HITS Daily Double
Families are started, but the show must go on.


Trust Us, This Is the Good Shit
I’m gonna level with you, kids: things still haven’t gotten back to normal here in the Wheels house at the cesspool (that almost sounds like the name of a newly constructed gated community in Sun Valley). Jesse is so zonked from his new Daddy duty that he’s falling asleep on his desk, and I can tell he’s still trying to get his head around changing baby Landon’s diapers (i.e., Daddy’s doody duty). But the show must go on, and amid the caca-phony, three newly discovered acts demand your attention. Bare with us:
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Honey Honey
(www.myspace.com/honeyhoneyband): Folk, rock, jazz-pop infused duo Suzanne Santo and Ben Jaffe come together in a collaborative venture that combines Suzanne’s musical theater background and Ben’s percussive edge to create songs that, in their words, “tell a good story.” Since the duo’s debut album came out in November, it’s gotten consistently strong press, with write-ups in the L.A. Times, Music Connection, L.A. Weekly and more. Their current single, “Little Toy Gun,” directed by Kiefer Sutherland, is airing on VH1. They’re funky, they’re fun and they’re talented.

The Morning After Girls www.myspace.com/themorningaftergirls): Don’t be fooled by the name—there aren’t any girls in this talented new act breaking out of New York. After relocating from Australia and picking up a few more mates to complete the band, Sacha Lucashenko and Martin B. Sleeman formed the dynamic quintet, spending the last year and a half crafting songs like “The General Public” and “Shadows Evolve,” just a couple of memorable tracks from their upcoming album, mixed by Alan Moulder (Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails). They’ve headed out on an extensive U.S. and international tour, which kicked off this week at the Mercury Lounge.

Cory Lamb
(www.myspace.com/corylamb): The story is building quickly for this up-and-coming singer-songwriter and budding heartthrob. Cory’s MySpace presence has soared over the last several months, with more than 725k views overall, priming the pump for his “Drowning,” impacting Hot AC this week. He left his tight-knit family in Arkansas awhile back and headed to L.A., but he went back home when he realized it was the source of his inspiration. It seems to be working for him. He’s taking his band back on the road again, following up last year’s stint with Thriving Ivory and Secondhand Serenade; it starts in February.

On tour with Circa Survive. Catch up with them at one of the following club dates—assuming you can get on the list. All dates are sold out:
2/4- Chain Reaction, Anaheim
2/5- Troubadour, West Hollywood
2/6- Chain Reaction, Anaheim
2/8- Soma, San Diego