Suggestions for Week of 2/5-2/11

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

Monday February 5th

Mr. Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime Le Hot Jazz Le Hot Jazz After You’ve Gone The music and spirit of Django Reinhardt is alive and well in the Bay Area as performed by these great musicians.. N/C

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:00 PM-Midnight 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

Tupelo 1337 Grant Ave, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:00 AM Tupelo Who’s Your Mamma Monday Jam Session Every Monday, every week. Come hear the best in Roots, Soul, R&B, and Funk that the Bay Area has to offer. Hosted by Couti Ma and Young Blake – the nastiest rhythm section this side of S. Dakota. N/C

Tuesday February 6th

Pier 23 Pier 23 The Embarcadero, San Francisco 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Showtime. Ned Boyton Trio Ned Boyton Trio Live Ned is just an amazing jazz guitarist who has performed with such guitar luminaries as Bucky Pizzarelli,Howard Alden, Mundell Lowe, Bruce Forman and Les Paul. Whether playing traditional standards, Django inspired jazz or with his Gypsy Surf Italian Rock Jazz band, he is one to definitely check out. N/C

Black Cat Jazz Supper Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime Irwin Hall Irwin Hall Quartet My Funny Valentine Irwin Hall is one of the young lions of jazz. He is an award-winning internationally renowned saxophonist, flutist and clarinetist who has performed and recorded with Dee Dee Bridgewater, soul icon John Legend, bass virtuoso Charnett Moffett, and countless more. This should be a great show. Highly recommended!! $10-$20 Cover Charge

Wednesday February 7th

Bimbo’s 365 Club 1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Brittany Howard Bermuda Triangle Brittany Howard Bermuda Triangle. I love Brittany Howard. This is a side project side project of hers singer along with Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafser who round out the trio. From what I have heard those who know Bermuda Triangle really love their on stage chemistry. This should be a great show. $27-$50 Cover Charge

The Great American Music Hall 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Drive-By Truckers Drive-By Truckers The Righteous Path One of the great Americana Alternative rock bands for the past two decades. I have been fortunate to see them a few times. The Music Hall is a perfect venue to hear this great band. Highly recommended!! $31 Cover Charge

Black Cat Jazz Supper Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime Irwin Hall Irwin Hall Quartet My Funny Valentine Irwin Hall is one of the young lions of jazz. He is an award-winning internationally renowned saxophonist, flutist and clarinetist who has performed and recorded with Dee Dee Bridgewater, soul icon John Legend, bass virtuoso Charnett Moffett, and countless more. This should be a great show. Highly recommended!! $10-$20 Cover Charge

Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Dent May Dent May Face Down in the Gutter of Your Love Moon King Moon King Roswell Friendless Summer Friendless Summer Crash This is just a great triple bill featuring singer songwriter and self-described hotel bar lounge singer and aspiring daytime TV talk show host Dent May, Moon King featuring two talented singer songwriters and performers Daniel Benjamin and Maddy Wilde and another fun Friendless Summer

Thursday February 8th

Revolution Cafe
3248 22nd St, San Francisco 8:30 PM-11:30 PM Showtime Banda Sin Nombre Banda Sin Nombre Una Tumba Una Rumba Banda Sin Nombre is aa outstanding five-piece street band performing folk music from around the world. Mixing rich vocal harmonies with acoustic instruments including guitar, fiddle, charango, cajon, and bass, the band’s inspirations range from Peruvian Chicha to Catalan Rumba and Appalachian old time to Cumbia. This is one of the best live performance bands in the Bay Areas!! N/C

The Great American Music Hall 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Drive-By Truckers Drive-By Truckers The Righteous Path One of the great Americana Alternative rock bands for the past two decades. I have been fortunate to see them a few times. The Music Hall is a perfect venue to hear this great band. Highly recommended!! $31 Cover Charge

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 10:00 PM-Midnight Showtime Burlesque Burlesque Live I saw Burlesque at the Elbo Room not long ago. It was a blast. Great cabaret. Highly recommended.N/C

