BISS LIST PICKS for SF BAY AREA

BISS LIST 03.15.17 : PAMELA PARKER / MIDTOWN SOCIAL / LETTUCE + FLOOZIES / NOLA SUSPECTS + FRO / ROTC / ADRIAN BELEW / SMOKED OUT SOUL / REED MATHIS

Is it really the middle of March already? They say to "beware the Ides of March" which started with Julius Caesar in 44BC and became a famous quote thru Shakespeare's play on Julius Casaer in the 16th Century. That's not the only reason to beware... Smithsonian Magazine listed TEN reasons to beware the Ides of March including the stabbing of Caesar, cyclones, raids, blizzards, rainfall & the cancellation of the Ed Sullivan Show!  

We have no concerns for any proposed omens for the Ides of March here in the Bay Area with the stellar music we have as a preventative cure for all the may try to ail us. Short of being stabbed with 23 daggers... (even if 23 is my lucky number)

Be sure to check the full BISS Google Calendar for all the shows we have handpicked for you to check out throughout the Bay Area.

And here are my personal picks of this week's....  

BEST OF THE BISS

Wed, 3/15/2017
  • PAMELA PARKER at Boom Boom Room  **FREE**
  • Stu Allen & Mars Hotel at Ashkenaz **WIN TICKETS**

Thur, 3/16/2017
  • Midtown Social plus ODELL at Ivy Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • Meat Puppets plus Stonefield at The Independent
  • Benefit for Bay Area Women's & Children's Center featuring Kendra McKinley plus Rainbow Girls plus Vanwave at Great American Music Hall
  • NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS at Hopmonk Sebastopol **WIN TICKETS**

Fri, 3/17/2017
  • LETTUCE plus The Floozies plus The Russ Liquid Test at The Fox
  • G. Love & Special Sauce TWO NIGHTS plus City of the Sun at The Independent
  • NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS plus SUN HOP FAT plus DJ KOS at Boom Boom Room  **WIN TICKETS**
  • Funky Fridays Presents: Tony Glaser Band at Balancoire **WIN TICKETS**
  • Dead Winter Carpenters plus The Last Revel at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**
  • Polyrhythmics at Empress Theatre
  • THE YARD DOGS - MUSICIANS AGAINST CANCER at Hopmonk Novato **WIN TICKETS**
  • Lil' Elephant plus Brothers Prince plus M. Gelpi at Ivy Room **WIN TICKETS**

Sat, 3/18/2017
  • NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS plus  FUNK REVIVAL ORCHESTRA at Boom Boom Room  **WIN TICKETS**
  • G. Love & Special Sauce TWO NIGHTS plus City of the Sun at The Independent
  • LAKE STREET DIVE plus Joey Dosik at The Fox
  • Poor Man's Whiskey at Great American Music Hall
  • The Itals plus Lumanation at 19 Broadway **WIN TICKETS**
  • Vaud and the Villains at Slim's **WIN TICKETS**
  • WU-TANG CLAN at The Warfield
  • (((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**

Sun, 3/19/2017
  • Return Of The Cypher [FREE Hip Hop Live Rap Emcees w/ DJs & Musicians] at Boom Boom Room 
  • Wil Blades "Sunday Sessions" at Madrone Art Bar 
  • Davina and the Vagabonds at Freight & Salvage  

Mon, 3/21/2017
  • Adrian Belew Power Trio plus Saul Zonana at The Chapel **WIN TICKETS**

Tue, 3/22/2017
  • SMOKED OUT SOUL -  DJ/multi instrumentalists ZEBUEL plus Will Magid and DJ Fox with live percussion by Paul Oliphant and Qui Que Padilla at Monarch SF **WIN TICKETS**
  • Wednesday's Best: Amendola vs. Blades with special guests Kasey Knudsen and Ben Goldberg at Ivy Room **WIN TICKETS**
  • 15th Anniversary Show! THE KILLS at The Fox
  • BEATS ANTIQUE PRESENTS: MONTHLY VARIETY SHOW at Great Northern
  • Sammy Miller and the Congregation plus Brass Magic at Boom Boom Room  **WIN TICKETS**
  • Adrian Belew Power Trio plus Saul Zonana at Sweetwater Music Hall **WIN TICKETS**

