Thursday, February 15, 2018

BISS LIST 02.15.18 : MIKE GORDON / LOTUS / LETTUCE + MOTET / MONOPHONICS / MIKE CLARK, DONALD HARRISON & WIL BLADES / RONKAT'S KATDELIC //NXT WK: FARE THEE WELL ARMORY!

It's been quite a week, hasn't it friends?  The Mardi Gras parade from Patrica's Green to Brick and Mortar was awesome as always. Then we hopped back and forth from Jazz Mafia to Zigaboo to Chali 2 na!  Valentine's day was LOVEly. (Especially if you were able to avoid the news) So here we are at Thursday and heading for the weekend and ready for this week's BISS...

I am sure all you Phish Phreaks are at the Indy right now for Mike Gordon and you probably spent your Valentine's day there too, didn't you?

Let's talk about the weekend... More specifically, let's talk about MY weekend plans...  Then I'll give you my short list of the best of the BISS and you can choose your own adventure.

Friday, there are a lot of choices for good music around the bay from Lotus at UC Theatre (*WIN*) to Dark Star Orchestra at the Warfield (*WIN*) to Lettuce AND Motet at The Fox.  For me, it's a no brainer cause I'm a huge Motet fan and a huge Lettuce fan. So that's where I will be for sure! When we get back to the city, we'll be heading straight for Mike Clark, Donald Harrison & Wil Blades at the Boom Boom Room (*WIN*).

Saturday night, we're crossing a bridge again, this time going north, for the SECOND of two nights of looooong time favorite, Monophonics at Sweetwater (*WIN). Lucky for us, the Sweetwater tends to end early and no doubt that another looooong time fave, Ronkat's Katdelic, will start late (guessing the usual, 11:45) at the Boom Boom Room (*WIN*). We should have plenty of time to get to the BBR and have our brains split at least once before they end (guessing the usual, 2:45am).  Bottom line? Check out the picks of the week below and go where you choose, but let's meet at the Boom Boom for last call and a solid get down...
Sunday, what shall we do? Sleep? Work? More music? Build a dresser? Dead Winter Carpenters at Freight & Salvage? ALO + JOHN CRAIGIE at Hopmonk? Return Of The Cypher at BBR? Wil Blades at Madrone?

Check out the list below for the best picks from the BISS Calendar and make your own plan for this next week in music in the Bay!

THE BEST OF THE BISS
*Check the full calendar for more upcoming shows!*


2/15/18               
  • TWO NIGHTS! Mike Gordon at The Independent
  • One Grass Two Grass, Cascade Crescendo, The Mosswoods at Brick & Mortar  **WIN TICKETS**
  • Re:Coil Tour: Gramatik, Haywyre, Møme, Balkan Bump (feat. Will Magid) at The Fox
2/16/18
  • Lotus, Marvel Years at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Lettuce, The Motet at The Fox
  • Monophonics plus Grease Traps at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • **MIKE CLARK & DONALD HARRISON [of The Headhunters] w/ WIL BLADES** (+*THE MAGIC BEANS* DJ K-OS) at Boom Boom Room  **WIN TICKETS**
  • DARK STAR ORCHESTRA - Winter Tour 2018 at The Warfield **WIN TICKETS**
  • La Gente plus Pasto Seco, LadyRyan at Elbo Room
  • Jai Uttal & Friends Valentines Celebration at Freight & Salvage
  • STANLEY JORDAN TRIO -Featuring Ahmet Turkmenoglu (bass) & Chris Wabich (drums) at Yoshi's
2/17/18
  • Monophonics plus M-Tet at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • **KATDELIC** (& Camino, DJ Kevvy Kev) at Boom Boom Room  **WIN TICKETS**
  • DARK STAR ORCHESTRA - Winter Tour 2018 at The Warfield **WIN TICKETS**
  • ALO + JOHN CRAIGIE at Hopmonk Sebastopol
  • The Sam Chase & The Untraditional / Front Country, Ben and Alex Morrison at Slim's **WIN TICKETS**
  • Niki J Crawford w/ Stymie & the PJLO at 19 Broadway **WIN TICKETS**
2/18/18
  • Return Of The Cypher ~*FREE HIP HOP PARTY* Live Rap Emcees w/ DJs & Musicians at Boom Boom Room  FREE
  • Dead Winter Carpenters at Freight & Salvage
  • ALO + JOHN CRAIGIE at Hopmonk Sebastopol **WIN TICKETS**
  • Wil Blades' "Sunday Sessions" at Madrone Art Bar FREE
2/19/18
  • NOISE POP FESTIVAL 2018 & BURGER A GO-GO PRESENT: The Coathangers, Death Valley Girls, The Flytraps, Feels at The Independent **WIN TICKETS**
2/20/18
  • NOISE POP FESTIVAL 2018 & BURGER A GO-GO PRESENT: Dengue Fever, Winter, Summer Twins, Roya at The Independent **WIN TICKETS**
2/21/18
  • Metalachi plus Nasty Party at Slim's
  • Noise Pop Festival 2018: Wrong Tour 2018 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Night Beats at The Fox
2/22/18
  • Metalachi plus Nasty Party at Slim's
  • Noise Pop Festival 2018: Wrong Tour 2018 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Night Beats at The Fox
UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS
*Mark your calendar!!*

2/24/2018
Fare Thee Well Armory Party
Music provided by  
Chris Martin, 

Alvaro Bravo, 
 Charlotte The Baronness, & 
Galen; 
 
Burlesque Show by Pearl's Party Girls; 
 
Bellydance performance by May Yang; 
 
Glitter by Miss BISS with the best cosmetic grade gliiter ever from Sunny Sparkles; 
 Tooth Gems by Foxy



**************  
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?

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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**TO SEE THE FULL BISS CALENDAR OF SHOWS, CHECK OUT THE GOOGLE CALENDAR  WITH ALL THE SHOWS WE LIKE AS FAR OUT AS WE CAN FIND THEM!!



