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Hunnypot Live #286


Hot Tub Johnnie and the HP Radio crew were back at it for their 286th show and it was a rockin’ party. Hot Tub kicked out new HP jams by A House For Lions, July Talk The Dollyrots and other gems from Broods, YG, The Preatures and more.

Our special guest DJ for the night were Mansions on the Moon, representing the band was producer keyboardist, Ben Hazlegrove. Ben sat down for an in-depth interview on the beginings of the band and their writing process. Ben also previewed a handful of tracks off their current releases “Full Moon”, “Lost and Found” and “Lightyears”. We highly recommend checking out the entire interview and listening back to their singles “Radio” and “She Says (Lights Off)”.

Kicking off our live segment was LA based pop rock singer-songwriter, The Jon Collins Band. Jon sang a stripped down set of  upbeat, insightful acoustic pop rock jams. The highlight of the night was “Let Love Live” and “Ashley” his brand new single released this week.

Next to take over the Mint stage was Venice based based pop rockers (via Australia) Heroine December. Lead singers Maya and Nandy may be known as the back-up singers and dancers for Prince, but they completely took the Mint by storm as they performed a beautiful stripped back acoustic/electric set of their unique blend of pop rock jams.

The highlight of the night was definitely the performance by LA alt-rockers, Polaris Rose who completely packed the house. Lead by Madelynn Elyse and Peter Anthony, this LA duo performed a soaring set of free-spirited indie rock blended with tightly crafted pop melodies.

Closing out the night was none other than LA based rock n’ roller, Adam Bones. Having made his name accross LA with his spectacular stage presence and showmanship, Adam Bones blew the night out with his stadium rock savagery and 70's influenced power-pop hooks.

Huge thanks to everyone that came out to support, perform, and both the The Mint and Hunnypot crews. We couldn’t make it all happen without each and every one of you! 03/10/2014



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Mansions on the Moon Interview + Listening Party:

Polaris Rose Interview + Single "Chartreuse":

Luxe - Single "All Up On You":

Heroine December Interview:

Jon Collins Interview:





Mansions on the Moon is a band from Los Angeles, CA with roots in Virginia Beach, VA whose music fuses diverse styles, sounds and influences from electronic music, hip-hop, indie rock, and pop. Their sound incorporates “vocal harmonies”, “midi-based production” and “live acoustic instrumentation.” Shay Haley and Chad Hugo have called the band, “the future of music” The group was formed in 2011 by Ted Wendler on guitar and vocals, Ben Hazlegrove on keyboards, and Lane Shaw on drums. Both Shaw and Hazlegrove were also members of Pnuma Trio. Jeff Maccora later joined on bass. Their first release, Paradise Falls (Presented by Diplo & DJ Benzi), garnered the attention of many prominent blogs and in 2011 hypetrak called them one of the “most interesting recording artists to have emerged this year.” Paradise Falls includes collaborations with Xaphoon Jones (of Chiddy Bang) and Big Gigantic, among others. The trio has worked closely with members of N*E*R*D, and Pharrell Williams served as executive producer on their 2012 EP Lightyears. The group has produced official remixes for Foster the People and Zee Avis, and produced the Mac Miller track “PA Nights” on the album Blue Slide Park. In 2011 the group joined Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller on the Green Carpet Tour,  and also performed at the SnowBall Music Festival. In 2012 they played SXSW and the Lightyears Tour.





(Performing Live) Named and inspired by none other than the artist Prince himself, Heroine December is an LA based Pop/Rock band consisting of lead singers and twin sisters Maya and Nandy McClean, guitar player, Brad Lindsay, bass player, Matthew Denis and drummer, Mike Robins. You may recognize lead singers Maya & Nandy from the Sidney Disney production of the Lion King, the movie Moulin Rouge or touring the world with Prince for the last 7 years as part of the NPG singing back-up and dancing at shows such as the Superbowl Half time show, 6 months 3121 run in Las Vegas, Planet Earth tour, Welcome 2 America and Welcome 2 Australia tours and also being featured in his music videos, on his planet earth record, 21 nights coffee table book and executive producing his latest music video “Breakfast Can Wait”. While working with and being mentored by him, the two Australian twin sister also worked with other artists like Rihanna, Chris Brown and Letoya Luckett, left their marks in movies and fashion campaigns but no matter what, they’ve always kept on writing and creating until they found the perfect mix of their multi-cultural heritage in music.  Heroine December is just that, a unique blend of pop elements combined with true musicianship merging No Doubt with Rihanna and Pink giving you a high energy show that will sweep you off of your feet. In 2014, with the release of their first EP ‘Target Practice” and a movement of paying it forward, we welcome you to the world of Heroine December, where music is a universal language to connect with and empower each and every one of us. Where one song can change the way you feel, think and act. Where one random act of kindness can change a person’s life and where the one person to cause this change is you! Heroine December is not just a band, it’s a movement, a way of Life…come join us.





