Update from BISS

10 May 2023

BISS List 5.10.23: Spotlight on BackCountry Fest (6.2) + BISS Crew Comedy Night (5.14) + Best of BISS this Week

Happy Golden Road Gathering week BISS Listers!

#LastWeek, I took a break from prepping for the many upcoming festivals that I am working to go get my punk rock on with L7. I will tell you what, those ladies still got it! See for yourself: https://bit.ly/L7_UCTheatre-5-4-23vids

#SaturdayNight, I took another break from the prep madness to go to the Boom Boom Room to see the legendary Mingo Lewis (of Santana).  Check it out: https://bit.ly/MingoLewis_BBR-05-04-23vids

#ThisWeekend, I will be away working at Golden Road Gathering (5.12-5.14) – California Honeydrops, Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belews Remain in Light, The Floozies, March Fourth, Orgone, Scott Pemberton O Theory, Late Night Radio, GrooveSession, Achilles Wheel, Smoked Out Soul, Ideateam, Smokey The Groove, Red Dirt Ruckus, Mescalito, Coburn Station + MORE!. This is going to be a super funk and funky festival. I hope to see you there! Congrats to our ticket winner Sharon F! Thank you for spreading the word!

For the rest of you here in the bay, check out the Best of BISS section and Win Tickets page. And don’t forget there is always more on the Full Calendar.

But wait, there’s more! This week’s #ListenToThis is “Abra-Ka-Dad-Bod” by Smokey The Groove from their latest album Out of the Smoke. Be sure to check it out below!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mommas out there!

#seeyouattheshows,
~ Pamela aka Miss BISS

 


SPOTLIGHT ON BBQ, MUSIC & BREWS

BackCountry Festival

June 2nd-4th @ Corley Ranch Nevada

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BBQ – Music – Brews. The all new BackCountry Fest promises all this and more at a stunning location in Corley Ranch, Nevada. Featuring Midland, Ashley McBride, Paul Cauthen, Leftover Salmon, Dead Winter Carpenters, AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Eric Lindell, Mescalito, and more!

Corley Ranch is a real working ranch raising cattle, farming, hay, and pumpkins. This fabulous ranch spreads over nearly 300 acres of lush pasture for all to bask in the sunshine below the scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains, including the majestic Job’s Peak.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON BISS CREW COMEDY NIGHT

Pam Benjamin: Who’s That?

May 14th @ Cobb’s Comedy Club

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Who’s That? is {true} support of the tri-level dual world of stand-up comedy. TRU Entertainment and BISS List agree that laughter has value and the unexpected laugh is priceless! BISS List has a limited number of FREE tickets available to BISS List followers! Invite a few friends, colleagues, and family to get out socialize, buy a couple drinks, maybe a bite to eat, and attend Who’s That? RSVP now to get your free tix.

Pam Benjamin has been the Director/Owner of Mutiny Radio since 2013. Mutiny Radio runs 5 open mics a week as well as producing various comedy showcases. Pam is a staunch feminist who stereotypically LOVES cats and writing political poetry, but also writes jokes and has been performing comedy since 2011.

***Check out all of our Featured Shows.

 


LISTEN TO THIS

Listen to “Abra-Ka-Dad-Bod” by seven-piece cosmic funk ensemble Smokey The Groove, from their new album Out of the Smoke. Smokey’s songs are mostly instrumental, sometimes cleverly named, and always heartfelt and evocative. This album explores their journey through the turbulent and fiery times that helped make them who they are.

“Abra-Ka-Dad-Bod” is bombastic, has twists and turns, and makes you want to shake your booty. Like their live shows, things move fast and drift and spin into different styles and tones to keep the listener satisfied. Saxophonist Kevin Killion told us this about the song, “It teases the magic of getting older and more in tune with our musical wizardry. It really blasts the listener into the stratosphere with fat drum and bass, and a horn line that builds dancers to a groovin’ climax.”

You can find Smokey Playing across the West this year and at Golden Road Gathering this weekend.

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 THIS WEEK

05/10 Ryan Montbleau @ Moe’s Alley  Win Tickets

05/10 The Wailers, DJ Sep @ The Chapel  Win Tickets

05/10 6Roses ft Michael Cavaseno, David Boyce & special guests! @ Madrone Art Bar

05/10 Jackie Greene @ Felton Music Hall

05/10 John Craigie Performs The Beatles “Revolver (Lonely)” (Two Nights) – SOLD OUT @ Sweetwater Music Hall

05/11 John Craigie Performs The Beatles “Revolver (Lonely)” (Two Nights) – SOLD OUT @ Sweetwater Music Hall

05/11 folkYEAH! Presents An Evening with The Basement Tapes ft Chuck Prophet @ The Chapel  Win Tickets

05/11 Freddy Clarke’s Wobbly World @ The Guild Theatre

05/12 Golden Road Gathering (5/12-5/14) – California Honeydrops, Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belews Remain in Light, The Floozies, March Fourth, Orgone, Scott Pemberton O Theory, Late Night Radio, GrooveSession, Achilles Wheel, Smoked… @ Eldorado County Fairgrounds  Win Tickets

05/12 Lil Wayne @ The Masonic

05/12 KC Turner Presents: An Evening with Graham Parker @ Hopmonk Tavern Novato

05/12 Koolerator ft. Barry Sless (Rudy’s bday!) @ Peri’s

05/12 Superblume & Jive Machine @ Moe’s Alley

05/12 Oakadelic and King David & The House Plants @ Boom Boom Room  Win Tickets

05/12 Punks & Robots w/ The Crystal Method, Stanton Warriors & Hyper w/ Syd Gris, Boom! @ Public Works SF

05/13 Mill Valley Music Fest: CAKE, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Remain In Light, Tank and The Bangas, Durand Jones, The Dip, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Valerie June, Orchestra Gold,… @ Friends Field 180 Camino Alto

05/13 Brothers Comatose + T Sisters @ HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol

05/13 New Monsoon @ Peri’s

05/13 Seal Party, Fourth Position, Comforting Chaos @ Bottom of the Hill

05/13 Sammy Hagar & Bob Weir Present Acoustic 4-A-Cure: Sammy Hagar, Bob Weir, Michael Anthony, Chris Isaak, Vic Johnson & Taj Mahal @ The Fillmore

05/14 The Heavy @ Great American Music Hall  Win Tickets

05/16 The Funky Knuckles @ Cornerstone

05/17 The Adam Theis Ensemble: Adam Theis, Tommy Occhiuto, Colin Hogan, Joshua Thurston-Milgrom, Darian Gray (7:30p) @ Black Cat SF

05/17 The Adam Theis Ensemble: Adam Theis, Tommy Occhiuto, Colin Hogan, Joshua Thurston-Milgrom, Darian Gray (9:30p) @ Black Cat SF

Want more shows from BISS?
Check out the Best of BISS & BISS Full Calendar.

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