Suggestions For Week of 1/1-1/7

Happy New Year!! There are some really fun shows in the new year. Here are some suggestions of shows that you may want to check out.

Monday January 1st

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:00PM and 9:30 PM Showtimes Wires Delta Delta Wires Live This is one powerful harmonica and horns seven-piece band dedicated to modern blues, while paying tribute to the blues origins of the Mississippi Delta. I love the originality, versatility and crisp, tight, exciting, sound of this band. The Delta Wires is comprised of Ernie Pinata (harmonica, lead vocals), Tom Gerrits (bass, background vocals), Richard Healy (guitar), Tony Huszar (drums, congas, tambourine), Gerry Jonutz (tenor, alto, baritone saxes), David Bowman (trombone) and John Christensen (trumpet) $24.00 Cover Charge.

Tuesday January 2nd

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 8:30 PM-11:30 PM Showtime. Mean To Me Mean To Me is a jazz quintet that resurrects classic jazz of the 1920s through 1940s–sometimes interlaced with the more modern stylings of Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and Ahmad Jamal–and an eclectic variety of soul-jazz and Latin jazz. The Band features an all-star lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best Jazz musicians featuring Judy Butterfield – vocals, Ben Slater – saxophone, piano,Cairo McCochran – drums, Dave Shaff – trumpet, Scott Foster- Guitar and Adam Gay – Bass N/C

Wednesday January 3rd

Bar Fluxus 18 Harlan Pl, San Francisco 5 PM-7 Pm Showtime The Deep Basement Shakers The Deep Basement Shakers Live, This is a fun entertaining group. Deep Basement Shakers bring to life good-time, steady-rollin’ barrelhouse blues and boogie from the 20’s and 30’s on through to the early days of R&B. They are one rollicking ensemble. N/C.

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 8 PM-Midnight Showtime Ed Ivey’s Weekly Blues Jam Ed Ivey’s Blues Jam Ed gets the bar rocking. His weekly jam is really fun. N/C

Thursday January 4th

Mr. Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7 Pm & 10 PM Showtime Ken Husbands Ken Husbands Trio This is a really good jazz trio featuring Ken Husbands on guitar, Aaron Germain on electric and acoustic bass and Otto Huber on drums. This is a great venue to see the trio. N/C

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 8:30 PM-11:55 PM Honey of the Heart Honey of the Heart Mama You’ve Been On My Mind This is one dynamic group, bringing wonderful vocal harmonies and arrangements to their mix of soul, folk, and funk. Definitely worth checking out. N/C

Sweet Water Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley 8 PM Showtime The Hildagos The Hildagos Do The Murray Sasha Dobson Sasha Dobson Make It all Right This has the makings of one memorable show. THE HIDALGOS featuring the great David Hidalgo of Los Lobos performing his sons David Hidalgo Jr. of Social Distortion on drums, & Vincent Hidalgo on bass. Opening act is Sasha Dobson. I saw Sasha a few weeks ago opening for Papa Mali. She is a dynamite singer and guitar player. $32 Cover Charge

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8 PM and 10 PM Showtime Pacific Mambo Orchestra Pacific Mambo Orchestra Me Voy de Aqui This is one amazing fun group. This Grammy Award winning Latin dance music orchestra will have you dancing. Should be a great show. $24 & $49 Cover Charge

Friday January 5th

The Chapel 777 Valencia Street San Francisco 9 PM Showtime David Bowie Birthday Bash with The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual First Church of the Silver Sexual Encore Performance 4th annual Bowie Birthday Bash This is the 7th year of this annual gala honoring one of rocks most iconic stars. $25-$40 cover Charge

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 Showtime Savion Glover Savion Glover Mr. Bojangles Marcus Gilmore Marcus Gilmore Master Class This is a supreme meeting of rhythm masters in this inspired duet. Savion Glover The great tap virtuoso Savion Glover joins forces with drummer Marcus Gilmore, grandson of iconic drummer Roy Haynes and a dynamic musician known widely for his work with Vijay Iyer, Chick Corea, Nicholas Payton, Steve Coleman, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Ravi Coltrane. $35 $55 $85 $95 Cover Range

