Friday, March 30, 2018

BISS 03.30.18 : BEN HARPER & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE / G LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE / AMENDOLA VS BLADES VS SKERIK / GALACTIC + TURKUAZ / HAPPY PASSOVER / HAPPY EASTER / HAPPY APRIL FOOLS!

Happy Passover, Happy Easter and Happy April Fools BISS Listers! Looks like a good time to invoke the first (or is it the second) rule of BISS.... "There is no such thing as FOMO (aka Fear Of Missing Out)." THat means  I won't be missing out on all the shows this weekend. I will just be somewhere else, doing something else awesome. Especially when the somewhere else is an 18-year tradition of Passover Seder with friends (and my Matzah Ball Soup). That's on 2nd night which is Saturday night. Yes, I know! That means I will not be at Galactic and Turkuaz at The Warfield. #nosuchthingasfomo
Plans are still coming together for Friday night, but it always comes together so again, won't be out at Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite at The Fillmore or at G Love & Special Sauce at The Indy. You never know how long one of those Seders might go especially on a Friday... But if we aren't too drunk on wine, maybe we will make it to AMENDOLA vs BLADES vs SKERIK at Boom Boom Room for the late night.

We have a ton of requests to win a pair of tickets for the Saturday night show with Galactic plus Turkuaz at The Warfield. It's always hard to pick just one winner. We try to be fair with the winner selections here. We are looking for the efforts to spread the word about the show you want to win by sharing it. In turn, we spread the love around by looking for the best entries (shares, tags, frequency) and those who haven't won before or at least in a while. You all got a little more time to get those entries in tonight. We will be picking winners tomorrow morning by 11am.
You also have a second chance on Saturday to catch the second nights of Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite at The Fillmore or G Love & Special Sauce at The Indy. Then again, if you are like Spor, maybe you would be at Slim's for Prong (WIN)?
Geeez! With all that going on, it's almost a relief to have other plans so I don't have to choose!
Easter Sunday? Happy April Fool's Day! See y'all "there"!
And now for even more enjoyment... check out...
THE BEST OF THE BISS
*Check the full calendar for more upcoming shows!*


3/30/2018
  • Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite at The Fillmore
  • G. Love & Special Sauce -TWO NIGHTS! Ron Artis II at The Independent
  • LA MISA NEGRA at New Parish **WIN TICKETS**
  • **TRUE LOVES** & **AMENDOLA vs BLADES vs SKERIK**- A NIGHT OF EPIC DOUBLE HEADER FUNK at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
3/31/2018
  • GALACTIC with Turkuaz & Southern Avenue at The Warfield **WIN TICKETS**
  • G. Love & Special Sauce -TWO NIGHTS! Ron Artis II at The Independent
  • Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite at The Fillmore
  • Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Berlin: Amendola VS Blades, Skerik (Garage a Trois), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, The Flesh Eaters, The Blasters) at Ivy Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Prong, Powerflo at Slim's **WIN TICKETS**
  • Katdelic at Grass Valley Cultural Center for the Art
  • **JOE MARCINEK BAND** ft. NATE EDGAR of the Nth Power, BORAHM LEE of Break Science & TERENCE HIGGINS of Dirty Dozen Brass Band**] (& *ELDREN* + DJ KEVVY KEV) at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
4/1/2018
  • Happy Sunday!
  • Happy Easter!
  • Happy April Fool's!
4/3/2018
  • Boz Scaggs ~RESCHEDULED FROM OCTOBER 21, 2017~ at Fox Theatre Redwood City
4/5/2018
  • The Lil Smokies, Mapache at The Independent
  • The Devil Makes Three at McNear's Mystic Theatre
  • THE MAIN SQUEEZE + Midtown Social at Moe's Alley
4/6/2018
  • An Evening with Anders Osborne & Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd) - Late Show at Terrapin Crossroads
  • An Evening with Anders Osborne & Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd) - Early Show at Terrapin Crossroads
  • Stu Allen & Mars Hotel - 1973 at Ashkenaz **WIN TICKETS**
  • **EL METATE** [& *MESTIZO BEAT* + DJ K-OS] at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • MEMBERS OF LITTLE FEAT - PAUL BARRERE, KEN GRADNEY, FRED TACKETT AND GABE FORD, MEGAN SLANKARD at Hopmonk Sebastopol
  • The Main Squeeze, Midtown Social at The Independent
  • House Of Floyd at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
4/7/2018
  • Record Release Party -The Humidors, Sal's Greenhouse at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**
  • MEMBERS OF LITTLE FEAT - PAUL BARRERE, KEN GRADNEY, FRED TACKETT AND GABE FORD, MEGAN SLANKARD at Hopmonk Sebastopol
  • Zigaboo Modeliste and the New Aahkesstra at Terrapin Crossroads
  • Delhi 2 Dublin with Five Alarm Funk, Jimmy Love at The Fillmore **WIN TICKETS**
  • Chromeo plus Phantoms at The Fox
4/8/2018
  • The Dustbowl Revival, Shook Twins at Starline Social Club (moved from The UC Theatre) **WIN TICKETS**
  • The Breeders at The Masonic
UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS
*Mark your calendar!!*




4/8/2018 
The Dustbowl Revival, Shook Twins at Starline Social Club

4/29/2018
The Funky Knuckles at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**


**************  
Why?
B.I.S.S.!!!
#seeyouattheshows
***************   

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?

