San Fran collective to bring funky beats to North Tahoe |

San Fran collective to bring funky beats to North Tahoe

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CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — Afrolicious is San Francisco-based collective who perform live with a ten-piece band and also as a DJ duo with live percussionists and MCs.

According to the band's Facebook page, the band has established itself as both one of the most legendary weekly parties in San Francisco, and of the top live/electronic bands on the scene. The band started as a weekly dance party featuring DJs and brothers Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz — alongside percussionists, MCs and horn players.

According to its biography, the group over the years has evolved as founding DJ/Producer Pleasuremaker (Joe McGuire) and brother Señor Oz (Oz McGuire) hooked up with some of the most exciting personalities in the Bay Area music scene and started writing original music under the Afrolicious name.

Around 2010, the live Pleasuremaker band started including some of this new material and added more of the percussionists and vocalists from the weekly party to form what is now the Afrolicious band, according to the biography.

Between their weekly party and sound system shows that involve the brothers DJing alongside live percussion, they also have a 8-12 piece live band that emphasizes the organic elements, instrumentation and energy of a live ensemble combined with club heavy beats and textures the weekly party has come to be known for.

Afrolicious has performed at such legendary venues as Red Rocks, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Electric Forest Festival, SnowGlobe, Burningman, Sea of Dreams, The Independent, Great American Music Hall, Elbo Room in San Francisco, Cielo, Nublu, Bembe, Zanzibar and Silent Frisco.

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If you go

What: Afrolicious

When: 10 p.m. Saturday, March 23

Where: Crystal Bay Club Crown Room

Cover: Free

After-party: B. Bravo & Philharmonic, in the Red Room

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