December Shows, "GREASEFIRE!!" CD, Video of the Month,, New Years Eve Info & 2014/15 Schedule

Say Hey!

We break out our umbrellas and duck boots as we wade into a chilly NorCal winter. Don’t you folks back East and in Northern Europe feel bad for us??

Some really nice shows this month including a co-bill with Ruckatan at
R-Place in Livermore in a our “concert” mode, and, of course, New Years Eve at The Iron Gate in Belmont. New Years very well might feature the S.F. Peninsula Midnight Movers AKA Ken, Lora, Shirley, Pat, Nadine and maybe even a Brenda P. sighting! We encourage The Mountain People and The San Jose Boogie Contingent to bop over to Belmont to take in the new year with us – would be a beautiful thing!
Visiting our
Country Cousins at a new room (for us) The Country Club Saloon in Loomis, coupla’ great shots down in Santa Cruz too, both at Zelda’s and Severino’s. Not that we don't enjoy playing for touristas, but nothing beats Santa Cruz during the winter when it is at it's most pure and most unadulterated.

We look forward to your good company as we finish off one rippin’ 2014!

Video of The Month: The great Jagger-Richards compositionJumpin' Jack Flashas performed by The Bonedrivers, LIVE at St. James Gate, Belmont, California.

See you soon!!

Thanks so much for your continued support.
Your buds,
The Bonedrivers
(AKA Las Nalgas Magnificas)

Advance Dates are subject to change. Please check regularly.


Fri. Dec. 5th - Private Party - Marysville, CA
Fri. Dec. 12th - The Iron Gate - 1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA (650) 592-7893
Sat. Dec 13th - Country Club Saloon
- 4007 Taylor Rd., Loomis, CA (916) 652-4007
Fri. Dec. 19th -
Seabright Brewery - (6:30-10:30) 519 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, CA (831) 426-2739
Sat. Dec. 20th -
**SPECIAL EVENT** - Bonedrivers w/Ruckatan Latin Tribe at R-Place - 2562 Old 1st St., Livermore, CA (925) 294-9693. One Bonedrivers Concert Length Set from 8:30-10:00. Then Ruckatan tears it up with their Latin and World Beat Stylings!
Th. Dec. 25th - Wishing you a
Merry Christmas, a joyful Hanukka, a rippin’ Samhain, a brilliant Winter Solstice – or just a great day!
Sat. Dec. 27th - Severino's Seacliff Inn - 7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos, CA (831) 688-7300
Wed. Dec. 31st - NEW YEARS EVE! - The Iron Gate - 1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA (650) 592-7893

January 2015

Sat. Jan. 3rd - Main St. Brewery Pleasanton, CA
Fri. Jan. 9th -
St. James Gate Belmont, CA
Th. Jan. 15th -
The Flamingo Hotel Santa Rosa, CA
Sat. Jan. 17th -
Zelda's Santa Cruz, CA
Fri. Jan. 23rd -
Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. Old Princeton (HMB Area), CA
Sat. Jan. 24th -
Pistol Pete's Auburn, CA
Fri. Jan. 30th -
Murphy's Law Sunnvyvale, CA


Fri. Feb. 6th - Iron Gate Belmont, CA
Th. Feb. 12th - #1 Broadway Los Gatos, CA
Sat. Feb. 14th - Grumpy's Olivehurst (Yuba City Area), CA
Sat. Feb. 21st - The Crows's Nest Santa Cruz, CA
Sat. Feb. 28th - The Purple Place El Dorado Hills, CA

"Greasefire!!" is now on If you have the CD (and we sure hope you do!) and would like to post a review, we might let you sit-in with, or even “front” the band – depending on how good it is ..

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. ..

And ... Please don’t forget to shoot a song request up to
D.J. Lejf Jaeger at 107.7FM The Bone. Maybe hit him up for “The Trouble With Love” or “Gimme' Lightning” from our second CD “Mobile” or continue your e-bombardment for “Greasefire!!” and/or "Let's Do It!" from our current "Greasefire" CD. Lejf can be reached via e-mail here!

Why not "
Say Hey" to The BONEDRIVERS on Facebook!

We have "Greasefire!!" sound files up for a quick listen. Click right here to check it out!

All "Greasefire!!" tracks are now available at your favorite Domestic and Internatioal! web outlets. Go get 'em!

Musical Gear Endorsement Pic!
Check out Keith Karloff’s Modtone EFX endorsement pic on their site. Scroll down to K.K. Click Here!

Keith Karloff is endorsed by Dr. Z Amps, Peavey Electronics, Ernie Ball Strings, Picks & Accessories, Modtone EFX Pedals & Austin Custom EFX Cases - making him one lucky-ass, curly headed bastid!

And don't forget to request any tune you'd like to hear from "Greasefire!!" 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

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

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:

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A special note to our International Friends:
All Bonedrivers music 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
Sonoma, CA
Monterey, CA
Cupertino, CA
Sacramento, CA
Tahoe City, CA/Reno, NV
Stanford University Radio
San Jose State University Radio
San Francisco, CA
Berkeley, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Los Altos Hills, CA
UC Berkeley Radio
Santa Cruz, CA
University of Nevada at Reno
- Quincy, CA
- Stockton/Modesto, CA
- Sutter/Marysville/Yuba City, CA
- Sacramento State University Radio
- Fairbanks, Alaska
- Sacramento, CA