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 https://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
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.
Photo Credit: Bethani Hines Photography
Driven by powerful vocals and soulful grooves, 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 addition of Benajmin Andrews’ barn-burning guitar playing and Zeik McCarter’s hair-raising vocals to the gritty, organ-driven soul of the long-standing original rhythm section (Jonathan Kirchner, Andrew Laubacher, Micah Dubreuil) will keep heads nodding and the dance floor moving until the very last note fades away. Their unique take on high-octane funk and deep-pocket grooves has left the band poised to launch into the stratosphere in 2013.
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 band 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.