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Sub Urban at SummerStage

Eclectic alt-pop singer Sub Urban warmed up the crowd for AURORA at New York’s SummerStage in Central Park on June 4th.

Blending together dark pop sounds layered with circus themes and catchy trap inspired beats, the artist fully immersed himself in the performance. It’s clear that the musician, who averages over 10 million global weekly streams, was extremely comfortable on stage. That is, outside of his decision to wear a black cropped sweater and jeans on an 80 degree summer day. 

Despite making multiple remarks about regretting his outfit choice, the artist didn’t let the heat deter him from fully immersing himself in dance. The diverse crowd, ranging from parents with young children to groups of young adults, embraced the energy and joined in on the dancing. As the show progressed, Sub Urban went full camp and began using distorted vocal effects reminiscent of V for Vendetta, with a sly smile as he did so.

Sub Urban, who has surpassed 1.5 billion streams worldwide, released his major label debut album, HIVE, the day before the show. Listen to HIVE on Spotify and enjoy photos from his performance below. 

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The Pretty Reckless at Bridgestone Arena

Is there anyone else you’d rather be singing about going to hell with than The Pretty Reckless? We didn’t think so. The band opened for Shinedown on The Revolution’s Live Tour, following Diamante and stepping onstage to a warmed up crowd. The Pretty Reckless had previously had to cancel their own headlining tour twice due to the pandemic, so it was a long-awaited sight for all to see them performing live.

The Pretty Reckless kicked off their set with a bang and a cover of Soundgarden’s “Loud Love” before moving into their own “Since You’re Gone” followed by their most recent single “Only Love Can Save Me Now.” Frontwoman Taylor Momsen had the crowd sing along with the call and response in “Heaven Knows,” while also asking for audience help singing “Going to Hell,” where everyone enthusiastically screamed the lyrics. “Going to Hell” featured a guitar solo by Ben Phillips, where he walked the length the runway and treated us to a couple of minutes of pure guitar goodness.

With a truly stacked setlist, they fit as many fan-favorites as they could in the 8 song set, which only left the audience wanting more.

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Shinedown at Bridgestone Arena

Shinedown stopped by Nashville with only a few shows left on the Revolution’s Live Tour. Shinedown formed in the early 2000’s, so they’re no strangers to the stage, and they certainly gave us all a show. With an opening to the set that celebrated getting back out to tour after shutting down for the pandemic, the members walked proudly out on stage to the deafening cheers of the audience. That would be the last time for the night that anything as slow as walking would be done on the stage.

Starting us off with “The Saints of Violence and Innuendo,” the energy in the arena could not reach a higher peak. Lead vocalist Brent Smith had the arena with their hands in the air while guitarist Zach Meyers and bassist Eric Bass ran up and down the runway, giving their all into their instruments, and drummer Barry Kerch kept up the headbanging at the back of the stage. Towards the end of the song, the stage was lit up with pillars of flames, making the audience roar along with Smith.

The energy, of course, did not dim throughout the night. Shinedown played old favorites and new, including the title track off of their upcoming seventh studio album Planet Zero which comes out July 1st.

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DIAMANTE at Bridgestone Arena

Diamante kicked off the third to last show of the Revolution’s Live Tour in Nashville, opening with “Ghost Myself,” her 2020 single that is also on her most recent album American Dream. This being a rock concert, there were no worries about the audience being quiet or bored in her opening act, as Diamante and the audience kept the energy at a high from the opening notes until the end of the set.

Diamante wore a Nashville Predators hockey jersey for the first two songs, much to the delight of the crowd since it’s officially the NHL playoffs. Diamante told everyone that her first arena show was here at Bridgestone Arena, so Nashville and this venue holds a special place in her heart.

She also surprised everyone by bringing out Ajay Popoff from Lit to join her in performing “American Dream.” The two worked all sides of the stage, with Diamante ending up with a foot on the drum kit and everyone else headbanging below.

Take a look below for photos from the show.

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ericdoa at Bowery Ballroom

Performing at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on April 28, ericdoa effortlessly showcased the three main pillars behind his music — evolution, experimentation, and inclusivity. 

With a performance that included mosh pits, backflips from audience members on stage (audience members Eric knew by name might we add), and consistent checks on the safety of the front row crowd, it’s easy to see why the musician has had such a positive trajectory in his career. 

