Y-Not Radio Presents: Lucius, Hannah Georgas
Hank & Cupcakes
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
When they wrote their self-titled EP, Lucius was living in an old victorian house in Brooklyn's Ditmas Park. They found the place on Craigslist, not knowing it was a recording studio and music school for 60 years prior. There were so many treasures that had been left behind - like the 100 year old Steinway piano that would nurture their writing habits. The four-story musical fortress also housed 8 other musician friends and would soon open their doors to bandmates, Danny Molad and Peter Lalish.
Holly and Jess have had a relationship filled with coincidences. Their lives are uniquely in sync. "When we were ready to make our record Danny and Pete felt it was imperative that the recording reflect that synergy. None of us were concerned with trying to sound like 'a band', we just wanted to create a unique environment for each song to sit in." Much of their record is about these unique experiences, told from the same perspective, at the same time, with the same sentiment. Two voices as one.
Lucius has been described by the New York Times as "The next Feist" having "luscious, luminous, lilting lullabies", by Seventeen Magazine as "alluring and magnetic” and their song , "Don't Just Sit There" recently debuted on NPR's All Songs Considered this past February . The recently released self-titled EP, produced by Tony Berg (Phantom Planet, Aimee Mann, Beck) and Dan Molad (Elizabeth & The Catapult, Luke Temple/Here We Go Magic) is an exciting debut.
The opening moments of Hannah Georgas’ sprawling and lyrically-evocative new album, For Evelyn, highlights Hannah’s seemingly endless capacity for crafting textured pop songs that confound her audience’s expectations, setting the stage for her most ambitious and personal record yet. With its dreamy soundscape, For Evelyn is named after Hannah’s “compassionate, patient, kind and beautiful” 98-year-old grandmother, who has been a lifelong inspiration to her. Produced in collaboration with Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck), they explore a variety of effects that alternate between playful, suggestive, funky, and foreboding, adding depth to Hannah’s compositions. For Evelyn offers an intimate front row seat to the vast spectrum of Hannah’s emotional highs and lows with buoyant tracks like the sweeping single “Don’t Go”, to beautifully haunting lower tempo heart-rending songs. Mixed by Nicolas Vernhes (Wye Oak, War On Drugs, Daughter) the album features Andy Shauf, Howie Beck and Ryan Guildemond.
Over two full-length albums, This is Good (2010) and 2012’s self-titled follow-up, Hannah has traversed a carefully constructed soundscape that never fails to surprise and enchant its listener. Since her debut, the Toronto-based musician has won numerous awards and racked up multiple nominations, including four JUNO nods, for everything from Best New Artist to Songwriter of the Year. Hannah has toured the world, sharing stages with the likes of Kathleen Edwards, City and Colour, and Sara Bareilles, playing everywhere from Madison Square Garden to the LA Greek Theatre. Hannah’s music has also been featured on HBO’s hit show, Girls.
Hank & Cupcakes
Hailed by MTV for their “Fresh new sound” and Huffington Post as one of the “15 Musical Acts to Break in 2011”, this Brooklyn-based drums and bass duo pumps out edgy dance pop that bristles with sass and sexuality. Hank & Cupcakes spin vicious pop that is just as good for rocking out as it is for dancing. Cupcakes will make your jaw drop with her explosive, commanding voice while banging on the drums standing up! Hank on the bass takes care of the rest, covering so much territory that one critic observed “fans may find themselves scrutinizing the stage, looking in vain for the guitar player that seems to be filling out the band’s sound.” Cupcakes’ edgy vocals bring to mind Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, while the music is more reminiscent of Sly & The Family Stone or Blood Sugar Sex Magic-era Red Hot Chili Peppers.
After making their SXSW debut last month, Brooklyn’s resident purveyors of sexy pop HANK & CUPCAKES will be ending their six-week tour that includes festival dates at the annual Bamboozle Fest alongside artists such as Lil Wayne and Taking Back Sunday, and the fourth annual Roots Picnic, sharing the stage with The Roots, Wiz Khalifa, The Dismemberment Plan, at The Mercury Lounge on June 10th.
With their newly-inked BMG worldwide publishing deal in hand, the duo recently released the new single “HIT,” which was co-produced and mixed by Grammy Award winning producer Mark B. Christiansen (N.O.R.E., 50 Cent) and Jonathan Dagan ofJ.Viewz, who has done remixes for Nina Simone, Depeche Mode and Pink Floyd. Heating up at college and specialty radio with over 90 adds to date and charting on many stations in the Top 30, Hank & Cupcakes teamed up with New York City’s premiere rock radio station 101.9 RXP who premiered the single earlier this year. Hank & Cupcakes have enough hooks to become a Top-40 radio hit, enough groove to keep the crowd moving, and enough personality to merit respect from the most pretentious of listeners. The Brooklyn duo are a two person Gogol Bordello and they will have you stomping across the aisles - This is a must see live show!