Slogan “Keep. Austin Weird” makes no sense. It implies that oddities require effort and maintenance, such as laundry bills or monthly bills. But on the fourth and last night rolling stoneThe Future of Music Showcase has a lot of weird and cool stuff.
The mood of ACL Live at the Moody Theater is a mix of SXSW and St. Patrick’s Day on Friday nights. with a crowd wearing leprechaun top hats Men in full Santa costumes, light sticks, and more. The opening duo from Atlanta Coco & Clair Clair only adds to the ultimate party vibe. “Make some noise. We are crazy!” they screamed.
Don’t feel bad if you don’t already know this group. They ruined their careers on TikTok, where 40,000 videos made for the glittering “Pretty” bop. (It’s played 80 million times on Spotify, so maybe you don’t look too cool.) They ran through the intersection of their latest release. sexyincluding “Be With U,” “Love Me,” “Pop Star,” and “The Hills,” a tribute to “Malibu and Starbucks.” Like the cheeky “Wishy Washy” intro line, “It’s 3 a.m. He pulls up my blog/We go to the mall, I’m buying Nike Shox/No, I’m not weird. But he treats me like a Bach/I’m speechless. He’s my dog, Iggy Pop.” Now some raw power.
“We always knew our songs would go viral on TikTok,” they said. Fader. “It was something we were almost waiting for because many of them were lovely, bubble beats with funny lyrics. It makes sense for the TikTok formula.”
This was followed by singer and actress Coco Jones, conquering audiences with her R&B songs and stunning stage performances. “We’ll show up!” she announced, wearing gorgeous black stockings and heels. “But you have to sing. Because I can see everyone’s faces.” In a short 30-minute scene that in a perfect world would take hours. She introduces theater through gems from her EP. what i didn’t tell youreleased last year Before her debut in “Caliber”, she spread some knowledge. “Basically This song is about having your standards (and) telling someone what you want. If they can’t give you what you want, bye!”
A fan shouted Chloe Bailey’s name before she took the stage. The starlet, known as the sister half of the Chloe x Halle duo, appeared in a fire red and black long-sleeve leotard as the words “BOOTY SO BIG” flashed across the screen. flanked by dancers She opened with her debut solo single, “Have Mercy,” followed by songs like “Pray It Away” and the serene “Treat Me.”
“I have an album coming up,” she says, beaming. “It’s my first solo album. and it is called in pieces. There is not a day that I am not satisfied like this. Because you don’t know this album is truly a part of my heart. I’ve been through a lot Because I’m sure we’ve all been here. And I used music as therapy to get through it. To help me believe in myself more.”
After Genrus provides a brief but exciting scene, Mikayla Simpson greets her bright cowboy hat and lovable fans. The Jamaican Spanish Town star, performing as Koffee, radiates in her merry reggae-tinged dance. Hall and Pop including songs from her debut giftedWearing a black denim outfit with a red beanie. She impressed the audience with not only her music. “I have a question,” she says before entering the astonishing “Lonely.” “Is there a lover in the house tonight? Who is dating their partner? Someone you like? … You guys are lonely!”
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“Optimism is the theme,” Coffee tells us. gifted In 2021, “It will be a very interesting turning point for those who know my music before. and for people to discover me too I thought it was going to be really great.” And when the Future of Music show ended after four days of great music in Austin, that’s what it is
(Full disclosure: In 2021, Rolling Stone’s parent company, P-MRC, acquired a 50 percent stake in SXSW.)