Friday, July 27, 2018

BISS List 2018 07.26 : CA HONEYDROPS / EMILY CLARK / ROOSTER CONSPIRACY / KATDELIC / CHARLIE HUNTER // NXT WK: TAJMO / HAPPY BDAY JERRY / BIG SAM / FEMI KUTI

Hello Dear BISS List followers, 

We have so much to talk about in this week's edition! 

I want to start by reminding you about the best little funk fest coming up in two weeks! FOR THE FUNK OF IT is taking place in Belden, CA August 10th-12th.
Tickets are still available: http://bit.ly/FTFOI
Belden is a magical town nestled in the Sierra Mountains and tucked away in the Feather River Canyon. Belden Town Resort and Lodge is located on Highway 70, 28 miles west of Quincy, California. The resort offers both indoor and outdoor dining on the outside deck and a fully-stocked bar.
This year's lineup includes: Big Sam's Funky Nation, Five Alarm Funk, Soul Scratch, The Nibblers, Vokab Kompany, Mojo Green with Hornmageddon, Ideateam, El Metate, Diggin' Dirt, City Of Trees Brass Band, Disiac, Smokey The Groove, Alden & The Ambiance, Swoop Unit, Lovebush, Funk Exchange, Ten Foot Tiger, George Napp, Black Fong, Brooker D & The Mellow Fellows, Control-Z, Polyfunktion, Marshall House Project, Big Sticky Mess, Boca Do Rio, The Gold Souls, Jive Machine, Lo and Behold, Drinking With Clowns, Riff's Addicts, Chango, The Klown, & Galaxos Confunktion http://bit.ly/FTFOI
I still need a few amazing volunteers for my Artist Liaison Crew (email me: pamela@bisspresnts.com). And there are lots of other Volunteer opportunities still open on other crews too (email: msskyeluvli.is.funky@gmail.com).

A few weeks from now, you should make note on your calendar that from August 30th thru September 2nd, Rebirth Brass Band is playing SIX shows  in 4 days at The Sweetwater in Mill Valley!!  The BISS List has a special contest just for you NOLA FUNK lovers... SPREAD THE WORD about this run of six shows and you could see Rebirth Brass Band on ALL FOUR days!  Up to you how you spread the word... Facebook, Twitter, Email, Instagram, Text... What to share? The FB Event, The ticket link (see below), a video of the band... Just be the one who shows to most love to this run of shows, then email us at biss@bisslist.com and tell us all about it!!
#FREQUENCYCOUNTS!
Also, worth mentioning though it's a bit far out, is that Thievery Corporation just announced two nights at the Masonic for NYE. Tickets go on sale at 10am tomorrow, Friday 7/27.
Now back to this week and next week too... 

As always, I have gone thru the overall BISS Calendar of many many shows, and I picked the very best ones and made a list for you below. But before I get to that, I want to highlight a few of the best of the best here...
For starters, tonight there are a plethora of options starting with my girl Emily Clark & The Krewe followed by The Drunken Hearts with Nat Keefe at Boom Boom Room. There is also Rooster Conspiracy featuring Eric Krasno, Reed Mathis, Jay Lane and Todd Stoops, Shots Fired featuring DJ Williams, John Staten, Victor Little, and AnDre Mali at The Independent.
And we should not forget that The California Honeydrops are playing the first of two nights at The Sweetwater tonight too!
If you are a little further North tomorrow, Booker T Jones is at The Mystic in Petaluma. In the East Bay, Charlie Hunter Trio is at The Ivy Room. That should be a real treat in that little room!
If you want a little preview of For The Funk Of It on Friday, check out Big Sticky Mess opening up for Funk Revival Orchestra at Boom Boom.
Saturday, we get our favorite funky dance party with Ronkat's Katdelic at Boom Boom Room. (It's about damn time!) As a bonus we get to celebrate our friend Shaunna Hall's birthday too!
Jumping to next Wednesday, Happy Birthday Jerry!
Next Friday, get another taste of For The Funk of It with Big Sam's Funky Nation at The Independent!
That just barely grazes the surface of the best shows coming up. Read on for more!

