VIDEO: Hank & Cupcakes performs at New Mountain on June 6

Photo courtesy of the band, via their Facebook page
Photo courtesy of the band, via their Facebook page

Hank & Cupcakes offer a lot more substance than their fluffy namesake implies,” says MTV Hive. That’s true, but the duo of Sagit Shir and Ariel Scherbacovsky puts out an energy that is completely infectious and their take on indie-pop is as danceable as it is thoughtful. Which is to say you could sip an adult beverage and pontificate about the social relevance of gritty-bouncy “Ain’t No Love,” to you could just exorcise your demons on the dance floor to darkly rhythmic “Cocaina.”

“This Brooklyn-based duo by way of Tel Aviv Israel and Melbourne Australia are the coalescence of rock without guitars and pop without synthesizers,” says the band’s bio. Hank & Cupcakes plays New Mountain‘s Sol Bar on Saturday, June 6, as part of their tour in support of new release Ca$h 4 Gold. Doors at 9 p.m., free show.

Watch the band’s newest video, “Bat Your Eyelids”:

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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