KUTX Presents: Mayer Hawthorne (moved to Empire Control Room & Garage)

Location: Moved to Empire from Mohawk

Date: Jan 24, 2024

Time: Doors: 7 P.M. | Show: 8 P.M.

KUTX Presents

Your favorite artist’s favorite artist, Hawthorne opened for Amy Winehouse on her tragic final tour and served as direct support for Bruno Mars twice. He crafted modern yacht rock jams with Pharrell poolside in Miami and John Mayer called his debut the “album of the year” on Twitter. His songs have soundtracked episodes of HBO’s Girls, the end credits of the final episode of Ugly Betty, and is the only non-Kanye song in the famed Spike Jonze directed short film, We Were Once A Fairytale. Hawthorne has written and produced the lion’s share of his catalog, and apart from his solo work, he collaborates with producer Jake One on their boogie funk super-group, Tuxedo, which is now three albums and multiple world tours deep.

This summer, Hawthorne debuted “The Pool,” a swirling, smoke-filled slapper that guides the listener towards transcendence. Written and produced by Hawthorne, this song is where rebelliousness and carefree living intertwine, inviting you to embrace the thrill of psychedelic adventures. “I wanted this song to feel dangerous. Like you’re screaming down a hot desert road on a Harley, high on mushrooms and you might lose control.”