Farewell to Summer: Cat Janice, Oshun, Benny Sings and more Coming Up at Union Stage

Cat Janice + Fellowcraft + Elizabeth II

Friday, August 30, 2019 · Doors 7 / Show 8 · Tickets

Born out of the Washington, D.C. music scene, Cat Janice has grown from her musical roots into an indie rock sensation. Recently featured on Country Music Television’s popular TV show Redneck Island, with her song “Fire”, she has been appearing in spots such as DC Music Rocks and Another Wasted Hour. Laying sharp vocals over jazzy undertones, her music glides through the speakers and when performed live are even more exciting and intriguing. Cat Janice’s lyrics present mature themes with young and vibrant energy and her potential as a new artist is quickly growing.

Arts N Beats & Union Stage presents:
Oshun + Matt McGhee + Jahsonic

Saturday, August 31, 2019 · Doors 7 / Show 8 · Tickets

As if attending university as a full-time student wasn’t hard enough, the incredible duo, OSHUN, stayed full-time students while touring the U.S. and Brazil and creating groundbreaking music. Bringing digital and acoustic sounds together, the African rooted tones and harmonic textures melt together to become the unique sound of OSUN. Their debut mixtape ASASE YAA was released in 2015 and since then, they’ve been recognized by various media outlets and gained a huge online following. In preparation for their upcoming debut album “Bittersweet”, they created captivating visuals to accompany their sounds. Arts ‘n Beats teams up with Union Stage to present Oshun on Saturday, August 31 and it is a show you won’t want to miss!

The Green · New Kingston · FeelFree

Thursday, September 5 2019 · Doors 7 / Show 8 · Tickets

Four Na Hoku Hanohano awards, winner of “Best Reggae Album”, group of the year and two #1 Billboard Reggae chart debuts only scrapes the surface accomplishments The Green has racked in during their career that began in O’hu Hawai’i in 2009. Wht started out as good fun between six friends turned into a national sensation and The Green became the first reggae bands from Hawai’i to extensively tour the mainland. The band took their efforts international to locations including New Zeland and Japan while supporting bands like Bruno Mars, Rebelution, Michael Franti, SoJA and Damian Marley. The quickly approaching release date of October 20 for their fourth studio album is keeping The Green busy as they tour the US headlining a winter tour.

Blanco White

Friday, September 6, 2019 · Doors 8 / Show 9 · Tickets

Londoner Josh Edwards began Blanco White as a solo project in hopes of tying together his studies of Andalusian music with his personal musical roots. After studying guitar in Cádiz (Spain) and the Andean instrument the charango in Sucre (Bolivia), he grasped the intricacies of these instruments and through Blanco White, was able to deliver them to the world in digestible, unique records. Edwards first EP was self-produced and published through Yucatan Records, but the most recent EP published in 2017, Colder Heavens, was created with help from producer Ian Grimble, who has a myriad of personal accomplishments. The recent singles released from Blanco White have been carefully crafted records showcasing the talents and understandings of the band. With every new record, the band  makes massive strides towards honing their sound and as they tour the US again in 2019, they’re sure to surprise and impress crowds around the country.

Jupiter Coyote

Saturday, September 7, 2019 · Doors 3 / Show 3:30 · Tickets

29-years into their career as a band, Jupiter Coyote is nowhere near slowing down as they embark on another round of shows this winter and continue to record their live shows to share with the world. JC has never been shy of collaboration either as they’ve shared the stage with The Allman Brothers Band, Dave Matthews, Widespread Panic, and more. All shows with or without these bands bring the same energy to the audience and Jupiter Coyote’s family-like dynamic adds to the homey and lively feel of their shows. With such deep history as a band, it’s easy to get comfortable and repetitive but JC ensures that between the guide (banjo neck, Stratocaster body), complex vocal harmonies and crazy lyrical abilities there is never a shortage of new and interesting content on their albums.

Benny Sings

Saturday, September 7, 2019 · Doors 8 / Shows 9 · Tickets

Six albums deep into his career and Benny Sings is only getting better and better. The most recent release, City Pop, is some of his most interesting work to date. Inspired by cities all around the world including New York, La, Tokyo, Paris, and his hometown of Amsterdam, City Pop both relaxes the audience and draws them in. From being the first Dutch guest on NPR’s Tiny Desk to touring the world and collaborating with huge artists, Benny Sings has created his own universe where his sound lives. HIs records are made with a variety of instruments and sounds such as steady drums beats, intricate wind instrumentation, and synth sounds sprinkled all over the music. Each song he makes feels like it comes from completely different backgrounds, but each album comes together in an incredibly cohesive and comfortable vibe. City Pop also has a long list of talented artists who feature on the album, as did the 2015 album Studio. Benny Sings gathers the most important and talented people he’s met through his travels and collaborates to help the beautiful and unique ideas in his head come to life.


By Carly Bruckner