December Calendar, New Years Eve Info, Updates & 2017 Schedule



Say Hey!

This has been one slammin' year for us Bonedrivers! Thank you so very much for your unflagging support, great energy and personal friendship!

To finish up ol' 2016 and ring in brand new 2017 we'll be performing at our home-away-from-home St. James Gate in Belmont on New Years Eve. This room is arguably the best of it's kind in the area; neat, spacious, great dance floor, sound and lighting. And .. indoor and heated outdoor seating, Pro Staff, Uber Proprietor Doug and Uber MC Leon behind the bar. The cover charge will be the same $10 as any other night. We aim to have the best show of the year here, hope you can make it out!

The full Dec. schedule is below and all dates are slam dunk winners. We're some lucky bastids!

Got dem' factory fresh Bonedrivers tunes worked up, been trying 'em out the last month and they seem to be coming along. . C'mon down and listen to us rumble and bumble through these future classics as we continue our "write 'em in the trenches" method of production heading toward our 4th CD. You, as always, will be part of this process.

Thanks so much for keeping us in your hearts all these years!
Your buds,
The Bonedrivers
(AKA Las Almejas Felizes)

Sat. December 31st - **Special Event!** - NEW YEARS EVE at ST. JAMES GATE! - 1410 Old County Rd., Belmont CA (650) 592-5923. Simply the best room in the area! Tickets are $10 at the door. We are expecting a large turnout so please get there early for seating. Showtime is 9:30 and we'll be playing until they make us stop! For more info click here.


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**2016/17 Calendar
**

Advance dates are subject to change. Please check regularly.

    December

    Th. Dec. 1st - #1 Broadway -
    102 B. South Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA (408) 354-4303
    Sat. Dec. 3rd - Rellik Tavern - 726 First St, Benicia, CA, (707) 746-1137
    Fri. Dec. 9th - The Iron Gate - 1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA (650) 592-7893 MOVED TO JAN. 13TH
    Sat. Dec. 10th - Jan's Lounge - 9222 Greenback Lane, Orangevale, CA (916) 989-0583
    Sat. Dec. 17th - Murphy's Law
    - 135 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale, CA (408) 736-3822
    Sun. Dec. 25th - Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Joyous Winter Solstice, Wicked Samhain or Just Have a Great Day! - Planet Earth
    Sat. Dec. 31st **NEW YEARS EVE!!** - St. James Gate - 1410 Old County Rd., Belmont CA (650) 592-5923


    January 2017


    Sat. Jan. 7th -
    Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. Old Princeton (HMB Metro), CA
    Fri. Jan. 13th - The Iron Gate Belmont, CA
    Sat. Jan. 14th -
    Main St. Brewery Pleasanton, CA
    Sat. Jan. 21st -
    Pistol Pete's Auburn, CA
    Sat. Jan. 18th -
    Severino's Aptos (Santa Cruz Metro), CA

    February

    Th. Feb. 2nd-
    #1 Broadway Los Gatos, CA
    Sat. Feb. 4th -
    Rellik Tavern Benicia, CA
    Fri. Feb. 10th -
    Murphy's Law Sunnyvale, CA
    Sat. Feb. 18th -
    St. James Gate Belmont, CA
    Fri. Feb. 24th -
    Little Lou's BBQ Campbell, CA
    Sat. Feb. 25th -
    Jan's Lounge Orangevale, CA

    March

    Sat. March 4th - Zelda's Capitola, CA
    Th. March 9th -
    #1 Broadway Los Gatos, CA
    Sat. March 11th -
    Pistol Pete's Auburn, CA
    Fri. March 17th -
    The Iron Gate Belmont, CA
    Fri. March 24th -
    Main St. Brewery Pleasanton, CA
    Sat. March 25th -
    Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. HMB, CA
    Fri. March 31st -
    Seabright Brewery Santa Cruz, CA


    "Greasefire!!" is now on Amazon.com. If you have the CD (and we sure hope you do!) and would like to post a review, click right here to post a review.

