96.5 The Buzz Presents


Jaenki, The Hottman Sisters

Fri, April 28, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

Hembree’s path to success is proving to be as nostalgia-inducing as it is powerful: labor away at home
and in fly-by- night studios creating music you love; send your song to the local DJ (yes, on the actual
radio) and have him love it so much he plays it immediately; tour and tour and tour and tour and tour;
and begin to hear that song on radio stations across the country, acting as early beacons to the larger
world taking notice.
Hembree are from Kansas, a state best known for not much worth talking about in a band bio, but also a
beautiful place with cracks in its highly conservative foundation where creativity and ambition flourish.
This is the Kansas Hembree are from. They come from families of musicians and music-shop owners,
people who find the divisive politics of the state just as foreign, if more immediate, as their Coastal
peers. And in the grand rock’n roll tradition Hembree are also family: Isaac Flynn (lead vocals, guitar)
and Eric Davis (keyboards, synths) are brothers-in- law and high school buddies. Sadly, Garrett Childers
(vocals, guitar) has to be content with the role of life-long friend and general bon vivant.
Their new EP, Had It All, arrives on the heels of Hembree’s second single “Holy Water” and its slow,
simmering success. That song, released in November 2016, made it onto the Billboard Alt Radio chart
(virtually unheard of for a band without a machine behind them), garnered close to one million streams,
and opened the door for Hembree to perform with artists as varied as Cold War Kids and Elvis Costello.
Their sound - smart, tightly constructed rock songs with stick-in- your-head hooks and soaring vocals -
makes them great companions to the current crop of Alt-chart- dominating bands - like Portugal. The
Man, Alt-J, Lord Huron and Royal Blood – Hembree are quickly taking their place next to.
Had It All features 4 new songs plus a re-released “Holy Water” - yes it’s that good, just listen - and
showcases a sonic ambition and clarity of purpose that’s formidable. Over the last year and half the EP
was recorded in Kansas City, in Isaac’s bedroom and various home studios. Working with friends that the
band love and respect, in places they live and work everyday, the convivial environment shines through
on these recordings: you can hear their lives in these songs. The band continued their fruitful
partnership with producer Eric Hillman and the Grammy-winning mixer Joe Visciano (The Kills, Jamie XX,
and Beck), with the end result being some of the best sounding guitar music being produced anywhere
in the world.
Ryan Wallace
Drew Little
Rachel Mallin
Kenn Jankowski
The Hottman Sisters
The Hottman Sisters
Jessica and Heather Hottman are sisters that started playing music together at a young age. From singing the National Anthem at the College World Series, to composing music for local production companies, to singing for television commercials, their careers have varied across the musical spectrum. In the Spring of 2010, they began playing shows as a band with other local musicians in their hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. While attending college, they continued playing in the metro area, as well as in surrounding cities like Lincoln and York, Nebraska.
At the start of 2015, they decided to start fresh as their own musical duo known as The Hottman Sisters, hence their last name "Hottman." Jessica began writing all new material and collaborating with her sister Heather, while the duo started performing their new material at various open mic nights and shows. In the Spring of 2015 they began collaborating with musicians and sound engineers to create a seven song album. The sisters also made an addition with their young and fierce drummer John Evans, who joined The Hottman Sisters project in November of 2015. Since then, the sisters and John have been steadily booked with multiple shows per week in both Omaha and Lincoln, NE. They have played venues such as The Waiting Room Lounge, The Slowdown, Reverb Lounge, Pageturner's Lounge, The Sydney, The Pizza Shoppe, Burke's Pub, the SP CE Commons, and much more. Highlights have included playing the BFF Femme Fest 2015, the Gifford Park Farmer's Market 33rd Friday Celebration, recording a Sonata Sessions with Hear Nebraska, and playing a secret set at a Sofar Sounds: Omaha show.
Their shows are characterized by spunky and rhythmic drums, edgy, electric guitar tones, and full throttled vocal harmonies. The sisters have also had the opportunity to sing the National Anthem, showing a much different side to their musical abilities. They have brought out this acapella, three-part harmony, with their third and youngest sister Tiffany Hottman at venues like: The Ralston Arena (Lancer's Hockey), The Baxter Arena (University of Nebraska at Omaha Women's Basketball), and the Caniglia Athletic Field (University of Nebraska at Omaha Men's Soccer).
In the Fall of 2015, The Hottman Sisters were nominated as Best New Music of 2015 and they were also featured in the Omaha World-Herald as "Band of the Week" in January of 2016. This band was also on the Hear Nebraska featured scene list of bands to watch for in the 2016 year.

"I love The Hottman Sisters. They are unapologetic badasses and the sooner everyone knows that, the better. Their songwriting is clean and well-crafted and their performances are magnetic." ~Kait Berreckman Band

The group is just a few months out from putting out their first record and is planning to do lots of touring in the 2016 year.
Venue Information:
1520 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO, 64108