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Midtown Social

Midtown Social


Sat, Aug 3, 2019

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Midtown Social
Midtown Social
Formed in 2012, this band’s mix of sass and brass is guaranteed to make you sweat
just as much as it makes you think. Continuing in the tradition of badass Bay Area
family bands, MidtownSocial picks up the beat from Sly & the Family Stone and takes
off from where Jefferson Airplane landed. Known across the region for their chic and
soulful sound as well as their epic dance parties, Midtown Social moved SF Weekly to
declare that “An alabaster statue would have two-stepped to that magic.” 
Touring the West Coast for the past two years, Midtown has been featured at such
music festivals as High Sierra, Guitarfish, and Stern Grove, playing for audiences in the
thousands while sharing the stage with pop icons such as Janelle Monae and Kehlani. 
Midtown Social is a diverse community of writers, musicians, and dreamers. They are
black and white, queer and straight, married and single. They represent the face of
young America—and they are the new California Soul.
Recorded at Zoo Labs in the heart of West Oakland with the help of Grammy nominated producer,
Jeff Kolhede, this compilation speaks with the voice of a generation that understands the power and
beauty of diversity. Each track highlights a different side of the Midtown community by drawing upon
the many colorful musical impulses that compose it. Experimenting with Neo-soul and psychedelic
syncopations, this LP goes where no Midtown record has gone before.
Midtown Social has a story to tell. They sing of tribulation and triumph, and what it
means to be an artist in America today.
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