Fri Jun 21 2024

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Moe's Alley

1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz, CA 95065

$15 advance / $20 day of show

Ages 21+

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Moe's Alley presents the return of Weapons of Mass Creation with special guest Flaco el Jandro!

Friday, June 21st
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
$15 in advance / $20 day of the show
21+

WEAPONS OF MASS CREATION
Recapturing the essence of musicality, Weapons of Mass Creation stuns with socially attuned themes draped in genre-melding instrumentation, warm vocals, and Afro-Latino rhythms. Brimming with live saxophone, synths, keyboards, and guitars, the independent family unit’s arrangements meander into the sonic realms of Soul, Cumbia, and R&B.

Drawing motifs from film, authors, activists, and daily life, the Anaheim-made collective’s sweeping scope of production exemplifies their multi-dimensional artistry and unbridled creativity. Interweaved with dexterous rhyme schemes, sumptuous harmonies, and culture-shifting lyricism, WOMC’s work is an amalgamation of evocative chronicling and smoothed-out musicianship for the ages.

Initially slated as a hip-hop group, the six Franco siblings — Joules (emcee/vocals), Luis (guitar/vocals), Jacob (bass/vocals), Crudo (keyboardist/producer), Moe Budda (drums/emcee/producer), Silas (saxophone/vocals) — joined forces with the Quiñonez brothers — Soli (emcee) and EQ (emcee) — and newcomer Hiiku (synths/producer). They collectively embraced the name "Weapons of Mass Creation," a phrase Jacob used in a poem that highlighted creativity as a weapon to dismantle colonialism. 

With many band members the offspring of immigrants, they have each endured their own personal challenges: financial hardships and unemployment, incarceration, mental health issues, and sexual orientation concealment. Breaking generational curses, Weapons of Mass Creation has found healing through music and harness its remarkable power to unite individuals. 

Aside from sold-out shows at The Paramount and The Moroccan Lounge, the 9-piece group has showcased their talent at renowned L.A. venues like The Echo, The Ford, and even co-headlined the 101 Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. They were also named The OC Weekly’s “Best Hip Hop Act” in both 2017 and 2019.

Garnering editorial nods from esteemed outlets KCET and The LA Times, the group has gained traction gracing stages with seasoned acts like SZA, Smino, Aloe Blacc, DāM-Funk, and DJ Battlecat. WOMC also headlined the Hit The Switches festival (2022), performed at Tropicália (2018), and sold out a string of concerts during their inaugural West Coast Tour. 

Their discography includes notable releases such as Labor of Love (2019) and their transformative EP Family Business (2023). As individual members of the group gear up for solo album releases, their forthcoming material as Weapons of Mass Creation aims to create a time-honored catalog against an awe-inspiring and colorful soundscape that will solidify their undoubted longevity.

Moe's Alley Presents: Weapons of Mass Creation w/ Flaco el Jandro

  • Weapons of Mass Creation

    Weapons of Mass Creation

    Hip-Hop/Rap

    WEAPONS OF MASS CREATION
    Recapturing the essence of musicality, Weapons of Mass Creation stuns with socially attuned themes draped in genre-melding instrumentation, warm vocals, and Afro-Latino rhythms. Brimming with live saxophone, synths, keyboards, and guitars, the independent family unit’s arrangements meander into the sonic realms of Soul, Cumbia, and R&B.

    Drawing motifs from film, authors, activists, and daily life, the Anaheim-made collective’s sweeping scope of production exemplifies their multi-dimensional artistry and unbridled creativity. Interweaved with dexterous rhyme schemes, sumptuous harmonies, and culture-shifting lyricism, WOMC’s work is an amalgamation of evocative chronicling and smoothed-out musicianship for the ages.

    Initially slated as a hip-hop group, the six Franco siblings — Joules (emcee/vocals), Luis (guitar/vocals), Jacob (bass/vocals), Crudo (keyboardist/producer), Moe Budda (drums/emcee/producer), Silas (saxophone/vocals) — joined forces with the Quiñonez brothers — Soli (emcee) and EQ (emcee) — and newcomer Hiiku (synths/producer). They collectively embraced the name "Weapons of Mass Creation," a phrase Jacob used in a poem that highlighted creativity as a weapon to dismantle colonialism. 

    With many band members the offspring of immigrants, they have each endured their own personal challenges: financial hardships and unemployment, incarceration, mental health issues, and sexual orientation concealment. Breaking generational curses, Weapons of Mass Creation has found healing through music and harness its remarkable power to unite individuals. 

    Aside from sold-out shows at The Paramount and The Moroccan Lounge, the 9-piece group has showcased their talent at renowned L.A. venues like The Echo, The Ford, and even co-headlined the 101 Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. They were also named The OC Weekly’s “Best Hip Hop Act” in both 2017 and 2019.

