Silver Star Picks 11/13-11/19

Monday November 13th

Amnesia Bar https://amnesiathebar.com 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 9:00-11:30 Showtime                                                                                

The Bowties www.bowtiesbluegrass.com

This is a fun and raucous traditional bluegrass ensemble. N/C

Great American Music Hall http://www.slimspresents.com/great-american-music-hall 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco 8:30 showtime

Gin Blossoms http://www.ginblossoms.net .

This should be a good show from this hard driving rock and roll band. $40 Cover Charge

Tuesday November 14th

Yoshis https://www.yoshis.com 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8pm showtime

Robert Cray Band http://www.robertcray.com

. I first saw Robert in the late 1970s at The Last Day Saloon on Clement Street. You knew back then we were seeing someone special.. Robert is just a great guitarist and his band is smoking hot. I highly recommend this show. $72 Cover Charge

Fillmore www.thefillmore.com 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8pm Showtime

Blues Traveler https://www.bluestraveler.com

This is Blues Traveler 30th year together. I saw them a few years ago and highly recommend seeing John popper and the band. $30.00 Cover Charge.

Freight and Salvage https://www.thefreight.org 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8 pm showtime

Eddie Palmieri palmierimusic.com

Eddiie Palmieri is a great musician and one of the most influential pianists, bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. This will be a memorable show. $44.00 Cover Charge

Biscuit and Blues https://biscuitsandblues.com 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7z:30 & 9:30 Showtimes

Rick Estrin and the Nightcats http://www.rickestrin.com

This is one of the universe’s great 4 piece electric blues band. I love Rick Estrin and this should be a great show. $24.00 Cover Charge

Bottom of the Hill www.bottomofthehill.com 1233 17th St, San Francisco 8 pm Showtime

Andrew Sheppard https://andrewsheppardmusic.com

youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTtG3KHa9s4&w=560&h=315%5D

He is one soulful folk rocker. He is scheduled to go on second and I highly recommend checking him out.

Wednesday November 15th

Yoshis https://www.yoshis.com 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8pm showtime

Robert Cray Band http://www.robertcray.com.

I first saw Robert in the late 1970s at The Last Day Saloon on Clement Street. You knew back then we were seeing someone special.. Robert is just a great guitarist and his band is smoking hot. I highly recommend this show. $72 Cover Charge

Fillmore http://www.thefillmore.com 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8pm Showtime

Blues Traveler https://www.bluestraveler.com

This is Blues Traveler 30th year together. I saw them a few years ago and highly recommend seeing John popper and the band. $30.00 Cover Charge.

Club Deluxe https://www.clubdeluxe.co 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6pm-9 pm Showtime

Lulu and the Rent Party thwww.luluandtherentparty.com. This is a swinging jazz blues band. I love Lulu’s phrasing. N/C

Brick and Mortar brickandmortarmusic.com 1710 Mission St, San Francisco 8 pm Showtime

AJ Lee & Blue Summit https://www.aissalee.com

youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGVy5VU4_rc&w=560&h=315%5D AJ is a great vocalist and this is a fun bluegrass ensemble. I am looking forward to seeing this show. $15.00 cover

Revolution Cafe www.revolutioncafesf.com 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 8:30-11:30 Showtime

Zamico https://www.zamicoband.com/ Zamico is a Brazilian Reggae influenced ensemble. They are a lot of fun. N/C

Thursday November 16th

Freight and Salvage https://www.thefreight.org 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8 pm showtime

Asleep at the Wheel https://www.asleepatthewheel.com  

For almost 50 years Ray Benson and his musical entourage Asleep at the Wheel has been the preeminent Western Swing, boogie and american roots ambassadors. The Wheel is a great band. $44.00 cover charge

The Back Room https://backroommusic.com 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley 8pm Showtime

Tish Hinojosa http://www.mundotish.com

Tish is a great singer songwriter our of Austin,. I love her guitar playing and the way she is able to blend of folk country latin and pop intoi her own style and sound. I have not been to the Back Room but I will be there on Thursday. $20.00 Cover Charge

Friday November 17th

Red Poppy Art House http://www.redpoppyarthouse.org 2698 Folsom St 7:30-10 Showtime

Chelle and Friends https://www.chellenfriends.com .

