Thursday, June 15, 2017


Greetings and Salutations, BISS Listers!
We've got another amazing week coming at us fellow music freaks! I am actually thinking about leaving the city (for once) to check some of this week's Best of The BISS-recommended events!

It is obvious that I am engulfed by my new obsession for hunting down every new interesting show & spectacle that I know you want to know about just by the fact that we have 350+ shows from today through the end of 2017. Yes, 350!

Thursday night, my Best of The BISS picks all happen to have opportunities to WIN tickets just by answering our contest questions found on our website--look for the bright yellow text instructions. Sound complicated? It's not.
  • MELVIN SEALS & JGB- AN EVENING WITH 2 SETS !! **WIN TICKETS** at Hopmonk Sebastopol
  • Smoked Out Soul Celebrates Two Year Anniversary Party ft. Gordo Cabeza & Jungle Gym:  ZEBUEL (DJ/Guitarist), Will Magid (Trumpeter/DJ), DJ FOX, Paul Oliphant (Drums) and Enrique Padilla (percussion) **WIN TICKETS** at Monarch - CONGRATS!!!
  • King Crimson **WIN TICKETS** at Mountain Winery
Friday is one of those nights I really wish I could clone myself. So many shows i want to be at! However, I am planning to gussy myself up for Vau de Vire Society's Soiled Dove... A circus-infused dinner theater under the Tortona Big Top w/ musical accompaniment by Jazz Mafia / Realistic Orchestra.  Any one of you folks can win a pair of tickets (show only) and join me just by spreading the word and entering to win.

Then again with your help, "we" as in all of you BISS Listers, might be able to cover all the other amazing options of events Friday night---especially when almost all them have ticket giveaway contests! 
  • Vau de Vire Society presents The Soiled Dove: Under the Tortona Big Top  w/ musical accompaniment by Jazz Mafia / Realistic Orchestra, with surprise musical-guest cameos each evenin!  **WIN TICKETS** at The Point Alameda
  • TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band **WIN TICKETS** at Mountain Winery
  • North Mississippi Allstars -THE PRAYER FOR PEACE TOUR   + Billy Wayne Davis & Rev. Sekou **WIN TICKETS** at The Independent
  • The Record Company plus Travis Hayes **WIN TICKETS** (Show Only) at The Fillmore
  • Midtown Social, Afrofunk Experience **WIN TICKETS** at Ivy Room
  • Midnight North (Album Release) , Victoria George **WIN TICKETS** at Great American Music Hall
  • Monterey Pop Festival featuring Leon Bridges ,Father John Misty, Regina Spektor, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Sara Watkins at Monterey County Fairgrounds

Saturday, is even more epic than Fridaynot only because of the live shows we have selected to put on the BISS Calendar but also because of all the daytime options!I mean seriously, do you all have any idea how many events are happening this Saturday, June 17th?
  1. Juneteenth:
  2. Northern California Soy & Tofu Festival :
  3. Presidio Kite Festival :
  5. North Beach Festival (also 18th) :
  7. Black Film Festival (16th-18th) :
  9. Burning Man Precompression :
  10. Happy Birthday to my sister Stacie!!
For Saturday's LIVE musical options, these are my favorites...
  • North Mississippi Allstars: The Prayer For Peace Tour + w/ Scott Law & Ross James' Cosmic Twang  & Rev. Sekou at Great American Music Hall
  • The Specials With Fishbone **WIN TICKETS** at Mountain Winery
  • Vau de Vire Society presents The Soiled Dove: Under the Tortona Big Top  w/ musical accompaniment by Jazz Mafia / Realistic Orchestra, with surprise musical-guest cameos each evenin! at The Point Alameda
  • Big Sam's Funky Nation, ANGELEX feat Angeline Saris from Zepparella and Lex Razon of Vinyl **WIN TICKETS** at Sweetwater Music Hall
  • FOG SWAMP plus THE INCUBATORS **WIN TICKETS** at Hopmonk Novato
  • Monterey Pop Festival featuring Jack Johnson, Norah Jones, Jim James, Dr. Dog, Jamtown Feat. Cisco Adler, Donavon Frankenreiter And G. Love, Jackie Greene, North Mississippi Allstars, Jacob Banks at Monterey County Fairgrounds 
Sunday gives you all kinds of choices ranging from the Monterey Pop Festival featuring Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, The Head And The Heart,Gary Clark Jr.,Kurt Vile & The Violators, Booker T's Stax Revue, Nicki Bluhm & Dirty Dozen Brass Band Hiss Golden Messenger, & ALO at Monterey County Fairgrounds to Gordon Lightfoot at Mountain Winery.

Monday is the music freaks day off...

Tuesday, however, has a few options. My favorites being Ziggy Marley **WIN TICKETS** at Mountain Winery and Zydeco Flames **WIN TICKETS** at Ashkenaz.

On Wednesday, make note of the Conservatory Grand Lighting and Surrealistic Summer Solstice Concert (Grand Lighting at approx 9:15pm) with over forty legendary musicians including members of ALO, Ratdog, The Chambers Brothers, The Jefferson Airplane, Motherhips, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Tarnation, Katdelic, Terrapin Family Band, New Monsoon, Moonalice, and more! Plus (((folkYEAH!))) presents: Chris Robinson (solo acoustic) **WIN TICKETS** for the first of two nights at The Chapel. And while we are at it, I gotta mention that TOOL is at SAP Center.

By Thursday you should have another BISS List in your inbox, but remember, you don't have to wait until then. You can just check the calendar on!

*Mark your calendar!*

6/9 -7/1 : Vau de Vire Society presents The Soiled Dove: circus-infused dinner theater under the Tortona Big Top w/ musical accompaniment by Jazz Mafia / Realistic Orchestra, B-3 organist Mighty Dave with surprise cameos each evenin! Ages 21+. Fri. & Sat. June 9th to July

6/24 : The Rock Collection, ft. Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band/ Melvin Seals and JGB), Greg Anton (Zero), Stu Allen (Phil Lesh and Friends), Dan "LEBO" Lebowitz (ALO), and John-Paul McLean (JGB)  at Terrapin Crossroads

7/14 : Ozomatli : Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica Record Release Party **WIN TICKETS** at New Parish

7/23 : MATATU PRESENTS Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 plus DJ heyLove* **WIN TICKETS** at New Parish 


To enter to **WIN A FREE PARKING PASS** ($200 value), spread the word in as many places places and as many times as you can between now and 7/13!  Then email to let us know all about it! Winner will be selected and notified on 7/15!!


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?


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*Be sure to request a show that says **WIN TICKETS** next to it.  
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