BISS LIST PICKS for SF BAY AREA

BISS 12.13.16 : REFLECTIONS ON 2016 / STEVIE NICKS / FISHBONE / FRO + TRACORUM / MOTHER HIPS / LUKAS NELSON / WBEEZ / HAPPY HOLIDAZE!!

My Dearest BISS Listers, I hope that your holiday season has already been full of joy and good cheer. Though, let's be honest, many of you like me are ready for 2016 to be over already. Even Broke Ass Stuart wrote a fantastic article called Fuck You 2016 (http://sfsoundsmedia.com/2016/11/30/fuck-you-2016/) which pretty much says it all. For me personally, I'm ready for this year to be over because it's been the hardest ever in my life. On December 14 of 2015 we lost one of our key members of the BISS team and my husband and best friend Robert Mahoney. Needless to say most of 2016 was a blur mixed with loss after loss and disappointment after disappointment.

All that being said, I can't help but recognize the strength of our community and the power and therapeutic effects of music on all of us and our ability to get thru and still be standing here together...
Before moving into this week's Best of the BISS. I would like to take a moment to throw out some gratitude to some key players in the BISS support crew who have kept the lights on when it all seemed so dark... Let me start with a HUGE THANK YOU to Mr. Phillip Ranelli who took over where Bo left off on helping me to manage the calendar and work with venues on the ticket giveaways plus much more. Thank  you to Casey Solana for guest writing so many weekly Best of The BISS in my place so many times this year and of course for so much much more.. Thank you to Arya as well for both guest writing and your fantastic artist interviews. Thank you to contributing editor, Josh Danson for always doing your homework and always getting the best interviews from the artists anyone could ever hope for. Thank you to Kristin Stansby and Traci Linder for managing our social media and spreading the word. On that note, thank you to the BISS Street Team for ALWAYS spreading the word.  Thank you to all the venues for putting on awesome shows for us to tell the world about! Obviously we MUST thank the artists for doing what you do! And of course, Thank you to ALL of YOU, faithful BISS List followers!!

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year to every single one of you!

Here's to 2017!!!
#cantgetanyworse

With love,
Pamela aka Miss BISS
In loving memory of Robert Bo Mahoney


BEST OF THE BISS THIS WEEK
After all of that, I am just gonna get straight to my picks of the week...

12/14/2016
  • STEVIE NICKS And the Pretenders at SAP Center

12/15/2016
  • Fishbone, Soul Ska at New Parish **WIN TICKETS**
  • Aaron Neville -Soulful Christmas Concert: A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION SERIES: Spend the Holidays With SFJAZZ   at SF JAZZ - Miner Auditorium
12/16/2016
  • An Intimate Solo/Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen Cope at The Fillmore  
  • FRO plus TRACORUM at Boom Boom Room  **WIN TICKETS**
  • Merry Hipsmas- A Two Set Show by the Mother Hips and special guests Jason Crosby Band at Great American Music Hall
  • Aaron Neville -Soulful Christmas Concert: A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION SERIES: Spend the Holidays With SFJAZZ   at SF JAZZ - Miner Auditorium
  • FISHBONE, CROOKED at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**

12/17/2016
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Poor Man's Whiskey, Corinne West, Wavy Gravy at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
  • An Evening With METALLICA at The Fox
  • *WBEEZ* FT WILL BERNARD, WIL BLADES & MORE (+EVAN LANAM & THE LIVE OAKS) at Boom Boom Room  **WIN TICKETS**
  • The Mother Hips: Ultimate Set List Show at Great American Music Hall
  • Christmas with Aaron Neville at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
  • Sean Healy Presents & Tastemaker Live Present: Barrington Levy at New Parish **WIN TICKETS**
  • The Dandy Warhols: Distortland Tour with Telegram, Warbly Jets at The Fillmore  

12/18/2016
  • The Mother Hips: The Hips Holiday Matinee (acoustic) at Slim's


UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!

