A Tribute to Sly & The Family Stone's Stand! Feat. Guest Music Director, David Möschler

A Tribute to Sly & The Family Stone's Stand!

1. "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

Tumbleweed Wanderers

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.

Zakiya Harris

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.

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A Tribute to Sly & The Family Stone's Stand! Feat. Guest Music Director, David Möschler with Awesöme Orchestra Collective feat. The Bengsons, Bayonics, Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Marcus Shelby, Jazz...

Saturday, January 18 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Independent