This is my blog of live local music listings around the Bay Area. Find out what’s happening, whose playing music and the venues that feature live music!!. .
Some suggested show this evening are
SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime. Jazz guitar icon John Scofield & the soulful funk masters Lettuce have had a long running relationship built on a deep and abiding love of funk. Their relationship goes back to 2002 when Scofield appeared as a special guest on the band’s debut album title Outta Here. Over the years Scofield and Lettuce have played and recorded together and are joining forces for a series of special performances. Highly recommended!!!!! $30/$50/$70/$85 Cover Charge..
SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:00 & 8:30 PM Showtime. A leading light of Latin Jazz” (Village Voice), passionate Argentine singer and composer Sofia Rei ties together musical traditions from across Latin America with a masterful approach deeply versed in jazz. A classically trained mezzo-soprano, Rei’s influences include South American folk styles, jazz, pop, new classical and electronic music. Highly recommended!!!!! $30 Cover Charge..
Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 & 10:00 PM Showtimes. Bill “Watermelon Slim” Homans is one of my favorite bottleneck guitarists who has a cry in his voice that other great singers in his gendre posess. He has built a remarkable reputation with his raw, impassioned intensity. HARP Magazine wrote “From sizzling slide guitar…to nitty-gritty harp blowing…to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues with both hands on the wheel of life, a bottle of hooch in his pocket, and the Bible on the passenger seat.” Highly recommneded!!!!! $24 Cover Charge…
Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom St, San Francisco 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. Argentine tango guitarist and composer Hernan Reinaudo is joined by local tango guitarist Scott O’Day for a tour of the best music that tango has to offer. Coming together for the second time in North America, Reinaudo and O’Day combine artistry and virtuosity to showcase the distinct voice of the guitar in tango. The duo will also feature original compositions and arrangements by Reinaudo. Highly recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..
Tupelo 1337 Grant Ave, San Francisco 9:30 PM-1:30 AM Showtime.. Jinx Jones is one of the great guitar virtuosos of the Bay Area. I love the way he seems to move seamlessly from rockabilly to jazz to twang and back again, sometimes in the same song. Highly recommended.. N/C
Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. Another night of great music featuring Michigan’s own grunge alternative rocker singer/songwriter Mat Kerekes. Also on the bill from Urbano, Ohio progressive rockers Jetty Bones and from Detroit, Michigan Motown inspired soul pop singer Jacob Sigman. I really like all three bands. Highly recommended!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..
Feinstein’s at the Nikko 222 Mason Street, San Francisco.. 8:00 PM Showtime.. Chita Rivera is a theatrical icon and one of Broadway’s greatest triple-threat talents. Rivera is one of the most nominated performers in Tony Award history having earned 10 nominations, won twice and received the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. She will recreate signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from West Side Story, Sweet Charity, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink and The Visit. In addition to a special tribute to John Kander & Fred Ebb, the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim will also be featured. She will be accompanied by her long-time trio.. Highly recommended!!!!! $77-$120 Cover Charge..
Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 9:00 PM-11:30 PM Showtime.. Robert Dehlinger & The Alpha Rhythm Kings influences range from vintage lounge music, 1940s R&B, swing, and boogie-woogie. This is a swinging fun band led by Robert’s vocals and superb trumpet playing. Highly recommended!!! N/C
1015 Folsom 1015 Folsom Street, San Francisco 10:00 PM Showtime.. Headlining tonight is the great Parisian music producer Dombresky has made his name known through his unique and authentic cheerful melodic style. This is a great international artist playing this intimate venue. Dj producers Golf Clap and Lucati round out a great dance your ass off night of fun.. Highly recommended!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..
The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. Arlo Gunthrie Alice’s Restaurant Back By Popular Demand Tour is coming to Berkeley.. Arlo’s daughter Sarah Lee Gunthrie will be joining her dad to present music of not only Alice’s Restaurant but music from his breakout album from 1972 Hobo’s Lullaby featuring a diverse body of work. Most notable is the definitive version of Steve Goodman’s City of New Orleans. The City of New Orleans that was a hit on all major charts. Arlo is a great performer and someone worth checking out.. Highly recommended!!!!! $65 Cover Charge.