 
Wed, 3/23/2017
  • Reed Mathis & Friends with special guests at Doc's Lab  **WIN TICKETS**
  • Sonic Grooves: FORQ feat members of Snarky Puppy - Dancefloor at SF JAZZ-Joe Henderson Lab
  • Save Ferris plus Vista Kicks plus Year of the Fist at The Independent
  • Big Blu Soul Revue  at Fenix

FEATURED UPCOMING SHOWS
*Mark your calendar!*

3/25 : Benefit for the Belize Barrier Reef - Feat members of Poor Man's Whiskey, The Waybacks, Melvin Seals & JGB, Jordan & The Ritual, Paige Clem, Lonesome Locomotive & more at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**
4/8 : The London Souls, People's Blues Of Richmond at Brick & Mortar **WIN TICKETS**


**THIS SUMMER**
  
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**KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE!!**






 

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FULL BISS GOOGLE CALENDAR: http://ht.ly/em4F300onAX
 
Wed, 3/15/2017
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Thao (of The Get Down Stay Down)  **WIN TICKETS**
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
http://www.thechapelsf.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$22
 
Wed, 3/15/2017
**PAMELA PARKER** (FREE ADMISSION- Residency Night- Back By Popular Demand!)
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, Ca
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
FREE
 
Wed, 3/15/2017
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
 
Wed, 3/15/2017
Stu Allen & Mars Hotel**WIN TICKETS**
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
http://www.ashkenaz.com/
Show: 8PM
$13
 
Wed, 3/15/2017
Wednesday's Best: Amendola Trio with Karl Evangelista, and Jason Hoopes**WIN TICKETS**
Ivy Room, Albany, CA
http://ivyroom.ticketfly.com/
Show: 8PM
$10-$12
 
Thurs, 3/16/2017
((FOLKYEAH!))) & GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU PRESENT: THAO (OF THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN)
GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU Winery, Sonoma, CA
http://gunbun.ticketfly.com/
Show: 730PM
$35
 
Thurs, 3/16/2017
Benefit for Bay Area Women's & Children's Center featuring Kendra McKinley, Rainbow Girls, Vanwave - Just AddedRock
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
http://www.slimspresents.com/events/month/
Show: 8PM
$26/Two day pass-$41
 
Thurs, 3/16/2017
Emily Wells, ANML (formerly Lila Rose)  (Alt Rock)**WIN TICKETS**
New Parish, Oakland, CA
http://thenewparish.com/
Show: 8PM
$10-$15
 
Thurs, 3/16/2017
Meat Puppets, Stonefield
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 8PM
$20
 
Thurs, 3/16/2017
Midtown Social, ODELL  **WIN TICKETS**
Ivy Room, Albany, CA
http://ivyroom.ticketfly.com/
Show: 8PM
$8- $10
 
Thurs, 3/16/2017
NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS**WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Sebastopol, Sebastopol, CA
http://hopmonk-sebastopol.ticketfly.com/
Show: 815PM
$15
 
Thurs, 3/16/2017
Social Distortion with Jade Jackson
The Fillmore , San Francisco, CA
http://thefillmore.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM
$39.50
 
Thurs, 3/16/2017
WE THE KINGS, Cute Is What We Aim For, Plaid Brixx, Astro Lasso**WIN TICKETS**
Social Hall SF, San Francisco, CA
http://www.socialhallsf.com/events/all
Show: 8PM
$25-$28
 
Fri, 3/17/2017
Dead Winter Carpenters, The Last Revel**WIN TICKETS**
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$17-$20
 
Fri, 3/17/2017
Funky Fridays Presents: Tony Glaser Band**WIN TICKETS**
Balancoire, San Francisco, CA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1079255938869238/
Show: 10PM
$10
 
Fri, 3/17/2017
G. Love & Special Sauce TWO NIGHTS! + City of the Sun
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$29.50 - $35 / $99 VIP
 
