Suggestions for Week of 10/08-10/14

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

Monday October 8th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime… The High Tide Trio is a sensational super instrumental band featuring Mitch Polzak on guitar and bass, Hank Maninger on guitar and bass, and Les James on drums. Les will not be playing guitar. Hank and Mitch will switch off on guitar and bass. Mitch and Hank will not be playing the drums. The band plays all sorts of interesting guitar instrumentals, including surf, country, jazz, bluegrass, and movie and TV show themes. Highly recommended!!!! N/C

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

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. Le Hot Jazz.. The spirit of Django is alive and well in San Francisco. This is a great ensemble. Highly recommended!! N/C

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 9:00 PM-11:30 PM Showtime.. The Bow Ties are back at the Amnesia playing great traditional bluegrass. Highly recommended. N/C

If you live in and around Santa Cruz you may want to check out

Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320 Cedar St # 2, Santa Cruz 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM Showtimes.Four time Grammy nominee and violin virtuoso Regina Carter is considered the foremost jazz violinist of her generation;.Reina draws inspiration from a diverse well of influences which include classical, jazz, Motown, swing, funk, and world music . She is a great musician. Highly recommended!!! $32 Cover Charge..

Tuesday October 9th

Bar Fluxus 18 Harlan Pl, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:30 AM Showtime. Vibrason.. I saw this band recently. They are another great band out of the Bay Area. Very reminiscent of some of the Cal Tjader bands. Highly recommended.. $10 Cover Charge.

Le Colonial 20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime. Le Hot Jazz.. The spirit of Django is alive and well in San Francisco. This is a great ensemble. Highly recommended!! N/C

Bottom Of The Hill 233 17th St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime.. Singer/songwriter Austin Lucas‘ music embraces elements of country, folk, rock and roll and punk creating his own unique gendre. I am a fan of hius music and it’s a treat that he is coming to the “Hill”. Highly recommended!!! $14 Cover Charge..

Great American Music Hall 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. We Were Promised Jetpacks Scottish rock mainstays We Were Promised Jetpacks 

first emerged in 2009, with their exciting debut “These Four Walls”. The acclaimed post punk revival band are on their first huge headline tour in a number of years. This should be a great show.. Highly recommended!!! $25 Cover Charge..

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. Gary Clark Jr. is carrying on the Texas tradition of trail blazing blues guitar innovators and legends before him. His playing is a joyous fusion of blues, rock ,soul with elements of hip hop. No wonder Rolling Stone Magazine annoited him “The Chosen One”. Highly recommended!!!! $39.50 Cover Charge..

Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime… Laura Lackey’s Rhythm Revue is another great Bay Area band that plays hot dance floor tunes, swing and New Orleans jazz, blues, gospel and original compositions! They are excellent musicians and a lot of fun.. Highly recommended!!!! $10 Cvover Charge..

Ashkenaz 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime.. Mitch Polzak 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..

If you live in and around San Jose you may want to check out

The Ritz 400 S 1st St, San Jose 7:00 PM Showtime.. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. Highly recommended!!!! $21.50-$25 Cover Charge..

Wednesday October 10th

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. Gary Clark Jr. is carrying on the Texas tradition of trail blazing blues guitar innovators and legends before him. His playing is a joyous fusion of blues, rock ,soul with elements of hip hop. No wonder Rolling Stone Magazine annoited him “The Chosen One”. Highly recommended!!!! $39.50 Cover Charge..

Bird & Beckett Books and Records 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..Celebrate Theolonius Monk’s 100th Birthday with one of the Bay Area’s best jazz ensembles the Hugh Schick/Danny Brown Quintet.. This should be a great show. Highly recommended!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Black Cat Jazz Club 400 Eddy Street, San Francisco 7:00 PM-Midnight Showtime..Cowboys & Frenchmen is a new take on instrumentation, composition, and orchestration for the jazz quintet. The front line of two alto saxophones is the vehicle for reimagining the role of horns in a small group setting, charting new territory by exploring individuality within the same timbre. The inspiration for the band name, Cowboys & Frenchmen, is a short film by David Lynch, called “The Cowboy and The Frenchmen.” The film is a Western – but with a unique, out-there interpretation of that classic genre. Similarly, this quintet’s music has one foot firmly planted in a genre, while the other one is busy trying to kick down the genre’s door. Highly recommended!!! $15 Cover Charge..

