You bought the ticket, you should enjoy the entire bill.
Ryan Hemsworth is touring with fellow Canadian brother-and-sister duo, Tennyson, and their music is so fitting for this show. Tennyson makes moody, sample-based electronic music that evokes a sense of longing and nostalgia, which is surprising, considering how young they are. Not that it matters, because their music is so fun to listen to, with compelling rhythms, bleeps and bloops, and plenty of synth. Check out “You’re Cute,” or standout track, “With You.”
Gila Monsta and Vase, a producer and rapper, respectively, have joined forces to create Gorgeous Children, an experimental rap duo with a penchant for slick raps over icy beats. Their music calls to mind that of Evian Christ, Jacques Greene (who they’re touring with), or even Death Grips. Seriously, these guys are amazing, and each of their songs is worth a listen from beginning to end. You definitely do not want to miss out on their performance.
Mikky Ekko is a singer-songwriter with a syrupy-smooth voice and catchy songs. My immediate comparison is that he reminds me of Sam Smith, but with a harder, slightly grittier edge. He makes radio-friendly indie pop music and has even co-written for Rihanna and remixed Little Dragon. He manages to be easy to listen to, while remaining interesting, and sometimes that’s all you want from an artist.
Ploy is yet another band that is making a splash among the local music scene. This synthpop band has their skill mastered, and every song that they put out is infectiously catchy. Stand out tracks include “VRSDNT,” and “Beyond the Plain,” but if we’re being completely honest, they’re all good.
Abhi//Dijon are a Maryland-based production duo who have been making a splash across the internet. Their music sounds like what would happen if you were to take your favorite R&B tracks and played them underwater. Their muffled sound makes for some really mellowed-out soundscapes. Their entire debut EP is worth a listen, but a standout track is their most recent one, “Twelve.”