Mayer Hawthorne

Meet Mayer Hawthorne, Shakey Graves and More at the Funyuns® Exhaleorometer at Voodoo Experience

The 2016 festival season collides with Halloween once again as the 17th annual Voodoo Music + Arts Experience takes over City Park in America’s celebratory…
Scott T. Sterling / October 24, 2016

Mayer Hawthorne FaceTimes Kendrick Lamar in Their ‘Crime’ Video

At the start of Los Angeles crooner Mayer Hawthorne's new video for his Kendrick Lamar-featuring track "Crime," the singer opens up an invitation to a…
Brennan Carley / September 29, 2014

See Lorde’s ‘Royals’ Get Positively Funked by Mayer Hawthorne

Lorde's "Royals" just became the biggest song in the country, making the 16-year-old artist the youngest Hot 100 chart-topper since Tiffany scored in 1987. Her Pure…
Chris Martins / October 4, 2013

Mayer Hawthorne Seduces ‘Kimmel’ Crowd With ‘Her Favorite Song’

Mayer Hawthorne doused the Jimmy Kimmel Live! outdoor stage in retro-soul last night (August 7), performing "The Stars Are Ours" and "Her Favorite Song" off his recently released…
Kyle McGovern / August 8, 2013

How Mayer Hawthorne’s Retro-Soul Takes Its Cues From Robert Palmer’s Eccentric ‘Clues’

Soulster Mayer Hawthorne grew up Andrew Cohen in Ann Arbor, Michigan, not Detroit (his stage surname came from the street he was raised on), and…
Chuck Eddy / July 31, 2013

Mayer Hawthorne Smoothly Serenades ‘Fallon’ With ‘Her Favorite Song’

The pop climate has finally caught up with Mayer Hawthorne. Which is to say, it's finally gone back to his chosen time. When the Michigan…
Marc Hogan / July 17, 2013

Mayer Hawthorne: ‘If You Don’t Like Steely Dan, I Don’t Like You’

For his third record, Where Does This Door Go (Universal Republic), released July 16, retro-soul smoothie Mayer Hawthorne was determined to do more than just…
Paula Mejia / July 16, 2013

Mayer Hawthorne, ‘How Do You Do’ (Universal Republic)

Unlike the Brit birds of the last decade who've revived moldy soul, this Michigan-born, Los Angeles–based baby face doesn't wail as though his heart's been…
Barry Walters / October 11, 2011

Watch Mayer Hawthorne’s Hilarious New Clip

Breaking up is even harder to do than usual in the new video from Michigan-bred retro-soul smoothie Mayer Hawthorne. Watch it below.
Marc Hogan / October 6, 2011

A Q&A with Mayer Hawthorne

For a white kid growing up in Ann Arbor, Mich., jet-setting soul musician isn't necessarily the first career choice that comes to mind. And it…
John Macdonald / October 20, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: New Mayer Hawthorne Video

L.A.'s leading pale-faced soulster Mayer Hawthorne plays the majority of instruments on his 2009 self-produced debut, A Strange Arrangement, which helps explain why his throwback…
Chris Martins / July 20, 2010

Retro Soul Star Mayer Hawthorne Opens U.S. Tour

"This is gonna be a long night," Mayer Hawthorne said to the packed crowd at Webster Hall Thursday night after set-opener "Your Easy Lovin' Ain't…
Dan Hyman / March 9, 2010

Mayer Hawthorne, ‘A Strange Arrangement’ (Stones Throw)

If honky soul is having an extended moment thanks to Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, and Jamie Lidell, Mayer Hawthorne probably has no clue. Hawthorne (né…
Sean Fennessey / August 31, 2009