The Mezzanine 444 Jessie St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime..France’s most popular and compelling new pop singer Jain has a reputation for her compelling performances with instances of audiences literally leaping from their seats in disbelief. Her debut album “Zanaka” is one of Europe’s most popular selling records. This should be a great show.. Highly recommended!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall 327 Lasuen St, Stanford 7:30 PM Showtime….I’m With Her is a three-woman folk trio featuring Sara Watkins violin, Sarah Jarosz banjo, mandolin, and guitar, and Aoife O’Donovan guitar. Since the band’s formation in 2014, they’ve garnered acclaim for their unique blend of instrumental interplay combined with melodies. They are a band of extraordinary chemistry, who together create bittersweet and beautiful songs about love, loss, and life’s ups and downs. Highly recommended!!! $40-$65 Cover Charge.

Thursday October 11th

Black Cat Jazz Club 400 Eddy Street, San Francisco 7:00 PM-Midnight Showtime.. The New York based Wayne Tucker and the Bad Mothers pays tribute to two of the most influential musicians of their era Miles Davis And Stevie Wonder… This band is just greast and this should be a great show… Highly recommended!!! 420 Cover Charge…

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. Gary Clark Jr. is carrying on the Texas tradition of trail blazing blues guitar innovators and legends before him. His playing is a joyous fusion of blues, rock ,soul with elements of hip hop. No wonder Rolling Stone Magazine annoited him “The Chosen One”. Highly recommended!!!! $39.50 Cover Charge..

Hotel Utah 500 4th St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.Three really good local bands perform tonight including progressive rock/jazz Room For A Dream, funk/ jazz progressive rockers Fancy Dad and indie rockers Asleep Under Black Water round out a really good night of music.. Highy recommernded!!!! $10 Cover Charge..

The Independant 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. Jupiter & Okwess transcend the Congo’s unexplored musical heritage and dive into a pool of modernity. Jean-Pierre Bokondji, aka « Jupiter », a sort of ghetto Don Quixote, (or a lanky wading bird dressed in a general’s uniform), was born on the 16th December 1963, in Kinshasa. From East Berlin (where he grew up) to Kinshasa, from James Brown to the ultra-dominant Congolese rumba style, Jupiter decided to create his own mode of musical expression. Bay area fusion funk band More Fatter opens the show. Highly recommended!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley 6:30 PM Showtime….A special night with The Dynamic Faye Carol in Concert and the Film Screening of “Evolutionary Blues West Oakland Music Legacy Evolution” featuring such great artists as Faye Carol + Fantastic Negrito, Sugar Pie Desanto and many more. Faye is one of the premiere vocalists of her time and is internationally regarded for her powerful voice, unique style, and impeccable delivery of a wide range of material from The Great American Songbook to down home blues to contemporary popular music. She has shared the stage with artists such as Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Pharaoh Sanders, Charles Brown, Albert King, and Billy Higgins. This will be a great ewvening of entertainment.. Highly recommended!!!! $40 Cover Charge..

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany 8:00 PM Showtime.. A great night of jazz with the trio of drummer Scott Amendola, guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist Phillip Greenlief. Highly recommended!!! $10 Cover Charge..

Friday October 12th

Black Cat Jazz Club 400 Eddy Street, San Francisco 10:00 PM-1:15 AM Showtime.. The New York based Wayne Tucker and the Bad Mothers pays tribute to two of the most influential musicians of their era Miles Davis And Stevie Wonder… This band is just greast and this should be a great show… Highly recommended!!! $20 Cover Charge…

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. Gary Clark Jr. is carrying on the Texas tradition of trail blazing blues guitar innovators and legends before him. His playing is a joyous fusion of blues, rock ,soul with elements of hip hop. No wonder Rolling Stone Magazine annoited him “The Chosen One”. Highly recommended!!!! $39.50 Cover Charge..

