Midtown Social, Joe Marcinek Band

Midtown Social

Joe Marcinek Band

Sat 6.22.19

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


Tickets at the Door

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, Midtown Social 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.

2019 is set to be Midtown’s year. The band is poised to release their newest album, Fantastic Colors, at the end of the year. This LP has all the Midtown magic and more.

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. With every groove and back beat, they prove to themselves, to their socialites, and to the world… that you can’t stop the music.
Joe Marcinek Band
Joe Marcinek Band
Joe Marcinek Band is an experience you will never forget. That is because each show features a different lineup of musicians creating a different set of music every night. The music is equal parts Chicago Blues, New Orleans Funk, Grateful Dead Psychedelia, and Jazz Fusion!

​Joe Marcinek tours nationally from New York to LA and everywhere in between. Most of the lineups will only happen one time making every night a can't miss show.

The group has featured many prominent special guests including Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads), Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), George Porter JR (The Meters), Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Alan Evans (Soulive), Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee), Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk, Dave Mathews & Friends), Shaun Martin (Snarky Puppy, Kirk Franklin), Allen Aucoin (the Disco Biscuits), Marty Sammon (Buddy Guy), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident / EOTO), Erik "Jesus" Coomes (Lettuce), Borahm Lee (Break Science), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Borham Lee (Break Science), Steve Molitz (Phil Lesh & Friends / Particle) Joey Porter (The Motet / Juno What), Fareed Haque, Scott Metzger, Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy) Garrett Sayers (The Motet) Allie Kral (Yonder Mountain String Band), Freekbass, Vinnie Amico and Jim Loughlin (moe.) and more!
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101