Fri, 3/17/2017
LETTUCE plus The Floozies plus The Russ Liquid Test
The Fox, Oakland, CA
http://www.thefoxoakland.com/
Show: 7:30PM
$29.50
 
Fri, 3/17/2017
Lil' Elephant, Brothers Prince, M. Gelpi**WIN TICKETS**
Ivy Room, Albany, CA
http://ivyroom.ticketfly.com/
Show: 9PM
$10
 
Fri, 3/17/2017
Mingle featuring DJ KEVVY KEV  
Bar Fluxus, San Francisco, CA
http://www.barfluxus.com/
Show: 10PM
FREE
 
Fri, 3/17/2017
New Orleans Music St Paddy's Day Blowout: North Beach Brass Band, Fog Swamp**WIN TICKETS**
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
http://www.docslabsf.com/
Show: 8PM
$12-$15
 
Fri, 3/17/2017
NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS + SUN HOP FAT, DJ KOS**WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, Ca
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
$7adv
 
Fri, 3/17/2017
Polyrhythmics
Empress Theatre, Vallejo, CA
https://empresstheatre.org/events/2017-03/
Show: 8PM
$15-$20
 
Fri, 3/17/2017
Shamrock funk party!: DAZZ BAND
Yoshi's , Oakland, CA
http://www.yoshis.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM & 10PM
$29-$69
 
Fri, 3/17/2017
Social Distortion with Jade Jackson
The Fillmore , San Francisco, CA
http://thefillmore.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$39.50
 
Fri, 3/17/2017
THE YARD DOGS - MUSICIANS AGAINST CANCER**WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Novato, Novato, CA
http://www.hopmonk.com/novato/music-and-events/
Show: 8PM
$12
 
Sat, 3/18/2017
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra**WIN TICKETS**
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
http://www.thechapelsf.com/calendar/
Show: 9PM
$15
 
Sat, 3/18/2017
Dirty Cello
Back Room, Berkeley, CA
http://backroommusic.com/events-1/2017/3/18/dirty-cello
Show: 8PPM
$20
 
Sat, 3/18/2017
G. Love & Special Sauce TWO NIGHTS! + City of the Sun  
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
http://www.theindependentsf.com/
Show: 9PM
$29.50 - $35 / $99 VIP
 
Sat, 3/18/2017
GROOVE SESSION, TONY GLASER BAND**WIN TICKETS**
Hopmonk Sebastopol, Sebastopol, CA
http://hopmonk-sebastopol.ticketfly.com/
Show: 9PM
$10
 
Sat, 3/18/2017
KC Turner Presents: Emily Elbert, Adam Levy
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
http://www.docslabsf.com/
Show: 8PM
$18-$23
 
Sat, 3/18/2017
LAKE STREET DIVE, Joey Dosik
The Fox, Oakland, CA
http://www.thefoxoakland.com/
Show: 8PM
$35 (SOLD OUT)
 
Sat, 3/18/2017
Los Lobos With Jonah Smith
Uptown Napa, Napa, CA
http://www.uptowntheatrenapa.com/
Show: 8PM
$35-$68
 
Sat, 3/18/2017
NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS +  FUNK REVIVAL ORCHESTRA**WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, Ca
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
$10
 
Sat, 3/18/2017
Poor Man's Whiskey
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
http://www.slimspresents.com/events/month/
Show: 9PM
$18-$21
 
Sat, 3/18/2017
Social Distortion with Jade Jackson
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, Berkeley, CA
http://www.theuctheatre.org/
Show: 8PM
$39.50 - $140.00
 
Sat, 3/18/2017
The Airplane Family & Live Dead 69 - Paul Kantner Bday Celebration**WIN TICKETS**
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM
$42-$69 - 2 day pass $69.00 - $99.69
 
Sat, 3/18/2017
The Itals w/ Lumanation**WIN TICKETS**
19 Broadway, Fairfax, CA
http://bands.19broadway.com/contact/calendar/
Show: 930PM
$15-$20
 
Sat, 3/18/2017
Vaud and the Villains**WIN TICKETS**
Slim's, San Francisco, CA
http://www.slimspresents.com/events/month/
Show: 9PM
$22-$27
 
