Tonight’s HFS Locals Only Spotlight features the broadcast premiere of a brand new single by Northern Virginia modern rock band Aaron Crawford & The Badcards.
If Aaron’s name is familiar, it could be for a few reasons. Perhaps you remember his previous punk rock band, Rude Buddha. or maybe you heard us play his new band’s song “Bad Habit” back in November. Or maybe you saw the band on stage at our HFS Locals Only Live showcase that same month.
Regardless, you know–or you’re about to discover–that his mission is to serve you catchy, soulful pop rock that’s designed to overwhelm your auditory senses. His last effort included some big-name contributions, including Youngblood Hawke drummer Nik Hughes and Black Crowes keyboardist Adam MacDougall, and mastering by Brian Lucey–who recently picked up a couple of GRAMMY awards for his work with The Black Keys.
Aaron Crawford & The Badcards’ new single “Rebel Hearts One” re-enlists the studio talents of Lucey, and we’re sharing it with you as the band prepares to play a showcase at this year’s edition of South By Southwest in Austin. (If you happen to find yourself there on March 13th, they’ll be on stage at the Bayou Lounge at 3 PM sharp.) Watch for their new EP, which is set to be released in June.
Hooked? Get to know the band better on their website, and follow their exploits on Facebook and on Twitter…and if you’ve got a local band you’d like us to feature on the HFS Locals Only Spotlight one of these weeknights at 9 PM, here’s how to get your stuff to us.