Intune

Tonight’s Featured Performers!!The M-TET!!
SF Jazz/Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco
7:00 PM & 8:30 PM Showtimes. $20 Cover Charge

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

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 5:30 PM-8:00 PM Showtime.. The Scott Foster Quartet has been performing regularly for the last several years and compiled a large repertoire. Joining Scott will be Dave Scott (Trumpet), Surya Prashanka (Drums), and Aaron Germain (Bass) led by Scott (Guitar). Scott is a great jazz guitarist and this band really cooks. Highly recommended!!! $10 Cover Charge

Black Cat Jazz Supper Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 6:30 PM-9:30 PM Showtime.. One of the great soulful singers in the Bay Area Oakland’s own Lilian Kane & Her Swing Band will be performing her brand of vintage jazz r&b, funk and pop. I am really looking forward to seeing her again. Highly recommended!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 10:00 PM-1:00 AM 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. N/C

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime..Two-time GRAMMY-winning blues icon Taj Mahal is the closest thing we have to an American griot. His music embraces the raw energy of field hollers, the rent-party gumption of early jazz, the urbane grooves of rhythm and blues, the church-derived cadences of soul music and the rhythms of West Africa, via New Orleans and the Caribbean. Highly recommended!!!! $35-$55-$75-$95 Cover Range.

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 99 Grove St, San Francisco 5:00 PM Showtime. Dreamstate San Francisco envisions a world where ethereal beats and timeless melodies rescue you from the everyday and transport you to a higher state of consciousness. Welcome to your trance destination. The Lineup includes Alexander Popov,Alpha 9, ATB, Avalon, Blastoyz, Bryan Kearney, Captain Hook, Ferry Corsten, Ganesh, John O’Callaghan, Khromata, Niko Zografgos & Vini Cini.. $80-$90 Cover Charge.

Elbo Room 647 Valencia St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. Fleetwood Macrame is quickly becoming the Bay Area’s most exciting tribute band. What began as a simple exercise in fun has turned into an awe inspiring live experience complete with show stopping renditions of Fleetwood Mac’s greatest hits. Audience participation is encouraged, and bay area crowds are coming in droves to sing along with Fleetwood Macramé. What’s more, they sound so much like Fleetwood Mac, if you closed your eyes you would think it was the real thing. $15 Cover Charge..

August Hall 1706, 420 Mason St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. Oakland’s own Americana indie rock band Day Wave will be in performance. Highly recommended!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Bottom Of The Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime. Two really good bands. Headling tonight is Ashley Clue, musically known as Cowgirl Clue , a Los Angeles based electronic producer who originated from Texas. Her music is described as a “Vada Vada” take on pop music. headlines. Dark new wave synthpop rockers Rinse & Repeat opens the show.. Highly recommended!!! $12 Cover Charge..

Hemlock Tavern 1131 Polk St, San Francisco 8:30 PM-10:55PM Showtime. A great night of music coming up with the founding member of the great Flamin’ Groovies, Roy Loney headlining the show.. Rock and soul par excellence Harold Ray & EastSide Dynamite and Latitude led by the very talented Amy Fowler is a band reminiscent of some of The Pretenders and Sparks round out one of the best shows of the week. Highly recommended!!! $12 Cover Charge..

People in Plazas is free noontime musical concert series in San Francisco public spaces. This is a great summer music series with over 120 free performances at lunchtime in a number of downtown public plazas Monday through Friday in July, August and September. Today’s noontime concert series lineup includes West Coast bloues guitar master and vocalist GG Amos performs at 425 Market Street.

The Back Room 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime. Howell Devine the massively talented NorCal trio, became the first blues band Arhoolie Records (Fred McDowell, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton) signed in 27 years. Triple threat talent Joshua Howell (slide guitars, harmonica, voice) and percussion savant Pete Devine (drums, washboard) plus snappy doghouse bassist Joe Kyle Jr. deftly mix sinuous Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present day sound from the past. Howell Devine is my favorite Bay Area blues band. They will have the house rockin’.. $20 Cover Charge..

If you live in and around Santa Cruz you may want to check out

Kuumbwa Jazz 320 Cedar St # 2, Santa Cruz 7:00 PM Showtime. World renown Jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli is a great performer, very funny and was recently described as “hip as a wink”. I highly recommend seeing him. $44 Cover Charge..

Looking into the future here are some suggestions

August

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
8th Sound Summit Herbie Hancock, Bob Weir, Grace Potter, Nikki Lane & Con Brio
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
21st Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with Special Guest Lucinda Williams at Stanford University Bing Performance Center
22nd
Jon Cleary at Stanford University Bing Performance Center
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 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
6th SF Jazz SF Jazz Chick Corea Trio
7th
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
7th SF Jazz Chick Corea Trio
8th
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
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..

Off The Grid takes place this evening at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco’s Marina district. Starting at 5:00 PM and running to 10:00 PM more than 32 food trucks will pull up to Fort Mason for Friday night’s Off the Grid Food Truck Party. Off the Grid is sort of like a food court for nomads, gatherings of extreme culinary variety, with live music and full bars. If you get there early enough, you’ll be able to snack on treats from the Koja Kitchen, the Fat Face truck, Curry Up Now, and many more. There is also a Prix Fixe option, which costs $40 per person and must be reserved beforehand. The event is BYOB, meaning Bring Your Own Blanket.

Radio to listen to

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 for a great two hours of music with The Traditional Jazz Show with Keith Hill.

Following Keith is The New Orleans Music Show with either Bill DeTurk or Black Mold . Three hours of funk, traditional jazz, blues, zydeco r&b and soul.

Following Bill or Black Mold at noon is one of the best blues programs on the air this side of the Milky Way The Blues Breakdown hosted by Valerie “The Problem Child” Kacprzak.

Following Valerie at 2:00 PM is three hours of great jazz music with Jazz In The French Market hosted by Vin Cherry. These three programs really put me ion a great mood for the weekend. Highly recommended!!

Following Vin at 5:00 PM is 3 hours of blues,rock funk and soul on Music of Mass Distraction with Black Mold..

At 8:00 PM spin the radio dial to KALW 91.7 for Fascinatin Rhythm which each week presents popular American music from Stephen Foster to Stephen Sondheim, in the context of their relationship to American history. Host Michael Lasser offers a rich mix of singers, songwriters and songs to explore the history and themes of American popular music. Highly recommended!!If you are out and about today or at home doing projects or just hanging out and have the radio on or able to stream this is my recommendation for great music programming throughout the day and evening.
If you are out and about today or at home doing projects or just hanging

Video Pick Of The Week

Bayou Maharajah explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” A brilliant pianist, his eccentricities and showmanship belied a life of struggle, prejudice, and isolation. Illustrated with never-before-seen concert footage, rare personal photos and exclusive interviews, the film paints a portrait of this overlooked genius.

The Bayou Maharajah James Booker