There aren’t many shows that leave me reeling for hours and staying up all night because of the energy it instilled in me, but Tuxedo was something else.
Playing two sold-out nights in San Francisco at The Independent, soul-funk band Tuxedo, made up of Grammy-nominated soul singer and artist Mayer Hawthorne and hip-hop producer Jake One (50 Cent, G-Unit, De La Soul), brought the high energy, funk and — you bet — tuxedos to the intimate music venue.
“We’re playing the same exact set as last night, but you guys are something else,” Hawthorne exclaimed into the highly-energetic non-stop dancing Sunday crowd.
The duo is on their “#2ndTourAround” and made their second stop in San Francisco, adding an extra night this past Mother’s Day weekend.
They released their follow-up studio album Tuxedo II this past March and are on their U.S. summer tour through the end of June after having played a couple of DJ sets following the release of their album in Europe and Asia.
Equipped with a full band in classy nightwear and a blow-up red heel for accessory, the pianos, keys, drums, guitars, synths and even One’s key-tar took their sound back into a ’70s dancehall as the funk was real.
They opened with “Fux with the Tux,” the opener to their album, which cleverly pumped the crowd up with “You got to fux with the tux / Are you ready?” Read More