December
Calendar, NYE Info, Updates & 2017/18 Schedule



Say Hey!

We wrap up 2017 in fine fashion, covering nearly our entire play area to visit ALL friends!  Santa Cruz, S.F. Peninsula, Sierra Foothills, The East Bay and we top it all off NEW YEARS EVE at our home-away from home St. James Gate in Belmont.  We even squinch one more Santa Clara County date in before Dec. for our S. Bay Crew!  

Without you, this whole shebang doesn’t exist and we are sooo grateful for your consistent friendship and support.  Let’s do it again in 2018!

We wanted to wish everyone a fulfilling and very, very happy Holiday Season, every darn one of you no matter which way way you look at it - even if you just dig a nice, mellow mid-Winter day.

Always look forward to feeling your great energy, enjoying great company!

Your buds,
Keith, Thom & Jim
AKA The Bonedrivers
(Los Conductores Del Hueso)

Why not say hey to The Bonedrivers on Facebook!


**2017/18 Calendar
**

Advance dates are subject to change. Please check regularly.

    Remaining Nov. Show

    Th. Nov. 30th - #1 Broadway - 102 B. South Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA (408) 354-4303

    December

    Sat. Dec. 2nd - Severino's Seacliff Inn (8:00-11:30) - 7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos, CA (831) 688-7300
    Fri. Dec 15th - The Iron Gate - 1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA (650) 592-7893
    Sat. Dec. 16th -Pistol Pete's - 140 Harrison Ave., Auburn, CA (530) 885-5093
    Mon. Dec. 25th - Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Gratifying Winter Solstice, Wailin' Samhain, or simply Have a Nice Day!
    Fri. Dec. 29th -Main St. Brewery - 830 Main St., Pleasanton, CA (925) 462-8218

    **Special Event** Sun. Dec. 31st NEW YEARS EVE
    -
    St. James Gate - 1410 Old County Rd., Belmont CA (650) 592-5923


    January 2018

    Sat. Jan. 6th - Murphy's Law Sunnyvale, CA
    Fri. Jan 13th -
    Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. Old Princeton (HMB Mtero), CA
    Mon. Jan 16th - Wed. Jan 31st - Closed for Remodeling


    February

    Fri. Feb. 2nd - Little Lou's BBQ Campbell, CA
    Fri. Feb. 9th -
    Main St. Brewery Pleasanton, CA
    Fri. Feb. 16th -
    The Iron Gate Belmont, CA
    Sat. Feb. 17th -
    Pistol Pete's Auburn, CA
    Fri. Feb. 23rd -
    Mojo Lounge Fremont, CA
    Sat. Feb. 24th -
    Severino's Aptos (Santa Cruz Metro), CA


    All Bonedrivers recordings are available at Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, iTunes and all your favorite digital outlets.

    All Bonedrivers CDs, including our current "Greasefire!!" are 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.

    "Greasefire!!" and all Bonedrivers CDs are available at all shows!
    Here's a link if you can't wait and/or would prefer to purchase online from us directly.
    For our International Friends and folks who would prefer to purchase from a reputable dealer "Greasefire!!" is now in stock with our Distributor City Hall Records.
    Here's a link for a quick listen to the new CD


    Don't forget to request any tune you'd like to hear from "Greasefire!!, "Mobile" or "Roadhouse Manifesto" 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



All Bonedrivers 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


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