Suggestions for Week of 8/12-8/18

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

Monday August 12th

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.. Highly recommended!!!! 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 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Showtime..
The Handsome Ladies, the best ladies-only bluegrass ensemble, hold an early jam session. If you are a lady, bring your instrument and get involved. Highly recommended!! N/C

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 9:00 PM-11:55 PM Showtime..
Windy Hill, the first ladies of Bay Area bluegrass music have a return engagement to Amnesia. This should be a good show..N/C

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime..
The Fil Lorenz Orchestra is a high-voltage, crowd-pleasing big band born of the blues, with a sound defined by a searing, relentless horn section. Saxophonist/arranger Lorenz has assembled a musical cast of the highest standard, bringing some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most accomplished and adventurous jazz veterans together with some of the fertile San Francisco scene’s most promising up-and-coming players. Highly recommended!!!! No Cover Charge…

Mountain Winery Concert Series 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga 6:30 PM Showtime..
The B-52’s are one of the quintessential American bands. . Thirty-Six years and over twenty million albums into their career, the B-52s remain the among the most beloved rock stars ever. Any mystery concerning the longevity and ongoing appeal of the B-52s is immediately solved when exposed to the B-52s unique concert experience. From the timeless gems of “Rock Lobster,” “Planet Claire” and “Private Idaho” to the more recent classics of “Channel Z,” “Love Shack” and “Roam”, the B-52s unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time the music begins. Highly recommended!!!!! $99-$455 Cover Charge..

Tuesday August 13th

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime. A fun night in store with four really good bands. Headlining tonight from Weed Mountain, NY is the party punk band Prince Daddy & The Hyena. Also on the bill from Philadelphia, PA indie popster
Zoe Reynolds’ Kississippi and two Chicago groups, the playful party punk band from Retirement Party and heavy mathrockers Snooze. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

Bar Fluxus 18 Harlan Pl, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:30 AM Showtime. Vibrason is 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

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime..
Josh Klipp and The Klipptones are another greatjazz/swing/blues band who play the classics, or the remix. I love when they lthrow in some rockabilly and 50’s/60’s rock and roll in their set. Highly recommended!!!!!! No Cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. For two decades Gretchen Peters has been one of Nashville’s most beloved and respected artists. Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October 2014 by singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell, who called her “a songwriter and a poet (who) sings as beautifully as she writes” Peters has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Bryan Adams and Faith Hill. In 2015, The Telegraph (UK) named her one of the greatest 60 female singer-songwriters of all time. Highly recommended!!!!! $24 Cover Charge…

Jupiter 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime.
Clyde The Blynd and His Trio will be performing his original compositions both old and new, plus songs from Don Cherry, Wayne Shorter and Augustus Pablo in this latest version of Clyde’s unique vision. N/C

Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley 8:00 PM Showtime.
Gangstagrass fuses string instruments with hip-hop artists, resulting in arguably the best argument yet for a rap and country music marriage. Highly recommended!!!! $19 Cover Charge..

People in Plazas is free noontime musical concert series in San Francisco public spaces. This is a great summer music series with over 120 free performances at lunchtime in a number of downtown public plazas Monday through Friday in July, August and September. Today’s noontime concert series lineup includes the World Afro-Brazilian/Peruvian pop jazz/funk ensemble Sang Matiz performing at Rincon Center located at 121 Spear Street.

Wednesday August 14th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime. Singer/songwriter Lilan Kane is one of the Bay Areas very best soulful r&b/funk/pop & jazz vocalists. Lilan and her band has opened for Hall & Oates, Sharon Jones and Trombone Shorty. She is a great performer. Highly recommended!!! No Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime.
The Patrick Wolff Bebop Quartet is deeply rooted in the bebop tradition established by Bird, Clifford Jordan and Dexter Gordon. Patrick is absolutely my favorite Bay Area tenor player and he leads an outstanding group of musicians..N/C.

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes..
Bay City Blues featuring Chris Cain is a weekly showcase of world class Blues music and superb instrumental talent. This event is a celebration of the Blues in all its forms and an adventure into the depth of a national genre. Hosted by the nationally recognized Chris Cain & his All-Star cast of Musicians, every week they invite a new special guest to accompany them on stage and present new, upcoming, & old talent from the blues world! Bay City Blues is our tribute and exploration into the Blues genre, it is a special event in which we all get to help, share, & “Preserve the Blues.” Highly recommended!! $22 Cover Charge.

