Live Music Summer Series | The Yard
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The Yard at Mission Rock | 3rd St. and Terry Francois Blvd, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Enjoy live music in a festive, outdoor environment under the summer sky. Every Saturday evening from 4 – 7pm, check out a wide array of musical styles and performances in the Beer Garden or The Courtyard.
Band bio: Sweet Plot is an independent funk rock music group from San Francisco, California who recently headlined at Great American Music Hall. The band’s genesis began in 2011 at a home studio in the Sunset after a late-night jam session turned into an epiphany and everyone in the room realized that there was a greater purpose at stake: to bring funky and danceable party music to the masses of San Francisco. From this humble beginning, the group began to gig relentlessly around the Bay Area music scene while cultivating an evolving cast of dedicated musicians, friends, and artists who have gracefully joined them along the journey.
With little more than a shoestring budget, Sweet Plot mixed, mastered, and produced their first EP release titled Interstate Plot in 2015. Interstate Plot contains some of the early cornerstones of Sweet Plot’s live set, such as the rock anthem, “Fields of Green” and “The Winner.” The name of the EP came from a notorious Spring Break RV tour that took the band all the way from San Francisco up to British Columbia, Canada to do some glacier camping while also writing songs that would appear on future releases.
In 2016, the group independently produced its first full-length studio album titled: California Feeling. Some songs, such as “Saturday” and “Jesse James” drew heavily from the group’s earlier Rock and Blues influences. In other funk-driven songs, like “Greenbacks,” you will also hear that the lyrical content and themes in their music offer an imaginative and refreshing look at 21st-century social issues. In 2017, Sweet Plot followed up California Feeling with their second independently released album aptly titled The Plot Thickens. The Plot Thickens showcases the band’s ability to utilize the studio as an instrument to achieve a new type of sound. The second album’s experimental feel allowed the band a new level of flexibility when adding in layers of horns, percussion, synthesizers, and generous amounts of audio EFX. Still, the group remains true to their down to earth San Francisco roots, with the album’s closing tune reminding us that that everybody’s just gotta’ “Tell it Like it Is.”
Sweet Plot’s infectious movement energizes and connects with the audience which makes any show bigger than just the band itself. Their emotion, values, and attitude are truly authentic to the city of San Francisco, and they are genuine people that just want to give back to the community by gettin’ down and funky with it. Behind the group’s upbeat music and thoughtful lyrics is a dedicated family of musicians and artists working together with the single goal of creating connection in our world through music. Catch the band at their upcoming show headlining at Great American Music Hall on June 24th in San Francisco!
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