THE BEST OF THE BISS
7/26 - 8/12
*Check the full calendarfor more upcoming shows!*



7/26/2018
  • The California Honeydrops at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • EMILY CLARK & The Krewe ** + *DRUNKEN HEARTS* w/ *NAT KEEFE* (of "HOT BUTTERED RUM") "An Allstar Shredding Double Bill" at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Rooster Conspiracy with Eric Krasno, Reed Mathis, Jay Lane and Todd Stoops, Shots Fired featuring DJ Williams (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe), John Staten (Dumpstaphunk), Victor Little (Robert Walter's 20th Congress), and AnDre Mali (Prince/Stevie Wonder) at The Independent
  • Smoked Out Soul: Groovewell Takeover with Ledet, J Key & Soul Funky +Zebuel & The SOS Players Will Magid, Paul Oliphant, Brandon Lee, Enrique Padilla & guests at Monarch **WIN TICKETS**
  • The Deep Basement Shakers 6PM / Atta Kid 10PM - Max Cowan (keys) and Daniel Casares (sax) at Madrone Art Bar **WIN TICKETS**
  • Stu Allen and Mars Hotel at Ashkenaz **WIN TICKETS**
7/27/2018
  • The California Honeydrops at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Booker T. Jones at McNear's Mystic Theater
  • Charlie Hunter Trio at Ivy Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • FUNK REVIVAL ORCHESTRA (11 PIECE FUNK ORCHESTRA)** + *BIG STICKY MESS* + DJ K-OS going to 3:00 AM at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • THE HUMIDORS plus guests (Funk)   at Elbo Room Jack London
  • THE DECEMBERISTS, Whitney at Greek Theatre
  • DIEGO'S UMBRELLA, THE MIDNIGHT BROTHERS at Hopmonk Novato **WIN TICKETS**
7/28/2018
  • KATDELIC (featuring: 'P-Funk AllStar' Legend - *Ronkat*) going to Sun-7.29 at 3:00 AM at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS** HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAUNNA!!!
  • Willie Nelson & Family And Alison Krauss at Ironstone Amphitheater
  • Art & Soul 18 Oakland: Lyrics Born, Jazz Mafia Choral Syndicate, Jazz Mafia Bay Revue feat: Joe Bagale, Matt Wong, Ben Misterka, and Adam Theis, Alphabet Rockers, GOSPEL SHOWCASE CLAY STREET STAGE: Terrance Kelly and Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Derrick Hall & Co., CIP, Lauren Byrd & LOTS More! at Downtown Oakland - 6 stages
  • An Acoustic Evening with Jackie Greene, Eric Krasno & Ross James at Terrapin Crossroads
  • HUSHconcerts:: HUSHfest: Lake Merritt at Lake Merritt -Lakeside Park
7/29/2018
  • KC Turner Presents - Cookout Concert Series: CHARLIE HUNTER TRIO, DAVE MCGRAW & MANDY FER at Hopmonk Novato
  • WAKE & DRAKE w/ JAZZ MAFIA feat. MATT WONG* (Brunch) at Drake's Brewing Co FREE
  • Foreigner with Special Guests Jason Bonham & Queensryche at Ironstone Amphitheater **WIN TICKETS**
  • Art & Soul 18 Oakland: The Pointer Sisters, Alphabet Rockers, Netta Brielle, WEST COAST BLUES SOCIETY SHOWCASE CLAY STREET STAGE Caravan of All Stars Featuring: Jesse Brown, Nat Bolden & Sharon Davis, Karl Bracy, "Terrible Tom" Bowden, Bruce Dorsey, Fillmore Slim, Oakland Blues Divas Feat: Earnestine Barze, Baby Bee, Margie Turner, Xymphoni, Diva Ladee Chico, Special Guest: 2BuckChuck, Co-Headliner: Dee Dee Simon, Headliner: Willie G and LOTS MORE! at Downtown Oakland - 6 stages
  • Return Of The Cypher ~*FREE HIP HOP PARTY* Live Rap Emcees w/ DJs & Musicians at Boom Boom Room FREE
  • Sweetheart of the Rodeo 50th Anniversary featuring Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, Marty Stuart and his Band at Mountain Winery
  • 4 at Madrone Art Bar FREE
7/30/2018
  • Joe Bonamassa at Center for the Performing Arts Events
7/31/2018
  • TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band, Alicia Michilli at Mountain Winery
  • Tinariwen, Dirtwire at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
8/1/2018
  • 1) JERRY GARCIA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: FT. CHINA CATS. 7:30PM FREE, ALL AGES BAR SHOW / & 2) STU ALLEN & REFLECTIONS: CELEBRATE JERRY GARCIA'S 76TH BIRTHDAY! 8PM in GRATE ROOM $25 at Terrapin Crossroads
