WAR with special guest Con Brio

Thu Dec 29
City National Civic
R&B/Soul, Music
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Legendary music group WAR concludes their WAR Is Music tour with a stop here on December 29th.

The iconic band is touring in relation to its current international release of its catalogue with Sony as well as their top selling greatest hits compilation Icon, with Universal Music Enterprises.

The catalogue includes all of the great multi-platinum selling albums such as Eric Burdon Declares WAR, The World Is A Ghetto, Why Can’t We Be Friends, All Day Music and many more!


...Con Brio, a band with so much funk and shimmering soul they are practically guaranteed to have listeners going wild in the aisles. These guys have some old school chops and a powerful, dynamic lead vocalist. With their primal beats, full horn section and an organ to top it off, they threaten to turn our indie record shop into a dance floor of the type not seen since Detroit in 1969. - Aaron Carnes


Powered by the strikingly soulful vocals of Xandra Corpora, San Francisco’s Con Brio ("with vigor" or "spirit") blends old-school grit with new-school sophistication for a sound that’s wholly their own. The instrumentation is timeless: saxophone and trumpet roll over thick organ grooves while electric guitar, upright bass and drums keep heads nodding and the dance floor moving. A lesser singer could be forgiven for getting lost in the mix, but Corpora stands out. Her rich and powerful voice is the first thing to grab you, but it is the raw honesty and sincerity of the lyrics that stay with you long after the club goes dark or the record stops spinning.

Not surprisingly, there’s a loyal (and constantly growing) legion of fans who turn up to get down at every Con Brio show, and the sextet doesn’t disappoint; each performance is hot, heavy and different from the last. Combining raw talent, a dynamic stage presence and spontaneous style with a professional polish usually seen in much more veteran ensembles, the band is tight and energetic – and when it comes to spirit, they’ve got it in spades.

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  1. City National Civic
    135 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA