Update from BISS

22 April 2019


HAPPY JAZZ FEST to all you BISS Lister’s heading to NOLA  in the next two weeks!!
I said I wasn’t doing the NOLA BISS Special Edition but here I am… Organizing BISS List NOLA Street Team & Promotional Giveaways. How could I NOT facilitate?
There are TWO ways you can participate to EARN or WIN TICKETS for BISS Featured Night Shows at NOLA JAZZ FEST 2019…
#1: OLD SCHOOL PROMO: pick up handbills, hand to hand, personal interaction, tell people WHY these are the best shows in NOLA! #BISS
#2: ONLINE PROMO: post, tag the artists, tag the venues, post frequently and often for as many shows as you can, then email to tell us ALL the shows you spread the word about and submit your request!
Read on for all the NOLA Featured BISS List shows for 2019!
**Email biss@bisslist.com for more info or to sign up for NOLA street team!
04/25/2019 – 05/06/2019
Featuring: The First Church Of The Sacred Silversexual (~the World’s Only Bowie Worship Band ~) Performing: ‘the Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’ Plus Katey Red(new Orleans Queen Of Bounce)
     The world’s only David Bowie Worship Band’ Debut Performance in New Orleans…. It has been 3 years since The Star man forever abandoned corporeal form and became Pure Glittery Stardust. We join together with Reverend Father Lysol Tony-Romeo and The First Church of the Sacred Silversexuals and honor his Legacy with a full Night of Bowie Worship! The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual brings its ritual worship of David Bowie to New Orleans for Jazz Fest on Sunday 4/28. Ground Control for the night will be One Eyed Jacks. The Silversexuals will be performing “the Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”, Bowie’s seminal album, front to back, cover to cover! Joining them onstage will be some of SF and Nola’s favorite drag queens and burlesque stars, paying glittery homage to the Starman. The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual is the World’s Only David Bowie-based religion. Led by Reverent Father Lysol Tony-Romeo and an 8-piece Worship Band, they hold church services where Ziggy is the focal point, not Jesus, so they play Bowie songs. No true tribute to the Thin White Duke would be complete with a big fuck-all stage show, so the Silversexuals are joined by a cast of burlesque performers and drag queens as they build a theatrical spectacle on top of the timeless classics and endless B-sides of Bowie’s impossibly long career. The First Church debuted in 2011, drawing 225 people to their first show. In 2013 they won a SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Editors’ Pick for Best Bawdy Bowie Worship. For the past 5 years they’ve sold out annual Bowie Birthday shows at The Chapel in SF. Having grown into an SF institution for its reputation as a unique, “only in San Francisco” experience, the Silversexuals have made pilgrimages to Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles, but this is the first time they’re bringing their message that “Bowie Loves You” east of the Mississippi! But that’s not all! A proper religious tribute to Bowie wouldn’t be complete without a Big Spectacular Stage Show, and we’ve got that and more! We will be welcoming some of SF & NEW ORLEANS’ favorite drag queens and burlesque stars to the stage as the Spirit of Ziggy flows throughout the performance!


10 Bands on 2 Stages going All Night Long FEATURING… Dr. Klaw w/ the Shady Horns, Eric Krasno, Nick Daniels IIiI, Adam Deitch, Nigel Hall, Ian Neville, Eric “Benny” Bloom & Ryan Zoidis with Very Special Guest Ivan Neville; Papa Plays The Nite Tripper feat. John “Papa” Gros: A Tribute to Dr. John w/ Erica Falls (Galactic), Theresa Andersson, June Yamagishi (Papa Grows Funk), The Naughty Professor Horns, Brad Walker (Sturgill Simpson),Russ Broussard, and Special Guests; Andy Frasco and the U.N. w/ Roosevelt Collier, George Gekas (The Revivalists), Joey Porter (The Motet), Ryan Jalbert (The Motet); Nolatet w/ Johnny Vidacovich, James Singleton, Mike Dillon & Brian Haas; Good Enough For Good Times w/ Rob Mercurio, Jeff Raines, Simon Lott, Joe Ashlar (Dr. John) & Special Guest Lyrics Born; Mungion; Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio; Neal Francis; Eric McFadden Trio with a Special EMT Reunion feat. Original Members: Eric McFadden (P-Funk), James Whiton (Tom Waits), & Paulo Baldi (Les Claypool, Cake); PLUS 7:00 AM Sunrise Breakfast Jam
     On Friday, May 3rd at the Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans, over fifty outstanding musicians from New Orleans and around the nation along with over 1,500 fans will come together during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to bring you an all night live music event featuring ten bands on two simultaneous stages! This year’s 17th Annual event line up consists of exclusive appearances featuring several varieties of funk, roots and dance music flavored with soul, jazz, blues rock and New Orleans rhythms. The Bayou Rendezvous is the only event of its kind, going all night long, and is always one of the most memorable and unique night shows during Jazz Fest, and we invite you to be a part of it!
     This year’s event will once again benefit The New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC), a patient centered medical home for more than 2,500 New Orleans performers providing primary care, mental health, social services, and advocacy regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. The NOMC will have a table set up with materials to bring awareness to their cause, and we will be selling merchandise with the proceeds being donated to NOMC.  We’ve also put together some enticing sponsorship packages in an effort to raise more funds for this very worthy cause, and hope you will consider partnering with us to increase the impact.

