Miami’s Indie Funk Darlings: Magic City Hippies to Headline the Top Hat

Dusted with a taste of hip hop and baked in an oven of soul, indie funk trio Magic City Hippies will perform a live concert at the Top Hat on January 24, 2019. NYC-based indie-pop band Future Generations will play an opening set.

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Once a one-man-band playing on the streets of Miami, Robby Hunter eventually enlisted the support of multi-instrumentalists Pat Howard (drums) and John Coughlin (guitar). The trio dubbed themselves Robby Hunter Band and released a self-produced, widely acclaimed debut LP in 2013 entitled Magic City Hippies.

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. In 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 Machineʼs 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, the band was picked up by Hippo Campus for an opening slot on a national tour, playing 40+ shows in over 30 states over the course of 8 weeks — one show taking place at the Top Hat in February of 2017. The exposure of the tour led to sets at Bonnaroo, Hulaween, Electric Forest and Austin City Limits.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 30th at 11am at The Top Hatonline or by phone at (877) 987-6487. All tickets are general admission standing room only with limited bench seating available on a first come first served basis. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.

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