Magic City Hippies Bringing the Funk to Tallahassee
Saturday night, October 19, Miami-based indie dance-funk band Magic City Hippies finished out their five-week Modern Animal album release tour here in Tallahassee, Florida, at The Wilbury with opener LUTHI.
The night started with Nashville’s own LUTHI, an impressive seven-piece modern funk-dance group that has been touring with MCH for the last two weeks of the tour. Interacting and dancing with the crowd, their swaggy tunes set the perfect mood for the rest of the night.
This past summer I had the awesome opportunity to see Magic City Hippies, consisting of Robby Hunter (lead vocalist – guitarist), John Coughlin (guitarist), and Pat Howard (drummer), play at Bonnaroo Music Festival and have been hooked ever since. Feeling the energy of their set on The Farm versus an intimate Tallahassee venue was pretty incredible. They gave it their all on each stage and evoked the same enthusiasm in both vastly different crowds. During their set, front man Hunter even commented on the energy in the room, stating that Tallahassee was one of the rowdiest crowds of the whole tour. The band played an 18-song set including almost their entire latest album Modern Animal as well as a cover of Amine’s “Caroline,” ending the night out with one of their most popular tunes, “Fanfare,” as their encore.
No matter what your day consisted of before walking into that show, the infectious feel-good, funky dancing tunes of both LUTHI and Magic City Hippies made your worries just melt away for the evening. The venue was full of people moving and grooving all night, living it up with both groups, and even after the show both bands hung around to meet everyone. It was a night for the books.
Magic City Hippies