Posts Tagged ‘SF’

Get up close in the front row for the last tune of the night at Bimbo’s 365 Club on 03/08/13 with Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers as they perform “Jetplane.”

If you ever get a chance to check out Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers — do it! You will not be disappointed. To find out more about them and to see where they are playing check out their website at

Living Colour starts off their set at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA with “Preachin’ Blues” on 03/27/13. It was an awesome start to a rockin’ night as the band went on to play their whole “Vivid” album. We knew it was going to be a good night when Will Calhoun broke the skin to his bass drum on this song. Rockin’!!!

The Boston, MA based punk band the Dropkick Murphys seem to be on an unrelenting tour schedule these days. They just finished their “Road to St. Patty’s Day” tour, and they are already making plans to go out again later this Spring. Some tickets for tour dates have already gone on sale, but the remainder will be on sale starting March 22 and 23. The tour begins in George, WA at the Sasquatch Music Festival on May 26 before heading across the U.S.

Current tour dates are as follows:

04/04/13 – Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ
04/06/13 – The Republik in Honolulu, HI
04/13/13 – Coachella Festival in Indio, CA
04/14/13 – Freeborn Hall in Davis, CA
04/15/13 – The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA
04/16/13 – The Warfield in San Francisco, CA
04/17/13 – Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA
04/20/13 – Coachella Festival in Indio, CA
05/26/13 – Sasquatch Music Festival in George, WA
05/27/13 – Knitting Factory in Boise, ID
05/28/13 – In The Venue in Salt Lake City, UT
05/29/13 – Fillmore in Denver, CO
05/30/13 – Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, NM
06/01/13 – Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, OK
06/02/13 – Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN
06/03/13 – Track 29 in Chattanooga, TN
06/04/13 – The Ritz in Raleigh, NC
06/06/13 – Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN
06/07/13 – Bogart’s in Cincinnati, OH
06/08/13 – Orion Music Fest in Detroit, MI
06/09/13 – LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH
06/11/13 – Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA
06/12/13 – Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY
06/13/13 – Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, NY
06/14/13 – Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, QC
06/15/13 – Echo Beach at Molson Candian Amphitheatre in Toronto, ON

Galactic get the crowd moving at the Fillmore in San Francisco on 03/01/13 with “Hey Na Na.”

Check out more Galactic on their website here,

Hidden Track has brought to my attention that Warren Haynes and the San Francisco Symphony have announced plans to honor the 71st birthday of the late, great Jerry Garcia with two special “Symphonic Celebration” performances on Thursday August 1 and Friday August 2 at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, California. Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning today (2/5/13) beginning at 12:00 PM PST through Be on the lookout for public on-sale information, which should be announced shortly.

Furthur will cap off 2012 with another New Year’s Eve run at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on December 29 – 31. Get your tickets here. It’s going to be an awesome show!!

Is everyone ready for the 12th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival? This year’s festival will take place October 5-7 at Hellman’s Hollow in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA. Best of all, it’s still completely free!

Lineup (Alphabetical)

  • Alison Brown Quartet with Stuart Duncan
  • Allison Moorer
  • ALO
  • Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys
  • Bill Kirchen and Texicalli
  • Boz Scaggs: Tribute to Doug Sahm
  • Buddy Miller
  • Chris Carrabba
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood
  • Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys
  • Chuck Ragan
  • Conor Brings Friends for Friday featuring: Simon Felice, Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express, Beachwood Sparks, Ben Kweller, Jenny Lewis, Conor Oberst
  • Cowboy Junkies
  • Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones
  • Dirty Three
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Elvis Costello Solo
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Giant Giant Sand
  • Glen Hansard
  • Guy Clark & Verlon Thompson
  • Heartless Bastards
  • Jerry Jeff Walker
  • Jesse Winchester
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • Joe Pug
  • John Reilly and Friends (featuring Becky Stark & Tom Brosseau)
  • Jon Langford & His Sadies
  • Jonny Two Bags & Salvation Town
  • Justin Townes Earle
  • Keller Williams, Steve Kimock & Kyle Hollingsworth featuring Bernie Worrell, Wally Ingram & Andy Hess
  • Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch & Fats Kaplin
  • Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands
  • Les Claypool Duo De Twang
  • Little Green Cars
  • Lloyd Cole
  • Lucero
  • Luther Dickinson & the Wandering
  • Moonalice
  • Nick Lowe
  • O’Brien Party of 7
  • Patterson Hood & the Downtown Rumblers
  • Patti Smith and her band
  • Patty Griffin
  • Peter Rowan
  • Pickwick
  • Poor Man’s Whiskey
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys
  • Reckless Kelly
  • Red Baraat
  • Reignwolf
  • Robert Earl Keen
  • Robyn Hitchcock
  • Roger Knox & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts
  • Rubblebucket
  • Sara Watkins
  • Seasick Steve
  • Sierra Hull
  • Son Volt
  • Steve Earle & the Dukes (and Duchesses)
  • The Barr Brothers
  • The Chieftains
  • The Civil Wars
  • The Del McCoury Band
  • The Flatlanders featuring Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock
  • The Go to Hell Man Clan with Special Guests the Wronglers featuring Jimmie Dale Gilmore
  • The Heart & the Heart
  • The Jerry Douglas Band
  • The Knitters
  • The Lumineers
  • The Milk Carton Kids
  • The New Orleans Bingo! Show
  • The Soul Rebels
  • The Time Jumpers (Vince Gill, Dennis Crouch, Paul Franklin, Larry Franklin, Andre Reiss, Dawn Sears, Kenneth Sears, Joe Spivey, Jeff Taylor & Billy Thomas)
  • The Trishas
  • The White Buffalo
  • Tiny Television
  • Todd Snider
  • Tribute to the Founding Fathers: Warren Hellman, Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson
  • Walter Salas-Humara
  • World Famous Headliners

