MAGIC CITY HIPPIES - WINTER TOUR 2023 W. CAPYAC @ THE VOGUE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2023
DOORS: 8:00 PM | SHOW: 9:00 PM
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 21+
GENERAL ADMISSION, LIMITED SEATING
Important Notice: All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation. Support acts are subject to change.
About Magic CIty Hippies:
Shades on and shirts unbuttoned, Magic City Hippies generate the kind of heat that could’ve powered a high seas yacht party in the seventies or shake a Coachella stage next summer. If the trio—Robby Hunter, Pat Howard, and John Coughlin—stepped off the screen from some long-lost Quentin Tarantino flick in slow-motion (instruments in hand), nobody would question it. Embracing everything from AM radio rock and poolside pop to nimble raps and salsa, they lock into an era-less vibe with no shortage of psychedelic funk or hooks. The three-piece deliver the kind of bangers you can play on the way to the party, during the party, and to smooth over the comedown as the sun comes up.
As the guys so eloquently describe it, they “give people a choice to enjoy this on the surface level, feel funky in their bodies, and dance…or go deeper into the music.”
As legend has it, the origin of Magic City Hippies can be traced back to Robby’s days of permit-less busking in Miami. Eventually, Pat and John proved to be better accompaniment than his loop pedal, so the trio played regular bar gigs and built an audience locally. They formed as Robby Hunter Band, released the Magic City Hippies album, and adopted the title as their name. That LP gained traction in 2013 with syncs on The CW’s iZombie and Showtime’s Ray Donovan. On its heels, 2015’s Hippie Castle EP catalyzed their breakout as “Limestone” piled up over 21 million Spotify streams followed by “Fanfare” with another 20 million Spotify streams. They toured endlessly and moved crowds at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Hulaween, Okeechobee Fest, Electric Forest, and Austin City Limits, to name a few. Along the way, the band also picked up acclaim from Relix and OnesToWatch as they dropped the fan favorite Modern Animal in 2019. When the world shutdown, the boys settled in different parts of the country (Rob “doing his Johny Mayer thing” in Bozeman, MT, Pat in Los Angeles, CA, and John still in Miami). Remotely, they wrote what would become their third full-length album, Water Your Garden, out January 2022. As things opened back up, the musicians put it all together in person.
Armed with singles such as “Queen,” the falsetto-spiked “High Beams” [feat. Nafets], “Diamond,” and “Ghost On The Mend” Magic City Hippies are ready to heat up their next chapter now.
CAPYAC is a surrealist dance band with as much Berlin/Detroit/French electronic influences as jazz, funk and the swirl of modern genres mixed in. Started in Austin, TX with a consortium of collaborators, the founding duo is now based between Los Angeles, CA and Berlin, Germany regularly featuring guest vocalists, horn sections, dance troupes, and fish mongers to elate and enlighten.
Their debut single “Speedracer” set the stage for an avant-garde aesthetic alongside chill Rhodes piano, slowed nudisco beats and funky guitars. With “Headlunge”, “Fis”, “Who is Donny Flamingo?” and “Baby Make Money” multi track releases, we saw the musical partners P. Sugz and Potion dabbling in minimal techno, spy-movie theme songs, trap jazz and every genre amidst the kicks and snares. With regular contributions from saxophonist Papa Mongoose, MCs Rudi Devino & Slim Jeff, vocalists, nay jesters Oolaf, Ciceley Fullylove & LeggyBean and percussionist/daredevil Zach “Showtime” Yanez, their live shows are infamously full of antics you’ll only see at a CAPYAC show -be it freshly griddled pancakes tossed from the ACL Fest stage, wild musical and theatrical improvisations at Capitol Hill Block Party, Gem & Jam, Wonderfront Fest and Tour de Fat or puppeteering across California’s finest stages.
Appearing alongside Big Gigantic, Washed Out, Holy Ghost, Tennyson and more; since 2016 they have performed 400+ shows across the US, MX and throughout Europe to much acclaim and confused smiles. After our collective 2020 pause, the band has continued to revive dancefloors with several remixes, collaborations, their second debut album “CAPYAC FOREVER” and the latest fan-favorite single “GOODTIME’’ with its infectious indie alternative chant and French touch / nudisco pulse. Now bringing that energy nationwide, they are embarking on a full US tour supporting Magic City Hippies in early 2023.
Covered by** SPIN, FADER, Wonderland, This Song Is Sick, EARMILK, High Snobiety, KCRW, Magnetic Magazine** and more, their music spans genres while appealing to purists and everyday listeners alike. Modern music declassifiers, CAPYAC are steadily releasing new singles as we watch them real-time stretch and explore the far reaches of (most simply put) “electronic dance music” but more aptly described as “good music to dance to.”