Last week on June 5, 2018, Chicago native and NYC transplant, John Splithoff celebrated his birthday in musical fashion with a show to kick of his five date summer tour. The charismatic crooner captivated the audience with his dance moves and guitar skills while performing his big hits “Show Me (featuring Madison Ryann Ward)”, “What If She Wants You”, “Sing to Me”, “Raye” and more. In his 12-song set, Splithoff also showed off some new music that he’s been working on to reward the packed crowd for coming out to celebrate with him. There was even a sweet moment before his...more
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When the news broke that the up-and-coming Sound on Sound music festival will be cancelled, music lovers across Texas mourned. But luckily, SOSFest’s agency Margin Walker Presents rescheduled a number of the acts at venues around the city, giving people the opportunity to still experience a music-filled weekend. Chicago rapper Noname was one of the most anticipated acts of the festival, and her rescheduled show at the Scoot Inn allowed fans to experience her magic despite the cancellation. Bathed in purple light throughout the show, Noname, born Fatimah Warner, delivered a moving, engaging, and healing performance. Her ability to be...more
When West Coast rapper Aminé dropped his single “Caroline,” it was unclear whether or not he’d be a one-hit wonder. The infectious, unorthodox love song praising the woman it’s named for seemingly came out of nowhere, taking over the country, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard 100. We weren’t sure what to expect going forward from the Portland, Oregon musician. But at his sold out show in at Emo’s in Austin, Texas, Aminé showed us he’s here to stay. There are a few things that make a rapper loveable, but among the most popular is the ability to make...more
On August 24th, I had the great pleasure of seeing Jorja Smith live for the very first time at The Velvet Underground in Toronto, ON. Jorja or “JMoney” is a British based singer and songwriter rooted from Walsall who is well known for her powerful grime single “Blue Lights”. As well as her feature on Kali Uchis’ single “Tyrant”. One of her newest singles “Teenage Fantasy” has built her fan following even more hitting home for a lot of young fans’ hearts. Shortly before the show was slated to begin, Jorja rolled up in a taxi and hopped out unnoticed. She...more
The “All Time Low” singer and producer brought his high energy The Human Condition Part III to Austin, TX on September 21st, 2017 with support from frequent collaborator and recent Universal signee, Travis Mendes. Throughout the night, Bellion proved to be a firecracker on stage, reinventing his creations for a kinetic live show. The energy kept escalating as Bellion performed an eclectic setlist consisting on tracks from The Definition and his newest album The Human Condition. Despite its highly animated nature, Bellion’s performance was not devoid of emotional moments, with the highlights being 2014’s “Human” and the complex “Hand of...more
There is no doubt that “underdog” Big Sean has “turned into the wolf” as he played The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring, MD on Saturday night. The sold out crowd of 2,000+ was packed wall-to-wall – literally – forcing security to escort us photographers and media in through the back door to get to the front of the stage. Shortly before 10pm, the lights dimmed, the intro to “Voices In My Head/Stick To The Plan” started playing, and the crowd erupted.
John Mayer brought his “The Search For Everything” tour to D.C. last night, performing to a packed Verizon Center audience. John Mayer Presents… The Search For Everything. Part One: Full Band. Each sentence flashed across the video backdrop as Mayer took the stage around 8:45pm with a seven-piece band, opening his set with “Belief” before moving on to “Why Georgia,” the latter earning cheers and enthusiastic singing along from the audience early on in the show. Alternating between full band, acoustic, and John Mayer Trio sets, the 39-year-old worked his way through a 21-song setlist. Pulling from his near 20-year career – including...more