Suggestions For Week of 1/15-1/21

Another great week of live in the Bay Area. Here are some suggestion for this week.

Monday January 15th

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

Mr.Tipple’s 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7 PM & 10 PM Showtimes Le Hot Jazz Le Jazz Hot Joseph . 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 16th

Bar Fluxus 18 Harlan Pl, San Francisco 9:00 Pm-11:30 PM Showtime Vibrason Vibrason Bochinchosa I just saw this band recently. They are another great band out of the Bay Area. Very reminiscent of some of the Cal Tjader bands. $10 Cover Charge

Brick and Mortar Music Hall 1710 Mission St, San Francisco 9:00 PM ShowtimeLord Bishop Rocks Lord Bishop Rocks Live Louie Fontaine & the Starlight Searchers Louie Fontaine & the Starlight Searchers Ain’t The Right Girl For You Girl Lord Bishop Rocks for sure!! I lover they way they mix 70s influenced Hardrock, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Reggae and Punk – meshing it into a sound they call Hendrixian Motör Funk. Louie Fontaine is a Danish born rocker. Should be a good show. $12 Cover Charge.

Pier 23 Pier 23 The Embarcadero, San Francisco 5 PM-8 PM Showtime Mitch Woods Mitch Woods Live on the Streets of New York Mitch is going solo playing his brand of boogie-woogie, jump blues and jazz piano. Highly recommended. N/C

Black Cat Supper Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime Mark Lewis Mark Lewis Quartet The Ermitage Mark Lewis is master of the alto sax, baritone sax, flute and piano and has recorded and produced more than twenty albums on various labels. His latest album,The New York Session, features piano legend George Cables, veteran bassist Essiet Essiet and drummer Victor Lewis. A well-traveled saxophonist and flutist, he’s been a part of jazz scenes from Seattle and San Francisco to Rotterdam and Paris. This will be a great show. $20 Cover Charge

Wednesday January 17th

Black Cat Supper Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime Mark Lewis Mark Lewis Quartet What’s New Mark Lewis is master of the alto sax, baritone sax, flute and piano and has recorded and produced more than twenty albums on various labels. His latest album,The New York Session, features piano legend George Cables, veteran bassist Essiet Essiet and drummer Victor Lewis. A well-traveled saxophonist and flutist, he’s been a part of jazz scenes from Seattle and San Francisco to Rotterdam and Paris. This will be a great show.

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime Lulu And The Rent Party Lulu and the Rent Party Whose Honey Are You? One of my favorite Bay Area bands, Lulu & The Rent Party brings sexy, infectious fun to an eclectic selection of jazz, latin, and pop tunes. Highly recommended N/C

Pier 23 Pier 23 The Embarcadero, San Francisco 6 PM-9 PM Showtime Mike Lipskin Mike Lipskin African Ripples One of planet Earth’s greatest stride jazz piano masters will be performing at this beautiful club. Highly recommended..N/C

Le Colonial 20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco 7:00 PM- 10 PM Showtime Le Hot Jazz Le Jazz Hot Joseph. The music and spirit of Django Reinhardt is alive and well in the Bay Area as performed by these great musicians.. N/C

Thursday January 18th

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 10 PM Showtimes Guy King Guy King Drown In My Own Tears Guy King’s music is fresh and unique while maintaining a strong link to the musical masters that came before him. His natural musical abilities and his one of a kind blend of Blues, Jazz, Soul, and R&B, are some of what makes Guy King so special in the music world. $24 Cover Charge

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 9:00PM-11:30PM Showtime Wicked Man Band Wicked Man When Will I be Flying Another really good Bay area Band. Wicked Man is an indie-soul-pop outfit hailing from Oakland, CA, who blends pop melodies with afro-beat inspired rhythms. Highly recommended…$10 Cover Charge.

The Midway 900 Marin St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-8:30 Showtime Listen- The Dark Side Of The Moon This is Alan Parson’s original quadraphonic mix of Pink Floyd’s legendary album The Dark Side Of The Moon.. This is an entirely new experience of this classic work of early spatial audio. $25 Cover Charge.