Elbo Room 647 Valencia Street San Francisco 9:30 PM Showtime DJ Sid Presley’s Surf n’ Turf Dance Party Seems like a fun night. $5 Cover Charge

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8 PM and 10 PM Showtime Pacific Mambo Orchestra Pacific Mambo Orchestra Me Voy de Aqui This is one amazing fun group. This Grammy Award winning Latin dance music orchestra will have you dancing. Should be a great show. $24 & $49 Cover Charge

Saturday January 6th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 Showtime Savion Glover Jack DeJohnette Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette This is a supreme meeting of rhythm masters in this inspired duet. Savion Glover The great tap virtuoso Savion Glover joins forces with Master drummer Jack DeJohnette, celebrated for work with Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew band, the Keith Jarrett Standards Trio, Charles Lloyd, the Gateway Trio with Dave Holland and John Abercrombie, and his own Special Edition project.  $35 $55 $85 $105 Cover Ran

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6 PM – 9 PM Showtime Howell Devine Howell Devine Poor Boy My favorite Basy Area Blues Trio. They are very special and highly recommended. N/C

The Chapel 777 Valencia Street San Francisco 9 PM Showtime David Bowie Birthday Bash with The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual First Church of the Silver Sexual Encore Performance 4th Annual Bowie Birthday Bash This is the 7th year of this annual gala honoring one of rocks most iconic stars. $25-$40 cover Charge

The Freight and Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8 PM Showtime David Grisman Bluegrass Experience David Grisman Bluegrass Experience Shady Grove One of the great masters of the mandolin performs with is outstanding bluegrass ensembles featuring Keith Little on banjo, Jim Nunally on guitar, Chad Manning on fiddle, and Sam Grisman on bass covering the classics – Carter Family, Doc Watson, Bill Monroe Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs and Charlie Poole $44 Cover Charge

The Red Poppy 2698 Folsom St, San Francisco 7:30 PM-10 PM Showtime The Project: Stringed Instrument From Around The World The Project explores Arabic, Turkish, Armenian, Eastern European, Celtic, Medieval, and West African music through original compositions and unexpected instrumentation, including tarhu duets. FEATURING: Daniel Berkman – kora, percussion Gary Haggerty – oud, tarhu Peter Maund – percussion Sarah Michael – kanun, tarhu Diana Rowan – harps $20 Cover Charge

Sunday January 7th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 Showtime Savion Glover Jack DeJohnette Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette This is a supreme meeting of rhythm masters in this inspired duet. Savion Glover The great tap virtuoso Savion Glover joins forces with Master drummer Jack DeJohnette, celebrated for work with Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew band, the Keith Jarrett Standards Trio, Charles Lloyd, the Gateway Trio with Dave Holland and John Abercrombie, and his own Special Edition project.  $35 $55 $75 $95 Cover Ran

The Freight and Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 7 PM Showtime David Grisman Bluegrass Experience David Grisman Bluegrass Experience Walking Boss One of the great masters of the mandolin performs with is outstanding bluegrass ensembles featuring Keith Little on banjo, Jim Nunally on guitar, Chad Manning on fiddle, and Sam Grisman on bass covering the classics – Carter Family, Doc Watson, Bill Monroe Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs and Charlie Poole $44 Cover Charge

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 7 PM Showtime Chuchito Valdes Chuchito Valdez Live In The Green Space Chuchito Valdez is following in the footsteps of his famed father Chucho Valdés and grandfather Bebo Valdés, continuing the legacy of great piano players form Cuba. With influences of Caribbean rhythms and jazz, Chuchito is recognized as a master of Cuban music including Son, Danzon, Cuban Timba and Guaguanco. $21 Cover Charge

Video Pick Of The Week

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words, Trailer This is a very funny wonderfully entertaining documentary about this iconoclastic musician and composer. It is rich in archival footage that shows Zappa being interviewed by broadcast journalists of all sorts. Most clearly don’t understand his music or his persona, and as they earnestly try to fit him into their Interviewing 101 boxes, he underscores news-media absurdities merely by playing it straight rather than bursting out laughing.

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