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Smoked Out Soul & Amnesty International present Monophonics

June 22, 2017
9:00 pm
Monarch

All proceeds benefit Amnesty International's Refugee Programs. In honor of World Refugee Day, Amnesty International is teaming up with Smoked Out Soul and Marco Peris Coppola to bring you a very intimate and special MONOPHONICS Smoked Out Soul set. Plus DJ sets by Disco E & Will Magid, live drumming by Paul Oliphant and Brandon Lee and special guests dropping by all night. It's also Paul Oliphant and Ian McDonald's birthday so the night is destined to get pretty lit up! *MONOPHINCS* "One of the best live soul bands I have ever seen!" - Al Bell (Record producer, songwriter, executive, and co-owner of legendary Stax Records) Raised amid the rich musical culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area, Monophonics proudly carry the torch through the generations into today's musical landscape. Holding on to tradition, but by no means purists of any kind, they play their own brand of music known as "Psychedelic Soul." The 2012 release of Monophonics last album In Your Brain saw the band pulling influences from such acts as early Funkadelic, Sly and The Family Stone and the The Temptation's Norman Whitfield produced records. With the new album, Sound of Sinning (April 1, 2015 on Transistor Sound Records), the band has grown in all areas of record making and felt a need to explore other important influences. While the group has come to cherish these inspirations, With Sound of Sinning they started venturing beyond, to the groups that were inspiring those soul acts to embrace the psychedelic sound of the 60's and 70's. Bands such as The Zombies, The Beatles, Beach Boys and Pink Floyd. Even with the experimentation of new musical territory, they display the sound that people know and love about Monophonics. Touching on Northern soul, doo-wop, rock and roll, Psych pop, and cinematic music, Monophonics show off their diversity while remaining true to their roots. Overall it's heartfelt music and old school vibes, without losing sight of the present. This is is music steeped in that timeless feeling when people could write and produce songs that you could listen to over and over again. Sound of Sinning was produced by Kelly Finnigan & Ian McDonald and recorded on an old Tascam eight-track 1/4" tape machine at Transistor Sound Studios in San Rafael, CA. Monophonics is Austin Bohlman (Drums), Myles O'Mahony (Bass/Background Vocals), Ian McDonald (Guitar/Background Vocals), Ryan Scott (Trumpet/Background Vocals/Percussion) & Kelly Finnigan (Keys/Lead Vocals) along with a rotating 2nd horn usually filled by Nadav Nirenberg (Trombone) from Ikebe Shakedown and Breakdown Brass. *SMOKED OUT SOUL* Thursdays @ Monarch SF "Real Funked Up with a Gangster Twist" "Funk & Soul Remix Celebration - Djs vs Live Players" "Old School Taste - New School Bass" "An immersive experience with live horn players, drummers and guitarists collaborating with sound sculpting producers on a Void surround-sound system." DJ / instrumentalists Zebuel and Will Magid are joined by drummers Paul Oliphant and Brandon Lee 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. Smoked Out Soul aims at bringing together DJ's ato put a fresh spin on classic tunes. Rooted in soul with a nod to the future. Founded in 2013, Smoked Out Soul started out as a mixtape and quickly morphed into a full fledged funk party, a festival act and now record label. Smoked Out Soul is a collective of Djs Producers and musicians who love soul music and who love elevating the vibe thru music. Catch the party at at Monarch SF or at a club or festival near you! https://soundcloud.com/monophonics https://soundcloud.com/smokedoutsoul https://soundcloud.com/zebuel https://soundcloud.com/willmagid

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