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Makeunder shares new single "In Between My Dead-End Jobs"

Photo credit: Ginger Fierstein

Oakland's Makeunder (aka Hamilton Ulmer) just released another single off forthcoming album Pale Cicada and it's a force of soul and funk, Prince-esq vocals and gyrating horns and baselines. There's so much going on in track "In Between My Dead-End Jobs" that you've got to give it a couple listens. The full album comes out June 28 on Good Eye Records and it's a fun experience of songs that are full of passion and positivity, despite messages full of struggles and loss. - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor





About Time debuts intoxicating jazz-fusion record, plays Radio Bean 06.30

The rich history of jazz and funk's marriage is in good hands thanks to groups like About Time, a six-piece band that knows how to get down. The upbeat songs of the Vermont-based group flash some elegant chord progressions and right down sticky basslines. The groovy rhythms and harmonica solos that decorate the tracks of the band's latest record I Don't Think I Belong Here mix well with smooth saxophone arrangements and the playful vocals of Lauren Kelley and Stephanie Jacobs. The group is having fun in this debut record: the album has an experimental feel to it with the main ingredients of jazz, funk, blues, and rock measured beautifully for a compelling listening experience. About Time will be performing at Radio Bean in Burlington, VT on June 30th in promotion of the new record. We have the group's superbly engaging song "Rose Colored Glasses" streaming below. - Rene Cobar

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Tonight! ILRC Benefit

Tonight, you can catch the first of the Ladd Circle Outdoor Concert Series. Presented by Common Bones Production and Ladd Taphouse, the show will feature Dirty Revival, White Lotus, and HEREISGOOD. All proceeds from the event will go to the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The ILRC is a is a national nonprofit that works with immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to create a fair and democratic community for all. It’s a great chance to listen to some good tunes and support a great cause, which is always something to appreciate.

The show starts at 5, at Ladd Taphouse. Tickets are $15. There’s also going to be an after party, featuring Jen Siren.

  -By Avril Carrillo

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Midtown Social hits the town and The Stud

Before Midtown Social’s forthcoming Fantastic Colors album drops they’re touring all over California and beyond this summer with their fun and funky beats. On May 12th they’re busting out an 80’s themed dance party at one of our most beloved SF spots for queer culture and entertainment, The Stud. Whether you’re black, white, straight, queer, single or taken, come one come all, sport some sassy 80’s inspired attire and shake what you got. Midtown Social is known for bringing the house down with their California soul and room-encompassing beats. Can’t make it out on the 12th? Catch them at a number of different venues all over California and beyond. - Lucille Faulkner

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Poplife "Bad Attitude"

Bruce Jazz trio Poplife released a new single last month called “Bad Attitude”. This is the funky yacht rock of Ben McFadden (Keys, Vocals, Guitar) (aka McFabulous) along with Foul Tip’s Adam Luksetich (Bass) and Ed Bornstein (Drums). For this single, their first in a year, the trio recruited the talented Vivian McConnell (aka V.V. Lightbody) on backing vocals.

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