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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 Performer
Alvon!!!!
Biscuits and Blues
401 Mason St, San Francisco
7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes..$20 Cover Charge..

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

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes.. Alvon is one of the most versatile musicians singers and entertainers on the music scene today. Known as the “Ambassador of the Blues”, Alvon travels the world singing and swinging jazz standards and sharing his love and respect for the American art form with enthusiastic audiences all over the world. Highly recommended!! $20 Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime.. Lulu & The Rent Party.. One of my favorite bay Area bands. They play an eclectic selection of jazz, latin, and pop tunes. They are really fun. Highly recommended!! N/C

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime. The Patrick Wolff Bebop Quartet is deeply rooted in the bebop tradition established by Bird, Clifford Jordan and Dexter Gordon. Patrick is absolutely my favorite Bay Area tenor player and he leads an outstanding group of musicians..N/C.

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime… Steve Lucky and the Rumba Bums perform vintage jazz, pounding boogie-woogie rhythms, sultry ballads, and funky-swinging New Orleans R&B. This band simply gives you the beat to move your feet. This will be a fun show. N/C

Stanford Bing Concert Hall 327 Lasuen St, Stanford 7:30 PM Showtime…. One of the very best jazz ensembles The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be in performance this evening. The quartet includes Branford on saxophones Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass and Justin Faulkner on drums. Highly recommended!!!! $42.72 Cover Charge..

If you live in and around San Jose you may want to check out

The Ritz 400 S 1st St, San Jose 7:00 PM Showtime.. A great night of blues music with two amazing blues guitarists Ana Popovic & Tommy Odetta teaming up for a great night of music.. Highly recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge…

Some future suggestions are

January

16th David Bromberg Larry Campbell & David Hildago at The Chapel
17th Pamela Rose & Terrance Brewer at SF Jazz Joe Henderdon Lab
17th Branford Marsalis Quartet at SF Jazz
18th Branford Marsalis Quartet at SF Jazz
18th Tim Flannnery & The Lunatic Fringe at The Cornerstone Berkeley
18th Mark Hummel’s Southern Harp Blowout at The Freight & Salvage
18th The Infamous Stringdusters at The Fillmore
18th Talib Kweli at Yoshis
19th Ozomatli with Bang Data at The Fillmore
19th
The Revolution at The UC Theatre
19th Mark Hummel’s Southern Harp Blowout at The Freight & Salvage
19th Scott Amendola Trio at Bird & Beckett
19th Branford Marsalis Quartet at SF Jazz
19th Jonathan Butler at Yoshis
20th Jonathan Butler at Yoshis
20th Branford Marsalis Quartet at SF Jazz
24th Rita Coolidge at Yoshis
25th DjangoFest at The Freight & Salvage
25th Poncho Sanchez at Yoshis
26th Poncho Sanchez at Yoshis
26th Reverend Horton Heat at Slims
26th Michael Nesmith at The Sweetwater Music Hall
26th DjangoFest at The Freight & Salvage
27th titleDjangoFest at The Freight & Salvage
27th Azar Lawrence Experience at Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
28th Azar Lawrence at Yoshis
31st Wallace Rooney Quintet at Yoshis

February

1st Railroad Earth at The UC Theatre
1st Booker T. Jones at The Freight & Salvage
2nd Booker T. Jones at The Freight & Salvage
2nd Blame Sally at Kuumbwa Jazz Center
4th Scott Amendola’s 50th Birthday Thing at The Freight & Salvage
4th Bill Laswell & Friends Residency at The Chapel
5th Bass Invaders at The Chapel
6th Sypher at The Chapel
6th John Santos Sextet at The Bing Concert Hall Stanford University
7th Third Rail Featuring James Blood Ulmer at The Chapel
8th Mudhoney & The Avengers at The SF Independent
8th Method Of Defience at The Chapel
8th Grant Levin Quartet with Jules Broussard at The Bird & Beckett
8th Steep Canyon Rangers at The Great American Music Hall
8th Michael Franti & Spearhead at The Fillmore
9th Michael Franti & Spearhead at The Fillmore
9th North Mississippi Allstars at The SF Independent
10th Joan Osborne Sing The Songs Of Bob Dylan at The Sweetwater Music Hall
10th Bill Maher at The Fox Oakland
14th Tuck & Patti at Kuumbwa Jazz Center
15th Otis Taylor Band at Biscuits & Blues
15th Howell Devine at The Backroom
15th Tuck & Patti at Feinstein’s At The Nikko
16th Tuck & Patti at Feinstein’s At The Nikko
16th Otis Taylor Band at Biscuits & Blues
16th Tribalistas at The Fillmore
17th Tribalistas at The Fillmore
17th Eric Alexander/Harold Mabern Quartet at Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
21st Bobby Rush at The Sweetwater Music Hall
22nd ALO With Horseshoes & Hand Grenades at The Fillmore
22nd Larry Carlton Quartet at The Blue Note Napa
23rd ALO SIng-Along For Kids at The Fillmore
23rd ALO With Tea Leaf Green at The Fillmore
23rd Larry Carlton Quartet at The Blue Note Napa
24th Terrance Blanchard & The E-Collective at Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
28th Bill Frisell Trio at The Freight & Salvage

