Afrolicious

July Residency!

Afrolicious

Special Guests Midtown Social

Thu · July 23, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$18.00 adv / $20.00 door

This event is all ages

Afrolicious
Afrolicious
"Just try not to dance, we dare you!" - Okayafrica

"An invitation to get loose and get down in an Afrolicious space where Highlife meets 70s NYC Nightlife." KCRW

Afrolicious's sound combines soulful lyrics, funky bass lines, a sprinkle of jazz horns, while retaining the soul and feel of classic funk, disco, Latin, and Afrobeat melodies. These are the type of songs you can blast in your car for some feel-good crusin' or dance to at the club. The name "Afrolicious" was even inspired by a 2006 weekly dance party at Elbo Room San Francisco; brothers Joe and Oz McGuire—also known as DJs Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz—first collaborated with producers, DJ's and musicians to craft their group's sound.

The musicians that make up Afrolicious also come from as diverse a background as the band's music. Freshislife, the lead singer on several tracks of California Dreaming, was originally a star Calypso dancer in Trinidad and Tobago before relocating to San Francisco. Vocalist and percussionist Baba Duru was in the original Headhunters and was featured on the classic B-Boy anthem "God Made Me Funky".

This collective released their new album California Dreaming this past March, after releasing two previous EPs with Thievery Corporation's label ESL Music. The weekly Afrolicious parties are still thriving in SF to date. This last year has seen the Afrolicious live band play at such legendary venues as Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado and the Greek Theater in Berkeley.
Special Guests Midtown Social
Special Guests Midtown Social
Midtown’s mission to spread positive change through the means of culture, art, and music is at the heart of its agenda. By tapping into the past and looking towards the future, Midtown strives to create a present that will support positive transformation through its music and community. Motivated by the struggle and oppression that humanity faces daily and inspired by the love, nurture and hope of the midtown society, Midtown Social strives to fuel the revolution of free, open and creative thought to change the world.

Midtown Social is redefining the California Soul sound with a no-fail good-time sweet spot you crave. Blending soul, funk and rock, this 9 piece ensemble draws on the arrangements by such family bands as Tower of Power, Sly and the Family Stone and Chicago, while provided provocative vocals influenced by Bill Withers, Tina Turner and En Vogue. With an eclectic community of musicians and styles, Midtown Social never fails to bring a high energy, live music dance party wherever it goes.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com