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Tue. December 2nd 2014 8pm The Upstairs Cabaret (No Minors) 8pm
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Presented by: Surge Ahead
Surge & Upstairs Cabaret present:

Monophonics w/ special guests
December 2nd, Doors 8pm
Advance tickets on sale October 20th at 9AM
Tickets sold at Ditch Records & CDs / Lyle's Place & online at:

Band Bio: Psychedelic Soul, sometimes called Black Rock, is a sub-genre of Soul music, which mixes the characteristics of Soul with Psychedelic Rock. It came to prominence in the late 1960s and continued into the 1970s, playing a major role in the development of Soul and Funk music. Monophonics were formed in 2005 was originally an instrumental ensemble, but in the last 2 years their sound has evolved to encompass incredible, vocally driven songs. The foundation of the band is the blistering funky drums of Austin Bohlman and soulful bass playing of Myles OMahony, fuzzy echo guitars by Ian McDonald, a powerhouse horn section made up of Ryan Scott, Nadav Nirenberg & Alex Baky and the swirling organ & dynamic vocals of Kelly Finnigan. The result is a psychedelic soul & heavy funk sound, which harks back to the styling of the late 60s and early 70s, all while keeping its feet planted firmly in the present

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Whether you call it “psychedelic soul” or “black rock,” that amazing sub-genre of soul from the late ‘60s and into the ‘70s was crucial in the development of funk. Well, everything old is new again, and San Francisco’s sublime Monophonics have reinvented that soul-stirring tradition with a fiery musicality that has created an internat... more info
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