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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.

Tonight’s Featured Performer..

Pimps Of Joytime
The Independant 628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
9:00 PM Showtime $25 Cover Charge

With the Coronavirus in full force it is advisable not to go out and see live music, but here are some shows that you might have wanted to check out tonight in normal times

The Independant 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime. When it comes to throwing a party, the Pimps Of Joytime raise the bar with swagger to spare. Rhythms and textures drawn from New Orleans funk, 90s club house, 60s salsa and hip-hop all collide and fracture upon one another on their new LP, Jukestone Paradise. Dubbed “raucous and captivating” by Okayplayer, their album cuts play like the soundtrack for a ride through Brooklyn’s diverse neighborhoods, where the group’s sound materialized. Opening the show is the Portland, Oregon based soul meets hip-hop live music fusion band Dirty Revival. Highly recommended!!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 5:00 PM-8:30 PM Showtime..
Westside Jazz Club, lead by the wonderful tenor saxophonist Scott Silverberg, is a collective of innovative jazz musicians performing jazz standards, challenging modern compositions and freshly-updated classics. I have seen this ensemble a number of time and they never dissapoint.. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Avenue, Albany 9:00 PM Showtime.. Crawling out from the weed-choked lots of the once proud town, The Detroit Cobras whip out ass-shaking anthems to good times, wild times, and the high and lows of L-U-V; you best believe it and you best not mess with it. Blurring the lines between R&B and R&R and soul, the Cobras are THE go-to party band for those in the know. Singer Rachel Nagy and guitarist Mary Ramirez are the bad girls by the exit doors at the school dance, all leather and heels, sneaking smokes and passing the flask. Rounding out the bill are the reved up rock n rollers The Richmond Sluts and the southern fried rock n rollers Hot Laundry. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $17 Cover Charge.

Speisekammer 2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda 8:30 PM Showtime. Legendary American blues guitarist, singer, bandleader and record producer Steve Freund will be performing with his Big 3 group featuring Howell Devine‘s Pete Devine on drums & washboard and Joe Kyle on bass’.This is a show not to miss.. Highly recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge..

Rancho Nicasio 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio 8:00 PM Showtime..
Tom Rigney and Flambeau is the Bay Areas preeminent cajun & zydeco band. This is such a fun band. Highly recommended!! $15 Cover Charge

Upcoming Shows Of Interest

March

26th Drive By Truckers The Fillmore
27th John Santos Sextet SF Jazz
27th Los Amigos Invisibles & Aterciopelados SF Fillmore
29th The Squirrel Nut Zippers Freight & Salvage
30th Squirrel Nut Zippers Mystic Theatre

April

2nd Heavy Metal Brass Band Brick & Mortar
2nd Grant Farm With Dusty Green Bones Amado’s
2nd Ratboy Bottom Of The Hill
2nd Berkeley Bluegrass Festival Freight & Salvage
3rd Berkeley Bluegrass Festival Freight & Salvage
3rd The Porches The Independant
4th The Porches The Independant
4th Ozomatli The Fillmore
4th Yonder Mountain String Band Great American Music Hall
4th Berkeley Bluegrass Festival Freight & Salvage
4th Built To Spill Cornerstone
5th Berkeley Bluegrass Festival Freight & Salvage
5th Built To Spill Cornerstone
5th Clint Baker Hot 4 Bird & Beckett
5th Mimi Fox B3 Trio Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
6th Meshell Ndegeocello Freight & Salvage
6th The Dirty Knobs With Mike Campbell The Independant
7th The Dirty Knobs With Mike Campbell The Independant
8th Brandy Clark Great American Music Hall
9th Amendola Vs Blades Ivy Room
11th Dave Bass Afro-Cuban Quintet Bird & Beckett
11th The Polish Ambassador The Fillmore
16th Mary Gauthier Freight & Salvage
16th Maria Schneider Orchestra SF Jazz
16th Louis Cole Big Band The Independant
17th Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 The Independant
17th The Mavericks The Fillmore
17th Maria Schneider Orchestra SF Jazz
17th Scott Foster Quintet Bird & Beckett
17th Marley’s Ghost Freight & Salvage
18th Maria Schneider Orchestra SF Jazz
18th The Waifs Freight & Salvage
18th Cottontails Bird & Beckett
19th Maria Schneider Orchestra SF Jazz
19th Howell Devine Bird & Beckett
19th Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra SF Jazz
19th Michael Zilber Big Band East West Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
21st Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives Freight & Salvage
23rd Suzy Bogguss Freight & Salvage
23rd Sexmob Goes To The Movies SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
23rd Joe Lovano: Sound Prints SF Jazz
24th Noise Pop Presents Ian Noe Amado’s
24th Sexmob SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
24th Joe Lovano: Bird Songs SF Jazz
25th The Masterson’s With Bonnie Whitmore Amado’s
25th Joe Lovano:Universal Jazz Ensemble SF Jazz
26th Joe Lovano: Classic Quartet SF Jazz
26th Nestor Torres Quintet Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
28th River Of Song Freight & Salvage
30th National Park Radio Brick & Mortar
30th Mark Hummel & The Deep Basement Shakers Ivy Room