12/15/16 : Fishbone, Soul Ska at New Parish **WIN TICKETS**

12/30/16 : ORGONE, Kuckaw!, DJ Platurn at New Parish **WIN TICKETS**

NYE: 12/31/16 Dead Dreams: A Grateful Dead Dance & Party - DJ Rob Bleetstein (from Sirius/XM)/Light Show/Vintage and rare video from past NYE Dead shows/50th anniversary of 1st Dead NYE show at Fillmore (12/31/66)/NYE Festivities.....balloon drop, midnight celebration, surprises at The Fillmore  **WIN TICKETS**

NYE: 12/31/16 : The California Honeydrops, The Seshen at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**


 

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FULL BISS GOOGLE CALENDAR: http://ht.ly/em4F300onAX

Mon , 12/12/2016
Prism Tats  **WIN TICKETS**
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/
Show: 8PM
$8

Mon, 12/12/2016
PYLON Reenactment Society, Cruel Summer, Mall Walk **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 8PM
$16-$18

Mon , 12/12/2016
*BLUE BEAR SCHOOL OF MUSIC WINTER BENEFIT*
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 7PM
Donation based Admission

Mon, 12/12/2016
Puff Puff Pass Tour Part 2: SNOOP DOGG, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DJ Quik, Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound
The Fox, Oakland, CA
http://www.thefoxoakland.com/
Show: 8PM
$69.50- $89.50

Mon, 12/12/2016
5x GRAMMY©-winning guitarist: ROBERT CRAY
Yoshi's , Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/calendar/
Show: 815Pm
$72

Tues, 12/13/2016
FAT TUESDAYS with Atta Kid: Co-led by Max Cowan (keys) and Daniel Casares (sax) **WIN TICKETS**
Madrone Art Bar , San Francisco, CA
http://madroneartbar.com/calendar.php
Show: 10PM
$5

Tues, 12/13/2016
GUITAR PLAYER PRESENTS - PARTIALLY SEATED Charlie Hunter Quartet ft. Scott Amendola, Kirk Knuffke & Kasey Knudsen, Harry Duncan **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 8PM
$20

Tues, 12/13/2016
Underground Nomads (Belly/Tribal Dance Performance sets 930 & 10): Amar | Wendy Marlatt, Millie Rose, Rose Harden, Paige Lawrence (Jennifer Faust's birthday)
F8, San Francisco, Ca
https://undergroundnomads.wordpress.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM
$5-$10

Tues, 12/13/2016
5x GRAMMY©-winning guitarist: ROBERT CRAY
Yoshi's , Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/calendar/
Show: 815Pm
$72

Wed, 12/14/2016
6Roses (David Boyce & Michael Cavaseno Jazz Duo) 7-9PM Soulful Jazz Renditions   & Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy at 9:30pm  
Madrone Art Bar , San Francisco, CA
http://madroneartbar.com/calendar.php
Show: 7PM & 930PM
FREE

Wed, 12/14/2016
STEVIE NICKS And the Pretenders
SAP Center, San Jose, CA
http://www.sapcenter.com/events
Show: 7PM
$46.50 - $147.00

Wed, 12/14/2016
A Benefit for Oakland Fire Relief OAKLAND UNITED featuring PRIMUS, Dan Deacon, Geographer, Hieroglyphics, Jay Som, Rogue Wave, Sidecar Tommy, The Coup, Thao Nguyen, tUnE-yArDs, Tycho + more!
The Fox, Oakland, CA
http://www.apeconcerts.com/events/oakland-united/
Show: 7PM
$35-$49.50

Thurs, 12/15/2016
Fishbone, Soul Ska **WIN TICKETS**
New Parish, Oakland, CA
http://www.thenewparish.com/
Show: 9PM
$20-$25

Thurs , 12/15/2016
SEU JORGE PRESENTS The Life Aquatic A Tribute To David Bowie
Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theregencyballroom.com/events/all
Show: 8PM
42.50 - $59.50

Thurs, 12/15/2016
Aaron Neville -Soulful Christmas Concert: A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONSERIES: Spend the Holidays With SFJAZZ   
SF JAZZ - Miner Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
https://www.sfjazz.org/events-calendar
Show: 730PM
$35-$85

Fri, 12/16/2016
Prezident Brown w/ King I-Vier (Jah Warrior Shelter **WIN TICKETS**
19 Broadway, Fairfax, CA
http://bands.19broadway.com/contact/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$15-$20

Fri, 12/16/2016
Gamelan X + Sang Matiz - Balinese/Fusion/World **WIN TICKETS**
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
http://www.ashkenaz.com/
Show: 8PM
$10/$15

Fri, 12/16/2016
FRO plus TRACORUM **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
$10

