This past weekend, Miguel kicked off his Wildheart Tour in Texas, supporting his wildly anticipated third release of the same name. Wildheart is a fresh take on R&B, blending elements of psychedelia and the inexplicable new sound that many are dubbing “future-soul” to create a unique project that can be jammed during more activities than just the horizontal tango. Miguel kicked the tour off in Austin on Friday, July 24 at Emo’s before moving onto Dallas at South Side Ball Room and Houston at Warehouse Live, all the while performing with his incredible live band. Also, female blues-rocker/singer Dorothy opened for each date. Check out the photos from the Miguel Texas shows, including a sold out Houston show, below:
Today, Miguel released Wildheart, his third studio album and first full release in almost three years. The album features Miguel crooning over beautiful production, much of which is unorthodox in terms of the typical R&B you hear encapsulating the Top 40 these days. Miguel has a sound of his own and with a full band to accompany him on his Wildheart Tour hitting Texas next month, we know this is going to be an amazing experience for music lovers of all different kinds. Check out his performance on Jimmy Kimmel last night (below) and Good Morning America this morning plus a review of the album by the New York Times. You can also grab tickets below, stream the album here or here and buy the regular album and deluxe album as well on iTunes.
We’ve been working with Sir Michael Rocks for awhile now — ever since The Cool Kids days. It’s been amazing to watch him grow as a personal artist and to finally get him down to Texas on some solo shit. He killed all four of his shows in Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio with Dallas selling out well in advance. Check out more photos from the shows below:
Shlohmo is one of the most creative and unique artists currently creating music. Last weekend he packed out three shows in Austin, Houston and Dallas, bringing along Nick Melons and Purple for opener duties, neither of which disappointed, completely holding their own by putting on very amazing sets of their own. If you haven’t listened to Shlohmo’s most recent release, Dark Red, that he dropped this past Friday, stream it here or buy it here. Check photos from each of the three artists from this past weekend below.
The hip-hop legends Immortal Technique and Talib Kweli are currently on tour as The People’s Champions. Stopping through Dallas and Houston together along with Tech playing two solo shows in Austin and San Antonio, the shows were nothing short of non-stop incredible moments with both artists spitting truth in their rhymes, only stopping to speak further realness to the crowd. Each evening also featured opening sets from Chino XL, CF, Hasan Salaam – hosted by Poison Pen – and NIKO IS on each Talib date. Check out more photos below. We look forward to getting these amazing artists back to Texas as soon as possible.
Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, Kyle has postponed his three Texas shows:
4/3 – Austin @ Holy Mountain
4/4 – San Antonio @ Alamo City Music Hall
4/5 – Houston @ Warehouse Live
THE SHOWS WILL STILL BE HAPPENING, JUST AT A LATER DATE STILL TO BE DETERMINED. If anyone would like to request a refund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND YOU CAN KEEP YOUR TICKETS AND THEY WILL BE HONORED FOR THE NEW SHOWS. ScoreMore would like to thank you in advance for your understanding in this matter and we look forward to seeing you at Kyle’s shows when he makes it down to Texas. Follow us on our social media and we will update you as soon as we receive info on his updated show dates.
Click here to listen to Dark Red, Shlohmo’s latest album, streaming now on The New York Times website. The album will officially be released next Tuesday, April 7th. Shlohmo will be performing alongside a live band this weekend for three Texas dates so stream the album before you see him with Purple (also performing with a live band) and Nick Melons. You can cop tickets at the links below:
Less than a year ago, Logic hit Texas and there might have been 150 people in the room – the OG fans, those that have been fans since the mixtape days. Since then, he dropped his debut album, Under Pressure, which sold 73,000 copies it’s first week and 93,000+ to date, allowing for him to continue to grow his fan base – or as he calls them, the RattPack – to an unbelievable level. That’s why the same room he played in Austin last time, Emo’s, sold over 1,500 more tickets this time. He sold out Houston, Dallas, Austin AND San Antonio – all days in advance. Here are some of the reasons why:
Logic knows how to connect with his fans. During his Dallas show a few days ago, someone in the crowd had a seizure. RIGHT as Logic got off the stage, he found out what hospital the fan had been admitted to and went directly there to check on him and hang out. During the meet and greet before his Austin show, a fan was wearing a “Rap with Logic or Die Trying” t-shirt. Logic told him he wouldn’t be able to get on stage just by wearing the t-shirt, but after a few songs, Logic noticed the fan, ten or so rows back, rapping every word and invited him up on stage.
“I’m gonna be your hype man,” Logic said and what went down next was truly amazing, a dream for any hip-hop head – the kid knew every word, bringing the house down with a surprisingly solid stage presence.
While Logic’s album was still being produced, he was trying to get a sample from Vanilla Sky cleared – one of Penelope Cruz’s lines from the film. When he tried to get in touch with her and her people, she was off in Spain and couldn’t be reached, according to Logic. Instead of dropping the idea for the song, Logic remembered a fan from Austin that he met during his previous visit, who had a beautiful Columbian accent, and requested that she come record Cruz’s line so he could avoid having to clear the sample. Logic pointed her out during his show last night in Austin and told the aforementioned story.
He also spent a portion of his show pointing out fans in the crowd, asking them their names, ages, where they were from and personally thanking them for coming to the show and for being fans.
It’s not everyday that you see things like this in the world of live music or music in general. Logic is a genuine human being who knows the value of personally connecting with the people who support him. He is a breath of fresh air and we hope he continues to see all the success he deserves.
Thanks to everyone who came to the shows this time around. It was truly an incredible experience and we’re glad you could all be a part of it with us. See below for more photos from the Houston and San Antonio dates and we’ll see y’all next time Logic comes through.
Mick Jenkins is quickly becoming one of the dopest in the game – some would say he’s already there. It’s just a matter of time before this guy is selling out huge venues. For those of you that got the chance to see him the past two nights in Dallas and Houston with Kirk Knight, Saba Pivot and Noname Gypsy, you are some of the lucky ones. You’re ahead of the curve. Mick is one of the livest performers we’ve seen in awhile and we can’t wait for his next two shows with us – tonight in San Antonio at Alamo City Music Hall and this Tuesday in Austin at Holy Mountain for Red Bull Sound Select with Blue, the Misfit, Mike Floss and WhyJae ($3 with RSVP). Check out the rest of the photos from Houston last night and RSVP for the RBSS show below:
Photos 1 – 11: Mick Jenkins
Photos 12 – 18: Kirk Knight
Photos 19 – 20: Saba Pivot
Photos 21 – 23: Noname Gypsy
PARTYNEXTDOOR stopped through Texas this past weekend for two sold-out shows. This was our second time doing a Texas run with the OVO R&B phenom and, once again, he did nothing but absolutely blow everyone who was lucky enough to get a ticket away. We cannot wait to get this guy back down here to the Lone Star State and it’s only been a couple days since he left. Check out photos from both shows below.