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Mayer Hawthorne with Alina Baraz + KCRW DJ Jason Bentley
July 7, 2016 • 12:00 pm(All times are in PDT)
Join KCRW down at the Pier, as we party with Mayer Hawthorne, Alina Baraz, and KCRW DJ Jason Bentley. The Twilight Concert Series, now in its 32nd year, is the premier free outdoor summer music series of Southern California. Straddling both the Pier and beach, these concerts are a festival of emerging and classic artists. Come enjoy the atmosphere while waves crash and the Ferris wheel lights up your warm summer night.
PARKING + PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Mayer Hawthorne 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 he’s not some politician; he’s a musician who writes songs from the soul.
On his fourth full-length album, “Man About Town,” Hawthorne is back to handling the lion’s share of production. He also played almost every instrument on the album and penned every track. His songwriting pulls from his life and observations; his heartache and joy. Sometimes it’s groovy, other times he’s vulnerable and sincere.
Alina Baraz, a 21-year-old Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter, is the “next leading star of the emerging class of leftwing pop singers.’” Alina invites listeners on an explorative journey that challenges their perspective and frees the mind of all boundaries.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, and the first child in her family born in America, Alina was introduced to music at a young age by her classically-trained parents. At 19, she discovered her passion for songwriting during the creation of her first song “Roses Dipped in Gold.” Following her discovery, Alina withdrew from college, relocating to Los Angeles to pursue her music career full-time.