  • LSD Tour: Lucinda Williams/Steve Earle/Dwight Yoakam/King Leg pres. by SiriusXM at The Masonic
8/3/2018
  • Big Sam's Funky Nation, Sal's Greenhouse, Harry Duncan at The Independent
  • The Stone Foxes, Go By Ocean at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Stu Allen and Mars Hotel at Ashkenaz **WIN TICKETS**
  • KC Turner Presents: RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT - SEATED SHOW, EVIE LADIN at Hopmonk Novato
8/4/2018
  • Rock the Pillar Music Series August Show: Midtown Social / Sal's Greenhouse / Funkanauts at Old Princeton Landing
  • Femi Kuti& The Positive Force, Afrolicious at Catalyst Club
  • Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • 11th Annual Petaluma Music Fest-Keeping Music In Schools: Railroad Earth, The Brothers Comatose, Melvin Seals & JGB, Royal Jelly Jive, Ron Artis II & The Truth, The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Danny Click & The Hell Yeahs, Rainbow Girls, The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men, Afrofunk Experience, La Gente SF, Black Sheep Brass Band, Mike Saliani Band, Dirty Red Barn, The Peach Thieves at Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma
  • **OSCAR MYERS' STEPPIN' **[GREASY OLD SCHOOL NASTY FILLMORE FUNK 'N SOUL] ** & *DR MOJO* at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
8/5/2018
  • CHUCK PROPHET & the Mission Express, Special Guest MATT JAFFE (BBQ on the Lawn) at Rancho Nicasio
  • Stern Grove Festival: Afro-Beat FEMI KUTI & The Positive Force, Sol Development at Stern Grove
  • Jerry Day: Stu Allen & Mars Hotel 3:00pm , Melvin Seals and JGB 12:45pm, Gary Gates Band 11:30am at Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre FREE
  • Return Of The Cypher ~*FREE HIP HOP PARTY* Live Rap Emcees w/ DJs & Musicians at Boom Boom Room FREE
8/7/2018
  • Charlie Hunter Trio at Make-Out Room
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train at Oracle Arena
  • Weezer / Pixies / Sleigh Bells at Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/9/2018
  • Vetiver at Redwood Grove Concerts at UC Berkeley
  • Jerry's Middle Finger - Celebrate "Garcia Day" on the 23rd Anniversary of Jerry's Passing with at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
8/10/2018 - 8/12/2018
  • For the Funk Of It: BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION, FIVE ALARM FUNK, SOUL SCRATCH, THE NIBBLERS, VOKAB KOMPANY, MOJO GREEN & HORNMAGEDDON, IDEATEAM, EL METATE, DIGGIN' DIRT, CITY OF TREES BRASS BAND, DISIAC, SMOKEY THE GROOVE, ALDEN & THE AMBIENCE, SWOOP UNIT, LOVE BUSH, FUNK EXCHANGE, TEN FOOT TIGER, GEORGE NAPP, BLACK FONG, BROOKER D & THE MELLOW FELLOWS, CONTROL-Z, POLYFUNKTION, MARSHALL HOUSE PROJECT, BIG STICKY MESS, BOCA DO RIO, THE GOLD SOULS, JIVE MACHINE, LO & BEHOLD, DRINKING WITH CLOWNS, RIFF'S ADDICTS, CHANGO, THE KLOWN at Belden Town FTFOI **WIN TICKETS BY SPREADING THE WORD DAILY**

**************  
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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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
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UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS
*Mark your calendar!!*


8/10/2018-8/12/2018
For The Funk Of It Music Festival
featuring 



**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!!





Tuesday, July 10, 2018

BISS List 07.10.18: TOOTS & THE MAYTALS / SMOKED OUT SOUL: THE GO GO / PAUL THORN & THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA / EL METATE / ERIC KRASNO & FRIENDS

It's that time again BISS Listers. Time for your weekly BISS List! Or is it bi-weekly? Or maybe even TRI-weekly? What I am trying to say, is it's time for the BISS picks of the best funk and jam shows happening all around the Bay Area in the next couple of weeks.