Friday, February 09, 2018

BISS List 02.09.18: SCOTT PEMBERTON + TONY GLASER / BRASS MAFIA / ERIC KRASNO / RETURN OF THE CYPHER / HAPPY MARDI GRAS & HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Happy Mardi Gras AND Happy Valentine's Day my dear BISS Listers!! I'm declaring this an extended weekend due to Mardi Gras on Tuesday and Valentine's on Wednesday. It's been two years since Miss BISS was ready and able to take the lead in the annual Mardi Gras parade from Patricia's Green (that's the park on Octavia at Hayes) to Brick and Mortar. We literally stop traffic on our way (see picture below of the crowd following me across Market?) It's a true second line complete with bead and brass!

When we get to Brick, there will be great NOLA style food brought to you by the chefs at the Crafty Fox cause you'll be hungry after dancing through the streets. And of course, the bar will be open cause you will definitely be thirsty. ��
#offthewagon
Then we'll continue the celebrate Mardi Gras style with a full night of music at Brick and Mortar. Buy your tickets now! 
You could also enter to WIN TICKETS for this party by sharing that link and emailing biss@bisslist.com to let us know where and when you did!
#Laissezlesbonstempsrouler
This weekend looks like a great kickoff to Mardi Gras with Brass Mafia's Mardi Gras Celebrationtonight & tomorrow at Feinsteins at the Nikko.
Though I will be starting in my hood with Tony Glaser band opening for Scott Pemberton at Boom Boom Room. The timing over there should work out perfectly to slip out for Brass Mafia after Tony's set and still make it back for the second set of Scott Pemberton.
Tomorrow night, it's #sunnypammytime night. Yaaaaay! We are gonna end up at Great American Music Hall for March Fourth Marching Band. Congrats to our winner Dave A on winning a pair of tickets!
As always, I have made a list of my picks for the weekend. But I went all the way through next Friday in case I am late again next week. I even tried to sort them in order by preference as hard as that is! That's not to say that the full  BISS Calender isn't already an excellent selection of shows around the bay recommended by the ever faithful BISS List crew. So be sure to check it out: http://bit.ly/bisslistcalendar.
THE BEST OF THE BISS
*Check the full calendar for more upcoming shows!*


