Thursday, November 30, 2006

The BISS List 11/29/06 - We are in a "giving" mood this season!

Hi Friends!

Last week, I sent the weekly BISS message from the new email address: biss@bisslist.com. If you did not receive it, please be sure to add that email address to your "allowed" list as it may have been blocked by your email program.  I will be sending from biss@bisslist.com going forward.

As a thank you for all your recent support & because it is the "season to be giving", we have teamed up with the Boom Boom Room to bring you FREE ticket giveaway contests every week through the holiday season!  Make sure to check the BLOG frequently (even daily!) at:  www.bisslist.com for your chances to win!

This week's contest!! OK - We are starting out with an easy one this week! Name one of the two artists who sat in with RonKat last weekend OR Email us back with one person?s email address that you KNOW wants to be on the BISS list.  You could win tickets to see these bands at the Boom Boom Room! (www.boomboomblues.com)

Wednesday 11/29 - Down Lowe

Thursday 11/30 ? Bonedrivers

Friday 12/1 ? Keith Hollis & The Po' Boyz

Saturday 12/2 ? SAT 12/2: On The One (Members Of Karl Denson's Tiny Universe)  - I am definitely stopping by after Ozomatli!

Sunday 12/3 ? Devon Allman?s Honeytribe (Yep - Gregg?s son ? we saw him sit in last week with RonKat ? worth saving your energy to get out on Sunday!)

What else is going on this week? 

You have the next FOUR days to catch Ozomatli at the Fillmore!   Friday there is also Robert Walter at The Independent.  I am hoping to hit both Ozomatli and On the One on Saturday.  I had thought about getting together a BISS bus for Primus on Saturday in Berkeley or San Jose on Tuesday but I haven?t had a chance to see if any of you guys wanted to do that.

However, I have heard from quite a few people out there that they would be in for a BISS bus to the Les Claypool Hatter's Ball on New Year's Eve with New Orlean's Social Club. Email me back so I can get a count and arrange things for us. 

Dates, Times & Events

Jeff Grove Paintings and Drawings (2002 to Present)

Vesuvio, San Francisco, CA- 11/15/06 - 12/1/06

255 Columbus near Broadway

Let me know if you want to meet me there for cocktails!!

 

Wed, 11/29/2006

Ozomatli with Luna Angel

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1259

$ 25

 

Wed, 11/29/2006

The Melvins

Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA

http://www.gamh.com/tickets/

$15

 

Wed, 11/29/2006

Taj Mahal Trio

Yoshi's, Oakland, CA

http://www.yoshis.com

Show: 8 & 10

$22 & $16

 

 

Thurs, 11/30/2006

Ozomatli with Crown City Rockers

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1259

$25

 

 

Thurs, 11/30/2006

Taj Mahal Trio

Yoshi's, Oakland, CA

http://www.yoshis.com

Show: 8 & 10

$22 & $16

 

 

Fri, 12/1/2006

Ozomatli with Wisdom

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1259

$25

 

 

Fri, 12/1/2006

Robert Walter's Super Heavy Organ

The Independent, San Francisco, CA

http://www.theindependentsf.com/

$17

 

Fri, 12/1/2006

Taj Mahal Trio

Yoshi's, Oakland, CA

http://www.yoshis.com

$22 & $16

 

 

Sat, 12/2/2006

Ozomatli with Samba Da

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1259

$25

 

 

Sat, 12/2/2006

Primus with Gogol Bordello

Berkeley Community Theatre, San Francisco, CA

http://www.livenation.com/event/getEvent/eventId/244779/

$38.50

 

 

Sun, 12/3/2006 ***Check BISSLIST.COM for chances to win tickets!

Honeytribe

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://boomboomtickets.com

$12

 

 

tue, 12/5/2006

Primus with Gogol Bordello

San Jose Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA

$ 38.50

 

Wed, 12/6/2006 ***Check BISSLIST.COM for chances to win tickets!

THE PIMPS OF JOYTIME (Brooklyn & New Orleans)

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://boomboomtickets.com

 

Fri, 12/8/2006

Los Lobos & Calexico

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1259

 

Fri, 12/8/2006 ***Check BISSLIST.COM for chances to win tickets!