We are also announcing shows and giveaways on Twitter & Facebook every day!! So follow us and WIN more tickets!! 
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**TO SEE THE FULL BISS CALENDAR OF SHOWS, CHECK OUT THE GOOGLE CALENDAR  WITH ALL THE SHOWS WE LIKE AS FAR OUT AS WE CAN FIND THEM!!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

BISS 03.22.18 : FTFOI : SMOKEY THE GROOVE / UMPHREY'S MCGEE / DUMPSTAPHUNK / KATDELIC / MOON HOOCH / AFROLICIOUS / SONGS ABOUT SOMETHING // NXT WK: MATADOR! SOUL SOUNDS!

Are you making plans for the summer festivals yet BISS Listers? I am starting to think about them as I get ready to go out tonight for FOR THE FUNK OF IT presents SMOKEY THE GROOVE at Boom Boom Room. The 5th Annual For The Funk of It Music Festival is located in beautiful Belden, CA on the Feather River and takes place on August 10-12 2018. This year's line-up features Big Sam's Funky Nation, Five Alarm Funk, Mojo Green, The Nibblers, Idea Team, Smokey The Groove, El Matate, Brooker D and the Mellow Fellows, Funk Exchange, Jive Machine and More TBA!
But first I am heading to the Hemlock tonight for Stu Allen and Alex Jordan. Show starts at 8:30 so plenty of time to catch them and still make it to BBR for Smokey.
Friday, there 17 show options on the full BISS calendar. . . Even narrowing that list down to only the picks of the weeks, leaves us with NINE! I am weighing out the top three and trying to decide between Umphrey's McGee at The Fox; Soul Ska at Great American Music Hall; or Ghost Light featuring Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen, Scotty Zwang at Terrapin Crossroads...

Saturday, again, another 13 shows on the full BISS Calendar. TEN of those are in my picks of the week. And again I am torn. On the one hand Dumpstaphunk is at UC Theater (with tickets to be won!). On the other hand, I could catch the second night with Holly Bowling. Most likely, I will stick to the city and see long time fave Moon Hooch at Great American followed by LONGEST time favorite Ronkat Spearman's Katdelic!
If I make it out on Sunday, might be for Return of The Cypher... Lexy, you in? Then again, Afrolicious is playing at SF Jazz too.

MONDAY, MONDAY MONDAY! Monday brings an amazing super group to the known as Matador Soul Sounds featuring Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds) and Alan Evans (Soulive) their fierce cuadrilla consists of keyboardist Chris Spies and bassist Kevin Scott (Jimmy Herring) as the band's "banderilleros". Adding a feminine energy to the band are Adryon de León and Kimberly Dawson (Pimps of Joytime) on vocals at Great American Music Hall. ***YES! You CAN WIN TICKETS from BISS List! All ya gotta do to enter, is spread the word about the show by sharing this event with all your friends. Share it here on Facebook, share on Twitter or Instagram or Snapchat or all of the above. Be creative. Then email us to let us know when and where you've shared... Frequency and details count for bonus points!
To get you in the mood for this show, check out this BISS List interview with Eddie Roberts by Staff writer Arya Jha from February of 2016.
Next week has a lot going on and I think you are going to want to plan for it, so I have included all the way thru next Saturday in this week's...