THE BEST OF THE BISS
7/10 - 7/25
*Check the full calendarfor more upcoming shows!*





7/11/2018
  • Toots & The Maytals with AMP Live at The Fillmore
  • LIGHT THE BAND** + *SPACE HEATER* at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Scott Pemberton and Dirty Revival at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • 2018 WORLD GONE MAD TOUR: The Weight Band feat. members of The Band, Levon Helm Band, & Rick Danko Group at Yoshi's **WIN TICKETS**
7/12/2018
  • Smoked Out Soul: The Go Go Experience with Sidecar Tommy (Beats Antique) & All Good Funk Alliance +Zebuel & The SOS Players Will Magid, Paul Oliphant, Brandon Lee, Enrique Padilla & guests at Monarch **WIN TICKETS**
  • SF JAZZ: Celebrating The 50th Anniversary Of The Band Double Bill- DUSTBOWL REVIVAL & HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN at Miner Auditorium
7/13/2018
  • MISSION TEMPLE FIREWORKS REVIVAL: Paul Thorn & The Blind Boys of Alabama at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • EL METATE* and *ELEKTRIC VOODOO* (+ DJ KoS) at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • SF JAZZ: DAVID GRISMAN "THE DAWG TRIO" - Dawg Debut at Miner Auditorium
  • 2 Historic Shows! John Zorn & Bill Laswell (Their 1st Performances in SF Together Ever) - "Keep Families Together"- benefitting charities/A PORTION OF ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS CHARITIES DIRECTLY AIDING/Reuniting the CHILDREN SEPARATED AT BORDER CAMPS, AS PART OF THE CHAPEL'S "KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER" CONCERT SERIES) "KONX OM PAX" at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**
  • !!! (Chk Chk Chk) DJ Set & Aaron Axelsen at The Midway
7/14/2018
  • ERIC KRASNO & FRIENDS, FT. JAY LANE, BOBBY VEGA, WIL BLADES, DANNY MAYER, MARY CORSO PLUS OTHER VERY SPECIAL GUESTS at Terrapin Crossroads
  • LIFE DURING WARTIME** ("A TALKING HEADS TRIBUTE") + *Special Guest Stars* + DJ K-OS at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • KC Turner Presents: Tim Bluhm (The Mother Hips) (SEATED SHOW-INDOOR SESSION ROOM), John Elliott at Hopmonk Novato
  • SF JAZZ: First Family Of Bluegrass - DEL MCCOURY & THE TRAVELIN' MCCOURYS at Miner Auditorium
  • The Weight Band, feat. members of The Band, Levon Helm Band, & Rick Danko Group performing the songs of THE BAND at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • California WorldFest: Galactic, Achilles Wheel, Huun Hurr Tu, Matt the Electrician, Joe Craven & the Sometimers, Sang Matiz, David Luning and LOTS LOTS MORE! at Nevada County Fairgrounds
7/15/2018           
  • RETURN OF THE CYPHER** FREEEE Live HipHopParty ~ [Hip Hop, Live Rap, Emcees, DJz, Live Musicians, BreakDance, Lyrical Battles...] A Bad-Azzz OG Party every SUNDAY NITE (9PM - 2AM) at Boom Boom Room FREE
  • Wil Blades' "Sunday Sessions" at Madrone Art Bar FREE
  • Rustee Allen (bassist Sly & the Family Stone, Robin Trower) Album Release Show + Sal's Greenhouse at Uptown Nightclub Oakland
  • WAKE & DRAKE w/ JAZZ MAFIA feat. MATT WONG* (Brunch) at Drake's Brewing Co FREE
  • California WorldFest: Trevor Hall, Samantha Fish, Teskey Brothers, Fannah-Fi-Allah, MaMuse, Achilles Wheel and LOTS LOTS MORE! at Nevada County Fairgrounds
7/16/2018
  • Melvins - SOLD OUT!, Modpods at Great American Music Hall
7/18/2018
  • NIGHT ANIMALS** & *LIL ELEPHANT* ("Double Bill of Jungle Funk") at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Jenny Kerr 7PM and Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy 930PM at Madrone Art Bar
7/19/2018
