Local Slice Recommendation – Sinner’s Circus – Members of Con Brio, Sioux City Kid, Kelly McFarling

The Sinner’s Circus is a 1-time superband made up of 3 of the best bands in San Francisco, touring to South By Southwest together this March.  Including members of Con Brio, Sioux City Kid and Kelly McFarling, the band features multiple vocalists, a horn section, guitar, banjo, organ, upright bass and drums and plays a smoking combination of roots rock, funk, soul and folk.

The tour kickoff show will take place at The Black Cat, a hip new venue in North Beach.  Formerly, Impala, the club is at the intersection of Broadway and Kearny Streets.  Doors at 8, Show at 9, 21+, $10.  Full tour schedule and details here:


Con Brio

“Xandra Corpora’s vocals are stunning….The band, tight as a bungee cord, is a funky, acoustic, jazz/blues casserole. That’s right-casserole. What’s more, they kill it live.” bamm.tv

“[A] concoction of bass-heavy funk rhythms, layered organ and piano, sumptuous trumpet and tenor saxophone, and tight percussion… the band’s sound is that of seasoned musicians balancing respect for technical composition with a healthy love of improvisation — and clearly having a blast with it.” East Bay Express

“…sophisticated and mature sounding music, fusing jazz, blues, soul and folk all together into one fantastic live experience”Remezcla.com

Kelly McFarling

Homegrown and haunting, Kelly McFarling’s voice spirals powerfully over a bed of oldtimey instrumentation. She is from Atlanta GA, where she learned to sing in church choirs and baseball stadiums, and she learned to write from the stories of Flannery O’Conner and Toni Morrison. She has since wandered out to the West coast where she can be found in the back rooms of San Francisco bars Banjo plucking and singing Siren songs dubbed ‘original rhythm and bluegrass.’ Her music is inspired by hard truths and transitions with bold honest lyrics and sophisticated melodies that remain with you long after the song if over.  Songs to be taken whole heartedly, preferably outside of the shirt on sleeves. The grass is blue, the moon is shiny. Drink up Darlin, its homebrew.–
Sioux City Kid

Not for the weary at heart, but always for the broken-hearted. We are all ramblers. These seven just wish to provide music for the trip.

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