Update from BISS

18 May 2023

BISS List 5.18.23: Spotlight on ALO (8.5 & 8.6) + Lantz Lazwell & The Vibe Tribe + Best of BISS this Week

Happy Spor’s Birthday Week! Let the celebrations of you begin! I am almost rested enough from this past week… Hope to see you all on Friday night for Spor’s Bday with Lantz Lazwell at Boom Boom Room!


It’s good to be back home in the city after an incredible week in Placerville at the inaugural Golden Road Gathering. The lineup was incredible, and the performances were all top-notch. I loved seeing all of my favorite artists perform live, and I also discovered some new bands that I really enjoyed. The atmosphere at the festival was also really great. I love our community of music lovers and I know everyone felt that this was a really special experience.

I was so busy working that I didn’t stop to take pics or videos so those of you who were there, please help me out and add to my photo album for others to see! https://bit.ly/GRG2023_BISS_Shared

I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who was involved in making this first year such a success! We could not have achieved this without every single one of you! Thank you ALL for making this year one to remember! Congrats to the producing partners, Adam, Ryan, and Justin on a job well done. You should be proud of the smiles you brought to so many people’s faces this past weekend. Please check out my detailed thank you note on Facebook.

I look forward to seeing what we can all do next year for Golden Road Gathering 2024!

#ThisWeek, I will be catching up on all the things I missed ASAP so that we can get out there this weekend to celebrate Mr. Spor properly starting on his actual birthday, Friday, May 19th.  Dinner in the Fillmore hood around 8p followed by a fabulous night of funk at the Boom Boom Room with Lantz Lazwell & The Vibe Tribe with Superblume opening (*WIN*). Show starts at 9:15 and goes until 2:30a. #OnSaturday, I got us tickets to see one of his all-time favorite bands, The Damned, playing at The Regency (*WIN*). #ThenOnSunday, we round out the birthday weekend with Love & Rockets at The Fox in Oakland. As always, 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 “Black Man” by Dj Williams from his soon to be released album Soldier Of Love. Be sure to check it out below!

~ Pamela aka Miss BISS



Paper Moon Presents: ALO

August 5th & 6th @ Bruns Amphitheater

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Paper Moon Presents returns to the beautiful Cal Shakes/Bruns Amphitheater with two ALO shows. These shows are always something truly special – there’s no more magical setting than this, among the redwoods and eucalyptus in the Berkeley Hills. Enjoy a spectacular show under the stars on Saturday 8/5, or music in the sun at the matinee show on Sunday 8/6. Or get a two-day pass and come for both!!

ALO call their music “jam-pop,” and the description is apt – meticulously-crafted/accessibly-hooky compositions laced with improvisational departures, in which the band melds into a single organism in voice and consciousness. They’re always exploring, but never wandering. There is always intention, momentum, and a patience and confidence that can only be wrought from a quarter century of collaboration and water under the bridge.



Lantz Lazwell & The Vibe Tribe + Superblume

May 19th @ Boom Boom Room

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Lantz Lazwell & The Vibe Tribe are back at the Boom Boom Room, and this time they’re joined by Jesse Jennings of The Higgs. And did we mention it’s also Spor’s birthday!? Come celebrate with the BISS crew!! Going late – to 2am and beyond.

Slaying reinvented covers and owning instantly lovable originals, Lantz Lazwell & The Vibe Tribe will leave jaws agape while keeping the dance floor humming. Lantz has also shared the stage w/ such greats as George Clinton, Bernie Worrel (Talking Heads), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Angelo Moore and Norwood Fisher (Fishbone), and the Neville Brothers.

***Check out all of our Featured Shows.



Listen to “Black Man” by DJ Williams, the leading single from his highly anticipated forthcoming studio album, Soldier of Love – set for release on June 29th. On the track, guitarist, singer, and songwriter DJ Williams delivers a soul-stirring musical manifesto that delves deep.

I asked DJ to tell me a little bit about this song and he said, “I’m super excited for the release of this new music which I believe showcases the evolution of my art. ‘Black Man’ explores the complicated & conflicting layers of the Black male existence in America. A lot of this record is super honest and about my own life and the people in it.”

DJ was just recently in the Bay Area both with his own project as well as with Karl Denson but he will be back this way soon! And keep an eye out for the release of title track “Soldier of Love,” which showcases DJ’s admiration of Curtis Mayfield, featuring Kanika Moore, DJ Harrison, & Adam Deitch – coming on May 30th.

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!



05/18 Jay Si Proof w/ Lantz Lazwell & Space Goat @ Baltic Kiss

05/19 Gary Numan, Morgan Sorne @ UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall

05/19 Gold Dust Brothers ft. Jordan Feinstein, Hall Pass @ Hopmonk Tavern Novato

05/19 Everyone Orchestra – Conducted By Matt Butler With Dan Lebowitz, Natalie Cressman, Grahame Lesh, Jason Crosby, Johnny Bones, Brett Mcconnell, Aniana, Doug Stringer @ Felton Music Hall

05/19 Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade Tour w/ special guest Fishbone

@ Blue Note Summer Sessions @ Silverado Resort   

05/19 The Brothers Comatose (Two Nights) @ Moe’s Alley   

05/19 Lantz Lazwell & The Vibe Tribe + Superblume @ Boom Boom Room   

05/19 Pete Floyd: Pink Floyd Tribute Band @ Sweetwater Music Hall   

05/20 Everyone Orchestra@ Sweetwater Music Hall   

05/20 Sean Healy Presents: Billy Bob Thornton And The Boxmasters, The Silent Comedy, Derek Vanderhorst, Zack Kirkorian @ Cornerstone

05/20 The Damned With The Dictators @ The Regency Ballroom   

05/20 The Brothers Comatose (Two Nights) @ Moe’s Alley   

05/20 Pete Floyd in the Redwoods w/ Liquid light visuals by Mad Alchemy @ Rio Nido Roadhouse

05/20 La Gente SF + Lee Vandeveer Band (Santa Rosa) @ Vintage Space @ Flamingo Resort

05/21 Love and Rockets, Vinsantos @ Fox Theater Oakland

05/21 Emmylou Harris @ Blue Note Summer Sessions @ Silverado Resort   

05/21 Tamikrest w/ Special Guests Dangerate @ Amado’s

05/21 The Seshen @ Moe’s Alley

05/23 Geek Show 2023: Mr. Bungle, Melvins, Spotlights (Two Nights) @ Fox Theater Oakland

05/23 The Human League w/ Modern English @ The Regency Ballroom

05/24Geek Show 2023: Mr. Bungle, Melvins, Spotlights (Two Nights) @ Fox Theater Oakland

05/24 6Roses ft Michael Cavaseno, David Boyce & special guests! @ Madrone Art Bar

05/24 Black Tie & Tie Dye Happening w/ Moonalice and Momotombo SF @ Great American Music Hall


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

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