(Performing Live) The Jon Collins Band was formed in Hollywood 2009. The band’s namesake was born in rural North Carolina, where he grew up surrounded by heartfelt blues melodies and true lyric country influences. Being an innovator by nature, Jon’s first instrument was the harmonica, which he proceeded to play with classical music and hip hop. A songwriter and vocalist for the group Still Life in Chapel Hill, NC, Collins became a local favorite. From there Jon Collins played in Virginia, Maryland, Texas, the midwest before settling in Los Angeles a few years ago. Jon Collins’ songwriting and vocal style evolved into something very contemporary, strikingly powerful in lyric and with acutely attractive melodies. A stunning and fresh blend of rock and pop. It was in LA that Jon Collins was introduced to George Daly, acclaimed hit songwriter and music executive for over 25 years with Elektra, Atlantic and Columbia Records. The two began songwriting together almost immediately. Recently, Lu Ye, acclaimed for her performances both in Asia and in the US was brought on board as buzz and interest in this debut album has grown. Things are currently happening at a lightening pace so please stay tuned for upcoming shows and promotions leading up to the release of their debut album this summer.



(Performing Live) “A duo comprised of Peter Anthony and Madelynn Elyse, their ever-growing popularity is spurred by their catchy alt rock music and lyrical stories. Their precise harmony, hard-hitting mainstream beats, and sing-a-long choruses make for unforgettable music that has quickly launched their career” – Adventurous and free-spirited, the musical duo Polaris Rose is an emerging band in the Los Angeles music scene. Tight duet harmonies, atmospheric soundscapes, and soaring melodies give Polaris Rose their signature sound: a blend of indie avant garde and musical simplicity. Polaris Rose’s sophomore EP (“The Moon & its Secrets”) is now available on iTunes, Spotify, and elsewhere online.



 (Performing Live) This band has no past. Literally. We can tell you some things—a little of this and a bit of that—but Adam Bones is an artist—and a band—without a history. The man behind the EP Rock it Up is man with a story, to be sure, but who knows how much of it is true to begin with?

Those of you Beneath the Underground may have by happenstance slipped into a musty catacomb or back alley speakeasy-style rocker club and witnessed an early version of the Adam Bones vision. You might have been in London, or Chicago, Los Angeles, or someplace more rustic, but that was the past. Mr. Bones is arising from the shadows to stake a claim and make sure that everyone Knows His Name. Be sure you do; he will ask. This is not a test.

Likewise, his band, an All-Girl-Kung Fu-Army of riffs and beats to be dealt with, came from over the waters but emerged here (in your face, essentially), fully formed and ready for service. Unknown to each other, Adam Bones on his own and the future women of his band—Rikki Styxx, Tracy Lambertucci, and Breanna Fields—were both on a quest to find the missing components to their music machines. They crossed paths either in the Spanish Basque Country (where true-blue power pop is revered with Second Coming-like reverence) or in Brazil, depending on who is telling the story. Whatever the locale, the story that gets hinted at is that Bones was mounting a one-man intercontinental odyssey in search of lost chords and modes when he crossed paths with the trio of women, working at the time as the entertainment/R&R arm of an advance, off-the-radar unit under State Dept.





Last modified on Wednesday, 08 December 2021
  • Playlist

    PART 1

    --Hot Tub Johnnie (DJ Set)--

    A House For Lions - (You Don’t Wanna) Wait For Me

    July Talk - Paper Girl

    Hurray For The Riff Raff - Born To Win (Part One)

    John Turrell - To The City

    Broods - Bridges

    The Preatures - Better Than It Ever Could Be

    Drenge - Necromance is Dead

    Polaris Rose - Chartreuse

    The Dollyrots - Barefoot Pregnant

    PART 2


    Nasty Habits - Shadow Boxing (Om Unit Remix) [music bed]

    Leikeli47 - Drums II Clean

    YG (feat. Drake) - Who Do You Love

    Mula Skoot & Baby R - One Night

    Mercedes - Full Tilt (Ulterior Motive Remix)

    Andy Gibb - Shadow Dancing

    Mogwai - Repelish [music bed]

    --Hot Tub Johnnie (RECAP)--

    PART 3

    --Polaris Rose Interview + Single "Chartreuse"--

    PART 4

    --Ben Hazlegrove, Mansions on the Moon (INTERVIEW/LISTENING SESSION)--

    Mansions on the Moon - Radio

    Mansions on the Moon - Heart of the Moment

    Mansions on the Moon - Desert Island

    Mansions on the Moon - She Says (Lights Off)

    --Ben Hazlegrove, Mansions on the Moon (RECAP)--

    PART 5

    LUX - All Up On You

    PART 6

    --Heroine December, Maya and Nandy (INTERVIEW) "BALLOON"--

    PART 7

    --Boom Shack (DJ Set)--

    Little Racer - Vanessa

    Circa Waves - Stuck In My Teeth

    Fascinator - The Traveller

    Thief - Closer

    ALLIE X - Catch

    Fascinator - Glass Dragon (Instrumental) [music bed]

    Marian Hill - Play

    Peking Duk - High (feat. Nicole Millar)

    Rufus - Desert Night

    Bishop Nehru - Stressin' (prod. Disclosure)

    Max Marshall - Your Love Is Like (Oliver Nelson Remix)

    The Knocks - Make It Better

    Matrix & Futurebound - Control (feat. Max Marshall)

    RAC - Let Go (feat. Kele & MNDR)

    Holy Ghost - Dumb Disco Ideas

    PART 8


    PART 9



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