Thu Sep 30 2021

9:00 PM - 11:30 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Moe's Alley

1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz, CA 95065

$20 / $25

Ages 21+

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**Note: Until further notice, we will require proof of vaccination OR a negative test within 48 hours of the show for entry. Masks will also be required when indoors at Moe's. 

Acceptable forms of proof:

• Vaccination Record Card
• CA state QR code - https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov
• Picture of vaccination card that matches ID
• Negative test confirmation from an authorized testing facility that matches ID

Thank you! 
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With a timeless sound that blends heavy soul and psych-rock, Monophonics have built a reputation over the past decade as one of the best live bands in the country. Led by singer Kelly Finnigan, the band of has drawn on their colorful history — both their experiences as veteran touring performers and as individuals growing up in the Bay Area — to create “It’s Only Us,” their fourth release since 2012, out March 13th on Colemine Records.

A reflection of what they see as the current state of the world, the record touches on difficult subjects such as broken relationships, mental health issues, gun violence and power struggles, all with an underlying message of unity, resilience and acceptance. The band’s signature style of arrangement — leaning on warm textures, thanks to rhythm and horn sections whose reputations precede them — has been expanded with top-notch production and creative instrumentation: a Mellotron, lap steel guitar, harp and Moog all round out the Monophonics’ trademark soul sound, while Finnigan’s vocals are more powerful than ever. At times these tracks can feel classic, as familiar as an old song you grew up with, while simultaneously raising questions about the state of music in 2020 and what the future might hold.

“It’s Only Us” is the sound of a group continuing to grow as songwriters, musicians, performers and people — reflecting on where they’ve been, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the years to come. 


Alanna Royale makes classic-minded R&B and soul music for the modern age. It’s a sound rooted in big melodies, blasts of brass, percussive punch, and old-school grooves, with songs that shine a light not only on frontwoman Alanna Quinn-Broadus’ larger-than-life voice, but her songwriting chops, too.

MONOPHONICS w/ special guest Alanna Royale! *SOLD OUT - THANK YOU!*

  • SOLD OUT
  • MONOPHONICS

    MONOPHONICS

    Funk

    Monophonics have risen up again from their California studio Transistor Sound to offer the world a new album via indie label giants Colemine Records. Their new record entitled It’s Only Us, due this year reflects what they see as the current direction in the world, it’s an expression that leans on the theme of humanity, that strives to speak to a wide range of listeners.

    It’s a message of unity, strength, resilience and acceptance. Often known as a group that is keen to create a heavier version of classic soul, Monophonics are back with their trademark sound while introducing a healthy dose of new and warm textures that will saturate speakers. It’s easy to hear their years of record digging and being under the influence of rare sides by Brothers of SoulRotary Connection or Dee Edwards.

    Bay Area based psychedelic-soul band Monophonics announce their upcoming album It’s Only Us out early next year on Colemine Records..

    The first single, “Chances” is an uptempo track that glowingly walks the line between deep, northern and sweet soul. The groups formula that fans have fallen in love with time and time again, is there once again knocking on your cerebral. Sitting atop drums that would make Pete Rock turn his head, the rhythm section is anchored deep in the pocket with a bubbling bass line, quivering vibraphone, shimmery guitar and honey thick horns. It’s all the support that background singers the ‘soul mates’ and lead singer Kelly Finnigan need to exhibit why empathetic lovers should think twice about giving “so many chances.”

  • Alanna Royale

    Alanna Royale

    Soul

    Alanna Royale makes classic-minded R&B and soul music for the modern age. It’s a sound rooted in big melodies, blasts of brass, percussive punch, and old-school grooves, with songs that shine a light not only on frontwoman Alanna Quinn-Broadus’ larger-than-life voice, but her songwriting chops, too.

MONOPHONICS w/ special guest Alanna Royale! *SOLD OUT - THANK YOU!*

Thu Sep 30 2021 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Moe's Alley Santa Cruz CA
MONOPHONICS w/ special guest Alanna Royale! *SOLD OUT - THANK YOU!*
  • SOLD OUT

$20 / $25 Ages 21+

**Note: Until further notice, we will require proof of vaccination OR a negative test within 48 hours of the show for entry. Masks will also be required when indoors at Moe's. 

Acceptable forms of proof:

• Vaccination Record Card
• CA state QR code - https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov
• Picture of vaccination card that matches ID
• Negative test confirmation from an authorized testing facility that matches ID

Thank you! 
-------------

With a timeless sound that blends heavy soul and psych-rock, Monophonics have built a reputation over the past decade as one of the best live bands in the country. Led by singer Kelly Finnigan, the band of has drawn on their colorful history — both their experiences as veteran touring performers and as individuals growing up in the Bay Area — to create “It’s Only Us,” their fourth release since 2012, out March 13th on Colemine Records.

A reflection of what they see as the current state of the world, the record touches on difficult subjects such as broken relationships, mental health issues, gun violence and power struggles, all with an underlying message of unity, resilience and acceptance. The band’s signature style of arrangement — leaning on warm textures, thanks to rhythm and horn sections whose reputations precede them — has been expanded with top-notch production and creative instrumentation: a Mellotron, lap steel guitar, harp and Moog all round out the Monophonics’ trademark soul sound, while Finnigan’s vocals are more powerful than ever. At times these tracks can feel classic, as familiar as an old song you grew up with, while simultaneously raising questions about the state of music in 2020 and what the future might hold.

“It’s Only Us” is the sound of a group continuing to grow as songwriters, musicians, performers and people — reflecting on where they’ve been, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the years to come. 


Alanna Royale makes classic-minded R&B and soul music for the modern age. It’s a sound rooted in big melodies, blasts of brass, percussive punch, and old-school grooves, with songs that shine a light not only on frontwoman Alanna Quinn-Broadus’ larger-than-life voice, but her songwriting chops, too.