Update from BISS

13 March 2024

BISS List 3.14.24: Spotlight on Black Tie & Tie Dye Gala (5.22) + Best of BISS this Week

Happy Pi Day! (That’s right, today is 3.14) Get ready for a week of music that’s both delicious and never-ending, just like a slice of pie (and the digits of pi). This week, we’ll be exploring music that goes around in circles like a catchy hook, spirals upwards like an epic crescendo, and keeps you coming back for more! Ha!

First, let’s talk about last week… It was another incredible run of live shows (Weds through Sat)! I’m bringing back video recaps on my own Facebook page so you can experience the energy for yourselves. This means the written recaps can be shorter, letting the videos take center stage. Whether you were at these shows or this is the first time seeing these clips, get ready to rock out!

**Before you check these out, I just want to remind you all that we are trying to build our Instagram following. Cause apparently it’s the only way to prove that we are “somebody” after 20 years of doing this thing. So help us out by liking our posts and reels and following @bisslist !**

THIS WEEK’S PLAN

Looks like I might keep my schedule a little light this week and mostly in SF… but don’t let that stop YOU! Check out the Best of BISS and make your own plans for this week! PS. If you want to share your pictures and video with BISS List and our followers from any of the shows you attend this week, Please send them to us via email biss@bisslist.com!

  • SF Thursday (TONIGHT!): The Record Company @ The Fillmore (*WIN*)
    • The Record Company cooks up a raw, bluesy rock stew, blending grit with swagger, leaving audiences sweaty and wanting more. Fronted by the soulful vocals of Chris Vos, this L.A. trio draws inspiration from blues giants like John Lee Hooker, the raw energy of The Stooges, and the swagger of The Rolling Stones. Their sound is a high-octane mix, fueled by a tight rhythm section and blues-infused guitar riffs.
  • SF Thursday (Late Night): Get off Your Brass ft. West Grand Brass Band @ Boom Boom Room (No Cover)
    • The West Grand Brass Band is a high-energy, six-piece group from Oakland, California. They blend the traditional sounds of a brass band with funk, electronic music, and even modern pop covers. They’re known for their exciting live shows and perform at a variety of events in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • East Bay Friday: Jennifer Hartwick Band w/ Toubab Krewe @ Cornerstone Berkeley
    • Trumpeter and singer Jennifer Hartswick is a powerhouse performer known for her soulful vocals and energetic stage presence, leading her own band and gracing the stage with legends like Phish and The Rolling Stones.
    • Toubab Krewe is a genre-blending band from Asheville, North Carolina, known for fusing West African music with rock and jam band influences. They incorporate traditional instruments like the kora and djembe into their dynamic sound, creating an energetic and culturally rich musical experience.
  • SF Friday (Late Night): Atta Kid @ Boom Boom Room (*WIN*)
    • Atta Kid blends soulful New Orleans R&B with the funky grooves of East Bay tradition. Led by saxophonist Daniel Casares and keyboardist Max Cowan, their music is known to be both danceable and thoughtful.**You never know who might show up. Last time these guys played Eric Krasno sat in**
  • SF Saturday : Fourth Position @ Boom Boom Room (*WIN*)
    • Formed in 2019, Fourth Position has quickly become a favorite in Northern California’s music scene. Blending CA Psychedelic Funk and Soul, they deliver captivating performances that combine innovative compositions with sophisticated improvisation, creating euphoric experiences for their audiences.
  • SF Saturday (Late Night): Tori Roze and The Hot Mess @ Boom Boom Room (*WIN*)
    • Tori Roze and The Hot Mess emerge as a soulful powerhouse, drawing inspiration from an array of eras and influences. Their music transcends conventional boundaries, seamlessly blending funky jazz with neo-soul vibes, imbued with raw emotion and authenticity. Roze stands as a pivotal figure in articulating the profound emotional essence within each composition.
  • East Bay Sunday: BayPhil Celtic Celebration @ Chabot College Performing Arts Complex (*WIN*)
    • Looking for something to do on St Patrick’s Day other than drinking green beer? Take in some culture with a family-friendly multi-media and multi-sensory showstopper with Jung-Ho Pak, Annie Dupre, Caroline McCaskey, Culann’s Hounds, San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, Todd Denman, Bill Wolaver, Kennelly School of Irish Dance, Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers, along with the entertaining 50-piece Bay Philharmonic orchestra.

As always, check out the Best of BISS section with our show picks of the week and Win Tickets page. And don’t forget there is always more on the Full Calendar.

But wait there’s more! Check out this week’s song of the week, “Roll With It” by The Record Company in the #ListenToThis section below!

As we embrace the longer days of March, let’s celebrate the positive vibes, honor the contributions of women, and welcome the fresh beginnings this month brings.

