It’s time to stretch, hydrate, and double-knot your dancing shoes, because San Francisco’s favorite soul party band, Midtown Social, is here to quench your thirst. Their freshly squeezed blend of California soul, funk, and rock is downright irresistible. Midtown Social is a tour-de- force, but it’s more than just a band. Together, these musicians are a collaborative community of writers, arrangers and artists. When they’re on stage, they invite you into the family. MTS serves up food for hungry souls—fuel for a revolution of free, open and creative thought. Midtown Social asks us all to come together, find common ground, love & camaraderie, to fight for our communities, way of life, and rights— to stand together as one.
On a Halloween evening a few years ago, friends Corey Lawson and Aaron Baum met at Lawson’s apartment in the Whittier neighborhood of South Minneapolis to peruse Baum’s catalog of unused instrumentals.
Having met while frequenting events at the popular Minneapolis recording studio/event space, The Sound Gallery, the two musicians discovered a shared fondness for all things Pop. From the obscure to the mainstream, the simple to the emotionally complex, the pair found a kinship through infectious hooks and dance-able rhythms.
Aaron’s credits include playing with Har Mar Superstar, Night Moves, Heartbones, Pornono, and the producer collaborative, Ultrasuede. Corey fronted and composed for his DIY bedroom pop project MUNQS.
After many starts and pauses due to the demands of life, the duo persevered. Creating, recreating, and re-imagining a sound that is uniquely their own.
Joined by Lawson’s long time collaborator, guitarist Mathew Vannelli, and drummer Jared Isabella, The Trappistines are ready to make you feel all sorts of ways.