Feinstein’s at the Nikko 222 Mason St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Well-Strung Well-Strung Toxic My favorite string quartet. They are just brilliant. I love the way fuse pop and classical music. Highly recommended. $33.75-$65 Cover Charge.

Black Cat Supper Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime Ken Fowser Ken Fowser Quintet Black Orpheus Regularly featured in the top NYC jazz venues, Ken is a rising star in the New York as well as the national jazz scene. The Ken Fowser Quintet features trumpet impresario Josh Bruneau. A musician you don’t want to miss! $20 Cover Charge

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM & 10 PM Showtime Gerald Albright Gerald Albright Round Midnight Since the late ’80s, American jazz saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Gerald Albright has been one of the most influential R&B and contemporary jazz musicians. Should be a good show. $27-$65 Cover Charge

In The North Bay

Green Music Center 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park 7:30 PM Showtime Marc Cohn Marc Cohn Walking in Memphis Blind Boys of Alabama Blind Boys of Alabama People Get Ready What a double bill with two legendary performers. Marc Cohn is a great song writer and performer and the Blind Boys of Alabama are the five-time Grammy Award-winning gospel group who first sang together in 1939. This should be a memorable performance. $25 -$55 Cover Charge

Friday January 19th

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 10 PM Showtimes Guy King Guy King Honest I Do Guy King’s music is fresh and unique while maintaining a strong link to the musical masters that came before him. His natural musical abilities and his one of a kind blend of Blues, Jazz, Soul, and R&B, are some of what makes Guy King so special in the music world. $24 Cover Charge

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM & 10 PM Showtime Gerald Albright Gerald Albright Round Midnight Since the late ’80s, American jazz saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Gerald Albright has been one of the most influential R&B and contemporary jazz musicians. Should be a good show. $27-$65 Cover Charge

Feinstein’s at the Nikko 222 Mason St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Well-Strung Well-Strung Toxic My favorite string quartet. They are just brilliant. I love the way fuse pop and classical music. Highly recommended. $33.75-$65 Cover Charge.

Black Cat Supper Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime Ken Fowser Ken Fowser Quintet Black Orpheus Regularly featured in the top NYC jazz venues, Ken is a rising star in the New York as well as the national jazz scene. The Ken Fowser Quintet features trumpet impresario Josh Bruneau. A musician you don’t want to miss! $20 Cover Charge

The Make Out Room 3225 22nd St, San Francisco 6:30 PM Showtime Jon Langford Jon Langford Nashville Radio The great Jon Langford is performing solo along with special guest Virginia Dare. Great venue to see Jon. $20 Cover Charge

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:00 PM-12:00 AM Showtime The Cosmo Alleycats The Cosmo Alleycats Sinners’ Stomp The Alleycats are so much fun. One of the better jazz ensembles in the Bay Area. Highly recommended. N/C

Pier 23 Pier 23 The Embarcadero, San Francisco 7 PM-10 PM Showtime Mitch Polzak Mitch Polzak and the Royal Dueces Rockin Gypsy This is the Bay Areas’ top rockabilly band. They are a great rockin 3 piece group. Highly recommended N/C

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 8:30 PM Showtime Jason Marsalis Vibe Quartet Jason Marsalis Vibe Quartet Offbeat Personality Jason Marsalis is the youngest member of the illustrious Marsalis clan. I really like his 2013 CD In A World Of Mallets. $35 Cover Charge

The Hemlock Tavern 1131 Polk St, San Francisco 8:30 PM-11:55 PM Showtime Fearing Fearing Black Sand Glaare Glaare First Rain Screature Screature Siren High Fragile High Fragile Sugar Water I really like Glaare this LA based band is a fusion of shoe-gaze, post-punk, and dream-pop that feels very 90’s Goth. The other three bands sound are all good, Should be a good show. $10 Cover Charge

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime Little Village Foundation The Little Village Foundation Presents a Cavalcade of Stars This benefit features such stellar performers Aireene Espiritu, Aki Kumar, Chris Cain, HowellDevine, Maurice Tani, The Sons of the Soul Revivers, and Xochitl Morales. This will be a great show for a great cause. $22 Cover Charge

