Suggestions For Week of 12/11-12/17

There is so much great music in the Bay Area this week. Lot of sold out performances. These are some suggestions for shows available for week of 12/11-12/17

Monday December 11th

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 9:00PM-11:30PM Showtime The Bow Ties The Bow Ties It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More I love the Bow Ties. They are so much fun.. N/C

Cafe Du Nord 2174 Market St, San Francisco 7:30 Showtime Cindy Wilson Cindy Wilson Mystic Vocalist, songwriter and a founding member of new wave rock band The B-52s will be going solo with her band. $20 Cover Charge

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30-12:30 Showtime Mike Olmas Presents The Sessions Mike Olmas The Sidewinder Mike is a such a great trumpet player. He leads his allstar Sessions with a great night of jazz. N/C

Tuesday December 12th

Black Cat 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 7:00PM-11:30 Showtime Patrick Wolff Patrick Wolff live in Oakland Patrick is such a great tenor player and his band so tight. If you love straight ahead jazz you need to check him and his band out. $15 Cover Charge

Wednesday December 13th

Bottom Of The Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime A night of indie rock and folk with El Cajon El Cajon Meteor This is a really good indie rock band that should receive more attention. The Overtones and Annie Bacon
Annie performing I want to Die Like Lou Reed Annie is a fine singer songwriter. $15 Cover Charge

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 8:30-11:30 Showtime Americano Social Club Americano Social Club Ain’t No Sunshine A great trio with a repertoire ranging from gypsy jazz, Brazilian, folk rock and even classical. N/C

Thursday December 14th

Brick and Mortar 1710 Mission St, San Francisco 8 pm Showtime Derrick Hodge Derrick Hodge Dances with Ancestors Derrick Hodge is one of the best jazz bassists on the planet. He is a great composer, record producer, and musical director. I first heard Derrick when he was a key member of Robert Glasper Experiment. This will be a great show. $25 Cover Charge

Bing Concert Hall 327 Lasuen St, Stanford, CA 7:30 Showtime
The Klezmatics Klezmatics Hanukkah Gelt One of the great American klezmer bands and the only klezmer band to win a grammy. A great night of joy and fun. $10-$65 Cover Charge

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Chris Robinson Brotherhood Rosalee This should be a rocking show. Chris has put together just a great blues rock band. Highly recommended!! $32.50 Cover Charge

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 8:30-11:30 Showtime Banda Sin Nombre Sobra Una Tumba Una Rumba One of my favorite local bands. This amazing 5 piece world music ensemble is such a joy. N/C

Slims 333 11th St, San Francisco 8PM Showtime Mitch Polzak Mitch Polzak and The Royal Dueces Whole Lot of Shaking Going On Mitch is a master guitarist and he and The Royal Deuces has been one of the premier Rockabilly bands since staring in 1999. I am a huge fan. Highly recommended $15 Cover Charge

Friday December 15th

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Chris Robinson Brotherhood Rosalee This should be a rocking show. Chris has put together just a great blues rock band. Highly recommended!! $32.50 Cover Charge

Bing Concert Hall 327 Lasuen St, Stanford, CA 7:30 Showtime Brandi Carlile Brandi Carlile The Story Just a fabulous singer songwriter and performer. She was one of the highlights at this years Hardly Strictly Bluegrass $15-$80 Cover Charge

The Freight and Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime Richard Thompson I Want To See The Bright Lights (Solo) The great singer songwriter and master guitarist is performing solo. $54 Dollar Cover Charge

The Boom Boom Room 1601 Fillmore St, San Francisco 9:30 Showtime Papa Mali Papa Mali Blue Railroad Train The legendary New Orleans based, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer will be in performance. Highly recommended. $18 Cover Charge

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 10:00 Showtime The Cosmo AlleycatsCosmo Alleycats Sinners’Stomp This is one of my favorite bands in the Bay Area. They are really good! N/C

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30-10:00 Showtimes Elvin Bishop Elvin Bishop Live This legendary blues and rock icon will be performing with his Big Fun Trio. Elvin is so much fun and entertaining. $50 cover charge


Saturday December 16th

The Warfield Theatre 982 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Big Head Todd and the Monsters Big Head Todd and the Monsters Its All Right This iconic rock band puts on a great show. $32. Cover Charge

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Chris Robinson Brotherhood Rosalee This should be a rocking show. Chris has put together just a great blues rock band. Highly recommended!! $32.50 Cover Charge

The Boom Boom Room 1601 Fillmore St, San Francisco 9:30 Showtime Papa Mali Papa Mali Blue Railroad Train The legendary New Orleans based, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer will be in performance. Highly recommended. $18 Cover Charge

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30-10:00 Showtimes Elvin Bishop Elvin Bishop Live This legendary blues and rock icon will be performing with his Big Fun Trio. Elvin is so much fun and entertaining. $50 cover charge

Elbo Room 647 Valencia St, San Francisco 10:00PM Showtime Saturday Night Soul Party Hosted by Dj’s Lucky, Phengren Oswald and Special Lord B. aka Dj Paul Paul this a really fun dance your ass off night out. $8.00 Cover Charge

The Bird and Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 7:30 Showtime Denise Perrier Denise sings Fly Me to the Moon Denise is a great jazz vocalist.I love her phrasing and her swinging interpretations. This should be a great show. $20 Cover Charge

And for all you folks living in the North Bay

Rancho Nicasio 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio 8:30 Showtime Angela Strehli Angela sings That Two Bit Texas Town
Angela is such a great performer singer and songwriter. Highly recommended. $20 Cover Charge

Mystic Theatre 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma 8:30 Showtime Roy Rogers Roy Rogers Walkin Blues Roy is a great slide guitarist, singer and performer. His shows are always really good. $25 Cover Charge

Hopmonk Tavern Sonoma 691 Broadway, Sonoma 8:00 PM Showtime Wendy DeWitt Wendy DeWitt LiveWendy DeWitt Live The Bay Area’s Queen of Boogie Woogie will be in the house..N/C

Sunday December 17th

Black Cat 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 7:00PM-11:30 Showtime Kai Lyons Groove Collective Kai Lyons Groove Collective live I really like what I have heard from this jazz funk blues ensemble. $15 Cover Charge

Feinsteins at the Nikko 222 Mason St, San Francisco 4:00 PM Showtime Kim Nalley Kim Nalley Since I Fell For You One of the Bay Areas great jazz and blues singers will be performing at this beautiful venue. $20-$60 Cover Charge

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 4:00 PM -7:00 Showtime Bluegrass Jam Sunday Lucky Horseshoe Bluegrass Jam A fun afternoon of bluegrass reminiscent of the jams back in the day when Paul’s Saloon was around. N/C

Video Pick of The Week

Twenty Feet From Stardom Twenty Feet From Stardom Trailer Filmmaker Morgan Neville Academy Award winning documentary shines a long-overdue spotlight on the hit-making contributions of longtime backup singers like Darlene Love and Merry Clayton.

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