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Intune is a resource for live local music listings around the Bay Area. Find out what’s happening, whose playing music and the venues that feature live music!!. . Also let me what shows are coming up that you plan on attending as well as venues you like. Your feed back is important and very much appreciated.

More and more venues are opening up as live music is returning to the Bay Area clubs. Two of the Bay Areas very best places to see live music the Ivy Room in Albany and Club DeLuxe on Haight Street in San Francisco are up and running . Here is a list of some of the shows I would recommend seeing this week.

Live Performance Recommendation Of The Week August 2nd-August 8th

Monday August 2nd

Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 7:00 PM Showtime One of the Bay Areas best jazz singer/musician Paula West  will be in performance. Highly Recommended!!!! N/C

Main Street Kitchen & Bar 1358 N. Main Street Walnut Creek 6:00 PM-9:30 PM Charles Wheal and his band play a variety of blues and roots music that has been winning fans since 2006. This band is really good. Highly recommended!!!!! N/C

Tuesday August 3

Casements Bar 2351 Mission Street San Francisco 6:00 PM Showtime The great San Francisco ensemble Classical Revolution focuses on bringing live chamber music to fun neighborhood venues including restaurants, bars, and cafes. Highly recommended!!! $5 cover Charge

Club DeLuxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime The Buena Vista Jazz Band follows the in the style and instrumentation of guitarist Eddie Condon’s classic bands of the 1950s: Bass, Drums, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Cornet, Trombone and Clarinet.The selections played by the Buena Vista Jazz Band are the classic songs of the New Orleans jazz age, along with selections from America’s blues and Tin Pan Alley traditions. The Buena Vista Jazz Band features the vocals of Ms. Darlene Langston.Highly recommended!!!No Cover Charge..

Wednesday August 4th

Amados SF 998 Valencia Street San Francisco 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Showtime Colorado based acoustic roots musical collective band Wood Belly will be in performance. Opening up the show is one the Bay Areas best bluegrass band The High Water Line. Highly Recommended!!! $20 Cover Charge

Mr. Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 6:30 PM-10:30 PM Showtime. Jacknife is currently my favorite Bay Area Jazz ensemble exploring the music of the legendary post bop alto saxophonist Jackie McLean playing tunes from McLean’s seminal early- and mid-1960s Blue Note albums including “Jacknife” for which the group got its name. Jacknife brings together a formidable cast of rising talent including Steve Lugerner on alto, trumpeter JJ Kirkpatrick, drummer Michael Mitchell, bassist Josh Thurston-Milgrom and pianist Malcolm Campbell.  Highly Recommended!!!!!!! No Cover Charge..

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 8:30 PM Showtime Artelia Green & The Bandanas is a great band that blends hip hop, funk, soul and gospel music into a high energy get down that will make even the blandest of music fans clap on the 2 & 4. The Bandanas are some of the best musicians in the Bay Area: Highly Recommended!!! $15 Cover Charge

Club DeLuxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Nick Rossi is one of the great jazz guitarists of the Bay area. Nick usually plays with his “hot trio” but for this performance Nick is playing with his “Swinging Four”. Highly Recommended!!!!! N/C

Thursday August 5th

Club DeLuxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Alabama Mike & The Mighty Revelators are a hard-driving blues band who will remind you of the early original blues legends, whom you may have heard on the Chess, Duke, Trumpet and Galaxy Record labels, and even maybe some Elmore James, Buddy Guy, Little Junior Parker, Little Johnny Taylor, and BB King (in his early years. Highly recommended!!!!N/C

Mr. Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 6:30 PM-10:30 PM Showtime. Cosmo Alleycats is one of my favorite Bay Are jazz ensembles. The Alleycats are so good and so much fun and one of the better jazz bands in the Bay Area. Highly Recommended!!!! $8 Cover Charge

Friday August 6th

Amados SF 998 Valencia Street San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime Bay Area singer/songwriter musician Elizabeth Moen blends fierce massive vocals with introspective lyrics raw along with her raw bluesy guitar. She is a personnel favorite. Highly Recommended!! $15 Cover Charge..

