Thursday, September 25, 2008

BISS Featured Shows: Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen//Monophonics//Eric McFadden Trio

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**Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen
Thursday, October 9th - 8 PM @ Sweetwater Station, Larkspur, CA
Saturday, October 11th - 10 PM @ Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA ***WIN TICKETS***
Cleary's vocal-songwriting flair for moody Seventies soul and the spunky-Meters roll of his Gentlemen." - David Fricke, Rolling Stone
Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen will be performing in support of their new live release, Mo Hippa, Thursday, October 9th at Sweetwater Station in Larkspur and Saturday, October 11th at The Boom Boom Room in San Francisco. In the hallowed ranks of New Orleans "piano professors," Jon Cleary is on the tenure track. With his new self-release MO HIPPA (FHQ Records), Cleary finally captures the sizzling energy of his live shows on wax. "The fact is, that the magic that happens in a live performance, is unique and will only happen once," Cleary says.

The Absolute Monster Gentlemen feature Cleary on keys; New Orleans natives Derwin "Big D" Perkins on guitar and Cornell C. Williams on bass, both ten-year vets of the band; and new face Eddie Christmas on drums. While Cornell's deep grooves and Eddie's hard, funky beat anchor the grooves, Big D and Jon soar, with R&B licks that take the best from island rhythms, jazz, funk and traditional New Orleans soul.

Cleary, born in England, is an adopted son of the Crescent City, a quick study having recorded five soul-soaked R&B funk albums on his own. As a session man, he's played with Taj Mahal, B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt, to name a few, and is a longstanding member of Raitt's touring band. Cleary just recorded with John Scofield and will be touring with the legendary guitarist starting in November. Cleary will also be embarking on a special solo piano tour called "The Keys to New Orleans," featuring Allen Toussaint and Henry Butler.

Recorded at the Vanguard club in Sydney, Australia, MO HIPPA shows Cleary and his ace band stamping their signature, groove-laden style on New Orleans classics like Professor Longhair's iconic "Tipitina" and the Meters' funk masterpiece "People Say." Originals like "C'mon Second Line," and "Port Street Blues" slides from street-parade swagger into soulful blues. The smoking original track "When U Get Back" is a singular example of Cleary's eclectic style: killer R&B infused with Caribbean funk, and a catchy pop sensibility that infects the dance floor.
The closing track, the shack-shaking original "Mo Hippa," is a celebration of the Crescent City's legendary and effortless groove. The infectious energy in the Vanguard that night as the song took over the room is audibly apparent on the recording. The audience was "seated, and like many jazz club audiences they were a little polite and almost seemed to be waiting for permission to move all the chairs and tables out of the way," Cleary remembers. "When it came time, we gave them a gentle nudge and the next minute they were all getting down and shaking it New Orleans style."
www.joncleary.com
www.myspace.com/joncleary

**Monophonics
Saturday, September 27th - 10pm @ Crystal Bay Club, Crystal Bay, NV
Monophonics are back at the Crystal Bay Club in Crystal Bay, NV this Saturday, September 27th! FREE Show!

Crystal Bay Club(Crown Room)
14 State Highway 28
Crystal Bay, Nevada 89402
775.833.6333
www.crystalbaycasino.com
www.myspace.com/monophonics
www.monophonics.com

**Eric McFadden Trio
Saturday, September 27th - 5pm @ Red Marines Festival, La Honda, CA
EMT is headlining the Red Marines 5th Annual Music and Arts Festival this Saturday, September 27th. Be sure to check out this awesome festival
that raises funds to support Veterans in need of proper medical treatment with bands from all around the globe... well worth the drive if you live anywhere in the SF bay area!!

5360 La Honda Rd (Hwy 84)
San Gregorio, CA 94070
Tel.: 408-480-1767
www.redmarines.com
www.myspace.com/ericmcfaddentrio
www.emtmusic.com


**RONKAT SPEARMAN
Friday October 17th, 2008 - Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA ***WIN TICKETS***
P FUNK ALLSTAR, Member of PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC, and George Clinton's Gangsters of Love Allstars, returns to San Francisco's BOOM BOOM ROOM with his own band KATDELIC on Friday October 17th, 2008. KATDELIC is award winning songwriter RonKat Spearmans' original music which is a blend of funk rock with a touch of hip hop staring San Francisco's most accomplished musicians RonKat Spearman on vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards Dustin Wind on trumpet (WILLY NELSON BAND), David Boyce on sax, Kevin Carnes on drums, Kirk Peterson on bass (THE BROUN FELLINIS) Michael Cavaseno, and the Original DJ K-OS on turntables.