August Hall 1706, 420 Mason St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. Monophonics are just hitting their stride as one of the premier soul bands in the country. The Bay Area band delivers cinematic songs with timeless hooks anchored by Kelly Finnigan’s soulful organ and powerhouse vocals. Their sound is inspired equally by classic soul, heavy funk, psychedelic rock, and classic American songwriting. The funky psychedeilc pop band Suzanimal rounds out a great night of music. Highly recommended!!! $22.50 Cover Charge..

Bottom Of The Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. A really fun show tonight. Headlining is the edgy blues, gospel soul band Zeal & Ardor. Dream trash band Astronoid rounds out the night.. Highly recommended!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

Slims 333 11th St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. Surf punk rock pioneers Agent Orange is one of only a handful of bands who have been continually active since the earliest days of the West Coast Punk Scene. A small circle of musical rebels who came together to form a movement, they took their place front and center to experience and participate in the explosion of now legendary underground music that was created during the golden era of American Punk Rock. Opening up is the legendary British punk band the U.K. Sub</a>. This show will be great!! Highly recommended!!! $22 Cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime..Ferron is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter and poet. In addition to gaining fame as one of Canada’s most respected songwriters, Ferron first became one of the most influential lyrical songwriters of the women’s music circuit, and an important influence on later musicians including Ani Di Franco, Mary Gauthier and the Indigo Girls. From the mid-80’s on, her songwriting talents have been recognized and appreciated by music critics and broader audiences, with comparisons being made to the writing talents of Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen. She will be performing with her All-Star Band. Highly recommernded!!! $34 Cover Charge…

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany 8:00 PM Showtime.. Three time Grammy award winning pianist, composer and performer and one of the orignal members of Snarky Puppy Bill Laurance will be performing with his ensemble. Highly recommended!!$15 Cover Charge..

Impulse Room 1501 N Broadway #138, Walnut Creek 8:00 PM-9:30 PM Showtime..A favorite East Bay soul/funk band the Suspects OF Soul will have the house rockin’!! Highly recommended!!! $18 Cover Charge..

The California Deathfest 2018 at Oakland’s Metro Opera House located at 522 2nd Street. The California Deathfest now in its 4th year is the brainchild of the organizers of Maryland Deathfest. For ticket information visit California Deathfest Tickets.

Saturday October 13th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 10:00 PM-1:00 AM Showtime..Barrio Manouche is a great Bay Area ensemble performing a repertoire of original instrumental compositions with a unique sound that it’s difficult to classify but instantly recognizable deeply influenced by a range of musical traditions, from the swing of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, to the hot jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli,the gypsy soul of eastern europe, the flamenco of Paco de Lucía to the avant-garde sounds of Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. Singer/songwriter performer Jackie Greene is out promoting his seventh album Back to Birth which showcases the multitalented artist’s uncanny knack for synthesizing his deep affinity for American roots styles into timeless, personally-charged music. Highly recommended!!!!$29.50 Cover Charge..

Black Cat Jazz Club 400 Eddy Street, San Francisco 10:00 PM-1:15 AM Showtime.. The new York based Wayne Tucker and the Bad Mothers pays tribute to two of the most influential musicians of their era Miles Davis And Stevie Wonder… This band is just greast and this should be a great show… Highly recommended!!! $20 Cover Charge…

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany 9:00 PM Showtime..Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys is one of the Bay Area’s best western swing/country boogie musical bands. They are great musicians and really fun. They will rock the house.. $15 Cover Charge..

