Magic City Hippies

Magic City Hippies

Big Mind

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$12 ADV - $14 DOS + Fees

Magic City Hippies
Magic City Hippies
Magic City Hippies began as a one-man band playing for the co-ed party scene on the streets of Miami -- serenading the 20-somethings with a mix of old- school hip-hop covers and breezy pop originals.
After months of stealing electricity and stirring up crowds of passers-by with his loop-based setup, Robby Hunter was given an ultimatum by the local police: to cease and desist from street performance or to get a gig at a “real bar.” Finding sanctuary in the neighborhood dive, Hunter enlisted the support of multi-instrumentalists Pat Howard (drums) and John Coughlin (guitar) for a regular Friday night gig (that paid, of course, in free beer).
The trio dubbed themselves Robby Hunter Band and released a self-produced, widely acclaimed debut LP in 2013 entitled Magic City Hippies, which included the beachy Hype Machine-topper "Corazón" alongside indie blog hits ”Hard On Me" and "BUST.”
Encouraged by the international reach and positive reception of their debut, they decided to expand their sound and approach under the better-fitting moniker Magic City Hippies (after the title of their debut LP). In July of 2015, the Magic City Hippies released the Hippie Castle EP, with the lead-off track "Fanfare" hitting #1 on both Spotify's Global Viral Top 50 and Hype Machine’s popular chart. The EP has accumulated over 10 million Spotify streams to date.
After the release of two follow-up singles, “HUSH” and “Heart Wants” in 2016, 2017 has already seen a 2-month national tour opening for Hippo Campus and festival spots at SunFest in May and Bonnaroo in June. Magic City Hippies are currently in the studio working on their next full-length album, with a slew of national dates planned for Fall and Winter.
Big Mind
Comprised of five musicians, Big Mind is an original Reggae/Rock band from the greater Philadelphia area. All five musicians have taken equal roll in the inventive style in creative song composition- both lyrical and musical.

Art Rivell reveals himself as a master of the deep grooves he lays down in his thick, clean sounds creating a foundation for the band on bass and vocals. Bryan aka " Beetle" a strong backbone and innovative drummer delivers pure spirited rhythm and solid techniques that drive the band while always keeping people moving on the dance floor. Nick Morelli's soothing bubble of the keys glues the band together effortlessly. Greg Seraphin's dynamic guitar riffs weave effortlessly fusing the styles adding an authentic organic sound to the group. Jeremy Howe, along with his powerful lead vocals, brings clean rhythm guitar playing for the final layer to make up this unique reggae sound.

As well as Reggae and Rock, Big Mind is versed in many styles blending together Blues, Latin, Funk, Calypso, and Roots Reggae. You will enjoy new original music and hear your favorite covers done "Big Mind Style".

A few performance highlights include, The East Coast Melt in northeast Pennsylvania, North Star Bar, two ALS benefit concerts, and Harpers Pub in NJ.

With their first EP on the horizon, Big Mind is on the rise in the Greater Philadelphia area and is looking forward to booking a show near you in the future!
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/