  • Smoked Out Soul: Disco E (Monophonics) +Zebuel & The SOS Players Will Magid, Paul Oliphant, Brandon Lee, Enrique Padilla & guests at Monarch **WIN TICKETS**
7/20/2018
  • SOUL SKA ** ("Epic Jamaican first wave and British second wave Ska & Reggae 8 piece Dancehall Music Super Group") + *DIGGIN DIRT* + *DJ Kos* (9pm 'til 3am) at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Kehoe International, Stimuli, Revenant at Ivy Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • The Humidors at Blue Note Napa
  • Bill Kirchen and the Hounds of the Bakersfield -Seated Show- +Blackie Farrell at Hopmonk Novato **WIN TICKETS**
  • The Big Fit (formerly Grobeck), Jazz Mafia's Heaviest Feather at Hopmonk Sebastopol **WIN TICKETS**
  • Ry Cooder - SOLD OUT!, Joachim Cooder at Great American Music Hall
  • WanderLust Squaw Valley: MUSIC- The Wanderlust House Band (Eric Krasno, Allen Stone, Louis Cato, Steve Swatkins, Jesse Murphy, Danny Mayer, and Mary Corso) MarchFourth! & MoRe at WanderLust Squaw Valley
7/21/2018
  • George Porter Jr. & the Runnin' Pardners + Special Guests at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • MOJO GREEN** [& *SPECIAL GUESTS* + DJ KEVVY KEV] (Music til 3AM+) at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Royal Jelly Jive at Osher Marin JCC
  • SILA, Lagos Roots, Dona Francisca at The Independent
  • Bill Kirchen and the Hounds of the Bakersfield at Freight & Salvage
  • GROOVESESSION FEATURING JOE MARCINEK, THE BREAKING at Hopmonk Sebastopol **WIN TICKETS**
  • Isley Brothers & The Commodores with Special Guest The Family Stone at Ironstone Amphitheater **WIN TICKETS**
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket, Megan Slankard at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Ry Cooder at Uptown Napa
  • WanderLust Squaw Valley: MUSIC -The Wanderlust House Band (Eric Krasno, Allen Stone, Louis Cato, Steve Swatkins, Jesse Murphy, Danny Mayer, Mary Corso and special guest Robert Randolph), Desert Rhythm Project & MoRe! at WanderLust Squaw Valley
7/22/2018
  • George Porter Jr. & the Runnin' Pardners + Special Guests at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Amendola vs. Blades vs. Bernard at Ivy Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Retro Futura w/Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Modern English, Tony Lewis from The Outfield. Kajagoogoo's Limahl at Mountain Winery
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket, Megan Slankard at Great American Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Stern Grove Festival: A Summer Classic SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, Jayce Ogren, Conductor at Stern Grove
  • Ry Cooder at Uptown Napa
  • WAKE & DRAKE w/ JAZZ MAFIA feat. MATT WONG* (Brunch) at Drake's Brewing Co FREE
7/23/2018
  • The Fixx at The Independent
7/24/2018
  • Two Nights! An Evening With PHISH at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
  • The Psychedelic Furs, -X- at The Masonic
  • PINK TALKING FISH at Mezzanine
  • Polyrhythmics at The Independent
7/25/2018
  • Two Nights! An Evening With PHISH at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
  • Reckless Kelly at Great American Music Hall **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
  ####


UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS
*Mark your calendar!!*



8/10/2018-8/12/2018
For The Funk Of It Music Festival
featuring 



**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!!



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