The Dear Hearts
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The Dear Hearts

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CD: Live from Firenze (2008)

When You Come Back to Me b/w Cry Me River (2009)

CD: I'm Not Drunk, I'm In a Band:The Nipozzano Vineyard Sessions(2010)

That's How I Know b/w If I Told You (You Wouldn't Believe Me) (2010)



Coming from the same Columbus, OH garage-rock scene that spawned the legendary likes of the Cheater Slicks and Gibson Bros., Miss Lucky Haskins (ex-Magic City) makes a big retro-rock racket for a little lady with a guitar.

Direct from the Italian underground, renowned experimental guitarist Nicotina (Barnacled, the Legs, Jealousy Party, et al) holds it all together with the finesse of a pro and the brazenness of a punk.

A finalist in Little Steven's Underground Garage talent search, Miss Haskins's Magic City trio was making waves with a garage-rock/girl-group single recorded by Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Compulsive Gamblers, Dirtbombs) when she uprooted and moved to NYC, taking her hollowbody guitar rumble and meaty pop hooks with her. Think Ramones, Cramps, Shangri-Las, Wanda Jackson, Holly Golightly, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Reigning Sound and the Oblivians and you're on the right twisted track.

Nicotina left his legendary improv outfits Jealousy Party and the Legs behind in Florence, IT when he relocated to the States. He calls his indescribable guitar style "casual," but we call it amazing. Traces of rockabilly, surf, country and rock roar through his amp, sometimes all at the same time.

The D.Hearts lineup sometimes includes a full horn section, sometimes little more than a couple of guitars and a tambourine, but the sound is always unmistakable.

Dancing shoes: required.
Knee-high leather boots: preferred.