Update from BISS

20 March 2024

BISS List 3.20.24: Spotlight on LAZWELL (4.5) + Best of BISS this Week

Happy International Happiness Day! This week let’s revel in the uplifting power of music. From infectious beats to soul-stirring lyrics, music has a remarkable ability to bring happiness into our lives. Join us as we explore songs and artists that embody the spirit of joy and positivity. Get ready to turn up the volume and let the music fill your heart with happiness!

Before we get to this week’s shows, you might want to check out some excerpts from last week’s performances. Here are links to #BISSlistLIVE clips and pics. Explore the highlights, relive the moments, and get ready for even more music magic ahead! PS. If you want to share your pictures and video with BISS List and our followers, please tag @bisslist on FB and/or Instagram or email to biss@bisslist.com

My Musical Plans for This Week:

  • 03/20 Alex Han Band (7pm & 9:15pm) @ Black Cat SF (*WIN*): Fresh off his electrifying 4-night stint alongside the legendary Marcus Miller at SF Jazz, the incredibly talented Alex Han is ready to light up the stage once again! 🔥 Join us this Wednesday at Black Cat SF as Alex Han and his band deliver a mesmerizing performance you won’t want to miss! 🎷
  • 03/21 DangerAte (No Cover) @ Boom Boom Room: Founded by Daniel “The D3” Cohen, Tiger Kotschnig, and Eitan Spiegel, DangerAte is a San Francisco-based musical collective that blends the smooth sounds of Jazz with the infectious grooves of Funk.  This fusion creates a unique and dynamic soundscape that’s sure to get your feet moving.
  • 03/22 Umphrey’s McGee @ The Regency: Umphrey’s McGee is an American jam band known for their energetic live shows and wide-ranging musical style, which blends rock, metal, funk, jazz, and many more influences. They’ve been touring and releasing albums since the late 1990s, building a dedicated fanbase along the way.
  • 03/22 Willie Waldman Project ft Norwood Fisher (Umphreys McGee Aftershow) @ Boom Boom Room (*WIN*): A versatile trumpet player, Willie Waldman seamlessly moves between hip-hop and jazz. Throughout his career, he’s graced the stage with iconic artists like Snoop Dogg, Phil Lesh, Banyan, Rob Wasserman, Perry Farrell, Mickey Hart, Tha Dogg Pound, Bob Weir’s Ratdog, and even 2Pac.
  • 03/23 The Crooked Stuff @ Papermill Creek Saloon: The Crooked Stuff isn’t your typical soul band. Led by soulful vocals, they weave a captivating soundscape by fusing pulsating electronic beats with the warmth of classic analog instruments like the Moog synthesizer. This unique blend creates a high-energy experience that’s perfect for dancing the night away.
  • 03/24 Melvin Seals & JGB @ Sweetwater Music Hall: Melvin Seals & JGB is fronted by the smokin’ keyboardist Melvin Seals from the Jerry Garcia Band. They keep the Grateful Dead flame alive, playing their tunes and jamming out with epic improvisations.

Check out the Best of BISS show picks for the week and make your own plans for this week! Did I mention that we want you to share your pictures and video with BISS List so we can share with our followers! Please tag us or send them to us via email biss@bisslist.com! As always, check out the Win Tickets page and don’t forget there is always more on the Full Calendar.

Mark Your Calendar for these best of the best fantastic live music shows you don’t want to miss that are coming up in a few weeks – get ready to groove!

  • 3/29/24: Lebo & Friends are playing the Chapel (*WIN*)! Prepare for an extraordinary showcase with Lebo & Friends, a supergroup extravaganza featuring the incomparable Melvin Seals (JGB), Vicki Randle (Tonight Show band), Steve Adams (ALO), Scott Rager (Tea Leaf Green), and other exceptional talents.
  • 4/5/24: BISS List Presents is pleased to announce our next show at The Boom Boom Room with LAZWELL ft Jordan Feinstein + The Massive (*WIN*). LAZWELL, led by the charismatic Lantz Lazwell, is a powerhouse band known for their larger-than-life performances that fuse funky, bluesy rock with elements of Funk, Soul, and Jam Rock.  For more information on this awesome upcoming show, check out the spotlight below! Then spread the word!
  • 4/20/24: New Mastersounds are coming to The Fillmore (*WIN*)! Hailing from Leeds, England, the New Mastersounds are all about mixing up funky vibes, soulful tunes, and a bit of jazz and boogaloo to create some seriously catchy music that just makes you want to groove. Get your tickets now before this one sells out! Or spread the word and enter to win a pair from BISS!

But wait there’s more! Check out this week’s  #ListenToThis song pick of the week, “Just Desserts” by The Gold Souls in the #ListenToThis section below!

Whether it’s through upbeat melodies, positive vibes, or inspiring messages, these musical gems are sure to brighten your day and spread smiles all around.

~ Pamela aka Miss BISS



BISS List Presents: LAZWELL + The Massive

April 5th @ Boom Boom Room

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BISS List Presents a double funky bill! LAZWELL grabs hold like a purple-feathered Boa constrictor, delving into unexpected regions of Funk, Soul, Blues, and Jam Rock. If you thought this band was a party in the past, now with the addition of a horn section, they are a down right dance floor killah! Slaying reinvented covers and owning instantly lovable originals, they will leave jaws agape while keeping the dance floor humming. David Bowie’s flamboyant theatricality dances in LAZWELL’s melodies, fearlessly genre-hopping in their experimentation. Come see for yourself as they weave in and out of Bowie & LAZWELL originals throughout the night!