THE BEST OF THE BISS
*Check the full calendar for more upcoming shows!*


3/22/2018           
  • FOR THE FUNK OF IT presents **SMOKEY THE GROOVE** [&*WHAT ROUGH BEAST*] at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Stu Allen and Alex Jordan at Hemlock Tavern
  • Smoked Out Soul ft. Chris Fox with Zebuel, Will Magid and special guests plus live the SOS Players: Paul Oliphant, Brandon Lee, Enrique Padilla & guests at Monarch **WIN TICKETS**
  • Non-Stop Funk Party: AFROLICIOUS at SF Jazz, Joe Henderson Lab
  • Jon Cleary at The Independent
3/23/2018
  • Umphrey's McGee with special guests Organ Freeman at The Fox
  • Soul Ska plus PSDSP, DJ Harry Duncan at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**    
  • Ghost Light - Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen, Scotty Zwang at Terrapin Crossroads
  • Los Amigos Invisibles, Bang Data, DJ Julicio at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • TWO NIGHTS! Yonder Mountain String Band, Old Salt Union at The Independent
  • Dumpstaphunk at Moe's Alley
  • Non-Stop Funk Party: AFROLICIOUS at SF Jazz, Joe Henderson Lab
  • Royal Jelly Jive, Trace Repeat, Van Goat at Cornerstone Berkeley
  • TASTEMAKER LIVE & SEAN HEALY PRESENT WYCLEF -THE CARNIVALE TOUR at 1015 Folsom
3/24/2018           
  • Dumpstaphunk, Strike Iron, Kuckaw!, Kalu And The Electric Joint at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • **KATDELIC** [& *SPECIAL GUESTS*, DJ Kevvy Kev) at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Moon Hooch With The Accidentals at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Ghost Light - Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen, Scotty Zwang at Terrapin Crossroads
  • The Contribution feat Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth), Jeff Miller (New Monsoon), Steve Adams (ALO, Nicki Bluhm), Phil Ferlino (New Monsoon), Sheryl Renee & Ezra Lipp (Phil Lesh, Cake) at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • TWO NIGHTS! Yonder Mountain String Band, Old Salt Union at The Independent
  • The Humidors w/ The Sucker MC's at 19 Broadway **WIN TICKETS**
  • Non-Stop Funk Party: AFROLICIOUS at SF Jazz, Joe Henderson Lab
  • Big Blu Soul Revue & Friends at Riptide
  • Y&T with Frank Hannon (of Tesla) at The Fillmore
3/25/2018           
  • Non-Stop Funk Party: AFROLICIOUS at SF Jazz, Joe Henderson Lab
  • Songs About Something: Old, New, Borrowed and Blue - Tunes in the Round - Host: Paige Clem, Joe Craven, Tim Carbone, Ezra Lipp at Ivy Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Return Of The Cypher ~*FREE HIP HOP PARTY* Live Rap Emcees w/ DJs & Musicians at Boom Boom Room FREE
3/26/2018           
  • Matador! Soul Sounds featuring Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds) & Alan Evans (Soulive) + Chris Spies, Kevin Scott (Jimmy Herring) Adryon de Leon and Kimberly Dawson (Pimps of Joytime) on vocals plus The M-Tet at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • MIKE ZITO BAND ( from Royal Southern Brotherhood) at Yoshi's **WIN TICKETS**
  • High & Mighty Brass Band. Mayya & The Revolutionary Hell Yeah at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**
3/27/2018           
  • (((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Green Leaf Rustlers (Chris Robinson, Barry Sless, Pete Sears, John Molo , Greg Loiacono) at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • The Punishment Of Luxury Tour: OMD with GGOOLLDD at Regency Ballroom
3/28/2018           
  • (((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Green Leaf Rustlers (Chris Robinson, Barry Sless, Pete Sears, John Molo , Greg Loiacono) at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • **HIGHWAY POETS** & **NIGHT ANIMALS** at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Yonder Mountain String Band with Old Salt Union at Terrapin Crossroads
3/29/2018           
  • Smoked Out Soul presents The Gaff with Zebuel, Will Magid and special guests plus live the SOS Players: Paul Oliphant, Brandon Lee, Enrique Padilla & guests at Monarch **WIN TICKETS**
  • (((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Green Leaf Rustlers (Chris Robinson, Barry Sless, Pete Sears, John Molo , Greg Loiacono) at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
3/30/2018 
  • HAPPY PASSOVER!!          
  • Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite at The Fillmore
  • G. Love & Special Sauce -TWO NIGHTS! Ron Artis II at The Independent
  • LA MISA NEGRA at New Parish **WIN TICKETS**
  • **TRUE LOVES** & **AMENDOLA vs BLADES vs SKERIK**- A NIGHT OF EPIC DOUBLE HEADER FUNK at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
3/31/2018 
  • HAPPY PASSOVER!!  
  • GALACTIC with Turkuaz & Southern Avenue at The Warfield **WIN TICKETS**
  • G. Love & Special Sauce -TWO NIGHTS! Ron Artis II at The Independent
  • Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite at The Fillmore
  • Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Berlin: Amendola VS Blades, Skerik (Garage a Trois), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, The Flesh Eaters, The Blasters) at Ivy Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Prong, Powerflo at Slim's **WIN TICKETS**
  • Katdelic at Grass Valley Cultural Center for the Art
  • **JOE MARCINEK BAND** ft. NATE EDGAR of the Nth Power, BORAHM LEE of Break Science & TERENCE HIGGINS of Dirty Dozen Brass Band**] (& *ELDREN* + DJ KEVVY KEV) at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS
*Mark your calendar!!*


3/22/2018
FOR THE FUNK OF IT presents **SMOKEY THE GROOVE** [&*KNUF*] at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**

3/24/2018
Dumpstaphunk, Strike Iron, Kuckaw!, Kalu And The Electric Joint at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
http://bit.ly/DumpstaphunkUCTheatre


3/26/2018
Matador! Soul Sounds, The M-Tet, M!SS is Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds) & Alan Evans (Soulive) + Chris Spies, Kevin Scott (Jimmy Herring) Adryon de León and Kimberly Dawson (Pimps of Joytime) on vocals.  at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**

4/8/2018 
The Dustbowl Revival, Shook Twins at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**

4/29/2018
The Funky Knuckles at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**


**************  
Why?
B.I.S.S.!!!
#seeyouattheshows
***************   

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?

