Logjam Presents

Magic City Hippies

Tim Atlas

Rialto

Bozeman, MT
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Logjam Presents is excited to welcome Magic City Hippies for a live concert performance at the Rialto on February 10, 2020. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 25th at 10AM at Cactus Records, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. All tickets are general admission standing room only. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be… Continue Reading

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7:00PM (door) 8:00PM (show)
$17.50 (Adv.) $20 (DOS) + applicable fees
All Ages
Tickets

Logjam Presents is excited to welcome Magic City Hippies for a live concert performance at the Rialto on February 10, 2020.

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 25th at 10AM at Cactus Records, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. All tickets are general admission standing room only. All ages are welcome.

Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.

About Magic City Hippies

If youʼre playing in Miami, youʼve got to get bodies moving.

Over the years, the city has been home to Latin pop royalty and ascendant Soundcloud rappers; played host to bass-booming EDM fests and the golden years of disco legends. Itʼs also why Miamiʼs latest genre-defying dynamos, Magic City Hippies, are primed to take their infectious indie-funk around the world.

“Weʼre always out to entertain people,” promises singer-guitarist Robby Hunter. “Miami is a nightlife city,” he adds with a tinge of excitement. “People are oriented towards staying out all night. Anything you do has to make them dance.”

As Magic City Hippies approach the Aug. 16 release of their standout debut album Modern Animal — a mosaic of poolside grooves and lingering, sun-kissed melodies — the trioʼs origin story remains central to its crowd-pleasing mission statement.

First it was just Hunter — hustling the Miami streets, plugging his guitar and looping pedals into whatever power source he could find. Sometimes crowds formed; sometimes others joined in. On a good night, heʼd maybe earn a hundred bucks. The next stop was Barracuda Bar & Grill, a popular Coconut Grove dive where Hunter became a regular performer and forged a sublime chemistry with the rest of Magic City Hippiesʼ present-day lineup: guitarist John Coughlin and drummer-producer Pat Howard. They began playing ‘90s rock and hip-hop covers to weekend warriors and college crowd regulars, before live-testing their first original tracks in 2011. “There was something special when we played those sets,” Howard remembers. “Weʼd go for four hours, not even rehearsing. Then Robby came to the table with some originals.”

The easygoing psych-rap nugget “Corazon,” released when they were still called Robby Hunter Band, shot to No. 1 on the Hype Machine in 2013; after shifting to Magic City Hippies, “Fanfare,” the swaggering opening track off 2015ʼs Hippie Castle EP, topped Spotifyʼs Global Viral 50 chart, thanks to a burgeoning online fanbase. With brothers Ferny (keyboard) and Guillermo Belisario (bass) added to a now-indomitable live lineup, Magic City Hippies embarked on extensive tours supporting bands like Hippo Campus and Moon Taxi. Crowds doubled and tripled, confidence soared. Still unsigned and completely independent in their approach, Magic City Hippies pushed distractions aside and worked tirelessly towards their first LP.

“Weʼve been touring for three years,” Hunter says. “The album has a lot to do with the toll it’s taken on our relationships and lives.” No kidding: Robby was fired from a full-time job and ended a relationship of over eight years. Swirling single “SPF” comes to terms with a cheating partner through beams of Toro Y Moi-inspired Auto-Tune and bass licks. “What Would I Do” rides a catchy bossa hook towards the sonic equivalent of a Miami sunset. The sultry “Modern Animal” explores the liberation of open relationships through an irresistible Tame Impala rhythm and a safari of synthesizers. Clearly, inspirations abound — Hunter occasionally raps a la Odelay-era Beck or Anthony Kedis when heʼs addicted to the shindig — but their self-described “indie funk” sound remains uniquely their own. “People always say itʼs hard to find another band we sound like,” Howard says. “Iʼm proud of that — any song could be a single.”

Modern Animal is set to crown Magic City Hippies as one of streamingʼs ascendant indie bands, while taking their captivating live show to major festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and BottleRock, alongside plenty of North American headline gigs through 2020.

Tim Atlas

Tim Atlas at the Top Hat

Oakland-born now Los Angeles-based artist Tim Atlas, known for his unique brand of indie pop and Neo-soul akin to the sounds of Toro y Moi, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Rex Orange County, initially made waves with his 2018 EP, All Talk!. From there, Atlas went on to pick-up significant support among radio tastemakers including Zane Lowe and independent publications (Paste, Complex, Ones To Watch, Hunger, and more). After amassing over 30 million streams and love from Spotify, Apple Music, and more, Atlas embarked on a global tour, marking key shows in London, New York and Los Angeles. Now, Atlas is back with his latest project, Together Lonely. Fans can expect to hear the same R&B influences with a lo-fi twist.