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MARIAH THE SCIENTIST “To Be Eaten Alive Tour”+ Support By: TBA“It starts with the gift,” says Mariah Buckles. “It starts with the gift, and then you break that gift down and give it to others.” This is the philosophy that’s driven Buckles, known fondly as Mariah The Scientist by her highly-engaged fanbase, and governed what’s already been an awe-inspiring career just a half-decade in. The singer, songwriter and visionary hails from Atlanta, GA, and began building her loyal following with a four-song EP, To Die For, released to Soundcloud in 2018. Two EPs and two studio albums later, she’s established herself as a star-to-watch on R&B’s next frontier, and she will reinforce that sentiment with the release of her highly-anticipated new album, To Be Eaten Alive, her first full-length project in over two years. To Be Eaten Alive is a masterclass on Mariah’s inner conscience and artistry, which have been interwoven from the onset of her career. “Making music is like exploiting your trauma,” she says. Despite that challenge, the ATLien truly believes that the only way she can make music with integrity is to put her DNA into it, and traces of it are all over To Be Eaten Alive. Mariah dives headfirst into a bevy of emotionally challenging topics, whether it’s the romantic uncertainty of “Bout Mine,” or the longing of the 21 Savage-featured “77 Degrees.” In addition to the familiar depth of Mariah’s songwriting, TBEA is the most sonically versatile release of her career to this point. Kaytranada joins the party on “Out of Luck,” an enthralling change of pace that Mariah maneuvers with ease, and Young Thug makes for a seamless partner on the album’s acoustic-only closer, “Ride.” Despite her obvious growth, Mariah The Scientist has not strayed from what makes her great, and unique. Born in Atlanta, GA in the late 1990s, Mariah The Scientist began her musical journey, whether or not she’d realized it, when she was just a child. She was exposed to a variety of musical styles and genres at an early age by her father, and her curiosity only grew from there. This made for quite the full-circle moment in 2022. “Coldplay comes [to Atlanta], someone that he was definitely playing for me as a child, and then I open for them,” Mariah recalls. In her late teenage years, she moved to NYC to study biology at St. John’s University. However, her musical curiosity would not stay quelled, and she eventually made the difficult decision to halt her scholastic pursuit to chase her dreams. To Die For gave her a reputation on campus as an artist with promise. It wasn’t long before her buzz reached further than the St. John’s student body. “I had to decide if I was or wasn’t going to re-enroll, and it was fine. We signed a million-dollar deal a year later.” Thus, the “Mariah The Scientist” we know today was born. Mariah’s career thus far is a testament to the result of an artist’s disciplined approach to their work. Despite opportunities to leverage the streaming landscape of today, she’s remained steadfast on her mission to not cheat her fans, instead opting for concise projects that maximize her abilities rather than bloat runtimes. The industry has taken notice. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Youngboy Never Broke Again have tapped Mariah for her talents on recent album campaigns, and she’s played marquee festivals like Coachella and Pitchfork. In addition to new music, she’s also got her sights set on appropriate methods of improving her stock with brands. Even there, her strategy persists. “It doesn’t matter how much money they want to spend. Sometimes it’s just more about the quality than the quantity.
THE LOX Live In Concert!Celebrating 25 Years of “Money, Power, & Respect”
TANA With catchy chameleonic flows, a predilection for otherworldly melodies, and skill that belies his age, 15-year-old rapper and creator tana roots his vision in versatility. The Columbus, GA native presents an ambitious perspective on hip-hop, separating himself from the pack by disregarding convention and pushing past every boundary. Initially performing under the name BabySantana, he slowly but surely gained traction with a series of uploads on Soundcloud. In 2020, Lil Tecca jumped on the remix to his song “Prada,” which debuted at #1 on SoundCloud’s New & Hot chart and Pitchfork called a “must-hear.” He parlayed this momentum into an explosion with “Antisocial (feat. Slump6s)”, gathering 76.1 million Spotify streams and 5.6 million YouTube views. Its sequel, “Antisocial 2” [feat. Slump6s, Yung Fazo, Xhulooo, SSGKobe], posted up 23 million Spotify streams, as “14” [with KA$HDAMI] reeled in another 24 million Spotify streams. On his rise, XXL said, “more and more artists are grasping hip-hop earlier than ever, and creating it in their own way. BabySantana surely fits the bill.” After amassing hundreds of millions of streams and earning acclaim, tana emerges as an inimitable force on his 2022 debut mixtape, GAULTIER [Galactic Records/Republic Records], with more to come.
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chelsxnavy + rxnz0 present Ragers vs Rockstars 2023!!!! An annual underground music event like no other highlighting and supporting the youth and local rockstars. Come join us in the pits for a night of music, fun and rockstar lifestyles. Are you a real rager? Who will you choose? RAGERS OR ROCKSTARS?
HONEY REVENGE”THE RETROVISION TOUR”+ Support By: POLLYANNA & COLORBLINDHoney Revenge consisting of Devin Papadol (vocals) and Donovan Lloyd (guitar) are a pop-rock band creating a buzz out of Los Angeles, CA. The band is taking the music scene by storm with new singles “Worst Apology” and “Airhead” being the lead up to their massive track, “Habitual” — “”Habitual” is a fun, dancy reflection of my own negative attitude. Sometimes it’s important to acknowledge how much your mindset can affect your mental health and overall quality of life.” Says Devin Papadol regarding the song. Their single “Are You Impressed” has gained notable support from Radio 1. The duo have spent the past year working on their debut record, ‘Retrovision’, collaborating with producers Josh Strock (MGK, Motionless in White, Ice Nine Kills), Zach Jones (AS IT IS, Nova Twins) and Kris Crummett (Dance Gavin Dance, Issues.) Honey Revenge has been featured by Rock Sound, idobi radio, MTV, Kerrang! and State Of The Scene Podcast. Honey Revenge has two national tours with performances to countless sold out crowds under their belt. They have previously shared the stage with acts such as Loveless, The Home Team, Rain City Drive and State Champs. This summer the duo is set to do a cross country tour as direct support for Arrows In Action, and plan to hit their first UK show this December. Honey Revenge has prepared a hive worthy of the approaching swarm with their debut record, ‘Retrovision’ is out now via Thriller Records.