Sunday, April 29, 2018

BISS LIST 04.29: LCD / FUNKY KNUCKLES / ROTC // NXT WK: CALIFORNIA KIND / SMOKED OUT SOUL / HOT BUTTERED RUM / KATDELIC / JGB / HAPPY BIRTHDAY WARFIELD & WAVY GRAVY

Hey Hey BISS Listers...

If you have been following me or the BISS page on Facebook over the last couple of weeks, you know I have been scrambling to get the NOLA Special Edition of BISS updated and out. Thank you to all who participated in and are still participating in making that happen! We will continue to add shows and giveaways to the calendar for NOLA every day thru the fest.
I know it has been a while since Sunny Sparkles has taken the BISS List mic, but the time for her return has come! As I gear up for NOLA Jazz Fest and run promo and street team from here until I head there on May 1, Sunny has decided to take the reins for this week's Bay Area extended edition of BISS LIST. Added awesomeness bonus for her help is that it frees me up for a little #SunnyPammy time tonight to catch up with each other before I head out on Tuesday...
So, without further ado, allow me to re-introduce the rainbow-sparkle-spiral Haight Queen, the unsinkable Sunny Powers. Take it away Sunny...

Hello Bay Area music fans and adored BISS Listers! It's nice to be back with you. Now with Ms. BISS going to Nola for Jazz Fest, we might as well list a two-weeker so that we can keep on moving while the busy bee is buzzing about the Big Easy, lapping up the honey-nectar of hundreds of smoking hot live shows.

So for all of you in the Bay Area, there is much ado about live music. Tonight, there is night two of three of LCD Sound System at the fabulous Greek. But, if you are among the truly lucky, (I could be if you help a rainbolicous sister out!) you are catching the second show of Dave Chappelle & John Mayer's collaborative "Controlled Danger" tour at the Fillmore. Described as a "musical and comedy hybrid", a note on their website stresses to "please leave your phones at home and come experience an once-in-a-lifetime event, hosted by two of the greatest creative minds working today", so step back in time and actually watch the show! That said, I wonder what kind of table cloth John will be wearing. Oh...ponder moments.

I would be remiss in my SF duties if I didn't mention that this Sunday afternoon, you should head on over to my magical Rainbow corner on Haight and Masonic, ~ LOVE ON HAIGHT, 1400 Haight Street~ for a PARTY from 2pm-6pm, celebrating the first release of the JAMMIN WARRIOR COLLECTIVE official Grateful Dead collection. We will be having a sale, some Jerry-oke, a DJ, and a whole lot of sparkles!

Always worth attending is the Sunday tradition of Return Of The Cypher (ROTC) at the Boom Boom Room. This is a FREE HIP HOP PARTY with Live Rap Emcees w/ DJ's, Musicians, BreakDance & Lyrical Battles at Boom Boom Room. FREE

This Sunday night closes out the three day run of LCD Sound System at the Greek-yes they did add a Sunday show, so here's hoping that some of you got a ticket for what should be a good time at a groovy venue.

Another Sunny Sunday recommendation would be to get down with the FUNKY KNUCKLES at Brick & Mortar...just please think about germs peeps with all those funky knuckles!!! Funky Hand Sanitizer might be in order...keep it clean!

This upcoming Tuesday check out CALIFORNIA KIND, a who's who of monster jam greats with John Yolo, Barry Sless, Rob Barraco & Pete Sears, teaming up with singer-songwriter Katie Skene. These members of David Nelson Band, The Dead, Phil Lesh, Jefferson Starship, Moonalice & more will rock the Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol. **WIN TICKETS**
They are also playing Terrapin Crossroads on Wednesday as they wrap up their Spring Tour of the Pacific Northwest.

On Thursday, 5/3 check out the new Thursday residency of SMOKED OUT SOUL at Monarch. Founded in 2013 by Zebuel Early, SMOKE OUT SOUL started out as a mixtape concept fusing southern hip hop beats with classic funk & soul. Eventually he took that sound to clubs, doing b-monthly dates, which has recently morphed into an every-Thursday event here in SF. **WIN TICKETS**

When things wind down at the Monarch, you should head over to the Boom Boom Room for the James Brown Birthday Bash with the Funky Godfather... just don't ask him for any favors!!! **WIN TICKETS**

Another fun option if you're feeling it in San Jose, would be seeing THE CRYSTAL METHOD at The Ritz.

