Thursday, December 14, 2017

BISS 12.14.17 : HAPPY CHANUKAH / MONOPHONICS / CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD / PAPA MALI / GLITTER CABANA / BILL GRAHAM MENORAH DAY / IN LOVING MEMORY OF BO

Happy Chanukah BISS Listers! Today, December 14th, is night three of the festival of lights. Tonight, when I light my candles, they will have a little extra special meaning as I light them in honor of my late husband, Mr. Robert Bo Mahoney who passed away two years ago today.  It's gonna be a long, hard day as much as it's been two long hard years... (FIVE if we're really counting...) However, I know I'll make it through today the same as I have made it through the years with the never-ending love and support of so many of my amazing friends, family and community.  I named the photo below "Gratitude". It's from an epic night where all those friends & family came together and honored Bo's memory with a huge magical musical tribute at The Fillmore.  Again, I say Thank you.
Still love you.
Still miss you.
Every.
Day.


It's hard to imagine going out to a show where I might dance and have fun on a day like today. I was going to stay in. But as it happens, 'My boys", aka Monophonics, who refer to me as "Mama Pam", are playing at the Indy. If you don't know, they were the first band I managed, and I was their first manager somewhere back about 10 years ago. Bo and I toured with them. And of course, Bo, Mr. FOH
Engineer, mixed them and LOVED them (as do I). When I recently ran into some of the boys and they said they would like to honor him at the show tonight at The Independent, it was instantly clear that THAT is the most perfectly appropriate place for me to be tonight.

Tonight, also begins the three-night run of Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The Fillmore. Congrats to all three of our winners! Thank you for repping for BISS tonight at the show! How did they win, you ask? They read the stellar interview with NealCasal of CRB from BISS List Contributing Editor, Josh Danson! Then they shared it and emailed biss@bisslist.com to let us know. Check it out for yourself! http://bit.ly/BISSListInterviewNealCasal
Then get yourself a couple of tickets for one of these shows! See ya there on Friday night!

After the Fillmore on Friday night, it's often a no brainer to head across the street to the Boom Boom Room.  Even more so when PAPA MALI's Holiday Folly ft. Jay Lane, Will Bernard, Victor Little & More + PROFESSOR JONES + DJ K-OS are playing! Also playing Saturday but with one of BISS Lists new faves, Crooked Stuff opening the night. You can **WIN TICKETS** to either of these shows by spreading the word about these shows! Email it, Facebook it. Tweet it. Whatever you think will get the word out. Then email biss@bisslist.com to let
us know how you've been spreading the word and why you should rep for the BISS crew at one of these shows.

Saturday is another full of friends' holiday parties everywhere from North Beach to San Rafael. See ya'all late night back here in the Fillmore hood at
BBR for night two of Papa Mali.

Sunday, there's no rest for the weary! I am super excited for a #SundayFunday! Lonni Punani & DJ Seven are throwing their first holiday "Glitter Cabana" to tie a bow on the season of holiday parties in SF. Glitter attire encouraged. Glitterfied DJs: M3 (Green Gorilla, Disco, Knights, Great Northern, Monarch), Duserock (Monarch), DJ Seven (The Unusual Suspects - SF), Jonboy (Disco Katz), Kevin Know aka Kevin O'Neill (Mucho Disco, ExitWestSF), Chris Martin (Driftwood, Not Coldplay), Christopher Föor (SF) PLUS yours truly , Miss BISS will be hosting the Sunny Sparkles glitter booth. Come thru and let me make you
sparkle!

That's not all for this #SundayFunday! This year marks 45 years since Bill Graham donated the 25 foot Menorah to the city of San Francisco. At that time, it was the first public Menorah erected outside of Israel.   There are now some 500 menorahs of this kind being lit across the world during the festival of lights but ours will always remain the "Mama Menorah". Every night in the
Square during Chanukah is a spectacular lighting with Rabbi Langer and the rest of the Chabad crew supported by one of my most favorite SF families, The Kennedy Cohens. However, they always get especially down on one Sunday during the festival of lights bringing in live music with Jerry's Kosher Deli and other fun forms of entertainment. So, I will be taking a break from the Glitter Cabana somewhere in the 3-5 time-frame to drop in at Union Square for Bill Graham Menorah Day!

Trying to pull the Best of the BISS this week and through the New Year and finding it quite difficult.  But I am about to do my best here. I am also going to do my best not to have FOMO since I leave for the East Coast early next week meaning I will be missing lots of the good upcoming stuff here in the Bay! 

