AFROLICIOUS

NYE 2016-17 SOUL FUNK PARTY WITH

AFROLICIOUS

MIDTOWN SOCIAL, Smoked Out Soul

Sat, December 31, 2016

9:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$35 - $50

This event is 21 and over

SPECIAL LIMITED ADVANCE TIX $35 UNTIL NOV 1. $40 UNTIL DEC 1. $45 UNTIL DEC 30. $50 AT THE DOOR.

AFROLICIOUS
AFROLICIOUS
"Just try not to dancee, we dare you!" - Okayafrica

"An invitation to get loose and get down in an Afrolicious space where Highlife meets 70s NYC Nightlife." KCRW

Afrolicious's sound combines soulful lyrics, funky bass lines, a sprinkle of jazz horns, while retaining the soul and feel of classic funk, disco, Latin, and Afrobeat melodies. These are the type of songs you can blast in your car for some feel-good crusin' or dance to at the club. The name "Afrolicious" was even inspired by a 2006 weekly dance party at Elbo Room San Francisco; brothers Joe and Oz McGuire—also known as DJs Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz—first collaborated with producers, DJ's and musicians to craft their group's sound.

The musicians that make up Afrolicious also come from as diverse a background as the band's music. Freshislife, the lead singer on several tracks of California Dreaming, was originally a star Calypso dancer in Trinidad and Tobago before relocating to San Francisco. Vocalist and percussionist Baba Duru was in the original Headhunters and was featured on the classic B-Boy anthem "God Made Me Funky".

This collective released their new album California Dreaming this past March, after releasing two previous EPs with Thievery Corporation's label ESL Music. The weekly Afrolicious parties are still thriving in SF to date. This last year has seen the Afrolicious live band play at such legendary venues as Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado and the Greek Theater in Berkeley.
MIDTOWN SOCIAL
MIDTOWN SOCIAL
Midtown Social is redefining the California Soul sound with a no-fail good-time sweet spot you crave. Its mission to spread positive change through the means of culture, art, and music is at the heart of its agenda. By tapping into the past and looking towards the future, Midtown strives to create a present that will support positive transformation through its music and community. Motivated by the struggle and oppression that humanity faces daily and inspired by the love, nurture and hope of the midtown society, Midtown Social strives to fuel the revolution of free, open and creative thought to change the world.
Smoked Out Soul
Smoked Out Soul
Founded in 2013 by Zebuel Early, Smoked Out Soul started out as a mixtape concept fusing southern hip hop beats with classic funk & soul. Eventually he took that sound to clubs, started a bi-monthly party which gave birth to a live act, a production team and now a record label.

DJ / instrumentalists Zebuel and Will Magid are joined by drummers Paul Oliphant and Enrique Padilla to bring you a sound that is both classic and futuristic: “Old School Taste, New School Bass”. S.O.S. blurs the line between a live show and a DJ night, bringing in the bay’s finest musicians and DJ’s playing on one of the top rated sound systems in the country. Come enjoy delicious cocktails with beautiful people as classic soul music is reinterpreted in the moment.

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Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com