Suggestions for Week of 12/4-12/10

Monday December 4th

The Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6 pm-9 pm Showtime

Jules Broussard Jules playing Fly Me To The Moon Jules has been a San Francisco fixture and a Bay Area favorite for over thirty years. His career spans over three decades of shared studio and stage with such luminaries as Ray Charles, Boz Scaggs, Van Morrison, Carlos Santana, Earl Grant, Elvin Bishop, Art Garfunkel and Doctor Hook. No Cover Charge

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00pm Showtime Valerie June Valerie June Shakedown She is a great singer song writer and performer. Highly recommend! $25 Cover Charge

Tuesday December 5th

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 Showtime Bay City Blues with Chris Cain Bay City Blues My Baby Wants to Leave Me Bay City Blues is a weekly showcase of world Blues music hosted by Chris Cain and his all Star cast of musicians. This will be a fun night. $20.00 Cover Charge

Cafe Du Nord 2174 Market St, San Francisco 7 PM Showtime
Jonathan Richman Jonathan Richman Everyday Clothes This iconic American singer songwriter and guitarist will be performing with his drummer Tommy Larkins. Jonathan is very entertaining. $25 Cover Charge

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8 PM Showtime Herb Alpert & The Lani Hall Trio Herb Alpert and Lani Hall The jazz pop legend and inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be performing grammy award winning vocalist Lani Hall. $49 Cover Charge.

Wednesday December 6th

Cafe Du Nord 2174 Market St, San Francisco 7 PM Showtime Mike Cooley(Drive By Truckers) Mike Cooley Gravity’s Gone Nice intimate place to see him. $25 Cover Charge

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8 PM Showtime Herb Alpert & The Lani Hall Trio Herb Alpert and Lani Hall The jazz pop legend and inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be performing grammy award winning vocalist Lani Hall. $49 Cover Charge.

Thursday December 7th

Bottom Of The Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9 PM Showtime
The Missing Pieces The Missing Pieces Pamela Parker’s Fantastic Machine Pamela Parker Mary Jane’s Blues Gold Minor Gold Minor The Right Time Three really good bands in one night. The Missing Pieces will be playing the Doors Morrison Hotel in its entirety, Pamela Parker and her band will be playing the music of Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company and Gold Minor will be playing music of the Grateful Dead. $12 Cover Charge

Brick & Mortar Music Hall 1710 Mission St, San Francisco 9:30 Showtime Jake Clemons Jake Clemons Sick Broke and Broken Jake is performing with his wonderful band. This is going to be a rockin night. $24 Cover Charge

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8 PM Showtime Herb Alpert & The Lani Hall Trio Herb Alpert and Lani Hall The jazz pop legend and inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be performing grammy award winning vocalist Lani Hall. $49 Cover Charge.

Friday December 8th

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, 9 PM Showtime San Francisco Devon Allman Project with Special Guests Devon Allman Band One Way Out Devon and his band will be perfoming with with special guests Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr, Alex Orbison, G Love, Brooklyn Allman, Robert Randolph, Bobby Whitlock, Coco Carmel, Samantha Fish, Luther & Cody Dickinson, Jimmy Hall, & Peter Levin in celebration of what would have been Gregg Allman’s 70th birthday. $35.00 Cover Charge

Saturday December 9th

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 7:30PM-10PM Showtime Wendy DeWitt Wendy DeWitt Nervous Boogie Woogie The reigning Bay Area “Queen of Boogie Woogie” Will be performing Boogie woogie Blues for Christmas. $20 Cover Charge

Bing Concert Hall 327 Lasuen St, Stanford 7:30 Showtime The Hot Sardines Hot Sardines I Wanna Be Like You The Hot Sardines will be performing their Holiday Stomp swinging concert. The Sardines are so much fun. $14-$45 range for Cover Charge

Oakland Metro Operahouse 522 2nd St, Oakland 7PM Showtime Pig Destroyer Pig Destroyer at Obscene Extreme a great American grindcore band. This will be a great show. $15 Cover Charge

Mystic Theatre 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma 8:30PM Showtime Poor Man’s Whiskey Poor Man’s Whiskey Peaceful Easy Feeling A Bay Area favorite. $22 Cover Charge

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 8:30 Showtime Brazil Vox Brazil Vox Live This a a very cool San Francisco Bay Area nine piece band that plays a mixture of Samba, Funk, Samba Reggae, Brazilian Pop (MPB), Hip-Hop, Forro and other Brazilian styles. N/C


Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley 8PM Showtime Sons of Champlin Sons of Champlin Get High This great American rock band is still going strong. $42 Cover Charge

Sunday December 10th

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 4:30-6:30 Showtime Buena Vista Jazz Band Buena Vista Jazz Band I Gonna Sit Right Down and Write a Letter A great Jazz band in the tradition of Eddie Condon and Jack Teagarden $10 Cover Charge

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 Showtime Pat Travers Pat Travers Statesboro Blues This great Canadian blues rocker makes a Bay Area appearance . $35 Cover Charge

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, Lucky Horseshoe Sunday Jam Fun neighborhood night of good music. 8 PM=10PM N/C

Video Pick of The Week

BANG! The Bert Berns Story Bert Berns Story Trailer You may have never heard of Bert Berns, but you know the enduring songs he’s written and produced: Twist & Shout, Cry to Me, Tell Him, Piece of My Heart, Cry Baby, Hang On Sloopy, I Want Candy, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love – Berns’ career IS Rock and Roll. Berns sessions made legends of Solomon Burke, The Isley Brothers, The Drifters, Ben E. King, Wilson Pickett, Van Morrison, and Neil Diamond, and his songs became chart-topping covers for the likes of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Animals and Janis Joplin. His premature death at 38 cut short a seven-year streak of hits, rooted in his early Brill Building and 1650 Broadway days, through his tenure at Atlantic Records to the formation and success of his own labels Bang Records and Shout Records.


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