Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Undercover Presents Sly and The Family Stone's Stand!: Show Preview 

Wednesday, Jan 15 2014

What happens when a sprawling cast of local talents — like Marcus Shelby, the Jazz Mafia, and Tumbleweed Wanderers — get together to perform highly original covers of classic albums? You never really know, and that's part of the magic. Stand! will be Undercover's eighth reinterpretation of a classic album, and the Sly masterpiece should prove fertile material. This is soulful, funky, engaging music from the peak of the 1960s Bay Area's cosmopolitan optimism. It's also packed with some of Sly's most famous songs: "Everyday People," "I Want to Take You Higher," and "Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey," among others. Undercover Presents is holding court for three nights at the Independent to give the iconic record a proper tribute, and if it's anything like the group's past projects, you'll hear the music in unexpected new ways.

About The Author

Ian S. Port

Related Locations


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"