Magic City Hippies
Thunderbird Music Hall
4053 Butler St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Sunday, January 23rd, 2022
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.
The best things in life usually happen by accident, and the genesis of courtship is no exception.Micah Gordon and Eli Hirsch were both session musicians in LA. They ended up at a rehearsal for the same band, and during their downtime on the first day of the meeting they wrote "Stop For Nothing". They instantly realized they had something special, but neither of them were singers. At least they didn't think so. Eli, who is self taught and grew up playing in Portland pop-punk bands, recognized the true virtuoso hidden inside the scrawny frame of a fellow west coast Jew. “Micah, you can sing!” Although they are both Jewish kids from the west coast, Micah is a classically trained jazz pianist and was influenced by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Miles Davis, while Eli grew up with the likes of Blink-182, Passion Pit and Weezer.
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