It’s Wavy at Smith’s Olde Bar
It's Wavy at Smith's Olde Bar
Local Atlanta rap artist KZ put together the first Wavy Day on Friday, showcasing some of the city’s popular and promising musicians like Jaylon Ashaun, Bri Broskie, OG Jonny D, Whereischo and J Wesley. The venue on the second floor of Smith’s Olde Bar provided an intimate setting that allowed the crowd to feel connected to the artists.
The concert started off with DJ OG Jonny D, who was for the most part a good opener, despite only playing slightly remixed versions of radio songs. The highlight of his performance was when he played one original song, which left much of the audience wishing to hear more of his original content instead of overplayed throwbacks.
Bri Broskie followed with a smooth acoustic flavor of original songs and mash-ups. Her soft voice and rhythmic guitar had the audience nodding along in attention.
Unfortunately, shortly after Bri Broskie left the stage, the lights went out with an announcement that the entire block lost power after someone hit a pole down the street. After 30 minutes of waiting, though, Whereischo took the stage and injected the cold crowd with new life.
Whereischo seemed to thrive on coming back from a long break with danceable songs. He had an undeniable charisma on stage. His two special guests for a couple songs brought a nice variety to the performance.
After energizing the crowd Wherischo passed off the mic, letting J Wesley take the stage with pop-rock guitar solos that had the crowd jumping up and down. Halfway through his performance, he brought KZ on stage to thank him for putting Wavy Day together and performed with him.
KZ brought a blend of freestyle and a pre-written chorus that flowed smoothly over the top of J Wesley’s guitar riffs.
After a short break to set up, Jaylon Ashaun took the stage with his inspirational rhythm and blues. He immediately captivated the room in an absolutely standout performance, among an already stellar group of artists. It was clear that Jaylon Ashaun is an artist who can move a crowd.
The show finished up with a performance from KZ and Scotty Z, closing with cool hip-hop sounds. Their songs had choruses that were easy to pick up and sing along to. The pair were a nice way to end the night.
Despite an unforeseen interruption, Wavy Day went well with great performances from almost every artist, making it an easy recommendation to catch any of their shows in the future.
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