Club DeLuxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums is one of the fun bands in the Bay Area performing vintage jazz, pounding boogie woogies, sultry ballads, and funky-swinging New Orleans R&B. Tonight they focus on giving you the beat to move your feet. Highly recommended!! No Cover Charge.

Main Street Kitchen & Bar 1358 N. Main Street Walnut Creek 6:00 PM-9:30 PM Robert Dehlinger’s The Alpha Rhythm Kings is one of the Bay Areas premier swing, vintage lounge and boogie-woogie bands. Highly recommended.. N/C

Moes Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz 9:00 PM Showtime The San Diego based 9 piece musical movement known as The B-Side Players incorporates the sounds of Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil with the funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms.. Opening the show are the guitar/bass duo The Trimmers.. Highly Recommended!! $25 Cover Charge

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery Street San Francisco. 7:30 PM-9:00 PM Showtime. Patrick Wolff is simply the Bay Areas best jazz tenor sax man deeply rooted in both the bebop and post bop traditions. He will be performing with his outstanding quartet. Highly recommended!!!! $20 Cover Charge

Piano Flight 144 Taylor Street San Francisco 6:00 PM Showtime Jazz blues pianist Max Chanowitz continues his regular weekly Friday Happy Hour set on PianoFight’s (digital) cabaret stage playing classics, originals, and a few spicy video game theme song covers. N/C

The Greek Theatre 2001 Gayley Rd, Berkeley 6:00 PM Showtime Colorado based indie bluegrass/folk country jam band The String Cheese Incident is a great live performance band. Highly recommended!!! $65 Cover Charge

Tupelo 1337 Grant Ave, San Francisco,7:30 PM Showtime Jinx Jones is one of the great guitar virtuosos of the Bay Area. I love the way he seems to move seamlessly from rockabilly to jazz to twang and back again, sometimes in the same song. Highly recommended.. N/C

Saturday August 7th

Liberties Bar SF  998 Guerrero Street San Francisco 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Showtime. The great San Francisco ensemble Classical Revolution focuses on bringing live chamber music to fun neighborhood venues including restaurants, bars, and cafes. Highly recommended!!! $5 Cover Charge

Main Street Kitchen & Bar 1358 N. Main Street Walnut Creek 6:00 PM-9:30 PM Robert Dehlinger’s The Alpha Rhythm Kings is one of the Bay Areas premier swing, vintage lounge and boogie-woogie bands. Highly recommended.. N/C

Amados SF 998 Valencia Street San Francisco 8:30 PM-iMidnight Showtime San Francisco based rock band Bolero performs what they refer to as “FREAK-FLAG-MUSIC”. Inspired by the Bay Area bands of the late 60s and early 70s, The group produces a dynamic and rich range of compositions that ride the sharing borders of blues, jazz, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, country funk, Latin and psychedelic music. Highly recommended!!!!! $15 Cover Charge

Club DeLuxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime The Americano Social Club plays music for “la dolce vita”: a mix of romantic and eclectic melodies from all over the world including pop, jazz, folk, classical, rock, opera, the music of Brazil and Europe’s cafés as well as some great original pieces. This is a great ensemble. Highly recommended!!!! N/C

The Independant 628 Divisadero San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime California based indie Americana alt bluegrass/country/folk band AJ Lee & Blues Summit will have folks dancing and stomping their feet. Opening up the show is the rootsy rock and roll duo The Coffis Brothers and indie folk rockers The Sam Chase Trio. Highly recommended!!! $20 Cover Charge

Cornerstone Berkeley 2367 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley 8:30 PM Showtime The San Diego based 9 piece musical movement known as The B-Side Players incorporates the sounds of Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil with the funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms.. Opening the show are the guitar/bass duo The Trimmers.. Highly Recommended!! $19 Cover Charge

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime Internationally renowned master acoustic guitarist Peppino D’Agostino teams up with master guitarist and composer Gyan Riley for an evening of great acoustic jazz/rock music. Highly Recommended!!!! $28 Cover Charge