Here's this week's....

BEST OF THE BISS
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12/14/2017
  • Monophonics +Hibbity Dibbity at The Independent
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The Fillmore **WIN TICKETS**
  • Jay Blakesberg : Dark+Light: Rock & Roll Photography 1978-2017 (Runs 11/9-1/6) at Harvey Milk Photo Center
  • Damn Skippy (3 members from T.J. Kirk) - Scott Amendola, Will Bernard, Zachary Ostroff & John Schott at Ivy Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • A Benefit Concert for North Bay Fire Relief: BAND TOGETHER 2- RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL at Bill Graham Civic
  • Smoked Out Soul Thursdays ft. ZEBUEL | Will Magid | Paul Oliphant | Brandon Lee plus special guests! at Monarch **WIN TICKETS**
  • Stu Allen & Mars Hotel at Moe's Alley
  • John Kadlecik Band at Terrapin Crossroads
  • Thom Yorke (RadioHead) at The Fox
  • Bill Graham Menorah: Chanukah in Union Square at Union Square

12/15/2017
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The Fillmore
  • PAPA MALI's Holiday Folly ft. Jay Lane//Will Bernard//Victor Little & More** [& Special Guests, DJ K-OS] at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Death Angel: With The 4th Annual Another Death Angel Christmas Show Old Firm Casuals, Hellbender at Slim's
  • the Jesus Lizard plus Dead Rider at The Independent
  • THE ROCK COLLECTION: FT. LEBO, GREG ANTON, MELVIN SEALS, STU ALLEN & JP MCLEAN. at Terrapin Crossroads
  • The Mother Hips (Friday) at Great American Music Hall
  • The English Beat at Moe's Alley
  • Bill Graham Menorah: Chanukah in Union Square at Union Square

12/16/2017 
  • PAPA MALI's Holiday Folly ft. Jay Lane//Will Bernard//Victor Little & More** [& Special Guests, DJ Kevvy Kev] at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The Fillmore
  • Death Angel: With The 4th Annual Another Death Angel Christmas Show Old Firm Casuals, Autumn's End at Slim's
  • The English Beat at Moe's Alley
  • Zepparella the All-Female Zeppelin Powerhouse plus Lotus Revival at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • CRANEWAY CRAFTS FAIR - The 47th Annual KPFA Holiday Benefit at Craneway Pavilion **WIN TICKETS**
  • Bill Graham Menorah: Chanukah in Union Square at Union Square
  • The Dream Syndicate, The Muffs at The Independent
  • The Mother Hips (Saturday) - SOLD OUT! at Great American Music Hall


12/17/2017
  • Glitter Cabana! Lonni Punani's & DJ Seven's first holiday "Glitter Cabana" to tie a bow on the season of holiday parties in SF. Glitter attire encouraged. Glitterfied DJs: M3 (Green Gorilla, Disco, Knights, Great Northern, Monarch), Duserock (Monarch), DJ Seven (The Unusual Suspects - SF), Jonboy (Disco Katz), Kevin Know aka Kevin O'Neill (Mucho Disco, ExitWestSF), Chris Martin (Driftwood, Not Coldplay), Christopher Föor (SF) at Natoma Cabana
  • Bill Graham Menorah Day: Chanukah in Union Square at Union Square ft Jerry's Kosher Deli!
  • The Mother Hips: The Hips Holiday Matinee (Acoustic) at Slim's **WIN TICKETS**
  • CRANEWAY CRAFTS FAIR - The 47th Annual KPFA Holiday Benefit at Craneway Pavilion **WIN TICKETS**


12/18/2017
  • Bill Graham Menorah: Chanukah in Union Square at Union Square
12/19/2017
  • Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Silvana Estrada, Harry Duncan at The Independent **WIN TICKETS**
  • Bill Graham Menorah: Chanukah in Union Square at Union Square


12/20/2017
  • MITO's Fall Residency - Magic In The Other, Sis (Steve Adams, Exra Lipp, & Roger Riedlbauer) at Ivy Room **WIN TICKETS**


UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS
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12/28/17 & 12/29/17

LEFT COAST CONCERTS PRESENTS: The Infamous Stringdusters!

with

(12/28) Keller Williams' Grateful Grass
(12/29) Leftover Salmon 
at  
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall 

**WIN TICKETS** 

12/31/17
Kick off '18 with a Party in Your Pants: Extra Action Marching Band Plus Special Guests at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
**WIN TICKETS** 

12/31/17
A NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION: The California Honeydrops, The Steady 45's
at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall  
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