Tupelo 1337 Grant Ave, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:00 AM Showtime.. If you don’t know Johnny Z and the Camaros you should. They are such a fun rock and roll band. They will have Tupelo rockin’ out. N/C

Le Colonial 20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime..
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers are just a superb internationally recognized swing big band in the authentic style of the 1940’s and 1950’s as the band. Lavay the reigning “Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues” pays 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!! No Cover Charge.

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

People in Plazas is free noontime musical concert series in San Francisco public spaces. This is a great summer music series with over 120 free performances at lunchtime in a number of downtown public plazas Monday through Friday in July, August and September. Today’s noontime concert series lineup includes Winners of the Will Rogers Cowboy Award “Western Swing Group of the Year” and “Western Swing Album of the Year” The Saddle Cats performing at 101 California Street; cross culture latin salsa musician Carlos Xavier will perform at 525 Market Street; America rockers Sons of Happiness will perform at 555 California Street.

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music 2367 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 8:30 PM Showtime…The legendary band The Original Wailers returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history. Highly recommended!!! $24 Cover Charge..

Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley 8:00 PM Showtime. Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra is a four-man orchestra blending blues music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits’ darker works. Sitting in with the band tonight is special guest singer-songwriter, guitarist, banjo player, and founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show and Willie Watson. Highly recommended!!!!! $19 Cover Charge..

Mountain Winery Concert Series 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga 6:30 PM Showtime.. Singer songwriter and musician Jackson Browne has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. Coming to prominence in the 1970s, Browne has written and recorded songs such as “These Days”, “The Pretender”, “Running on Empty”, “Lawyers in Love”, “Doctor My Eyes”, “Take It Easy”, “For a Rocker”, and “Somebody’s Baby”. In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Rolling Stone ranked him as 37th in its list of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. Highly recommended!!!!! $100-$499 Cover Charge..

If you live near Santa Cruz I recommend checking out

Moes Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz 8:00 PM Showtime. 8:00 PM Showtime.. Willie K–that’s “K” for Kahaialii is, in the words of the Honolulu Weekly, “an amazing guitar virtuoso, a Hawaiian Jimi Hendrix; he’s Gabby Pahinui, Andres Segovia, and Eddie Van Halen rolled into one. Willie can mimic seemingly any style, moving easily between screaming Stratocaster, sweet slack key, and jazzy, almost baroque, acoustic 12-string.” Besides being a guitar wizard, he also sings and writes gorgeous originals, from rocking blues to tender ballads in the traditional Hawaiian style. Since releasing his debut album in 1992, he has won more than a dozen, Na Hoku Hanohano awards, the Hawaiian equivalent of the Grammy. Highly recommended!!!!!! $30 Cover Charge..

Thursday August 15th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime. Icubanismo! opened the door for Cuban music in the America. The band that led to the formation of Buena Vista Social Club carries on in that fiery Cuban tradition with this band that includes a blazing ensemble of horns, rhythm section and percussion that transforms a concert hall into a hot night in Havana. Highly recommended.. $35/$55/$75 Cover Charge..

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:30 PM-11:45 PM Showtime.. Featuring members of Tumbledown House and the John Brothers Piano Company,
The Ramshackle Jazz Band pulls from a wide repertoire of original material, as well standards, groovy instrumentals, old reefer tunes, and occasional modern cover songs. Instrumentation generally includes clarinet, trumpet, stride piano, bluesy guitar, bass, and drums, and the band’s influences range from hard bop to soul to cumbia. Highly recommended!!!!! N/C..

Boom Boom Room 1601 Fillmore St, San Francisco 9:15 PM Showtime.
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes rocks the house all the time every time! This classically trained New Orleans-based band delivers a smorgasbord of musical genres every time they hit the stage. JSDN defy easy categorization, their irreverent funk is cut with rock riffs, a Gypsy/Klezmer flare, a Latin tinge courtesy of a hard hitting horn section, and a sense of humor. Highly recommended!! $8 Cover Charge.

Hotel Utah 500 4th St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime..
The International Pop Overthrow Festival‘s one aim is to give every worthy band who’d like to play their music in a festival atmosphere the chance to do so, and to bring pop music the attention it so richly deserves. The festival is on a 16 city tour. Tonight’s show features Dawn Oberg, Emily Brown, Jason Berk, Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands, Goggy and Bray & The Dens. Highly recommended!!!!!! $10 Cover Charge..