Saturday January 20th

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 9:00 PM-11:30 PM Showtime Angelica Rockne Angelica Rockne One Hundred Years From Now The Midnight Suns The Midnight Suns Drop The Knife Charlie Blake Severn and the Broken Spoke Blake Severn and the Broken Spoke Hey Lonely The Queen of San Antonio, Angelica Rockne headlines great night of rock n roll. Angelica is a great performer. Highly recommended.. $10 Cover Charge

Bazaar Cafe 5927 California St, San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime The Green Ribbon Band The Green Ribbon Band Leaving LA Again Nice small intimate place to see this fine folk rock trio. N/C

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime Jason Marsalis Vibe Quartet Jason Marsalis Vibe Quartet Offbeat Personality Jason Marsalis is the youngest member of the illustrious Marsalis clan. I really like his 2013 CD In A World Of Mallets. $40 Cover Charge

Feinstein’s at the Nikko 222 Mason St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Well-Strung Well-Strung Toxic My favorite string quartet. They are just brilliant. I love the way fuse pop and classical music. Highly recommended. $33.75-$65 Cover Charge.

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at Armandos Without a doubt one of the most swinging bands in the universe. Lavay Smith & her all-star 7-piece little big band pay tribute to the swingin’ Kansas City tradition, featuring the music of Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing, Joe Williams, Helen Humes, Lester Young, Jay McShann, Walter Brown, Jimmy Witherspoon, Myra Taylor & Big Joe Turner! Highly recommended!! $24 Cover Charge

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime Hot Rize Hot Rize Western Skies Hot Rize is such a great band. Hard to believe they are in their 40oth year playing together. Pete Wernick, Tim O’Brien, Nick Forster and Charles Sawtelle are definitely grounded in the bluegrass traditions of artists like Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and the Stanley Brothers. What I love about them is their musical tastes embraced other American roots pathways as well. Highly recommended $44 Cover Charge

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band To The Dogs or Whoever The Dust Bowl Revival The Dustbowl Revival With a Lampshade On Two of the best live performance bands on one stage. This will be an incredible show. I am so looking forward to see this concert. $35 Cover Charge

In the North Bay

The Mystic Theatre 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma 8:30 Showtime Pablo Cruz Pablo Cruz Love Will find A Way This iconic 1970’s rock band will be performing all their big hits. $28 Cover Charge

Sunday January 21st

Bimbos 365 Club 1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco 9 PM Showtime Pride & Joy Pride & Joy Dance To The Music The Bay Area’s favorite party band returns to Bimbos 365 Club for a night of timeless pop/soul music of our time in an electrifying high – style show… $25 Cover Charge.

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM Coco Montoya Band Coco Montoya Women Have A Way With A Fool Coco Montoya is a show-stopping, heartfelt singer and merciless guitar. He swings like a jazz man and stings like the Iceman, Albert Collins. He is one of the truly gifted blues artists of his generation. $30 Cover Charge

The Chapel 777 Valencia St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Sufer Blood Surfer Blood Deamon Dance Surfer Blood is very talented indie rock band out of West Palm Beach, Florida. Just a really fun band. $20 Cover Charge.f

Black Cat Supper Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-11:30 AM Showtime Ken Fowser Ken Fowser Quintet Black Orpheus Regularly featured in the top NYC jazz venues, Ken is a rising star in the New York as well as the national jazz scene. The Ken Fowser Quintet features trumpet impresario Josh Bruneau. A musician you don’t want to miss! $15 Cover Charge

Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley 8:00 PM Showtime The Secret Sisters The Secret Sisters Tennessee River Runs Low The Secret Sisters vocalists Laura and Lydia Rogers are wonderful songwriters with beautiful harmonies. I saw them at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass last year and loved how they really connected with the audience. Highly recommended.

The Independant 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime The Flesh EatersThe Flesh Eaters River of Fever Arising from a punk rock party scene that exploded in the wasted midst of Hollywood tinsel and trash, The Flesh Eaters first mutated into a punk-fueled “roots rock voodoo blues” rockabilly ensemble. A fun night out. $30 Cover Charge

Video Pick Of The Week

I Called Him Morgan I Called Him Morgan Trailer On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans. This documentary by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin is a love letter to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together.

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