THE MASSIVE is the brainchild of Christopher Boa, music director for Sun Hop Fat, and features his passion for Afrobeat, Funk, and Acid Jazz. For 20 years, Boa has been a Band leader as well as horn section support for groups such as Vinyl, Monophonics, Polyrhythmics, Sepiatonics, Bump Foundation, Afromassive, Sun Hop Fat, and Moogot2. His sound has matured over the years and has a distinct voice both lyrical and at times full of passion emotion and edge. He is always searching, reaching for that moment when he disappears and only the music remains.

LAZWELL and Sun Hop Fat, will both be gracing the stage at the upcoming Golden Road Gathering Music Festival May 17th -19th in Placerville. But that’s not all – if you’re eager to catch more of LAZWELL in the Sacramento Area, mark your calendar for April 12th when they’ll be hitting the stage at the Green Room in Placerville. Speaking of the Green Room, don’t miss the opportunity to witness Lantz Lazwell solo, opening for The Gold Souls on 3/29. If you’re unfamiliar with The Gold Souls, dive into this week’s song of the week, “Just Desserts” by The Gold Souls in the #ListenToThis section below. It’s a tantalizing preview of what awaits at the Green Room, where Lantz Lazwell’s soulful solo set will set the stage on fire before The Gold Souls take over.

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Listen to “Just Desserts” by The Gold Souls (Released 2023).

The Gold Souls blend funk, soul, and blues influences into captivating music with fresh arrangements and a vintage feel. Their energetic live shows are bringing their sound to the Northern California scene and beyond. We spoke with Alex Severson, keys player and songwriter, and asked him to describe the song, “Brought forth from the frustration of the ultra rich exploiting the people and harming the planet, we present to you ‘Just Desserts’. A jazzy Afro funk exploration into our collective frustration, ‘Just Desserts’ demands a better world.”

You can catch The Gold Souls live on 3/30 at The Starry Plough with Tay & The Janglahdahs and 3/29 at The Green Room Social Club in Placerville with Lantz Lazwell Solo: On the Road to Golden Road Gathering. They will also be playing at the upcoming Golden Road Gathering (get $10 off with your ticket to the Green Room Show!)

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!



03/20 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

03/20 Alex Han Band (7pm & 9:15pm) @ Black Cat SF  Win Tickets

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

03/22 Big Something w/ The Ries Brothers @ The Chapel  Win Tickets

03/22 Umphrey’s McGee @ The Warfield

03/22 The Brothers Comatose (Two Nights) @ Great American Music Hall

03/22 Melvin Seals & JGB @ The Guild Theatre

03/22 Karl Denson Project w/ Keyon Harrold, James Francies, Jermaine Paul and Blaque Dynamite (Two Nights) @ Blue Note Napa

03/22 Litty deBungus w/ Trianna Feruza & The Heavy Hitters @ Music City SF

03/22 Willie Waldman Project ft Norwood Fisher + Mike Dingle Bunch (Umphreys McGee Aftershow) @ Boom Boom Room  Win Tickets

03/22 Viveca Hawkins @ Mr. Tipple’s

03/22 Tom Quell and Lorenzo Loara @ Baltic Kiss

03/22 New Monsoon @ Longboard Magarita Bar

03/23 The Mother Hips + Forever Goldrush @ HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol

03/23 The Brothers Comatose (Two Nights) @ Great American Music Hall

03/23 The Crooked Stuff @ Papermill Creek Saloon

03/23 Karl Denson Project w/ Keyon Harrold, James Francies, Jermaine Paul and Blaque Dynamite (Two Nights) @ Blue Note Napa

03/23 Coffis Space 2 ft The Coffis Brothers, Mike Viola + More! @ Moe’s Alley

03/23 Pamela Parker’s Fantastic Machine, Megan Slankard and the Wreckage @ Almost Famous Wine Bar

03/23 Mark Farina & Homero Espinosa – Bday Bash @ The Midway

03/24 That 1 Guy @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall

03/24 Melvin Seals & JGB @ Sweetwater Music Hall

03/24 Coffis Space 2 Sunday Matinee ft The Coffis Brothers, Adrea Castiano, Kentucky Mule + More @ Moe’s Alley

03/24 Sunday B3 Sessions: Hosted by Adam Shulman and Mike Olmos @ Madrone

03/24 The Beau Beau Band ft. mbrs of The California Honeydrops @ Peri’s

03/25 KMFDM, Sour Tongue @ The Fillmore

03/26 {TRUE} presents Jenny Roberts: Who’s That? – Nasty Neighbor Comedy @ Yoshi’s

03/26 Neko Case @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery

03/26 Particle Kid w/ King Dream @ Hopmonk Tavern Novato

03/26 Gamper Drums *Tuesday Jazz* w/ Drew Zingg, Paul Eastburn (No Cover) @ Boom Boom Room

03/27 The Crooked Stuff @ Madrone

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

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

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