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Fog City Blues: Midtown Social


In a city that thrives on its diversity, sun-soaked California retro-soul band Midtown Social unites a fractured San Francisco undergoing swells of monumental change with an uplifting and outright funky new full-length studio album, Fantastic Colors.

For its latest studio recording, Midtown Social writes a love letter to its hometown amid a perilous time when reverence is essential for collective healing. Drastic income disparity, sky-rocketing rents, profound homelessness, acute drug abuse, among other critical issues, are rendering the city unrecognizable. On Fantastic Colors, Midtown Social offers a compassionate reflection of its true love for San Francisco. Members of the band join host Devon Strolovitch live in the studio this Wednesday July 31 at 9 pm ahead of the single release concert this Saturday at the Independent in San Francisco.