Next Friday, 5/4 might be worth the drive to the SAP Center in San Jose to go clap it out with DARYL HALL & JOHN OATS or head over to Ashkenaz in Berkley for Stu Allen & Mars Hotel. **WIN TICKETS**

Another idea for next Friday might be a trek to Mill Valley's Sweetwater Music Hall for two shows (6:00 & 9PM) of Foreverland, An Electrifying 14-Piece Michael Jackson Tribute. Billed as "May The Fourth Be With You", this larger-than-life tribute covers songs from the Jackson Five to the King of Pop's later hits. **WIN TICKETS**

If you are staying local get drenched & ready to fondue at the Fillmore with some HOT BUTTERED RUM & KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH BAND. **WIN TICKETS**

Then slip and purrrrr your way over to the Boom Boom Room for BISS & Sunny favorite, KATDELIC where the party will go laaaaaaate night! **WIN TICKETS**

On Saturday, May 5th go celebrate the 96th Anniversary of the Warfield Theater at the Warfield with MELVIN SEAL & JGB!!!!! The Warfield is one of the most historic venues in the city, we should celebrate that every day!!! One may also choose to growl and flip with CON BRIO with Royal Jelly Jive at the Fillmore. One must be careful of the growl, these aren't cubs...these are lions! **WIN TICKETS**

in honor of Cinco De Mayo, celebrate with LAGOS ROOTS, a 17-piece Afrobeat ensemble playing Boom Boom Room. The show starts at 9:30pm. **WIN TICKETS**

I will end with what is never the end...Sunday, May 6th celebrate the 82nd birthday of the most amazing clown ever~ WAVY GRAVY with a birthday celebration at Sweetwater featuring STEVE KIMOCK & FRIENDS. Bring your clown noses & kazoos!!!

And as always...thank you for being the magical BISS Listers that make this list so awesome...and thank you Pam, for being a best friend a girl could ever have...and for coming back...you better come back!



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



4/29/2018
  • Return Of The Cypher ~*FREE HIP HOP PARTY* Live Rap Emcees w/ DJs & Musicians at Boom Boom Room FREE
  • Dave Chappelle & John Mayer at The Fillmore

5/1/2018
  • CALIFORNIA KIND Jam-Veterans John Molo, Barry Sless, Rob Barraco, and Pete Sears team up with singer/songwriter Katie Skene, + more at Hopmonk Sebastopol **WIN TICKETS**
5/2/2018
  • CALIFORNIA KIND, FT. JOHN MOLO, BARRY SLESS, PETE SEARS, ROB BARRACO & KATIE SKEN at Terrapin Crossroads
5/3/2018
  • JAMES BROWN BIRTHDAY BASH w/ **THE FUNKY GODFATHER** at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • STEVE KIMOCK & FRIENDS FEAT. JEFF CHIMENTI, ROBIN SYLVESTER, JAY LANE + SPECIAL GUESTS at Hopmonk Sebastopol **WIN TICKETS**
  • Hot Buttered Rum + Kyle Hollingsworth Band A Very Special Double Bill at Moe's Alley
  • Smoked Out Soul: Zebuel & The SOS Players Will Magid, Paul Oliphant, Brandon Lee, Enrique Padilla & guests at Monarch **WIN TICKETS**
  • THE CRYSTAL METHOD + Guests at The Ritz

5/4/2018
  • Stu Allen & Mars Hotel at Ashkenaz **WIN TICKETS**
  • **KATDELIC** [& **THE FELL SWOOP* at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Meshell Ndegeocello at Freight & Salvage
  • STEVE KIMOCK & FRIENDS FEAT. JEFF CHIMENTI, ROBIN SYLVESTER, JAY LANE + SPECIAL GUESTS at Hopmonk Sebastopol
  • Foreverland - An Electrifying 14-Piece Michael Jackson Tribute - "May the Fourth Be With You" Early Show at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Foreverland - An Electrifying 14-Piece Michael Jackson Tribute - "May the Fourth Be With You" Show at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards), Josh T. Pearson at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**
  • Hot Buttered Rum and Kyle Hollingsworth Band at The Fillmore **WIN TICKETS**

5/5/2018
  • Con Brio with Royal Jelly Jive, The Dirty Revival at The Fillmore **WIN TICKETS**
  • Celebrating The 96th Anniversary of The Warfield Theater: MELVIN SEALS & JGB Along With Very Special Guests Oteil Burbridge, Stanley Jordan & Dave Ellis at The Warfield
  • CINCO DE MAYO w/ **LAGOS ROOTS** [17 PIECE AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE] at Boom Boom Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • LOCURA, LA GENTE- CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION !! at Hopmonk Sebastopol **WIN TICKETS**

