The Singing Limbs / Loco Tranquilo / Klez / Mendonesia @ Slim's, San Francisco [23 June]

The Singing Limbs / Loco Tranquilo / Klez / Mendonesia

20:00 - 23:59

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333 11th St, San Francisco, California 94103
The Singing Limbs
Gaining popularity in San Francisco’s competitive live music scene, and now poised to continue to expand their fan base nationwide, the indie rock quartet The Singing Limbs combines various genres and influences into a confluence of unique sounds resulting in a quintessentially colorful and energetic verve that rifles through their songs and live sets.

The Singing Limbs was founded in 2015 as by guitarist and vocalist Cameron Gibbons and drummer Mike DeLuccia. Soon after, the duo expanded into a quartet by recruiting bassist Dominic Colombini and keyboardist Josh Greenberger, thereby finalizing the formation of the psychedelic rock and soul band.

During the past two years, the band has worked the San Francisco live venue circuit hard, and successfully, with shows at historic landmarks like The Great American Music Hall, Slim's, Rickshaw Stop, Brick and Mortar, and the Boom Boom Room.

Studio recordings offer nuanced pocket grooves, while live shows burst with energy and ambitious improvisation. On March 31st, 2017, TSL's will drop the debut, five-track EP, Mint, which DeLuccia contends is “inspired by influences from psych to surf, soul to rock.”

Regarding the band’s first official single, “Stay,” songwriter Gibbons says: "'Stay' is about the way people stick around in situations they'd rather not be part of, hoping things will change on their own. It’s got a great driving pulse through a four-on-the floor soul vibe. This was one of the first songs Mike and I wrote together."

Mint was recorded and mixed at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco CA over a four-day period in June of 2016. All of the tracks were recorded on 24-track analog tape with assistance from sound engineer Beau Sorenson and mastering from Tim Walsh.

The band members list among their biggest musical influences Dr. Dog, White Denim, My Morning Jacket, Shuggie Otis, Radiohead, Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder.

Loco Tranquilo
Loco Tranquilo is a San Francisco band based in the heart of the Mission district. Over the past two years, they’ve been gaining momentum within the Bay Area music scene, playing multiple shows each month and earning a devoted and diverse following along the way. Fusing hypnotic and colorful melodies with funky grooves and jazzy, primordial rhythms, the band is known for moving people on the dance floor while also tapping into the inner workings of the human experience. Their distinctive style of music is made to create unity through universal feelings. During each show, they strive to create dream-like atmosphere, ushering listener on a musical journey and provoking inward sensitive exploration and communal celebration.

Klez is California Soul singer/songwriter John Klezmer. Joined by a full band, Klez delivers upbeat and energetic performances that are reminiscent of the old Motown greats. Klez had his single «Here Right Now» from his debut EP placed in ABC's hit TV drama Castle. Klez can be found touring between San Francisco and Los Angeles, with a recent tour to Sweden, and another European tour scheduled for this August. Klez is also greatly involved with Sofar Sounds, and is known to perform stripped down sets with the company at several locations around the United States.

Beginning as a home recording project and a sprawling fifteen song release over the summer of sixteen, Mendonesia has stylized itself into a preeminent live explosion of psych sounds, country licks with pop sensibility. Featuring the songs and inklings of Tom Conneely, Mendonesia's first album «Mendonesia» was released December 1, 2016.The band now features Kyle Clouse, Adam Spry and Evan Lanam, who all contribute their unique songs, voice and abilities as well.
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