Eric’s talent for blending raw emotion with beats that toe the line between experimental and radio friendly are what attract people to his music — his genuine nature and relatability transform them into dedicated fans. 

Signing to Interscope Records in 2021, the artist’s debut track “fantasize” was an instant success, with over 20 million streams generated. Eric was cemented as an influential artist when his release “sad4whattt” was featured on Season 2, Episode 4 of HBO’s drama Euphoria.

ericdoa is currently working on releasing his next project. In the meantime, check out his current releases here

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The Band Camino in Dallas

Returning from a short tour hiatus brought about by vocal strain for band member Jeffery Jordan, The Band Camino’s sold out show in Dallas did not disappoint. It was evidently clear that the band was ecstatic to be back performing – they played with all the urgency and energy pent up from the Phoenix show they were forced to cancel just days before picking back up in Dallas.

The band powered through a 20-something song setlist with incredible energy and stamina, only occasionally taking their foot off the gas to share a couple of intimate moments with the crowd. Jordan admitted that the Dallas show was special, mentioning that besides Nashville where the band has their roots, Dallas is their most played city – a second home, of sorts. 

The Tour Camino is the band’s first headline tour since 2019. They played plenty of tunes from their newest self-titled album along with fan favorites like “Daphne Blue” and “See Through” from their 2019 release, Tryhard. With sold-out venues filled with fans who sing along to every song, it’s clear that the group amassed a larger following over the pandemic. 

Backed by killer openers, Hastings and Flor, The Tour Camino is one you don’t want to miss. If you’re able to catch one of their shows, you’re in for a night of singing, dancing, and everything good about live music. Check out the photos below from the show. Images by Natalie Perez.

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Fletcher // Concert Photos

Take a look through our gallery below of Fletcher playing at Echo Lounge and Music Hall in Dallas on March 9th.

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alt-J // The Dream Tour

Nashville celebrated the night of Mardi Gras by attending the co-headlined Dream Tour at Nashville Municipal Auditorium, and alt-J was the final band to play. alt-J opened up their set with “Something Good,” and revealed to the audience the screened-in box that made up their stage. Projected images danced across those screens, resulting in visuals that were ethereal, abstract, and mesmerizing.

alt-J played songs off of their latest album The Dream, including “Bane” and “U&ME.” The screens around the stage lifted for the duration of “Matilda,” in which the audience was invited to sing along to the more intimate song, and then the screens came back down for the rest of the night. Along with the new music, alt-J played all of our old favorites, closing out the show with “Left Hand Free” and “Breezeblocks.”

Take a look at our gallery for photos of the night!

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Portugal. The Man at Nashville Municipal Auditorium

Nashville celebrated the night of Mardi Gras by attending the co-headlined Dream Tour at Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Portugal. The Man took the stage before alt-J, playing fan-favorite singles such as “Live in the Moment” and “Feel It Still,” along with their latest “What, Me Worry?” The audience raved for the wild light show that accompanied the set, and sang their hearts out as Portugal. The Man ended their portion of the show with “Purple Yellow Red and Blue.”

And the most meaningful part of the night was just before Portugal. The Man took the stage, where they acknowledged and honored the Indigenous people whose land they were performing on. In this case, the Cherokee and Shawnee tribes, among others. The moment was much appreciated by all in attendance.

Take a look at our gallery for images from the night!

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iDKHOW at Brooklyn Bowl

I Don’t Know How But They Found Me opened up their show in Nashville on February 21st with their latest hit “Leave Me Alone” to the delight of hundreds of fans. They kept the energy high up until the proclaimed sad portion of the show where they played “Need You Here” and “Door” before moving into the proclaimed selfish portion of the evening. Here, lead singer Dallon Weekes decided to play a cover of “Someday” by The Strokes just for his own enjoyment.

iDKHOW also included a couple of songs from The Brobecks, the former band of Weekes and drummer Ryan Seaman. The band had the crowd sing along during these two songs, even going as far as to have the audience harmonize, which was a daring decision with beautiful results.

They closed out the show with fan-favorite “Razzmatazz” while teasing that it was up to everyone at Brooklyn Bowl if that was going to be their last song or not. Of course, the crowd chose encore performances.