5/6/2018
  • BLACKALICIOUS, DJ JACQUES at Hopmonk Sebastopol **WIN TICKETS**
5/7/2018
  • U2- Experience + Innocence Tour at SAP Center
5/8/2018
  • U2- Experience + Innocence Tour at SAP Center
5/9/2018
  • Music Heals International 5 Year Anniversary of Bringing Music to the Children of Haiti feat MHI All Stars w/ DJ Logic, Jay Lane, Robin Sylvester, Dave Ellis, Melvin Seals, Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz, Jason Crosby, Sunshine Becker, Jeff Pehrson + guests at Sweetwater Music Hall 
  • (((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Scott Law & Ross James' Cosmic Twang feat. Dave Schools, Neal Casal, & Alex Koford, Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**
  • Stu Allen and Mars Hotel at Ashkenaz **WIN TICKETS**

5/10/2018
  • An Evening with Stu Allen and Alex Jordan at Hemlock Tavern
  • Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica By Four Cellos at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall

5/11/2018
  • SambaDa at Ashkenaz **WIN TICKETS**
  • GRATEFUL BLUEGRASS BOYS + more at Hopmonk Sebastopol **WIN TICKETS**
  • HUSHconcerts presents 2 big nights with The Polish Ambassador plus Russ Liquid, Ultimate Fantastic at Mezzanine
  • The Mermen- Psychedelic Surf Rock at Moe's Alley
  • Afrolicious (Live + Soundsystem) & Groovewell DJ's at Public Works
  • Guitarmageddon: Tribute to Neil Young: Featuring: Sean Leahy, Steve Pile, Jeff Miller, Derek Brooker, Dave Zirbel, Chris Haugen, Alex Nelson, Craig MacArthur, Bo Carper, Mark Karan, Eric DiBearardino, Daria Johnson, Jeremy Hoenig and more to be announced! at Terrapin Crossroads
  • Built To Spill & The Afghan Whigs, Ed Harcourt at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**

5/12/2018 - Happy Birthday Dad, Fancy Nancy, Dina, Dave aka DP aka Gigger, & little Max!
  • THE ROCK COLLECTION Melvin Seals, Greg Anton, Stu Allen, Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz , John-Paul McLean and Stephanie Salva AN EVENING WITH 2 SETS !! at Hopmonk Sebastopol **WIN TICKETS**
  • HUSHconcerts presents 2 big nights with THE POLISH AMBASSADOR plus Luxxury, Shiny Objects at Mezzanine 
  • LOUISIANA LOVE ACT w/ Wally Ingram, Mark Karan, Phil Colombatto, Robin Sylvester, Mike Nelson, Jon Papenbrook & Duane Benjamin- All Star Band Returns To Moe's For A Saturday Night Dance Party at Moe's Alley 
  • The T Sisters at Osher Marin JCC 
  • PETER HOOK (Joy Division/New Order) & THE LIGHT -Performing the 'Substance' Albums by Joy Division & New Order, with El Ten Eleven at The Warfield **WIN TICKETS**
  • HUSHconcerts supports! YOGA DANCE MAGIC! SILENT DISCO ON THE BEACH! at Ocean Beach 

5/13/2018
  • Mr. Hat Presents: Mother's Day Dance Party with new super group Jovanger, CelloJoe, Evan Fraser, Josh Mellinger, The Circuit Jerks at Ivy Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • THE HUMAN LEAGUE with Book of Love at Regency Ballroom **WIN TICKETS**
  • Celebrate Mother's Day with "Mother Culture" Grammy Nominated Jamaican Reggae Legend Sister Carol + IrieFuse, Lee Tafari - Acoustic To Vinyl at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**

5/15/2018
  • POPTONE FT. MEMBERS OF BAUHAUS, LOVE & ROCKETS, TONES ON TAIL with Automatic at Regency Ballroom
  • Acoustic-4-A-Cure: Sammy Hagar, Bob Weir special 76th birthday celebration for blues icon Taj Mahal, with Joe Satriani, Chad Smith, Michael Anthony, Kevin Cronin, Eddie Money and Vic Johnson at The Fillmore 
  • MGMT at The Warfield
UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS
*Mark your calendar!!*

5/31/2018
Hackensaw Boys, Nat Keefe's Lost Radio Flyers at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**

6/16/2018
Niki J. Crawford, TRACORUM at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**

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