2/9/2018
  • SCOTT PEMBERTON BAND plus TONY GLASER BAND at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Brass Mafia - Mardi Gras Celebration at Feinsteins at the Nikko
  • Eric Krasno & Friends with Midnight North & special guests at Terrapin Crossroads **Love Kras? Read the BISS List Interview by Arya Jha with Kras from October of 2016: http://bit.ly/BISSKrasInterview
  • The English Beat, DJ Dr. Wood at Sweetwater Music Hall
  • A Celebration of the Triumph of Music Over ALS (Lou Gerhigs Disease) with Bernie & The Believers, Rainbow Girls, Actual Wolf, Avery Hellman, All- Star Jam with Darren Nelson, Jeremy D'Antonio, Misisipi Mike, Kendra Mc Kinkey (Record Release for Bernie & Believers- Essence Goldman's voice student Bernie Dalton, in late stages of ALS...disease robbed him of his ability to sing, he asked Essence to be his voice to leave a legacy of music for his daughter. & to raise funds for end of life care for Bernie, diagnosed with Bulbar Onset ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in 2017). at Slim's **WIN TICKETS**
2/10/2018
  • MarchFourth at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Brass Mafia- Mardi Gras Celebration at Feinstein's at the Nikko
  • THE HUMIDORS plus KUCKAW! at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • The English Beat at Sweetwater Music Hall
  • Cabaret De Caliente and jUkE jOiNt present: WHOLE LOTTA LOVE -sizzling Burlesque starlets, bluesy belly dance and more with the most rockin' Valentine's Day show around! at Hopmonk Sebastopol **WIN TICKETS**
2/11/2018
  • Return Of The Cypher ~*FREE HIP HOP PARTY* Live Rap Emcees w/ DJs & Musicians at Boom Boom Room FREE
  • John Oates (Hall & Oates) with the Good Road Band Featuring Sam Bush and Paul Franklin at Great American Music Hall
  • Scott Pemberton Band at Moe's Alley
2/13/2018
  • Mardi Gras Parade Starts at Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley near Biergarten. Second line feat. Brass Bands, Pedicabs, plus other guest musicians at Brick & Mortar FREE
  • Celebrate Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday: Chali 2na, and The House of Vibe, Jazz Mafia's Heaviest Feather, Plus Brass Bands and Special Guests at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**
  • Mardi Gras Parade - Starts at Henry J. Kaiser Park (corner of Rashida Muhammed Path & 18th). Second line feat. Brass Bands, Pedicabs, plus other guest musicians at New Parish FREE
  • FAT TUESDAY 2018 Oakland Mardi Gras w/ MJ's Brass Boppers, Dirty Chops Brass Band, DJ Platurn at New Parish **WIN TICKETS**
  • Phat Tuesday with: Zigaboo Modeliste and the New Aahkesstra at The Chapel
  • Matisyahu plus Eminence Ensemble at Cornerstone Berkeley
2/14/2018
  • TWO NIGHTS! Mike Gordon at The Independent **WIN TICKETS**
  • Goldenvoice Presents: Valentines's Day w/ Erykah Badu + Thundercat at SF Armory
  • Dan Auerbach and The Easy Eye Sound Revue featuring Robert Finley, Shannon Shaw at The Fillmore
2/15/2018
  • TWO NIGHTS! Mike Gordon at The Independent
  • One Grass Two Grass, Cascade Crescendo, The Mosswoods at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**
  • Re:Coil Tour: Gramatik, Haywyre, Møme, Balkan Bump (feat. Will Magid) at The Fox
2/16/2018
  • Lotus, Marvel Years at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Lettuce, The Motet at The Fox
  • Monophonics plus Grease Traps at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • **MIKE CLARK & DONALD HARRISON [of The Headhunters] w/ WIL BLADES** (+*THE MAGIC BEANS* DJ K-OS) at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • DARK STAR ORCHESTRA - Winter Tour 2018 at The Warfield
  • La Gente plus Pasto Seco, LadyRyan at Elbo Room
  • Jai Uttal & Friends Valentines Celebration at Freight & Salvage
  • STANLEY JORDAN TRIO -Featuring Ahmet Turkmenoglu (bass) & Chris Wabich (drums) at Yoshi's
2/17/2018
  • **KATDELIC** (& Camino, DJ Kevvy Kev) at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Monophonics plus M-Tet at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • DARK STAR ORCHESTRA - Winter Tour 2018 at The Warfield
  • ALO + JOHN CRAIGIE at Hopmonk Sebastopol
  • The Sam Chase & The Untraditional / Front Country, Ben and Alex Morrison at Slim's **WIN TICKETS**
  • Niki J Crawford w/ Stymie & the PJLO at 19 Broadway **WIN TICKETS**
One last thing, can you remember this? 22828. OK, now the next time you talk to someone about what's happening in the funk and jam scene around here, you tell them to pull out their phone and send a text to that number with the word: BISSLIST in the text. They will get a reply asking for their email address and then be added to the list. Now they won't have to ask you, cause they will KNOW!
#justdoit
#BecauseISaidSo
#aka
#BISS
UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS
*Mark your calendar!!*

2/13/18
Mardi Gras Parade Starts at Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley near Biergarten. Second line feat. Brass Bands, Pedicabs, plus other guest musicians
FOLLOWED BY
Celebrate Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday: Chali 2na, and The House of Vibe, Jazz Mafia's Heaviest Feather, Plus Brass Bands and Special Guests at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**

2/16/2018
Lotus, Marvel Years at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**

2/24/2018
Fare Thee Well Armory Party
Music provided by  
Chris Martin, 
 
Alvaro Bravo, 
 Charlotte The Baronness, & 
Galen; 
 
Burlesque Show by Pearl's Party Girls; 
 
Bellydance performance by May Yang; 
 
Glitter by Miss BISS with the best cosmetic grade gliiter ever from Sunny Sparkles; 
 Tooth Gems by Foxy



**************  
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?

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
  ####

**TO SEE THE FULL BISS CALENDAR OF SHOWS, CHECK OUT THE GOOGLE CALENDAR  WITH ALL THE SHOWS WE LIKE AS FAR OUT AS WE CAN FIND THEM!!



Thursday, February 01, 2018

BISS List 01.31.18 PHIL, KARL, ROBERT & FRIENDS / KENDRA MORRIS / PRESERVATION HALL / KDTU / FISHBONE & CROOKED STUFF / VICTOR LITTLE / PETER MURPHY / ERIC MCFADDEN