Fri, 12/16/2016
The Cello MADNESS Congress: Buzzed on Eggnog Featuring Mark Summer, Rushad Eggleston Stringquake, CelloJoe  **WIN TICKETS**
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
http://www.docslabsf.com/
Show: 8PM
$15 - $25

Fri, 12/16/2016
CHINA CATS- AN EVENING WITH 2 SETS ! **WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Novato, Novato, CA
http://www.hopmonk.com/novato/music-and-events/
Show: 9PM
$10-$15

Fri, 12/16/2016
IRIEFUSE, YESHUA AND THE HIGHTONES **WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Sebastopol, Sebastopol, CA
http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/music-and-events/
Show: 9PM
$10

Fri, 12/16/2016
THE BUTLERS, MOFU featuring members of Mordred, Fungo Mungo, MIRV, Third Eye Blind & The Spent poets **WIN TICKETS**
Ivy Room, Albany, CA
http://ivyroom.ticketfly.com/
Show: 9PM
$10-$12

Fri, 12/16/2016
FISHBONE, CROOKED **WIN TICKETS**
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$20-$25

Fri, 12/16/2016
Merry Hipsmas- A Two Set Show by the Mother Hips and special guests Jason Crosby Band
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
http://www.slimspresents.com/events/month/
Show: 8PM
$25-$49.95

Fri, 12/16/2016
Melvin Seals & The Jerry Garcia Band  "The Keepers Of The Flame" Return
Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz, CA
http://www.moesalley.com/
Show: 9PM
$20-$25

Fri, 12/16/2016
Aaron Neville -Soulful Christmas Concert: A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONSERIES: Spend the Holidays With SFJAZZ   
SF JAZZ - Miner Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
https://www.sfjazz.org/events-calendar
Show: 730PM
$35-$85

Fri, 12/16/2016
HUNNY BUNNY BURLESQUE SHOW AT SKYLARK! w/ RASA VITALIA  
Skylark, San Francisco, CA
http://www.rasavitalia.com/
Show: 730PM
FREE

Fri, 12/16/2016
The Holdup - Imperfections Tour + CRSB, Low Country Kingdom  
Social Hall SF, San Francisco, CA
http://www.socialhallsf.com/events/all
Show: 9PM
$15-$18

Fri, 12/16/2016
An Intimate Solo/Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen Cope
The Fillmore , San Francisco, CA
http://thefillmore.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$40.50

Fri, 12/16/2016
JOHN PRINE plus Sara Watkins
The Fox, Oakland, CA
http://www.thefoxoakland.com/
Show: 8PM
$49.50 - $99.50

Sat, 12/17/2016
The 15th “Musical Night in Africa” with Baba Ken and Friends; Nigerian Brothers; Bodac Cultural Group  - Traditional opening libation and community drum circle at 8:30 pm; Show at 9:15 pm **WIN TICKETS**
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
http://www.ashkenaz.com/
Show: 915PM
$15

Sat, 12/17/2016
*WBEEZ* FT WILL BERNARD, WIL BLADES & MORE (+EVAN LANAM & THE LIVE OAKS) **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
$12

Sat, 12/17/2016
46th Annual KPFA Winter CRANEWAY CRAFTS FAIR -200 booths of Creative Holiday Gifts! Music by the World Harmony Chorus + More! **WIN TICKETS**
Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA
www.cranewaycraftsfair.com
Show: 10AM
$8-$12

Sat, 12/17/2016
Alex Wong, Mai Bloomfield, Korby Lenker & Robby Hecht **WIN TICKETS**
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
http://www.docslabsf.com/
Show: 8PM
$15-$20

Sat, 12/17/2016
SHAKEDOWN! BURLESQUE AND LIVE MUSIC!  w/ Rasa Vitalia  **WIN TICKETS**
Ivy Room, Albany, CA
http://ivyroom.ticketfly.com/
Show: 8PM
$10

Sat, 12/17/2016
Sean Healy Presents & Tastemaker Live Present: Barrington Levy **WIN TICKETS**
New Parish, Oakland, CA
http://www.thenewparish.com/
Show: 10PM
$29.50-$49.50

Sat, 12/17/2016
Shobaleader One, Corey King  **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$25-$30

Sat, 12/17/2016
The Mother Hips: Ultimate Set List Show
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
http://www.slimspresents.com/events/month/
Show: 8PM
$25

