Cool Shows Next Week 5/8 – 5/15/2022


Monday 5/9
Jesse McCartney / Jamie Miller at the Fillmore – TICKETS

Jamie Miller is fresh off the release of his new single “Last Call,” accompanied by an official music video directed by award-winning filmmaker Andrew Sandler (Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj). Jamie celebrated the release of “Last Call” with the debut national TV performance of the track on The Kelly Clarkson Show, streaming now HERE. With a packed 2022 already underway, Jamie is preparing to embark on his first full US tour, supporting Jesse McCartney’s “The New Stage Tour 2022” with 30+ dates getting underway in May.
Jamie has amassed over 450M global streams, 2.5 million TikTok followers and over 210 million YT views. “Last Call” comes before the eagerly anticipated arrival of Jamie’s debut EP, Broken Memories, due everywhere on Friday, April 29. Broken Memories was first heralded earlier this year with the Welsh-born, Los Angeles-based artist’s most heartfelt and personal single to date, “I Lost Myself In Loving You,” now boasting well over 18M global streams and over 6M individual views the official video. Jamie Miller kicked off what’s set to be an eventful 2022 with the premiere of “Wishes,” recorded for the soundtrack of the hit Korean TV drama series Snowdrop, starring Jisoo of BLACKPINK and currently airing globally on Disney+. Last year saw Miller make a major splash with his breakout hit “Here’s Your Perfect,” which spent 13 weeks on Billboard’s “Global Ex-US” chart fueled by over 380M global streams to date and over 90M video views via YouTube.

Friday 5/13
Destroyer at the Turf Club – TICKETS

Destroyer’s latest album, LABYRINTHITIS, brims with mystic and intoxicating terrain, the threads of Dan Bejar’s notes woven through by a trove of allusions at once eerily familiar and intimately perplexing. The record circuitously draws ever inward, each turn offering giddy surprise, anxious esoterica, and thumping emotionality at equal odds. “Do you remember the mythic beast?” Bejar asks at the outset of “Tintoretto, It’s for You,” the album’s first single, casting torchlight over the labyrinth’s corridors. “Tintoretto, it’s for you/ The ceiling’s on fire and the contract is binding.” Delivered in a Marlene Dietrich smolder, Bejar’s lyrical menace seeps like smoke through the brazen march’s woozy synths and dizzied guitar. “There’s some character here that feels new to me, a low drawl, an evening gown draped over a piano,” Bejar says of the song. Throughout, LABYRINTHITIS insists that everything’s not all right, but that even isolation and dissolution can be a source of joystepping into the sunlight at the other end of the maze in your ear, Bejar strolling alongside like a wild-maned, leisure suited minotaur.

Saturday 5/14
Nilüfer Yanya at the Fine Line – TICKETS

It does not take long listening to West London-based singer-songwriter Nilüfer Yanya’s music to realise that playing by the rules has never been her forte. First discovered at 20 years old after uploading her sparse, acoustic demos to Soundcloud, Yanya quickly made a name for herself following the release of her first three EPs. Starting with Small Crimes in 2016, her early releases set the stage for Yanya’s artistry as a lo-fi bedroom pop artist who could spin deftly weaved guitars and honeyed vocals into earworm melodies. Her brand of heartfelt indie pop led to support slots playing alongside likeminded artists such as Mitski, The xx, and Sharon Van Etten, along with receiving a litany of accolades including being longlisted for BBC Sound of 2018.

As the daughter of two visual artists (her Irish-Barbadian mother is a textile designer and her Turkish-born father’s work is exhibited at the British Museum) creativity was always destined for Yanya’s future. First picking up the guitar at 12, she credits her love for music to her parents’ music collection and her school, which offered subsidised music classes. “It was life changing for me,” Yanya says of her school days as we sit outside a Ladbroke Grove café, “having that community in school was really good for everyone else as well, even if they’re not doing music.”

Mpackt opening for No Cap at the Skyway – TICKETS

At 19, hip-hop/rap artist Mpackt is off and running with his career – with lots of new material to release, and will soon be going on a national tour as part of the ‘Mr. Crawford Tour’ for NoCap.

“I want to thank my backers on Kickstarter and everyone who makes a pledge,” says Mpackt. “I’m excited to give back with the rewards we have set up Kickstarter and to meet everyone out on this tour. I honestly believe what fans can expect from me on this upcoming tour with NoCap is a breath of fresh air. I believe I am bringing some new life with old-school elements to the hip hop and rap community. I think my music has a lot of elements that people will relate and connect to along with the energy that I have to bring to the table with my live show.”