TONIGHT: Mayer Hawthorne and the County at Continental Room

In case you hadn't figured it out by now, the last time you missed Mayer Hawthorne and the County in the velvet, red belly of the Continental Room back in February, you REALLY missed out. Sharp-dressed, Motown seeping from every pour of his wiry pale frame, Hawthorne and his band delivered some serious grown-and-sexy soul vibes that made a lasting impression on any throw back junkie in the audience.

But it's okay, you might feel like an idiot now, but here's a great opportunity to redeem yourself. The band will be back at The Continental Room tonight for a full set of blaring horns, crooning harmonies and relentless rhythm. He's got plenty of songs streaming right now on his Myspace if you're interested (of course you are).

After completing an extensive tour of Europe alongside his label captain Peanut Butter Wolf (Stones Throw Records), Hawthorne is sure to come back to his OC stomping grounds in peak condition. Still don't know who I'm talking about? Try tuning into BBC radio sometime. Thanks to big name Brits like Mark Ronson endorsing Hawthorne's sound over the airwaves, he's become quite a hit across the pond with songs like “Just Aint' Gonna Work Out” and “Maybe So Maybe No”.

With much of his music recorded entirely on his own (every instrument, every vocal) Hawthorne's prowess to recreate that golden Motor City sounds he grew up listening to in his home town of Michigan is only surpassed by his ability to make it fresh again. Check him out tonight at 9 p.m. for FREE! Trust me, you don't want to miss this again.

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