Con Brio

Hello Friends! It’s that time of the year, when bands from all over the country stir from their usual habitats, contract wonderlust, and – dreaming of wide open skies – head towards Austin, Texas.

All that’s to say: Con Brio is going to SXSW!

We’ve got two Texans in our midst (the man on the mic himself and our trumpet player, Brendan Liu), so our first foray into the Lone Star State promises to be an epic homecoming as well.

We’ve got a ton of great showcases lined up, so if you’re in the area come hang out with us! We like friends in weird places.


Deli Radio Party @ Jackalope – Con Brio at 3:55pm
With: The Zombies, The Stone Foxes, K.Flay, Beat Connection, Hollis Brown, Brandy Zdan, Panic is Perfect.

SXSG (South by San Gabriel) @ Freedman’s Bar – Con Brio at 6pm
With: Papa Mali, Angelo Moore of Fishbone, Eric McFadden of P-Funk, Paul Renna.


Doc’s on South Congress – Con Brio at 2pm
With: Luke Wade, Larry G, Son of Swan, & more!

Guest Appearance @ SXSJ (South by San Jose) – 6pm
Sitting in with our friend David Garza and his band!

OFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE @ The Palm Door – Con Brio at Midnight
With: Foot Patrol, Gurufish, Akina Adderly & The Vintage Playboys, The Nightowls, Soul Track Mind

See you there!

Valentine’s Day EP Release Party at The Independent

Look, we have a new EP. We want to give it to you, and we want to give it to you right.

So we’re going to set the mood. You. Us. Valentine’s Day. 

Sound good?

Let’s be grown and sexy together. Our last two headlining San Francisco shows have sold-out, so don’t be stood up, put a ring on it now: TICKETS

Also performing are The Seshen, one of the best electro/psychedelic/soul/magic acts to come out of the Bay, ever. We are legit fans of these mad geniuses (see for yourself), and by any standard of estimation it’s going to be a really, really good night from the first note to the last booty shake. 

The Kiss The Sun EP has been a big journey for us. It’s our first real step into the bright and unknown future, and we want to take it with you. Also, we’re going to get into some serious heart-breaking, face-melting, body-healing, sensual, seductive sh*t, so let’s light a fire at The Independent on Valentine’s Day together, dig?


New Single – Give It All

We’re extremely happy to announce the release of our newest single: Give It All. Click on the photo below to give it a listen!

We’re celebrating the release with a show tonight at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco.


We have a very special announcement: Con Brio is releasing the lead single off our new EP on Nov. 11th, and we are celebrating with a blowout release show at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco.

The party will be turned up to eleven. It’s our first headlining slot in our hometown for quite a while, and we intend to take full, funky advantage of it. Guy Fox, one of our favorite bands in SF, is opening. They’ve got all the goods: stellar chops, killer songwriting, angelic vocals. This is the show to come early and stay late.

You can get your tickets for our “Give It All” Single Release Party at Rickshaw Stop, Friday Nov. 7th here: TICKETS

We’re expecting this great venue to sell out, so don’t wait until it’s too late!

“Give It All” as a song encapsulates what we’re trying to do with the new record: it’s soulful, driving, and heartfelt. We’re extremely excited to share it with you. The full EP will be released in early 2015 (it’ll be worth the wait, we promise!).


New Beat Alert!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are sublimely pleased to announce the release of our latest single: Never Be The Same. Long a live staple, this song has always been an extra special moment at shows and we’re happy to get it on record.

Check the new song out for yourself over at our Bandcamp store, where it is available for your streaming and/or downloading pleasure. Name your own price, easy as pie.

If you *really* dig the new grooves, it’s totally alright to share your unbridled excitement on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tinder, or whatever the next big thing is. Just saying.

“Never Be The Same” is the newest tune from our forthcoming EP, to be released by Burning House Records this fall.  Each track has been an adventure in recording, reimagining our live sound for the space between your headphones, and we hope you get as many vibes out of it as we tried to put into it. “Never Be The Same” was recorded by Yosh! at Faultline Studios in San Francisco and with additional recording and mixing by our very own resident bassist Jonathan Kirchner.

Marcus Stephens (Jazz Mafia, Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Secret Sidewalk) is the very very bad man responsible for the epic future-sax solo within, so make sure to buckle your seat belts.

Oh, and keep your eyes and ears open – there’s more where that came from.



Back at the scene of the crime

It’s time to get down, get hot and heavy, sultry and sweaty. We’re going back to the Boom Boom Room next Saturday, June 7th! If you’ve ever been to one of our Boom Boom shows, you know how wild it gets as we jam late into the night. We go for broke every time, and you (yes, you!) don’t want to miss it.

We’ve got rising funk phenoms Sal’s Greenhouse opening up the night, and it’ll be grooving from first note to last, guaranteed.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and it’s straight-up free before 8:30!

Music starts at 9:30, and we play ’til your feet give out.

See you soon!

One Taste isn’t Enough Oakland – We’re back!

Just one week from today we will be tearing the roof off The New Parish with our friends The Family Crest and Gaston. That’s Thursday, May 22nd folks, and it’s right around the corner. The Family Crest have been friends of ours for a while, and we’ve been delighted to see their unique blend of soaring orchestral indie really take off this year.

So when they called and asked us to come down and tear it up next week, the answer was a no-brainer. We love playing in Oakland, there’s no way around it. Y’all just know how to do it right. So ride the heat wave with us next Thursday - we promise you’ll have a booty-shaking good time!

Get your tickets and info here!

See you soon.

Big Motown Dance Party at The Independent May 3rd

Saturday night at the Independent! It’s the party that won’t stop for the 5-year anniversary of the Motown on Monday (MOM) DJs. If you’re not familiar with the concept… it’s pretty self-explanatory. And awesome.

They’ll be spinning hits all night long, and we’ll be there to lay the funk down like it should. Con Brio has been in the lab perfecting this set, and it’s going to be a scorcher! Also appearing are Brass Magic and The Hitsville Soul Sisters. It’s going to be the dance party to end all dance parties, so if you like fun (and who doesn’t?) don’t miss it!














First Friday At Awaken Cafe in Oakland May 2nd

This Friday, May 2nd is our first appearance at Oakland’s newest and grooviest music venue, Awaken Cafe, as well as our first appearance at Art Murmur AKA First Friday AKA the best damn party in the Bay.

It’s Oaktown at its finest and a cooler scene you will not find anywhere. We’re playing with Ghost And The City (who are totally badass) and they kick the show off at 9pm. Did we mention it’s FREE?

We love playing in Oakland – and we don’t get the chance to nearly as often as we should – so come out and support live music and make sure we can keep coming back as often as humanly possible. It’s going to be packed so get there early.



New Single – California Cowboy – is here

It’s lean, it’s mean, it’s our grooving requiem to moving up and getting down! Check out the first single from our forthcoming EP and dig our newest sonic adventure. We had a blast recording this track and we hope you like it!




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