We are also announcing shows and giveaways on Twitter & Facebook every day!! So follow us and WIN more tickets!! 
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

Disclaimer: BISS list is not an objective news source, but we do discriminate equally. If you would like us to post an event, please send us all of the information via email and in text format to biss@bisslist.com at least two weeks prior to the event.We will do our best to include all submissions and list them correctly, but please be patient as we are a small operation and highly imperfect. Thanks for your continued support! B*I*S*S
  ####


**TO SEE THE FULL BISS CALENDAR OF SHOWS, CHECK OUT THE GOOGLE CALENDAR  WITH ALL THE SHOWS WE LIKE AS FAR OUT AS WE CAN FIND THEM!!


Thursday, March 15, 2018

BISS 03.15.18 : GREYBOY ALLSTARS+MIKE DILLON / ROGER DALTREY / ALO / DJ WILLIAMS' SHOTS FIRED / GEORGE CLINTON / BUDDY GUY // NXT WK: FOR THE FUNK OF IT PRESENTS SMOKEY THE GROOVE

Hey Bay Area Music Freaks! I am so excited about this upcoming show that I am gonna kick this week's BISS off telling you about it. Mark your calendar and do not miss it!! The line up alone should be enough to convince you! Matador Soul Sounds is playing at Great American Music Hall on Monday, 3/26. The band features Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds) and Alan Evans(Soulive) their fierce cuadrilla consists of keyboardist Chris Spies and bassist Kevin Scott (Jimmy Herring) as the band's "banderilleros". Adding a feminine energy to the band are Adryon de León and Kimberly Dawson(Pimps of Joytime) on vocals. 

***YES! You CAN WIN TICKETS from BISS List! All ya gotta do to enter, is spread the word about the show by sharing this event with all your friends. Share it here on Facebook, share on Twitter or Instagram or Snapchat or all of the above. Be creative. Then email us to let us know when and where you've shared... Frequency and details count for bonus points!
You already know most of what I am about to tell you for my musical plans of this week because I told you all about it last week (with a little help from my lovely assistant, Spor). By the end of this weekend, I have no doubt that I will probably see just about every one of you at one of these shows.
Tonight, Thursday, 3/15, won't disappoint! Approaching their 25th anniversary, The Greyboy Allstars kick off the first of two nights at Great American Music Hall. Expect a sea of thrilled dancing fans in this romantic old dance hall from 1907.  Mike Dillon Band will be opening both nights and his current lineup helps him explore the connection between New Orleans street beats, ska, funk, hardcore and jazz. Dillon will be touring in support of his latest release, Functioning Broke. (WIN).
Across the bay in Oakland, Roger Daltrey will be playing with members of The Who's touring band at the fabulous Fox Theater. The setlist promises to include The Who hits, rarities and solo hits. Show opener Leslie Mendelson was unwittingly adopted into the West Coast jam scene after Bob Weir heard her and recruited her to perform with her. This resulted in the two recording a duet of Roy Orbison's "Blue Bayou".
On Friday, in case you missed it, night two of The Greyboy Allstars plus Mike Dillon Band will hit the stage at Great American Music Hall. This is a special tour and expect it to be packed!
Happy Birthday Lisa C!
Then, follow us over to the Boom Boom Room for DJ WILLIAMS' SHOTS FIRED (ft. mbrs of Greyboy Allstars//Karl Denson's Tiny Universe) plus BEN MISTERKA + COLLECTIVITY, DJ Kevvy Kev). What a lineup of the best of the best! (WIN)
Also, on Friday, ALO begins a two-day, three show stint at the Fillmore. This quartet of nearly two decades is on the heels of their new "Tangle of Time" album. Friday's show opens with "Modern day troubadour" John Craigie (WIN)
#wecandoitall
Another show not to be missed on Friday is DJ DIALS & 1015 FOLSOM PRESENT GEORGE CLINTON plus ODDISEE (LIVE) - THE SUPERPARTY AT 1015 FOLSOM WITH SPECIAL GUESTS!
Saturday continues the Fillmore stint for ALO. The 3pm matinee singalong for kids should be a blast for fans of all ages while their 9pm evening show will open with New York rock-fusion Tauk, another favorite of BISS!
Happy Birthday Jules!
With Sunday, comes one of the greatest live guitarist, Buddy Guy, who will be headlining at Luther Burbank Center For the Arts.
#nevermissasundayshow
However, I have just been informed that we have other plans for Sunday...
We are going to the East Bay for Mozart Requiem at Hofmann Theatre Presented by California Symphony @ 4:00pm
WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT? Two conductors take the podium at this concert as we welcome to the stage the San Francisco Conservatory Chorus, led by Ragnar Bohlin. The first half of the program features works selected by Bohlin, and the second half is a Mozart masterpiece, the Requiem for full orchestra and choir. Mozart died in 1791, leaving the requiem unfinished; it was completed the following year by Mozart's  colleague Franz Xaver Süssmayr.
Of course that's not all I want to tell you about we also have...
THE BEST OF THE BISS
*Check the full calendar for more upcoming shows!*

