Update from BISS

22 February 2023

BISS List 2.23.23: Galactic (3.3 & 3.4)+ Best of BISS this Week

Happy Mardi Gras BISS Listers! I hope you are letting the good times roll all week long!

Last week, Thursday with Pimps of Joytime at GAMH with & Black Joe Lewis was a blast. Friday night was an old school meets new school good time with DangerAte & Felonious at Amado’s. Saturday night was epic with Lantz Lazwell & The Vibe Tribe at BBR and all the special guests!  If you weren’t able to make it to BBR to catch him live this time, no worries, because you have another chance next week, March 4th when they play the After Party, after the Galactic show at the Fillmore.

This weekend, I am excited for Sgt Splendor (Kate Vargas & Eric McFadden) to return to the Boom Boom Room for TWO nights (*WIN*)! Check out this week’s “Listen To This” to hear their song Freakification. If you are planning to go both nights, there is a combo ticket. 😉 I am also excited to see Audio Angel playing at the Lost Church on Friday. Saturday, we are gonna head down to the Guild Theater for Pink Talking Fish before we head to the BBR. Be sure to check out this week’s Best of BISS for more!

Next weekend, is looking really good with a BISS List funky fave, Galactic, playing both nights at The Fillmore! This show is featuring We are giving away tickets (Friday Only) so spread the word and enter to *WIN*! More below on Galactic!

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

~ Pamela aka Miss BISS




March 3rd & 4th @ The Fillmore

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History doesn’t stand still. It impacts, influences, and inspires the ebb and flow of the future by informing the present. Galactic draw on 25 years together in order to progress with each performance and subsequent record. After 10 albums, over 2,000 gigs, and tens of millions of streams, the proud New Orleans, LA quintet – Ben Ellman [saxophone, harmonica], Robert Mercurio [bass], Stanton Moore [drums, percussion], Jeffrey Raines [guitar], and Richard Vogal [keyboards]—have kept the torch burning through five U.S. presidential regimes, the turn-of-the-century, Hurricane Katrina, a Global Pandemic, and a much-anticipated recovery. New Album “Already Ready Already” is OUT NOW!

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Listen to “Freakification” by Sgt Splendor from their album ‘Occasions for Self-Congratulations.’ Sgt Splendor was created over the pandemic by Kate Vargas and Eric McFadden, and the album is an abstract expression of that strange time, like a modern reincarnation of Zappa, Captain Beefheart, and Joplin all twisted together into a new wandering sonic soul. Freakification was the first song Kate and Eric wrote together, at the Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay, WI.You can catch Sgt Splendor this weekend (2/24 & 2/25) at the Boom Boom Room. (*WIN*). This show will feature Paulo Baldi (Claypool/Lennon Delirium, CAKE) on drums, Danny Eisenberg (Ryan Adams, Mother Hips) on keys and Mike D (Casa del Sol) on bass. The show will also include other special guests such as Ronkat Spearman (P- Funk).

Why should you “Listen to This”? – BISS (Because I Said So).  

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02/22 Ashkenaz Grateful Dead Night with Matt Hartle & Friends @ Ashkenaz

02/23 The Roots, DJ James Wavey @ The Masonic

02/23 Tracorum @ Peri’s

02/23 Attic @ Boom Boom Room

02/24 Sgt Splendor featuring Eric McFadden & Kate Vargas (Two Nights!) @ Boom Boom Room  Win Tickets

02/24 An Evening with Yo La Tengo @ The Fillmore

02/24 Marty O’ Reilly Trio + Jeff Plankenhorn @ HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol

02/24 A Melodious Affair: Audio Angel, KingLung, Simoné Mosely, Crumb Dread, & N8 and Tha @ The Lost Church

02/24 Prezident Brown & Marlon Asher (team up for an epic tour) + DJ Sep on the 1’s & 2’s warming up the spot @ Longboard Margarita Bar  Win Tickets

02/25 Sgt Splendor featuring Eric McFadden & Kate Varga (Two Nights!) @ Boom Boom Room  Win Tickets

02/25 Twiddle, Eggy @ The Independent

02/25 MARCHFOURTH @ The New Parish  Win Tickets

02/25 New Monsoon With Marshall House Project @ Sweetwater Music Hall  Win Tickets

02/25 Pink Talking Fish, Anthony Arya @ The Guild Theatre  Win Tickets

02/26 KC TURNER PRESENTS: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (2nd Show Added), Ft. Lowell (Banana), Levenger & Paul Knight + Banana & the Bunch @ Hopmonk Tavern Novato