Con Brio

Big Grooves, Tiny Universe: Opening For Karl Denson March 15th!

We are proud to announce our next San Francisco throwdown will be with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at The Independent on Saturday, March 15th! Karl is a modern funk legend, with credits ranging from Lenny Kravitz to The Greyboy Allstars, Slightly Stoopid and Soulive. One of the hardest working bands in the land, KDTU has been touring for 15 years, and are currently on the road supporting their new record, New AmmoWe can’t wait to share the stage with these guys. It’s going to be one heavy, funky show - don’t miss it!

Get your tickets HERE

Feb 22nd at Rickshaw stop with DRMS


On Saturday, Feb. 22nd, we will be teaming up with DRMS and systemritual to create one of the most unusual concerts you’ll see this year. Combining DRMS’ (pronounced Dreams) brilliant and ultra-cool electro-indy soundscapes with the signature Con Brio fire will make for a aesthetic and emotional journey like you’ve never experienced before.

DRMS is releasing American 707, a beautiful film they made with director Elia Vargas.

It’s our only SF show in February, and we can’t wait to throw down.

Tickets HERE

New Studio Recording: A Sex Supreme

Tasked with creating our own version of Sly Stone’s “Sex Machine” for UnderCover Presents: Sly & The Family Stone’s Stand!, we couldn’t help but take the titular spirit of the 14-minute jam and try to put the whole world in the mood. Check the new track out and take it home with you:




Undercover Presents: Sly & The Family Stone’s Stand! at The Independent Jan 17-19

That’s right, we’re spending three more nights at one of our favorite rooms in San Francisco – The Independent – to pay tribute to one of the Bay’s Greatest: Sly & The Family Stone! Con Brio is extremely proud to be one of 9 local bands playing down the entire Stand! album. Each band will do one track off the record, and each one is phenomenal. We can’t recommend this show enough. Jazz Mafia? Bayonics? Tumbleweed Wanderers? Marcus Shelby? A 50-piece Orchestra? It’s going to be nuts.

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All three nights are going to sell out, so don’t sleep on it! See you soon!

Get on the Good Foot – First Hit of the New Year At The Independent Jan 11th with Diego’s Umbrella

Pure Fire.

We can’t wait for our first show of the year!  2014 goes off with a bang at The Independent in San Francisco, where we’re opening for local Gypsy Rock Superstar Pyromaniacs DIEGO’S UMBRELLA on January 11th. The energy is going to be through the roof!

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We’ve been in the studio (shh!) cooking up the future of Con Brio, so while we can’t share anything yet, we’ll have some enthusiasm to burn this Saturday- don’t miss it!

Boom Boom Room This Friday Dec 6th


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).



Countdown to Great American

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.



Great American Music Hall Nov 2

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!

Temptation’s Talking Video – The New Con Brio Has Arrived!

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!


July 12th Poster

Here’s the poster for our Du Nord show. It’s our big rebirth party in SF and we can’t wait. We’ve got a video of the new band dropping soon, so be on the lookout!

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