Update from BISS

27 March 2024

BISS List 3.27.24: Spotlight on Andy Frasco (4.5) + Best of BISS this Week

Spring has Sprung BISS Listers! Embrace the buzzing excitement of the week, where the air is filled with melodies and the promise of new beginnings.

It’s that time of the week again, when we dive into the latest & upcoming musical offerings & fun events. We here at BISS List continue to strive to be your trusted companion in the Bay Area & Beyond for all things funk, jam, soul, and groove, along with a sprinkle of everything else that keeps you coming back for more.

Last week: Before we delve into this week’s shows, take a moment to enjoy snippets from some of last week’s performances. If you want to share your own highlights with the vibrant BISS List community, please tag @bisslist on FB and/or Instagram or email them to biss@bisslist.com. Your contributions help enrich our collective experience and foster a deeper sense of connection within our community of music lovers.

This Week: I hope to see some of you at one or two of these shows, or feel free to explore the Best of BISS selections and craft your own musical adventure!

  • 3/27: The Crooked Stuff @ Madrone (FREE): Cross-pollinated hybrid of electronic rock, heavy soul and sub-bumping beats.
  • 3/28: Victor Little’s Big Hit @ Peri’s : Live funk and soul – From Aretha to Chaka and Beyond!
  • 3/29: (6:30p) Josh Gelfand @ Madrone : Warm up before Lebo @ the Chapel with Josh & his piano. He’ll be playing songs to celebrate spring & his birthday! Stop by to say happy birthday and buy him a shot! Whiskey, mezcal, tequila, amaro whatever will do. HBD Josh!
  • 3/29: (9p) Lebo & Friends @ The Chapel (*WIN*): Feat. Melvin Seals, Vicki Randle, Steve Adams, Scott Rager and more. This gathering of talent promises an unforgettable experience—I can hardly wait to see what unfolds! PS. We have SOOO many entries and only one more pair left to win so get on it or get tickets!
  • 3/29: MuZIEK ft. Ziek McCarter + Oakadelic @ Boom Boom Room (*WIN*): Ziek is a singer/songwriter & entertainer whose soulful voice and electrifying stage presence have become a captivating force from Bay Area to international stages./ Oakadelic is Bay Area funk, soul, R&B, and hip hop, infused with the city’s unique vibe, guaranteeing a funky experience.
  • 3/30: (9p) Die-hard Presents Jolene @ Brick & Mortar: Jolene’s music is inspired by Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, Remi Wolf, and Odesza.
  • 3/30: Scott Pemberton O Theory @ Boom Boom Room (*WIN*): Scott Pemberton jams out with his funky guitar riffs and mixes up a wild cocktail of funk, rock, blues, and jazz in his signature style.
  • 3/31: (10a) Easter In The Park: Hunky Jesus & Foxy Mary @ Dolores Park (FREE): The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, San Francisco’s revered and irreverent drag nuns, invite the community once again to celebrate Easter with them in Dolores Park.
  • 3/31: (2p) Bring Your Own Big Wheel Race @ 800 Vermont St (FREE): Howling humans gather together to watch adults climb onto plastic children’s trikes and hurl themselves down San Francisco’s Vermont St.

As always, check out the Win Tickets page and don’t forget there is always more on the Full Calendar.

Coming up! Mark Your Calendar for these incredible live music shows (& events) that you absolutely can’t afford to miss but also be sure to check the Best of BISS for a whole lot more!

But wait there’s more! Check out this week’s song pick of the week, “SoulD” by Joe Marcinek in the #ListenToThis section below!

Let the rhythm of spring guide you through the week, and may each melody lead you towards newfound joy and inspiration.

~ Pamela aka Miss BISS



Andy Frasco & The U.N + Dogs in a Pile

April 5th @ The Fillmore

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Andy Frasco & The U.N. bring a high-energy blend of blues, rock, and funk to the stage. Fronted by the charismatic Andy Frasco, the band’s live shows are legendary for their improvisational jams, guest musician appearances, and audience interaction, creating a party atmosphere that celebrates individuality and good times. Dogs in a Pile is a dynamic jam band characterized by their improvisational prowess, eclectic musical influences, and captivating live performances.

