InTune. A Bay Area Live Music Guide and More

Intune is my blog of live local music listings around the Bay Area including info on venues as well as music documentaries Radio and TV recommendations. The emphasis of this blog is in part to talk and promote all the great local music talent in the Bay Area and the venues that help and support the musicians as well as the national and international talent that comes to perform here. .

If you want to see some live Music tonight some suggestions are

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime.. Mike Olmos Presents The Sessions . Mike is a such a great trumpet player. He leads his all star Sessions for a great night of jazz.. N/C

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-11:30 PM Showtime. The Earl Brothers are back. The bad boys of bluegrass, are irreverent energetic and a hell of a lot of fun. Highly recommended N/C

7 Mile House 2800 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. Roberta Donnay & The Prohibition Mob Band is such a fun band playing collection of vintage jazz, blues and swing its jump-swing rhythmic horn sections and new dances. Roberta is a wonderful vocalist with great stage presents. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. Le Hot Jazz.. The spirit of Django is alive and well in San Francisco. This is a great ensemble. Highly recommended!! N/C

Looking into the future here are some suggestions

July

22nd Toad the Wet Sprocket at the Great American Music Hall
22nd Phillip Glass at SF Jazz
24th Phish at the Bill Graham Auditorium
25th Phish at the Bill Graham Auditorium
25th Reckless Kelly at the Great American Music Hall
27th Dave Alvin & Jimmy Dale Gilmore & The Guilty Ones @ Great American Music Hall
27th Marcia Ball at the Freight and Salvage
27th Decemberist at the Greek Theatre
31st Taj Mahal Keb Mo Band at the Mountain Winery

August

2nd Chucho Valdes & Gonzalo Rubalcaba at SF Jazz
3rd Chucho Valdes & Gonzalo Rubalcaba at SF Jazz
4th Chucho Valdes & Gonzalo Rubalcaba at SF Jazz
5th Chucho Valdes & Gonzalo Rubalcaba at SF Jazz
5th Junior Brown at the Freight & Salvage
6th Willie Nelson & Alison Kraus at the Mountain Winery
10th Sasha Masakowski at SF Jazz
11th Don McClean at the Freight & Salvage
11th Jerry Lee Lewis at the Mountain Winery
14th Van Morrison at the SF Masonic
15th Van Morrison at the SF Masonic
15th Jack White at the Bill Graham Auditorium
15th Buddy Guy at the Mountain Winery
16th Jack White at the Bill Graham Auditorium
16th Van Morrison at the SF Masonic
16th M-TET at SF Jazz
16th Taj Mahal at SF Jazz
17th Taj Mahal at SF Jazz
18th Taj Mahal at SF Jazz
19th Taj Mahal at SF Jazz
22nd David Byrne at the Bill Graham Auditorium
22nd Brandi Carlille at the Mountain Winery

September

6th The Mavericks at the Mountain Winery
7th The Zombies at the Fillmore
7th Leon Bridges Greek Theatre
12th Mavis Staples at the Freight & Salvage
12th Korn at the SF Masonic
13th SEXMOB Plays Fellini at SF Jazz
14th SEXMOB Plays Ellington at SF Jazz
14th Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band with Cyril Neville Kermit Ruffins Walter Wolfman Washington @ Greek Theatre
15th Lake Street Dive at the Fillmore
16th Lake Street Dive at the Fillmore
20th Jane Bunnett & Maqueque at SF Jazz
20th Joey DeFrancesco Trio at SF Jazz
20th Ray Wylie Hubbard at the Freight & Salvage
23rd Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra Wynton Marsalis with Jon Baptist @ Greek Theatre
30th Yo Yo Ma at the Greek Theatre

October

3rd The Fox Oakland Garbage
4th SF Jazz Chick Corea Trio
5th
SF Jazz Chick Corea Trio
5th
Bimbo’s 365Club Gary Numan
5th The Fillmore Jeff Tweedy
6th SF Jazz SF Jazz Chick Corea Trio
7th
SF Jazz Chick Corea Trio
9th
The Fillmore Gary Clark Jr.
10th The Fillmore Gary Clark Jr.
11th The Fillmore Gary Clark Jr.
12th The Fillmore Gary Clark Jr.
14th August Hall St. Lucia
19th The Fox Oakland St. Paul & The Broken Bones
20th Bill Graham Auditorium Arctic Monkeys
21st Bill Graham Auditorium Arctic Monkeys
21st SF Jazz John Scofield’s Combo 66
25th The Freight & Salvage The Subdudes
25th The Fox Oakland Pat Metheny
26th The Freight & Salvage Ron Miles Circuit Rider Trio
27th The Fox Oakland The Devil Makes Three

November

5th Sweetwater Music Hall Tab Benoit
5th The UC Theatre The Milk Carton Kids
10th The Freight & Salvage 7th Annual Banjo Extravenganza
17th The Fox Oakland Joan Baez
18th The Fox Oakland Joan Baez
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

If you at looking for something to do today you may want to check out..

Mowtown Mondays DJ Night at the Madrone Art Bar located at 500 Divisdero.. Every Monday at Madrone dance the night away with hosts DJ Gordo Cabeza and Timoteo Gigante and resident DJs spinning originals, exclusive remixes, and close relatives of your favorite Motown songs during Motown on Mondays. Arrive early for Happy Hour featuring $1 off drafts and well cocktails before 7 pm. FREE before 9 pm; $3 cover charge after.

Radio to listen to

f you are out and about today or at home doing projects or just hanging out and have the radio on my recommendation is checking out KPOO 89.5 at 8:30 PM for Grinders Grooveyard hosted by Jim Rigsbee. For more than 40 years, Rockin’ Jim has been hosting Grinders Grooveyard, a late-night program consisting of pop and rock hits from the 1950s and ’60s. This is a great radio program.

Television Worth Watching

If you are at home this evening, have the TV on and surf channeling, you may want to check out AXS TV at 71000 PM for Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes. Warren Haynes teams up with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre to pay tribute to one of the founders of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia. This special tribute features Warren playing Jerry’s guitar, Tiger, which hasn’t been played publicly since the Grateful Dead’s final show in 1995.

Video Pick Of The Week

AKA Doc Pomus brings to life Doc’s joyous, romantic, heartbreaking, and extraordinarily eventful journey. In his later years, Doc was a mentor to generations…Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, then emerged as a one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager in Love,” “Viva Las Vegas,” and dozens of other hits. For most of his life Doc was confined to crutches and a wheelchair, but he lived more during his sixty-five years than others could experience in several lifetimes. A.K.A. DOC POMUS brings to life Doc’s joyous, romantic, heartbreaking, and extraordinarily eventful journey. In his later years, Doc was a mentor to generations of younger songwriters, and a fierce advocate for downtrodden rhythm and blues musicians. He wrote a thousand songs – including some of the most recorded songs in the history of popular music – but his most lasting gift may have been his uniquely generous spirit. “If the music industry had a heart,” the record producer Jerry Wexler remembered, “it would be Doc Pomus.”Packed with incomparable music and rare archival imagery, A.K.A. DOC POMUS features interviews with Doc’s collaborators and friends, including Dr. John, Ben E. King, Joan Osborne, Shawn Colvin, Dion, Leiber and Stoller, and B.B. King. Passages from Doc’s private journals are read by his close friend, Lou Reed. Doc Pomus’ gripping life story makes for a powerful and lively film that introduces this unique American character to a new, much wider circle of admirers. Highly recommended!!!!!