Sat, 12/17/2016
Christmas with Aaron Neville
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa
http://tickets.lutherburbankcenter.org/single/EventListing.aspx
Show: 8PM
$49-$69

Sat, 12/17/2016
The Dandy Warhols: Distortland Tour with Telegram, Warbly Jets
The Fillmore , San Francisco, CA
http://thefillmore.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$27.50

Sat, 12/17/2016
An Evening With METALLICA
The Fox, Oakland, CA
http://www.thefoxoakland.com/
Show: 9PM
$100/SOLD OUT

Sat, 12/17/2016
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Poor Man's Whiskey, Corinne West, Wavy Gravy
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, Berkeley, CA
http://www.theuctheatre.org/
Show: 8PM
$42.50 - $77.50

Sun, 12/18/2016
46th Annual KPFA Winter CRANEWAY CRAFTS FAIR -200 booths of Creative Holiday Gifts! Music by the World Harmony Chorus + More! **WIN TICKETS**
Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA
www.cranewaycraftsfair.com
Show: 10AM
$8-$12

Sun, 12/18/2016
Wil Bladesfor "Sunday Sessions" With weekly guests for some straight JAZZ, NO CHASER!
Madrone Art Bar , San Francisco, CA
http://madroneartbar.com/calendar.php
Show: 930PM
FREE

Sun, 12/18/2016
David Gans, Dead Again
McNear's Mystic Theater, Petaluma, CA
http://www.mystictheatre.com/
Show: 830PM
$22

Sun, 12/18/2016
The Mother Hips: The Hips Holiday Matinee (acoustic)  
Slim's, San Francisco, CA
http://www.slimspresents.com/events/month/
Show: 4PM
$25

Sun, 12/18/2016
Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band w/ Scott Guberman and Special Guests Luther & Cody Dickinson
Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA
http://www.terrapincrossroads.net/events/
Show: 730PM
$49

Tues, 12/20/2016
Underground Nomads (Belly/Tribal Dance Performance sets 930 & 10): Suresh | Amberetta, Motherlode, Surreyya | Holiday Hafla Solstice Party & Resident Improv.
F8, San Francisco, Ca
https://undergroundnomads.wordpress.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM
$5-$10

Wed, 12/21/2016
Happy Hour with Jenny Kerr 7-9PM   & Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy 9:30pm
Madrone Art Bar , San Francisco, CA
http://madroneartbar.com/calendar.php
Show: 7PM & 930PM
FREE

Thurs, 12/22/2016
*MORE FATTER* - spacious, brassy dance grooves reminiscent of Earth Wind & Fire and Santana! **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, Ca
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
$7

Thurs, 12/22/2016
SF Firefighters Toy Drive Comedy Show: Adrian McNair, Johan Miranda, Kevin Camia, Clare O'Kane, Dave Thomason, David Gborie, Gary Anderson, Kate Willett, Jesse Elias, Phil Griffiths **WIN TICKETS**
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
http://www.docslabsf.com/
Show: 8PM
$10

Fri, 12/23/2016
Sara LeMesh, Amity Rose **WIN TICKETS**
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
http://www.docslabsf.com/
Show: 8PM
$10-$12

Fri, 12/23/2016
FRANKIE BOOTS AND THE COUNTY LINE **WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Sebastopol, Sebastopol, CA
http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/music-and-events/
Show: 9PM
$15

Fri ,
The 27th Annual Bud E. Luv Christmas Extravaganza - "twas the night before the night before Christmas" **WIN TICKETS**
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
http://www.thechapelsf.com/calendar/
Show: 9Pm
$22-$25

Fri, 12/23/2016
Matt Jaffe & The Distractions Free Holiday Celebration, Caroline de Lone  
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM
FREE

Sat, 12/24/2016
Funky X-Mas Eve Get-Down Soul Party w/ *STEPPIN* (Fillmore Funk Legendary Band) **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, Ca
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
$10

Sat, 12/24/2016
FREE Xmas Eve Brunch Show with Acoustically Speaking - Featuring Kat Walkerson and Mik Bondy from The Garcia Project  
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/calendar/
Show: 11AM
FRE Xmas Brunch Show

Sat, 12/24/2016
THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRAS 13TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ROCKS! Beat Root Revival
The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
http://www.thewarfieldtheatre.com/events
Show: 8PM
$49.50 - $69.50

