Psychedelic Soul infused New Orleans Funk Music

6:00pm 6:00pm

CitizenFive Live @ The Chabot Space & Science Center (Pinball Tournament)

Wizard Mode: A Pinball Tournament at Chabot!
Saturday, September 16th

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Get your last chance to see The Art & Science of Pinball, a large-scale exhibition with over 30 machines open for free play! Join us for an exciting pinball tournament and enjoy live music by CitizenFive, hands on activities, and great food from the Canasta Kitchen food truck!

Tournament is open to all ages. Arrive early to sign up; space is limited.


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9:00pm 9:00pm

"Pacific Love" Album Release Show w/ No Lovely Thing & The Crooked Stuff

New Orleans rooted and Oakland-based psychedelic funk and soul band, CitizenFive celebrate the release of their long-awaited "Pacific Love" EP with a special live performance of their new EP cuts and some funky previously unreleased grooves.

For their debut EP, the Bay Area based experimental soul band CitizenFive digs deep. The New Orleans roots of singer/percussionist Nate "Suave" Cameron and bassist Blyss anchor the whole affair, while Kevin Seal's tremolo Rhodes keeps the chords fresh and surprising. Rian Robinson, a drummer raised in the gospel churches of the East Bay, glides gracefully from simmer-sizzle to stomping kick and tree-trunk snares. Buoyant lead single "Pacific Love" shines brightly, as do the sharp political commentary of "No Justice No Peace" and the anthemic summer jam, "C5 is Here." As an opening salvo, this EP is a strong statement for Oakland's newest party-starters.

No Lovely Thing

No Lovely Thing is a seven piece funk & soul band from Oakland, CA. Led by singer Melissa Jones’ percussive melodies, the band brings elements of blues, ska, reggae & jazz into the mix, leaving room for improvisation, giving each song the chance to blow up. 

The Crooked Stuff

Deep vibes, spacious, thumping and a bit haunting with spaced out keys and fuzz driven bass... The Crooked Stuff is a cross-pollinated hybrid of heavy soul, electronic funk and head nodding beats. Featuring current, former and special guest members from Vinyl, Galactic and Tree Of Frogs – the band has the sound DNA to move assess and entertain music loving minds.



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Water Seed "We Are Stars" Tour 2017 w/ CitizenFive

CitizenFive joins their New Orleans family Water Seed as their "We Are Stars Tour 2017" swings through Hotel Utah (500 4th Street @ Bryant Street) in San Francisco. 

Water Seed

What do you call a musical gumbo that recalls the ancestral strut and joie de vivre of the New Orleans’ Tremé, the drama and ecstasy of the church’s wailing floor, and the suited-up sophistication of jazz threaded with the party funk of Parliament? What do you name sounds that hail from Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, and the red dirt South all at once? How do you label music that simultaneously evokes all of the uncontainable energies and passions exploding from so many disparate musical legacies? Here we call it Water Seed. 

The origins of this hybridity reflecting the diverse feels and experiences of Black America begin in New Orleans, the birthplace of multi-instrumentalists Lou Hill and J Sharp, the architects of Water Seed’s cool, elemental sound. The band’s privileging of rhythm and groove, the elegant jazz flourishes, and lyrical songs deeply rooted in both alchemists’ classical education, all hint at the sacred training grounds that sharpened Louisiana jazz greats from Jelly Roll Morton to the Marsalis Brothers, creators known for marrying the traditional with the modern in the creation of the new.


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8:00pm 8:00pm

CitizenFive x Mino Yanci (Superb Music Series)(Oakland, CA)

Francisco St. Productions Proudly Presents the 2nd Installment of Superb, an intimate night of Live Music Featuring...

CitizenFive is a funk-rooted soul band of multi-instrumentalists making music in Oakland, Ca. Founded and led by vocalist, songwriter, and percussionist Nate "Suave" Cameron, Jr., a New Orleans native, and keys player, sax player, and songwriter Kevin Seal, from Cincinnati. Together they create the foundation for politically charged experimental riffs on progressive R&B and hip hop grooves. Their style incorporates slash chords, backmasking, micro-edits, and stacked harmonies to play with the conventions of soul music.

Mino Yanci is a 4 piece jazz fusion band from Sacramento, CA. Coming off of a performance with W. Kamau Bell where he lauded the group as one of his favorite new bands this group is ready to take center stage and highlight the budding jazz scene in Northern California. The name Mino Yanci means musical freedom and after one experience you will understand the freedom of expression they bring to each instrument they touch. So come and get free with Mino Yanci.

Sounds Provided by: DJ True Justice


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