Thursday, May 17, 2012
Tuesday night, former local boy, Mayer Hawthorne also known as Andrew Mayer Cohen or Haircut, performed to a sold out crowd at the Majestic Theatre. He played for a solid hour and a half to a mixed ages crowd of people who had a great time dancing and watching the performance. I have to admit that I was not familiar with this act prior to going to the show, but halfway through the set I caught myself shaking my ass and having a great time! I loved that he had a lot of great things to say about Detroit, since he hasn't lived here since 2008. I also loved hearing him give a shout out to J Dilla, a local hip hop legend. His music could be described as soul music for 2012. It is very forward, but definitely has its roots in the performers of the past including Curtis Mayfield or Smokey Robinson. The famous Camera Jesus was there shooting photos. So keep checking out camerajesus.com to see when he puts some photos up from this show. All the performers wore some great suits that are worth checking out. We are glad that we got to see this former Ann Arbor boy play. He is doing this wonderful state proud!