TVD Ticket Giveaway: Mayer Hawthorne
and The County at the 9:30 Club, 4/17

DJ/producer/multi-instrumentalist Andrew Cohen, better known as Mayer Hawthorne, and his band, The County, are currently in the midst of their How Do You Do World Tour. 

The tour, promoting Hawthorne’s album of the same name, will be stopping at the 9:30 Club on April 17th.  Also taking the stage will be Stones Throw Records label mates The Stepkids.

When asked to describe his music, Hawthorne, a self-described vinyl junkie, says, “it’s soul, but new.”  Hawthorne’s description of his music is short, sweet, and on-point.

Unlike many of his fellow contemporary musical counterparts, Hawthorne, widely influenced by the music of legends like Curtis Mayfield and Smokey Robinson, has a sound that could be mistaken as something recorded many years before.  “I asked him if they were old songs he did re-edits of—I couldn’t believe they were new songs and that he played all the instruments,” says Stones Throw Records head Peanut Butter Wolf of first listening to the retro, falsetto-voiced singer.

Mayer Hawthorne’s name combines Cohen’s middle name and the street on which he grew up while living in Michigan as a child.

If you want to win a pair of tickets to see him when he stops by the 9:30 Club, tell TVD another band that’s named after a place—that can be an establishment, city, road, etc. 

I’m going to go with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.

The winner will be chosen at noon on Monday, April 16th.

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  • arinkus

    Jay-z

    His name was a reference to the J/Z subway line which had a stop at the Marcy Ave in Brooklyn where he grew up

  • arinkus

    Jay-z.

    His name was a reference to the J/Z subway line which had a stop at Marcy Ave/Marcy projects in Brooklyn where he grew up

  • Chris

    Sleater-Kinney was named after Sleater-Kinney Road (also the name of a ramp) off of I-5 in the state of Washington.  They used to practice in a nearby space.

  • delsol10

    I wish Rafi were an appropriate answer.  I guess it’s possible that he’s from a town where all anyone ever does is eat, eat, eat apples and bananas.  And, of course, oat, oat, oat opples and bononos.
     
    Another option might be Robyn, as she seems to have come from the finest of all cuckoo’s nests.  I do love the delicious egg-songs she produces.
     
    But really, if all i have to do is name a band, I’m going with Fountains of Wayne.  Lawn ornament sore in Jersey.

  • TheAccountant

    One of my favorites: Redline Addiction – Named for the Red Line on our beloved DC Metro.
     
    Love Mayer Hawthorne, and would love to see him at the club!

  • https://www.thevinyldistrict.com oliviaung

    The winner has been notified. Check your email!

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