Sat, 12/24/2016
Bill Graham Menorah - Chanukah in Union Square - The 1st Candle Lighting: 7:30 PM Lighting Ceremony  
Union Square, San Francisco, CA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1722544121396212/
Show: 730PM
FREE

Sun, 12/25/2016
*RETURN OF THE CYPHER* FREE EVERY SUNDAY!**
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, Ca
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
FREE

Sun, 12/25/2016
Bill Graham Menorah - Chanukah in Union Square - The 2nd Candle Lighting: Bill Graham Menorah Day  2:00 PM Dreidel House Kids Crafts Activities begin  5:00 PM Lighting Ceremony - Participating in the Lighting: Long Time Bill Graham Colleagues & Lori Starr Executive Director of The Contemporary Jewish Museum
Union Square, San Francisco, CA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1722544121396212/
Show: 2PM / 5PM
FREE

Sun, 12/25/2016
BISS says Merry Christmas - Have a GREAT ONE!
, San Francisco, CA
Show:

Mon, 12/26/2016
Bill Graham Menorah - Chanukah in Union Square  The 3rd Candle Lighting: 5:00 PM Lighting Ceremony
Union Square, San Francisco, CA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1722544121396212/
Show: 5PM
FREE

Tues, 12/27/2016
FAT TUESDAYS with Atta Kid: Co-led by Max Cowan (keys) and Daniel Casares (sax)  **WIN TICKETS**
Madrone Art Bar , San Francisco, CA
http://madroneartbar.com/calendar.php
Show: 10PM
$5

Tues, 12/27/2016
A very personal tribute to Hendrix "Message Of Love" - feat. Tom Ayres & Angelina Moysov, both of Persephone's Bees, & Prairie Prince of The Tubes **WIN TICKETS**
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
http://www.thechapelsf.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM
$15

Tues, 12/27/2016
Cracker - Camper Van Beethoven **WIN TICKETS**
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 7:30PM
$28

Tues, 12/27/2016
Underground Nomads (Belly/Tribal Dance Performance sets 930 & 10): Amar | Onyx, Salimpour School, Isabel Perdomo, Evelyn Renee, Lady G. Schmidt
F8, San Francisco, Ca
https://undergroundnomads.wordpress.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM
$5-$10

Tues, 12/27/2016
Karl Denson's 60th Birthday Bash - Featuring The Tiny Universe, Nicki Bluhm, Luther Dickinson, Mike Dillon, Miles Doughty, Bernard Fowler, Jackie Greene, Kyle McDonald, Ivan Neville, Rymo & more to be announced
The Fillmore , San Francisco, CA
http://thefillmore.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM
$35.00

Tues, 12/27/2016
Bill Graham Menorah - Chanukah in Union Square - The 4th Candle Lighting: 5:00 PM Lighting Ceremony
Union Square, San Francisco, CA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1722544121396212/
Show: 5PM
FREE

Wed, 12/28/2016
Anne Sajdera **WIN TICKETS**
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
http://www.docslabsf.com/
Show: 8PM
$12-$15

Wed, 12/28/2016
Marc & the Casuals, Winter Soul Dance Party, DJ Primo **WIN TICKETS**
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
http://www.thechapelsf.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$18-$20

Wed, 12/28/2016
6Roses (David Boyce & Michael Cavaseno Jazz Duo) 7-9PM Soulful Jazz Renditions   & Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy at 9:30pm
Madrone Art Bar , San Francisco, CA
http://madroneartbar.com/calendar.php
Show: 7PM & 930PM
FREE

Weds, 12/28/2016
Quannum MCs: Blackalicious, Lyrics Born, & Lateef  
The Fillmore , San Francisco, CA
http://thefillmore.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM
$25.00

Wed, 12/28/2016
Bill Graham Menorah - Chanukah in Union Square - The 5th Candle Lighting Ceremony: 5:00 PM Lighting Ceremony
Union Square, San Francisco, CA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1722544121396212/
Show: 5PM
FREE

Thurs, 12/29/2016
Katdelic Holiday Dance Party - (+Steady Eddy and the Shakers) **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, Ca
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
$15-$20

Thurs, 12/29/2016
Stu Allen & Mars Hotel // Lonesome Locomotive **WIN TICKETS**
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/
Show: 9PM

Thurs, 12/29/2016
Too Short, Mistah Fab **WIN TICKETS**
New Parish, Oakland, CA
http://www.thenewparish.com/
Show: 9PM
$26

