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
Busking outside of countless Bay Area venues, Tumbleweed Wanderers took stage on the streets of San Francisco with hopes of, simply, sharing their music. Imagine a hat filled with crumpled dollars and a small crowd gathered- smiling and swaying to the beat of a washboard, mandolin, banjo and guitar. Because of dedication, drive and pure stubborn persistence- in two short years the band went from playing sidewalk jam sessions to headlining those venues. From acoustic sets to electric rock explosions. From the crowd swaying in the open air to throwing down in a jam-packed club.
The story and sound of Tumbleweed Wanderers -- an Americana inspired mix of soul and classic rock-n-roll -- spread throughout the Bay, the West Coast and across the country, essentially, independently. Through constant touring, supporting some of the best road warriors in the game (Moon Taxi, Greensky Bluegrass, Angus Stone, Jackie Green, The Revivalists) and wowing audiences at major festivals (Outside Lands, Hangout, Shaky Knees, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass) the band solidified themselves as a not-to-be-missed live experience.
Now, after a year in the making, Tumbleweed Wanderers new album, Realize, is set to showcase the evolution of this talented rock band.
For Realize, Tumbleweed Wanderers demoed over twenty songs in a San Francisco mansion-turned-home-studio; as well as, cutting fifteen basic tracks at Panoramic Studios in Stinson Beach. These tracks were incessantly overdubbed, rearranged and tweaked for months on end. Their layers of harmonies, guitars, keyboards, string quartets, and pedal steels added unparalleled dynamics throughout the album.
After whittling the record down to the tightest eleven songs, they recruited Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse) to provide the fresh ears and creative spark needed to mix the record. Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys) was brought on board to master the album, giving it the rock-n-roll sheen they tenaciously sought.
The final product, available late Spring 2015, represents Tumbleweed Wanderers in their most honest state – a deep, and colorful blending of the band’s collective influences stemming from a kaleidoscope of American traditions: soul, americana, psychedelia-- all grounded in a fearless backbone of pure rock-n-roll.
Photo Credit: Bethani Hines Photography
Con Brio is a living, evolving testament to the power of soul. Propelled by the young phenom Ziek McCarter - a charismatic, undeniably gifted showman - Con Brio's sound draws a clear lineage from the dance-heavy funk legacies of legends like Sly & the Family Stone and James Brown, while keeping one eye on R&B trailblazers like D’Angelo and Prince and the other on a psychedelic future.
Based in San Francisco and named after a musical direction meaning "with spirit", Con Brio has a relentless drive for experimentation, for pushing their high technical ability higher, for reaching beyond the familiar. The resulting dynamic fuses pulsating rhythms, blazing guitar-work, soaring horns, the warm peal of a Hammond organ, and the unforgettable stage presence of an inspired vocalist: altogether it's one hell of a party.
Thanks to a legion of dedicated fans (who reliably show up to tear the house down at every available opportunity), the band has shared stages with artists such as Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Fishbone, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Trombone Shorty. The release of their Kiss The Sun EP in early 2015 marks the beginning of Con Brio's North American touring and ambitious performance and release schedule.
In 2013, the longstanding rhythm section of keyboardist Micah Dubreuil, bassist Jonathan Kirchner and drummer Andrew Laubacher joined forces with incomparable guitar slinger Benjamin Andrews and McCarter: a Texas transplant who as a 19-year-old had already begun drawing crowds in his new hometown. Add in the fireworks of the "Hallelujah Horn Section" (Marcus Stephens & Brendan Liu) and you have the skill and confidence that comes from years of stage time and deeply-established musical partnerships with the thirst and energy of a rising star - a bright light who's just getting started.