Blue Notes: Terry Hanck headlines JJ's end-of-year celebration.
Funky Good Time
Stank Shirt with Tight Jeans
Work up a sweat dancing to blues, funk and zydeco, then quench your thirst with a cold bottle of Miller--the champagne of beers.
One of the South Bay's premier saxophonists. Hats, horns, complimentary champagne. 9pm. Call for price. JJ's Blues, 3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose. 408.243.6441
Rocking blues band. Maine lobster dinner package, $30, starts at 7pm. Dancing and festivities after, $15, after 10:30pm. Henfling's Firehouse Tavern, 9450 Highway 9, Ben Lomond. 831.336.8811
Brookdale Lodge, 11570 Highway 9, Brookdale. 831.338.6433
9:30pm. $10. Crow's Nest, 2218 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.476.4560
Mighty Mike Schermer
9pm. $15. Moe's Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 831.479.1854
MG stews together Cajun, Latin, Texas swing, Spanish and African sounds to arrive at a steaming music buffet. Dinner at 7pm and showtime at 9pm. $75 dinner and dance/$30 for show only. Little Fox Theatre, 2209 Redwood City. 650.360.4119
9pm. $15. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St, San Francisco. 415.552.7788
"Rock steady" into the new year with the soul group. 8 and 10:30pm. $75. Kimball's East, 5800 Shellmound Ave, Emeryville. 510.658.2555
9:30pm. No cover. The Claddagh Irish Restaurant and Pub, 1300 First Ave, Gilroy. 408.848.5050
9:30pm. Call for cover. Grant and Green, 1371 Grant Ave, San Francisco. 415.693.9565
Funky hip-hop soul group with jamlike tendencies. DJ Logic, Lettuce open. 9pm. $100. DNA Lounge, 375 11th St, San Francisco. 415.626.1409
Rusty Zinn and the Dynatones
6:30pm. $99. Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St, San Francisco. 415.982.7892
Fit for Royalty: Taj Mahal and his trio perform closing year duties at Yoshi's.
Blues legend. 9pm. $55-$65. Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd, Petaluma. 707.765.2121
Aram Danesh and the Family of Band
9:30pm. $30. Sweetwater, 153 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.2820
With the Bluesman for Life Band. 9pm. $40. John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore, San Francisco. 415.673.8000
Two sets of Taj--solo and trio. The evening will be broadcast on NPR. 9pm. $100. Yoshi's, 510 W. Embarcadero, Oakland. 510.238.9200
Sandra Reaves-Philips: The Late Great Ladies of Blues
Songs by Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey and more. 9pm. $14-$50. Geary Theater, 415 Geary St, San Francisco. 415.749.2228
Northern soul and ska. Aggrolites open. 9pm. $10. Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market St, San Francisco. 415.861.5016
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