If you wanted to hear some jaw-dropping vocals, heartbreaking lyrics and soothing melodies, Moody Amphitheater was the place to be last night. Musicians mehro and Dermot Kennedy performed their hits to a lively crowd, complete with swaying vocals, guitars and crowd chanting choruses. See the photos below, taken by Gaby Deimeke.
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Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour
Arlington, Texas turned into a Swiftie party this weekend as Gayle, Muna and Taylor Swift graced the stage for the iconic Eras Tour. Taylor played hits from all of her Eras and put on a spectacular show. Check out the photos below, taken by Gaby Deimeke.
P1Harmony at Opry House
February 12, 2023 was a night to remember – and not because of the Super Bowl – as P1Harmony became the first K-pop band to play the historic Grand Ole Opry in Music City. Their setlist included songs across their discography, including “Back Down” and “BFF” from their latest EP Harmony: Set In, as well as favorites from past releases such as “Doom Du Doom” and “Follow Me,” the latter in which the crowd was delightfully shocked when streamer cannons shot off towards the end of the song.
Being in Nashville, the band naturally thought to give a shout out to country music. Soul decided to sing an a capella rendition of “Home on the Range,” which was hilarious and at the same time beautiful, and the entire audience sang along with smiles on their faces.
The band acknowledged that it was Super Bowl Sunday, and everyone could have been at home watching Rihanna play. But they weren’t, so P1Harmony was grateful to their fans for being there. Judging by the cheers, deafening screams, and dancing throughout the concert, we don’t think it was a tough decision for them.
Tove Lo // Dirt Femme Tour
Tove Lo kicked off her North American Dirt Femme Tour in Music City with a sold out show at the historic Ryman Auditorium. She started the night with high energy, opening with “Pineapple Slice” before moving into “Attention Whore,” both songs off of her latest album Dirt Femme. She then laid down some ground rules for us before continuing, which included dancing with her, crying with her, and feeling sexy at least once.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the wardrobe! Tove Lo started the night in her iconic golden piece most notably featuring faux nudity, and later changed into a sparkling, fringe-covered outfit with rips all the way up and down the pants. Tove Lo commented on her wardrobe after singing “Grapefruit,” a powerful song about her past experience with disordered eating and her relationship with her body. She told us how it was a long journey, but “I’m glad I did the work,” and that now she is clearly “comfortable being half-naked on stage.” She reminded us that her concerts were a place where she wants everyone to be themselves, resulting in cheers and hugs in the audience.
The setlist included songs from each of her albums, but a highlight of the night was when Nashville was treated to being the first to hear a brand new song called “Borderline” – which we can confidently say is a banger and you’ll want to add it to your playlist when it comes out in a couple of days!
When Tove Lo came out for her encores, we were surprised by the third outfit of the night, this one all metallic! As she took the stage again, she told us that she had met a man in Nashville the day before and asked him what he wanted to hear at the show. So the crowd was blessed to hear “Stranger” played live for the first time ever, before Tove Lo closed out the night with the song that started it all – “Habits (Stay High)” – and the beginning of Dirt Femme – “No One Dies From Love.” These two were significant to end the night with, as Tove Lo noted that “Habits” was released independently, and Dirt Femme is her first album as an indie artist, bringing her full circle.
If you weren’t with us in Nashville last night dancing and singing and banging on the benches of the Ryman, we hope you’re catching this show during the rest of the tour!
Suki Waterhouse in San Fran
English singer, songwriter, model, and actress Suki Waterhouse stopped at August Hall in San Francisco for the second show of her “Coolest Place In The World Tour.” With the release of her latest EP, Milk Teeth, and debut album I Can’t Let Go, the singer found many dedicated fans at her first North American headliner tour.
The show started off strong with “Bullshit on the Internet” and was followed by “The Devil I Know.” A few songs later, she played an unreleased song called “To Love.” In between her performances, Suki joked that she was everyone’s “millennial mom” and also explained the meaning behind a lot of her lyrics. The entire crowd sang along to popular songs like “Johanna,” creating a welcoming and intimate vibe.
Suki Waterhouse’s set concluded with “Nostalgia,” followed by a two-song encore consisting of “Blessed” and “Good Looking.” Before performing “Good Looking,” she explained how the song changed her life when it gained popularity on the internet. Before leaving, Suki Waterhouse hopped off the stage and ran to the barricade to hug and take selfies with her enthusiastic fans. She also autographed a few posters and books, as she is going to play a character in the television adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s bestselling novel, Daisy Jones and The Six.
The “Coolest Place In The World Tour” runs through February 10, hitting many major cities across the United States. Make sure to stream Milk Teeth and I Can’t Let Go, and catch Suki Waterhouse at a tour date near you!
RKS in Nashville
Rainbow Kitten Surprise came to play Nashville Municipal Auditorium on December 10th, giving a show to remember to a sold out crowd.