RonKat returns to the BOOM BOOM ROOM after ten months of touring three continents with Parliament Funkadelic and a recent appearance on the JAY LENO SHOW on Sept. 17th. with GEORGE CLINTON and HIS GANGSTERS OF LOVE ALLSTARS.
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=43060452
http://www.ronkat.net
http://www.boomboomtickets.com

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BISS Calendar Listings:

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Thurs, 9/25/2008

Chris Haugen - Seahorse Rodeo CD Release Party

SOMA Creativity Center, San Francisco, CA

http://chrishaugen.net/flash/index.htm

Doors: 7PM Show: 8PM

Thurs, 9/25/2008

Pi featuring James Caran

Hotel Utah, San Francisco, CA

http://www.thatcrazychick.com

Show: 8PM

$10

Thurs, 9/25/2008

Du Uy Quintet ****

Socha Cafe, San Francisco, CA

http://www.duuy.net/

Show: 7:30pm

Thurs, 9/25/2008

BIG KEN's SHOW (Vortex Tribe - w/ MINGO LEWIS - & The Snake Plisskin Quintet) **WIN TICKETS**

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://www.boomboomblues.com/

Show: 9:30PM

$7

Thurs, 9/25/2008

Afrolicious,Pleasuremaker & Senor Oz **WIN TICKETS**

Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA

http://elbo.com/Calendar.php

Show: 10PM

$6

Thurs, 9/25/2008

Du Uy Quintet ****

Socha Cafe, San Francisco, CA

Fri, 9/26/2008

Manicato ****

Mojito, San Francisco, CA

http://www.myspace.com/mojitosf
Show: 10PM

Fri, 9/26/2008

MORNING 40 FEDERATION (plus: Special Guests - open) **WIN TICKETS**

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://www.boomboomblues.com/

Show: 9:30PM

$15

Fri, 9/26/2008

One Ring Zero with Chicha Libra ****

Café du Nord, San Francisco, CA

http://www.jccsf.org/content_main.aspx?catid=602#2262

Show: 9pm

$22

Fri, 9/26/2008

Garaj Mahal ****

Connecticut Yankee, San Francisco, CA

http://www.theyankee.com/livemusic.htm

Show: 10PM

$16

Sat, 9/27/2008

MORNING 40 FEDERATION (plus: Special Guests - open) **WIN TICKETS**

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://www.boomboomblues.com/

Show: 9:30PM

$15

Sat, 9/27/2008

Eric Mcfadden Trio ****

Red Marine Festival, Santa Cruz, CA

http://www.myspace.com/ericmcfaddentrio

Show: 6PM

Sat, 9/27/2008

Monophonics ****

Crystal Bay Casino, Crystal Bay, NV

http://www.crystalbaycasino.com

Show: 10PM

FREE SHOW

Sat, 9/27/2008

The San Francsico Blues Festival Featuring Hot Tuna , The Delta Groove All Star Blues Revue, featuring: Elvin Bishop, Mike Zito, Barbara Lynn , Michael Burks ****

Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

http://www.sfblues.com/

Show: 6PM

$35 in advance, $40 at door, $55 two day tix, advance only,

Sat, 9/27/2008

Pamela Parker ****

Ukiah Brewing Company, Ukiah, CA

Show: 9PM

Sun, 9/28/2008

Neil Diamond ****

HP PAVILION AT SAN JOSE, San Jose, CA

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C00407D969B539D?brand=&tm_link=tm_home_g2&hot_ticket_brand=home

Show: 8PM

$55.00 - US $120.00

Sun, 9/28/2008

The San Francsico Blues Festival Featuring Johnny Winter, Buckwheat Zydeco, Denise LaSalle, Curtis Salgado Big Band ****

Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

http://www.sfblues.com/

Show: 6PM

$35 in advance, $40 at door, $55 two day tix, advance only,

Mon, 9/29/2008

Burning Spear ****

Slim's, San Francisco, CA

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

Show: 9PM

$30

Tues, 9/30/2008

Shot Gun Wedding, Hip Hop Symphony **WIN TICKETS**

Bruno's, San Francisco, CA

http://www.brunoslive.com/

Show: 10PM

$10

Tues, 9/30/2008

Burning Spear ****

Slim's, San Francisco, CA

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

Show: 9PM

$30

Thurs, 10/2/2008

Dark Star Orchestra ****

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C0040A2CAE04E08

Show: 9pm

$30.00

Thurs, 10/2/2008

Barrington Levy ****

The Independent, San Francisco, CA

http://www.theindependentsf.com/august2008.htm

Show: 9pm

$28

Thurs, 10/2/2008

Ry Cooder,Nick Lowe, Jim Keltner ****

Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA

http://www.gamh.com/

Show: 8PM

$100

Thurs, 10/2/2008

Afrolicious,Pleasuremaker & Senor Oz **WIN TICKETS**

Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA

http://elbo.com/Calendar.php

Show: 10PM

$6

Fri, 10/3/2008

Robet Plant, Alison Krauss, T Bone Burnett ****

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, San Francisco, CA

http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/

Show: ALL DAY EVENT

Fri, 10/3/2008

Monophonics ****

Humboldt Brewery, Arcata, Ca

http://www.humboldtbrews.com/

Show: 10PM

Fri, 10/3/2008

Dark Star Orchestra ****

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C0040A2CAE04E08

Show: 9pm

$30.00

Fri, 10/3/2008

Barrington Levy ****

The Independent, San Francisco, CA

http://www.theindependentsf.com/august2008.htm

Show: 9pm

$28

Fri, 10/3/2008

ERIC MCFADDEN & FARAWAY BROTHERS **WIN TICKETS**

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://www.boomboomblues.com/

Show: 9:30PM

$12

Fri, 10/3/2008

Ry Cooder,Nick Lowe, Jim Keltner ****

Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA

http://www.gamh.com/

Show: 9PM

$100

Fri, 10/3/2008

Artists Ball Seven: The New Party, featuring hip hop superstar Mos Def and event designer extraordinaire Stanlee Gatti for one of the biggest galas of the year. Benefitting YBCA's Fund for New Work, ****