3/15/2018
  • The Greyboy Allstars, Mike Dillon Band at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Roger Daltrey, Leslie Mendelson at The Fox
  • DJ WILLIAMS SHOTS FIRED + special guests The Crooked Stuff /dance party with this all-star band featuring heavy hitters DJ Williams- Guitar, Vocals (Karl Denson), Max MacVeety- Drums (Lyrics Born), Kenneth Crouch- Keys (Eric Clapton, Lenny Kravitz, J. Lo, Snoop, Dr. Dre), Derrick Wong- Bass (Mike Pinto, Elan Atias), Daniel Delacruz- Sax (Slightly Stoopid), Andy Geib- Trombone (Slightly Stoopid) at Moe's Alley
  • Painted Mandolin and Achilles Wheel - An upbeat and energetic show that explores the acoustic side of Jerry Garcia at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • NEW! Smoked Out Soul Happy Hour ft. Golden Bell Collective DJ & Horns at Monarch
  • Smoked Out Soul ft. Teeko, with Zebuel, Will Magid and special guests plus live the SOS Players: Paul Oliphant, Brandon Lee, Enrique Padilla & guests at Monarch **WIN TICKETS**
  • CANCELLED Due to Illness - Redefining the word "eclectic": DAVID LINDLEY at Yoshi's **WIN TICKETS**
3/16/2018
  • ALO with John Craigie at The Fillmore **WIN TICKETS**
  • The Greyboy Allstars, Mike Dillon Band at Great American Music Hall
  • **DJ WILLIAMS' SHOTS FIRED** (of Karl Denson's Tiny Universe w/ Max MacVeety, Kenneth Crouch,
  • Desert Dwellers, Grouch in Dub, Shwex, Mumukshu at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Derrick Wong, Daniel Delacruz, Andy Geib) + *BEN MISTERKA + COLLECTIVITY*, DJ Kevvy Kev- Music at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Led Zeppelin Night with Stu Allen & Friends -feat. Jordan Feinstein, Murph Murphy & Greg Anton at Terrapin Crossroads
  • DJ DIALS & 1015 FOLSOM PRESENT GEORGE CLINTON + ODDISEE (LIVE) - THE SUPERPARTY AT 1015 FOLSOM WITH SPECIAL GUESTS! at 1015 Folsom
  • Jon Cleary- New Orleans Grammy Winning Funky Rhythm & Blues Favorite Returns at Moe's Alley
  • Diego's Umbrella w/ Junk Parlor at 19 Broadway **WIN TICKETS**
  • California Kind feat Rob Barraco (Dark Star Orchestra), Barry Sless (David Nelson Band), John Molo (Bruce Hornsby, Phil & Friends), Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna) & Katie Skene at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
3/17/2018
  • ALO with Tauk at The Fillmore
  • Celebration Of Holi: RED BARAAT: FESTIVAL OF COLORS, BHI BHIMAN - Dance Floor Show at SFJazz, Miner Auditorium
  • Baralku Tour EMANCIPATOR ENSEMBLE with special guests Little People at Regency Ballroom
  • ALO Sing-Along For Kids at The Fillmore
  • ST PADDY'S DAY GETDOWN w/**SUN HOP FAT** [& *AUDIODUB* + DJ KEVVY KEV] at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
3/18/2018
  • Buddy Guy at Luther Burbank Center For the Arts
3/22/2018
  • FOR THE FUNK OF IT presents **SMOKEY THE GROOVE** [&*WHAT ROUGH BEAST*] at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Smoked Out Soul ft. Chris Fox with Zebuel, Will Magid and special guests plus live the SOS Players: Paul Oliphant, Brandon Lee, Enrique Padilla & guests at Monarch **WIN TICKETS**
  • Non-Stop Funk Party: AFROLICIOUS at SF Jazz, Joe Henderson Lab
  • Jon Cleary at The Independent
3/23/2018
  • Umphrey's McGee with special guests Organ Freeman at The Fox
  • TWO NIGHTS! Yonder Mountain String Band, Old Salt Union at The Independent
  • Dumpstaphunk at Moe's Alley
  • Non-Stop Funk Party: AFROLICIOUS at SF Jazz, Joe Henderson Lab
  • Royal Jelly Jive, Trace Repeat, Van Goat at Cornerstone Berkeley
  • Los Amigos Invisibles, Bang Data, DJ Julicio at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
  • Soul Ska plus PSDSP, DJ Harry Duncan at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • TASTEMAKER LIVE & SEAN HEALY PRESENT WYCLEF -THE CARNIVALE TOUR at 1015 Folsom
3/24/2018
  • Dumpstaphunk, Strike Iron, Kuckaw!, Kalu And The Electric Joint at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • **KATDELIC** [& *SPECIAL GUESTS*, DJ Kevvy Kev) at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Moon Hooch With The Accidentals at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • The Contribution feat Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth), Jeff Miller (New Monsoon), Steve Adams (ALO, Nicki Bluhm), Phil Ferlino (New Monsoon), Sheryl Renee & Ezra Lipp (Phil Lesh, Cake) at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • TWO NIGHTS! Yonder Mountain String Band, Old Salt Union at The Independent
  • The Humidors w/ The Sucker MC's at 19 Broadway **WIN TICKETS**
  • Non-Stop Funk Party: AFROLICIOUS at SF Jazz, Joe Henderson Lab
  • Big Blu Soul Revue & Friends at Riptide
  • Y&T with Frank Hannon (of Tesla) at The Fillmore
3/25/2018
  • Non-Stop Funk Party: AFROLICIOUS at SF Jazz, Joe Henderson Lab
  • Songs About Something: Old, New, Borrowed and Blue - Tunes in the Round - Host: Paige Clem, Joe Craven, Tim Carbone, Ezra Lipp at Ivy Room **WIN TICKETS**
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3/26/2018
  • Matador! Soul Sounds, The M-Tet, M!SS is Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds) & Alan Evans (Soulive) + Chris Spies, Kevin Scott (Jimmy Herring) Adryon de León and Kimberly Dawson (Pimps of Joytime) on vocals. at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Blues guitar extraordinaire: MIKE ZITO BAND ( from Royal Southern Brotherhood) at Yoshi's **WIN TICKETS**
  • High & Mighty Brass Band. Mayya & The Revolutionary Hell Yeah at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**
UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS
*Mark your calendar!!*