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Listen to “SoulD” by Joe Marcinek Band, from the upcoming album 1 River Street (Released 2024)

For “SoulD”, guitarist and bandleader Joe Marcinek recruited bassist Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), keyboardist Kris Yunker (Alan Evans Trio), and a three-piece horn section of Brian Thomas, Alex Lee-Clark, and Jared Sims to help concoct a strolling, soul-funk instrumental, along with Soulive’s Alan Evans who played drums on the recording in addition to handling producing, mixing, mastering, and album artwork duties. We spoke with Joe about his inspiration for the song and he tould us that “Soul D” is “a tribute to Soulive. I was inspired by watching a Louis Cato instagram video. Every Monday he posts a Cato cover and he did one on the old blues tune ‘Going Down.’ It was funky and got stuck In my head. So Soul from Soulive and the D from ‘Going Down.’” This is the first single from the new album 1 River Street, due out via Vintage League Music on April 30th.

You can catch Joe Marcinek live at Golden Road Gathering, May 17th-19th at El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. And we’ve got a mega giveaway with two Golden VIP packages! Joe also told us he plans to be in the bay area more so look out for more opportunities to see him live.

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!



03/27 The Crooked Stuff @ Madrone

03/27 Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola @ Hopmonk Tavern Novato

03/27 High Fade and Analog Dog @ Kilowatt

03/28 Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band @ Chase Center

03/28 The Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo @ Ivy Room  Win Tickets
03/28 Huney Knuckles @ Madrone

03/28 Victor Little’s Big Hit @ Peri’s

03/28 Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini Duo (7 & 8:30pm) @ SF Jazz

03/28 Delicate Steve + Big Light @ The Chapel

03/29 Pete Floyd – Pink Floyd Tribute @ Sweetwater Music Hall  Win Tickets
03/29 Litty deBungus & Knuf @ Toot’s Tavern

03/29 Josh Gelfand @ Madrone

03/29 Lebo & Friends @ The Chapel  Win Tickets

03/29 The Gold Souls + Lantz Lazwell (Solo): On the Road to Golden Road Gathering!! @ Green Room Social Club

03/29 MuZIEK ft. Ziek McCarter + Oakadelic @ Boom Boom Room  Win Tickets

03/29 Freestone Peaches: A Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band @ Felton Music Hall

03/30 Sleater-Kinney w/ Palehound @ The Warfield

03/30 Stu Allen & Mars Hotel @ Odd Fellows

03/30 Scott Pemberton O Theory @ Boom Boom Room  Win Tickets

03/30 Tay & The Janglahdahs + The Gold Souls @ The Starry Plough

03/30 Jolene, Noir Movement, Aisha Sharif @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall

03/31 Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band @ Chase Center

03/31 Sleater-Kinney w/ Palehound @ The Regency Ballroom

03/31 Sunday B3 Sessions: Hosted by Adam Shulman and Mike Olmos @ Madrone

03/31 Bring Your Own Big Wheel Race @ 800 Vermont St

03/31 Easter in the Park: Hunky Jesus & Fox Mary @ Dolores Park

04/02 Americana Tuesday w/ Josh Brough & Friends @ Hopmonk Tavern Novato

04/02 Gamper Drums *Tuesday Jazz* w/ Drew Zingg, Paul Eastburn (No Cover) @ Boom Boom Room

04/03 Hattie Craven @ HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol

04/03 DJ Williams (formerly of KDTU) @ Peri’s

04/03 4POT (Organ Trio from Fourth Position) (No Cover) @ Boom Boom Room

04/03 Herbie Hancock’s Thrust: 50th Anniversary Celebration ft. Jazz Mafia w/ The Hogan Brothers @ Black Cat

04/03 Shana Morrison & Caledonia @ Yoshi’s Oakland  Win Tickets

Want more shows from BISS?

Check out the Best of BISS & BISS Full Calendar

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