Mayer Hawthorne & The County at Union Transfer, April 18

Mayer Hawthorne & The County

The Stepkids

Wed, April 18, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$18.00

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This event is all ages

 

Mayer Hawthorne & The County

Mayer Hawthorne & The County

Mayer Hawthorne grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, and vividly remembers, as a child, driving with his father and tuning the car radio in to the rich soul and jazz history the region provided. “Most of the best music ever made came out of Detroit,” claims the singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, who counts Isaac Hayes, Leroy Hutson, Mike Terry, and Barry White among his influences, but draws the most inspiration from the music of Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield, and the legendary songwriting and production trio of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Eddie Holland Jr. ~ Ronnie Reese (Wax Poetics / Rollingstone.com)
The Stepkids

The Stepkids

RIYL: Sly Stone, Fifth Dimension, Stereolab and Beulah

“The Stepkids… (offer) up an impressive album of expansive psychedelic soul with a hazy sound comprised of blunted funk and R&B rhythms, atmospheric organ, trippy guitar textures, shivering synthetic strings, occasional sax, airy harmonies and some gorgeous falsetto.” – KEXP

“This cosmic Connecticut trio are spiritual heirs to an era when funk was far-out and soul went psychedelic.” – The Guardian