Highly recommend this show. New Orleans native Michelle Jacques, who has solidified her rep as Oakland’s “Queen of New Orleans Music” by stirring jazz, funk, soul, Creole, Cajun, gospel, Caribbean, African, Zydeco, rock, and Mardi Gras Indian chants into a musical gumbo. $20.00 Cover Charge

Fox Theatre www. fox.theatreoakland.com 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 8:00 Showtime

Tedeschi Trucks Band www.tedeschitrucksband.com

The Tedeschi Trucks Band is fun night out. Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks have such great chemistry on stage and their band is really good. This should be a great show, $52.50-$79.00 cover charge

Freight and Salvage https://www.thefreight.org 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 pm Showtime

Martin Taylor https://martintaylor.com/ & Alison Burns https://www.alisonburns.com/

Martin Taylor is one of my favorite jazz guitarists and Alison Burns has such beautiful phrasing. This should be a very special night of music. With all the great live music going on this week Martin and Alison is heading toward the top of the list with a bullet.

Sweetwater Music Hall https://www.sweetwatermusichall.com 7:00-10 PM showtime

Rebirth Brass Band https://www.rebirthbrassband.com

Rebirth is my favorite New Orleans Brass band and I have been able to see them more than a few times. For a great night of fun I highly recommend Rebirth. $37.00 cover Charge

Boom Boom Room www.boomboomroom.com 1601 Fillmore St, San Francisco 9:30 Showtime

The Morning 40 Federation https://www.facebook.com/morning40

& Angela Moore and the Brand New Step https://angelomoore.bandcamp.com
. I like what I have heard so far. This should be fun night of funk $18.00 Cover Charge

Saturday November 18th

Biscuits and Blues https://biscuitsandblues.com 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:00 and 9:30 Show times

The Delgado Brothers http://www.delgadobrothers.com

This is another great Texas born and bred blues band. Raucous and just fun. $24.00 cover charge

Hotel Utah https://www.hotelutah.com/ 500 4th St, San Francisco 9 pm Show Time

Ray Vaughn www.rayosomusic.com Ray Vaughn is one of the architects of San Franciso’s late 1970’s punk music scene with his group Hostages and later Die Bossa. I haven’t heardhis name or thought about his music for a while until I noticed him on the bill at the Hotel Utah.  I checked out his new cd and it is really good and Ray sounds great. You can check out the music at his website www.raysomusisc.com or at https://rayvaughn.bandcamp.com. This should be a good set. $10 cover

Mr. Tipples https://mrtipplessf.com 39 Fell St, San Francisco 9-12 Showtime

Charles Unger Quartet https://www.charlesungerexperience.com /

This is one of San Francisco’s best kept secrets. This is a groovy funk jazz blues quartet. I love this group. N/C

Sunday November 19th

Lucky Horseshoe Bar https://www.theluckyhorseshoebar.com 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 4-7 Showtime

https://www.facebook.com/bernalhillbillies/

nice local bluegrass group . Great place to see music N/C

Freight and Salvage https://www.thefreight.org 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 7 pm show time

Noam Pikelny https://www.noampikelny.com/

NOAM PIKELNY is finally becoming recognized as one of the preeminent banjoists of his generation. He is a founding member of Punch Brothers and this should be a fun show. $32.00 Cover charge

 

Video Pick of the Week

It Might Get Loud
youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw08SNJ7vi0&w=560&h=315%5D

Rock icons — Jimmy Page, the Edge and Jack White — from three different generations come together to discuss the electric guitar and their musical influences. The men swap stories and crank up their instruments on an empty soundstage for a jam session. Along the way, they visit the majestic hall where “Stairway to Heaven” was composed, Jack White composes a song on-camera at a Tennessee farmhouse, and the Edge lays down tracks for a U2 single.

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