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime Kathy Price Kathy Price Old Blues & Jazz Band Live I saw this band at Yerba Buena a few years ago. They were just great, Had us all dancing..This is a really good jazz band and Kathy holds it all together with her sweet vocals. Highly recommended. $5 Cover Charge

Friday February 9th

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 10:00 PM Showtime Seth Walker Seth Walker Call My NameSeth Walker Call My Name Over the past 10 years, Seth Walker has become recognized as one of the most revered modern roots artists in the United States; a three dimensional talent comprised by a gift for combining melody and lyric alongside a rich, Gospel-drenched, Southern-inflected voice with a true blue knack for getting around on the guitar. $24 Cover Charge

Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes Josh Jacobson Josh Jacobson covers Caravan. I really like Josh’s music. I have not seen him perform as of yet but the word is he is engaging and energetic. I am looking forward to seeing him. $14 Cover Charge

Elbo Room 647 Valencia St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime Native Elements Native Elements Sensi All Day This San Francisco-based reggae band has been rockin the Bay Area for more than 7 years. This is a really good live performance band. Highly recommended!! $17 Cover Charge

Feinstein’s At The Nikko 222 Mason St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Brass Mafia Brass Mafia Live Just in time for Mardi Gras, musical mayhem, marching band madness and a powerful, “blow out the windows” sound are the hallmarks of San Francisco’s most raucous and sought after New Orleans fusion band, the Brass Mafia. The ensemble will perform music from varying decades and continents as well as unexpected mashups and some of their originals. They will be joined onstage by guest vocalist Yvette Pylant. $22.50-$50 Cover
Charge

Yoshi’s 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime Kingston Trio Kingston Trio Tom Dooley & This Land Is Your Land One of the most important and successful folk music trios that helped launch to folk revival movement of the late 50s and the 1960s. They recorded hits like Tom Dooley, Scotch and Soda the MTA and my favorite GreenBack Dollar. Should be a great night of nostalgia. $49-$85 Cover Charge

In The South Bay Check Out

Stanford Bing Concert Hall 327 Lasuen St, Stanford, CA 7:30 Showtime Darlene Love Darlene Love with the MUSE/IQUE Orchestra He’s a Rebel For more than 50 years, singer Darlene Love has been making rock and roll’s world go ‘round. In the early 1960s, she was part of Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound for “He’s a Rebel,” doing backing (as well as uncredited lead) vocals for “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Be My Baby,” and scores of other hits. With the 2013 documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom, she became the best-known unknown in rock history. Backed by the Stanford Symphony Orchestra for selections, as well as her own band, Love will fill the house with nostalgia and her timeless, soaring voice. $20-$80 Cover Charge

In and Around Santa Cruz

Rio Theatre 1205 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes Bruce Cockburn Bruce Cockburn at HSB If I Had a Rocket Launcher This is a great opportunity to see this incredible singer songwriter at such a great venue. I saw Bruce a few years ago at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and was simply amazing. Uif yu get a chance to check him out see him. $30 & $45 Cover Charge

In The North Bay Check Out

Mystic Theatre 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma 8:30 Showtime Pride & Joy Pride & Joy in Performance During its 28 years of phenomenal success, Pride & Joy has remained the Bay Area’s most popular soul and funk party band’ Guaranteed they will have the Mystic rocking and the crowd dancing. Highly Recommended!! &23 Cover Charge

Saturday February 10th

Elbo Room 647 Valencia St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime Native Elements Native Elements Sensi All Day This San Francisco-based reggae band has been rockin the Bay Area for more than 7 years. This is a really good live performance band. Highly recommended!! $17 Cover Charge