Happy February! You know what that means? We're done celebrating and recovering from the holidays and the new year. Not to mention we are all (hopefully) recovered from the coughs, colds and flus! So NOW it's really time to kick off 2018. **
I don't really like to "declare" resolutions. They are like rules... and what are rules? ...Just waiting to be broken.
So, here comes February. Sober February? Healthy February? If I were going to try to eat healthier or work out more, it's easier to start in February, right?   No. Not just because it's shorter. It truly makes more sense. By the time you get to February, you have done all the toasting to the new year that you are gonna do.  Why set yourself up to fail?
If I were gonna "declare" a resolution, I think it would be "more hang time in 2018". And I might also resolve to get out for more shows in 2018. I am not the 3-5 show per night and 4-5 night a week Miss BISS I used to be... but with a little help from all of you on the BISS crew, we rep at all the best shows across the bay!
So get ready, set, & go!
If you are receiving this late on Tuesday night, then I was probably home finishing this newsletter and not at Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Karl Denson, Chris Gelbuda, Scott Metzger, John Molo, Robert Randolph & Barry Sless at Terrapin Crossroads.  So we don't get to hang tonight...
As luck would have it, they are doing it again Wednesday at Terrapin so I get a second chance tomorrow for Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Karl Denson, Chris Gelbuda, Scott Metzger, John Molo, Robert Randolph & Barry Sless.  It's sold out though so not sure I will be able to hang out with you there. #nohangtime
I would really like to see Kendra Morris tomorrow night at Brick and Mortar so we might be happy to stay in the city. There are tickets to be won for this show. Simply spread the word by sharing the link below.  Then email biss@bisslist.com to let us know where you shared.  Then we can totally hang out there. #hangtime
Thursday, if I had a ticket, I would be in attendance for the ENTIRE night of the SFJAZZ GALA 2018 HONORING PRESERVATION HALL at SF Jazz - Performances by Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ellis Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Chucho Valdés, SFJAZZ Collective, Pedrito Martinez, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Daymé Arocena , Saul Williams, Airto Moreira, Ernán López-Nussa and more - AFTERPARTY featuring: GALACTIC, The Original Pinettes Brass Band at SF Jazz - Miner Auditorium
Tickets for the entire night range from $450 -$1200- $125, 000 /
AFTERPARTY ONLY TIX: $145 for Members / $170 for Public ($85 / $110 tax deductible) 
#steep
Friday, we have three reasons (at least) to cross the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin. If timing were on our side, we would start in Mill Valley at Sweetwater with The Crooked Stuff. Then we could run over to Terrapin for Karl Denson's tiny Universe. Then back to Sweetwater for Fishbone!
We have giveaways for that Fishbone and Crooked Stuff shows so if you enter to win, we could all hang out at Sweetwater! You know the drill. Spread the word and WIN TICKETS! #hangtime
Saturday, we know we are gonna end the night with VICTOR LITTLE'S BIG HIT performs EARTH WIND & FIRE vs PRINCE at Boom Boom Room and you KNOW we can hang there LATE!  We are kinda hoping that Peter Murphy's Visa issue might get sorted out, so he can start his 17 show residency at the Chapel and maybe catch him performing "Deep" in its entirety that night. #Latenight #hangtime
Sunday, long time friend and BISS favorite, Eric McFadden is playing an acoustic show with his friends at Ivy Room. #morehangtime
Is that enough to get you started? No? Then check out the.....
THE BEST OF THE BISS
*Check the full calendar for more upcoming shows!*



1/30/2018
  • Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Karl Denson, Chris Gelbuda, Scott Metzger, John Molo, Robert Randolph & Barry Sless at Terrapin Crossroads
1/31/2018
  • Kendra Morris, Here Lies Man, DJ heyLove* at Brick & Mortar  **WIN TICKETS**
  • Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Karl Denson, Chris Gelbuda, Scott Metzger, John Molo, Robert Randolph & Barry Sless at Terrapin Crossroads
2/1/2018
  • Celebrating New Orleans: SFJAZZ GALA 2018 HONORING PRESERVATION HALL; With performances by Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ellis Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Chucho Valdés, SFJAZZ Collective, Pedrito Martinez, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Daymé Arocena , Saul Williams, Airto Moreira, Ernán López-Nussa and more - AFTERPARTY featuring: GALACTIC, The Original Pinettes Brass Band at SF Jazz - Miner Auditorium
  • ALT 105.3 presents: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
  • FISHBONE, SOUL SKA, THE LIVING BAND at Cornerstone Berkeley
  • (((folkYEAH!))), Amoeba, and The Chapel Present:  Peter Murphy -Residency-performs "Should the World Fail to Fall Apart" in its entirety at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**
2/2/2018
  • Fishbone, The Crooked Stuff at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • **ATTA KID** [& *NIGHT ANIMALS* + DJ K-OS] at Boom Boom Room  **WIN TICKETS**
  • Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at Terrapin Crossroads
  • The Heart & Soul Of New Orleans: PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND W/ SPECIAL GUESTS - Dance Floor Show at SF Jazz - Miner Auditorium
  • (((folkYEAH!))), Amoeba, and The Chapel Present: Peter Murphy -Residency-  performs "Deep" in its entirety at The Chapel
2/3/2018
  • **VICTOR LITTLE'S BIG HIT performs EARTH WIND & FIRE vs PRINCE** [& *BIG BLU SOUL REVUE* + DJ KEVVY KEV] 9PM til' 3AM+] at Boom Boom Room  **WIN TICKETS**
  • The New Up at Smiley's Schooner Saloon
  • ((folkYEAH!))), Amoeba, and The Chapel Present: Peter Murphy -Residency-  performs "Deep" in its entirety at The Chapel
  • Afro Funk Experience w/ Camino at 19 Broadway  **WIN TICKETS**
  • A Love Supreme Celebration w/ Henry Kaiser, Reed Mathis, John Hanrahan, Larry Ochs, Bob Bralove feat Steve Kimock at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Stick Figure, Twiddle, Iya Terra at The Fox
  • Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings with special guest Carlos Reyes at Freight & Salvage
  • The Love Dimension, Coywolf, The Golden Hexegrams at Ivy Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • The Mother Hips at McNear's Mystic Theatre
  • Creole Culture's Indigenous Sounds: The Zydeco Flames plus Dance Lesson with Ted Sherrod @8:00 pm (the Zydeco Flames kick off Black History Month) at Ashkenaz **WIN TICKETS**
2/4/2018
  • Eric McFadden & Friends Acoustic Show at Ivy Room
  • ((folkYEAH!))), Amoeba, and The Chapel Present: Peter Murphy -Residency- performs "Holy Smoke" in its entirety at The Chapel
2/6/2018
  • Bermuda Triangle featuring Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes), Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafser, Bells Atlas at The Independent
  • (((folkYEAH!))), Amoeba, and The Chapel Present: Peter Murphy performs "Love Hysteria" in its entirety at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**  MOVED from 1/26
  • An Evening with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen at Luther Burbank Center For the Arts
2/7/2018
  • Drive-By Truckers (Wednesday), Lilly Hiatt at Great American Music Hall
  • "(((folkYEAH!))), Amoeba, and The Chapel Present: Peter Murphy -Residency-  performs ""Cascade"" in its entirety at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**    The Chapel         http://bit.ly/TheChapelCalendar"
  • MAX WEINBERG's Jukebox -Widely known as the E Street Band drummer and Conan O'Brien bandleader at Yoshi's
  • An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen at Fox Theatre Redwood City
2/8/2018
  • Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band with special guest Eric Krasno at Terrapin Crossroads
  • Tribal Seeds with The Original Wailers, The Expanders at The Fillmore  **WIN TICKETS**
  • Drive-By Truckers (Thursday), Lilly Hiatt at Great American Music Hall
  • (((folkYEAH!))), Amoeba, and The Chapel Present: Peter Murphy  -Residency- performs "Love Hysteria" in its entirety at The Chapel


UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS
*Mark your calendar!!*

2/13/18
Mardi Gras Parade Starts at Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley near Biergarten. Second line feat. Brass Bands, Pedicabs, plus other guest musicians
FOLLOWED BY
Celebrate Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday: Chali 2na, and The House of Vibe, Jazz Mafia's Heaviest Feather, Plus Brass Bands and Special Guests at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**

2/16/2018
Lotus, Marvel Years at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**


**************  
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?

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
  ####


**TO SEE THE FULL BISS CALENDAR OF SHOWS, CHECK OUT THE GOOGLE CALENDAR  WITH ALL THE SHOWS WE LIKE AS FAR OUT AS WE CAN FIND THEM!!



Wednesday, January 24, 2018

BISS LIST 01.24.17 : JAZZFEST 2018 LINEUP / PHIL & FRIENDS / DIRTY REVIVAL PLUS SAL'S GREENHOUSE / EDWARDIAN WORLD'S FAIRE & BALL / ERIC BOLIVAR / PETER MURPHY / KENDRA MORRIS


Is anyone else's year flying by already?  Seems like just yesterday that I was stuck in NYC due to the "Winter bomb cyclone".  Next thing you know, we'll all be flying to NOLA for Jazz Fest! Speaking of NOLA Jazzfest, did you see the line-up announcement? This year's NOLA Jazzfest is taking place April 27th - May 6th. Check out this list!!

Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jimmy Buffett, Beck, Jack White, David Byrne, Lionel Richie and Anita Baker, Bonnie Raitt, Khalid, Sturgill Simpson, Jack Johnson, Sheryl Crow, Common, Cage the Elephant, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Revivalists, Steve Miller Band, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Smokey Robinson, Juanes, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Toots & The Maytals, Aaron Neville, George Benson, Charlie Wilson, Delbert McClinton, Irma Thomas, Steel Pulse, The Radiators @ 40,Jon Batiste with The Dap-Kings, Big Freedia, Buddy Guy, Old Crow Medicine Show, Blind Boys of Alabama, John Mayall, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Savion Glover, Leslie Odom Jr., Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, Tamela Mann, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Better than Ezra, Tab Benoit, Dianne Reeves, Telmary y Habana Sana of Cuba, Los Silver Stars of Honduras, Hezekiah Walker, Ron Carter Trio, Rebirth Brass Band, Tank and the Bangas, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Bounce featuring Cupid, 5th Ward Weebie, DJ Jubilee, Partners-N-Crime, and Ricky B, Archie Shepp Quartet, Anders Osborne, Sona Jobarteh of Gambia, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, Jupiter & Okwess of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kermit Ruffins' Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Davell Crawford, Boyfriend, Chocolate Milk, Ruthie Foster, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Samantha Fish, The Soul Rebels, Sonny Landreth, Sweet Crude, Jazz Fest celebrates the New Orleans Tricentennial, Walter Trout, Jerron 'Blind Boy' Paxton, Pine Leaf Boys, Socks in the Frying Pan of Ireland, Jake Shimabukuro, Sidi Toure of Mali, James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars, Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, George Porter, Jr. & Runnin' Pardners, Jon Cleary, Terence Blanchard & the E-Collective, Wayne Toups, GIVERS, Cowboy Mouth, Marcia Ball, Calexico, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, The Last Bandoleros, Doug Kershaw & Friends, Bobby Rush, John Boutte, Hiss Golden Messenger, Zachary Richard, Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton featuring Henry Butler, Darcy Malone & the Tangle, The Walls Group, Jermaine Landrum & Abundant Praise Revival Choir, Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians, Lakou Mizik of Haiti, Imagination Movers, Big Chief Donald Harrison, Kod Kreyol and the Creole Dance Ensemble of Haiti, Furious Five Social Aid & Pleasure Club, Nicholas Payton, Don Vappie's Tribute to King Oliver, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Lena Prima, John Mooney, Lee Boys, The East Pointers of Canada, Royal Teeth, Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars, Meschiya Lake Remembers Sweet Emma Barrett, Hot 8 Brass Band, Tribute to Fats Domino with special guest Jerry Lee Lewis.