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes.. Digable Planets is one of the most influential American alternative hip hop group. Based in New York City, Digable Planets is known for it’s fusion of Jazz and Hip hop. Current members of the group are Craig Irving, Ishmael Butler and Mary Ann Vieira. Highly recommended!!! $45-$95 Cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime..Ferron is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter and poet. In addition to gaining fame as one of Canada’s most respected songwriters, Ferron first became one of the most influential lyrical songwriters of the women’s music circuit, and an important influence on later musicians including Ani Di Franco, Mary Gauthier and the Indigo Girls. From the mid-80’s on, her songwriting talents have been recognized and appreciated by music critics and broader audiences, with comparisons being made to the writing talents of Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen. She will be performing with her All-Star Band. Highly recommernded!!! $34 Cover Charge…

The UC Theatre 2036 University Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. The Arhoolie Foundation presents BRIDGING THE BLUES, a rare solo performance by the internationally recognized blues legend Taj Mahal and Oakland’s own GRAMMY-winner black roots blues/punk attitude musician Fantastic Negrito. Highly recommended!!! $45-$125 Cover Charge..

Treasure Island Music FestivalThe 11th annual is being held this weekend starting at Noon at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park. Headlining today’s festival are Mark Ronson, Nosaj Thing and Santigold. You can view today’s complete schedule at Today’s Lineup. For ticket information visit Treasure Island Festival Ticket Info.

The California Deathfest 2018 at Oakland’s Metro Opera House located at 522 2nd Street. The California Deathfest now in its 4th year is the brainchild of the organizers of Maryland Deathfest. For ticket information visit California Deathfest Tickets.

Sunday October 14th

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco, CA 4:30 PM-6:30 PM Showtime.. The John Calloway Jazz Quartet led by the renown multi-instrumentalist/composr and arranger is one the Bay Area’s premier latin bands. Highly recommended!!! $10 Cover Charge..

Black Cat Jazz Club 400 Eddy Street, San Francisco 7:00 PM-Midnight Showtime.. The new York based Wayne Tucker and the Bad Mothers pays tribute to two of the most influential musicians of their era Miles Davis And Stevie Wonder… This band is just greast and this should be a great show… Highly recommended!!! $20 Cover Charge…

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. Alternative hip-hop artists Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers is a band always on the verge of emotional explosions, all while Frank Lopes, aka Hobo Johnson, is quoting Shakespeare and making references to Jay-Z. This should be a great show.. Highly recommended!!! $25 Cover Charge..

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Showtime.. Bernal Hillbillies.. A great three hours of bluegrass music at a really great venue reminiscent of the jams at the Old Paul Saloon many years ago. N/C

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music 2367 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 8:30 PM Showtime..a great night of bluegrass and Americana music with two great bands. Headlining tonight is the Jeff Austin Band lead by the mandolinist and singer best known for being a part of the Yonder Mountain String Band. The Dead Winter Carpenters is a five-piece Alt-Country band from North Lake Tahoe, California, whose music has been described as an Americana blend of progressive bluegrass, roots rock, and folk with an influence from the Bakersfield. Highly recommended!!! $19 Cover Charge!!!

California Jazz Conservatory 2087 Addison St, Berkeley 4:30 PM Showtime.. The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra is San Francisco’s own 17 piece big band that plays music composed and arranged by its members, which include some of the very best of the Bay Area’s jazz musicians. The composers and arrangers draw from a wide variety of influences but always come up with powerful music with groove, beauty and subtlety. Highly recommended!!! $20 Cover Charge..

If you live in and around Santa Cruz you may want to check out

Flynn’s Cabaret 6275 Hwy 9, Felton 7:30PM Showtime..One of contemporary folk music’s most beloved artists Tracy Grammer is renowned for her springwater-clear alto, perfectly intoned violin, and guitar playing that is by turns percussive and delicate, Grammer is also a gifted storyteller whose incantations add a rare mixture of vulnerability, intimacy, and hard-won insight to her performances. Highly recommended!!!! $25 Cover Charge…

The 11th annual Treasure Island Music Festival is being held this weekend starting at noon at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park. Headlining today’s festival are Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett and Soccer Mommy. You can view today’s complete schedule at Today’s Lineup. For ticket information visit Treasure Island Festival Ticket Info.

Video Pick Of The Week..

Girl Groups: The Story of a Sound follows the history of the girl singing groups and singers of the sixties, including the Shangri-Las, the Supremes, and Lesley Gore, and explains how this particular style of music developed.

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