What more is there to say? We can’t wait to go back to our funky hometown hang and really let loose this Friday. Not enough? It’s free before 9pm and general-badass Mike Dillon takes the late shift at 1am. Get there by 10pm to catch El Metate.
Oh, it’s gonna be good.
The Facebook Event (cause if it’s on Facebook, it’s real).
Ladies and Gentlefolk,
This is a friendly reminder to grab your Great American Music Hall tickets for Nov. 2nd while you still can. They’re going fast and we’ve working up one hell of a show for you, featuring brand new music and one of our favorite iterations of Con Brio to date:
Ziek McCarter – Vocals
Benjamin Andrews – Guitar
Micah Dubreuil – Keyboards
Jonathan Kirchner – Bass
Andrew Laubacher – Drums
Joe Cohen – Tenor Saxophone
Marcus Stephens – Tenor Saxophone
Henry Hung – Trumpet
That’s right – it’s octet time! We can’t wait to play for you next Saturday, so come check out the big bad thing – along with the cool-grooving Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review and Whiskerman – on Nov. 2nd.
That’s right! We’re going back to the most beautiful venue in San Francisco on Nov. 2nd. Not only will we be there to light the place up and tear the roof off, but our close friends Quinn Deveaux and The Blue Beat Review will be dropping two new albums (!) and the ever-righteous Whiskerman will be starting things off right.
Grab your Tickets here!
In the meantime, we’ve got a lot on our plate, including a new video and an upcoming performance at the Rickshaw Stop on Sept. 24th for Tunes4Tubes, a fundraiser for the SF Bicycle Coalition. We’ll also be appearing at the Torch Club in Sacramento on Oct. 11th – always a grand sweaty time.
See you soon!
We are really excited to present the brand new video of our our brand new band with our brand new song: Temptation’s Talking! We hope you enjoy it.
We suggest watching this baby in HD ’cause it was shot by longtime Con Brio cohort Peter Lee and it’s fresh as can be!
Dig it? Want more of the action? Make sure to grab your ticket now to our show this Friday at Cafe Du Nord!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Con Brio is back and stronger than ever! After months of experimenting in the lab, we’re happy to say that Version 2.0 has arrived, and it’s here to stay! We’ve added some soaring, screaming new guitar and vocals to the gritty O.G. rhythm section, and the results are righteous. But have no fear, this is a just fresh twist on an old favorite – it’s new funk, but the same soul.
We are extremely excited to introduce the new band at Cafe Du Nord on July 12th in San Francisco. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves – you want to meet the fellas?
Now standing front and center you’ll find soul sensation Zeik McCarter. Young and hungry, this cat has been devouring the SF funk scene since his arrival just a few short years ago, playing with Afrolicious, Steppin’, and many others. We’re very excited to share his uncontainable energy and raw, uncut talent with all of you.
And what about the guitar, you ask? Well over in the red corner we’ve got Mr. Benjamin Andrews, a real six-string samurai with chops to burn and feel for miles. The dude is seriously B.A.D., and we couldn’t be happier to introduce him to ya’ll.
It’s a brave new world and we are having a hell of a lot of fun making our way. Please join us with our friends Whiskerman and Hogs of Change at Cafe Du Nord on July 12th to see what all the fuss is about. It’s going to be a hell of a show.
Get your tickets to this first taste before they run out: TICKETS
Thank you so much for your love and support. The first-generation members of the band couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to continue making and sharing the music we love, and we can’t wait to hit the stage with the brand new thing!
We have some sad news to share with you: Xandra Corpora is leaving Con Brio. While we’re sorry to lose her, we support her decision and wish her all the best. Xandra has written a personal note to all of you; If you care to, please take the time to read it below.
We will have a farewell show at The Independent in San Francisco, on February 22nd. We hope you can be there. Our good friend Justin Ancheta will be opening.
Get your tickets now, so you don’t miss this last concert with our inimatble lead singer:
Now, this is not the breakup of the band. It has always been a group project and the four remaining Brios (Jonathan, Andrew, Mike & Micah) will keep the funk alive – with some new blood to carry on the torch. We care too much about the music we’ve all created to leave it be.
We look forward to seeing you at the Independent.
Dear Friends & Fan-mily,
During times of turbulent, revitalizing change, the bravest versions of ourselves manifest. Adrift upon a sea of love, confronted by a crowd of smiling, radiant faces, we might find ourselves turning deeply inwards to re-evaluate the path we follow. It is not out of thanklessness, nor selfishness that these moments occur, for we have all experienced them. But it is out of an allegiance to something greater than ourselves that we must, from time to time, take a step back, and perhaps even, a step away from our situation, to reassess our purpose.
I, Xandra Corpora, have been your faithful, singing, guitar-playing, booty-shakin mamma jamma for the past 4 years as proud member of Con Brio. I have been blessed through my experiences with this project, forming truly life-changing connections with y’all during this time. These connections, and the experiences I’ve had playing my songs for you, have shaped me as a performer, as a person, and added infinite layers to the little heart that beats inside my chest. With a thousand books, and a million symphonies, I could not convey the gratitude I have to everyone for giving me the gift of this experience.
I am here now, at this point in my life, where I must change course. I have dedicated myself fully to the creation and propulsion of music, and y’all have been alongside me the entire way. And in this time, I have come to realize many facets of myself that now guide my life path. As a result, I am taking a step back from Con Brio to pursue other, non-musical goals. Rest assured that I will continue to sing and write music until the day I die. Music is an affliction, and all us musicians are infected, forever stalked by the muse. And we’d have it no other way.
As for the rest of Con Brio, the future is, as of now, a bit uncertain. So stay tuned! I feel truly blessed to have had such gifted, driven collaborators, and wish them a truckloads of success.
But as for me, I’m out. February 22nd, 2013 is my “Farewell and I LOVE YOU” show at our beloved Independent in San Francisco. Opening the evening will be our dear friend Justin Ancheta and his incredible band. Please come send me off, wish me luck, or yell at me if you so wish. Just be there!!
And thank you. I am leaving this band, yes. But I carry every song, every note, and all of your love inside my soul. For reals.
With the Utmost Love and Gratitude,
Con Brio HQ is very excited to announce our New Year’s Eve celebration at the Boom Boom Room! It’s going to be wicked, it’s going to be wild – it’s going to be one hell of a party. You can check the Boom Boom Room website for details, but we recommend grabbing tickets soon. Our friends the Mark Sexton Band will be warming up the evening.