This is my blog of live local music listings around the Bay Area. Find out what’s happening, whose playing music and the venues that feature live music!!. .
Tonight’s Featured Performers!!!
The Lost Church
65 Capp St, San Francisco
8:00 PM-10:30 AM Showtime.. $20 Cover Charge..
If you want to see some live Music tonight some suggestions are
The Lost Church 65 Capp St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-10:30 PM Showtime. Lots of great bluegrass music with two great practioners of the bluegrass Sideline and The Bow Ties. Highly recommended!!!! $20 Cover Charge..
Bar Fluxus 18 Harlan Pl, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:30 AM Showtime. Vibrason .. I saw this band recently. They are another great band out of the Bay Area. Very reminiscent of some of the Cal Tjader bands. Highly recommended.. $10 Cover Charge.
Bimbos 365 Club 1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime. Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Emily King will be in town for one night. Her music is a blend of roots, soul & pop. You can tell she listened to a lot of Mowtown as well as Jimi Hendrix. She has this wonderful lush voice very reminiscent of a younger Sarah Vaughan. Emily is a great talent and I am looking forward to checking her out. Highly recommended!!!!! $25-$89 cover charge..
Ashkenaz 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. The Mighty Mangroves Blues and Zydeco Band is an eclectic mix of electrified traditional Creole and Cajun standards, soul infused Zydeco classics, and golden era R&B and Blues. Making their debut this evening, The Mighty Mangroves is made up of zydeco allstars including Andrew Carriere, Steve Tabak and Andre Nigoghossian. This promises to be a great night of the best cajun/zydexo music. Highly recommended!!!! $15 Cover Charge..
Looking Into The Future
14th The Freight & Salvage Richie Furay-Deliverin’
14th The Fox Oakland Van Morrison
15th The Fox Oakland Van Morrison
15th The Warfield Blues Traveler
15th SF Masonic Joan Baez
17th The Fox Oakland Joan Baez
18th The Fox Oakland Joan Baez
23rd The Freight & Salvage Tuck Patti
23rd SF Jazz Dorado Schmidt & The Django All-Stars
24th SF Jazz Dorado Schmidt & The Django All-Stars
25th SF Jazz Dorado Schmidt & The Django All-Stars
25th The Freight & Salvage Kim Nalley & Tammy Hall Pay Respect To Aretha Franklin
29th The Fox Oakland Tasha Sultana
30th The Fox Oakland Tasha Sultana
1st SF Masonic Elvis Costello & The Imposters
1st SF Jazz Laurie Anderson Songs For Men
2nd SF Jazz Laurie Anderson: Scenes From My Radio Play
3rd Kuumbwa Jazz Center Steve Gadd Band
3rd The Fox Oakland Neko Case
3rd Bill Graham Civic Center Nine Inch Nails & The Jesus and Mary Chain
4th Bill Graham Civic Center Nine Inch Nails & The Jesus and Mary Chain
5th War Memorial Opera House Rosanne Cash & Ry Cooder
6th War Memorial Opera House Rosanne Cash & Ry Cooder
6th The UC Theatre La Santa Cecilla
7th The Fillmore Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul
8th SF Masonic She & Him
10th Kuumbwa Jazz Center Mike Stern-Dave Weckl Band
11th Rio Theatre Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
12th The Fox Oakland Kurt Vile and The Violators
13th Freight & Salvage Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey
13th SF Jazz Joey Alexander Trio
14th SF Jazz Joey Alexander Trio
14th The Freight & Salvage Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
14th The Fillmore Chris Robinson Brotherhood
15th The Fillmore Chris Robinson Brotherhood
15th The Freight & Salvage Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
15th SF Jazz Joey Alexander Trio
16th SF Jazz Joey Alexander Trio
16th The Freight & Salvage Kurt Eliing Quartet
16th The Fillmore Chris Robindon Brotherhood
17th The Fox Oakland Tenacious D
18th The Fox Oakland Tenacious D
18th The Freight & Salvage The Christmas Jug Band
20th SF Jazz Marcus Shelby Orchesta Plays Duke Ellington’s Nutcraker Suite
20th The Freight & Salvage Holiday review With The John Santos Quartet
21st The Fox Oakland John Legend
21st SF Jazz Adam Shulman: A Charlie Brown Christmas
21st The Freight & Salvage The David Grisman Sextet
22nd The Freight & Salvage The David Grisman Sextet
22nd SF Jazz Adam Shulman: A Charlie Brown Christmas
22nd SF Jazz Blind Boys Of Alabama
23rd SF Jazz Blind Boys Of Alabama
28th SF Jazz Maceo Parker
29th SF Jazz Maceo Parker
29th The Freight & Salvage Hot Tuna Acoustic
30th The Freight & Salvage Hot Tuna Electric
30th SF Jazz Maceo Parker
31st The Freight & Salvage Hot Tuna Electric
31st SF Jazz Maceo Parker
If you at looking for something to do today you may want to check out..
Global Bass & Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Night at Underground Nomads 1192 Folsom, San Francisco. Join the Bay Area’s most eclectic DJs breaking barriers of genre and culture with World Music, including bhangra, Balkan, Latin and middle eastern music, plus live Bhangra and belly dancing performances, and tribal and bass DJ sets. Resident DJs include DJ Amar, Santero, Suresh, Dulce Vita and Sep with dance performances featuring Bay Area local favorites and guest dancers from around the world. They’ll often have amazing talent from Europe, South America, Asia and across North America. 8:00 PM-Midnight $5 Cover Charge.
Listen To The Radio
If you are at work, out and about today or at home and are able to stream I highly suggest checking out WWOZ starting at 7:00 AM with a great two hours of music with Traditional Jazz with Leslie Cooper .
Following Leslie at 9:00 AM is a great program of rock, funk, Jamaican soul, and jazz The New Orleans Music Show hosted by Cole Williams.
At Noon Mark Stone takes over the airwaves with Soul Serenade one of the best blues programs this side of the Milky Way.
Following Mark at 2:00 PM is one of my very favorite jazz programs on the air Jazz From The French Market With T.R. Johnson..
Following Jazz From The French Market is another three hours of great music programming with 50’s R&B hosted by Neil Pellerin.
Video Pick Of The Week!!
If I Should Fall From Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story.. Co-founder, lead singer, and principal songwriter for the seminal Irish band the Pogues, Shane MacGowan made music that was both beautiful and brutal, much of it driven by personal demons. This documentary portrait features extensive archival footage of MacGowan’s career, inspired by the twin poles of traditional Irish music and the raging punk scene of the late ’70s (he credits John Lydon of the Sex Pistols and that band’s anti-British sentiments as a major influence). We see videos of his early band the Nips (short for the Nipple Erectors); performance footage of the Pogues; clips from studio sessions with Elvis Costello, who produced the band’s acclaimed Rum, Sodomy and the Lash (and married the band’s bass player, Caitlin O’Riordan).