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Night Animals, Brass Animals, and Li’l Elephant



April 28, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
April 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
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The Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Welcome to The Midnight Menagerie: A funk showcase featuring Night Animals, Brass Animals, Li’l Elephant and DJ Shoebox!

9pm, 21+

$10 – Get advance tix!

930p Oddjob Ensemble
1030p Rikkha
1130p Junk Parlor
1245p DJ Shoebox

Night Animals
Night Animals is a six-piece funk pop band based in San Francisco. After releasing their debut album, Resonate, in 2016, the band has played nearly 30 blow-out shows at some of the best venues on both coasts. Night Animals performances hum with the band’s high-energy compositions and its love of improvisation–but also its undying commitment to stage performance. Night Animals bring in costumes, lights, art, and audience participation to create a memorable and celebratory live experience: each show is a new story.
Brass Animals
Brass Animals formed in San Francisco in 2013 with a simple vision: music to make people dance. Fusing New Orleans-style brass band tradition with an eclectic blend of hip-hop, R&B, funk and pop, the band serves up explosive renditions of recent favorites by artists like Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Aaliyah, Kanye West, and Janelle Monáe, and puts their own spin on vintage classics by Stevie Wonder, Sly & the Family Stone, Funkadelic, Labelle and more. A typical Brass Animals gig features hard-hitting brass-led jams plus a set of lead vocal stylings from the divine Niki Stone. Riding high on jam-packed shows throughout the Bay Area, from the stages at Brick & Mortar Music Hall and the Boom Boom Room to outdoor festivals in the East Bay, South Bay and beyond, the band has solidified as a mainstay among the burgeoning west coast brass band scene. Brass Animals continues to break new ground, merging modern and classic sounds to make you move.

Li’l Elephant
Lil’ Elephant is an unconventional Oakland ensemble bringing original tunes to stages of all sizes throughout the Bay Area. A labor of love several years in the making, this band of four motley miscreants fuses funk, rock, roll, rap, and classical influences into an exceptional and eclectic musical shmorgasboard. Major influences include Funkadelic, Traffic, In Flames, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. You’ll find your feet tapping and your hips swaying before you know it. You can listen to some tunes at www.lilelephunk.com