    Garnering editorial nods from esteemed outlets KCET and The LA Times, the group has gained traction gracing stages with seasoned acts like SZA, Smino, Aloe Blacc, DāM-Funk, and DJ Battlecat. WOMC also headlined the Hit The Switches festival (2022), performed at Tropicália (2018), and sold out a string of concerts during their inaugural West Coast Tour. 

    Their discography includes notable releases such as Labor of Love (2019) and their transformative EP Family Business (2023). As individual members of the group gear up for solo album releases, their forthcoming material as Weapons of Mass Creation aims to create a time-honored catalog against an awe-inspiring and colorful soundscape that will solidify their undoubted longevity.

  • Flaco el Jandro

    Flaco el Jandro

    Indie Rock

    He describes his music as Rockmantica, indie-rock love songs heavily influenced by classic boleros and baladas from the 60’s and 70’s. However, he often dabbles in a variety of different styles including cumbia, regional Mexican music and hip-hop. He’s been writing songs since a very young age and has been a part of various groups most notably Dread I Knights and Qiensave. Flaco’s music and message draws much influence from the time he spent working as a músico at the world famous El Teatro Campesino, where he’s been a member since 2012. He’s worked closely with artists and producers such as E Arenas of Chicano Batman, Erik Canales of Allison, and Sam Pura (The Story So Far), just to name a few. In 2020 he released his self-produced debut EP Canciones Para Curar la Depresión. The title track Todo Sigue Igual was featured in the documentary Unhealthy Comedian. He found success in early 2022 on TikTok with his semi-viral hit Mi Encendedor, which expanded his fanbase immensely in a short period of time and was featured in The Daily Chela.

    His songs cover a variety of themes such as love, heartbreak, culture, existentialism, and identity crisis which is something he has struggled with for most of his life. Flaco channels these messages in the form of music, with the goal being able to connect with people who share the same human experience and seek to better themselves and the world around them. Flaco El Jandro’s aspiration is to bring his music and message to every soul that is willing and able to listen. 

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Moe's Alley Presents: Weapons of Mass Creation w/ Flaco el Jandro

Fri Jun 21 2024 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Moe's Alley Santa Cruz CA
Moe's Alley Presents: Weapons of Mass Creation w/ Flaco el Jandro

$15 advance / $20 day of show Ages 21+

Moe's Alley presents the return of Weapons of Mass Creation with special guest Flaco el Jandro!

Friday, June 21st
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
$15 in advance / $20 day of the show
21+

WEAPONS OF MASS CREATION
Recapturing the essence of musicality, Weapons of Mass Creation stuns with socially attuned themes draped in genre-melding instrumentation, warm vocals, and Afro-Latino rhythms. Brimming with live saxophone, synths, keyboards, and guitars, the independent family unit’s arrangements meander into the sonic realms of Soul, Cumbia, and R&B.

Drawing motifs from film, authors, activists, and daily life, the Anaheim-made collective’s sweeping scope of production exemplifies their multi-dimensional artistry and unbridled creativity. Interweaved with dexterous rhyme schemes, sumptuous harmonies, and culture-shifting lyricism, WOMC’s work is an amalgamation of evocative chronicling and smoothed-out musicianship for the ages.

Initially slated as a hip-hop group, the six Franco siblings — Joules (emcee/vocals), Luis (guitar/vocals), Jacob (bass/vocals), Crudo (keyboardist/producer), Moe Budda (drums/emcee/producer), Silas (saxophone/vocals) — joined forces with the Quiñonez brothers — Soli (emcee) and EQ (emcee) — and newcomer Hiiku (synths/producer). They collectively embraced the name "Weapons of Mass Creation," a phrase Jacob used in a poem that highlighted creativity as a weapon to dismantle colonialism. 

With many band members the offspring of immigrants, they have each endured their own personal challenges: financial hardships and unemployment, incarceration, mental health issues, and sexual orientation concealment. Breaking generational curses, Weapons of Mass Creation has found healing through music and harness its remarkable power to unite individuals. 

Aside from sold-out shows at The Paramount and The Moroccan Lounge, the 9-piece group has showcased their talent at renowned L.A. venues like The Echo, The Ford, and even co-headlined the 101 Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. They were also named The OC Weekly’s “Best Hip Hop Act” in both 2017 and 2019.

Garnering editorial nods from esteemed outlets KCET and The LA Times, the group has gained traction gracing stages with seasoned acts like SZA, Smino, Aloe Blacc, DāM-Funk, and DJ Battlecat. WOMC also headlined the Hit The Switches festival (2022), performed at Tropicália (2018), and sold out a string of concerts during their inaugural West Coast Tour. 

Their discography includes notable releases such as Labor of Love (2019) and their transformative EP Family Business (2023). As individual members of the group gear up for solo album releases, their forthcoming material as Weapons of Mass Creation aims to create a time-honored catalog against an awe-inspiring and colorful soundscape that will solidify their undoubted longevity.

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Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
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$15.00

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Terms & Conditions

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.