Event details

Event details

True Loves w/ special guest Underground System
Thu Aug | 24 2023 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$18 advance / $23 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley presents Seattle's funk & soul masters True Loves with special guests from NYC, Underground System! 

Thursday, August 24th
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9:pm
$18 in advance / $23 day of the show

Listening to the abundant sounds of the Seattle-based funk & soul group, True Loves, is like walking down a favorite neighborhood street, slapping five with friends, checking up with clerks in their stores, admiring your dark sun-glassed face in their windows, ducking under flowerpots and smelling the familiar smells of your most cherished locale. The band is its own block party. What began in 2014 as a jam session between three of the city’s best - pocket-perfect drummer David McGraw, intoxicating bassist Bryant Moore, and otherworldly guitarist Jimmy James - has since blossomed into a global force that now features percussionist Iván Galvez and four horn players: trombonists Jason Cressey and Greg Kramer, and saxophonists Gordon Brown and Skerik. Together, the group’s live performances have garnered them much acclaim and millions of streams on YouTube. In 2017, True Loves recorded their debut instrumental LP, Famous Last Words, which received worldwide adoration and earned them spots at coveted festivals. In 2021, the group released their sophomore album, Sunday Afternoon

One of the most dynamic bands to emerge from New York City in recent years, Underground System continuously innovates a brand of global dance music that is uniquely their own. Frontwoman Domenica Fossati cites “A true New York eclecticism” running through the band's core. Whether in recorded form, selecting records, or on stage at one of their acclaimed live shows, they are a group that is happiest at play, as Rolling Stone put it, “making exuberant dance music that blooms out into countless directions”

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.