The Hourglass Cats are a desert reggae and rock ‘n’ roll collective based out of Phoenix. Formed in 2011 by frontman Cori Rios and drummer “Hot” Karl Maier, The Hourglass Cats consist of Chaz Fertal (saxophone), Lisa Lizanec (trombone), Cristian Ritchie (bass), Jesse Morrrison (keys/vocals), Enrique Naranjo (drums) Cori Rios (guitar/vocals), and Henri Benard (percussion).
In 2013, The Hourglass Cats released their debut 432 EP to an incredible response and esteemed reviews. They followed the EP with a slew of singles throughout 2014, including the critically acclaimed and spectacularly catchy “Too Damn Rude.” THC kicked off 2015 with new music and a new sound with the release of two singles while 2016 saw the release of Portraits of Cats, THC’s second and most diverse album to date.
The Hourglass Cats have performed on the main stage at McDowell Mountain Music Festival and have toured the west coast and Southwest regions, including California, Texas, and even as far south as parts of Mexico. They have twice headlined an Arizona showcase at SXSW and have shared bills with Passion Pit, Portugal The Man, Thievery Corporation, Slightly Stoopid, KONGOS, STRFKR, Allen Stone, Dispatch, Tribal Seeds, and more.