PAPA MALI plus: PIMPS OF JOYTIME [** Going 9:30pm 'til 3:..]

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://boomboomtickets.com

 

 

Fri, 12/8/2006

The Disco Biscuits

The Independent, San Francisco, CA

http://www.theindependentsf.com/

 

 

Sat, 12/9/2006

Los Lobos & Calexico

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1259

 

Sat, 12/9/2006

Stanton Moore Trio

12 Galaxies, San Francisco, CA

http://www.12galaxies.com/months/dec06.html

 

Sat, 12/9/2006

The Disco Biscuits

The Independent, San Francisco, CA

http://www.theindependentsf.com/

 

Sun, 12/10/2006 ***Check BISSLIST.COM for chances to win tickets!

THE PIMPS OF JOYTIME (Brooklyn & New Orleans)

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://boomboomtickets.com

 

Fri, 12/15/2006

Guns n Roses

Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA

BISS BUS - EMAIL ME BACK @ BISSBUS@ BISSLIST.COM IF INTERESTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 


 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Win A Pair of Tickets to the Greasy Beats on Saturday at the BOOM BOOM ROOM!

Just back from the AWESOME RonKat Spearman show at the Boom Boom Room! WOW!! Complete with Eric McFadden and a sit-in by Devon Allman!! (son of Gregg Allman)

It was such a great night that the Boom Boom Room gave me a pair of tickets for Saturday night for the Greasy Beats! Send me an email and tell me the name of one band with a photo on the blog! Check back for the name of the winner. And check back for more chances to win!

~B.I.S.S

DETAILS below….

Date: Saturday, November 25th 2006
Time: 9:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Location: BooM BooM RooM
Category: FUNK
Contact: mail@boomboomblues.com
Website: http://www.boomboomtickets.com/

All-Star Band, The GREASY BEATS (featuring members of the Black Eyed Peas, Cake, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Breakestra & the Southland) are set to throw it down heavy at the Boom Boom Room!

*The GREASY BEATS*
plus:
*MixMaster Wolf* (DJ)

GREASY BEATS are a funky music machine that hails from Los Angeles and features some of the most talented, in-demand session musicians in Southern California.


Members have performed and or recorded with such notable artists/bands as the Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Sergio Mendez, Cake, Money Mark, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, The Breakestra, Quantic Soul Orchestra, Jason Mraz, Melvin Sparks, Eddie Bo, Mike Andrews, Inara George, Marc Broussard, The Southland, Pseudopod, Connie Price & The Keystones and Jive to name a few.

GREASY BEATS have forged a rough and raw approach to THE FUNK that is reminiscent of The JB's, The Meters, P-Funk, Bootsy's Rubber Band, and the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown. GREASY BEATS have firmly established their reputation as the heaviest funk and soul band in the Southland and are looking to tear the roof off the BBR Saturday night!

"For the GREASY BEATS, when it comes to gettin' down, James Brown is the ground!"

GREASY BEATS line-up:

JOEL BOWERS
- tenor sax, bandleader
(Quantic, $Mark, Keystones, Jive)
MIXMASTER WOLF
- vocals, emcee, DJ
(Breakestra)
JORDAN KATZ
- trumpet
(Leo Nocentelli, Zen Tricksters)
SHAUNTE PALMER
- trombone
(Sublime)
ROSS GRANT
- guitar
(Jem, Pseudopod, Marc Broussard)
MIKE FRATANTUNO
- bass
(Black Eyed Peas, 20th Congress)
PETE McNEAL
- drums
(Mike Doughty, Breakestra, Cake)
CHUCK PRADA
- percussion
(Fully-Loaded, Breakestra, BlackEyed Peas)
DANNY CHAIMSON
- keys, vocals
(Southland, OAR, Jem)

http://www.greasybeats.com/
http://www.jambase.com/headsup.asp?storyID=4301
http://www.joelbowers.com/



$12 (adv) - www.boomboomtickets.com




The sounds of 100% straight up funk and soul will be reverberating around the Bay Area as the Los Angeles based all-star funky music machine GREASYBEATS makes its return to Northern California Saturday at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco.

