Suggestions For Week of 1/8-1/14

Another great week of live music throughout the Bay Area. This week the focus is on some of the great local Bay Area talent. Here are some suggestion for this week.

This weekend is also the start of the Bay Area Music Festivals for 2018. The Amigo Guitar Show at is on this Saturday and Sunday The Marin Center 10 Avenue of the Flags San Rafael, Ca 94903 10 AM-5 PM Showtime This is the first Bay Area music Festival of 2018. The Amigo shows is an international buy-sell-trade events, where attendees may bring all the musical instruments or related items you can carry to sell, trade or have appraised. By getting bids from several exhibitors, you can quickly establish the market value of your item, and proceed to sell or trade with confidence.

Monday January 8th

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

Mr.Tipple’s 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7 PM & 10 PM Showtimes Le Hot Jazz Le Jazz Hot Lover Come Back To Me The music and spirit of Django Reinhardt is alive and well in the Bay Area as performed by these great musicians.. N/C

Tuesday January 9th

Black Cat Supper Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 7 PM-9 PM Showtime Grant Levin Grant Levin Band June Wind Grant is an outstanding jazz musician and his has a great band supporting him. Highly recommended.. $15 Cover Charge

The Lost Church 65 Capp St, San Francisco 8 PM Showtime Sour Mash Hug Band Sour Mash Hug Band The Old Man In The Mountain Shadowbox Quartet Shadowbox quartet Unchain My Heart This is another extremely talented and fun group of musicians playing 1920s style swing, hot jazz .and Yiddish song. Highly recommended.. $15 Cover Charge

Wednesday January 10th

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9 PM Showtime Tribe Devine Tribe Devine Black Streets MetronOhm MetronOhm White Rabbit Polartropica Polartropica Light Up The Sky Tribe Devine is a fun band. I love the way they fuse funk, reggae and hiphop. Don’t know much about the other two bands but I like what I have heard so far. This should be a really good show.. $12 Cover Charge

Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St, San Francisco 9:30-12 AM Showtime Steve Lucky and the Rumba Bums Steve Lucky and the Rumba Bums Rumpus Room Honeymoon Steve Lucky & the Rumba Bums perform vintage jazz, pounding boogie woogie rhythms, sultry ballads, and funky-swinging New Orleans R&B. This band simply gives you the beat to move your feet. This will be a fun show. $20 Cover Charge

Thursday January 11th

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 8 PM Showtime The Quiet Men The Quiet Men Something Sometimes High Witness High Witness Law of Seven Honest Iago Honest Iago Prepared Spontaneity The Quiet Men are another favorite San Francisco Bands. They are a blend of Irish- folk rock band with modern driving folk, rock and Americana. I love their song writing as well. They are great performers and I highly recommend this show. I liked what I heard from High Witness.. $12 Cover Charge

Cafe Claude 7 Claude Lane, San Francisco 7 PM-10 PM Showtime Patrick Wolff Patrick Wolff Gallop’s Gallop. Patrick is simply one of the Bay Areas premier jazz musicians. The Cafe Claude should be a great venue to see Patrick and his quartet.. Another highly recommended show N/C

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

Friday January 12th

Bar Fluxus 18 Harlan Pl, San Francisco 5 PM-8PM Showtime Byrds of a Feather Byrds of a Feather Work Song David Byrd has been a mainstay in the San Francisco Bay area music scene for many years. David is a pioneer in fusing jazz/reggae music. He is fun and inspirational.. N/C

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 10:30 PM showtimes Christone Kingfish Ingram Christone Kingfish Ingram Hey Joe No exaggeration in saying that Kingfish is a living phenomenon, soon destined to be a living legend!! He is a great blues guitarist and vocalist. I have seen him perform on TV and am looking forward to finally seeing him in person..$30 Cover Charge

Boom Boom Room 1601 Fillmore St, San Francisco 9:30 Showtime The Switch Hitters This is an Allstar funk/soul ensemble featuring
Nigel Hall Bass & Vocals-LETTUCE
Robert “Sput” Searight drums-Snarky Puppy/Ghost Note
Nate WerthPercussion-Snarky Puppy/Ghost Note
Wil Blades B3-Dr.Lonnie Smith
plus Adam Knight and Friends. How much fun is this show going to be!!..$20 Cover Charge

The Freight and Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8 PM Showtime The Cheap Suit Serenaders Cheap Suit Serenaders Singing in the Tub Another local favorite of mine. The band co-founded by Robert Crumb, serves up a giddy blend of up-tempo Hawaiian stomps, ragtime, Italian polkas, and more, as they recreate the music of the golden age of jazz. With Robert Armstrong, Allan Dodge, Rick Elmore, Tony Marcus, Terry Zwigoff, and Casey MacGill performing on ukuleles, Hawaiian steel guitars, fiddles, cellos, banjos, mandolins, accordions, and musical saws, this band is a great time!! $26 Cover Charge

