September Shows, "Greasefire!!" CD, Live Video at Pistol Pete's,, Updates & 2014 Schedule!

Say Hey!

What a Summer this has been – we wanted to thank one and all for your strong support, it was a blast!
Now, we fall into Fall with some really nice shows.
Highlights include the choice venue to see the BDs in the Santa Cruz area (in our humble opinion) the scenic, spacious, swanky Crow’s Nest in Santa Cruz, right on the harbor and River’s Edge Club in Marysville (Yuba City Area) with it’s great layout and friendly staff and crowd. Some nice, cozy intimate dates too in our regular rotation rooms on the S.F. Peninsula, The Butte Land, back in S.C. plus our bi-monthly scrunch into Murphy’s Law in Sunnyvale.
A nice, crisp, Fall shout out to The Cruzans, The Mountain People (especially
Larry), The South Bay Boogie Contingent (this month featuring Robin and Ellie) our Country Cousins in the Butte Lands and Foothills (especially Kay and Kim) and of course, The S.F. Peninsula Midnight Movers (Lora in particular).
We look forward to your good company as we turn the corner into a glorious NorCal Fall.

LIVE VIDEO! Check out this spankin’ version of “Let’s Do It” from "Greasefire!!" at Pistol Pete’s. As always, full lyrics are under the “Show More” area on this posting. Very useful if you’d like to sing along at shows – even more so to cue the band when they muff the words.
¡Cuidado! This is a “warts-and-all” video, lacking the precision of a Norman Rockwell painting.

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.


Sat. Sept. 6th - Zelda's On The Beach - 203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA (831) 475-4900
Fri. Sept. 12th - The Iron Gate - 1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA (650) 592-7893
Sat. Sept. 20th - Special Event! - Bonedrivers LIVE at CROW'S NEST!! - 2218 E. Cliff Drive Capitola, CA (831) 476-4560
Fri. Sept. 26th - Murphy's Law - 135 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale, CA (408) 736-3822


Fri. Oct. 3rd - Mardi Gras Redwood City, CA
Sat. Oct. 4th - R-Place Livermore, CA
Fri. Oct. 10th - Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. Princeton (HMB Area), CA
Sat. Oct. 11th - Severino's Santa Cruz, CA
Mon. Oct. 13th - Th. Oct. 23rd - Vacation (and rehearsals!)
Fri. Oct. 24th - Main St. Brewery Pleasanton, CA
Fri. Oct. 31st - Halloween at Cat's Tavern Los Gatos, CA


Sat. Nov. 1st - Grumpy's Olivehurst (Yuba City Area), CA
Sat. Nov. 8th - Murphy's Law Sunnyvale, CA
Th. Nov. 13th - #1 Broadway Los Gatos, CA
Sat. Nov. 15th - PISTOL PETE'S! Auburn, CA
Sat. Nov. 22nd - ST. JAMES GATE! Belmont, CA
Th. Nov. 27th - Happy Thanksgiving! U.S.A.
Sat. Nov. 29th - Cat's Tavern Los Gatos, 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. He’s been spinning “Gimme Lightning” and “It’s a Beautiful Thing” from our last CD “Mobile”. Maybe hit him up for “Greasefire!!” and/or "Let's Do It!" from the brand new one this time around! 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 new Modtone EFX endorsement pic on their site. Scroll down to K.K. Click Here!

Note: Keith is currently 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