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 10:00 PM The Soul Soldiers The Soul Soldiers Live As the lead vocalist for Santana for 25 years, and also the leader of the popular San Francisco Bay Area R&B, Jazz , dance group Spangalang, and The Soul Soldiers, Internationally known Tony Lindsay has garnered 11 Grammy awards, travelled on several world tours and recorded on several of Santana’s CD’s. Along with performing and recording with several other Grammy Award Winners, Tony has recorded 4 solo CD’s of his own. Different Moods, The Message is Love, self-titled” Tony Lindsay”, and Memoirs. Joining Tony on this special show is the powerful voice of Fred Ross who has recorded and toured with Aretha Franklin, Tower of Power, Frankie Beverly and Chaka Khan. Also on vocals is Janice Maxie Reed. This is going to be a great shoiw..$24 Cover Charge

Feinstein’s At The Nikko222 Mason St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Brass Mafia Brass Mafia Live Just in time for Mardi Gras, musical mayhem, marching band madness and a powerful, “blow out the windows” sound are the hallmarks of San Francisco’s most raucous and sought after New Orleans fusion band, the Brass Mafia. The ensemble will perform music from varying decades and continents as well as unexpected mashups and some of their originals. They will be joined onstage by guest vocalist Yvette Pylant. $22.50-$50 Cover
Charge

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 8:30 Showtime The Generators The Generators Throw Away The Key Roadside Bombs Roadside Bombs Recess Control The Control Freaks The Control Freaks Karma What a great lineup!! The Generators are one of the most influential punk banks to come out of Los Angeles. This is a great band that is relevant and playing with the energy and power that I always loved about them. Roadside Bombs and The Control freaks round out a great show. $15 Cover Charge

Sunday February 11th

The Great American Music Hall 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco 8:00 PM An Evening with John Oates and the Good Road Band John Oates and the Good Road Band Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Oates has teamed with an amazing group of accomplished and rising stars in the Americana music world to bring his new album, Arkansas, to life. An impressive lineup consisting of Sam Bush on mandolin, Russ Pahl on pedal steel, Guthrie Trapp on electric guitar, Steve Mackey on bass, Nat Smith on cello, and Josh Day on drums and percussion. With this incredible band, Oates shines a light on music from America’s past long before the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Fresh interpretations include the Emmett Miller classic “Anytime” from 1924 as well as the Jimmie Rodgers tune, “Miss the Mississippi and You,” from 1932. Reimagined traditional Delta, country blues and ragtime selections salute legendary artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Blake. This dhould be a memorable show $41 Cover Charge

In The South Bay Check out

Savanna Jazz Club1189 Laurel St, San Carlos 6:00 Pm-9:00 PM Showtime Octobop Octobop We’ll Be Together Again Octet is one of the premier Bay Area jazz ensembles. This group is reminiscent of the Shorty Rogers Bud Shanks groups in Los Angeles in the 50s. Highly recommended !! N/C

In and Around Santa Cruz

Don Quixote’s International Music Hall 6275 CA-9, Felton, CA 7:00 PM Showtime Ed Gerhard Ed Gerhard Promised Land/Farther Along Legendary guitarist and Grammy Award winner Ed Gerhard will be in performance. Ed Is a master on the 6-string, 12-string, slide guitar and Acoustic Hawaiian Lap Slide, Gerhard captivates his audiences with virtuosity, generosity and sly humor. If you are around the area definitely check him out. $25 Cover Charge

Video Pick Of The Week

Django Django Trailer Django Reinhardt was one of the most brilliant pioneers of European jazz and the father of Gypsy Swing. “Django” grippingly portrays one chapter in the musician’s eventful life and is a poignant tale of survival. Constant danger, flight and the atrocities committed against his family could not make him stop playing. Reinhardt, elegantly interpreted by Reda Kateb is the toast of 1943 Paris, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of “hot jazz” and charming his admirers. But even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt — whose music is considered degenerate under the Third Reich — to make a daring escape from Paris, he refuses to be silenced as his music becomes a form of protest. Reda Kateb’s performance is simply impressive and will certainly please all fans of Django. A spirited biopic that will keep audiences on their tapping toes.

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