Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom rattles Mitchell Park Center in Palo Alto, Thurs., Oct. 18, presented by Earthwise Productions


Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom featuring Allison Miller, drums; Ben Goldberg, clarinet; Kirk Knuffke, trumpet swings the new Mitchell Park El Palo Alto room, Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Info: (650) 305-0701. Tickets $18 at door, all ages

People can email me at or if you can figure out how to post a comment below to RSVP or COD cash on delivery but otherwise it’s cash at door. The room is pretty big we should be fine. This will be a great show and a bargain compared to either Berkeley or Santa Cruz. And it will be nice to work with Alli again having befriended her in fall, 2000 when she was part of the Rachel Z Trio or did I already say that? Plus the fact that Ben and Kirk have an album together separate from supporting Alli. This show, of the whole run, might be the place that showcases their interplay. Personally, I am excited about producing an event of this calibre, harking back to the days when Earthwise was more consistently in the mix of new artists and tours. I would say Allison Miller Boom Tic Boom in 2018 is a higher profile show than Rachel Z Trio in 2000.

Here is a link to Allison Miller’s site.

All Music site credits her with 67 performances and five cds as a leader (plus there are co-led projects). This tour is promoting Otis Was A Polar Bear but there is also in the pipeline, as the graphic above indicates a new cd called
Glitter Wolf.

Karla Kane, of the band Corner Laughers and arts editor of the Palo Alto Weekly, wrote back to ask if this is the same Allison Miller that performs with Erin McKeown. Yes’m. Wasn’t that project also known as EMMA and co-led. Allison is known for her work in New York/Brooklyn, DC her hometown and maybe Bay Area is her third-best market (Kitty Margolis, Montclair Big Band and more).

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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