Three Nights! UnderCover, Faultline Studios & KPFA present
A Tribute to Sly & The Family Stone's Stand! Feat. Guest Music Director, David Möschler
Awesöme Orchestra Collective feat. The Bengsons, Bayonics, Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Marcus Shelby, Jazz Mafia feat. Crossroads, Tumbleweed Wanderers, Will Magid & Friends, Zakiya Harris, Con Brio
628 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA, 94117
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
A Tribute to Sly & The Family Stone's Stand!
Awesöme Orchestra Collective feat. The Bengsons arr. Brian Adam McCune (Adventurous Orchestral)
2. "Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey"
Ensemble Mik Nawooj (Hip-Hop / Classical)
3. "I Want to Take You Higher"
Zakiya Harris (Afro-Electric)
4. "Somebody's Watching You"
Marcus Shelby (Jazz / Soul)
5. "Sing a Simple Song"
Bayonics (Latin / Funk / Reggae / Timba Slumpers)
6. "Everyday People"
Tumbleweed Wanderers (Hair Folk / Soul / Rock & Roll)
7. "Sex Machine"
Con Brio (Soul / Funk)
7.5/B Side "My Brain" (Zig Zag)
Will Magid & Friends (Funk / Jazz / Electronic)
8. "You Can Make It If You Try"
Jazz Mafia's Subharmonic feat. Crossroads (Hip Hop / Jazz / Funk)
DJ Dizzy Victrola - Spinning in between sets
Visuals by Joe Case
UnderCover Mission Statement:
UnderCover Presents is a grassroots collective that gathers musicians from every corner of the San Francisco Bay Area’s music scene to celebrate the broad influence of classic albums.
The concept is simple: bands are invited based on their enthusiasm for the album from a range of musical genres that reflect the diverse styles and cultures that make Bay Area music.
Each artist is highly encouraged to put their own sound and personality on their rendition. The result is a cross pollination of cultures, musicians, film makers, local food vendors, and visual artists that doesn’t typically happen on one show bill, or for that matter even festivals.
More information at www.UnderCoverPresents.com
Feat. Guest Music Director, David Möschler
Ensemble Mik Nawooj
Ensemble Mik Nawooj performs the innovative music of composer/pianist JooWan Kim. It's a seven piece chamber orchestra that consists of flute, cello, clarinet, violin, bass, and deep funk drums with two MCs, an opera singer and composer Kim on piano.
Featuring local underground hip hop icons Do D.A.T and SandMan, Ensemble Mik Nawooj has been featured on ABC 7, MTV, The New Yorker, KPFA, Hyphen Magazine, SF Chronicle, East Bay Express & more.
They will be performing selections from their new chamber hip hop opera, Death, Love & Life and portions of their apocalyptic epic, Great Integration.
"A pulsing hybrid of hip hop, jazz & classical" - 7x7
"Mik Nawooj is thirsty to change the name of the game" - MTV
"Ensemble Mik Nawooj is the most exciting band that I've had the opportunity to check out" - KPFA
"As the composer for Ensemble Mik Nawooj, JooWan Kim writes the music for every instrument in the band. And the final product is something quite extraordinary" - Hyphen Magazine
Tumbleweeed Wanderers are growing at a blistering pace. Since forming in July of 2011, these Oakland natives have released two EPs, selling 3,000+ copies out of their van, completed 6 self-booked tours within the Western US, tallying over 200+ shows and selling out multiple venues. Now, they’re setting their sights even higher and are poised to realize them, with the completion of their debut album So Long produced by John Vanderslice. Barely old enough to get into the venues they perform at, this young group does not stop. It’s highly likely to see TW playing a packed club date one night and busking outside of The Greek Theatre the next night.
Photo Credit: Bethani Hines Photography
Known for their fiery live shows, Con Brio is a living, evolving testament to the power of soul. Fronted by 21-year-old phenom Ziek McCarter — a charismatic, undeniably gifted showman whose stage presence calls to mind the magnetism of a young Michael Jackson or James Brown — the band’s sound traces a clear lineage from the dirty funk, blues, and psychedelic legacy of Bay Area legends like Sly and the Family Stone, with a nod toward ‘90s neo-soul trailblazers like D’Angelo, but with an eye to the future: A drive for experimentation, for pushing their high technical ability higher, for reaching beyond the familiar — approaching a deep R&B groove, a hard-rock guitar solo, or the warm peal of a Hammond organ with an ambitious, progressive sensibility.
All of which is to say: They throw one hell of a dance party.
Named for a musical direction meaning “with spirit,” Con Brio has been packing Bay Area venues since 2009 — from the storied Cafe du Nord to Great American Music Hall to The Independent, as well as clubs across the country during their first national tour in 2012. Thanks to a legion of super dedicated fans (who reliably show up to tear the house down at every available opportunity), the band has shared stages with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Meshell Ndegeocello, and opened for the venerable Trombone Shorty at the Fillmore.
In 2013, rebuilding after a lineup change, the longstanding rhythm section of keyboardist Micah Dubreuil, bassist Jonathan Kirchner and drummer Andrew Laubacher went looking for a new singer and stumbled upon McCarter: A Texas transplant who had begun drawing crowds at Madrone Art Bar as a 19-year-old by crashing their weekly Tuesday night funk jam to do Stevie Wonder covers. Add in the electric guitar fireworks of effortless powerhouse Benjamin Andrews and a classic trumpet and tenor sax horn section culled from the best players in the Bay, and the resulting dynamic fuses the skill and confidence that comes from years of stage time and longstanding musical partnerships with the thirst and energy of a rising star — a bright light who’s just getting started.
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