Point Richmond Jazz 201 Martina Street, Point Richmond 7:30 PM Showtime..Two of the finest and most versatile musicians on the Bay Area music scene, violinist & composer Tom Rigney and pianist John Burr have joined forces in a great new musical duo. These two virtuosos have put together a repertoire that covers a wide range of musical styles—from Celtic to blues, from hauntingly beautiful arias and waltzes to rollicking fiddle tunes and Cajun two-steps—and which includes both original compositions and tunes from the traditional repertoire. Highly recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..
If you live in and around Santa Cruz you might want to check out
Moes Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz 8:00 PM Showtime.. The great Americana bluegrass band Poorman’s Whiskey have no boundaries. You’re in the middle of a psychedelic Pink Floyd-like rock-n-roll song when someone picks up a banjo! Then they drop you into the middle ofPaul Simon’s Graceland, make a quick trip across the Irish countryside & drag you through a bit of folk & bluegrass. They’re on the stage plugged in, off the stage unplugged amongst the crowd & everywhere in between. So much fun! Highly recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge…
Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320 Cedar St # 2, Santa Cruz 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM Showtimes.. Transparant Water Trio is an exquisite new collaboration between 7-time GRAMMY-nominated Cuban pianist, composer and bandleader Omar Sosa, known for his blending of Afro-Cuban rhythms, and award-winning Senegalese kora master, singer and Seckou Keita, featuring folkloric Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles. Sosa and Keita are both musical adventurers with rich global heritages spanning jazz, Latin and African influences. Highly recommended!!!!! $42 Cover Charge..
Some upcoming concerts includes
22nd Arlo Gunthrie at The Freight & Salvage
22nd Chita Rivera at Feinstein’s at The Nikko
23rd Arlo Gunthrie at The Freight & Salvage
23rd Chita Rivera at Feinstein’s at The Nikko
24th Chita Rivera at Feinstein’s at The Nikko
24th Arlo Gunthrie at The Freight & Salvage
24th Judy Collins at Yoshis
25th Judy Collins at Yoshis
27th Bombino at The Independant
28th Arlo Gunthrie at The Luther Burbank Center
29th Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at Biscuits & Blues
31st Elvin Bishop Trio at Yoshis
12th Coachella Music Festival
13th Coachella Music Festival
13th Barbara Higbee at The Freight & Salvage
13th Buddy Guy at The Masonic
13th Los Lobos Early Show at Moe’s Alley
13th Los Lobos Late Show at Moe’s Alley
14th Coachella Music Festival
15th Coachella Music Festival
16th Coachella Music Festival
17th Coachella Music Festival
17th The History of Jazz Violin with Kit Earle at The Freight & Salvage
17th Laurie Anderson, Terry Riley & John Zorn at The Chapel
18th Laurie Anderson, Terry Riley & John Zorn at The Chapel
18th Ben Sidran at The Freight & Salvage
18th Coachella Music Festival
19th Coachella Music Festival
20th Coachella Music Festival
20th From The Buena Vista Social Club Omara Portuonda at The Freight & Salvage
21st Coachella Music Festival
23rd The Legendary Shack Shakers at The Cornerstone
27th Bobby Bare at The Freight & Salvage
4th Yerba Buena Gardens Music Festival
7th Tom Rush at The Freight & Salvage
10th Robin Trower & Katy Guillan at The Fillmore
10th Tedeschi Trucks Band at The Fox Oakland
11th Yerba Buena Gardens Music Festival
11th Tedeschi Trucks Band at The Fox Oakland
12th The Cowboy Junkies at The Freight & Salvage
15th The Dimmer Twins at The Freight & Salvage
16th Berkeley Bluegrass Festival
16th The Dimmer Twins at The Swedish American Hall
17th Berkeley Bluegrass Festival at The Freight & Salvage
18th Yerba Buena Gardens Music Festival
18th Berkeley Bluegrass Festival at The Freight & Salvage
18th Raul Malo(of The Mavericks) at The Great American Music Hall
19th Berkeley Bluegrass Festival at The Freight & Salvage
23rd Strawberry Music Festival
24th California Roots Festival
24th Strawberry Music Festival
24th Riders In The Sky at The Freight & Salvage
24th Bottlerock Music Festival
25th Bottlerock Music Festival
25th Yerba Buena Gardens Music Festival
25th Chris Williamson, Barbara Higbie & Teresa Trull at The Freight & Salvage
25th Strawberry Music Festival
26th Strawberry Music Festival
26th Bottlerock Music Festival
27th Strawberry Music Festival
29th Country Joe McDonald at The Freight & Salvage
1st Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real At The Fillmore
3rd Maria Muldaur At Yoshis
