Wednesday, July 26, 2017

BISS 07.25.17 : JACK JOHNSON PLUS JOHN CRAIGIE PLUS ALO / THE CROOKED STUFF / CIRCLES AROUND THE SUN / OMD / WIL BLADES / VIOLENT FEMMES / HIGHLIGHTS OF HIGHLIGHTS

Woo hoo! What a weekend of amazingness we just had. As predicted in last week's edition, my highlight was definitely the Blues Traveler show last Thursday in San Jose. Recently, I unearthed a couple of boxes of board recordings from their shows, mostly '97-'99. What am I gonna do with stacks of DATs?

Wouldn't the world be a better place if those recordings were released into the wild, for Blues Traveler to post them to their website where everyone can listen to them? So, before the show, I gave the band all that was unearthed so far, knowing there is more treasure to be discovered in my many storage boxes down the road. I did, however, keep a promo cassette from '88 and a cassingle from '93 to listen to in the car on the way there (yes, I proudly have a working cassette deck in my car!). Between the singalong on the way there, the old swag I dug up to wear, the sharing of those DATs & seeing the usual suspects from the BT family upon arrival (band included), I was feeling pretty nostalgic by the first note of the set... And I kept dancing enthusiastically until the last note!

All that being said, I am pretty stoked for myself and all you BISS listers since we get TWO Blues Traveler shows this Fall. On November 14th & 15th, they return to The Fillmore in celebration of their 30 years as a band! That's not all we at BISS List celebrate over those two days. Coincidentally, the 15th is also the birthday of one of their long time crew members who passed away in 2015 and who happens to have been Mr. BISS aka Robert "Bo" Mahoney for just as many years... I heard they added the second show on the 14th after they sold so many tickets for the 15th. BISS hopes to have possible contest giveaways as those shows approach, so stay tuned and start spreading the word!
 #Celebrate #30years #BluesTraveler #Bo

It's not only those two BT shows at The Fillmore that I am looking that far ahead at on the musical calendar of the Bay Area (aka BISS List)... I have been scouring the listings coming up at all of our favorite venues to find the best that you don't want to miss. Over the next three weeks, I plan to help you stuff your music calendars with so many rocking shows that maybe you won't even notice if I miss a week here and there while working my favorite Nor-Cal Summer fest, For The Funk of It (8/11-8/13 in Belden, CA) followed closely after by the annual Burning Man extravaganza (pre, burn and post)...

So, while I juggle BISS & prepare for travel and adventure, I ask you all to please check the BISS List Google Calendar (http://bit.ly/bisslistcalendar ) and let me know what you think I might have missed in the coming months. If you email anything of specific worthiness to me (subject to MY approval) and I list it, you may be eligible to win tickets to an upcoming show. So, get busy. Why? Because I Said So!

Since you are doing what I say Because I Said So... DO THIS! Read the latest BISS List Interview with John Craigie by BISS Contributing editor Josh Danson! If you are going to The Greek tonight for Jack Johnson, you are going to want to get there early to catch him opening!

On to the upcoming music in the SF Bay... Here's this week's BISS List Picks of the week followed by just a few of the highlights of the highlights of the BISS List.


BISS LIST PICKS OF THE WEEK

7/26
  • JACK JOHNSON plus John Craigie  at Greek Theatre
  • RESIDENCY NIGHT w/ **THE CROOKED STUFF** & **GINA SICILIA** ft. Mbrs of Vinyl & Special Guests **DRINK SPECIALS & LATE NITE HAPPY HR** **WIN TICKETS** at Boom Boom Room
  • Stu Allen & Mars Hotel **WIN TICKETS** at Ashkenaz

7/27
  • TODD STOOPS  feat. Reed Mathis, Jay Lane & Cochrane McMillan **WIN TICKETS** at Boom Boom Room
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  • Scott Amendola Quartet w/ Jenny Scheinman, John Schott and Zach Ostroff **WIN TICKETS** at Ivy Room
  • Smoked Out Soul Presents: DJ Shortkut, KingMost & Special Guests  at Monarch
  • JACK JOHNSON plus ALO  at Greek Theatre

7/28
  • Circles Around The Sun  at Terrapin Crossroads
  • ATTA KID plus RON ARTIS & THE TRUTH at Boom Boom Room 
  • PORTUGAL. THE MAN , LOCAL NATIVES  at Greek Theatre
  • ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK **WIN TICKETS** at Regency Ballroom
  • Buddy Guy / Jonny Lang  at Mountain Winery
  • HAPPY HOUR: FT. STU ALLEN (SOLO)  at Terrapin Crossroads (Bar)

7/29
  • WIL BLADES STARTING 5 (ft Wil Blades, Joe Bagale, Joe Cohen, & Mike Olmos) plus SOUL SCRATCH & VERY SPECIAL GUESTS **WIN TICKETS** at Boom Boom Room
  • Circles Around The Sun  at Terrapin Crossroads
  • Blackberry Smoke plus Ross James & The Broken Kittens **WIN TICKETS** at The Fillmore
  • SOUL SKA plus IrieFuse **WIN TICKETS** at Sweetwater Music Hall
  • BRUNCH: FT. STU ALLEN, SCOTT GUBERMAN, MIKE PASCALE & COCHRANE MCMILLAN  at Terrapin Crossroads (Bar)
  • REED MATHIS & FRIENDS  at Terrapin Crossroads (Bar)