March

1st Bill Frisell Solo at The Freight & Salvage
2nd
Bob Mould Band at The Fillmore
2nd Bill Frisell Trio at The Freight & Salvage
2nd Royal Trux at August Hall
3rd Charles McPherson Quartet at Bach Dancing & Dynamite
7th Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s at Biscuits & Blues
8th Ladysmith Black Mambazo at The Blues Note Napa
9th Ladysmith Black Mambazo at The Freight & Salvage
10th Ladysmith Black Mambazo at The Freight & Salvage
10th Roger Glenn at Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
14th Barrio Manouche at the Blue Note Napa
14th Kevin B.F. Burt at Biscuits & Blues
15th Kevin B.F. Burt at Biscuits & Blues
15th Dee Dee Bridgewater & Memphis Soulphony at The Blue Note Napa
16th Dee Dee Bridgewater & Memphis Soulphony at The Blue Note Napa
19th Dar Williams at The Freight & Salvage
20th Dee Dee Bridgewater at Yoshis
21st Dee Dee Bridgewater at Yoshis
22nd Arlo Gunthrie at The Freight & Salvage
22nd Chita Rivera at Feinstein’s at The Nikko
23rd Arlo Gunthrie at The Freight & Salvage
23rd Chita Rivera at Feinstein’s at The Nikko
24th Chita Rivera at Feinstein’s at The Nikko
24th Arlo Gunthrie at The Freight & Salvage
24th Judy Collins at Yoshis
25th Judy Collins at Yoshis
28th Arlo Gunthrie at The Luther Burbank Center
29th Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at Biscuits & Blues
31st Elvin Bishop Trio at Yoshis

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

The ODC Dance Commons located at 351 Shotwell, San Francisco for Beginning Tribal Belly Dance with Jill Parker. Jill’s Beginning Tribal Belly Dance classes are a classic San Francisco experience: They’re welcoming, weird, diverse, sweaty, trance-inducing, and somehow simultaneously straight and gay. Some students love to feel they’re in a place where it’s OK to actually have a belly, some come to gain the inevitable boost in sexy points, and some just want a great workout. They all get what they want, plus the caring yet hands-off instruction of the charismatic Parker. She’s internationally revered for having made a historically and culturally informed contribution to the nature of modern bellydance — she’s known as “the founder of the modern tribal fusion belly dance movement.” A typical beginning class is diverse in age, gender, size, race, and level of dance experience, and that’s the way the teacher likes it. She’s inspiring rather than demanding, and if you could see the smiles on the post-class faces, you’d know how much it means. Classes start at 7:30 PM and are $14 per session.

Dandelion Chocolate Factory Tour & Guided Tasting introductory tour looks into bean-to-bar chocolate making. Visitors will be walked through each step of our production process in our working chocolate factory. We’ll examine the how and why behind the journey from cacao farm to Dandelion hot chocolate and taste cacao from cocoa beans to liquid chocolate, and finally single origin bar. The Factory Tour cost $5 per person and are held Wednesdays 6:10 PM-6:50 PM. Dandelion Chocolate is located at 740 Valencia Street, SF, CA

Listen To The Radio

If you are out and about today or at home doing projects or just hanging out and have the ability to stream radio, my recommendation is checking out WWOZ starting at 7:00 AM with Traditional Jazz Hosted by Michael Longfield..

Following Michael at 9:00 AM is the The New Orleans Music Show hosted by George Ingmire.. This is three hours of great New Orleans music..

Following George at noon is two hours of power house blues with Sitting At The Crossroads With Big D

Following Big D at 2:00 PM is 3 hours of great Jazz programming with Jazz From The French Market With Sondra Bibb..

Following Sondra at 5:00 PM is one of my favorite programs on the air. Rare On The Air hosted by Bob Murret is 3 hours of 50’s and 60’s swamp pop, rock’n’roll, r&b, soul and more…

After Rare on the Air turn the radio dial over to KPFA 94.1 at 8:00 PM for Dead To The World hosted by Tim Lynch.. Keeping the spirit and music of the Grateful Dead alive with music by the Grateful Dead, and music not by the Grateful Dead. Highly recommended!!

Video Pick of The Week!!

Mike Judge Presents: Tales From The Tour Bus Season 2 returns for an all-new season chronicling the exploits of legendary music artists that focuses for the first time on funk-music greats including James Brown, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Rick James and others. Mike Judge serves as the series’ narrator, recounting, in his classic comically wry style, the raucous adventures of notorious musical talents, as told by those who knew them best. Hilarious and offbeat, the series features animated interviews with former bandmates, friends and other erstwhile associates, each of whom share uncensored anecdotes brought to life by animated reenactments, and woven together with live-action archival performance footage and behind-the-scenes photos. A love letter to musicians and all their wild, crazy and sometimes downright bizarre antics, Tales from the Tour Bus serves as an entertaining and enlightening look into a lesser-known side of music history, for music buffs and casual fans alike.
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