May

1st Cosa Nostra Strings SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
1st Todd Rundgren The Fillmore
2nd Todd Rundgren The Fillmore
3rd Todd Rundgren The Fillmore
2nd Cosa Nostra Strings SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
3rd Cosa Nostra Strings with Lilan Kane SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
2nd MarchFourth Cornerstone
3rd Geoffrey Keezer Trio Featuring Gillian Margot Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
6th Howell Devine Club Fox
10th John Beasley’s Monk’estra Septet Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
11th Mdou Moctar The Chapel
13th The Residents The Chapel
14th The Residents The Chapel
14th Marc Ribot SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
14th Marcus Shelby Orchestra With Ledisi SF Jazz
15th Djavan UC Theatre
15th Marc Ribot SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
15th Marcus Shelby Orchestra With Ledisi SF Jazz
16th Doug Kershaw The Sweetwater Music Hall
16th Marc Ribot: Music Of Frantz Casseus SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
16th Marcus Shelby Orchestra With Tiffany Austin SF Jazz
17th Marc Ribot: Live Score To The Short Films Of Jennifer Reeves SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
17th Marcus Shelby Orchestra With Ledisi SF Jazz
17th Jane Bunnett & Maqueque Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
17th Emerald Quintet The Sweetwater Music Hall
18th Emerald Quintet The Sweetwater Music Hall
21st Durand Jones Cornerstone
21st Joey DeFrancesco Trio Yoshis
21st Amos Lee The Fillmore
22nd Durand Jones Cornerstone
22nd Bottlerock Music Festival
23rd Mandolin Orange UC Theatre
23rd Bottlerock Music Festival
24th Bottlerock Music Festival
24th The Bio Express Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
28th Poi Dog Pondering The Chapel
29th Poi Dog Pondering The Chapel

Bay Area House Concerts are a great source of seeing great local and in some cases national talent in a living room setting. Here are some sites that I frequent.

Bay Area House Concerts Performances Hosts Listings Include..
Bay Area House Concerts
KC Turner Presents
Inside Lands
Wisteria Ways
Living Room Jazz
SF Upbeat Jazz
The Living Room Stage
Group Muse

What’s On The Airwaves

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 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
Following Rockin’Ron at 8:00 AM is Music In The Glen hosted by Sharon Armstrong. This is a great Celtic music program .

I then suggest at 9:00 AM turning on your radio and tuning the radio dial or streaming over to KPFA 94.1 for my favorite World Music program Music Of The World with an array of rotating hosts including Joanna Manqueros, Jose Ruiz, Stephen Kent, David McBurnie and Will Smith. This a two hours of a vibrant celebration of music of all cultures of the earth.

Following Music Of There World is three hours of the best blues program this side of the Milky Way for Blues By The Bay hosted by Tom Mazzolini . Tom is a Bay Area treasure and I make it a point to listen to his show every Saturday.

After Blues By The Bay stream back over to WWOZ at 2:00 PM for World Journey hosted by Suzanne Corley. This is without question my favorite world music radio program..

Next up at 4:00 PM is Block Party hosted by Brice Nice & DJ Buttercup.. This is a great program of soul, funk, R&B, psych-rock, alt-hip-hop, and any sonic gems including 45 RPM disc, new or old. I love the party feel Brice brings to his show..

Following the Block Party at 6:00 PM is Soul Power with Soul Sister where “the queen of rare groove” starts a 2 two hour music marathon of deep funk and rare groove radio.

Following Sister Soul at 8:00 PM is two hours of some of the best radio programming in our current universe Awake and Willing With Peggy Lou. I have many favorite music shows on WWOZ but this is at the top of my list.

Finally at 10:00 PM is my favorite radio program on the air Blues In The Night with Jamie Dell’APA. Every Saturday from 10:00PM-1:00AM Jamie hosts what is unquestionably the most fun, unique and entertaining radio in our present solar system. Jamie describes the program as “Music from that time when rhythm and blues and rock and roll were emerging but hadn’t yet become a predictable formula. A time when musicians were listening to and incorporating these exciting emergences into their own style of music. We focus on music that is difficult to categorize. C&W that sounds like rockabilly and rockabilly that sounds like R&B which sounds an awful lot like rock. That’s the sweet spot for the music on the show and, sure enough, that’s where the New Orleans sound is centered.” This show is must listen Radio. Highly recommended!!!!

Video Pick Of The Week!!

Sarah Vaughan would have turned 96 this week. The documentary
Sarah Vaughan: The Divine One showcases the legendary voice in concert. Championed by Billy Eckstine, Vaughan rose quickly through the jazz ranks. Her ability to manipulate a tune earned her a reputation as one of the finest musicians of the new bebop era. In this release, she performs many of the songs that brought her fame: “Misty,” “Send in the Clowns,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Sarah Vaughan: The Divine One also features footage of interviews with those that were closest to her. Highly recommended!!!!!!

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