The Hotcakes

The Hotcakes

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Friday – Sep 25 – 7:00

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The Hotcakes (New York, New York)

Formed from a lucky coincidence of broken-up bands and trans-Atlantic flights, The Hotcakes got together in 2007 with a shared desire to bring raucous, sexy rock 'n' roll back to the streets of New York, and from there take it to the world.

Their instantly arresting, driving sound is unafraid of classic roots (Blondie, Queen), yet never fails to be inventive and unexpected in its dark turns and disco twists. Propelled by singer Erin Marsz's blistering-yet-beautiful voice, The Hotcakes' songs are diverse tales of heartbreak, secret agents, ghosts and robots.

The Hotcakes eponymous 2008 EP has sold out its first pressing and garnered the band a licensing deal with MLB team The Cincinnati Reds to have “Paint the Town Red” become the team's song to use in advertising. The song received major television and radio play, including MLB TV's "Hot Stove".