Thurs, 12/29/2016
Live at The Chapel CD Release Party BRAZA!’s 7 Year Anniversary & 2017 New Year Kickoff with Antonio Guedes & The Chillaquiles, Maracatu Pacífico, DJ Elan Kamesar, DJ Izzy Wise **WIN TICKETS**
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
http://www.thechapelsf.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$15-$30

Thurs, 12/29/2016
Benefit for Ashkenaz: Ron's 60th Birthday Party featuring Ron Van. & the Family Jam Band
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
http://www.ashkenaz.com/
Show: 730PM
$5-$50 (BENEFIT)

Thurs, 12/29/2016
The Brian Setzer Orchestra's - 13th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa
http://tickets.lutherburbankcenter.org/single/EventListing.aspx
Show: 8PM
$65-$85

Thurs, 12/29/2016
Jackie Greene Band
McNear's Mystic Theater, Petaluma, CA
http://www.mystictheatre.com/
Show: 830PM
$37

Thurs, 12/29/2016
ORGONE + 7 Come 11- Soul & Funk Favorites Return  
Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz, CA
http://www.moesalley.com/
Show: 9PM
$20-$25

Thurs, 12/29/2016
Funky New Year: Maceo Parker w/ special guest Judith Hill - dancefloor open
SF JAZZ - Miner Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
https://www.sfjazz.org/events-calendar
Show: 730PM
$25-$50

Thurs, 12/29/2016
ZERO
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM
SOLD OUT

Thurs, 12/29/2016
Bill Graham Menorah - Chanukah in Union Square - The 6th Candle Lighting Ceremony: 5:00 PM Lighting Ceremony  Special Musical Guest Lazer Lloyd Solo http://lazerlloyd.com/
Union Square, San Francisco, CA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1722544121396212/
Show: 5PM
FREE

Fri, 12/30/2016
*Naive Melodies* (+Tommy Odetto) **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, Ca
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
$10

Fri, 12/30/2016
Tea Leaf Green performs "Living In Between”,**WIN TICKETS**,Doc's Lab ,http://www.docslabsf.com/,,9PM,$25-$30,12/30/2016,"Tea Leaf Green performs "Living In Between” at Doc's Lab  **WIN TICKETS** 9PM $25-$30 Doc's Lab  **WIN TICKETS** http://www.docslabsf.com/
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
Show:

Fri, 12/30/2016
IRIEFUSE, DOLLAR SHORT **WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Novato, Novato, CA
http://www.hopmonk.com/novato/music-and-events/
Show: 9PM
$10-$12

Fri, 12/30/2016
THE DOGON LIGHTS (FEAT. MEMBERS OF DIRTWIRE & HAMSA LILA), SIRENS OF SOUL, BRIAN HARTMAN, BUCK THRIFTY **WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Sebastopol, Sebastopol, CA
http://hopmonk-sebastopol.ticketfly.com/
Show: 9PM
$12-$15

Fri, 12/30/2016
NORTH BEACH BRASS BAND **WIN TICKETS**
Ivy Room, Albany, CA
http://ivyroom.ticketfly.com/
Show: 9PM
$10

Fri, 12/30/2016
ORGONE, Kuckaw!, DJ Platurn  **WIN TICKETS**
New Parish, Oakland, CA
http://www.thenewparish.com/
Show: 9PM
$17

Fri, 12/30/2016
Con Brio: Two-Nite NYE Bash, Otis McDonald **WIN TICKETS**
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
http://www.thechapelsf.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$25-$30

Fri, 12/30/2016
The Brothers Comatose plus The Coffis Brothers
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
http://www.slimspresents.com/events/month/
Show: 9PM
$22

Fri, 12/30/2016
Jackie Greene Band
McNear's Mystic Theater, Petaluma, CA
http://www.mystictheatre.com/
Show: 830PM
$37

Fri, 12/30/2016
DangerAte - a Funky Instrumental Power Quintet! - an evening of delicious tunes, brews & food! Free fun for everyone!
Ocean Ale House , San Francisco, CA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1676233496000157/
Show: 7PM
FREE

Fri, 12/30/2016
Funky New Year: Maceo Parker w/ special guest Judith Hill - dancefloor open
SF JAZZ - Miner Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
https://www.sfjazz.org/events-calendar
Show: 730PM
$20-$40

