Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
Saturday July 22 2017
8:30PM doors -- music at 10:00PM ••• 21 AND OVER
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
Hip-Hop, funk, jazz, soul
Funk, Rock, R&B/soul..
experimental hip hop neo-soul r&b rnb soul
Rico Sisney - MC
Maggie Vagle - Vocals
Charlie Coffeen - Keys
Josh Rosen - Bass
Jerrel Johnson - Drums
Sam Trump - Trumpet
David Ben-Porat - Trombone
-from Chicago, IL
-Sidewalk Chalk prepares to release their fourth full-length album, An Orchid Is Born, on Ropeadope Records and produced by Grammy Award-winner Robert “Sput” Searight. This is the album that Sidewalk Chalk has truly always been trying to make -- a speeding bullet ripe with heat and rhythm that speaks to mankind’s need to cheer in the darkest of moments and to choose love over inhumanity in all things. In the band’s rebirth is an emphatic statement of purpose. This vibrant collection of transformative moments is a benchmark release for Sidewalk Chalk that marks the arrival of a powerhouse and proves that the Chicago sound machine is a phoenix rising.
Split into three movements - The Hope, The Loss, and The Birth - An Orchid Is Born shows the band’s remarkable capacity for growth. They see that we cannot be reborn until we lose what we have, first treading in the well of despair that is a loss preceded by hope. In these three movements, Sidewalk Chalk has realized the best version of their band and, in the process, created their most important body of work.
The hard fought project encapsulates the latest chapter of the band’s growth as a unit -- a period somehow beautified by a series of deep wounds that might have derailed a less focused collective. Little more than a year removed from the debut of their live album Shoulder Season, a seismic shift rocked the foundations of Sidewalk Chalk, refined their aesthetic and inspired a body of work that is as cathartic as it is the catapult necessary to push the rarefied groove at the foundation of their sound past its Chicago stomping grounds, to points across the globe.
-Tommy Economou - guitar, vocals; Márk Fédronic - keys, trombone, vocals; Theo Fédronic - trumpet, vocals; Adam Heymann - bass; Danny Chiapelone - drums; John Lewis - sax
-from Belmont, CA
-More Fatter is a funk fusion band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Bringing spacious, brassy dance grooves, lusciously tight choral harmonies, and a fiery live presence, More Fatter has quickly established itself as "San Francisco's newest funk, rock, and jazz fusion experiment" (Bay Bridged). With Tommy Economou on vocals/guitar, Mark Fedronic on trombone/vocals/keyboards, Adam Heymann on bass, Danny Chiapelone on drums, and Theo Fedronic on trumpet/vocals, More Fatter celebrates the chaotic zone between our wildest dreams and everyday realities, driven by a mission to fire up and heal the hearts and souls of listeners. Check out their debut single, "Mr. Dassey" now available on Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp! Look out for upcoming shows in the Bay Area and beyond, more single releases and their debut record coming out in 2017. You won't want to miss it.
-from San Francisco, CA
-The Bay Area has always been a hotspot for great music. Rising artists Turk and Rexx Life Raj plan to add to the historic catalog of the region with singles like today's premiere "City Kid."
Turk told us, "This song is a product of many sleepless nights and retrospection, and I wanted to incorporate ideas of duality. The creation of the song came naturally, Ian Mckee started out by sampling a homies acoustic guitar riff, and continued to explore with textures and layers from there. With the help of Rexx Life Raj, this track hella came alive."
Both Turk and Rexx have been building a buzz for quite some time and have worked together before, so the chemistry you hear on this record is nothing new.