7/30
  • Violent Femmes / Echo & The Bunnymen  at Mountain Winery
  • Return Of The Cypher ~*FREE HIP HOP PARTY* Live Rap Emcees w/ DJs & Musicians at Boom Boom Room

7/31
  • GRATEFUL MONDAY: FT. STU ALLEN, JORDAN FEINSTEIN, SCOTT PADDEN & ALEX KOFORD  at Terrapin Crossroads

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HIGHLIGHTS
*for more details, check http://bit.ly/bisslistcalendar*

August 
  • Featuring Morris Day & The Time, Zapp & Lakeside at Mountain Winery
  • Robert Randolph & The Family Band plus Jazz Mafia's Mobtet **WIN TICKETS** at New Parish
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela : Tenth Anniversary Tour  at Mountain Winery
  • Lucent Dossier Experience **WIN TICKETS** at The Fillmore
  • ABBA The Concert  at Mountain Winery
  • SLAYER, Lamb of God , Behemoth  at Bill Graham Civic
  • The B-52s  at Montalvo Art Center
  • For The Funk of IT : 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 **WIN TICKETS** at Belden Town
  • ORGONE plus Mission Delirium **WIN TICKETS** at Brick & Mortar
  • 98.5 KFOX Summer Send Off: Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton  at Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • Lady Gaga Joanne World Tour  at ATT Park
  • Willie Nelson & Family With special guest Kacey Musgraves  at Mountain Winery
  • Steel Pulse **WIN TICKETS** at The Fillmore
  • PRIMUS, Clutch  at Greek Theatre
  • Sonoma County Blues Festival with Charlie Musselwhite, Doyle Bramhall II, Ms. Taylor P Collins, The Sons of The Soul Revivers, The Blues Defenders, Levi Lloyd, Volker Strifler  at SOMO Village Event Center
  • WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY, Kacey Musgraves  at Greek Theatre
  • BRAZILIAN GIRLS plus Moon Hooch **FREE** at Sigmund Stern Grove
  • St. Paul & The Broken Bones / Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue  at Mountain Winery
  • Swans plus Okkyung Lee  at The Independent
  • Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo / TOTO  at Mountain Winery
  • The Meters  at The Fillmore
  • Kamasi Washington  at Mountain Winery
  • MAVIS STAPLES plus Kev Choice Ensemble **FREE** at Sigmund Stern Grove
  • ZZ Top / Doobie Brothers  at Mountain Winery
September
  • The Fixx  at The Independent
  • Jennifer Hartswick Band **WIN TICKETS** at Sweetwater Music Hall
  • The Magpie Salute  at The Fillmore
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Jim James (solo)  at Sweetwater Music Hall
  • The Growlers  at The Independent
  • Mavis Staples  at LAGUNITAS AMPHITHEATER  *FREE (RSVP Required)*
  • Reverend Horton Heat with Fishbone, Strung Out  at The Fillmore
  • Crecent City Classics: John Scofield  & Jon Cleary  at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium
  • Turkuaz with Sinkane **WIN TICKETS** at The Fillmore
  • Glen David Andrews **WIN TICKETS** at Brick & Mortar
  • DONALD FAGEN  & THE NIGHTFLYERS **WIN TICKETS** at The Masonic
  • Gladys Knight  at Montalvo Art Center
  • NOICE! feat DJ Just & Dj B positive (disco funk house boogie)  at Asiento
  • Arrested Development **WIN TICKETS** at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
  • Earle Fest 2017 with Los Lobos, The California Honeydrops, Tift Merritt, Nina Gerber, Timothy O’Neil Band, Dirty Cello, Arielle, Emily Lois  at SOMO Village Event Center
  • Adam Ant  at The Masonic
  • Moon Taxi plus Too Many Zooz **WIN TICKETS** at The Fillmore 
October
  • KC Turner Presents Cookout Concert Series at HopMonk Novato Beer Garden : CHUCK PROPHET  at Hopmonk Novato
  • Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears  at LAGUNITAS AMPHITHEATER  *FREE (RSVP Required)*
  • Scorpions With Very Special Guest Megadeth  at Oracle Arena
  • VICTOR WOOTEN  at Yoshi's
  • Janet Jackson: State of the World Tour  at Concord Pavilion
  • PEE WEE ELLIS & The Funk Assembly  at Yoshi's
  • Depeche Mode : Global Spirit Tour  at Oracle Arena
  • Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley  at The Fillmore
  • The Afghan Whigs with Har Mar Superstar  at The Fillmore
  • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic  at The Independent
  • Pigeons Playing Ping Pong plus Flamingosis  at The Independent
  • JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND  at Bill Graham Civic
  • Joe Bonamassa  at The Warfield
  • Paul Weller (The JAM)  A Kind Revolution Tour **WIN TICKETS** at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
  • Van Morrison  at The Fox
  • Hangtown Music Festival: Railroad Earth, 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...  at EL DORADO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
  • Thievery Corporation  at The Masonic
November
  • KC TURNER PRESENTS John Craigie plus The Sam Chase  at Great American Music Hall
  • Blues Traveler with Los Colognes  at The Fillmore
  • Grammy Award Winning Rebirth Brass Band **WIN TICKETS** at Sweetwater Music Hall
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band plus Hard Working Americans  at The Fox
  • Guns N' Roses  at Oracle Arena
December
  • Meeting Of The Spirits: JOHN MCLAUGHLIN AND THE 4TH DIMENSION plus JIMMY HERRING AND THE INVISIBLE WHIP at The Warfield

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