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.
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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
Nashville up-and-coming electro-pop quartet RVRB took the stage at the Tulsa Boom Factory at Bungalow on Thursday, March 16 as part of the South by Southwest Music Festival. The band performed a short and sweet set consisting of songs off their debut EP, 2015’s Faded, and standalone single “Think It Over”. This was RVRB’s first appearance at the Austin-based festival and their only show this year. RVRB is currently working on their second EP due later this year. Check out our photo recap below.
Interscope signee Billie Eilish performed to a packed out crowd at the Central Presbyterian Church on Thursday, March 16 as part of the South by Southwest Music Festival. The 15-year old performed a 20 minute set including her breakout hit single “Ocean Eyes”, the recently released banger “Bellyache”, and “Six Feet Under”. Eilish also performed new songs that will be included on her full length project schedule to be released this summer on Interscope/Darkroom. Check out our photo recap above.
Dark-pop princess BANKS headlined Thursday night of South by Southwest’s StubHub Live. BANKS took a break from her successful European tour to make an appearance at Austin’s most popular music festival. The “Begging For Thread” singer opened her hour long set with creepy, demonic-like voices that would serve as an introduction to fan favorite “Poltergeist” off her latest album The Altar. Accompanied by two dark figures, the songstress lead them like a cult leader, dancing side to side in synchrony. Her set included most songs off her sophomore record including lead single “Gemini Feed” and “Trainwreck”, and discography essential gems such...more
2016’s overnight sensation Maggie Rogers made her way down to Austin, TX for the South by Southwest music festival yesterday March 16. After a Pharrell endorsed career launch, Rogers proved that she can stand on her own with the release of her debut EP titled Now That The Light is Fading earlier this year. Her live performance serves as validation to this point as well. The Maryland native performed a 30-minute set including songs from her new EP, a guitar-based song titled “Little Joys” from her times as a folk singer, and a gorgeous electro-pop cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon”. Rogers,...more
Texas’ very own Solange Knowles made a one-off appearance last night at SXSW’s YouTube at Coppertank. Fans of the “Cranes In The Sky” songstress started lining up hours prior to the show for the chance to see their idol. The line snaked all the way around the location, a clear sign that this was not a show anyone could afford missing. As they walked into the private showcase, they were greeted with an atmospheric, avant-garde percussion performance curated by Saint Heron while they waited for Knowles’ much anticipated arrival on stage. At 11:30, Knowles’ backing band took the stage all...more