Best Of 2013

Best CD release show: The Happiness Machine

The Happiness Machine

By the time this sees print, some members of The Happiness Machine will be settling into new territory: college. The St. Pete-based purveyors of schaweet pop tunes may be fledglings, but they have a better grasp of what it means to play good music and put on great shows than most bands three times their age. The good-weather gods smiled upon Happiness Machine’s April release show for their debut EP Dumb Blonde, and their fans reaped the benefits, singing along, swaying, and smiling in photo booth poses in the tranquil setting of Everything Dolce’s laid-back outdoor courtyard.