If you are only going one weekend, you might want to know who is playing on which day to help you decide which weekend to go. In that case check out: 
  
Speaking of NOLA and JazzFest, Anders Osborne is here in the Bay playing three nights (1.24, 1.25 & 1.26) with Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads. The friends on this three-day run includes Jeff Chimenti, John Molo, Anders Osborne & John Scofield.
Tomorrow night, my pick of the night is DIRTY REVIVAL plus SAL'S GREENHOUSE plus MAMA'S SOUP at Cornerstone Berkeley .

Then Friday & Saturday are the Edwardian World's Faire & 18th Annual Edwardian Ball. It's one of my favorite local weekend events to participate in every year! What is it, you ask? 
"Nigh impossible to describe, but absolutely delightful to experience. The Edwardian Ball is an elegant and whimsical celebration of art, music, theatre, fashion, technology, circus, and the beloved creations of the late, great author and illustrator Edward Gorey."

"Set in a re-imagined "Edwardian Era," this multi-city, multi-media extravaganza has grown over the past seventeen years from an underground club party into an internationally recognized festival of the arts, now operating with the blessing of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust."
If I wasn't going to the Edwardian World's Faire on Friday night, I would be heading over the GG Bridge to the Sweetwater for The New Orleans Suspects with special guest Eric McFadden.
Late night Friday, no doubt we will be at Boom Boom Room for WIL BLADES STARTING 5 plus JOE MARCINEK BAND.

Saturday night, I am excited to get down with BISS fave ERIC BOLIVAR & FRIENDS at Boom Boom Room. Plus ELEMENT BRASS BAND opens and DJ KEVVY KEV will keep us dancing before, during and after the sets.

Sunday, will probably be a day to rest and recover to be ready to go for next week. But if I get an itch to go out, it might just be a local trip to Boom Boom Room for ROTC.

Next Tuesday & Wednesday, Phil Lesh & Friends has another stellar lineup at Terrapin Crossroads . This time, the friends are featuring Karl Denson, Chris Gelbuda, Scott Metzger, John Molo, Robert Randolph & Barry Sless.

Tuesday is also the first night of Peter Murphy's 10 show run at Residency at The Chapel.
Wednesday, the amazing & talented Kendra Morris is at Brick & Mortar with Here Lies Man plus DJ heyLove.

As always, I have created a short list of the best shows from our calendar....

THE BESTEST OF THE BESTEST OF THE BISS
*Check the full calendar for more upcoming shows!*


Weds, 1/24
  • Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Jeff Chimenti, John Molo, Anders Osborne & John Scofield at Terrapin Crossroads
  • Reverend Horton Heat, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Big Sandy at Cornerstone Berkeley
  • 6Roses (David Boyce & Michael Cavaseno Jazz Duo) 7-9PM Soulful Jazz Renditions   & Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy at 9:30pm at Madrone Art Bar 
Thurs, 1/25
  • Phil Lesh & Friends s featuring Jeff Chimenti, John Molo, Anders Osborne & John Scofield at Terrapin Crossroads
  • DIRTY REVIVAL, SAL'S GREENHOUSE, MAMA'S SOUP at Cornerstone Berkeley
  • ATTA KID - Max Cowan (keys) and Daniel Casares (sax) at Madrone Art Bar **WIN TICKETS**
  • The New Orleans Suspects at Moe's Alley
Fri, 1/26
  • PARADOX Media & Vau de Vire Present: The Edwardian Ball's Edwardian World's Faire 2018 SF: Zoe Jakes' House of Tarot, Sepiatonic (Portland), DJ Vourteque with Samantha Siren (Chicago), Megs Rutigliano Paper Moon Jazz Ensemble feat. Dr. Abacus, LadyBEAST (NOLA). The Barry Syska Orchestra, Emcee Gogo McGregor (NOLA, in Grand Ballroom) & Miss Emmma (Museum of Wonders), The World's Faire Grand Exposition of Art, Science, and History, "Choose Your Own Adventure" mechanical book printing at Regency Ballroom
  • Orgone + The Humidors at Moe's Alley
  • The New Orleans Suspects with special guest Eric McFadden -All Star Band Featuring Members Of THE NEVILLE BROTHERS, THE RADIATORS & THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • **WIL BLADES STARTING 5** & *JOE MARCINEK BAND ft TONY HALL of Dumpstaphunk* [& DJ K-OS] at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Whiskerman, Marty O'Reilly, Madeline Tasquin at The Independent **WIN TICKETS**
  • Phil Lesh & Friends s featuring Jeff Chimenti, John Molo, Anders Osborne & John Scofield at Terrapin Crossroads
  • Talley Up!  funky psychedelic grooves at Terrapin Crossroads
Sat, 1/27
  • **ERIC BOLIVAR & FRIENDS** [& * ELEMENT BRASS BAND* + DJ KEVVY KEV] at Boom Boom Room  **WIN TICKETS**
  • PARADOX Media & Vau de Vire Present: The 18th Annual Edwardian Ball SF: Rosin Coven, founders of The Edwardian Ball "The Raging Tide, or, The Black Doll's Imbroglio" by Edward Gorey, as performed by Rosin Coven, Vau de Vire Society, and Kinetic Steam Works, + Zoe Jakes (Beats Antique), Angela LaFlamme & The Megaflame Big Band, TRAPEZE feat. Delachaux & The Klown, Dark Garden Corsetry, Vima Dance, Ego Umbra, Emcees Kat Robichaud (Grand Ballroom) & Kingfish (Museum of Wonders), Ballroom Dancing, Edwardian Tea Garden by Kinetic Steam Works, plus more to be added as we get closer to the event at Regency Ballroom
  • The New Orleans Suspects with special guest Eric McFadden -All Star Band Featuring Members Of THE NEVILLE BROTHERS, THE RADIATORS & THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Royal Jelly Jive at McNear's Mystic Theatre
  • (((folkYEAH!))), Amoeba, and The Chapel Present: Peter Murphy -Residency- performs "Love Hysteria" in its entirety at The Chapel
Sun, 1/28
  • THE ROCK COLLECTION: FT. MELVIN SEALS, GREG ANTON, STU ALLEN, DAN "LEBO" LEBOWITZ & JOHN-PAUL MCLEAN at Terrapin Crossroads
  • **RETURN OF THE CYPHER** FREEEEEE Live Hip Hop Party ~ [Hip Hop, Live Rap, Emcees, DJs, Live Musicians, BreakDance, Lyrical Battles] A Bad-Azzz OG Party every SUNDAY NITE (9 - 2AM) at Boom Boom Room FREE
Tues, 1/30
  • Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Karl Denson, Chris Gelbuda, Scott Metzger, John Molo, Robert Randolph & Barry Sless at Terrapin Crossroads
  • (((folkYEAH!))), Amoeba, and The Chapel Present: Peter Murphy -Residency- performs "Deep" with a special encore of selections from "Love Hysteria" at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**
Weds, 1/31
  • Kendra Morris, Here Lies Man, DJ heyLove* at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**
  • Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Karl Denson, Chris Gelbuda, Scott Metzger, John Molo, Robert Randolph & Barry Sless at Terrapin Crossroads
  • (((folkYEAH!))), Amoeba, and The Chapel Present: Peter Murphy -Residency- performs "Deep" in its entirety at The Chapel
PS - PHIL RANELLI, You are the bestest! We all appreciate everything you do. We all love you!! Xoxo

UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS
*Mark your calendar!!*

1/31/18
Kendra Morris, Here Lies Man, DJ heyLove* at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**

2/13/18
Mardi Gras Parade Starts at Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley near Biergarten. Second line feat. Brass Bands, Pedicabs, plus other guest musicians
FOLLOWED BY
Celebrate Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday: Chali 2na, and The House of Vibe, Jazz Mafia's Heaviest Feather, Plus Brass Bands and Special Guests at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**

2/16/2018
Lotus, Marvel Years at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**


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

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Friday, January 19, 2018

BISS LIST 01.18.18 : CROOKED STUFF / SMOKED OUT SOUL / GREEN LEAF RUSTLERS / RAILROAD EARTH / JOSH RITTER WITH NICKI BLUHM & DUSTBOWL REVIVAL / WOMEN'S MARCH SF

Hey BISS Listers! Are you ready to March this weekend? While we have tons of great music this weekend, don't miss this opportunity to support women's rights, human rights, civil rights, disability rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers rights, immigrant rights, reproductive, social and environmental justice. Rally at 12 PM- Civic Center and March at 2 PM

After the march, you can continue to show your support at various events throughout the Bay. The BISS List pick of those events is at Great Northern as Great Northern Presents: WE LOVE WOMEN - WOMEN'S MARCH AFTER PARTY featuring Rachel Torro, Mozhgan, Elz, Lily Ackerman, Smokes, DJ M3, Tobin Ellsworth, Ali Khalili, & Cole. 9pm. $10. All Proceeds to benefit Women's March Bay Area & The Global Women's Fund.

I know I am getting a little ahead of myself starting with all this talk about Saturday but it's clearly important enough to kick off this week's BISS. It's like our duty here in the SF Bay to stand up and be heard just because we can, more than most! Right?
Sooooo tonight, I am finally calling myself recovered from the East Coast flu sand getting out the house.... Just as soon as I finish up this BISS and hit that SEND button!  I am gonna hit up Monarch first for Smoked Out Soul with El Metate. Then I'm heading back to my hood for The Crooked Stuff with longtime friend MC Radio Active.
Friday night, if I can get out of the city, I am going to Sweetwater for Green Leaf Rustlers feat Chris Robinson, Barry Sless, Pete Sears, John Molo & Greg Loiacono. But you all know how I am with crossing bridges so it's possible I might just stay local and hit up Josh Ritter with Nicki Bluhm at The Fillmore...
Then again, maybe we'll hit up Josh Ritter on Saturday with Dustbowl Revival. Though I have really come to love Railroad Earth who is playing at The Warfield on Saturday night as well.
Those aren't the only shows I am considering this weekend in the Bay... Here are those shows from our calendar that I personally think (IMHO) are...