Great American Music Hall 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco 8PM Showtime Tommy Emmanuel Tommy Emmanuel Classical Gas Tommy is simply one of the greatest guitarists on the planet. He is very funny and engaging. Well worth seeing..$46 Cover Charge

The Fox Theater 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 8 PM Showtime The O’Jays The O’Jays Love Train One of the most important Soul/R&B bands of the 70’s. This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member are a connection to an era and a sound that formed the soundtrack for the lives of several generations.$49.75 $69.75 $89.75 Cover Range

In the North Bay Checkout

Mystic Theatre 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma 8:30 PM Showtime Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives Wanted Man This is a great group. I saw them last year. What a great band!! Marty is a superb musician and the ultimate entertainer. His band’s title is accurately described “The Fabulous Superlatives”. I highly recommend this show.. $26 Cover Charge

Saturday January 13th

The Fillmore 805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 9 PM Showtime Ozomatli Ozomatli Cumbia de los Muertas I had the opportunity of seeing Ozomatli at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass last year. They put on a great performance. Ozomatli is an American six-piece band playing primarily Latin, hip hop, and rock music, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles. This is a show not to be missed. $26.50 Cover Charge

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 10:30 PM showtimes Christone Kingfish Ingram Christone Kingfish Ingram Hey Joe No exaggeration in saying that Kingfish is a living phenomenon, soon destined to be a living legend!! He is a great blues guitarist and vocalist. I have seen him perform on TV and am looking forward to finally seeing him in person..$30 Cover Charge

Boom Boom Room 1601 Fillmore St, San Francisco 9:30 Showtime The Switch Hitters This is an Allstar funk/soul ensemble featuring
Nigel Hall Bass & Vocals-LETTUCE
Robert “Sput” Searight drums-Snarky Puppy/Ghost Note
Nate WerthPercussion-Snarky Puppy/Ghost Note
Wil Blades B3-Dr.Lonnie Smith
plus Adam Knight and Friends. How much fun is this show going to be!!..$20 Cover Charge

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 10 PM-1:00 AM Showtime Howell Devine Howell Devine Brought Life Back to the Dead My favorite Bay Area Blues Band. Well worth seeing.. N/C

The Bird and Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 7:30 PM-10 PM Showtime Cartoon Jazz Octet Cartoon Jazz Octet Sleepwalker This is another fun unique Bay area ensemble playing classic tunes from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s by Raymond Scott & John Kirby plus a slew of originals! $20 Cover Charge

Sunday January 14th

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 9 PM showtimes Christone Kingfish Ingram Christone Kingfish Ingram Hey Joe No exaggeration in saying that Kingfish is a living phenomenon, soon destined to be a living legend!! He is a great blues guitarist and vocalist. I have seen him perform on TV and am looking forward to finally seeing him in person..$30 Cover Charge

The Freight and Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 7 PM Showtime Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives Wanted Man This is a great group. I saw them last year. What a great band!! Marty is a superb musician and the ultimate entertainer. His band’s title is accurately described “The Fabulous Superlatives”. I highly recommend this show.. $44 Cover Charge

Bach Dancing and Dynomite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay 4:30 PM Showtime Lew Tabackin Lew Tabackin Live A picturesque venue to see one of the great jazz tenor sax and flute players. I have not seen Lew for about 25 years. I may treat myself and take Highway One down to see this legendary Jazz master..$55 Cover Charge adults..$35 Cover Charge Students.

Hopmonk Tavern224 Vintage Way, Novato 1 PM Showtime Natural Gas Jazz Band Natural Gas Jazz Band Grandpa Spells This is a wonderful traditional jazz band. I saw this band last year and had a great time. N/C

Video Pick Of The Week

Mike Judge Presents Tales From The Tour Bus Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Trailer
Mike Judge’s Tales From the Tour Bus may not technically be a documentary, but the animated series tells the true and often crazy stories of some of country’s biggest stars of yesteryear. The series focuses on notorious characters like Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and other influencers like Johnny Paycheck and Blaze Foley. Judge’s signature animation plays out the legendary moments of its stars while friends, family, and acquaintances recall decades-old tales. While the episodes are filled with hilarious anecdotes, the show doesn’t shy away from tougher topics like Jerry Lee Lewis marrying his cousin or the toll drinking took on Johnny Paycheck’s promising career. The series is for serious country lovers and anyone looking to reminisce about country’s raucous beginnings.

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