us to post an event, please send us all of the information via email and in text format to biss@bisslist.com at least two weeks prior to the event.We will do our best to include all submissions and list them correctly, but please be patient as we are a small operation and highly imperfect. Thanks for your continued support! B*I*S*S
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

BISS LIST 07.12.17 : CROOKED STUFF / SMOKED OUT SOUL / AFROLICIOUS / OZOMATLI / BECK / THE ROOTS / KATDELIC / ERIC BURDON / CONGRATS TO LONNI PUNANI!

Happy Summer Festival Season BISS Listers! Did you miss me while I was away at High SIerra Music Festival?  As many of us all know, High Sierra is absolutely the best way to kick the summer season into high gear! This year was no exception!  Great daytime shows distracted us from the heat and the night shows under a growing Moon and glowing Jupiter reminded us of the magic that brings us together. All those that participated and contributed made it the extra special event it is every year!  Thank you to all!!

Up next on my personal Summer festival radar, is my favorite cozy Nor-Cal fest to attend and work at called For The Funk Of It.  It takes place in the quaint little town of Belden, CA (population: 22) over the weekend of 8/11-8/13. We are gonna have a blast!  

The lineup for this year's  For The Funk Of It is stellar with all kinds of BISS List favorites including Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Zigaboo Modeliste and The New Aahkesstra, Afrolicious, Dirty Revival, Mojo Green with Hornmageddon, Vokab Kompany, Katdelic, Soul Scratch, Tracorum, Motherlode, ZuhG, Pamela Parker & The Fantastic Machine, GROOVINCIBLE, Drunken Kung Fu, Hi Strangeness, 10 Minutes to Funk, The Sweat Band Experiment, Twin Engine, Sofa King, GNARPHUNK, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio aka DLO3, Black Star Safari, & Boca do Rio.  

We are currently running a For The Funk Of It contest, giving away a coveted vehicle parking pass (value - $200) to the BISS Lister who spreads the word the most by sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Email, etc. Once shared, you simply email biss@bisslist.com to let us know where you've been spreading the word. We will be selecting a winner for the current contest by 7/15, However, I know we will be running another contest (not sure what fabulous prize that will be yet!) that starts on 7/15.

While you are marking your calendars for all the best festivals coming up, be sure to make note of the Hangtown Music Festival taking place in Placerville, CA the weekend before Halloween (10/26-10/29).

In it's 7th year, Hangtown's rocking lineup includes three nights of Railroad Earth shows, with Greensky Bluegrass, Dark Star Orchestra, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Leftover Salmon, Turkuaz, Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real, Todd Snider, Fruition, The Dustbowl Revival, MarchFourth, Joe Craven & The Sometimers, Shook Twins, Monophonics, Scott Pemberton Band, Afrolicious, Mojo Green, City of Trees Brass Band, Low Flying Birds, Joe Craven (MC), and more to be announced. Whew! Take a breath.

Now, let's bring it back home to some hot local Summer shows in the Bay Area this week. Here's my picks for...

THE BEST OF THE BISS
7/12/2017
  • **THE CROOKED STUFF** (& STARING AT STARS) ft. Mbrs of Vinyl & Special Guests **DRINK SPECIALS & LATE NITE HAPPY HR**  at Boom Boom Room
  • The Revolution (of Prince)  at The Fillmore

7/13/2017
  • Smoked Out Soul w/ Special Guest Soulfunky (GrooveWell) **WIN TICKETS** at Monarch
  • The Roots  at Mountain Winery

7/14/2017
  • AFROLICIOUS & J BOOGIE  at Starline Social Club
  • BECK, Thundercat  at Greek Theatre
  • Lantz Lazwell & the Vibe Tribe, Noelle Glory and The Guarantees, Desert Rhythm Project **WIN TICKETS** at Ivy Room
  • Ozomatli : Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica Record Release Party, Pasto Seco Band, El Kool Kyle **WIN TICKETS** at New Parish
  • The Roots plus W. Kamau Bell  at The Fox

7/15/2017
  • Katdelic + Special Guest Sasha Brown (Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds) - A Show Not to be Missed -taking the Funk to a whole new level..  at Moe's Alley
  • The 510 Shakedown- Sevon and the Spellbreakers w/ burlesque by Alotta Boutté, Scarlett Capone, Lookie Lulu, Trixie Fou Laront, Frankie Fictitious!, Jet Noir, Lady Satan **WIN TICKETS** at Ivy Room
  • THE STONE FOXES, TOMMY ODETTO **WIN TICKETS** at Hopmonk Sebastopol

7/16/2017
  • ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS  plus The Stone Foxes **FREE** at Sigmund Stern Grove

7/18/2017
  • An Evening with Lyle Lovett And His Large Band  at Mountain Winery


As always we have a full calendar of the best shows you want to know about in the bay area...



**MAKE SURE MY FAVORITE SUMMER FESTIVAL IS ON YOUR CALENDAR!!**
 
To enter to **WIN A FREE PARKING PASS** ($200 value), spread the word in as many places places and as many times as you can between now and 7/13!  Then email biss@bisslist.com to let us know all about it! Winner will be selected and notified on 7/15!!


**************  
Why?
B.I.S.S.!!!
#seeyouattheshows
***************   

Live music is a gift... We give back by being there to accept it... dance, cheer, sing along, show up & did I already say dance?

 
**************   
HOW TO WIN TICKETS
CHOOSE ONE or more of the contest questions  below and send your answer(s) in an email to biss@bisslist.com with the show & date for the show you want to win in the subject line.

*Be sure to request a show that says **WIN TICKETS** next to it.  
*Ticket winners are selected & notified via email the week of the show based on BEST responses.
 
1)  Why do you subscribe to The BISS List? 
2) Send us one email address for a new subscriber. It must be a NEW subscriber. And they must WANT to be added!! 
3) Why should you represent for BISS crew at this show? 
4) Participate in the DIGITAL STREET TEAM: Share & repost shows from the BISS List related pages on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites. Most & best posts could win you a pair of tickets!!  (based on visibility, tags, content)
***************    
We are also announcing shows and giveaways on Twitter & Facebook every day!! So follow us and WIN more tickets!! 
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

 
Disclaimer: BISS list is not an objective news source, but we do discriminate equally. If you would like us to post an event, please send us all of the information via email and in text format to biss@bisslist.com at least two weeks prior to the event.We will do our best to include all submissions and list them correctly, but please be patient as we are a small operation and highly imperfect. Thanks for your continued support! B*I*S*S
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