Magic City Hippies bring Miami vibes to snowy Chicago

Magic City Hippies rocked the Metro in Chicago on a snowy Saturday night in January.  

Loyal fans trekked through the biggest blizzard of the winter season to see the Magic City Hippies perform in what seems to be their yearly Windy City visit in the early months of winter. 

Magic City Hippies are a Miami based funk-rock band that has been gaining fans all over the USA for the past couple of years. They mix elements of funk and indie rock, creating an electric and danceable music experience. 

In a word, the Magic City Hippies are a VIBE.

The band is known for its high energy performances, and they have been gaining popularity outside of the south as the band tours more and more. 

Magic City Hippies certainly brought some of that Miami heat to Chicago with their dynamic live performance. From the get-go, their energy had the crowd cheering and dancing, while singing along to songs that deal with the issues of life and love, often with a laid-back, reflective tone. 

The band played both new material as well as some old fan favorites, showcasing the unique blend of genres they have come to be known for. The talented synchrony between the band members was incredible, and the projections and light setup only served to add to the vibrance of the night.

The band is composed of Robby Hunter on lead vocals and guitar, Pat Howard on drums, John Coughlin on bass, as well as a rotating cast of featured performers.

Since their formation, Magic City Hippies have released three EPs, two full-length albums, several singles, and various other projects, and have steadily built a reputation for their highly energetic live shows, often featuring special guests.

Magic City Hippies played at one of the most prominent music venues Chicago has to offer. Chicago’s Metro has long been a historical venue for music acts, particularly those in the realm of rock and punk. The Metro provided stages for some of the biggest bands in history. This includes acts such as David Bowie, Bob Dylan, The Killers, Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, The Strokes, The Velvet Underground, Prince, Fall Out Boy, and Paramore, all of whom have performed at the Metro. The list is seemingly endless.

All in all, the Magic City Hippies delivered an unforgettable performance that surely had the audience wanting more.

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