SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to HUMANS at Café du Nord 11/10 (FRI)

Written by Chandler Kirkman //

HUMANS with Starfari //
Café du Nord – San Francisco
November 10th, 2017 //

Since forming in 2010, Canadian indie-electronic pop duo HUMANS have consistently impressed audiophiles with their composition skills and reputation of performing with unbelievable amounts of energy.

Vancouver’s own Robbie Slade and Peter Riq created HUMANS after spending the summer making music together and then dropped their self-released EP Avec Mes Mecs, which was quickly accepted as a house-party staple by fans around the globe.

HUMANS have established a unique sound through their successful fusion of experimental-electronic elements and catchy, indie-pop hooks that entered the spotlight on their 2012 EP Traps. Consequently, they held the No. 1 spot on the Earshot Electronic charts for six weeks following the release and continue to receive high praise from music media outlets such as Resident Advisor, DJ Mag and Exclaim!

Over the past few years, HUMANS have toured North America with festival slots at South by Southwest, Squamish Valley Music Festival, Bass Coast Music and Arts Festival, CMJ Music Marathon and more, and have been featured in projects with Red Bull, Entourage and MTV. The duo has also steadily been expanding its creative endeavors into the world of directing and visual artistry.

HUMANS’ latest EP Water Water came out in 2016 and has been a hit with electronic music fans as they continue to bring their high-energy, visually-based performances that use live audio input from the crowd, making each show feel like a one-of-a-kind experience, much like HUMANS’ signature sound.

This Friday, HUMANS will hit the stage at Cafe du Nord as Orange County’s own Starfari gets things started with a DJ set. Tickets are available for $15, or you could win a pair of tickets by submitting your full name and email below.

Contest ends this Friday at 3 p.m.

Follow Showbams on Twitter for more contest giveaways throughout the week. Be the first to respond to our contest tweets to GO4FREE to these shows:

Shigeto: November 9th (THUR) @ Rickshaw Stop
Pell: November 9th (THUR) @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Kelley Stoltz: November 9th (THUR) @ The Chapel
Eric Bellinger: November 9th (THUR) @ The New Parish
Escort: November 10th (FRI) @ Mezzanine
Rebirth Brass Band: November 11th (SAT) @ Mezzanine


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Rebirth lay down the friday night funk


By Steve Roby

Rebirth Brass Band with Mission Delirium Brass Band //
The New Parish — Oakland
Friday March 21st, 2014 //

Was it Friday in Oakland, or Fat Tuesday in New Orleans? If you had your eyes closed, you’d swear you were swayin’ to the beat at a New Orleans’ club on Bourbon Street.

A large line began to form outside The New Parish club around 7 p.m., a good three hours before the first band was scheduled to play. The show was sold out, and there were people desperate to get in, shouting, “extra ticket, extra ticket, anyone have an extra ticket?” No one seemed to be able to help.


Mission Delirium opened the show and surprised the full-capacity crowd of around eight-hundred as their four percussionists boldly entered the room, marching band style, loudly banging bass/snare drums, cymbals, tambourines, and cowbells, whipping the audience into full-party mode. They continued to play in front of the audience, as a nine-piece horn section crammed the stage end-to-end, sadly leaving the tuba player and his cumbersome instrument to perform on the main floor with the drummers. Delirium’s eleven-song set ended with “You Gotta Believe In Somethin’”, and by this point, everyone was a believer.


After a quick turn-around, Rebirth Brass Band hit the stage with their special blend of New Orleans funk, jazz, soul and hip-hop. The main floor and balcony were packed. Barely a soul was sitting. It was time to dance, and get the weekend started.

Trombonist, Stafford Agee, announced to the crowd that they’d be featuring some old favorites and new material. With a group like Rebirth, and their 30-year diverse catalog, you knew the next ninety minutes were going to be fun and energetic.

Fans of Treme, the hit series on HBO, recalled “Feel Like Funkin It Up”, and there was also an amazing cover of Bobby Womack’s “I Used To Love Her”. A good chunk of the set was comprised of Rebirth of New Orleans, which can be found on the Basin Street label. The show finished up around 1:30 a.m. The crowd, exhausted, drenched in sweat, made their way out to San Pablo Avenue. The cool Spring night air quickly reminded them they were back in the Bay Area after a brief excursion to the land of the good groove.

Rebirth’s tour sends them up the West Coast for the rest of this month before they circle back to New Orleans on April 12th. Don’t miss them the next time they swing our way.


Mission Delirium Brass Band



WIN TICKETS: Rebirth Brass Band at the New Parish 3/21


Photo courtesy of Rebirth Brass Band

Enter to win a pair of free tickets to this show below.

Rebirth Brass Band with Mission Delirium Brass Band
The New Parish — Oakland
March 21st, 2014 (Friday) //

Punch your ticket to a raging Friday night at The New Parish. Ever since their first studio album in 1984, Rebirth Brass Band has been on the rise, and they’re only getting better. Now kingpins of New Orleans Brass Band funk, this nine-piece brings the groove that make your feet move every time.

Buy tickets if you know you want to go.


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