3/22/2018
FOR THE FUNK OF IT presents **SMOKEY THE GROOVE** [&*KNUF*] at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**

3/24/2018
Dumpstaphunk, Strike Iron, Kuckaw!, Kalu And The Electric Joint at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
http://bit.ly/DumpstaphunkUCTheatre

3/26/2018
Matador! Soul Sounds, The M-Tet, M!SS is Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds) & Alan Evans (Soulive) + Chris Spies, Kevin Scott (Jimmy Herring) Adryon de León and Kimberly Dawson (Pimps of Joytime) on vocals.  at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**

4/8/2018 
The Dustbowl Revival, Shook Twins at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**

4/29/2018
The Funky Knuckles at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**


**************  
Why?
B.I.S.S.!!!
#seeyouattheshows
***************   

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?

We are also announcing shows and giveaways on Twitter & Facebook every day!! So follow us and WIN more tickets!! 
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Thursday, March 08, 2018

BISS 03.08.18 : IAN MOORE / PIMPS OF JOYTIME+LYRICS BORN / PAIGE CLEM / NTH POWER+CROOKED STUFF / VICTOR LITTLE / THE SUFFERS+PIGWAR //NXT WK: ANTIBALAS / GREYBOY ALLSTARS+MIKE DILLON / ALO

In true form, March is blasting in like a lion, at least in the Bay Area music scene. If you have been reading your weekly BISS Lists lately, you know that I have been giving you all my personal picks each week. When I went through my own personal calendar for this week I realized that I have or want tickets for at least one if not three shows for every night until next Sunday, March 18th.
Here's my own personal agenda for the next week and a half. Then read on through the Best of the BISS to make your own agenda (& WIN some tickets)...
Tonight, Thursday March 8, I might hit up The Nth Power plus The Crooked Stuff at Sweetwater Music Hall (WIN) because even though they are playing BBR on Friday, there are soooo many options on Friday and I want to catch both bands on this bill! one of the nights! But then again, we could just stay right here in the city for Afrofunk Experience plus Smoked Out Soul plus DJ Vinnie Esparza at The Chapel (WIN). For our Santa Cruz BISS Listers, longtime friend of BISS, Nick Gower, is presenting Achilles Wheel + China Cats at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz.

Then we get to Friday night and like I said, the decisions get tough. I have been hearing great things about guitarist and singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, Ian Moore. And he's playing in the city at one of my favorite venues, Brick and Mortar (WIN). However, longtime friend of BISS, Paige Clem is having her Firefly Album Release feat. James Nash, Joe Craven, Jordan Feinstein, Robin Sylvester, Ben Lauffer + Friends with special guest sets from Nat Keefe and Jeff Berkley at Terrapin Crossroads (WIN). While over in the East Bay, long long LONG time favorite of BISS, Pimps Of Joytime is playing with Lyrics Born at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall (WIN). At least we know we can always make it for the late night with THE NTH POWER at Boom Boom Room (WIN).

Saturday continues the great show run with singer/trombonist Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) playing two sets (7 & 8:30pm) at SF Jazz. Since this is an early show, we have plenty of time for that and still make it to the Boom Boom Room for Element Brass Band plus Kevvy Kev before another BISS fave, Victor Little's Big Hit, wrapping up Saturday night (WIN).
               