Sat, 3/18/2017
WU-TANG CLAN
The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
http://www.thewarfieldtheatre.com/events
Show: 9PM
$54.50-$70
 
Sun, 3/19/2017
Davina and the Vagabonds
Freight & Salvage , Berkeley, CA
http://www.freightandsalvage.org/event
Show: 8PM
$20-$22
 
Sun, 3/19/2017
Electric Squeezebox Orchestra with special guest composer Ayn Inserto**WIN TICKETS**
Doc's Lab , San Francisco, CA
http://www.docslabsf.com/
Show: 630PM
$10
 
Sun, 3/19/2017
MADELEINE PEYROUX & RICKIE LEE JONES
Kanbar Hall, JCCSF, San Francisco, CA
https://www.jccsf.org/arts-ideas/peyroux-and-jones/
Show: 7PM
SOLD OUT
 
Sun, 3/19/2017
Return Of The Cypher [FREEE Hip Hop Live Rap Emcees w/ DJs & Musicians] EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT (9pm til 2am)
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, Ca
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
FREE
 
Sun, 3/19/2017
The Airplane Family & Live Dead 69 - Paul Kantner Bday Celebration**WIN TICKETS**
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/calendar/
Show: 7PM
$42--$69 - 2 day pass $69.00 - $99.69
 
Sun, 3/19/2017
Wil Blades "Sunday Sessions"
Madrone Art Bar , San Francisco, CA
http://madroneartbar.com/calendar.php
Show: 930PM
FREE
 
Tues, 3/21/2017
Adrian Belew Power Trio, Saul Zonana**WIN TICKETS**
The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
http://www.thechapelsf.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM
$32-$35
 
Tues, 3/21/2017
The Bouncing Souls, AJJ, Get Dead
Slim's, San Francisco, CA
http://www.slimspresents.com/events/month/
Show: 8PM
$26
 
Tues, 3/21/2017
Underground Nomads (Belly/Tribal Dance Performance sets 930 & 10): Suresh | Evelyn Renee, Amberetta, Onyx, Alhambra Tribal, Karina Castellanos
F8, San Francisco, Ca
https://undergroundnomads.wordpress.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM
$5-$10
 
Wed, 3/22/2017
15th Anniversary Show! THE KILLS
The Fox, Oakland, CA
http://www.thefoxoakland.com/
Show: 8PM
$37.50
 
Wed, 3/22/2017
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, 3/22/2017
Adrian Belew Power Trio, Saul Zonana**WIN TICKETS**
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/calendar/
Show: 8PM
$32-$37
 
Wed, 3/22/2017
Beats Antique presents: BEATS ANTIQUE PRESENTS: MONTHLY VARIETY SHOW
Great Northern, San Francisco, Ca
http://www.thegreatnorthernsf.com/events/
Show: 930PM
$10-$16
 
Wed, 3/22/2017
Sammy Miller and the Congregation (+Brass Magic)**WIN TICKETS**
Boom Boom Room , San Francisco, Ca
http://www.boomboomroom.com/tickets-schedule/
Show: 9PM
$10
 
Wed, 3/22/2017
SMOKED OUT SOUL  DJ/multiinstrumentalists ZEBUEL, Will Magid and DJ Fox with live percussion by Paul Oliphant and Qui Que Padilla!  **WIN TICKETS**
Monarch SF, San Francisco, CA
https://www.facebook.com/smokedoutsoul/app/?sk=app_123966167614127
Show: 9PM
$5-$10
 
Wed, 3/22/2017
Stu Allen & Mars Hotel**WIN TICKETS**
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
http://www.ashkenaz.com/
Show: 8PM
$13
 
Wed, 3/22/2017
The Bouncing Souls, AJJ, Get Dead
Slim's, San Francisco, CA
http://www.slimspresents.com/events/month/
Show: 8PM
$26
 
Wed, 3/22/2017
Wednesday's Best: Amendola vs. Blades with special guests Kasey Knudsen and Ben Goldberg**WIN TICKETS**
Ivy Room, Albany, CA
http://ivyroom.ticketfly.com/
Show: 8PM
$10-$12

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