    Now .. if you weren’t able to listen to this radio segment live, or you're new to this website, here’s a link to the April 6th, 2014
    Keith Karloff Live Acoustic Performance and Interview on KPIG in the Santa Cruz Area.
    This clip includes live-acoustic-solo versions of “
    Let’s Do It” and “40 Miles To Jackson” from the current “Greasefire!!” CD plus a respectable rendition of “Honky Tonk Prayer” from “Mobile”. Plenty of interesting questions from D.J. And Santa Cruz music icon Sleepy John Standidge and the expected bumbling and arcane responses from your own K.K. ..

    Please don’t forget to shoot a song request up to
    D.J. Lejf Jaeger at 107.7FM The Bone. He’s been spinning “Gimme Lightning” and “It’s a Beautiful Thing” from our current CD “Mobile”. Maybe hit him up for “Moonlight Ride” this time around! Lejf can be reached here or via e-mail here!

    And don't forget to request any tune you'd like to hear from "Mobile" at
    your powerful, local station below. Just click and let 'er fly - here ya' go - thanks!

    The Bone 107.7 FM - San Francisco, CA (
    featuring the great Steven Seaweed!)
    KRSH - Santa Rosa, CA (
    featuring the great Bill Bowker!)
    KVMR - Nevada City, CA (
    featuring the great Wesley Robertson!)
    KPOO - San Francisco, CA (
    Best little station in the world, featuring the great Johnny Brooklyn!)
    KFOG - San Francisco, CA
    KPIG - Freedom/Salinas/Monterey, CA





Rolling Stone Online
"Roadhouse Manifesto"
*****
5 of 5 Stars

"There's just 3 words for this album. It Kicks Ass. Keith Karloff's method of trying the songs out live before even working them onto the CD truly makes a record without a sleeper on it. Even the pre mastered discs enjoyed airplay on 91.3 KSVY in Sonoma long before the CD got it's 'official' release. The 'Old School' tone and format of the songs make it familiar the first time you listen to it.
If you don't like 'Live to Ride' then you've never liked straight forward rock. There's no gimmicks on this disc, Just straight forward Blues based rock and roll. Can't wait till they come back to Sonoma to see what Keith and Co. have up their sleeves."

James Marshall Berry Sonoma Valley Music Scene 91.3 KSVY FM www.KSVY.org - Rolling Stone Online


Excerpts from two new "Mobile" reviews from the legendary BluesBlast Magazine (IL) and Northern Florida's own "Gainesville 365"


Gainesville 365 (FL)

The Bonedrivers "Mobile" (BlueBlack Records) BB 4444

In “Mobile,” Karloff gets his feet wet enough in Delta sound to make a believable anthem.  There’s not a shred of copycatting in any of the ten songs.  Things are kept simple for the most part, and this makes the CD a real gem.  As I listened to it, I pondered why it worked when it could easily have failed and I came up with a combination of two factors:  Simplicity and originality.  Karloff has authored a straight-up set of good old bar boogie minus the melancholy of inauthentic place and time.

The best of these tunes are “It’s a Beautiful Thing” and “Honky Tonk Prayer,” which Karloff has also cut for radio.  The first is a love song to, of all things, domestication of the male animal, and the second is one of the best “Southern” songs I’ve heard in decades.  Karloff doesn’t seem to be someone who overwrites and then has to mercilessly edit.  Music and lyric are in perfect balance and that is, I think, one of the hallmarks of the Southern rock genre in general or to all forms of song.

The other seven songs, including the Delta-stomper “Gimme Lightning,” are a roadmap, ranging from Memphis to the Carolinas and the deep bayou.  This might not be clear to the Northern ear and that’s fine, too. Bonedrivers are not a cover outfit and achieve success on their own merits and with some very hard work.  The biggest compliment I can pay them and their new album is that it is my earnest belief that they could slide right into some of our more discerning venues and fit right in.