THE BESTEST OF THE BESTEST OF THE BISS
*Check the full calendar for more upcoming shows!*


1/18
  • Smoked Out Soul Presents: El Metate plus ZEBUEL, Will Magid, Paul Oliphant, & Brandon Lee plus special guests at Monarch **WIN TICKETS**
  • THE CROOKED STUFF plus  MC RADIO ACTIVE* plus SPECIAL GUESTS at Boom Boom Room  **WIN TICKETS**
1/19
  • (((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Green Leaf Rustlers feat Chris Robinson, Barry Sless, Pete Sears, John Molo & Greg Loiacono at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band with Nicki Bluhm at The Fillmore  **WIN TICKETS**
  • **JELLY BREAD** [&*KILLER WHALE** + DJ K-OS] at Boom Boom Room  **WIN TICKETS**
  • Lagos Roots, SILA, Baby and the Luvies at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**
  • HUSHconcerts & The Janky Barge Present the 12th annual: DJ ICEY & SKIITOUR @ ICEBREAKERS '18, SkiiTour, DJ ShOOey, DJ Icon, Haute Mess, Motion Potion, Chuck Jones (NVO DJs), Phleck, Shouts!, Illalien, Snarkle, Hellacat at Public Works
  • THE SOFT WHITE SIXTIES, VISTA KICKS at Hopmonk Sebastopol **WIN TICKETS**
1/20
  • Winter Tour: RAILROAD EARTH with Whiskey Shivers at The Warfield
  • Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band with The Dustbowl Revival at The Fillmore  **WIN TICKETS**
  • PAIGE CLEM & FRIENDS, FT. JAMES NASH, JORDAN FEINSTEIN, JOE CRAVEN, ROBIN SYLVESTER & GABE FORD. at Terrapin Crossroads
  • Sweet Plot, Midtown Social at The Independent **WIN TICKETS**
  • T Sisters with Hillstomp  at Terrapin Crossroads
  • **IDEATEAM** & **SOPHISTAFUNK** [& DJ KEVVY KEV] at Boom Boom Room  **WIN TICKETS**
  • Prezident Brown - the reigning Jamaican reggae M.C., a champion of the new roots and reality consciousness at Ashkenaz **WIN TICKETS**
1/22
  • Green Leaf Rustlers (Chris Robinson, Barry Sless, Pete Sears, John Molo, and Greg Loiacono) at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**
1/23
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry and Subatomic Sound System  at Terrapin Crossroads
1/24
  • Reverend Horton Heat, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Big Sandy at Cornerstone Berkleley
  • 6Roses (David Boyce & Michael Cavaseno Jazz Duo) 7-9PM Soulful Jazz Renditions   & Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy at 9:30pm at Madrone Art Bar 
1/25
  • ATTA KID - Max Cowan (keys) and Daniel Casares (sax) at Madrone Art Bar  **WIN TICKETS**
  • The New Orleans Suspects at Moe's Alley
  • DIRTY REVIVAL, SAL'S GREENHOUSE, MAMA'S SOUP at Cornerstone Berkleley
  • Phil Lesh & Friends s featuring Jeff Chimenti, John Molo, Anders Osborne & John Scofield at Terrapin Crossroads
UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS
*Mark your calendar!!*


1/26/18
PARADOX Media & Vau de Vire Present: The Edwardian Ball's Edwardian World's Faire 2018 SF: Zoe Jakes' House of Tarot, Sepiatonic (Portland), DJ Vourteque with Samantha Siren (Chicago), Megs Rutigliano Paper Moon Jazz Ensemble feat. Dr. Abacus, LadyBEAST (NOLA). The Barry Syska Orchestra, Emcee Gogo McGregor (NOLA, in Grand Ballroom) & Miss Emmma (Museum of Wonders), The World's Faire Grand Exposition of Art, Science, and History, "Choose Your Own Adventure" mechanical book printing at Regency Ballroom 

1/27/18
**ERIC BOLIVAR & FRIENDS** [& * ELEMENT BRASS BAND* + DJ KEVVY KEV] at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**

1/27/18
PARADOX Media & Vau de Vire Present: The 18th Annual Edwardian Ball SF: Rosin Coven, founders of The Edwardian Ball "The Raging Tide, or, The Black Doll's Imbroglio" by Edward Gorey, as performed by Rosin Coven, Vau de Vire Society, and Kinetic Steam Works, + Zoe Jakes (Beats Antique), Angela LaFlamme & The Megaflame Big Band, TRAPEZE feat. Delachaux & The Klown, Dark Garden Corsetry, Vima Dance, Ego Umbra, Emcees Kat Robichaud (Grand Ballroom) & Kingfish (Museum of Wonders), Ballroom Dancing, Edwardian Tea Garden by Kinetic Steam Works, Plus more to be added as we get closer to the event at Regency Ballroom 

1/31/18
Kendra Morris, Here Lies Man, DJ heyLove* at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**

2/13/18
Mardi Gras Parade Starts at Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley near Biergarten. Second line feat. Brass Bands, Pedicabs, plus other guest musicians
FOLLOWED BY
Celebrate Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday: Chali 2na, and The House of Vibe, Jazz Mafia's Heaviest Feather, Plus Brass Bands and Special Guests at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**

2/16/2018
Lotus, Marvel Years at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**


**************  
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?

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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**TO SEE THE FULL BISS CALENDAR OF SHOWS, CHECK OUT THE GOOGLE CALENDAR  WITH ALL THE SHOWS WE LIKE AS FAR OUT AS WE CAN FIND THEM!!