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The Monophonics Bring Bay-Area Psychedelic Soul to Parrot Stage

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The Monophonics Bring Bay-Area Psychedelic Soul to Parrot StageThe six-piece, San Francisco-based, psychedelic soul/funk band The Monophonics make their Green Parrot debut  Paying homage to innovators of psychedelic soul such as Sly Stone, Norman Whitfield and Funkedelic’s George Clinton they sit on the fuzzy psych side of soul and funk.  Touching on everything from cinematic soul, heavy funk, 60’s rock and spaghetti western laced with yellow sunshine acid, the band is sure to leave you tuned in and turned on!Hard-hitting with walloping drums, punchy horns, and powerhouse vocals The Monophonics

focus on great tones using analog equipment, a simpler and more spontaneous songwriting approach and trying to always catch a vibe that brings back thoughts of the 1969 psychedelic movement!

With their retro sound, style, and approach, they have become one of the hottest upcoming live instrumental funk bands in the Bay area, keeping

  the hard funk sound of the ’60s and ’70s alive with countless gigs around the Bay Area and beyond.”Psychedelic Soul, sometimes called Black Rock, is a sub-genre of Soul music, which mixes the characteristics of Soul with Psychedelic Rock. It came to prominence in the late 1960s and continued into the 1970s, playing a major role in the development of Soul and Funk music.

Over the past seven years, Monophonics have staked their claim as one of California’s premier bands. Raised amid the Bay Area’s rich musical culture, Monophonics has proudly carried on the tradition of music native to their hometown, which flourished during the birth of psychedelia.

Busy creating a national buzz and fervent local following, their touring schedule has brought their signature rowdy, hard-hitting live set to over 400 dates from California up to Motown and down to Louisiana establishing themselves as yearly residents at the legendary New Orleans Jazz Festival.