4/25/2019 – 5/1/2019 Boom Boom Room Presents: New Orleans Jazzfest 2019: Super Funky, Soul Rockin, Dance-charged, Signature Original, Live Music Show Extravaganzas In New Orleans At Night at One Eyed Jacks, The Maison, LIttle Gem Saloon, New Orleans, LA

     Eight Non-Stop Earth-Quakin, Body Shakin’ Live Music Shows during Jazz Fest 2019. This year’s events feature the best of musicians and groups formed in diverse creations as the heart of Funk, Soul & Jazz genres; from Album Recreations to Double Header-Organ Grooves, from electro-funk to Rockin’ fusion and beyond… showcasing (always) all original Supergroups and All Star lineups curated by Boom Boom Room over the past 20 years, Boom Boom Room Presents its musical  jewels this Jazz Fest 2019. After 20 years of making magic, this year will bring it all together in a grand throw-down of all night shows which has become the hallmark of the BBRP tradition.
     Have you ever wondered how there are Late-Night Shows that begin after 2am and go until dawn in New Orleans?  It may seem that this has existed forever in New Orleans during Jazz Fest because they seem to be everywhere these days, but actually BBRP started it all,  nearly 20 years ago.
     As the original outside promoter to be invited into New Orleans 20 years ago, Boom Boom Room is also the longest running outside promoter of night time shows in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. Our Late-Night shows and music concoctions are legendary and real.  Others try to replicate what we do and how well we do it, but there is only one way to do it right and keep it hot all night… Boom Boom Room Presents has done this for 20 years.
     After presenting some of the most well-received shows of the last 19 years, San Francisco’s BooM BooM RooM Presents is bringing yet another extravaganza of ‘all-night shows’ to the Big Easy at ONE EYED JACKS (on Toulouse Street) & THE MAISON (on Frenchmen Street) beginning Thursday night, April 25th  2019 through Tuesday, April 30th 2019 [from 9:00 pm till 6:00 am+ each night] multiple shows per night. It is a spectacular series of shows in New Orleans during Jazz Fest which features the best of New Orleans Funksters, New York & New Orleans Jazz Legends, Soul Stax revivalists and Coast-to-Coast Boogaloo playaz’.
     All this talent and even more at One Eyed Jacks & Maison brought to you by Boom Boom Room Presents! The cream of a new generation of Groove Masters and Original ‘Old-School’ Legends are geared up each night to play those downright nasty beats and lay down the funkiest of heavy dance-charged brass blowin’, booty movin’ grooves that scream out ‘Come on Girl! Shake It’!
Café Istanbul is THE place for nighttime Jazzfest shows, and boasts great sound, a balcony, great sightlines from anywhere in the house, a full bar, and is located within walking distance of Frenchmen Street. Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Meters founder and guitarist LEO NOCENTELLI will be playing EXCLUSIVELY at Café Istanbul during Jazzfest!
The Howlin’ Wolf has a long history as one of New Orleans’ finest locally owned and operated venues. Named after the legendary bluesman Chester Burnett, New Orleans was introduced to the Howlin’ Wolf in 1988, when it opened up in Fat City. After outgrowing its’ space in a cotton warehouse, the venue relocated to what was previously the New Orleans Music Hall, in the Warehouse District.

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