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!!


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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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