As they say, the hits keep coming with a not-to-be missed Sunday performance of Houston-based Soul band The Suffers plus Teddy Presberg's pigWar from Portland at Great American Music Hall. Self described as Gulf Coast Soul, The Suffers released their first album in 2016. pigWar released their first full length album which was cut in two days at the Monophonics studio in the Bay Area before being mixed in Presberg's Portland studio.
#nevermissasundayshow. (WIN).
Don't stop there! On Monday, The Chapel should be on your radar for (((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Antibalas who will be playing the first of two nights at this Valencia Street venue in the Mission. (WIN).

Of course, if I were lucky enough to get a ticket, I would also love to make it to the Fillmore to check out Stone Temple Pilots' new singer, Jeff Gutt, who joins the venerable band for their first tour in two years. They will be supporting their new self-titled album, which will be released on March 16th. Opening the show will be The Dirty Hooks, a rocking trio from Las Vegas.

Tuesday keeps the music rolling with Antibalas finishing their two-night stand at the Chapel. If you made it to Stone Temple Pilots the night before, this is your chance to see this amazing Brooklyn-based Afrobeat band based largely on Fela Kuti's Afrika 70 unit and has had guest visits from many of their original players as well as touring through 35 countries. (WIN)
Still hungry for a good midweek jam? I am sure I will be and hope to check out BISS friend Stu Allen & Mars Hotel @ Ashkenaz. Continuing his weekly residency since 2011, Allen draws from the rich music scene of the Bay Area assembling a broad and ever-rotating group of musicians that makes each concert a once-only experience. (WIN)

Next Thursday, 3/15, won't disappoint! Approaching their 25th anniversary, The Greyboy Allstars kick off the first of two nights at Great American Music Hall. Expect a sea of thrilled dancing fans in this romantic old dance hall from 1907.  Mike Dillon Band will be opening both nights and his current lineup helps him explore the connection between New Orleans street beats, ska, funk, hardcore and jazz. Dillon will be touring in support of his latest release, Functioning Broke. (WIN).
Across the bay in Oakland, Roger Daltrey will be playing with members of The Who's touring band at the fabulous Fox Theater. The setlist promises to include The Who hits, rarities and solo hits. Show opener Leslie Mendelson was unwittingly adopted into the West Coast jam scene after Bob Weir heard her and recruited her to perform with her. This resulted in the two recording a duet of Roy Orbison's "Blue Bayou".

Another great option next Thursday, is David Lindley at Yoshi's. This "maxi-instumentalist" has played many of the planet's string instruments and this seventy-four-year old powerhouse has collaborated with a list too long to cite without turning blue in the face! (WIN) Another personal long time favorite!
Why stop here? Next Friday, in case you missed it, night two of The Greyboy Allstars plus Mike Dillon Band will hit the stage at Great American Music Hall. This is a special tour and expect it to be packed! Happy Birthday Lisa C!
Then, follow us over to the Boom Boom Room for DJ WILLIAMS' SHOTS FIRED (ft. mbrs of Greyboy Allstars//Karl Denson's Tiny Universe) plus BEN MISTERKA + COLLECTIVITY, DJ Kevvy Kev). What a lineup of the best of the best! (WIN)

Also on Friday, ALO begins a two-day, three show stint at the Fillmore. This quartet of nearly two decades is on the heels of their new "Tangle of Time" album. Friday's show opens with "Modern day troubadour" John Craigie (WIN)

Another show not to be missed on Friday is DJ DIALS & 1015 FOLSOM PRESENT GEORGE CLINTON plus ODDISEE (LIVE) - THE SUPERPARTY AT 1015 FOLSOM WITH SPECIAL GUESTS!

Next Saturday continues the Fillmore stint for ALO. The 3pm matinee singalong for kids should be a blast for fans of all ages while their 9pm evening show will open with New York rock-fusion Tauk, another favorite of BISS! Happy Birthday Jules!

With Sunday, comes perhaps the greatest live guitarist, Buddy Guy, who will be headlining at Luther Burbank Center For the Arts.
#nevermissasundayshow.
How's that for a short list? Ha!
Did you notice that many of the shows I just mentioned say "WIN"? There are even more opportunities in "The BEST OF THE BISS" (below) and on the full BISS Google calendar. Wondering HOW TO WIN? Find an eligible show with the words **WIN TICKETS** next to the show.   Then, spread the word about the show by sharing the show info with your friends. That means, post the show FB event, ticket link, or poster image online thru Facebook or Twitter or other Social Media platform. Not on Social Media? Text, email & word of mouth counts too. Submit your to biss@bisslist.com letting us know where you shared. If we select you as the winner, we will email you back to congratulate you!
Now, on with...
THE BEST OF THE BISS
*Check the full calendar for more upcoming shows!*


