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It’s time to stretch, hydrate, and double-knot your dancing shoes, because San Francisco’s favorite soul party band, Midtown Social, is back with their first full-length release. Their freshly squeezed blend of California soul, funk, and rock is downright irresistible. Midtown Social is a nine-piece tour-de- force. But it’s more than just a band. Together, these nine musicians are a collaborative community of writers, arrangers and artists. When they’re on stage, they invite you into the family. The mission is to spread the message of positive social change through art and music. MTS serves up food for hungry souls—fuel for a revolution of free, open and creative thought.
Deeply inspiring and guaranteed to make you sweat just as much as it makes you think, Midtown Social presents a message of solidarity and hope, voiced by a community of people who are as diverse, bold, authentic, and vulnerable as the community in which they were forged. Midtown Social asks us all to come together, to find common ground, love and camaraderie, to fight for our communities, way of life, and rights—and to stand together as one.
Antônio Guedes & The Chilaquiles is a funk-rock-disco-ska-jam-pop band from San Francisco, CA. The lead singer, Antônio Guedes (BRAZA!), brings forward various Brazilian influences into his compositions, blending it with others from around the globe, like Afrobeat, American soul, and Latin Jazz, with a psychedelic music twist that suggests to the audience Sergio Mendes, Jerry Garcia, Jorge Ben and Fela Kuti could all be playing in the same band.
Down North is a nationally touring Soul Punk band from Seattle that touts skilled songwriting and showmanship in high energy performances making people get on their feet dancing. The band is a healthy mix of Bruno Mars-esque soul and Red Hot Chili Peppers rock and is often described by fans and venues alike as an unforgettable act which rivals the best bands they have seen grace the stage.
They have been featured as a must watch act for 2014 Bumbershoot Festival, Co-Headliners of the Joshua Tree Festival, were a featured artist on AfroPunk.com (whom also debuted their music video for “To Hell with Love”). They’ve supported top national acts like Gym Class Heros, Robert Randolph, E40, Lee Fields, Landau Murphy Jr and headlined across the US at College Campuses.