Event details

Event details

THE HUMIDORS w/ Orchestra Gold
Fri Aug | 19 2022 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$18 / $23

About This Event

Moe's Alley proudly presents Bay Area party music extraordinaires The Humidors with  African psychedelic rock group Orchestra Gold kicking off the night!

Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm
$18 / $23


Hailing from the Bay Area, The Humidors have been churning out their own unique brand of party music for nearly a decade. Combining elements of hard-hitting funk, greasy soul, vintage R&B, soul jazz and more you can be sure that this eight-piece unit is committed to the groove in all its shapes and forms.

Lead by the heartfelt lead vocals of Andre Cruz, The Humidors have established themselves over their tenure as one of the West Coasts premier funk & soul bands and are committed to spreading Gospel of Funk to dance floors everywhere. Having shared the stage with acts such as Dumpstaphunk, The New Mastersounds, The Meters' Leo Nocentelli, Shuggie Otis, and the late, great Bernie Worrell, The Humidors are in their element on stage. Bursts and washes of B3, punchy horns, chugging percussion, thumping bass, and burning guitar leads all interweave in an infectious polyrhythmic stew.

This band of troubadours has developed a sound that pulls from a melting pot of old-school and modern influences, yet is always rooted in a commitment to ego-less playing that embraces the ensemble approach to funk.

African Psychedelic Rock

Oakland, CA-based ensemble Orchestra Gold offers up a kaleidoscope of sound deeply rooted in the Malian tradition while introducing a genre-bending nod to the future through their rare and artful fusion of African Psychedelic Rock. 

Spearheaded by the dynamic Mariam Diakite, whose lyrics are delivered in the highly symbolic Bambara language and supported by heavy swinging rhythms, a funky fresh brass section, and cosmic guitar licks, OG is a testament to transcendence made possible when worlds collide only to arrive at common ground. With the January 2023 release of their new album: “Medecine,” this deeply spiritual yet dance-inducing ensemble continues their pursuit to spread healing through the universal gift of music.

Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.