#seeyouattheshows,
~ Pamela aka Miss BISS

 


SPOTLIGHT ON PHILANTHROPIC FUN

Black Tie & Tie Dye Gala ft Bone Diggers

May 22 @ Bimbo’s 365 Club

The Black Tie & Tie Dye Gala is a San Francisco tradition benefitting thousands of low-income clients and people experiencing homelessness who turn to HealthRIGHT 360 each year for nonjudgmental, compassionate health care. Support our SF community with a rare live performance from BONE DIGGERS, celebrating the music of Paul Simon and featuring an all-star lineup of Reed Mathis (Billy & the Kids, Golden Gate Wingmen), Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (ALO), Mookie Siegal (David Nelson Band), Steve Adams (ALO), and Scott Rager (Tea Leaf Green)!!! BISS List is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

Shout out to our girl Sunshine Powers, owner of Love on Haight, who will be receiving the Community Visionary Award. Ramsell Corporation CEO and longtime Haight Ashbury Free Clinic/HealthRIGHT 360 Board Member Eric Flowers will also be honored with the Healthcare Visionary Award. And the ever-entertaining Ben Fong-Torres (Rolling Stone rock journalist, author, broadcaster) will once again be the Master of Ceremonies for the night. See you there!

*Check out all of our Featured Shows.

 


LISTEN TO THIS

Listen to “Roll With It” by The Record Company, from the album The 4th Album (Released 2023).

“Roll With It” is a track that feels ripped straight from a classic blues-rock session. But this is no retro imitation, the song throbs with a raw energy that’s undeniably now. While the title might be straightforward, “Roll With It” doesn’t shy away from lyrical depth. It’s a call to keep pushing forward, even when the going gets tough. This high-octane, feel-good anthem is sure to get your head nodding and your foot tapping.

You can catch The Record Company TONIGHT, March 14th at The Fillmore.

 

Why should you “Listen to This”? – BISS (Because I Said So). Check out the complete Spotify playlist with all weekly songs! #moretocome

*Got some new music we should listen to? Submit it for review!

 


BEST OF BISS

03/14 The Record Company w/ Sarah Rogo @ The Fillmore  Win Tickets

03/14 Toubab Krewe @ Lost On Main Chico  Win Tickets

03/14 Jennifer Hartswick Band @ Moe’s Alley

03/14 Get Off Your Brass ft. Brass Bands @ Boom Boom Room

03/15 The Record Company w/ Sarah Rogo @ Felton Music Hall

03/15 Cat Power Sings Dylan: 1966 Royal Albert Concert @ The Guild Theatre

03/15 Reverend Horton Heat w/ Dale Watson, Jason D. Williams @ The Ritz

03/15 Jennifer Hartswick Band + Toubab Krewe @ Cornerstone Berkeley

03/15 Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group (Two Nights) @ Uptown Theatre Napa

03/15 Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings @ Sweetwater Music Hall  Win Tickets

03/15 An Evening with Chum @ Ivy Room  Win Tickets

03/15 Wolf Jett w/ Alex Jordan of Midnight North, Hattie Craven @ Almost Famous Wine Bar

03/15 Year of the Dragon: Emancipator, Balkan Bump, Sacha Robotti @ The Midway

03/15 Atta Kid @ Boom Boom Room  Win Tickets

03/16 Jennifer Hartswick Band @ Lost On Main Chico  Win Tickets

03/16 Toubab Krewe @ Moe’s Alley

03/16 Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Albert Hall Concert @ Rio Theatre

03/16 Freestone Peaches: A Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band w/ Volcano @ HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol  Win Tickets

03/16 Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group (Two Nights) @ Uptown Theatre Napa

03/16 The Tea Leaves @ Peri’s

03/16 Mark Karan’s Buds @ Papermill Creek Saloon

03/16 Black Uhuru @ Ashkenaz

03/16 Tori Roze And The Hot Mess + Fourth Position @ Boom Boom Room  Win Tickets

03/16 Jerry Joseph w/ Kareeta @ Almost Famous Wine Bar

03/17 Reverend Horton Heat w/ Dale Watson, Jason D Williams @ Sweetwater Music Hall  Win Tickets

03/17 Leftover Salmon (12pm) @ HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol

03/17 Leftover Salmon, (4pm) @ HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol

03/17 Poor Man’s Whiskey- St Patrick’s Day @ Rancho Nicasio

03/17 Sunday B3 Sessions: Hosted by Adam Shulman and Mike Olmos @ Madrone

03/17 Bay Philharmonic Presents Celtic Celebration @ Chabot College Performing Arts Complex  Win Tickets

03/19 Big Something @ Lost On Main Chico  Win Tickets

03/19 Gamper Drums *Tuesday Jazz* w/ Drew Zingg, Paul Eastburn (No Cover) @ Boom Boom Room

03/20 Adam Swig & Value Culture Present: Boom Boom Comedy Showcase (No Cover) @ Boom Boom Room

03/20 Fairfax Guitar Pull ft. Teja Gerken, Mark Karan, Kyle Alden Thayer @ Peri’s

03/21 Big Something, The Ries Brothers @ HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol

03/21 DangerAte (No Cover) @ Boom Boom Room

03/21 Prophet Martian ft Sofie Mae @ Madrone

03/21 Marty O’Reilly – Acoustic Show @ Almost Famous Wine Bar

Want more shows from BISS?

Check out the Best of BISS & BISS Full Calendar

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