The Greek Theatre 2001 Gayley Rd, Berkeley 6:00 PM Showtime Colorado based indie bluegrass/folk country jam band The String Cheese Incident is a great live performance band. Highly recommended!!! $65 Cover Charge

Moes Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz 9:00 PM Showtime San Diego based high energy gritty dirty blues duo Little Hurricane plays with a lot of fire. Highly recommended!!!! $22 Cover Charge

Sunday August 8th

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery Street San Francisco. 7:30 PM-9:00 PM Showtime. The Bay Areas premier blues trio Howell Devine whose triple threat talent with Joshua Howell on guitar, harmonica, vocals, percussion savant, Pete Devine on drums, washboard and veteran upright bassist, Joe Kyle Jr. deftly mix delta/country blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present-day sound rooted in early blues. Be sure to get to the DeLuxe early. Highly recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge!

Club DeLuxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Lisa Silva & Voz do Brazil has been a fixture in the Brazilian music scene for many years performing samba, bossa, baiao, and samba reggae. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Stern Grove Festival 19th Avenue & Sloat Blvd San Francisco 2:00 PM Showtime This year marks the 84th season if free concerts and its another great lineup this year. Headlining this week is the innovative bassist/guitarist singer songwriter and performer Thundercat There are covid restriction entry policies and you can review them as well as the full season at Stern Grove Concert Series

Cornerstone Berkeley 2367 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley 8:30 PM Showtime Soul/funk/blue and rock & roll singer/songwriter Ron Artist II is a wonderful performer. Highly Recommended!!!! $19 Cover Charge

Terrapin Crossroads 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael 3:00 PM Showtime Los Angeles based Jerry’s Middle Finger is one of the more passionate Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead jam bands. This band has been around for many years and has a large dedicated following. Highly recommended!!!! $30 cover charge

Recommended Live Show Of The Week 2:00 PM Showtime

Thundercat Stern Grove Festival 19th Avenue & Sloat Blvd San Francisco

Bay Area Music Festivals are returning this summer & fall as well. Here are the links

BottleRock

Monterey Jazz Festival

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Stern Grove Fest

SF Outside Lands

Day To Night Festival

After Shock Festival

Recommended Radio Listening For Thursday August 5th

If you are at work, out and about today or at home and are able to stream I suggest checking out WWOZ starting at 7:00 AM for two hours of great music with Traditional Jazz With Sally Young

Following Sally at 9:00 Am is 3 hours of great jazz, blues, funk, r&b and cajun/zydeco music on the New Orleans Music Show With Michael Dominici showcasing the diversity and many facets of the New Orleans and regional music scene. 

Following Michael at noon is Blues And More With Action Jackson.

Following Action Jackson at 2:00 PM is three hours of outstanding jazz programming on Jazz From The French Market With Al Colon

Following Al Colon at 5:00 PM is 3 hours of some great rock and roll, r&b and blues with R&B With Dj Swamp Boogie

Following Dj Swamp Boogie at 8:00 PM turn the radio dial to 94.1 KPFA for The Bonnie Simmons Show a unique mix of singer/songwriter folk, rock, soul, country, and R&B. Bonnie is a Bay Area icon and treasure. I try to listen to her show every week.

Following Bonnie at 10:00 PM is The Hear And Now. From singer-songwriters to avant-garde jazz; old faves, new voices, and live performances Derk Richardson hosts the most unique and hip program on radio..

Video Pick Of The Week!!!

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, to borrow an expression from Duke Ellington, was beyond category. He was arguably the most exciting saxophone soloist in jazz history.Blind since the age of two, Kirk  was a post-modernist before that term even existed.He was an immensely creative artist; perhaps no improvising saxophonist has ever possessed a more comprehensive technique — one that covered every aspect of jazz, from Dixieland to free — and perhaps no other jazz musician has ever been more spontaneously inventive. In celebration of Kirk’s 86th Birthday on Saturday I would like to recommend the 2001 documentary The Case Of The Three Sided Dream which explores the phenomenal life of multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, who went from blind infant, to child prodigy, to adult visionary, to political activist, and – finally – to paralysed showman.

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