Le Colonial 20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
The Steve Lucky Carmen Getit Trio in a rare performance without the “Rhuba Bums”. I love the trio because it showcases the great musicianship of Steve and and Carmen’s vocals are reminiscent of Dina Washington, Ruth Brown and Etta James. Highly recommended!!!! N/C.

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. Willie K–that’s “K” for Kahaialii is, in the words of the Honolulu Weekly, “an amazing guitar virtuoso, a Hawaiian Jimi Hendrix; he’s Gabby Pahinui, Andres Segovia, and Eddie Van Halen rolled into one. Willie can mimic seemingly any style, moving easily between screaming Stratocaster, sweet slack key, and jazzy, almost baroque, acoustic 12-string.” Besides being a guitar wizard, he also sings and writes gorgeous originals, from rocking blues to tender ballads in the traditional Hawaiian style. Since releasing his debut album in 1992, he has won more than a dozen, Na Hoku Hanohano awards, the Hawaiian equivalent of the Grammy. Highly recommended!!!!!! $38 Cover Charge..

People in Plazas is free noontime musical concert series in San Francisco public spaces. This is a great summer music series with over 120 free performances at lunchtime in a number of downtown public plazas Monday through Friday in July, August and September. Today’s noontime concert series lineup includes The Nick Rossi Trio is lead by one of the Bay Area’s great jazz guitarists performing at 303 Second Street; Jubilee a really wonderful bluegrass ensemble performs at 333 Market Street; Blues and jazz ensemble The Blue Rooster Combo performs at 595 Market Street.

Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley 8:00 PM Showtime. The Sophistikits is a project led by Eric McFadden featuring Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds and Wally Ingram Wally. The band, including Miles Tackett, Jeff Franca and Chris Spies, recently recorded their second single, “Sophistakiddin” which has just been released on Color Red Records. Highly recommended!!!!! $27 Cover Charge..

Mountain Winery Concert Series 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga 6:30 PM Showtime.. Singer songwriter and musician Jackson Browne has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. Coming to prominence in the 1970s, Browne has written and recorded songs such as “These Days”, “The Pretender”, “Running on Empty”, “Lawyers in Love”, “Doctor My Eyes”, “Take It Easy”, “For a Rocker”, and “Somebody’s Baby”. In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Rolling Stone ranked him as 37th in its list of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. Highly recommended!!!!! $100-$499 Cover Charge..

Friday August 16th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime.
Icubanismo! opened the door for Cuban music in the America. The band that led to the formation of Buena Vista Social Club carries on in that fiery Cuban tradition with this band that includes a blazing ensemble of horns, rhythm section and percussion that transforms a concert hall into a hot night in Havana. Highly recommended.. $35/$55/$75 Cover Charge..

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 5:30 PM-8:00 PM Showtime..
The Scott Foster Quintet has been performing regularly for the last several years and compiled a large repertoire. Joining Scott will be Geechi Taylor on trumpet, David Boyce and James Mahone on reeds, Surya Prashanka on drums, Grant Levin on piano Dave Rwell on bass and led by Scott on guitar. Scott is a great jazz guitarist and this band really cooks. Highly recommended!!! $10 Cover Charge

Great American Music Hall 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime..
Bad Books is one of the great American indie rock bands to come out this decade. Formed in early 2010 the band is composed of indie folk artist Kevin Devine and members of indie rock band titleManchester Orchestra including along with drummer Benjamin Homola. Opening the show is Brother Bird the newest project from Nashville singer/songwriter Caroline Swon. Highly recommended!!!!! $26 Cover Charge..

Hotel Utah 500 4th St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime..
The International Pop Overthrow Festival‘s one aim is to give every worthy band who’d like to play their music in a festival atmosphere the chance to do so, and to bring pop music the attention it so richly deserves. The festival is on a 16 city tour. Tonight’s show features Eric Friedmann and The Lucky Rubes , Blake Jones & The Trike Shop, Scott Gagner, Trip Wire, The Well Wishers, The Morning Line and The Armoires. Highly recommended!!!!!! $10 Cover Charge..