S. Mars 2/10/11
Full Review




Bluesblast Magazine (IL)

The Bonedrivers "Mobile" (BlueBlack Records) BB 4444

Have I got a band for you if you’re partial to Foghat, Grand Funk Railroad, southern rock, BTO or the crunchier reaches of the Led Zeppelin catalog. Throw in a dash of The Outlaws and stir vigorously. Thick power chords, thumping jungle-drums, manic slide guitar excursions and even harmony vocals are here for the taking. Front man-guitarist-singer Keith Karloff leads his merry troupe thru power-rock accented by funk and the requisite positive “dude commander vibe”. Karloff stretches out his guitar prowess here in fine form and the lead vocals show more depth with each repeated listening.
Blues-rock paradise awaits you compliments of this San Francisco boogie band!

Greg “Bluesdog” Szalony 2/17/11
Full Review




The current CD "Greasefire!!" (BlueBlack Records BB 54202) is available for order right now on The Bonedrivers website. Domestic and International distribution are handled by City Hall Records, San Rafael, CA and the new disc is now available in any/all brick and morter stores i.e. Borders, Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, Amoeba, Dimples, Rasputin, etc.

All tracks available at your favorite download sites right now. Here are some links for digital purchase and/or to pick up a hard copy via mail order if you are more comfortable transacting with the Big Kahuna Co.'s than with little ol' BB Records directly:

Amazon.com
BestBuy
CD Universe
Condensed Listing of Online CD Outlets

(for our friends in Europe):
CD Market

To hear samples of the new tunes, simply click here
"Greasefire!!" is available at all Live Shows too!

We greatly appreciate your continued friendship and support!

s


Live Lance Monthly review from Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco supporting The Yardbirds:

Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco
April 1, 2007

"Then came The Bonedrivers, a power trio so electrifying they could light a room of candles. Dripping with self-assurance, they covered all bases, from the blues to funk to standard rock and roll. Try to imagine ZZ Top battling it out with Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and George Thorogood and The Destroyers, and that should clue you in on where The Bonedrivers are at. The band delivered boogie rhythms by the score, the drumming was explosive, the vocals were pleasingly gritty and the guitar and bass work sizzled and slinked with thrilling sensations ... By the time The Yardbirds appeared, the crowd was already dangerously on fire."

Beverly Patterson, Lance Monthly, May 2007

 


All CD tracks are now available for download for you Earbud Folks right here:

iTunes
Yahoo Music
Audio Lunchbox
MP3.com
MSNMusic

eMusic


A special note to our International Friends:
Roadhouse Manifesto
is now available for download worldwide at:

HMV (Japan)
Omskrock (Russia)
Helitroop (Finland)
Beslist (Netherlands)
Megastore (Sweden)
Audio3 (Czech Rep.)
Destra (Australia)
Fotolog (Brazil
)



* Please feel free to make your Bonedrivers listening requests to the following stations - they're already spinning "Roadhouse Manifesto" and some have just added our disc to their steady rotation!

KRSH - Santa Rosa, CA
KSVY -
Sonoma, CA
KPIG -
Monterey, CA
KKUP -
Cupertino, CA
KXJZ -
Sacramento, CA
KKTO -
Tahoe City, CA/Reno, NV
KZSU -
Stanford University Radio
KSJS -
San Jose State University Radio
KPOO -
San Francisco, CA
KPFA -
Berkeley, CA
KCRW -
Santa Barbara, CA
KFJC -
Los Altos Hills, CA
KALX -
UC Berkeley Radio
KUSP -
Santa Cruz, CA
KUNR -
University of Nevada at Reno
KQNC
- Quincy, CA
KUOP
- Stockton/Modesto, CA
KXJS
- Sutter/Marysville/Yuba City, CA
KSSU
- Sacramento State University Radio
KIAK
- Fairbanks, Alaska
www.hotmix106.com
- Sacramento, CA