YBCA Forum, 701 Mission St,,, San Francisco, CA

Show: 9PM

$150 for the public, $125 for YBCA members

Sat, 10/4/2008

Dark Star Orchestra ****

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C0040A2CAE04E08

Show: 9pm

$30.00

Sat, 10/4/2008

VINYL ****

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://www.boomboomblues.com/

Show: 9:30PM

$12

Sun, 10/5/2008

Tea Leaf Green, Del McCoury Band, Loudon Wainwright III, Greg Brown ****

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, San Francisco, CA

http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/

Show: ALL DAY EVENT

Sun, 10/5/2008

Grateful Dead-themed auction titled More Skeletons from the Closet. ****

Bonhams & Butterfields in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

www.bonhams.com/us

Mon, 10/6/2008

David Byrne ****

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA

http://apeconcerts.com/

Show: 8PM

$59.50 - $85.50

Tues, 10/7/2008

Realistic Orchestra @ Jazz Mafia Tuesdays **WIN TICKETS**

Bruno's, San Francisco, CA

http://www.brunoslive.com/music.htm

Show: 9:30pm

Tues, 10/7/2008

David Byrne ****

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA

http://apeconcerts.com/

Show: 8PM

$59.50 - $85.50

Wed, 10/8/2008

Chris Isaak ****

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C0040A2CAE04E08

Show: 8PM

$55

Thurs, 10/9/2008

Manicato ****

Bruno's, San Francisco, CA

http://www.brunoslive.com/music.htm

Show: 10PM

Thurs, 10/9/2008

Chris Isaak ****

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C0040A2CAE04E08

Show: 8PM

$55

Thurs, 10/9/2008

Afrolicious,Pleasuremaker & Senor Oz **WIN TICKETS**

Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA

http://elbo.com/Calendar.php

Show: 10PM

$6

Thurs, 10/9/2008

JON CLEARY & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen ****

Sweetwater Station, Larkspur, CA

http://www.sweetwaterstation.net/Home/Calendar.html

Show: 8PM

$25

Thurs, 10/9/2008

Pamela Parker ****

19 Broadway Niteclub, Fairfax, CA

Show: 9PM

Fri, 10/10/2008

Sila and the Afrofunk Experience ****

The Independent, San Francisco, CA

http://www.theindependentsf.com/august2008.htm

Show: 8pm

$17

Fri, 10/10/2008

Pamela Parker ****

Shanachie Pub, Willits, CA

Show: 9:30PM

Sat, 10/11/2008

Joan Osborne ****

Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA

http://www.gamh.com/

Show: 9PM

$28

Sat, 10/11/2008

JON CLEARY & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen **WIN TICKETS**

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://www.boomboomblues.com/

Show: 9:30PM

$15

Wed, 10/15/2008

Joe Jackson ****

The Warfield, San Francisco, CA

http://www.goldenvoice.com/

Show: 8PM

$45 - $59

Thurs, 10/16/2008

Afrolicious,Pleasuremaker & Senor Oz **WIN TICKETS**

Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA

http://elbo.com/Calendar.php

Show: 10PM

$6

Fri, 10/17/2008

Kapakahi, Elevaters, ****

Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA

http://www.elbo.com/Calendar.php

Show: ***Not Posted Yet***

$10

Fri, 10/17/2008 – 11/15/2008

The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Alove on Stage ****

Victoria Theatre, San Francisco, CA

http://www.rockysf.com/

Shows Are Thursday Friday & Saturday: 8PM & 11PM (Saturday Only!)

$28 - $35

Fri, 10/17/2008

RONKAT'S KATDELIC REVIVAL (of 'P FUNK ALLSTARS') [plus: Special Guests] **WIN TICKETS**

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://www.boomboomblues.com/

Show: 9:30PM

$15

Sat, 10/18/2008

Monophonics ****

Fairfax Biketoberfest, Fairfax, CA

http://www.monophonics.com/

Show: 3PM

Sat, 10/18/2008

Tower of Power ****

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C0040A2CAE04E08

Show: 9pm

$30.00

Sat, 10/18/2008

Church of Reason ****

JCCSF, San Francisco, CA

http://www.jccsf.org/content_main.aspx?catid=338#2536

Show: 9pm

$42

Sun, 10/19/2008

Tina Turner ****

HP Pavilion At San Jose, San Jose, CA

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C0040A5F9045C7F?artistid=736358&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

Show: 7:00 PM

$59.50 - $150.00

Mon, 10/20/2008

Tina Turner ****

HP Pavilion At San Jose, San Jose, CA

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C0040A5F9225C87?artistid=736358&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

Show: 7:30 PM

$59.50 - $150.00

Mon, 10/20/2008

Patti Smith ****

The Warfield, San Francisco, CA

http://www.goldenvoice.com/

Show: 8PM

$25 -$27

Thurs, 10/23/2008

SKERIK & McTUFF (Direct from Seattle - Funky Soul Funky) + HILLSTOMP **WIN TICKETS**

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://www.boomboomblues.com/

Show: 9:30PM

$10

Thurs, 10/23/2008

Afrolicious,Pleasuremaker & Senor Oz **WIN TICKETS**

Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA

http://elbo.com/Calendar.php

Show: 10PM

$6

Fri, 10/24/2008

SKERIK & McTUFF (Direct from Seattle - Funky Soul Funky) + HILLSTOMP **WIN TICKETS**

Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

http://www.boomboomblues.com/

Show: 9:30PM

$10


Sat, 10/25/2008

Taj Mahal ****

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C0040A2CAE04E08

Show: 9PM

$35


Sat, 10/25/2008

Jeremiah Lockwood and The Sway Machinery ****

Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA

http://www.jccsf.org/content_main.aspx?catid=338#2536

Show: 9:30pm

$15

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