GREASYBEATS are an all-star funky music machine that hails from Los Angeles and features some of the most respected, in-demand young musicians in Southern California. Every individual in this funky gang of musicians has made their mark on the music scene. Members have performed/recorded with such notable bands/artists as the Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Cake, Mos Def, Cut Chemist, Money Mark, Jason Mraz, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, The Breakestra, Melvin Sparks, DJ Logic and Jive to name a few. Also many notable stars of the jam band and acid-jazz/funk scene have sat-in or appeared as a guest with The GB’s, including Chris Stillwell, Mike Andrews and Robert Walter (of the Greyboy Allstars), Stanton Moore (Galactic), Cheme Gastelum (20th Congress), Brian Jordan (KDTU), Steve Molitz (Particle) and Sam Kinninger (Soulive).

Lead by Bay Area born saxophonist Joel Bowers, THE GREASY BEATS have firmly established their reputation as the hardest working funk & soul band in Southern California with successful extended residences at both the world famous Roxy Theatre in Hollywood and the Temple Bar in Santa Monica. “The formula is simple,” says Bowers “Put some of the best musicians on the same stage, with the common goal of making the music funky as hell!” He continues, “All of us in the band have a deep respect for the genre of funk, and what makes things innately funky. As Bootsy Collins said, “You can’t fake the FUNK!” and the Greasy Beats take that statement to heart. Our goal as a band is to represent our funk forefathers, and continue to develop and refine that groove.”

So tell all your funky friends to shake that thang’ down to the BOOM BOOM ROOM and get on down to the heavy syncopations of GREASY BEATS live and direct!



Website:

www.greasybeats.com

www.myspace.com/thegreasybeats




$12 (adv) - www.boomboomtickets.com

Calendar: BooM BooM RooM Events
Url: http://www.boomboomblues.com/cgi-bin/calendar/index.pl?Calendar=cal_boomboom

Live From RonKat with Eric McFadden & Devon Allman



Friday, November 24, 2006

BISS: Thanksgiving Weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

What are YOU up to this weekend? Tonight I'll see you over at the Boom Boom Room for RonKat Spearman & The Katdelic Revival [plus: Special Guests] & ERIC MCFADDEN! If not, then you must be going to The Grand for Greg Allman & Friends? Though if you like good hip hop, you can catch Zion-I & the Grouch over at Slim's. I saw him at the Be The Riott and was impressed!

 

Saturday, I want to get out earlier so I can check out a band that was recommended to me, American Drag, over at the Red Devil Lounge. But then I am heading to the Boom Boom for The Greasy Beats.

 

Then on Sunday, one of the BISS Watch List bands, PARALLEL 23, is playing for FREE at the Boom Boom Room. (Hey Matt bring my poster!)

 

Fast Foward to New Years! I know some of you are going to My Morning Jacket At The Fillmore, while some of you are going to Cafe Du Nord for The Radiators. Personally - I would love for a group of us to head up to Santa Rosa for Les Claypool's Hatters Ball with Les Claypool and his fancy band & New Orleans Social Club featuring Ivan Neville (Neville Brothers), George Porter, Jr. (The Meters), Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), Henry Butler and Raymond Weber.

 

Dont forget to check out BISSLIST.com for the live blog which we have been updating from the shows !! If you know anyone who would like to get on the BISS List please have them send an email to biss@bisslist.com. And let us know any shows where you are interested in a BISS bus so we can get on together!!

 

See you at the shows!

 

Why? B.I.S.S.!

 

Upcoming Dates & Events

 

Jeff Grove Paintings and Drawings (2002 to Present)

Vesuvio, San Francisco, CA- 11/15/06 - 12/1/06

255 Columbus near Broadway

Let me know if you want to meet me there for cocktails!!