Cafe Du Nord 2174 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime…
The 2019 Noise Pop Festival presents The Nude Party, a six-piece band from the Catskill Mountains of NY, who creates an unmistakable mix of indie, folk, psych, and good old-fashioned rock and roll. Listening to this band you can sense the deep friendship the guys created over the years. Opening up the show is one of Los Angeles’ coolest all girls bands Pinky Pinky. Highly recommended!!!!! $13 Cover Charge…

The Chapel 777 Valencia St, San Francisco.. 9:00 PM Showtime..
Max Weinberg’s Jukebox is a truly interactive experience where Weinberg invites the audience to create the set list, in real time, that he and his crack four piece group will play that night. Performing songs from the glory days of rock and roll your guests get to choose from a video menu of over 200 songs — everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce and The E Street Band’s biggest hits — and hear the group play ‘em the way they want to hear them played! That’s right—the crowd gets to yell out their choices and Max plays them! This unique approach is fun and satisfying. How many times have you attended a show where you yearned to hear your favorite performer play your favorite song? With Max Weinberg’s Jukebox your dream will be realized. Prepare To Party!!!!! Highly recommended!!!!! $55/$75/$105 Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime.
Cosmo Alleycats is one of my favorite Bay Are jazz ensembles. The Alleycats are so good and so much fun and one of the better jazz bands in the Bay Area. Highly recommended. N/C

People in Plazas is free noontime musical concert series in San Francisco public spaces. This is a great summer music series with over 120 free performances at lunchtime in a number of downtown public plazas Monday through Friday in July, August and September. Today’s noontime concert series lineup includes latin jazz ensemble Caliente performs at 560 Mission; Hawaiian musician Steven Espaniola will perform at 425 Market Street.

The Greek Theatre 2001 Gayley Rd, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime. The Avett Brothers are one of the great indie Americana bands. I love the way this great North Carolinian band combines bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk rock, honky tonk, and ragtime to produce a novel sound described as having the “heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones. Opening up the show are the multi genre Lake Street Dive is a great live in performance experience. I love their unique jazzy pop/rock, R&B soul sound. Highly recommended!!!!! $45-$119.50 Cover Charge..

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany 9:00 PM Showtime.. A great night of music featuring two great bluegrass bands. One Grass Two Grass delivers high energy, hard driving, fun-loving, old-timey, new-timey, good-timey, rockin’ California string band music. One Grass Two Grass forges its own style of folk meets old-time, meets rock, meets bluegrass. Cushioned by a bed of old mountain tunes and a dash of stomping rock and roll, they bring strings to the times. The Grateful Bluegrass Boys began when Aaron Redner (Hot Buttered Rum) and David Thom (Vintage Grass) decided to mesh their love for traditional Bluegrass music with the songs of the Grateful Dead. Bryan Horne (Hot Buttered Rum) soon joined the mix on bass and the trio played a few private events before deciding to play in Bay Area clubs and festivals. Ben Jacobs (Poor Man’s Whiskey) plays accordion and a rotating cast of musicians fill out the band depending on the repertoire of the evening. GBB also plays the music of Bob Dylan and other classic luminaries to create an evening of sing-a-long revelry. Opening the show is the dynamic high energy Painted Mandolin which features Joe Cravin on mandolin, fiddle, percussion and vocals, Larry Graff on guitar, mandolin and vocals, Matt Hartle on guitar, banjotar & vocals and Roger Sideman on standup and electric bass. Highly recommended!!!!! $12 Cover Charge..

Terrapin Crossroads 100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael.. 8:00 PM Showtime.. DeVotchKa is a Colorado-based multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble that takes their name from the Russian word devochka, meaning “girl”. A cross-pollination of numerous influences, including cabaret, spaghetti Westerns, norteño, punk, and the immigrant dance music of Eastern Europe, DeVotchKa, formed in Denver by multi-instrumentalists Nick Urata (vocals, guitar, trumpet), Tom Hagerman (violin, accordion), Jeanie Schroder (sousaphone, bass) and percussionist Shawn King, emerged as unlikely indie heroes in the mid-2000s infusing modern indie music with a global flavor. This is a fun band.. Highly recommended!!!!! $35/$65 Cover Charge..

Saturday August 17th

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 701 Mission Street San Francisco 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Showtime. Brazil In The Gardens featuring Fabriana Cozza. A leading interpreter of Afro-Brazilian song, she’s known for championing young composers. Her latest album Partir connects Afro-Brazilian music with its African roots in Cape Verde, Congo and Angola. She’s joined by a stellar cast of São Paulo players including percussionist Douglas Alonso and Henrique Araujo on bandolim (mandolin) and ukulele-like cavaco. Highly recommended!!!!

