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**
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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**

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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