Looking forward to another strong weekend at Union Stage this September! We got Eurobeats Festival on Friday and Saturday (free RSVPs open!!), plus shows from these great artists. Read up, take a listen, and scoop your tickets ASAP!
Sunday September 29, 2019
Doors 6:30 / Show 7:30
Landon Cube carefully balances his singer/songwriter vibes and his creativity as a producer with his new album, Orange. As a Maryland native, he went to high school and finished up his first album in his home studio drawing heavy influence from Frank Ocean, Major Lazer and Justin Bieber. From earlier stripped down acoustic covers to the now glossy high-production original works, Landon Cube hones his sound and continues to put out exciting, progressive pop singles.
Monday September 30, 2019
Doors 6:30 / Show 7:39
Carrying intensely dynamic modern pop vibes is singer/songwriter John Splithoff. With a familiar yet unique sound, he’s grown intensely since his first 2013 EP The Move. His sound takes jazz and straight-ahead synths and wraps them around his strong vocals. In 2018 he released Make It Happen, an album with themes of yearning, hope, and deep personal experiences. Splithoff shares his music because he wants “people to actually feel good physically when they listen to what [he’s] doing.” His songs are laced with optimism and dread but can hit home for so many people. Recent appearances at Lollapalooza and Bonnarroo have fueled him for the 2019 tour and you won’t want to miss him at Union Stage.
Wednesday October 2, 2019
Doors 6:30 / 7:30
47Soul might be new to Union Stage but is rooted in ancient sounds. Originally formed in Amman Jordan in 2013, the lineup of band members spans from the Galilee through the rest of Palestine. Using sounds that have been around the Arab World for centuries, they bring new energy and urgency to their songs. The lyrics switch continuously from Arabic to English drawing the listener in and challenge the audience to understand the place the band was in when they wrote the music. Themes in the most recent album, Balfron Promise, touch on equality and freedom (both in their home base of Bilad Al-Sham and throughout the world). Each show provokes dance and a sense of letting go for the audience and 47Soul will surely bring that same energy on Wednesday at Union Stage.
Monday October 7, 2019
Doors 7 / Show 8
Commonly described as a shapeshifting sound, Elder Island’s vibes are undeniably distinctive. Each song flows in and out of the one that precedes it putting the listener in some sort of trance while listening. The individuals in the trio each bring their creativity to the party forming unfamiliar instrumentation that melts together to create a beat that draws you in. Katy, Luke Thorton, and David Havard together have perfected their collaboration of cello bass and synth into sounds that span from straight-ahead indie to electronica pop. The most recent album published in 2019, The Omnitone Collection, is exactly as they’ve named. Every track offers a different tone but comes together to form a surprisingly cohesive collection. After two years without the release of a new album, Elder Island is going all-in for this tour and will visit Union Stage on October 7th!
By Carly Buckner