Fri, 12/30/2016
Steve Kimock & Friends NYE Celebration
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
SOLD OUT

Fri, 12/30/2016
The Devil Makes Three, LOST DOG STREET BAND
The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
http://www.catalystclub.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$30-$40

Fri, 12/30/2016
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Morgan Delt
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$30

Fri, 12/30/2016
Bill Graham Menorah - Chanukah in Union Square - The 7th Candle Lighting Ceremony: 3:00 PM Lighting Ceremony /6:00 PM Shabbos @ Positively 6th Street Chabad Center  
Union Square, San Francisco, CA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1722544121396212/
Show: 3PM / 6PM
FREE

Sat, 12/31/2016
Dead Dreams: A Grateful Dead Dance & Party  - DJ Rob Bleetstein (from Sirius/XM)/Light Show/Vintage and rare video from past NYE Dead shows/50th anniversary of 1st Dead NYE show at Fillmore (12/31/66)/NYE Festivities…..balloon drop, midnight celebration, surprises **WIN TICKETS**
The Fillmore , San Francisco, CA
http://thefillmore.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$35

Sat, 12/31/2016
The California Honeydrops, The Seshen **WIN TICKETS**
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, Berkeley, CA
http://www.theuctheatre.org/
Show: 8PM
$55

Sat, 12/31/2016
Soul Ska w/ Jethro Jeremiah **WIN TICKETS**
19 Broadway, Fairfax, CA
http://bands.19broadway.com/contact/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$25-$30

Sat, 12/31/2016
Annual New Year’s Eve Balkan Bash with Édessa and TBA **WIN TICKETS**
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
http://www.ashkenaz.com/
Show: 8PM
$25

Sat, 12/31/2016
New Years Eve *IDEATEAM* & *SURE FIRE SOUL ENSEMBLE* + DJ KEVVY KEV (Champagne Toast, 100s of Balloons!) **WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, CA
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
$40

Sat, 12/31/2016
New Year's Eve 2016! Cool Ghouls, Smokin' Ziggurats, Sugar Candy Mountain **WIN TICKETS**
Brick & Mortar , San Francisco, CA
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/
Show: 9PM
$15

Sat, 12/31/2016
A Soulovely New Year's Eve: Aima the Dreamer, Lady Ryan & Emancipacion **WIN TICKETS**
New Parish, Oakland, CA
http://www.thenewparish.com/
Show: 9PM
$15

Sat, 12/31/2016
Con Brio: Two-Nite NYE Bash, Will Magid **WIN TICKETS**
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
http://www.thechapelsf.com/calendar/
Show: 10PM
$45-$50

Sat , 12/31/2016
Tea Leaf Green New Year's Barbary Bash  $150 INCLUDES: THREE SETS OF TEA LEAF GREEN, OPEN PREMIUM BAR WITH WHISKEY, WINE, CRAFT BEER & MORE, DELECTABLE FOOD! PLUS A LIMITED EDITION POSTER DESIGNED BY GUITARIST JOSH CLARK)  
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
http://www.docslabsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$150

Sat, 12/31/2016
The Brothers Comatose plus T-Sisters plus The Rainbow Girls
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
http://www.slimspresents.com/events/month/
Show: 9PM
$40

Sat, 12/31/2016
PETTY THEFT- NYE!AN EVENING WITH 2 SETS !
Hopmonk Novato, Novato, CA
http://www.hopmonk.com/novato/music-and-events/
Show: 9PM
$50

Sat, 12/31/2016
HOT BUTTERED RUM
Hopmonk Sebastopol, Sebastopol, CA
http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/music-and-events/
Show: 9PM
$35

Sat, 12/31/2016
NEW YEARS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH RUPA & THE APRIL FISHES
Ivy Room, Albany, CA
http://ivyroom.ticketfly.com/
Show: 9PM
$40

Sat, 12/31/2016
New Year's Rivertown Ball With Monophonics! + El Radio Fantastique
Petaluma Memorial Hall, Petaluma, CA
https://eventseeker.com/event/dec-31-2016/232681284-new-year-s-rivertown-ball-with-monophonics!-napa-valley
Show: $70

Sat, 12/31/2016
Big Blu Soul Revue - New Year's Eve Party!
Presidio Social Club, San Francisco, CA
http://www.presidiosocialclub.com/special-events-calendar/
Show: 8PM

