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31Dec
Mayer Hawthorne
8:00 PM - 11:59 PM The UC Theatre

Mayer Hawthorne

Date: December 31, 2018 to December 31, 2018
Where: The UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave, Berkeley, California, United States, 94704
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GRAMMY nominated singer, musician and DJ, Mayer Hawthorne makes that timeless, soulful, baby-making music. Its what people listen to when they want to get sentimental. Mayer has over 100 million plays on YouTube, Spotify and all those other Internet sites. His sophomore album How Do You Do earned him a Grammy nod. And if he got a vote for every SoundCloud follower he has (five million), he could get elected Senator somewhere. But hes not some piece of shit politician; hes a musician who writes songs from the soul.Heres some stuff you cant find on Wikipedia: Mayer Hawthorne starts his day off with waffles and The Whispers or turkey sausage and Steely Dan. Sometimes its punk rock and pancakes for dinner. It doesnt matter as long as its breakfast food and music.Raised by hippie parents in Ann Arbor, Michigan, smack between the Hash Bash and the car factories - Hawthorne's old man taught him to play bass guitar at age five. He would play records in the house all while Mayer was growing up. He put him up on game. Hed say, You hear him singing there? Thats David Ruffin. Or, You hear that guitar solo? Thats Stephen Stills. And young Hawthorne would sit there, with his bowl of cereal, soaking it up.Mayer DJed in Michigan at the height of Detroit hip-hop. He was there. Before Em blew, when Dilla was still alive. He was spinning records and making rap beats. Now hes making soul records and rappers are sampling him. Circle of life.Mayers been digging in the crates and you can hear the influences in his music. A touch of Shuggie Otis here, some Bob Marley there, a sprinkle of Sly StoneOn his fourth full-length album, Man About Town," Hawthorne is back to handling the lions share of production. He also played damn near every instrument on the album and penned every track. His songwriting pulls from his life and observations; his heartache and joy. Sometimes its groovy, other times hes vulnerable and sincere.Its the shit people listen to when they wanna get drunk an
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