 

Fri, 11/24/2006

Gregg Allman & Friends

The Grand Ballroom @ Regency Center, San Francisco, CA

http://www.apeconcerts.com/venues.cfm?vid=6

 

Fri, 11/24/2006

RONKAT SPEARMAN (of 'P FUNK ALLSTARS') & The Katdelic Revival [plus: Special Guests] & ERIC MCFADDEN

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://boomboomtickets.com

Doors: 8:00:00 PM Show: 9:30 PM

$10.00

 

Fri, 11/24/2006

The Lemonheads

The Independent, San Francisco, CA

http://www.theindependentsf.com/

 

Sat, 11/25/2006

The GREASY BEATS (plus: *Mix-Master Wolf* - DJ opener)

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://boomboomtickets.com

Doors: 8:00:00 PM Show: 9:30 PM

$12.00

 

Sat, 11/25/2006

The Lemonheads

The Independent, San Francisco, CA

http://www.theindependentsf.com/

 

Sat, 11/25/2006

American Drag (w/ Eric Levy from Garaj Mahal & Monroe Grisman)

Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco, CA

http://www.sonicbids.com/AmericanDrag

http://www.ticketweb.com/user/?region=sfbay&query=detail&event=696869&interface=reddevil

 

Sun, 11/26/2006

PARALLEL 23 (Free Show!)

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://boomboomtickets.com

Doors: 8:00:00 PM Show: 9:30 PM

FREE!!

 

Tue, 11/28/2006

Bare Naked Ladies

Bill Graham Civic, San Francisco, CA

http://www.billgrahamcivic.com/home/index.htm

 

Wed, 11/29/2006

Ozomatli with Luna Angel

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1259

 

Wed, 11/29/2006

The Melvins

Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA

http://www.gamh.com/tickets/

 

Thurs, 11/30/2006

Ozomatli with Crown City Rockers

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1259

 

Fri, 12/1/2006

Ozomatli with Wisdom

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1259

 

Fri, 12/1/2006

Robert Walter's Super Heavy Organ

The Independent, San Francisco, CA

http://www.theindependentsf.com/

 

Sat, 12/2/2006

Ozomatli with Samba Da

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1259

 

Sat, 12/2/2006

Primus with Gogol Bordello

Berkeley Community Theatre, San Francisco, CA

http://www.livenation.com/event/getEvent/eventId/244779/

 

Tue, 12/5/2006

Primus with Gogol Bordello

San Jose Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA

Anyone want a BISS BUS??

 

Wed, 12/6/2006

THE PIMPS OF JOYTIME (Brooklyn & New Orleans)

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://boomboomtickets.com

Doors: Show:

 

 

Fri, 12/8/2006

Calexico w/ Los Lobos

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1259

Doors: Show:

 

 

Fri, 12/8/2006

Los Lobos & Calexico

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1259

Doors: Show:

 

 

Fri, 12/8/2006

PAPA MALI plus: PIMPS OF JOYTIME [** Going 9:30pm 'til 3:..

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://boomboomtickets.com

 

Fri, 12/8/2006

The Disco Biscuits

The Independent, San Francisco, CA

http://www.theindependentsf.com/

 

Sat, 12/9/2006

Los Lobos

Calexico

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1259

 

Sat, 12/9/2006

Stanton Moore Trio

12 Galaxies, San Francisco, CA

http://www.12galaxies.com/months/dec06.html

 

Sat, 12/9/2006

The Disco Biscuits

The Independent, San Francisco, CA

http://www.theindependentsf.com/

 

Sun, 12/10/2006

THE PIMPS OF JOYTIME (Brooklyn & New Orleans)

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://boomboomtickets.com

 

 

Fri, 12/15/2006

Guns n Roses

Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA

Who wants to be on the BISS BUS? How about the BISS Suite!!?

 

Sun, 12/17/2006

The Blind Boys of Alabama

Louise Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA

 

Thurs, 12/21/2006

The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Fox Theater, Redwood City, CA

 

Fri, 12/22/2006

The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Fox Theater, Redwood City, CA

 

Thurs, 12/28/2006

The Violent Femmes

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1259

 

Fri, 12/29/2006

Particle

Slim's, San Francisco, CA

http://www.slims-sf.com/

 

 

Fri, 12/29/2006

The Radiators

Cafe du Nord, San Francisco, CA

Friday, November 17, 2006

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