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Matthew Sweet

Matthew Sweet

Headlining HMF 2017 on the large Oakmont Field Stage, located behind the Oakmont School Administration Building, will be Matthew Sweet, who has described his music as “power-pop-folk-rock-psychedelic-melodic-singer-songwriter-type stuff.” After spending the ’80s as an underappreciated solo artist as well as a member of indie bands Oh-OK, Buzz of Delight and The Golden Palominos, multi-instrumentalist Matthew Sweet emerged in 1991 as the leading figure of the American power-pop revival, as his classic album, Girlfriend, became a word-of-mouth critical and commercial hit. His next two albums, Altered Beast (1993) and 100% Fun (1995) were also critically acclaimed and successful with the latter reaching platinum status and making many year-end best-of lists. Since then, in addition to several more excellent solo records, Sweet has released three duet albums with Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles, on which the duo, calling themselves “Sid n Susie,” pay tribute to favorite songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, respectively. Matthew and Susanna were also part of the faux retro-mod band Ming Tea, along with comedy star Mike Myers, formed for Austin Powers movies and soundtracks. Matthew Sweet’s brand-new solo album, Tomorrow Forever, released on his own label, Honeycomb Hideout, was released on June 16.

 

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