I know it’s last minute, but word on the street is that one of Les Claypool‘s new projects, Duo de Twang will be playing two very special acoustic shows soon. On October 4 the Duo should be playing at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA and then they should be playing again on Oct 6 at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Joining Les as part of the Duo de Twang should be his old pal Marc “Mirv” Haggard.

You can find out more info on Les Claypool’s website, here. Hope to make it at least one of the shows and see you there!

I love these guys since they used to play at parties I went to in the hills around Santa Cruz years ago. The Devil Makes Three have begun their Fall 2012 tour. The Santa Cruz, CA trio are traveling quite a bit September through November as they make their way across the country. This tour closes up an incredible year for the band, including an amazing Summer playing at some great festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and High Sierra Music Festival.

Word is that right after this tour the band will be heading back into the studio to begin work on a follow up album to the critically acclaimed Do Wrong Right. Be prepared to hear some tunes from the new album while they are out on this Fall tour, and be sure to follow up with Music Sumo News often to hear more about the new album as details emerge.

You can catch The Devil Makes Three at the following confirmed tour dates:

09/22/12 – Fresh Grass Bluegrass Festival in North Adams, MA
09/25/12 – Mr. Small’s Theatre in Millvale, PA
09/26/12 – The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI
09/27/12 – 20th Century Theatre in Cincinnati, OH
09/28/12 – Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL
09/29/12 – The Cabooze in Minneapolis, MN
10/02/12 – Blue Moose in Iowa City, IA
10/03/12 – The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS
10/04/12 – The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE
10/05/12 – Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO
10/06/12 – Bluebird Theatre in Denver, CO
10/10/12 – George’s Majestic in Fayetteville, AR
10/11/12 – Cain’s (Front Room) in Tulsa, OK
10/13/12 – The Parish in Austin, TX
10/14/12 – Austin City Limits in Austin, TX
10/27/12 – Communion in the Redwoods in Big Sur, CA
10/30/12 – Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA
10/31/12 – Orpheum Theatre in Flagstaff, AZ
11/01/12 – Club Congress in Tucson, AZ
11/02/12 – House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA
11/03/12 – The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA
11/04/12 – The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA
11/07/12 – Senator Theatre in Chico, CA
11/08/12 – Historic Ashland Armory in Ashland, OR
11/09/12 – Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR
11/10/12 – Showbox Market in Seattle, WA
11/11/12 – McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR
11/14/12 – A Club in Spokane, WA
11/15/12 – Wilma Theatre in Missoula, MT
11/16/12 – Visual Arts Collective in Boise, ID
11/17/12 – The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT

The Mother Hips have confirmed their Fall tour dates, including California shows in Petaluma, Folsom, Solana Beach, and finishing up with a New Year’s Eve performance at the El Rey Theatre in Chico, CA.

Their current full itinerary is as follows:

10/26/12 – Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA
11/02/12 – Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe, UT
11/16/12 – Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA
11/17/12 – Zoey’s in Ventura, CA
11/24/12 – Powerhouse Pub in Folsom, CA
11/28/12 – The Middle East in Cambridge, MA
11/29/12 – Highline Ballroom in New York, NY
11/30/12 – The Blockley in Philadelphia, PA
12/07/12 – Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA
12/08/12 – SLO Brewing Company in San Luis Obispo, CA
12/14/12 – Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA
12/15/12 – Doug Fir in Portland, OR
12/21/12 – Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA
12/22/12 – Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA
12/31/12 – El Rey Theatre in Chico, CA