One of the fun and exciting things about RKS is that they have no singular tour setlist, so each audience is in for a treat since they can’t be sure which songs they’ll be hearing all night! For Nashville, RKS opened with “All That and More (Sailboat)” from their debut album Seven + Mary. Of course, tracks were played covering their entire discography, including “Painkillers,” “Devil Like Me,” and “Cocaine Jesus.” When they played “First Class,” the entire auditorium sang along to every word, and the bright white lights lit up the thousands in attendance, showcasing the love for RKS that had brought everyone together.
Speaking of lights, the lighting design was impeccable. Whether you were up close to the stage or at the top of the balcony, you got to witness as beams of all different colors shot across the venue, often silhouetting the band members and enthralling the audience. The lights brought you closer to the music, and even the moments in-between songs were given appreciation with softly glowing rainbows – appropriate for the band’s name.
Catch Rainbow Kitten Surprise for their remaining tour dates this month in the US, or find them next spring in their world tour!
Zhu at Red Rocks Amphitheater
The Bordas Bros, Hayden James, and Zhu played at Red Rocks on 11/11 in Morison, Colorado. Nearing mid November, (and we could tell by the 20-degree weather) – this show was the perfect way to finish out Red Rocks season. There was an amazing turn out, almost completely full right as the doors opened at 7, fans in Colorado were dedicated to the show, bundled up and ready to dance.
The show was well-curated, with the lighting, stage design, and fog going perfectly with the music as the sun set and the rocks lit up. This was just the first show of his run at RR, playing on the 12th as well.
Chloe Moriondo’s “SUCKERPUNCH” tour came to San Francisco last week at the Great American Music Hall for a fun night of singing and dancing. Moriondo ran around on stage in a silver two-piece ensemble and tall moon boots singing various hits including “Popstar” and “Celebrity” from her newest album. Among these hits, she also sang “Bodybag,” a fan-favorite from her previous album, Blood Bunny.
Towards the middle of her set, Chloe Moriondo asked the crowd if they would like to hear a cover of one of her favorite Lady Gaga songs and everyone cheered in excitement, which led Moriondo to begin singing Gaga’s “Paparazzi.” Following this song, she exited the stage and the intro to “Hotel for Clowns” commenced as Moriondo appeared on stage fully decked out in a clown outfit. After this performance, Chloe Moriondo made a comment about how her inner child needed that song.
Throughout the night, Chloe Moriondo brought her positive and invigorating energy to the concert hall, leaving fans with an impression that will be sure to last. If you’re in the mood to listen to some upbeat hyper pop, make sure to steam Moriondo’s latest album, SUCKERPUNCH.
King Princess, also known as Mikaela Strauss, stopped at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco last week for “The Hold On Baby Tour.” King Princess started their set by running on stage and singing “Little Brother,” a song from the pop artist’s sophomore album, Hold On Baby. Throughout the night, King Princess took sips from a red solo cup and paused between songs to engage with the audience. As the track for “Winter is Hopeful,” a song that King Princess wrote about their girlfriend, began, they stopped and asked for the backup track to be turned off. “No tracks, let’s go all live… these fucking computers!” they exclaimed.
Later on, King Princess told the audience that they would be singing one of their “vintage” singles. Everyone immediately knew that they were referring to “1950,” their debut song from 2018. The audience started to cheer loudly and pull up their phones. King Princess quickly stopped to tell everyone to put their phones down. “You can find recordings of this song everywhere,” they said, “Instead of having our phones out, let’s sing the shit out of this song together!” Surprisingly, all but two or three audience members put away their phones, creating an intimate moment for everyone.
King Princess’s encore consisted of three songs, ending with “Let Us Die.” Make sure to stream King Princess’s album Hold On Baby and catch one of their live shows in a city near you!
Sabrina Carpenter’s sold-out emails i can’t send tour came to a close at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco this past Sunday. The show kicked off with Sabrina sitting behind a keyboard under a large, heart-shaped archway. The lighting was dim, intimate, and ideal for Sabrina’s first song, a stripped-down rendition of “emails i can’t send.” Soon, energy shifted as the heart archway lit up and Sabrina ran around the stage in a sparkly bustier and mini skirt ensemble singing “bet u wanna,” another track from her latest album.
Sabrina paused various times throughout the show to connect with fans and talk about her experience with relationships and breakups. During the middle of the show, she performed a throwback – her 2015 debut single “Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying” – and fans eagerly sang along. Once Sabrina’s set concluded, fans cheered her name in anticipation for an encore and Sabrina delivered not one but two encore tracks; “decode,” followed by her most vulnerable song, “because i liked a boy.” Before singing, she explained that she was very afraid to release “because i liked a boy” because of all the negative press she was receiving following a messy public breakup. Since releasing the song, it has become evident that she has the complete support of her very many listeners. The show closed with dozens of red heart balloons falling on the audience from the ceiling, following the consistent theme of love.
Make sure to stream emails i can’t send if you’re in the mood for a refreshing take on modern relationships through a combination of emotional ballads and catchy pop anthems!