3/7/2018             
  • BLACK WATER GOLD** ft Members of Con Brio [& *SPECIAL GUESTS*] at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
3/8/2018             
  • The Nth Power w/ Special Guests, The Crooked Stuff at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Afrofunk Experience, Smoked Out Soul, DJ Vinnie Esparza at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**
  • Nick Gower Presents: Achilles Wheel + China Cats - CD Release Celebration - Double Bill Dance Party at Moe's Alley
3/9/2018             
  • Ian Moore, Casual Coalition at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**
  • Pimps Of Joytime, Lyrics Born at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Paige Clem Firefly Album Release feat. James Nash, Joe Craven, Jordan Feinstein, Robin Sylvester, Ben Lauffer + Friends with special guest sets from Nat Keefe and Jeff Berkley at Terrapin Crossroads **WIN TICKETS**
  • THE NTH POWER** [& *THE CROOKED STUFF*+DJ K-OS] at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • T Sisters / Megan Slankard & The Wreckage at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Bayonics -Latin/Reggae + Vinyl Spectrum-Rock, funk jazz & EagleWolfSnake- Indie Rock at Bottom of the Hill
3/10/2018           
  • NATALIE CRESSMAN (Trey Anastasio Band) at SF Jazz, Joe Henderson Lab
  • **VICTOR LITTLE'S BIG HIT** [& *ELEMENT BRASS BAND* + DJ KEVVY KEV] at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • The Travelin' McCourys, Rainbow Girls at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**

3/11/2018           
  • The Suffers, pigWar at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • (((folkYEAH!))) Presents A Very Special Evening with:Tim Bluhm at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**

3/12/2018           
  • (((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Antibalas at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**
  • Stone Temple Pilots with The Dirty Hooks at The Fillmore
3/13/2018           
  • (((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Antibalas at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**
3/14/2018           
  • Stu Allen & Mars Hotel at Ashkenaz **WIN TICKETS**
3/15/2018           
  • The Greyboy Allstars, Mike Dillon Band at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Roger Daltrey, Leslie Mendelson at The Fox
  • Smoked Out Soul ft. Teeko, with Zebuel, Will Magid and special guests plus live the SOS Players: Paul Oliphant, Brandon Lee, Enrique Padilla & guests at Monarch **WIN TICKETS**
  • NEW! Smoked Out Soul Happy Hour ft. Golden Bell Collective DJ & Horns at Monarch
  • Redefining the word "eclectic": DAVID LINDLEY at Yoshi's **WIN TICKETS**
  • Painted Mandolin and Achilles Wheel - An upbeat and energetic show that explores the acoustic side of Jerry Garcia at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
3/16/2018           
  • The Greyboy Allstars, Mike Dillon Band at Great American Music Hall
  • **DJ WILLIAMS' SHOTS FIRED** (ft. mbrs of Greyboy Allstars//Karl Denson's Tiny Universe) [+ *BEN MISTERKA + COLLECTIVITY*, DJ Kevvy Kev) at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • ALO with John Craigie at The Fillmore **WIN TICKETS**
  • DJ DIALS & 1015 FOLSOM PRESENT GEORGE CLINTON + ODDISEE (LIVE) - THE SUPERPARTY AT 1015 FOLSOM WITH SPECIAL GUESTS! at 1015 Folsom
  • Desert Dwellers, Grouch in Dub, Shwex, Mumukshu at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS** 
  • Led Zeppelin Night with Stu Allen & Friends -feat. Jordan Feinstein, Murph Murphy & Greg Anton at Terrapin Crossroads
  • Jon Cleary- New Orleans Grammy Winning Funky Rhythm & Blues Favorite Returns at Moe's Alley
  • Diego's Umbrella w/ Junk Parlor at 19 Broadway **WIN TICKETS**
  • California Kind feat Rob Barraco (Dark Star Orchestra), Barry Sless (David Nelson Band), John Molo (Bruce Hornsby, Phil & Friends), Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna) & Katie Skene at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
3/17/2018           
  • ALO with Tauk at The Fillmore
  • Celebration Of Holi: RED BARAAT: FESTIVAL OF COLORS, BHI BHIMAN - Dance Floor Show at SFJazz, Miner Auditorium
  • Baralku Tour EMANCIPATOR ENSEMBLE with special guests Little People at Regency Ballroom
  • ALO Sing-Along For Kids at The Fillmore
3/18/2018           
  • Buddy Guy at Luther Burbank Center For the Arts
UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS
*Mark your calendar!!*


3/12/2018 & 3/13/2018
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Antibalas at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**

3/16/2018
3/16 : Desert Dwellers, Grouch in Dub, Shwex, Mumukshu at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall


3/22/2018
FOR THE FUNK OF IT presents **SMOKEY THE GROOVE** [&*KNUF*] at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**

3/24/2018
Dumpstaphunk, Strike Iron, Kuckaw!, Kalu And The Electric Joint at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
http://bit.ly/DumpstaphunkUCTheatre

3/26/2018
Matador! Soul Sounds, The M-Tet, M!SS is Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds) & Alan Evans (Soulive) + Chris Spies, Kevin Scott (Jimmy Herring) Adryon de León and Kimberly Dawson (Pimps of Joytime) on vocals.  at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**

4/8/2018 
The Dustbowl Revival, Shook Twins at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**

4/29/2018
The Funky Knuckles at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**


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