As part of their year-long album promotion tour, the Brooklyn-based indie electropop group Hank & Cupcakes will perform three upcoming shows in upstate New York, including a Sept. 12 performance at the Utica Music & Arts Fest at Nail Creek Pub & Brewery in downtown Utica at 10:30 p.m.
The group’s second album, titled Ca$h For Gold, was released in September of last year and has been featuring songs from the album throughout their 2015 tour.
In addition to Utica, cited by the band as one of their “all-time favorite cities to play,” the pop duo will play shows on Sept. 10 and 11 in Buffalo and Rochester, respectively. The performance in Buffalo will be accompanied by local foursome Bryan Johnson & Family at 9 p.m. The next day in Rochester, the band will perform at The Bug Jar at 9 p.m.
Hank & Cupcakes was founded in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2008, where Sagit Shir and Ariel Scherbacovsky, a husband-and-wife couple, began playing music together in some of the Israeli clubs. After relocating to the United States later that year, the group developed an upstart fan base in Brooklyn, building a reputation for their infectious enthusiasm and finding a niche in the indie community.
For the last five years, Hank & Cupcakes has been performing across the country in various festivals, enthralling listeners with their rhythmic style with heavy bass and synthetic elements.