Sat , 12/31/2016
M.O.A.N.Y. (MOTHER OF ALL NEW YEARS) DJ SHIFT & DJ Stretch, DADDY'S GROOVE (Italy) -  evening wear, DJs San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Europe
Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theregencyballroom.com/events/all
Show: 9PM
$30 - $2,100

Sat, 12/31/2016
NYE 2016-17 SOUL FUNK PARTY WITH: AFROLICIOUS, MIDTOWN SOCIAL, Smoked Out Soul
Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
http://www.rickshawstop.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM
$35-$50

Sat, 12/31/2016
Funky New Year: Maceo Parker w/ special guest Judith Hill - dancefloor open  
SF JAZZ - Miner Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
https://www.sfjazz.org/events-calendar
Show: 8PM & 1030PM
$50-$115

Sat, 12/31/2016
Hepcat
Slim's, San Francisco, CA
http://www.slimspresents.com/events/month/
Show: 9PM
$40

Sat, 12/31/2016
NYE w/ROOM of VOICES - Guest DJ's, Food/Bar/Light Show/Midnight Toast!
Sparticle Space, Vallejo, CA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1584129281614054/
Show: 9Pm
$20-$35

Sat, 12/31/2016
Chuck Prophet & Mission Express.
Starry Plough, Berkeley, CA
http://www.chuckprophet.com/gigs
Show:

Sat, 12/31/2016
Steve Kimock & Friends NYE Celebration
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
SOLD OUT

Sat , 12/31/2016
New Years Eve 2017 at The Catalyst: The Devil Makes Three, LOST DOG STREET BAND
The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
http://www.catalystclub.com/calendar/
Show: 930PM
$49.50

Sat, 12/31/2016
New Year's Eve! Silver Anniversary: PRIMUS, The Claypool Lennon Delirium , Duo De Twang with Special Guests
The Fox, Oakland, CA
http://www.thefoxoakland.com/
Show: 8PM
$49.50-$69.50

Sat, 12/31/2016
NEW YEAR'S EVE! Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Morgan Delt, Rocky Tinder DJ
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$99

Sat, 12/31/2016
SLEATER-KINNEY, THE THERMALS, BRITT DANIEL (SPOON) AS THE DJ FOR THE EVENING
The Masonic, San Francisco, CA
http://sfmasonic.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$55-$75

Sat, 12/31/2016
The Midway Presents: NYE WITH BONOBO (DJ SET), Nickodemus  
The Midway, San Francisco, CA
http://themidwaysf.com/events
Show: 9PM
$29.50 - $49.50

Sat , 12/31/2016
Vau De Vire & Opel present New Bohemia NYE 2017 at The MInt  
The Mint, San Francisco, CA
http://newbohemianye.com/
Show: 9PM
$60-$80

Sat, 12/31/2016
Bill Graham Menorah - Chanukah in Union Square - The 8th Candle Lighting Ceremony: Grand Finale Celebration  7:00 PM Lighting Ceremony/8 PM Menorah New Years Eve Parade
Union Square, San Francisco, CA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1722544121396212/
Show: 7PM
FREE

Sat, 12/31/2016
One of the best selling soul groups ever: THE STYLISTICS *NEW YEAR'S EVE*
Yoshi's , Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM & 11PM
$69-$99

Sun, 1/1/2017
Funky New Year: Maceo Parker w/ special guest Judith Hill - dancefloor open
SF JAZZ - Miner Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
https://www.sfjazz.org/events-calendar
Show: 7PM
$20-$60

Sun, 1/1/2017
The Great Northern - Sun Set Soundsystem - Pink Mammoth - Green Gorilla Lounge present: IT'S A NEW DAY BLOCK PARTY 2017 ~ JUSTIN MARTIN, RECONDITE, IDJUT BOYS, DOC MARTIN + MORE Doors: 6:00 am / Show: 6:00 am (event ends at 2:00 am)
The Great Northern, San Francisco, CA
http://www.thegreatnorthernsf.com/
Show: 6AM
$40-$50

Sun, 1/1/2017
The Space Cowboys Present: BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS 2017- 8-Ball, Brad Robinson, Kapt'n Kirk, Mancub, rrrus, DJ shOOey, Shissla, Deckard, Tamo, DJ Sol, Space Cowboy DJs, & Friends
The Midway, San Francisco, CA
http://themidwaysf.com/events
Show: 6AM to 6PM

$20-$35

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