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime.
Icubanismo! opened the door for Cuban music in the America. The band that led to the formation of Buena Vista Social Club carries on in that fiery Cuban tradition with this band that includes a blazing ensemble of horns, rhythm section and percussion that transforms a concert hall into a hot night in Havana. Highly recommended.. $45/$65/$85 Cover Charge..

The Independant 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime. The 1980’s indie rockers 10,000 Maniacs was proudly eclectic from the start, making trademarks of wide-ranging music and poetic lyrics. Originally founded by singer Natalie Merchant who went solo in 1993, the Maniacs are a great performance band. San Francisco based indie rockers Before The Brave opens the show. Highly recommended!!!! $40 Cover Charge..

Hotel Utah 500 4th St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime..
The International Pop Overthrow Festival‘s one aim is to give every worthy band who’d like to play their music in a festival atmosphere the chance to do so, and to bring pop music the attention it so richly deserves. The festival is on a 16 city tour. Tonight’s show features Corner Laughers, The Clarences, The Bobbleheads, Chris Von Sneidern, Ardent Sons, Streetcar Conductors and Plasticsoul. Highly recommended!!!!!! $10 Cover Charge..

Slims 333 11th St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtimes.. The Blasters are one of my all time favorite rock and roll bands. Phil and Dave Alvin are LA rock and roll royalty. Growing up in the southeast Los Angeles suburb of Downey, California under the tutelage of T-Bone Walker and Big Joe Turner to their emergence as central figures in the eclectic LA punk/rock scene of the early ‘80s to their current status as internationally-renowned influences in their own right, the Blasters have spent their lives exploring and expressing the deep and diverse musical legacy that is best described by the title of their first album American Music. Opening the show are western swing/country boogie masters Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys.. Highly recommended!!!!!!!!!! $25 Cover Charge

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 5:00 PM-8:30 PM Showtime..
Westside Jazz Club, lead by the wonderful tenor saxophonist Scott Silverberg, is a collective of innovative jazz musicians performing jazz standards, challenging modern compositions and freshly-updated classics. I have seen this ensemble a number of time and they never disappoint.. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes..
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers are just a superb internationally recognized swing big band in the authentic style of the 1940’s and 1950’s as the band. Lavay the reigning “Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues” pays 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.. A great night of music is in store this evening featuring a benefit show for the
Little Village Foundation. Artists performing include the mariachi youth ensemble Anai Adina, Mariachi Mestizo, a modern ensemble that preserves and expands Mexico’s centuries-old mariachi tradition, Betty Reid Soskin the 97 year old master poet and story teller, American roots singer/songwriter Betty Soskin, Muslin Somali poet Saida Dahir and Skip The Needle, a reckless, eclectic, fearless and fun, dedicated to love, and like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Highly recommended!!!!! $24 Cover Charge..

Sunday August 18th

The 82nd Annual Stern Grove Festival The free summer outdoor Sunday music fest concludes with The Big Picnic featuring The Isley Brothers whose career spanning over six decades have made their mark as one of the pioneers of R&B and soul music. The music starts at 2:00 PM and is located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Blvd in San Francisco.

Levi’s Stadium 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara., Ca..7:30 PM Showtime.. The Rolling Stones ‘No Filter Tour’..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime. Icubanismo! opened the door for Cuban music in the America. The band that led to the formation of
Buena Vista Social Club carries on in that fiery Cuban tradition with this band that includes a blazing ensemble of horns, rhythm section and percussion that transforms a concert hall into a hot night in Havana. Highly recommended.. $35/$55/$75 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

Video Pick Of The Week..

Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar traces the history of piano legend Oscar Peterson, from his early days as Montreal’s teenage boogie-woogie sensation through his meteoric rise to international celebrity. One highlight in this treasure trove of musical gems is the legendary Oscar Peterson Trio (bassist Ray Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis) who after a twenty-year hiatus, reunited in order to “prove that it still had the magic.” Over 100 minutes of classic and contemporary performances, rare film footage, in-depth interviews with a cast of jazz legends and multiple Bonus Features, create a chronicle spanning 5 decades of Oscar Peterson’s unforgettable music. Highly recommended!!!!

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