On Saturday, June 3, Bay Area funk and jazz-rock fusion band More Fatter will appear at Neck of the Woods in San Francisco for the official release party of its debut album, where are you, out May 30.
The five piece band, led by vocalist/guitarist Tommy Economou, bassist Adam Heymann, drummer Danny Chiapelone, and the brothers Fedronic on horns (Marc on trombone and keys and Theo on trumpet), have tapped into a combination of raw funk and carefully studied jazz that makes their eight-track debut a smash.
Imagine John Coltrane debuting an album with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and you might have a decent idea of what to expect. Last year, the band ran a Kickstarter campaign to finance the recording sessions at Tiny Telephone, the post edits, and the first run of distribution.
Without doing too much imaginative legwork, check out the video for the latest single off the record, a tune called “Smiling Tears.” On this track, as throughout the record, the soulful swing of the big-band era combines with a modern musical urgency and observations that, while deep, avoid getting too heavy.
Adding to the excitement on the bill will be the four-piece psychedelic blues styling of Santa Cruz favorite The Redlight District. The band is currently mixing their own full length debut, a release titled Blackmail that will emerge later this year. Opening the evening are Brothers Prince, an Oakland based indie-soul-hop duo comprised of identical twin brothers Austin and Ambrose Prince.
More Fatter, The Redlight District, Brothers Prince
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Neck Of The Woods
9PM, $10/$15, 21+