January Shows, "GREASEFIRE!!" CD, Video of the Month, Updates & 2015 Schedule




Say Hey! - – Happy Friggin’ New Year!

Man, we had a nice 2014, feeling the effects of the general upswing, new venues sprouting up like mushrooms, people out in force to have a good time. Hoping that 2015 builds on, and perhaps, exceeds that!

A bustling start for the honky tonkin’ BDs as we’ll travel through nearly our entire play area, from the
Shores of NorCal in Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay to the Sierra Foothills town of Auburn, to the East Bay’s toney, yet down-to-Earth Pleasanton and even up to the North Bay in happenin’ Santa Rosa – with stops in-between to connect the dots.
Stoked to see our
Cruzan Brothers and Sisters, particularly during the winter, at their absolute height of potency, the ever bitchin’ S.F. Peninsula Midnight Movers AKA Ken, Lora, Shirley, Pat, Nadine and maybe even a Brenda P. sighting! The O-est of “Gs” The San Jose Boogie Contingent featuring Renee, Steve, Robin, Julie, Karen, Jack, et al. Also our Country Cousins out in them thar Foothills, Katy, Kim and maybe even Krista. And ... The Mountain People!! Yeah, Jan, baby!!

We look forward to your good company!



Video/Slide Show of The Month: The Gone Jackals (K.K.'s previous band) sing the crushing saga that is “Rag Doll” (Gaudio-Crewe) from the debut CD “Out & About with The Gone Jackals”. Thought old GJ folks would like this one and current BD folks will see that we’ve been revving up these killer tunes for a long time around here! Mushy personal notes in the “more” tab beneath the vid:

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.


*Remaining December Show*

Wed. Dec. 31st - NEW YEARS EVE! - The Iron Gate - 1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA (650) 592-7893


January

Sat. Jan. 3rd - Main St. Brewery - 830 Main St., Pleasanton, CA (925) 462-8218
Fri. Jan. 9th - ST. JAMES GATE! - 1410 Old County Rd., Belmont CA (650) 592-5923
Sat. Jan. 10th - FLAMINGO HOTEL! - 2777 4th St., Santa Rosa, CA (707) 484-1971
Sat. Jan. 17th - Zelda's On The Beach
- 203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA (831) 475-4900
Fri. Jan. 23rd -
HALF MOON BAY BREWING COMPANY! - (7:00-10:00) - 390 Capistrano Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA (650) 728-2739
Sat. Jan. 24th - PISTOL PETE'S! - 140 Harrison Ave., Auburn, CA (530) 885-5093
Fri. Jan. 30th - Murphy's Law - 135 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale, CA (408) 736-3822


February

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

March

Fri. March. 6th - Zelda's Capitola, CA
Sat. Mar. 7th -
R-Place Livermore, CA
Sat. March 14th -
Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. Princeton (HMB), CA
Fri. March 20th -
Seabright Brewery Santa Cruz, CA
Sat. March 21st -
Pistol Pete's Auburn, CA
Fri. March 27th -
Murphy's Law Sunnyvale, 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, 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:

iTunes
Yahoo Music
Audio Lunchbox
MP3.com
MSNMusic

eMusic


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
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