3rd Judy Carmichael With Larry Koonse At Kuumbwa Jazz Center
7th Bela Fleck & The Flecktones At The Fox Oakland
7th Leo Kottke At The Freight & Salvage
8th Leo Kottke At The Freight & Salvage
8th Father John Misty & Jason And The 400 Unit At The UC Berkeley Greek Theatre
10th Johnny Swim At SF Masonic
10th Herb Alpert & Lani Hall At Yoshis
11th Herb Alpert & Lani Hall At Yoshis
12th Herb Alpert & Lani Hall At Yoshis
14th The John Lee Hooker Foundation Presents Zaskiya Hooker, Pamela Rose & Paula Harris At The Freight & Salvage
15th Train, GooGoo Dolls & Allen Stone At Shoreline Amphitheatre
16th Margaret Belton’s Tribute to Patsy Cline At The Freight & Salvage
19th The Felice Brothers At The Chapel SF
22th Wu-Tang Clan At Shoreline Ampitheatre
22th Jamestown Revival At The Independant
23rd Jenny & The Mexicats At Slims
24th Judas Priest with Special Guest Uriah Heep At The Warfield
25th Judas Priest with Special Guest Uriah Heep At The Warfield
26th Santana At The Shoreline Amphitheatre
28th Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band At The Fox Oakland
29th Bill Kirchen At The Freight & Salvage
If you at looking for something to do today you may want to check out..
Cal Academy of Sciences Free Neighborhood Days starts this weekend in which San Francisco residents can visit the academy for free. This weekend residents living in Alamo Square, Cole Valley, Cow Hollow, Fisherman’s Wharf, Haight Ashbury, Laurel Heights, Marina, Pacific Heights, Presidio, Richmond, & Western Addition can visit the academy for free. Each visiting adult must show a valid photo ID with proof of residency (you may not bring out of town guests for free; they still have to pay). The Zip Codes are : 94107, 94110, 94112, 94124, 94134. Visiting adults are limited to six children for free entry. California Academy of Sciences is open from 9:30 AM-5:00 PM and is located at 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Friday Roller Skate Party “Disco Down Dolores” SF starts this afternoon at 4:30 PM at Dolores Park 19th & Dolores Street San Francisco. This is the newer fresher rollerskate dance scene of San Francisco where all levels of experience are welcome and have many in our group who would love to teach you the basics. Please refrain from rolling your bike, skateboard, or scooter into our session as it can seriously injure skaters.
What’s On The Airwaves
If you are at work, out and about today or at home and are able to stream I highly suggest checking out WWOZ starting at 7:00 AM for a great two hours of music with The Traditional Jazz Show with Keith Hill
Following Keith is The New Orleans Music Show with either Bill DeTurk or Black Mold . Three hours of funk, traditional jazz, blues, zydeco r&b and soul.
Following Bill or Black Mold at noon is one of the best blues programs on the air this side of the Milky Way The Blues Breakdown hosted by Valerie “The Problem Child” Kacprzak.
Following Valerie at 2:00 PM is three hours of great jazz music with Jazz In The French Market hosted by Vin Cherry. These three programs really put me ion a great mood for the weekend. Highly recommended!!
Following Vin at 5:00 PM is 3 hours of blues,rock funk and soul on Music of Mass Distraction with Black Mold..
At 8:00 PM spin the radio dial to KALW 91.7 for Fascinatin Rhythm which each week presents popular American music from Stephen Foster to Stephen Sondheim, in the context of their relationship to American history. Host Michael Lasser offers a rich mix of singers, songwriters and songs to explore the history and themes of American popular music. Highly recommended!!If you are out and about today or at home doing projects or just hanging out and have the radio on or able to stream this is my recommendation for great music programming throughout the day and evening.
I then suggest at 10:00 PM spinning the radio dial over to 94.1 FM KPFA for The History of Funk for two hours of the strongest, stankiest, uncut funk anywhere on the airwaves, hosted by Rickey Vincent.
Video Pick of The Week!!
Now that Mardi Gras is over I would like to turn the attention to the Jewish Mardi Gras known as Purim and recommend a wonderful documentary Happy Purim which is a celebration of the happiest day in the Jewish calendar. The film goes to the heart of the spirit of the festival: the injunction to have fun and revel is carried to full measure (and includes some good drinking tips). Ultra-Orthodox Jews are famously as strict about observing the rules of their faith as they are defiant to modernity, yet for this film they let the cameras explore their celebration with enthusiasm..