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.
Friday December 2
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
••• 21 AND OVER
Psychedelic Funk r&b/soul
-from San Francisco, CA
-Welcome to Seal Party! Bay Area-based session musicians Kevin Seal and Chris McGrew saw an opportunity for a new beginning in 2021. Frequent collaborators throughout their careers, both wanted to do something a little different, and with some help from their community of talented friends, they were able to build a production tram that suited their eclectic tastes, and brought cool people together like any good party.
Seal Party blends flavors from across the musical spectrum to create fresh, psychedelic sounds at the historic Hyde Street Studios. Whether they’re drawing inspiration from D’Angelo, St. Vincent, or Curtis Mayfield, the blend makes perfect sense.
Joined currently by Spence Murray (Kofy Briown), Jonnie Axtell (Psychefunkapus) and Liam Wesley Craddock, the band is smooth and powerful.
-from San Francisco, CA
-Fourth Position formed in 2019 and have quickly developed into a sophisticated unit of passionate musicians wowing audiences. With summer festival appearances at High Sierra‘s Camp Happiness and For The Funk Of It as well as venues around the Bay, Fourth Position have introduced audiences to their unique blend of original California Psychedelic Funk, Soul, Jazz, and Rock. Look for their debut album this year!
Joseph Carter (The Humidors, Sans Pablo, 10 Minutes To Funk, Ultra Cinco)studied Vocal Jazz in high school and college and has been performing in Maine, Nashville and The Bay for twenty years. He brings jazz influenced soulful vocals and to the bands growing repertoire. His showmanship and stage presence are electric and infectious! And his cowbell skills are on point.
Jordan Sookikian is lead guitarist and riff-master. His funk-influence is prominent in his playing, where different elements of Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Hazel, and John Frusciante come out through each phrase he plays.
Jon Levine keeps the groove on the bass. Although he still tells people that he “plays guitar”, Jon not-so-secretly loves holding down the low end. He previously played in Bay Area band Whippoorwil, and is now in Corduroy, a Pearl Jam tribute band.
Miles Lindheimer pecks and wails on the saxophone. Hailing from a background of jazz and funk, he uses his horn to add some grit while still keeping things fresh.
Veteran keyboardist Driftwood could pick out tunes on the piano with 1 finger starting at age 4. Now he uses all 10 fingers and occasionally both feet. He boasts of a long and varied musical career, having been kicked out of bands of so many genres -- blues, funk, soul, folk, classic and alt rock --- it's hard to keep track. His latest passion is playing acid jazz on the mighty Hammond B3.
Chris Gamper, drummer extraordinaire!
In complete protest of all things boring and boredom related, Chris Gamper can be seen playing big drums, small drums, loud drums and quiet drums at a number of fine San Francisco Bay Area establishments. “I’m especially proud to be a part of bands and play with musicians that are writing, recording and performing original material and unique arrangements of other composers. I can create my own musical vocabulary by developing a sound and style just for that band. My passion for drums and new gear then allows me to really bring to life the sound I am envisioning."
-from Oakland, CA
-We’re ready to rock and we hope you are too! Litty Debungus is
a 6 piece Funk ensemble featuring a horn section, powerful
vocals and and a rhythm section that will blow your socks off
on their own, and blow you away when playing with the
whole band. Whether it's a song about love, loss, or gettin’
down, Litty Debungus creates a rollercoaster of emotions to
bring audiences along for the ride.
From backyard parties, breweries and bars Litty Debungus
has developed a dynamic live performance that invites every
listener to move their body and join the party. With influences
ranging from James Brown, Tower of Power, Rush, Lettuce
and the California Honeydrops, Litty Debungus blends
classic funk style with psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll
Litty Debungus has released 4 singles on all platforms and
will follow it up with their debut album in Fall of 2022